This Week’s Must-Haves: A Smartphone-Connected Ring, Flask Mittens and More

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting must-have items including a briefcase featuring a built-in scooter, mittens with a hidden flask, and a wallet with Bluetooth. Take a look! 

Lauren Zalaznick to Leave NBCUniversal

Lauren Zalaznick is leaving NBCUniversal after 12 years, following a reorganization in February that put the networks in her portfolio under the control of Bonnie Hammer.

NBCU’s Esquire Network Will Now Unseat Style Rather Than G4

After months of cleaning house at G4, the network has been granted a somewhat inadvertent reprieve, as NBCUniversal has decided that the low-rated women’s lifestyle outlet Style will now surrender its spot on the dial to Esquire Network.

A Stylish New Magazine Mixes Food and Fashion

Specs Who Editorial director Kerry Diamond (l.) and creative director Claudia Wu What Niche food magazine

NBCU Revenue Soars on Cable, Broadcast Ad Sales Momentum

With the 2013-14 upfront receding in the rearview mirror, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told investors this morning that the company’s broadcast and cable units have made “good p

NBCU Nears a Deal With Hearst for an Esquire Channel, Replacing G4

Well, that was fast—just as NBCU finished jettisoning G4's most valuable properties (when the company canceled Attack of the Show, you knew something was up), multiple sources said it would be reuniting with Hearst Corp.

Mendelsohn Affluent Survey: Small Networks, Big Spends

The Mendelsohn Affluent survey measures the lifestyles of folks making six figures and upwards, and this year's edition has some surprising information for television buyers: among the 13,000 wealthy Americans surveyed, many of those who spent the most disposable income were watching tiny niche and foreign language networks.

Perspective: Heart of Glass

Sometime around 1913, a skinny and salacious Coco Chanel took as her lover one Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel. The rich young Englishman’s sartorial tastes included a square-cornered whiskey decanter that impressed the young Coco—her designer’s eye keener by the day—as uniquely modern.

NBC Boosts Digital Initiatives at NewFront

NBCUniversal is certainly getting its mileage out of Joel McHale's contracts: a day after the Community star briefly performed at the E! upfront (on which network he hosts The Soup), he introduced NBCUniversal's digital ad buyer event, or "NewFront."

E! Hits Upfront With Rebranding

How excited is E!? It’s so amped, it’s actually merging with the exclamation mark.