Funke Opeke, MainOne CEO nominated top EMEA influencer

Funke Opeke, chief executive officer of MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solutions company, has been nominated one of 50 top influencers transforming the data center and cloud landscape in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The nomination, which was done at the Data Center Africa Summit taking place at the DataCloud […]

Andy Rubin wants to disrupt the Apple-Samsung ‘duopoly’

Maybe Apple and Samsung just aren’t bringing their A-game anymore. Andy Rubin, the creator of Google’s Android, offered up that fresh critique Wednesday while speaking to reporters at the Wired Business Conference in New York. Rubin’s statements come a few days after his new startup introduced a premium-tier phone, called the Essential Phone, which will […]

Billionaire transforms club and city

If Manchester City used to be the club boasting high-profile signings on provocative billboards, these days this northern English city’s “noisy neighbor” is taking a more softly, softly approach. Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League derby against rival Manchester United, it’s all about the grand scheme for a club that was once written off for having […]

Roger Ailes’ legacy: Transforming media and politics

In this Aug. 17, 1988 file photo, Vice President George H.W. Bush, left, gets some advice from his media advisor, Roger Ailes, right, as they stand behind the podium at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., prior to the start

Few media titans can claim a lasting legacy. They make their impact felt during stellar careers, and are honored and rewarded for it. Then, one way or another, they pass from the scene as other studio and network bosses, publishers and impresarios take their turns at wielding power and influence. This rule does not apply […]

Bill Gates tells college students what careers he’d pursue today

“Plastics” may have been the career byword for Benjamin Braddock back in “The Graduate,” but things have changed 50 years later. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tweeted out a stream of advice for new college graduates (and anyone else) on Monday, and though he referenced the “plastics” line, Gates has some different suggestions.   1/ New […]