What ‘Mulan’ boycott? Disney Plus viewers will surpass Hulu by 2024

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The Mouse House’s streaming service will become the third most-watched service in just a few more years. Despite the rocky reception of the live-action Mulan , which has lead to boycotts for all kinds of reasons , the Mouse House’s Disney Plus viewership is expected to continue to surge over the coming years, according to a new report from research firm eMarketer. Matter of fact, by 2024, Disney Plus will overtake another Disney majority-owned streaming service, Hulu, to become the third most-watched streaming service in the U.S. Read Full Story

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Exclusive: Ex-Google employee Chelsey Glasson sues over alleged pregnancy discrimination

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The state lawsuit against Google will unfold alongside an ongoing investigation by the EEOC into Glasson’s allegations of discrimination and retaliation. While on maternity leave last summer, Chelsey Glasson made the difficult decision to leave Google. As Glasson exclusively told Fast Company in a detailed first-person account, it was the culmination of a year punctuated by alleged pregnancy discrimination and retaliatory behavior from multiple bosses. In September, Glasson filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—usually the first step toward taking legal action—and earlier this year, the agency opened an investigation into her claims. Read Full Story

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Abigail Disney thrashes Disney’s layoff announcement: ‘They were always coming’

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Around two-thirds would be part-time workers, some of whom were furloughed after the coronavirus pandemic descended in March. On Tuesday, hours before the curtain would rise on the stunning trash fire of the first presidential debate , the Walt Disney Company sent a memo to its employees announcing that many of them—28,000, news reports would specify—would be out of a job in the next few days. Read Full Story

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The tyranny and sadness of the endless furlough

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Millions of furloughed Americans are trapped in a cruel in-between world where they don’t have jobs, but they also don’t not have jobs. The call from the general manager came right after Easter. Jim, a 37-year-old Disney employee who doesn’t want to use his real name due to concerns about his job security, was being furloughed after a decade of service. At the time, he thought it wouldn’t last long, but in mid-August, he got an email, saying the furlough was continuing. Read Full Story

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6 reasons why Disney fans should be worried about its future

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Disney’s message to investors this week was crystal clear: It plans to mine every idea it owns for new content for its Disney+ streaming service. Disney’s Investor Day conference on December 10 was a four-plus-hour palooza during which the company wowed Wall Street—Disney’s stock soared 12% to $173.84 per share on Friday morning, an all-time high—and the media with its incredible outlay of product coming down the pipeline. Read Full Story

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