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  • Video As promised, we now have our first look at the fifth Bourne movie. And as promised we now know what the name of said Bourne movie will be. Behold: Jason Bourne! That's not very clever. Yes, this is one of the last big summer 2016 movies to get a teaser

  • Video I was not expecting The Jungle Book to get the "enjoy this commercial, now go online for the second trailer" treatment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier got back in 2014. Alas, always expect the unexpected with the Mouse House. The one thing that really stood out about this trailer, which obviously

  • Video We knew Paramount was dropping a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows spot, but this 10 Cloverfield Lane commercial was a surprise. And considering A) the movie wasn't really announced until about three weeks ago and B) that $5 million-per-30 seconds price tag means the commercial probably cost 1/3-to-1/2 …

  • Video My review for Deadpool will drop in the morning. The embargo dropped last night at 9:00 pm but I got tied up with "life" and decided not to rush it to make the opening rush of pre-release reviews. But since the embargo is up, I can say that you should immediately cease-and-desist

  • Video Well, I guess we did end up with a Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl commercial after all, even if it's before the big game. We got one for Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in 2014, which in turn led right into the second trailer for the film, but

  • Progressive Insurance is trying to have it both ways this weekend: tap into the excitement around Super Bowl advertising without ponying up the reported $5 million for 30 seconds of TV time during the Big Game. The company believes the way to do it is to grab the attention of the

  • This article dives in the FANG stocks and Apple’s cash flow and stock valuations.

  • More people will have mobile phones (5.4B) than electricity (5.3B), running water (3.5B) and cars (2.8B) by 2020. By 2020, over 75% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video, making this category the highest growth rate of any mobile application. By 2020, 4G connections will account for 72% of total

  • Video   Every year, most of the population watches the Super Bowl for the game itself, while a portion tunes in mainly for the multi-million dollar budgeted commercials. There’s always a best of/worst of period of reflection afterward, and last year presented something of an interesting situation. The best commercial, and …

  • The recent spread widening between Investment Grade bonds and the U.S. Treasury curve has been significant and may present a compelling buying opportunity for high quality IG bonds.  Year to date, U.S. corporate bonds rated AA have compiled a total return of 1.13% while those rated BBB have returned -0.22%. 

  • Video Microsoft wants to build its data centers under water in an effort to decrease latency and reduce energy consumption. This would also provide fodder for a neat National Geographic show, “Fixing Crazy Data Centers 1,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea”… Robotic milking machines with laser-guided suction cups and advanced Internet …

  • It’s early morning in Denver, Colorado. Steve Ells, a gourmet chef and the founder of a new taco place called Chipotle, is driving his car to the wholesale grocers. It’s about 6 am on a Tuesday morning and the sun still rises behind him, an orange glow across the Arapahoe plains. Each morning,

  • Marley Marijuana hits the market just in time to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday.

  • 'Kung Fu Panda 3' image courtesy of DreamWorks The top movie of Friday and thus Super Bowl weekend is Kung Fu Panda 3. But that's where the good news ends. The DreamWorks Animation toon earned $21 million on its second weekend, dropping 48%, to bring its cume to $69.05m. For comparison,

  • Video "I'm just here for the ads," is a Super Bowl party phrase going the way of the cave drawing. When media anthropologist look for the signs, Super Bowl XL, 10 years and two days ago, will be a critical moment in the dawning of a new advertising epoch. And like almost everything in digital

  • Bear Growls as Global Economy Slows @ Forbes - 7 hours ago

    In bear markets, surprises happen to the downside.

  • Central banks will keep the global economy going, until the next financial crisis leads to another global depression

  • China is notorious for eating dog-meat. It is also notorious for the skill with which it separates Westerners from their ethics. Is this why the world dog federation has decreed that the 2019 World Dog Show will be held in Shanghai?

  • Walt Disney Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now officially crossed the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office. With $13.89m worldwide this weekend, the Walt Disney blockbuster brings its worldwide total up to $2.008b worldwide. That makes it the third movie in history to reach said milestone and just

  • 'Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies' image courtesy of Screen Gems This is the weekend box office report for the new releases. It will mostly be repetition from yesterday's post since the analysis didn't change much, and frankly, nobody read the Friday post. Hail, Caesar!, the newest Coen brothers comedy, is the top newbie

  • After two years offering uninsured Americans subsidized products on public exchanges, health insurance companies have been hard-pressed to find financial success in this segment of the Affordable Care Act with losses reaching billions of dollars for the industry. UnitedHealth Group (UNH) lost more than $720 million on its …

  • While New Hampshire’s voters are going to the polls on Tuesday, President Obama will be submitting his 2017 budget, which calls for a 15 percent annual increase in the funding over five years that would go toward clean energy investments. It’s all part of the commitment that the president gave

  • If President, Hillary Clinton will promote a neo-conservative idea that the Russians are coming. In the Baltics, where she says the Kremlin is being aggressive, the Russians are actually leaving.

  • Unlike the investors' relaxed confidence the first half of last year, nervous uncertainty rules the stock market. But prices are down, even for good growth stocks. Here's how to take advantage.

  • A list of 40 ads around Super Bowl 50 that feature celebrities, plus clips of the best.

  • On Super Bowl Sunday, the Valley will be off limits to unmanned autonomous aircraft, otherwise known as drones.

  • In honor of what’s coming for the week of Feb. 8, I took a look at what InsiderScore said about recent notable insider transactions ahead of earnings.

