Amazon’s media and entertainment chief Jeff Blackburn is leaving the company, he announced on Friday, the latest high-level exit from the ecommerce-and-cloud giant. Blackburn led Prime Video and Amazon Studios, where he oversaw Amazon’s purchase of MGM, acquisition of streaming rights to National Football League’s Thursday Night Football and release of its pricey Lord of the Rings television...
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Zume, which raised $375 million from SoftBank to automate pizza-making with robots before switching to developing sustainable packaging, has shut down. The company is insolvent and has retained restructuring firm Sherwood Partners to liquidate the assets for the benefit of the creditors, an alternative to bankruptcy, according to Martin Pichinson, Sherwood Partners’ cofounder. It ceased...
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