Google to move into Spruce Goose hangar this fall; Elon Musk has sold more than $4 million worth of flamethrowers; and inside Jeffrey Katzenberg’s billion-dollar bet on mobile video
Google will move into the former hangar for the Spruce Goose this fall, according to Brookfield Residential Southern California’s PlayaVista.com. The company will be neighbors with Playa Vista facilities for Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube Space LA, 72andSunny and USC’s Institute of Creative Technologies.
Elon Musk Tweeted that his Boring Co. has sold more than $4 million worth of flamethrowers, which retail for $500 a pop, The Verge reports. The company is selling a total of 20,000 flamethrowers. Musk had previously promised to sell the flamethrowers if 50,000 of his Boring Co. hats sold.
Former DreamWorks Animation chief executive, Jeffrey Katzenberg, has been making the rounds in Hollywood and at big industry events to pitch an ambitious new project, the holding company WndrCo, according to DigiDay. Among other things, WndrCo is building a global video platform for short- and mid-form content, which would be anchored by shows from some of the top Hollywood talent at production levels to rival HBO and Netflix.
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