Friday, September 24, 2010

Where's Waldo

.... can you spot anything of particular interest in this short article?

There is a hidden 'Waldo' in plain sight. See my answer below ....

September 24, 2010

Netflix Signs Expanded License Agreement With NBC

Filed at 7:54 a.m. ET

BANGALORE (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said it signed an expanded license agreement with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution that will allow its subscribers to watch content from some of NBC Universal's popular cable channels.

The multi-year deal, which kicks off next week, allows the streaming of prior season cable and broadcast TV series new to Netflix members.

Netflix subscribers will be able to watch content like "Saturday Night Live," "Friday Night Lights," "Monk" and "Battlestar Galactica," the company said.

General Electric, which owns NBC Universal media business, is in the process of selling a majority stake to cable operator Comcast Corp.

(Reporting by Jennifer Robin Raj in Bangalore)

Answer: This article was filed from Bangalore India, also the home of most of the high-tech industry in India.

So what, you say? Well it would make sense if the companies involved with this announce were Indian ones, but NetFlix and NBC are US-based (although they almost certainly have parts of their business done from India).

So what else would explain a Bangalore byline for this ? Obviously Reuters has created a major 'journalism hub' in Bangalore, most probably for the major cost-savings (i.e. people costs). So not only are the 'old media' journalism outlets in the West dying but any journalism that will remain in the future will be all be done overseas.

Any job which strictly deals with 'information' can and will be done overseas.

They came first for the factory jobs,
and I didn't speak up because I didn't have a factory job.

Then they came for the help desk jobs,
and I didn't speak up because I didn't have a help desk job.

Then they came for the information technology jobs,
and I didn't speak up because I didn't have an information technology job.

Then they came for my job
and by that time there were no other alternative jobs available.

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