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Threats Won’t Keep Rogen Fans From Seeing ‘The Interview’

bloomberg.com — Seth Rogen fans take heart: "The Interview" will eventually make it to TV, the Internet and possibly theaters. The question is when. Sony Pictures first needs to figure out how to recoup some of the estimated $80 million it spent making and marketing the comedy about a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Apple Co-Founder Traded His Shares for Gold. Why That Was a Horrible Investment, in 1 Chart

bloomberg.com — In 1976, Apple co-founder Ron Wayne sold his 10 percent stake in the company for $800 and said he has no regrets. Before auctioning off some early Apple artifacts today, he told Bloomberg TV that the first purchase he'll make with his proceeds winnings is gold.

Communists Love Christmas and a Good Holiday Bargain

bloomberg.com — They may be a week late, but the Vietnamese are celebrating their first day dedicated to bargain shopping, which they're calling, of course, Black Friday. After shoppers in the U.S. and several other Western countries lined up outside of stores last week for a shot at buying televisions and sweaters at a discount, 760 retailers in Vietnam have pledged to post promotions to their websites on Dec.

3 Tech Gifts to Capture Photos That Get the Most Likes

bloomberg.com — Sure, you could get a Canon DSLR and take a course on photo editing in Aperture, but you're not doing a magazine cover shoot. If the real goal is just to get some holiday snapshots that garner the most likes on Facebook and Instagram, we've got a short list of gadgets and apps to help you capture some instant classics.

Two Months Later, There's Still a Wait to Buy the iPhone 6

bloomberg.com — Phone day, that time of the year when Apple fans must wait in line to get their hands on the newest product, is turning into iPhone season. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out on Sept. 19 in the U.S.

Uber’s Michael Said to Retain Support Amid Controversial Remarks

bloomberg.com — Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure. That's because the 42-year-old executive has been central to the startup's growth, playing a role in everything from a financing round in June that valued Uber at $17 billion, to its partnerships and international expansion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Uber's International 'Launch Playbook' Includes Some Tough Lessons

businessweek.com — Photograph by Peter McCollough for Bloomberg Businessweek Austin Geidt In 2011, when Uber first took its car service app abroad, the company made its Paris debut an all-consuming event. From headquarters in San Francisco, Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick personally hired and oversaw the three people running local operations ahead of the service's tense first day online in France.

4 Creepy Uber-Style Attacks on Journalists by Other Tech Companies

bloomberg.com — An Uber executive's proposal to dig into the private lives of journalists was disturbing. The firestorm following comments last week from Emil Michael, Uber's senior vice president of business, prompted a public apology from his boss and a promise that the company won't follow through on the plan.

Obama’s Web Plan Has This Going for It: People Hate Internet Providers Even More Than Utilities

bloomberg.com — If U.S. regulators follow the Internet proposal President Obama made on Monday, service providers would be classified as utilities. Broadband companies, Republicans and other opponents say the plan would harm "competition and innovation" in the industry and risks turning the Web into something akin to telephone landlines or gas.

#AlexFromTarget and #AllThatMarketing #FromHell

bloomberg.com — Not long after #AlexFromTarget began spreading across social media earlier this week, hundreds of people on Facebook and Twitter began sounding the alarm, calling the tweeted photo of the Target cashier with Justin Bieber-ish looks a hoax or marketing stunt masterminded by the retailer. A publicity company called Breakr claimed responsibility for making #AlexFromTarget a star.
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Dec 18, 2014

Streaming The Interview would probably cost Sony more than throwing in the towel and collecting the insurance money bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-1…

Dec 17, 2014

Mitt wanted to get Russia, Cuba and oil into the tweet, but he ran out of characters. RT @MikeIsaac: america pic.twitter.com/Hfws2Z6foF

Dec 17, 2014

It's too bad Hollywood hasn't given us a less-stupid film to represent the modern war for democracy.

Dec 17, 2014

@erikmal American Sniper is shaping up to be a feel-good holiday classic

Dec 15, 2014

@joshuatopolsky you've got competition. @dmac1 had a similar idea. I think it already has a $1 billion valuation.

Dec 15, 2014

RT @KevinClarkWSJ: Andrew Luck: Brilliant trash talker or just really, really nice? This week's column: on.wsj.com/1xlv28o pic.twitter.com/EQDUuaKZPz

Dec 15, 2014

@cdixon best part about those commercials: They were directed by David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club)

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