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Motorola, Nokia, and Nintendo Are All Suffering From 'Last Blockbuster Syndrome'

Aug 13 2014 3:41pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

The surest way to kill a company might be a massive success.  BGR writer Tero Kuittinen calls it Last Blockbuster Syndrome: Often at the start of a massive trend shift in consumer electronics, dominant dinosaurs get one massive hit built on a nearly obsolete paradigm, and that allows them to be lulled into a comfy trip to the grave. The case studies include Motorola, Nokia, and soon, Nintendo. Motoro ...
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7 Everyday Phrases With Sinister Origins

Jul 24 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Etymology, the study of the origin of words, can be fascinating. Since language is constantly evolving, the meaning of many phrases has changed over time, sometimes obfuscating sexist, racist, and violent pasts. These are seven everyday phrases with surprisingly sinister* origins. 1. Baker's Dozen In 13th-century Britain, under the reign of Henry III, a statute called the Assize of Bread and Ale stated that bakers could lose their hands for selling the ...
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Summer blockbusters feature notable standouts | Arts & Culture

Jul 16 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: The Daily Beacon

The summer movie season is a time to see Hollywood's biggest and most expensive films.Summer releases are often carefully crafted, thought-out works that enter theaters and minds for a short period of time, aimed at large audiences with big imaginations. Whi ...
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