Happy Friday! This has been a news-filled week! Aside from our announcement about Laura Ling and Sony PlayStation®Vue, we shared the news earlier this week that Curiosity.com has spun-off from Discovery Communications. In other big – er, tall – news, Yao Ming will be on Animal Planet next Tuesday in Saving Africa’s Giants with Yao Ming. (And if you haven’t read his AMA on Reddit yet, it’s worth checking out to learn more about his work as a wildlife advocate.)
Yao isn’t the only athlete using his name for good: several Oakland Raiders spent time at the East Bay SPCA this Tuesday to help find homes for local dogs and cats. The initiative is part of Animal Planet’s Road to the Puppy Bowl, where the network works with NFL teams and local animal shelters to encourage pet adoptions.
Here are some other things that happened this week: