Month: December 2018

Netflix’s record-breaking viewership for ‘Bird Box’ has sparked debate in Hollywood, and some believe the company’s lack of transparency hurts filmmakers

Netflix said its original movie “Bird Box,” starring Sandra Bullock, was viewed by 45 million accounts in its first seven days on the streaming service, a record for the company. The streaming giant said that a “view” counted as someone watching at least 70% of a movie, but no other specifics were given, and that […]

A group of Mark Zuckerberg-funded researchers is testing implantable brain devices as part of a $5 billion quest to end disease

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife Priscilla Chan have sold $29 million Facebook shares to raise $5 billion for an ambitious biomedical research program called the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). Part of the CZI is the CZ Biohub, which now employs 95 top-notch scientists from Stanford, Berkeley, and UCSF. Biohub researchers are studying a […]

A rising number of young Americans prefer socialism to capitalism, and it promises to reshape US politics

Polling shows a rising number of young Americans prefer socialism to capitalism. The main messengers of this coming steamroller are nowhere near the fringe. They’re mainstream thinkers with ideas like, “We must rethink the purpose of the corporation” and “The crisis of democratic capitalism.” In the US, look for this trend to be a primary battleground […]