October 24, 2019
Barack Obama shares a power dinner with Robert De Niro and Tim Cook.
Former President Barack Obama met up with Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Apple CEO Tim Cook for dinner in New York.
The three men had a leisurely meal at the well-known Yves Restaurant in Tribeca.
Netflix is girding itself up for battle, as rivals like Apple and Disney go online next month with cheaper alternatives.
Curiously enough, one of Netflix's chief rivals is Tim Cook's Apple. Business and friendship make strange bedfellows, and even stranger dining companions.
The men had dinner at the fashionable French restaurant, where a good old American burger and fries can set a customer back $21, and $50 for a steak.
Netflix is girding itself up for battle, as rivals like Apple and Disney go online next month with cheaper alternatives. Apple will be charging $5 per month for its services, while Disney offering its vast library of films and TV shows for $7 per month. Netflix's packet costs $13 per month.
It may be that Netflix is counting on boosting its appeal with its original contents, including programs produced by the Obamas which they hope will have a wide popular appeal.
In the meantime, the three men had a pleasant and friendly dinner, but as to what they talked about, that will always remain a mystery.
The Obamas' ‘Higher Ground Productions’ company has agreed to produce content for the popular streaming site.
This will include scripted and unscripted series, and documentaries focusing on themes and issues which were fundamental to Obama during his Presidency.
It will be interesting to see what the collaboration between the two companies will offer the audiences eager for novelty, and thought-provoking content.