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Netflix Is Damn Formidable. Tom Rogers (SHS '72)

“Disney’s got an awful lot to work with but Netflix is damn formidable,” says former NBC Cable President and Tivo CEO Tom Rogers. “It missed its estimates last quarter which has clearly wreaked some havoc with the stock. They also double downed and said they were confident that they were going to be hitting about 30 million new subscribers for the year. Netflix, just to put that in perspective, it took HBO about 30 years to get 30 million subscribers. Netflix is going to add an incremental 30 million globally in a year. Netflix is really really formidable.”

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Chegg to Acquire Online Skills-Based Learning Platform Thinkful - Daniel Rosensweig (SHS '79)

Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), a Smarter Way to Student, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students across America. 85% of Thinkful graduates get jobs in their field of study within six months of graduating their program.  

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Time to rein in hospital excesses: Elisabeth Rosenthal (SHS 1974)

As voters fume about the high cost of health care, politicians have been targeting two well-deserved villains: pharmaceutical companies, whose prices have risen more than inflation, and insurers, who pay their executives millions in salaries while raising premiums and deductibles.

But while the Democratic presidential candidates have devoted copious airtime to debating health care, many of the country’s leading health policy experts have wondered why they have given a total pass to arguably a primary culprit behind runaway medical inflation: America’s hospitals.

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Scarsdale Alumni Football Game Tailgate

Join us for a Scarsdale football alumni tailgate on the evening of Friday, October 18th.
The event will start at 6pm at the Scarsdale High School parking lot.  
All alumni who join must be a 2019 member of the Scarsdale alumni association. If you are not a member yet and wish to join click here.

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Remembering Bob Wilber (SHS '45), A Standard Bearer For Traditional Jazz

The saxophonist and clarinetist, a student of Sidney Bechet and a specialist in early styles of the music, died Aug. 4 at the age of 91. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1988. Here the interview here.

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2019 TIFF Industry Conference Lineup Includes Barbara Kopple (SHS '64)

The Toronto International Film Festival ® today announced the lineup for the 2019 TIFF Industry Conference, offering five days of business, creative development, and networking opportunities to the 5,500-plus international professionals expected in Toronto this September. Taking place September 6–10, this year’s programme will explore the impact of global events and socio-political trends at the forefront of the media industry.

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Carolyn Strauss (SHS '81) On Rare Emmy Trifecta, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale, Potential ‘Chernobyl’ & ‘Deadwood’ Follow-Ups

There are three top Primetime Emmy categories for dramatic storytelling — Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding TV Movie. In what may be a first, Carolyn Strauss scored a nomination in all three, as executive producer of HBO’s Game Of Thrones (Drama Series), Chernobyl (Limited Series) and Deadwood: The Movie (TV Movie). Combined, GoTChernobyl and Deadwoodearned 59 Emmy nominations including a chart-topping 32 for the final season of GoT.

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Richard Holbrooke and the lost idealism of a generation

Richard Holbrooke was an almost-great. He desperately wanted to be great, and his life, at any rate, was never boring. Born during World War II to German Jewish refugees who raised him as a humanistic Quaker in Scarsdale, New York, he lived a life that spanned the rise and arguable fall of US global hegemony, the five or so decades that George Packer, in his new biography of Holbrooke, Our Man, calls “the American Century.”

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Bob Wilber (SHS '45), Saxophonist and Clarinetist, Has Died at 91

Bob Wilber, a saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader who spearheaded a traditional jazz revival in the face of a postwar modernist boom, and kept the faith well into a new century, died on Aug. 4 in Chipping Campden, England. He was 91.

His death was confirmed by his wife, JoAnne “Pug” Horton, an English jazz and blues singer who was also his close musical collaborator for more than 40 years.

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Why Chegg Stock Popped - CEO Daniel Rosensweig

Shares of Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) jumped nearly 9% on Tuesday after the connected learning platform company released its second-quarter results. 

Chegg's total net revenue jumped 26% year over year to $93.9 million, besting Wall Street's expectations for revenue of $92 million. 

Notably, Chegg Services saw its subscriber count rise by 30%, to 2.2 million, while Chegg Study content views increased by 25%, to 198 million.

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