BlackRock is making changes at the top as the $6.4 trillion manager continues its pivot towards Asia-Pacific

BlackRock US global investment giant BlackRock has appointed Geraldine Buckingham as chair and head of BlackRock Asia Pacific, as the $ 6.4 trillion manager continues its Asia-Pacific pivot. Buckingham, global head of corporate strategy at BlackRock, will succeed Ryan Stork from February 2019. The shift comes as BlackRock continues to consider Asia-Pacific as one of its […]

Denver companies launch Pivot to Colorado campaign targeting Silicon Valley talent

Tech companies in the U.S. heartland are stepping up their efforts to convince tech talent to leave the Bay Area — and parroting some Silicon Valley lingo to do so. On Monday, a group of 10 Colorado tech companies announced the formation of the Colorado Technology Recruiting Coalition, with the goal of supercharging efforts to recruit […]

VR developers pivot to location-based entertainment

Virtual reality in the home is taking off slower than expected, as evidenced by CCP Games’ decision to shut down VR game development. But there’s a good chance that VR will find a way to thrive in arcades, whether in Asia’s Internet cafes or America’s shopping malls. Should VR game makers pivot to the arcades? Greenlight […]

Let’s call ‘pivot to video’ what it really is: Desperation

ANALYSIS: At first, a pivot to video made sense. High bandwidth on mobile, mega-platforms like YouTube, and the promise of disrupting TV commercials made it alluring. As did the steadily declining cost-per-click rates on text-centric content — not to mention the painful memories of what happened to newspapers that waited too long to move online. […]

Why Republicans Can’t Just Pivot to Tax Reform

Forget health care: Republicans are moving on to tax reform. With last month’s collapse of their No. 1 legislative priority, the White House and GOP congressional leaders have made a nearly complete pivot to agenda item 1A—rewriting the nation’s tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. This effort, they promise, will […]

Why Republicans Can’t Just Pivot to Tax Reform

Forget health care: Republicans are moving on to tax reform. With last month’s collapse of their No. 1 legislative priority, the White House and GOP congressional leaders have made a nearly complete pivot to agenda item 1A—rewriting the nation’s tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. This effort, they promise, will […]

Kellyanne Conway makes mindblowing pivot to Benghazi when grilled about Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos put Kellyanne Conway on the spot Sunday morning when the senior White House adviser tried to change the subject away from President Donald Trump’s role in crafting a misleading statement about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.  Stephanopoulos pointed out that the White House and Trump’s surrogates have given conflicting […]

YouTube is trying to make a tricky pivot from platform to programmer (GOOG)

Getty / Frederick M Brown YouTube has to start acting less like a tech platform and more like a TV network. The company has long served as the repository for every possible video on the planet, professional or otherwise. But given that the Alphabet-owned video site is making another push into original programming, it is […]

Amazon’s Pivot to Poor People

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it will slash the price of membership to its Prime program by almost 50 percent for low-income shoppers on federal welfare. The move might seem like a unique form of private-sector charity for poor Americans, after decades of disappointing wage growth. But it’s also a direct challenge to Walmart, the […]