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 as secretary of the Treasury or secre ...

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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

    … firm Crimson Hexagon. (There have also been a few Simmons haters calling for ESPN to #FireSimmons. But that hashtag and the words “fire Simmons” have generated only 66 tweets.) “Clearly a lot of people do follow Simmons and agree with his position,” said Kirk Wakefield, a professor at Baylor University who specializes in sports marketing. “So he…

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