The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 29th, 2019 day edition

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Hollywood giant Netflix, which has a $155 billion market cap, will “rethink” its “entire investment in Georgia” should an anti-abortion law take effect, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement obtained by TheWrap.

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said.

“It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court.

Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”.

A spokesman for Netflix declined to provide TheWrap with a tally of productions or the amount of money it currently has invested in Georgia.

Earlier this month, the state’s governor, Brian Kemp, signed a bill that aims to outlaw abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

Georgia is an (otherwise) attractive alternative to Hollywood due to the state’s liberal tax incentives for TV and film productions. »

SpaceX wants to offer Starlink internet to consumers after just six launches

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A step further, SpaceX believes it will be able to offer coverage of the entirety of the populated world after as few as 24 launches (~1500 Starlink satellites).

SpaceX is targeting two to six Starlink launches by the end of this year.” — SpaceX,

Starlink will connect the globe with reliable and affordable high-speed broadband services — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 24, 2019. »

Weatherman Jamie Simpson Tells Viewers to Stop Complaining About Tornado Warnings Interrupting 'The Bachelorette': 'This Is Pathetic'

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Fox 45 weatherman Jamie Simpson launched into an excoriation of his viewers during a live tornado bulletin when people started to complain on social media that the warning had interrupted show The Bachelorette.

In video shared widely on social media, Simpson said: "Just checking social media.

According to NWS Wilmington, there are currently over 70,000 power outages in the state of Ohio, affecting over five million people. »

Mark Zuckerberg Will Be Served a Summons If He Sets Foot In Canada

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg will be served a summons to appear before Canadian parliament the next time either of the tech executives step foot in Canada, politicians voted on Tuesday.

The vote came after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and CEO Sheryl Sandberg flouted a subpoena compelling them to appear before parliament at an international committee hearing on big data and democracy on Tuesday.

Zimmer initially threatened to hold Zuckerberg and Sandberg in contempt of parliament if they failed to appear on Tuesday. »