  • The Best E-Commerce Stock Is Not Amazon @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 5:38 PM EST

    If you think you’re too late to profit from e-commerce bonanza, think again. Because even though the first web-based purchase was made more than 20 years ago, online shopping is still growing at a breathtaking pace, with a 15% expansion in 2015 alone. But despite that fast growth, web-based purchases only made

  • 1 Big Oil Dividend To Buy And 3 To Avoid @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 3:36 PM EST

    At first glance this looks like a terrible time to buy energy stocks. Oil prices are at historic lows, demand has pulled back, inventories are climbing, and global manipulators like OPEC and Iran are doing little to help. But contrarian investing is successful because we invest against the herd and simple

  • Is It Time For Technology To Replace A Car's Side Mirrors? @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 3:00 PM EST

    The venerable side mirror could be the next vehicle feature to get relegated to the dust bin thanks to video camera systems that provide a better view and save fuel by making a car more aerodynamic.

  •   This week, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg announced that two of their shows, The Flash and Supergirl, were crossing over, despite being on different channels. The CW’s Barry Allen (The Flash) will speed on over to meet up with Kara Danvers on CBS’ Supergirl for an episode called

  • Believe It Or Not, 'The Division' Is As Big As 'Fallout 4' @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:10 PM EST

    Video   The Division’s map has been brought up as a point of concern for a while now, ever since Ubisoft announced that the final game was going to contain a lot of less of Manhattan than anticipated, and other areas like Brooklyn were being cut as well, presumably for future DLC. As

  • What's Haunting Kohl's? @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 11:31 AM EST

    Kohl’s has been placing too much emphasis on pushing credit card memberships at the cash register rather than selling its core merchandise.

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' image courtesy of Walt Disney The top movie of Friday and thus Super Bowl weekend is Kung Fu Panda 3. The DreamWorks Animation toon earned $5.2 million on its second Friday, dropping 49% from last Friday, to bring its cume to $53.25m. Expect a $22m second

  • 'Hail, Caesar!' image courtesy of Universal The biggest new release of the weekend is Hail, Caesar! Universal/Comcast Corp. released this Coen brothers offering in a somewhat unconventional weekend, which led some to worry about its quality. Silly us, as it’s just as delightful, wonky, and subtly thoughtful as any of their …

  • It's rare that you see a company highlighting its own flaws when everything is going perfectly. Once you apply some pressure, you reveal the frayed edges, the blurred lines, and both the real and the perceived faults. Apple's Error 53 offers a crucial look at what drives Apple.

  • Is Another European Bank Crisis Starting? @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 10:15 AM EST

    European banks, which have seen equity prices under pressure for some time saw those declines accelerate recently.  More dangerous, with a greater possibility of impacting global markets is the rapid deterioration in the bond market.  Complex "hybrid" instruments like CoCo's have been most heavily hit, but bank credit spreads …

  • The Week Ahead: Is This The Stock Market's Secret Weapon? @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 9:23 AM EST

    The bumpy ride for the stock market has continued in February as the upside reversal on Wednesday failed to stimulate much new buying. Still it was supportive that the major averages were able to recover substantially from the Wednesday lows as after Tuesday's drop the bearish sentiment had spiked as there was heavy put …

  • 5 Biggest Things In Tech You Missed This Week: 2/6/16 @ Forbes - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 9:01 AM EST

    Here are five things that happened in the world of technology this past week and why they’re important for your business (and mine). Did you miss them?

  • If Apple had not received the $548 million patent infringement payment it could have missed its revenue guidance.

  • The carnage at LinkedIn is just the latest sign of trouble in the tech markets, both public and private. While 2016 isn't yet a carbon copy of 2000, there are some disturbing parallels between the two that have investors of all stripes getting very uncomfortable.

  • "Show compatibility" turns out to be an important part of building--and maintaining--romantic relationships in your life.

  • Bob Lutz with Chevy Volt concept in 2007. Lutz said in 2007 that the 'electrification of the automobile is inevitable.' (Photo Credit: Lutz Communications) This week Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman, had his harshest words yet for Tesla. "Tesla's business model is upside down...their costs have always been higher than …

  • Stocks wrapped the trading week on wobbly footing as investors digested a decidedly mixed reading on the U.S. job market and a fleeting short-term recovery for oil prices tied to a weaker dollar. Economic uncertainty and the pacing of a Federal Reserve response to hot-and-cold economic news will likely continue to

  • Super Bowl 50's second screen on social media will be a blast. Here are some pointers for fans and businesses.

  • This week’s Apple Loop includes the leaked details of Apple's March 15th launch event, the leaked blueprints of the iPad Air 3, a refresh of the Apple Watch peripherals, the two design flaws Apple is removing from the iPhone 7, a potential third iPhone 7 'Imaging' model, Apple and Alphabet trading market cap records, Airmail …

  • This week’s Android Circuit includes the launch date of #TheNextGalaxy, Samsung accidentally confirming the S7 Edge, the updated Apple Music for Android app, BlackBerry's commitment to Android, Marshmallow's market share of Android, Samsung and Google kick off the new browser wars and the ad blocking wars in one week, and …

  • What would you do with an extra $100?

  • Tech Stocks Sacked Before The Silicon Valley Super Bowl @ Forbes - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 5:11 PM EST

    Sky-high multiples are getting slashed and good results aren't good enough. Mr. Market has changed his mind about tech stocks.

  • The Rational Case for $700 Gold @ Forbes - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 4:38 PM EST

    Gold has been a core trade for a lot of people throughout the crisis period.  When Lehman failed in 2008, it shook the world, global credit froze, banks were on the verge of collapse, the global economy was on the brink of implosion – people ran into gold. Gold was a fear-of-the-unknown-outcome trade. Then the global central …

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