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

    … Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg didn’t leave Facebook for Disney, or to run for public office, and she said Tuesday that she’s not leaving the social network for a cabinet position, either. At the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle conference in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, Sandberg addressed speculation that she would serve…

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  • 5 things we learned about YouTube in 2014

    … influencers. They’re buying the tech and workflow, too. In May, Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo stated that the Maker buy was not about IP, but about its underlying tech. Later that month, Disney CEO Bob Iger affirmed that position, adding “we did not believe we had the ability… to distribute as effectively and to sell as effectively…

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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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