Haute 100 Update: Reed Hastings Brings Netflix to Cuba


Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is pleased to announce that the coveted streaming service will now be made available in Cuba; the embargo really must be coming to an end!

Netflix’s decision comes in the aftermath of the United States and Cuba’s decisions to alleviate trade regulations between the countries that had been in place since the Cuba Missile Crisis.

TechCrunch believes that more and more services like Netflix will be provided to Cubans in the months to come. Maybe when people see that everyone enjoys a good Saturday binge watch then we will all be able to truly get along.

Sheryl Sandberg and Dave
Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her husband Dave Goldberg donated $25,000 to Detroit to fund a campaign for testing forgotten rape kits, some of which date back as far as 25 years.

The Enough SAID (Sexual Assault in Detroit) campaign received the donation this week, bring the total funding to $825,000. The foundation is partnered with the Wayne County Prosecution Office looking to collect $10 million in order to deal with the backlog of rape kit testing and go ahead prosecute these old cases.

Randi Zuckerberg, via celebritycruises
Randi Zuckerberg, via celebritycruises

The revelation of the undocumented rape kits was uncovered by the New York Times in an incredibly written and damning piece that was published back in June of 2014.

In a twist of tech irony, Randi Zuckerberg wants us to all take a moment to sit back, breathe, and unplug from our electronic devices. Along with Celebrity Cruises, Zuckerberg launched the “Take Care of YourSelfie” spa treatment. The idea being that people on vacations should actually live in the moment and enjoy their vacations and not be twiddling at their phones every step of the way. The treatments are actually meant to heal skin damage suffered as a result of looking at your phone too much. Ambitious!

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