Earlier this month, Coty said it expected the strong demand for social media-native brands to thrive when some industry experts labeled it a fad. Its longtime Chairman and two-time Chief Executive Officer Peter Harf even took it upon himself to develop Jenner’s business. … [Read more...] about After Kylie Jenner, Coty to buy $200 million stake in Kim Kardashian West’s $1 billion beauty line
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LOS ANGELES: Spotify has penned a podcast deal with DC Comics - home to Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman - bringing scripted superhero episodes to the audio streaming platform. The deal announced Thursday follows a separate Spotify deal with Kim Kardashian West for a criminal justice podcast, as the Swedish platform continues to splurge on a raft of original content. The multi-year deal with DC parent WarnerMedia for an "original slate of narrative scripted podcasts" will explore "new shows based on the vast universe of premier, iconic DC characters," the companies said in a statement. It did not confirm which comic book characters would feature, or the cost of the deal, which will also include "new dramatic and comedic podcasts" based on other Warner Bros. titles. But the deal comes as Spotify ramps up its podcast content, including a reported $100 million outlay last month on "The Joe Rogan Experience," the most downloaded podcast in the United States. On Wednesday, it emerged … [Read more...] about DC Comics signs deal with Spotify to bring its iconic superheroes as podcasts to the platform
In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, Choe Son Hui, first vice-minister of foreign affairs, said a proposal of DPRK-U.S. summit has become a topic for conversation from some days ago, drawing the attention of the international community. … [Read more...] about DPRK feels no need for another Kim-Trump summit: official
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had lobbied hard to help set up the now-stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, also expressed hope that Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim would meet again before the election in a video conference with European leaders on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S.
North Korea also fumed over another development: the recent release of anti-North Korean leaflets by defectors from the North, who used balloons to send them across the inter-Korean border. North Korea has long bristled at this propaganda tactic, as well as radio broadcasts from defectors in the South that depict Mr. Kim as a cretinous dictator toying with nuclear weapons. … [Read more...] about North Korea lashes out at U.S., saying China eclipses it