Star Wars: Fox Execs Told George Lucas Young Anakin Would ‘Destroy the Franchise’

An excerpt from a 1999 Empire Magazine interview with George Lucas is currently making the rounds, in which Lucas recounts how 20th Century Fox executives were less-than enthusiastic about the director deciding to center the first film of the Prequel Trilogy around a 10-year-old Anakin Skywalker.The piece, which came out a few weeks after The…Continue Reading

Ex-Zillow execs raise $40M in seed round for mysterious digital mortgage startup

Tomo Networks, a Connecticut-based digital mortgage startup, just picked up $40 million in a seed round as it mobilizes to build a compelling product in an increasingly crowded market.  Founded by ex-Zillow executives Carey Armstrong and Greg Schwartz, Tomo says it will offer a platform to streamline home buying for both the consumer and their…Continue Reading

Rio Tinto CEO, execs quit over blasting of Aboriginal sites

Navigation for News Categories The boss of mining giant Rio Tinto will resign from the company “by mutual agreement” following the destruction of some of Australia’s oldest heritage sites by the company this year. Remote-controlled stackers and reclaimers moving iron ore to rail cars at Rio Tinto’s Port Dampier operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region…Continue Reading