One billion 3D views and counting

Alice Lloyd George AD: Three months ago. AMLG: Congratulations. Maybe we can start with a bit your history, how you got into graphics, came over from France for Techstars and the origins of the company. AD: Initially wood sculpture, then for this piece it had to be clay because it…

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Fyre festival: creator of disastrous event sentenced on fraud charges

Billy McFarland was sentenced on Thursday in Manhattan after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in March A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. Judge…

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Disney Looks Past Canceled Films Toward Brighter Future With Fox

Source: Company reports Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox’s entertainment assets in a $71 billion deal — seeking movie and TV properties that it can turn into megahits like its Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar films. The company has launched the ESPN streaming service and plans a second,…

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Americans Still Arent Saving, Despite the Booming Economy

Despite recent job gains, rising wages and falling unemployment, almost a quarter of Americans said they still have no emergency savings, according to an annual Bankrate.com report released Wednesday. The number of Americans who said they have no money readily available in either a checking, savings or money market account fell to a…

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First Marijuana-Based Medicine Is Approved for Sale in U.S.

The first-ever medical treatment derived from a marijuana plant will hit the U.S. market in a few months after regulators on Monday gave the epilepsy treatment the green light. The Food and Drug Administration approved Photographer: Kathy Young/AP Epilepsy patients and doctors have long had interest in marijuana’s therapeutic potential.…

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Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News

Last week, Jen Wrenn, a children’s literacy advocate in San Diego, attended her first political protest after reading about the Trump administration policy of separating small children from their immigrant parents at the border. She had heard Deadline. “A character like Fred takes us back to how we treat each other.”…

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Osteria FrancescanaIs the Best Restaurant in the World, Again

Osteria Francescana is the best restaurant in the world, on a night that had a sense of déjà vu, especially for the Top 10. Chef Massimo Bottura’s modern Italian restaurant in the back streets of Modena was the World’s No. 1 Restaurant in 2016; last year it was No. 2. The biggest movement in the Top…

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Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market

Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain Source: Company data, Bloomberg Note: Data is for fiscal…

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The Best and Worst Airlines and Airports of 2018

Last summer, on a bucket list trip through Southern Africa, I took a total of six flights with South African Airways. On the first one, a 15-hour trip from New York’s JFK Airport to Johannesburg, my air vent and seat-back screens were both broken. On my next five flights, the…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in…

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Otters Are Not Cute, They Are Sick Depraved Jerks

Wednesday May 30 is World Otter Day, a day where your newsfeeds will undoubtedly be filled with cutesy photographs of fuzzy little otters juggling stones or holding hands while they sleep. But don’t be fooled by this PR campaign. Behind those beady eyes lies a dark secret: Otters are assholes. It’s…

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