Disney will launch a video-streaming site for their content within a year, according CEO Bob Iger. The site will include gaming and will attempt to monetize through micro-payments, pay-per-view, and subscription. Iger, who is a co-owner of Hulu, treaded lightly over how it would impact their business, but, of Netflix, he said, “I’m not in the camp that believes Netflix is going to own the world. I don’t think that’s possible in today’s world.”
Down with hierarchy! The food pyramid has been officially replaced with a sensible plate, where portion size indicates the percentage of nutrition needed, like that of a pie chart (which, ironically, is one of President Obama’s indulgences). “It’s something the average American can look at and get a visual feel for how they can fill up a plate at a meal,” said Robb MacKie, head of the American Bakers Association (and the irony continues…).
The CEO of Alibaba has an innovative idea to help Yahoo: divide it up. “If running a big company isn’t easy, divide it up into a few small companies,” said Ma, whose holding company has a subsidy in Yahoo China.
A cabal of former Latin American leaders, including Mexico, Brazil, and Columbia, have produced a 24-page report on what they call the failed war on drugs. No unsurprisingly, the report calls for experimentation with legalization. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, sharply rejected the arguments (much to the chagrin of the Internet, we’re guessing).
Sources: All Things D, Washington Post, BBC