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LG Will Reveal Next Phase In Development Of 'Smart Kitchen' at CES

At CES 2019, LG in addition to presenting new gram laptops and a capsule-based beer making machine would be unveiling the next development phase of the "smart kitchen" based on a collection of smart kitchen products paired with the Drop KitchenOS platform. This collection include ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and now a smart display all working in harmony to help simplify the task of food preparation and meal cleanup.

The display being added is the XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 Smart Display which includes a powerful stereo speaker with AI built-in, access to the Google Assistant and thousands of smart personalized recipes from culinary startup Innit.


The capsule-based beer making machine, the HomeBrew also makes for an addition to the smart kitchen ecosystem along with an InstaView ThinQ refrigerator and QuadWash dishwasher. For example, smart kitchen customers could enjoy a cold brew while looking up recipes on the smart display which is then sent to the oven ensuring a pre-heat…

Nancy Dubuc is now C.E.O of Vice Media

Nancy Dubuc, Left and Shane Smith Right

image credit: Hollywood Reporter

Vice Media has now confirmed that A+E Networks executive Nancy Dubuc is taking over as C.E.O of the company with co-founder flamboyant co-founder Shane Smith taking up the title of executive chairman.

Shane Smith confirmed that he will also now focus more on content development and Strategy deals.

Smith stated regarding the change"As we go forward Vice needs a best-in-class management team to harness all of this growth and control our own destiny, whether it be staying independent, strategically partnering with someone or going public,"

Smith also in the announcement outlined Nancy Dubuc as “better than me at everything,”.









As Shane will always Shine, he added “We are a modern day Bonnie and Clyde and we are going to take all your money,”, so we guess we should maybe....watch out, oohh no go use Vice Media!

Dubuc is already a board member at Vice Media and maintaned a professional relationship with Mr Smith and others through the Viceland cable channel launched as a partnership between her now former company and that she is ascending to as C.E.O.

Dubuc stated regarding the move “Shane and the team at Vice have done what all of us aspire to do — build a brand and make content that people really care about,”

She also added “Vice speaks to a generation that defines today’s cultural conversation, and the opportunity to partner with all of the incredibly creative people across the entire company was one of those rare moments in a career. As the next chapter of media is written by founders such as Shane and [Vice co-founder] Suroosh [Alvi], it’s an honor to join a brand with such tremendous opportunity and I look forward to growing the platform for decades to come.”



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