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Oculus VR Made Its Own Movie, And Wants To Show Hollywood How It's Done

forbes.com — As thousands of movie fans and industry heavyweights gather at annual the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, virtual reality company Oculus VR is unveiling its first internally-created VR movie --and shining a light on plans to help Hollywood make more of its own. The short film, called Lost, is [...]
Jan 26, 2015

RT @dewalt: Oculus VR made its own movie, and wants to show Hollywood how it's done forbes.com/sites/davidewa…

Jan 26, 2015

Oculus VR made its own movie, and wants to show Hollywood how it's done forbes.com/sites/davidewa…

Sneakernomics: Meet The Lumbersexuals!

forbes.com — I've just returned from what must have been my 25th Outdoor Retailer show. I'm very excited the prospects for the industry based on the new Show-within-a-show called Venture Out! Venture Out! was created (and curated) by industry iconoclast Scott McGuire and was intended "to upend the idea of what it means [...]

Obama: Abolish Workplace Child Care FSAs

forbes.com — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put out an article earlier this month saying dependent care reimbursement accounts, aka child care flexible spending accounts, are "valuable benefits for workers and employers." Then came the news that President Barack Obama would like to eliminate them in the fact sheet the White House put out to accompany the State of the Union speech.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs -- But Her Aim Is Off

forbes.com — Attacking Big Pharma seem to be a rite of passage for politicians aspiring for higher office. Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, rumored to be interested in making a Presidential run, has announced that she will introduce a bill next week that would require drug makers that break the law to send some of their profits to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Jan 26, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs, But Once Again Her Aim Is Off onforb.es/1uuZgjs @john_lamattina via @forbes

In Praise Of Long Games: 'Dragon Age: Inquisition'

forbes.com — I come back, as I always will when I consider Dragon Age: Inquisition, to the herbs. I come back to them because I'm not sure what this game is really about: whether or not I pick herbs while I fight against an ancient evil or I fight against an ancient [...]
Jan 26, 2015

In Praise Of Long Games: 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' onforb.es/1uvjNV1 via @forbes

Radiation From Fracking? No Problemo

forbes.com — While many environmental issues whirl around the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at least we don't have worry about radiation. So says the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection after the most comprehensive study of the subject ever conducted. With 15 million Americans living within a mile from a fracking well, this is important.

'Dying Light' Promises No Review Embargoes, Delivers No Review Copies

forbes.com — It's been a little while since we had a dust-up over review policy in the video game world, not since Assassin's Creed Unity didn't let journalists share their opinions of the game until 12 hours after it had been released this fall. This was particularly problematic given the broken state [...]
Jan 26, 2015

The lack of review copies for #DyingLight isn't disturbing on its own...but the YouTube situation makes it troubling forbes.com/sites/insertco…

Jan 26, 2015

#DyingLight Promises No Review Embargoes, Delivers No Review Copies onforb.es/1uvf4mg via @forbes

Sanofi And Regeneron Leapfrog Amgen In New Cholesterol Drug Race

forbes.com — Early on Monday Sanofi and Regeneron leapfrogged their rival Amgen to gain leadership in the race to bring a new class of cholesterol drugs to market. The new development could potentially give Sanofi and Regeneron a month on the market by itself before facing competition from Amgen.
Jan 26, 2015

Sanofi And Regeneron Leapfrog Amgen In New Cholesterol Drug Race onforb.es/1wxpv8w via @forbes

Jan 26, 2015

Len Schleifer! Sanofi And Regeneron Leapfrog Amgen In New Cholesterol Drug Race onforb.es/1wxpv8w by @cardiobrief

Did The NFL Know Deflategate Was Coming Before AFC Championship Game?

forbes.com — The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell hoped the new year would turn the page on the controversies that dogged the league last year. Domestic violence issues highlighted by the Ray Rice scandal, concussion lawsuits and the ugly Adrian Peterson situation all tarnished the reputation of the league that sits atop the hierarchy of U.S.
Jan 26, 2015

Did NFL know Deflategate was coming before AFC Championship game? onforb.es/1uvbyYZ via @forbes

Monday's Entrepreneurial News Briefs: There's Now An Airbnb For Toilets

forbes.com — Here's what business owners should be reading today: Snowpocalypse * This is what stores on the East Coast looks like when there's a blizzard on the way. The Economy * A weak dollar helped the U.S. economy recover. What will a strong dollar mean now?
Jan 26, 2015

