Netflix considers ads, password sharing crackdown, live sports

Netflix considers ads, password sharing crackdown, live sports

Reed Hastings, co-founder and chief executive officer of Netflix Inc., during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Kyle Grillot | Bloomberg | Getty Images In Hamilton Helmer’s foreword “7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy,” published in 2016, Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings describes what … Read more

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ franchise

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ franchise

Still from Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World: Dominion” NBCUniversal “Jurassic World: Dominion” may score the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, but lackluster reviews and word of mouth could stall its potential haul. “Inevitably, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will make a fortune worldwide, since these films always do,” wrote Robbie Collin in his review … Read more

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ franchise

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ franchise

Still from Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World: Dominion” NBCUniversal “Jurassic World: Dominion” may score to top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, but lackluster reviews and word-of-mouth could stall its potential haul. “Inevitably, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will make a fortune worldwide, since these films always do,” wrote Robbie Collin in his review of the … Read more

Why Nvidia’s rise could signal a change in this jittery market

Why Nvidia’s rise could signal a change in this jittery market

With Nvidia (NVDA) the dichotomy between short-sighted traders and eyes-on-the-prize investors — like our Club members — continues. As much as the positive reaction on Wall Street to Broadcom (AVGO) buying VMware (VMW) and the excellent earnings of Dollar Tree (DLTR) say about the psyche of the market, the remarkably Lazarus-like move of the stock … Read more

Weee! taps Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu in push for grocery growth

Weee!  taps Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu in push for grocery growth

Online grocery delivery start-up Weee! encourages customers to share videos of recipes and favorite items on its app. It specializes in hard-to-find Asian foods, along with fruits, vegetables and other staples. Weee! Online grocery start-up Weee! specializes in hard-to-find foods from Asian and Hispanic cuisines. It nabbed another kind of rarity earlier this year: A … Read more

Target (TGT) Q1 2022 earnings

Target (TGT) Q1 2022 earnings

Target on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings that fell far short of Wall Street’s expectations, as the retailer coped with pricey freight costs, higher markdowns and lower-than-expected sales of discretionary items from TVs to bicycles. Shares fell about 22% in premarket trading. Here’s what Target reported for the fiscal first quarter ended April 30, compared with … Read more

How cinemas are going beyond studio marketing to lure moviegoers back

How cinemas are going beyond studio marketing to lure moviegoers back

A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands at night on 42nd Street in New York, US, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Amir Hamja | Bloomberg | Getty Images “If you build it, they will come.” Universal’s president of domestic theatrical distribution borrowed the iconic line from “Field of Dreams” during the slate presentation studios at CinemaCon … Read more

Meet Sox, breakout star of Disney’s ‘Lightyear’ and the next hot toy

Meet Sox, breakout star of Disney’s ‘Lightyear’ and the next hot toy

Disney screened the first 30 minutes of its new Pixar film “Lightyear” at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday, but the biggest buzz among attendees wasn’t for the title character at the center of the “Toy Story” origin story. That distinction went to a small robotic cat named Sox. The ginger and white mechanical feline … Read more

TikTok looms large in tech earnings from Google, Facebook, Amazon

TikTok looms large in tech earnings from Google, Facebook, Amazon

Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images As the heart of tech earnings season wraps up, one persistent theme has been weakness in the digital ad market. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation, Apple’s privacy changes and an overall pullback in ad spending help explain why Facebook, Google, Amazon and Twitter all reported disappointing revenue … Read more

How Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown is likely to work

How Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown is likely to work

Netflix signage next to the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, US, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Netflix surprised the world this week, saying it plans to finally address the rampant practice of password sharing. More than 100 million households are using a shared password, Netflix said Tuesday, including … Read more