Monthly Archives: January 2020

Chinese Theaters Moving To High Tech

With the number of 3D theatrical movie releases down from a high of 56 in 2012 to 42 in 2018 (latest numbers), the question is does the audience want more or less “tech” in its movie theater experience? Chinese theater … Continue reading

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Cannabis Mutual Funds To Close Due to Losses

What do the drug cartels know that we don’t? Perhaps it’s how to market marijuana. MJBizDaily reports that a Canadian mutual fund manager with US$478 million under management in its two mutual funds and an ETF plans to shut them … Continue reading

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States To Tax Video Gamers

You won a million dollars playing the video game League of Legends, what will you do next? Go to Disneyland? No, pay state taxes. The state taxman is getting wise to the new professional sports leagues and are taxing, or … Continue reading

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Corona Virus Hitting Chinese Box Office

What else is the corona virus killing? It’s killing the Chinese box office. Deadline reports that “all local film releases scheduled for the highly lucrative Chinese New Year period have been” cancelled. This could lead to a loss in global … Continue reading

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Square Patents Method To Seamlessly Transact Bitcoin

WTF is this? “.. a method includes receiving a request for payment …where the request specifies a payment amount in a fiat currency and satisfy[ing] the request for payment using a non-fiat instrument.” It is a new U.S. Patent granted … Continue reading

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Netflix Starting To Feel New Competition

Did you know that if a streaming show appears on your screen for 2 minutes, you’ve “watched” it? That’s how Netflix is counting viewership now. So, even if you’re sampling a show on the service to see if you want … Continue reading

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Fan Crowdfunding To Get Superbowl I Tape Released

On Sunday, February 2nd, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Superbowl LIV (that’s 54 for you non-Romans). Superbowl I (one) was played way back in 1967, almost television pre-history. And only one person is known … Continue reading

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