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Instagram Co-Founders Leave Instagram

The New York Times:

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in coming weeks, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The exits add to the challenges facing Instagram’s parent company, Facebook.

Nah, probably has nothing to do with their parent company…

Zoe Kravitz to Lead HIGH FIDELITY Streaming Series

Hollywood Reporter:

High Fidelity, the TV series for Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, has found its lead.

Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to star in the reboot of the 2000 feature film take on Nick Hornsby’s novel. The 10-episode series is described as a reimagining of the film and book and told from the female point of view. She will take on the role portrayed by John Cusack in the film. Kravitz will exec produce and star as the ultimate music fan and record store owner who is obsessed with pop culture and top five lists.

I like this casting a lot.

Even if it’s a little weird because her mom was a love interest in the original.

The Philadelphia Flyers Now Have a Mascot. What the HELL is it?

Philadelphia Business Journal:

The last holdout among Philadelphia’s pro sports team is mascot-less no longer.

The Philadelphia Flyers on Monday unveiled Gritty — a 7-foot tall, fuzzy, orange creature — at event held at the city’s Please Touch Museum. Other features of the new mascot include googly eyes and a squeaky belly button and hands, along with ability to blow smoke out of his ears.

This is certainly a choice of mascot. Goodness.

SiriusXM Buys Pandora for $3.5 Billion

The Verge:

SiriusXM is acquiring Pandora for $3.5 billion. The satellite radio company says it intends to maintain the Pandora service and brand, along with its roughly 70 million monthly active users (5.6 million of which are paying members), which stands at double that of SiriusXM’s existing 36 million subscribers.

Related news: SiriusXM had $3.5 Billion?

McFarlane-Esq MAFEX Venom Figure Absolutely Rules

The Toyark:

Medicom Toys has revealed their upcoming Marvel Comics – MAFEX Venom Figure. Styled to fit perfectly with their upcoming MAFEX Spider-Man, the Venom figure features a 90’s inspired comic appearance. The figure stands at 6.3″ tall, and will include two interchangeable Venom portraits and an interchangeable Eddie Brock portrait. Also included are interchangeable hands, webbing effects pieces, and magnetized feet and hands so Venom can stick to metallic surfaces.

Oh man. I’d definitely pick this up (and the Spidey to go with it) in a heartbeat. This is the Venom of my mind’s-eye, perfectly rendered in 3D.