Posts tagged "sony"

Amy Pascal To Step Down As Sony Co-Chair

Amy Pascal is stepping down from her position as co-chair of Sony Pictures to launch a production company within Sony. When the company's computers were hacked last year, Pascal's many catty and offensive emails were at the center of the controversy, but it's unclear whether this i…
By: Claire Hannum / February 5, 2015

“The Interview” Will Be Released On Christmas Day After All

Only a few days after President Obama held a press conference and criticized Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters at a cyber hacker's request, the studio has decided to release the movie on its initial premiere date after all. After concluding that the North Korean government was behind…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 23, 2014

Was Amy Adams Booted From “The Today Show” For Refusing To Discuss The Sony Hack?

Amy Adams' appearance on "The Today Show" -- to promote her movie "Big Eyes" -- was canceled at the last minute, reportedly because she said she did not want to talk about the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate] Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot] An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

Sony Hackers’ “Christmas Gift”: An Eerie 9/11 Threat

The so-called Guardians of Peace have apparently released the beginning of their promised and also so-called "Christmas gift," and it consists of the personal emails of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and a dark threat for anyone with plans to go see the Christmas release of The Interview.
By: Newser / December 16, 2014

Channing Tatum’s E-Mail Writing Style Is The Only Positive Thing To Come Out Of The Sony Hack

There’s been a lot of really cruddy news coming out of the Sony e-mail hack - Angelina Jolie was called “a minimally talented spoiled brat;” an executive suggested she should ask President Obama if he liked Django (in context, it was clearly a racial if not flat-out racist statement); Jennifer Lawrence was paid significantly…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

Robocop A Feel

Robots have really come along way in the 00’s, from the bike riding Marata boy to the fan dancing Sony Robot. Just when you thought being entertained by a robot wouldn’t be so bad, an inventor in Beijing has found a scary way to replace humans. Through his company, BUBBY Robot Technologies CO.,…
By: Simcha / February 26, 2008