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Posts Tagged ‘Bill Nye’

How Bloggers Are Making More Money Thanks to Quarterly.Co

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Mitch Lowe, co-founder of Netflix and former president of Redbox, has now set his sights on a new type of company. He is the CEO of Quarterly.Co, a subscription service that lets people receive physical items in the mail from influential contributors of their choice.

Recent contributors include Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia, rapper and producer Pharrell Williams, Bill Nye The Science Guy and Gretchin Rubin, a New York Times best-selling author.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Lowe spoke about what media personalities can gain from becoming contributors:

How do you think the journalists, authors, bloggers or the media outlets themselves benefit from participating?

In a couple ways. The revenue is one. Right now they get a substantial percentage of the profits. And in addition, they are able to build their fan base and their brand in a whole new way, in a way that’s not currently possible to do. In addition, many of them participate in some of the products — they might own or they might be a sponsor of some of the products that they put in there — so they benefit because our subscribers are highly influential people. I can’t tell you the names of people, but they are people who anybody would love to have their products in the hands of.

To hear more about Lowe, read: So What Do You Do, Mitch Lowe, Co-Founder of Netflix and CEO of Quarterly.Co?

– Aneya Fernando

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Yeah, Bill Nye Knew Your Sign Was Off

Yes, we’ve seen the signs and they’re wrong. If there’s ever been a media frenzy over astronomy – it’s this week. Minneapolis Community and Technical College instructor Parke Kunkle is being credited with starting a widespread panic about the most mocked pickup line in the history of mankind. He says there are 13 zodiac signs not 12. And the sign the newspaper has been telling you you are – could not be your sign after all.

To that we say – meh. Bill Nye was all over this story four years ago.

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Collapses at USC

Emmy Award winning television “Science Guy” Bill Nye collapsed onstage yesterday during a presentation at USC. The LA Times quotes a student who was in attendance as saying Nye passed out on his way up to the podium, then: “[A]fter about 10 seconds, he popped back up with much gusto and asked everybody how long he was out for and went on with a story about how a similar thing happened to him that morning.”

Nye apparently tried to finish he speech, but was slurring his words badly. His rep told USA Today, “Bill Nye is feeling much better after a good night’s rest. He says he pushed himself too hard after a long day of an early satellite media tour combined with a late night speech. ”

Who knew the guy was still that busy? Last we heard, Nye and Neighbor Ed Begley were in competition to see who could have the lowest carbon footprint. Guess the eco-war got the better of him.

Get well soon Science Guy.

Bill Nye The MSNBC Guy | Bill Clinton Hospitalized | The Late Book | Rip-Off Coke

• Mediaite: Bill Nye the Science Guy has gone from kids tv to Rachel Maddow pundit. Hey, if Ben Stein can go from being the guy from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to some right-wing crackpot…

TVNewser: Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized today in New York City.

Gawker: Bill Carter of The New York Times is working on a story for Viking about the late night wars (part deux).

AgencySpy: Coca-Cola’s Superbowl commercial was very much like an 8-year old Yotvata spot, but execs claim it’s just a coincidink.