Bob Iger

Robert Allen "Bob" Iger (born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman and the current chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. He was named president of Disney in 2000, and later succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive in 2005, after a successful effort by Roy E. Disney to shake-up the management of the company. Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios in 2006, following a period of strained relations with the animation studio. He also led the company to acquire Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012, further broadening Disney's intellectual property franchises.
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  • Sheryl Sandberg: I’m Staying at Facebook

    … swirled that Sandberg was a potential replacement for Disney CEO Bob Iger, who announced at that time that he was leaving the company in 2016. Then in April 2014, Sandberg responded to rumors that the reason why she sold off several large parcels of Facebook stock was to prepare to run for a political office, saying on NBC’s Today: I’m glad you raised…

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  • 5 things we learned about YouTube in 2014

    … to present a lot of advantages for Google, particularly for over-the-top consumption,” said Henry. Specifically, content shaped more like TV programming could appeal to a broader range of demographics as well as advertisers more comfortable with that format. YouTube networks are selling for major dough. Massive media companies that want a piece…

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  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    … ESPN’s suspension of Bill Simmons, its most popular writer, has proven problematic for the media company’s own brand. Not only have users rallied to support Simmons, but the move has made ESPN seem more interested in protecting its image (as well as the NFL’s) than addressing domestic violence issues and maintaining its editorial integrity…

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