The film industry has undergone massive technological changes over the past 25 years. Pixar's Chief Technology Officer Steve May shares insights on how tech departments work with directors to tell great stories, how the industry has evolved and much...
Netflix comes away with the most Golden Globe nominations in both the film and TV categories. Jason Moser analyzes the boost Netflix gets from the exposure, as well as Disney’s march to a record-shattering year at the box office. Plus, we share thoughts on the passing of former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and dip into the Fool Mailbag to debate large cap stocks vs. index funds. Today's holiday music: "Sugar and Booze" by Ana Gasteyer Get the first $50 off at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
United Airlines announces that CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down in May and will be replaced by United President Scott Kirby. Messaging platform Slack connects on earnings. And discount retailers Five Below and Dollar General report some healthy growth despite concerns over tariffs. Thanks to Brave for supporting our show. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at www.brave.com/FOOL.
Alphabet’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, take a step back from their duties and hand the reins to Sunder Pichai. Meanwhile, Expedia’s CEO resigns after clashing with chairman Barry Diller. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Postmates’ missed opportunity to go public and Constellation Brands’ sale of Ballast Point Brewing. (Tangents include the awesomely-named “Kings & Convicts Brewing Company”, casting a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, and podcasts about candle scents.) Holiday music: “Christmas All Over Again” by Puss N Boots Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Lands’ End pops 17% on surprising same-store sales growth. Bill Mann analyzes the apparel retailer’s brand strength and makes the case for it being acquired. We reflect on the passing of Mark Butler, CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss what to do with cash in your portfolio, whether Chesapeake Energy is a value play or value trap, and Giving Tuesday. Holiday Music: “Santa Claus Blues” by Keb’ Mo’. Thanks to Brave for supporting our show. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at www.brave.com/FOOL.
Black Friday’s online sales set a new record, but Cyber Monday could be even higher. Gambling revenue in Macau fell in November, so why aren’t casino stocks falling as well? McDonald’s is testing out a new crispy chicken sandwich in two markets. How good does it need to be to get a national rollout? Dan Kline analyzes those stories and helps kick off our annual drive to expand the universe of holiday music. Holiday Music: “If I Get Home on Christmas Day” by Letters to Cleo Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.