Items tagged business

UK crews in crisis as SAG-AFTRA strike thwarts production: “Is the UK industry really our own?”

How did the UK's legendary film industry come to depend on Hollywood for work? Just a few years ago they were churning out excellent TV series of their own.

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Death Spiral of Hollywood Monopolies

Too big to fail? Not so fast. A showrunner's cautionary memo

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Justine Bateman on the Destruction of the Film Business

Amid the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, studio heads are scorching their own legacies, Justine Bateman writes.

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"The boom times are over."

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Norway Aims to Open Arctic Waters to Deep-Sea Mining

Norway may soon open waters in the Arctic and sub-Arctic to sea floor mining. The growing demand for important minerals, including copper and nickel, may require this new type of mining, the Norwegian government says.

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The IP Era’s Venture Capital Philosophy Has Poisoned Movies

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Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of Social Media

I bet you're wondering how we got here...

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Moving Fast and Breaking Things

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Elon's stale playbook

At Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk was a jerk with a grand vision. At Twitter, he's just a jerk.

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A Case Study on Raspberry Pi’s Incident on the Fediverse

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The Lesson of Elon Musk’s Twitter? Everything the Far Right Touches Dies.

What Happens When You Give the Keys to the Town Square to the Lunatics?

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Notes on Twitter

So, last night Elon Musk bought Twitter! Let’s talk a little bit about what I think the future holds.

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Why we're leaving the cloud

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Here's Why Craigslist Still Looks the Same After 25+ Years

Craig Newmark's explanation of the site’s evolution (or lack thereof) is surprisingly simple. (via Slashdot) Note the remark that to an engineer, functional is beautiful.

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So uh... what's going on with Infinity Train?

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AMD and Nvidia leaks show we are drunk on power, and the hangover is going to be brutal

The planet may burn but at least the end will be ray-traced at 8K

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The driving force: the story of The Electrical Power Storage Company

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Why MS Word jumped from version 2 to version 6

A good reminder that version numbers are pure marketing, they were always pure marketing, and trying to make them "semantic" misses the point by cosmic distances.

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Why do so many brands change their logos and look like everyone else?

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Give Up GitHub

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Lakota elders helped a white man preserve their language. Then he tried to sell it back to them.

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The time SUSE, the German Linux company, banned mentioning Jewish holidays.

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Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly

(Via the Dragonfly BSD Digest.) I disagree with the attempted explanations, but the statistics are telling. As for the conclusions... Subsisting entirely on cultural comfort food cannot make us thoughtful, creative, or courageous. Yes, exactly!

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The Static File Startup

The satire would be hilarious if it wasn't painful.

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Why I Broke Up with Firefox

Mozilla’s decision to allow people to donate to them in cryptocurrency really turned me off.

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Netflix Lost $50 Billion in Value Overnight

Wall Street is freaking out about the streaming giant’s growth prospects

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Cory Doctorow: Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature

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The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive

This is how NFTs make me feel: like the future is useless but expensive, and world-altering technology is now in the hands of a culture so aesthetically and spiritually impoverished that it should maybe go back to telling stories around the cooking fire for a while, just to remember how to mean something.

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Funding isn't the problem with open source

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Colombian officials accidentally reveal details on Big Pharma’s immunity for adverse reactions to COVID vaccines

Besides the eye-watering costs, the nation agreed to indemnify the manufacturers from any legal responsibility for adverse events arising from the use of their products.

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Abolish the Olympics

They’ve long been a financial boondoggle that ruins lives and enriches the corporate class. This year, they might also spread a deadly Covid variant among a largely unvaccinated population.

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Why I no longer trust Github

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Intel Continues to Rehire Veterans: At Some Point They’ll Run Out

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Amazon Buys MGM, Studio Behind James Bond, for $8.45 Billion

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How Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

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Luxury Ghost Towns

The pandemic proved cities have far too many ultraexpensive apartments. They shouldn’t forget it.

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Media Market Research (and why its undermining all the things you love)

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Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

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Climate finance neglects small-scale farmers – new report

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Jira Is A Microcosm Of What’s Broken In Software Development

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A group is threatening legal action & demanding payment for use of the bisexual pride flag

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Japan to Fund Firms to Shift Production Out of China

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Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?

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In Japan, Dead American Brands Get a Second Chance

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How Artists on Twitter Tricked Spammy T-Shirt Stores Into Admitting Their Automated Art Theft

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Silicon Valley hasn’t innovated since 1978

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An empty San Francisco lot and 12 other things worth more than Tumblr

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Automattic Acquires Tumblr, Plans to Rebuild the Backend Powered by WordPress

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Locked Out

Airbnb promises anyone can “live like a local” while driving out the people who actually live there, and making the usual suspects rich.

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Project Wonderful's sussessor?

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Failing to Plan: How Ayn Rand Destroyed Sears

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The Slow Death of Hollywood

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Paper-towel dispenser with a EULA prohibiting rival brands of paper

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Parler d'écologie au boulot ? Mission impossible !

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Tesla alerte le gouvernement américain sur la pénurie à venir de métaux pour la voiture électrique

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Exxon predicted in 1982 exactly how high global carbon emissions would be today

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Vendors must start adding physical on/off switches to devices that can spy on us

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Nothing Fails Like Success

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Home Taping Is Killing Music: When the Music Industry Waged War on the Cassette Tape in the 1980s, and Punk Bands Fought Back

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'They Have Lied for Decades': European Parliament Scrutinise Exxon's Climate Science Denial

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A History of Creativity

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SpaceX says its BFR will fly someone around the Moon; we have questions

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Farewell, Project Wonderful.

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Interesting Photos of Computer Stores in the 1970s and 1980s

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PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry

The discriminatory practice of redlining is reinvented for the 21st century.

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Uganda’s Tarantino and his $200 action movies

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Why every digital marketing agency should try running their own sex shop

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Arizona Confronting Awkward Realization That Gay People Have Money, Buy Stuff

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Fool Me 16,380 Times, Shame on Me

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DC Comics And "The Normal Course of Business"

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The Increasingly Bad State of Disneyland Paris: A Neverending Story

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McDonald's closing all restaurants in Bolivia as nation rejects fast food

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Penury, swindlers and the American way: the capitalist legacy of superheroes

As a pay dispute threatens the superhero stranglehold on box office takings, it’s a timely reminder that these capitalist heroes have long trampled upon the artists who brought them to life, writes Laura Sneddon.

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Climate milestone is a moment of symbolic significance on road of i****y

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You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

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Applebee’s Overnight Social Media Meltdown: A Photo Essay

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McDonald's to give away 15m children's books with its food

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