A very sharp-looking RZA recently sat down with Bloomberg Business to share his feelings about Martin Shkreli buying Wu-Tang’s ultra rare record, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Suffice it to say, he doesn’t really give a shit who bought it. It’s art.
Asshat Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who was arrested last week on charges of security fraud, has been removed from his post as CEO of drugmaker KaloBios.
I offer my deepest apologies to Wu-Tang fans. The buyer of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a record-slash-art-project of which only a single copy will ever be sold, is now owned by a huge douchebag. The millionaire buyer’s identity has been revealed as pill price gouger Martin Shkreli.
When competition heats up, you can expect somebody to get burned. Today, Amazon absolutely scorched Google and Apple by banning the two companies’ streaming TV products from its marketplace. Amazon says it’s “to avoid customer confusion.”
AT&T is trying to acquire DirecTV, a deal worth some $67 billion that would create a soul-sucking leviathan telecoms company. The deed is all but done, and just awaiting FCC approval — something AT&T is hoping to help along by (temporarily) offering (shitty) internet to low-income families.
Have you ever bought a new shirt, then found yourself hating your ugly old pants? You've become the victim of the Diderot Effect. It's part psychological, and part deliberate manipulation. Learn how you can be convinced that you have to be updated like a phone.
If you want your company to make a profit, don't offer any of its executives a shot at knighthood. No, this isn't a Game of Thrones joke. In countries where governments can grant knighthoods, executives are willing to do almost anything to get the coveted titles — including letting their companies fail.
Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, and 4.6 million Macs in the last three months, on the way to earnings $7.5 billion of pure profit. Both revenue and earnings were down from the same quarter last year but... uh... yeah. That is still a huge chunk of dough.
US phone operator FreedomPop is now offering a 100% free cellphone plan that includes "200 free anytime minutes (FreedomPop to FreedomPop calls are unlimited), 500MB of free 4G data, and unlimited free texts every month." Additional minutes and data cost extra. The only catch: you have to use one of their cellphones.
Liechtenstein can be yours for the night, if you have about $70,000 to spare. But what exactly do you get for your money? Find out if your hard-earned dollars buy you a boring state dinner or the right to slaughter the cattle of the disobedient and pick your bride(groom) from among the nation's comeliest youths.
Major grocery chains like Albertson's are eliminating self-checkout aisles at their various locations because management claims they're too impersonal. What a crock. That's a polite way of saying some people are simply ill-equipped to use them efficiently.
Days after Google moved from China, Sergey Brin is pushing the US to fight censorship there. But the West has a history of forcing moral and economic standards onto foreigners. This sort of thinking isn't good—it's how wars start.
Will corporations still market to consumers at the end of the world? Designer Carl Bender certainly thinks so, and his series Anarkon imagines the sorts of products companies will try to sell consumers after the apocalypse, complete with pretty packaging.
This concept keyboard plays on our love of, or at least interest in, marketing by replacing all the letters with logos of corporations whose name begins with said letter. I seriously just spend five minutes picking them all out.
Countless science fiction stories have asked the same question: What will America turn into next? The answers fall into three major categories, some more plausible than others. Take our poll to choose your favorite option.
With the economy in ruins, could we finally see the MegaCorp-dominated future that Cyberpunk promised us? Could a few companies finally control all the financial and industrial sectors? We decided to ask an expert.
Click to viewScience fiction never fails to predict bizarre, unwelcome futures and the current global economic meltdown is no exception. We love to imagine all the ways our world will end not with a bang, but with a flood of hemorrhaged garbage cash. Two of this year's scifi film crop, Babylon A.D. and The Road,…
Picture this: daddy buys his daughter an iPod classic for Christmas. The elated teen opens the iPod box to find nothing but the ramblings of some douche who has read one of Oprah's recommended self help books, and/or wears a Che Guevara styled military hat. Jump for the festive note: