Solving the mystery of sleep
- He is the co-founder and CEO of Nanit a leading human analytics company that uses computer vision to help parents navigate their child’s sleep.
- Essentially it’s a baby data collector that every sleep-deprived geek parent has dreamed of.
- Nanit was born here in New York at Cornell Tech [disclosure — RRE is a long-standing investor in the company.] Welcome Assaf it’s great to have you.
- AMLG: I’ve got a stat here, that on average parents lose 44 days of sleep during the first year of their baby’s life and nearly 3 in 10 babies have problems sleeping at night.
- AMLG: Sleep science — as you got into that field, what did you discover and what were you surprised by as you engaged with the science for the first time — I imagine people have focused more on adults than babies?
The Khalil Mack trade already looks like a disaster for the Raiders
- In two games, Mack has racked up 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and a touchdown.
- In Week 1, Mack reminded the NFL what a dominant force he could be.
- In two games, the Raiders as a team have two sacks and one forced fumble, less than Mack has done by himself.
- After the Broncos' Case Keenum picked the Raiders apart on the game-winning drive, Jon Gruden bemoaned the lack of a pass rush.
- But in just two games, Mack, a former Defensive Player of the Year who's just entering his prime, has shown he's a generational talent.
- Unless the Raiders manage to find an equal or better talent with one of the picks they received from the Bears, the decision to let go of Mack will likely continue to hang over the franchise in the coming years.
Netflix frustrated by lack of UK studios
- Netflix is reportedly looking to establish a permanent physical studio in the UK to ensure that its UK-produced originals can be filmed without delays, according to The Guardian.
- Some recent big 2018 films were — and are still being produced — in the UK, including "Jurassic World: Falling Kingdom," "Tomb Raider," "Aladdin," and "Solo: A Star Wars Story," per The Hollywood Reporter.
- Owning studio space in local markets follows its strategy in the US as the streaming giant becomes a content producer in its own right.
- But thus far in international markets, Netflix has partnered with local content shops, talent agencies, and programmers to help it produce foreign-language originals, for example, its pact with Indian production house Red Chillies Entertainment.
- The UK is a reasonable starter market for Netflix, but the streaming giant is likely to pursue studio space in other high-value strategic markets like India.
Netflix says the best thing about working there is also the worst
- Netflix opened itself up to questions about working at the company in a LinkedIn thread — and people jumped at the opportunity.
- At the time of publication, there were more than 1,000 comments on the thread, with questions ranging from "Are Netflix employees allowed to watch Netflix during work hours?" to "What do you look for in an ideal candidate?" Many were curious about what it's actually like to work at the company.
- The company is known for having an unusual culture.
- Netflix actively encourages its employees to interview at other companies, the company's former chief talent officer, Patty McCord, told Business Insider.
- She said this practice helps employees clarify their professional goals, learn how much they're worth, and realize the grass isn't always greener on the other side.