While the climate, tax and health care package, now known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, has made its way closer to passage than thought possible at any time in its 18-month existence, as the House Both the U.S. Commerce Department and the Business Roundtable — a group of nearly 200 CEOs from companies…

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Do you remember crash-mania? Those days in the 1980s when I played video games Clash of Clans became the biggest pop-culture phenomenon the world had ever seen, and its main character, the Barbarian, was gracing magazine covers, cereal boxes, and being transformed into an action figure? A new short documentary tells the fascinating story of…

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You are in the desert. It’s day. There is a scorpion. No, wait, it’s night. Truck lights in the distance. Cut to the interior of the truck: Dark, I can’t see anything. Truck running through the desert. Creepy shadow. The moon turns into a ball of fire. Is the truck doing donuts? Are you being…

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In the fourth episode of the third season of game of thrones, Daenerys Targaryen takes control of the slave town of Astapor by begging her pet dragon to burn the slave leader to death. A key part of this whole scene is how the master slave, Kraznys, hurled profane lyrical insults at Daenerys in Valyrian,…

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It all seemed to happen at once for Observatory CEO Jae Goodman. First, on June 9, Apple TV+ announced a multi-year deal with Nike’s Waffle Iron Entertainment (WIE) to develop and produce sports movies. Then on June 16, wine brand 19 Crimes released a limited edition Martha Stewart action figure to promote their collaboration. This…

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It starts in black and white. Sarah McLachlan’s plaintive ballad “Angel” plays in the background as men and women look soulfully into the camera and utter one word, “Please.” Is this a reboot of the hit 2007 PSA from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in which the Canadian singer-songwriter’s…

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When Netflix first started broadcasting in 2007, the overall goal was to give people an entertainment opportunity that was better than what they get on broadcast television. Now, Netflix co-CEO and content chief Ted Sarandos says the goal remains the same as the company prepares to launch a new ad-supported option. “We’re a little far…

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Colleen DeCourcy’s planned release ended up becoming little more than an extended break. The creative executive had climbed to perhaps the best job in the world of advertising, co-president and creative boss of Wieden + Kennedy, where she helped the agency reach new heights, helping her do what she had done legendarily for Nike for…

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Over the past year, sportswear giant Fanatics has rapidly expanded its business to include trading cards, NFTs and other digital collections. This included the launch of NFT Candy Digital, the acquisition of trading card company Topps, and the provision of trading card rights to Major League Baseball, the NFL, and the NBA. In March, the…

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The commercial all-white blind taste test kit is an environment immediately recognizable. The only distinguishing features are the products and the participant – without further distractions. In its latest advertising campaign, the ironic canned water brand Liquid Death launches a new line of sparkling sparkling waters and to test the premium positioning of its Severed…

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