Slog PM: Microsoft Is Our New Neighbor, Gillis and Yang Will Meet, Yiannopoulos Banned from the Midwest FurFest
by Monday at 5:20 pm•
Microsoft is going to be our new neighbor: Well, WeWork is Stranger World Headquarter's new neighbor, but Microsoft is planning on taking up an entire floor of the new office building, reports the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. (A dad joke from Capitol Hill Seattle Blog's JSeattle: "No, Microsoft is not going to acquire WeWork and rename it Microsoft Office.") Soon, our office will probably be a WeWork, too. That is if people keep buying the company's "financial snake oil."
At a congressional hearing last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined WeWork's many critics: After originally being valued at $47 billion in January, WeWork is considering going public at a valuation around $10 billion. AOC isn't having it: "They had raised on a previous valuation of $47 billion, and now they just decided overnight 'Just kidding, we're worth $20 billion,'" said AOC. "You're getting fleeced," she said to the company's investors. Microsoft doesn't seem to mind the ruse. See you soon, neighbor!
New Saturday Night Live hire Shane Gillis gets fired before he can even start: Gillis was dropped from the cast after multiple separate recordings were revealed which showed Gillis using slurs against gays, Asians, Andrew Yang, and Bernie Sanders. There was other stuff but I can't keep track. Yang said he shouldn't be fired, but SNL didn't listen to him.Continue reading »