Apple May Be the First Trillion-Dollar Company, but Can You Believe the 2001 Brendan Fraser Film Monkeybone Isn’t on Netflix??

Just 21 years after facing near-bankruptcy, Apple Inc. just became the first publicly traded company in history to be worth $1 trillion. This means that Apple’s market cap is roughly the same as the nominal GDP for Mexico, the world’s 15th largest economy, according to the United Nations. It’s a meaningless milestone…

Sony Very Nearly Had the Movie Rights to Almost Every Marvel Character Decades Ago

This year, Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe of superhero films turns 10—a milestone for a movie franchise that’s had such a fundamental impact on Hollywood, and shows no signs of stopping. But it only happened because of what turned out to be a monumental mistake a decade before Iron Man hit screens... a mistake by…

Uber’s Ex-CEO Is Reportedly Unloading a Big Chunk of His Stock for $1.4 Billion

Uber cofounder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick is close to selling “nearly a third” of his equity in the company, Reuters reported late Thursday. Kalanick has so far retained his 10 percent ownership of the company, even after resigning from his position as CEO in June. Reuters reports the sale, the first time Kalanick has…

Amazon Employees Use Pikachu to Test Automated Grocery Store, Which Is a Weird Thing to Do

Amazon is still struggling to get its automated grocery store, Amazon Go, to function right. Who knew it would be so hard to build a brick-and-mortar store with sensors and gadgets instead of cashiers? But in a recent test of the company’s experimental Seattle store, some of Jeff Bezos’ employees got a little weird.…