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What Meg Whitman’s TV Job Says About Tech and Media

Coming to you with a mid-week column, as Tom and I just got off the phone with Meg Whitman, who was talking about her surprise decision to become CEO of a short-form video startup in Los Angeles.

Yup, that Meg Whitman. The outgoing CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which came out of a $22 billion split she orchestrated as the company struggled to be relevant in a world of cloud computing. The failed candidate for California governor. The executive who flirted with Uber but who pulled out or was passed over (it depends who you ask).

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CORRECTION: Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg did business together when Katzenberg ran DreamWorks Animation. They didn't work together at DreamWorks, as an earlier version of this article said. 


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As for her new role, Whitman, always polished, had a lot to say about the “opportunity,” a vague word that is often code for “this is still very much a work in progress.”