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Boardroom is a sports, media and entertainment brand co-founded by Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman and focused on the intersection of sports and entertainment. Boardroom’s flagship media arm features premium video/audio, editorial, daily and weekly newsletters, showcasing how athletes, executives, musicians and creators are moving the business world forward. Boardroom’s ecosystem encompasses B2B events and experiences (such as its renowned NBA and WNBA All-Star events) as well as ticketed conferences such as Game Plan in partnership with CNBC. Our advisory arm serves to consult and connect athletes, brands and executives with our broader network and initiatives.

Recent film and TV projects also under the Boardroom umbrella include the Academy Award-winning Two Distant Strangers (Netflix), the critically acclaimed scripted series SWAGGER (Apple TV+) and Emmy-nominated documentary NYC Point Gods (Showtime).

Boardroom’s sister company, Boardroom Sports Holdings, features investments in emerging sports teams and leagues, including the Major League Pickleball team, the Brooklyn Aces, NWSL champions Gotham FC, and MLS’ Philadelphia Union.

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May 28, 2024

David Beckham Goes Global with Alibaba

David Beckham has added yet another line to his resume. The Inter Miami exec revealed that he’s signed an ambassador for Alibaba’s commerce platform, AliExpress. The news comes as the world prepares for a massive summer in global soccer, including the Olympics and the upcoming kick off of the UEFA Euros. Additionally, the partnership reflects Alibaba’s efforts to stay in-step with Chinese competitors including Temu and Shein.


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OpenAI Steps up Security Monitoring with New Committee

Sam Altman and OpenAI are doubling down on security. Just weeks after disbanding its oversight board, Altman announced the Safety & Security Committee via blogpost. The announcement also unveiled that OpenAI was working on its newest model. The committee is made up of OpenAI executives, including Altman himself. As part of a blog post announcing the new committee, the company also revealed it will have full recommendations in 90 days.

Stay tuned to Michelai Graham’s Tech Talk for the most up-to-date news on the AI evolution.

‘Furiosa’ Leads an All-around Weak Weekend at the Box Office

Memorial Day usually serves as the unofficial launch of the summer blockbuster season. All the signs pointed to 2024 having the formula for success with the most recent Mad Max installment, Furiosa, hitting theaters. Alas, the weekend proved to be a bust, posting the worst holiday weekend numbers in three decades. The film took in $31 million in ticket sales over the long weekend, just barely staving off Garfield.

Taylor Swift Holds off Billie Eilish for Top Spot on the Billboard 200

Taylor Swift’s reign at the top of the Billboard 200 continues. For the fifth consecutive week, The Tortured Poets Department held on to the No. 1 position, moving the equivalent of 378,000 units. Billie Eilish slid into the second spot, moving the equivalent of 339,000 units during the debut week of her third studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft. The combined success marks the first time since 2016 that two separate albums moved more than 300,000 units, when Drake’s Views and Beyoncé’s Lemonade combined for the feat.

GameStop Stock Sell-off Sparks Pre-market Boost

Once again, GameStop shares are on the up and up. The popular meme stock experienced a boost two weeks ago when X user “Roaring Kitty” posted for the first time in three years. Now, the company announced on Friday that it totaled $993 million in the stock sale. Following the news, the stock surged 25% in pre-market trading prior to the markets opening on Tuesday morning.