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Gravitas Ventures acquires U.S. rights to “Inside Lehman Brothers”

Source:  Variety Gravitas Ventures has acquired the U.S. rights to “Inside Lehman Brothers,” which chronicles the story of Lehman employees who paid the price for trying to expose the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. The film is director Jennifer Deschamps’ account of...

“Framing John DeLorean” blends documentary and drama

Source:  Entertainment Weekly While the real-life rise and fall of auto business tycoon John DeLorean isn't as fantastical as the plot of the DeLorean car-featuring "Back to the Future," it's nevertheless pretty darned strange. The maverick auto executive found fame...

How Ninja makes $500,000 per month playing Fortnite

Source:  CNN Business Any year in which a young man earns a living playing video games is a pretty darn good one. For 27-year-old Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, 2018 was the best year of his life. And who could argue? Ninja is, literally, killing it. The 94,958 Fornite...

Why Costco is opening its own chicken farm

Source:  CNBC In 2019, Costco will open a chicken farming operation in eastern Nebraska. This venture will provide Costco with 40% of its yearly chicken needs, allowing it to partially escape the American chicken oligopoly run by the likes of Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride,...

How IKEA gets you to impulsively buy more

Source:  VOX IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers to deviate from their shopping lists. One of the...

Experience infinity at the world’s largest wholesale mall

Source:  The Atlantic Upon entering China’s Yiwu Market, Jessica Kingdon experienced a sensory overload. She had intended to capture the cinematic experience of the world’s largest wholesale mall, but she couldn’t decide what to film. “I kept getting distracted...

“General Magic” is full of life lessons for inventors

Source:  Forbes Former Apple CEO John Scully calls General Magic "the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of." An eponymous new documentary about the company, five years in the making, "General Magic" premiered yesterday at...

Five Bitcoin documentaries you need to watch ASAP

Source:  Programming Insider Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It - This hour-long documentary, co-directed by Torsten Hoffmann, explores how and why Bitcoin could affect the traditional economic system and was released in December 2014, when Bitcoin was first...