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Implications of Disney Buying Fox

  News broke yesterday that Walt Disney Co. was in talks to buy the bulk of rival film studio 21st  Century Fox. The revelation sent shockwaves through the industry and the stock price of both…



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Netflix, Counterprogramming and Comic Book Nirvana

  It’s a great time to be a comic book nerd. The last decade has seen comic book movies so dominate the box office that even minor characters have received star treatment. Consider that the…


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New Mutants Trailer Reveals an X-Men Horror Movie

  In a genius marketing move, Fox surprised nearly everyone by positioning its latest X-Men superhero movie as a horror movie, and dropping the teaser trailer on Friday the 13th. In so doing, they gave…


Shocking No One, Juicer Startup Juicero Shuts Down

  I’m struggling to write about the demise of Juicero because CNBC already published the definitive article yesterday. Here it is, in its glorious entirety: More Detail News broke Friday morning that Juicero, the company…




Why Netflix’s New Comic Book Acquisition Makes Sense

  Netflix shocked Wall Street last week when it announced that its first acquisition was…a comic book publisher. Last Monday, the streaming entertainment company announced it had bought Mark and his wife Lucy Millar’s Millarworld…


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Facebook Sees Groups As Key To Its Growth

  Earlier this summer in Chicago, Mark Zuckerberg hosted the first ever Facebook Community Summit, where he announced a shift in Facebook’s mission. As he published to Facebook itself, the site’s aim for the last…