MoviePass laid off its entire business development team, as the company continues to tailspin

The 3-person business development team at MoviePass was laid off on Thursday, multiple sources told Business Insider. This is the latest in a string of departures at the company, as several employees, including some on the management level, have resigned or been let go in the last month. The current salaried staff is around 50 people. The business development team at MoviePass was laid off on Thursday, multiple sources familiar with the decision told Business Insider. The loss of the LA-based, 3-person team — who were given the news by MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe — is the latest in a string of departures at the movie-ticket subscription company. In the… Read More

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Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first passenger past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have ‘asterisks’ next to their names

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company founded by Richard Branson, launched its first passenger past the edge of space on Friday. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor, was the passenger. She was accompanied by two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, named “VSS Unity,” rocketed the crew to nearly 56 miles above Earth, providing a few minutes of weightlessness. But Jeff Bezos, who’s starting his own space tourism company, Blue Origin, questioned the capabilities of Virgin Galactic earlier this week. Bezos said vehicles should fly above 62 miles — an internationally recognized boundary of space — to avoid leaving “asterisks” next to any space traveler’s name. Richard Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, has flown… Read More

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Keith Gretzky Q&A: On McDavid, Puljujarvi, trade deadline

EDMONTON — Between Connor McDavid’s hearing with the Department of Player Safety, Jesse Puljujarvi seeking a second, possibly season-ending medical opinion, and Monday’s pending trade deadline, interim Edmonton Oilers general manager Keith Gretzky needs three hands and an extra battery for his cell phone. He spoke Friday morning in Edmonton on all of the above, and Sportsnet was there to ask some questions and record his answers. Here’s a look into how a brand new, temporary GM approaches the beginning of another rebuild in Edmonton. (Hint: Very carefully.) Sportsnet (SN): What is the story with Jesse Puljujarvi and his injury? Keith Gretzky (KG): We came back from the trip and… Read More

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Keith Gretzky Q&A: On McDavid, Puljujarvi, trade deadline

EDMONTON — Between Connor McDavid’s hearing with the Department of Player Safety, Jesse Puljujarvi seeking a second, possibly season-ending medical opinion, and Monday’s pending trade deadline, interim Edmonton Oilers general manager Keith Gretzky needs three hands and an extra battery for his cell phone. He spoke Friday morning in Edmonton on all of the above, and Sportsnet was there to ask some questions and record his answers. Here’s a look into how a brand new, temporary GM approaches the beginning of another rebuild in Edmonton. (Hint: Very carefully.) Sportsnet (SN): What is the story with Jesse Puljujarvi and his injury? Keith Gretzky (KG): We came back from the trip and… Read More

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Families Of Toronto Danforth Shooting Victims Call For Ban On Assault Rifles And Handguns

TORONTO — Seven months after a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown, survivors and victims’ loved ones called on Ottawa to ban private ownership of handguns and assault rifles across the country. The group that gathered Friday at a concert venue just blocks away from where last summer’s violence took place read an open letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to change gun laws to help prevent similar attacks in the future. “What happened to us was a tragedy, and we think we could have had better odds had attitudes towards handgun ownership been different before that night,” said Noor Samiei, who was celebrating… Read More

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