In today's @Forbes entrepreneurial news briefs: an Airbnb for toilets and a CEO who saved a life but lost his job. tinyurl.com/ojo5m26

Huh? As IBM Readies To Perform The Biggest Corporate Employee Cull In History, It Claims Cloud Leadership

forbes.com — Robert Cringely wrote a couple of days ago about Project Chrome, a massive corporate reorganization for IBM that he believes will see Big Blue cull over a quarter of its employees - in real terms that means over 110,000 employees could well be looking for new jobs as early as [...]
Jan 26, 2015

Huh? As IBM Readies To Perform The Biggest Corporate Employee Cull In History, It Claims Cloud Leadership onforb.es/1wxkWeD via @forbes

Jan 26, 2015

Huh? As IBM Readies To Perform The Biggest Corporate Employee Cull In History onforb.es/1C56Hpm 110 000 people!

Fear, Not Greed Drives Latest $18 Billion Oil Industry Mega Deal

forbes.com — The collapse in oil prices has hammered energy stocks, but it isn't slowing large merger and acquisition activity among companies that are building the infrastructure for North American shale exploration. Pipeline giants Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners said on Monday they will merge in a $18 billion cash and stock [...]
Jan 26, 2015

Fear, Not Greed Drives $18 Billion Oil Industry Mega Deal forbes.com/sites/antoineg… [Jazzy hed, but I also think the article is insightful]

Johnny Depp Was Never A Movie Star

forbes.com — As you know, Johnny Depp's Mortdecai opened with just $4.13 million this weekend, which means the $60m Lions Gate Entertainment/Odd Lot Films production is in a bit of trouble. This is Johnny Depp's fifth straight underperforming film as a leading man since Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which did not remotely disappoint all [...]

What The Heck Is A W-2? A Beginners' Guide To Filing Taxes In 2015

forbes.com — Tax season has officially begun. That means once you have the appropriate paperwork (more on that later) you can go online to e-file your tax return. You technically have until April 15 to file and pay tax on your 2014 income.

Mattel CEO Resigns As Barbie Parent Company Struggles For Relevance

forbes.com — Mattel CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned from the helm of the toy giant just weeks after announcing a corporate reshuffle aiming to restore the fortunes of the struggling Barbie manufacturer. Stockton will be replaced in the interim by board director Christopher Sinclair, one-time CEO of Pepsi. Stockton's resignation comes at a tough [...]
Jan 26, 2015

Mattel CEO Resigns As Barbie Parent Company Struggles For Relevance onforb.es/1uv7kAE via @forbes

World's Greatest Sporting Event You Don't Know About

forbes.com — "It's like the Super Bowl and Kentucky Derby combined - only bigger." Name one sporting event - any sporting event - that is so important it is an actual legal holiday. As in they might as well shut down because no one's going to work anyway.
Jan 26, 2015

Happy Australia Day! To celebrate, consider the best sporting event in the world you may never have heard of, @Forbes onforb.es/1C6DSc3

The Downtown Luxury Boutique Hotel, Reimagined: New York's New SIXTY SoHo

forbes.com — Downtown New York's Cool New Ludlow Hotel I fell for the newly rebranded SIXTY SoHo when I scoped out the titles on the small ladder bookshelf in my room: Keith Richards' autobiography, the Steve Jobs biography, Humans of New York, Dickens' Great Expectations, Ayn Rand and Leonard Cohen's Book of Longing.
Jan 26, 2015

The Downtown Luxury Boutique Hotel, Reimagined: New York's New SIXTY SoHo. Well done, @sixtyhotels onforb.es/1uv0E5A via @forbes

10 Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions IRS Says Are Legit

forbes.com — Tax time is upon us again, with coming soon. It means filing time for 2014 returns is just around the corner. You may be searching high and low for tax deductions, but it's too late to date checks December 31, 2014!

Greece: First In the World For Economic Gloom [Infographic]

forbes.com — The far-left Syriza party, led by Alexis Tsipras, won Greece's general election yesterday and has formed a governing coalition intent on renegotiating the country's bailout terms. Tsipras has vowed to end Greece's "humiliation and pain", and promised to write off half the nation's debt. Optimism reached its highest level for years on [...]
Jan 26, 2015

Greeks Lead The World In Economic Pessimism [Infographic] onforb.es/1uuZ1oF @StatistaCharts via @forbes