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Ep. 48: Pretty Women Of Silicon Valley - Entertainment, Sexism And Shopping

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This week, we're looking at three major themes: entertainment, sexism and shopping.  That makes it a perfect week for Pretty Woman.

First, entertainment: last week saw the release Disney's quarterly report.  But the bigger news is the company's move away from Netflix.  We take a look at the decision and at the state of Disney's business.

On to sexism: last week saw another in a long line of troubling revelations about the state of gender relations in Silicon Valley.  This time, the epicenter of the turmoil was in the capital of the new economy - Google.  We recount what happened and look at how it fits into the larger narrative about Silicon Valley.

Finally, to shopping: this week will see the release of a number of key earnings reports from the retailing sector.  Wal-Mart will lead the charge.  There's also reports due out from Target and from Home Depot.  Meanwhile, we're poised to get the latest retail sales numbers from the government.

And as always, we strut our stuff on some of Wall Street's more secluded corners....

We've got the first-ever acquisition by Netflix.  We've got a price drop for Tesla's SUV.  We've got a new entry in the space race - Ghana has sent its first satellite into orbit.  The Trump brand might be expanding in China's version of Las Vegas.  And one of the most high-profile patent trolls has finally been killed.