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George Clooney as Frank Walker in the film "Tomorrowland." The film has been called a box-office disappointment.

Why making movies isn't like making hamburgers

May 29, 2015
The rules of product development only go so far when it comes to films.
Posted In: film industry, movies, box office
Mesut Ozil of Germany raises the World Cup trophy with teammates Kevin Grosskreutz, Roman Weidenfeller, Shkodran Mustafi and Erik Durm after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Will sponsors bail on the World Cup?

May 29, 2015
Advertisers consider their investments and responses amid FIFA corruption charges.
Posted In: FIFA, World Cup, sponsorship

Video: 'Game of Thrones,' Facebook and the GDP Explained

May 29, 2015
What's Gross Domestic Product? It’s like if Westeros from 'Game of Thrones' had a Facebook page. Get it? You will.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, GDP, Facebook, Game of Thrones
 Low water levels are visible at the Los Capitancillos Recharge Ponds in April, 2015 in San Jose, California.

California's snowpack has run out

May 29, 2015
California's runoff water from snowpack is at zero percent of normal. As in zero. As in none.
Posted In: Final Note, snowpack, california, drought
Ronald McDonald looks into the stands from the court

Marketing to Millennials

May 29, 2015
How to advertise to a hard-to-pin-down demographic.
Posted In: millennials, marketing, ads, McDonalds, leo burnett
Host Anthony Bourdain speaks on stage during the DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight event in November, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Drunken email wins over Anthony Bourdain

May 28, 2015
How to win over a potential investor? One man got drunk.
Posted In: Final Note, investors, Anthony Bourdain, cooking
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler speaks during his keynote conference during the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

May 28, 2015
"Broadband is the indispensable infrastructure of the 21st century."
Posted In: broadband, internet access, low-income, fcc
Executive Chairman and CEO of Viacom and CBS Corporation Sumner Redstone attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March, 2012 in Hollywood, California

Who's controlling Sumner Redstone's media empire?

May 28, 2015
Could the head of CBS and Viacom be headed for the great boardroom in the sky?
Posted In: viacom, CBS, Sumner Redstone

The risks and rewards of selling dinner reservations

May 28, 2015
Apps make it easy for restaurants and patrons to charge for a last-minute table.
Posted In: restaurants, reservations, New York City
Co-executive editors of Re/code Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher speak at conference about Vox Media's purchase of the media site.

After purchase, Re/code gets Vox's secret weapon

May 27, 2015
The media company's Chorus publishing system was made for the digital age.
Posted In: Vox, CMS, media
 
 
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