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Two thumbs up 2.0: How social media affects our behavior at the movie theater

Social media tools are changing the movie theater experience before, during and after seeing a flick on the big screen. Nielsen’s annual American Moviegoing report shows specifically how moviegoers are interacting with platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Before deciding which movie to see, 40 percent of those polled said they value recommendations they see posted by… Read More

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iFlop: Steve Jobs movie disappoints on opening weekend

If you were looking to share your thoughts on the new “Jobs,” movie today at the water cooler, chances are your colleagues probably didn’t catch the film this weekend. Early box office estimates have the Ashton Kutcher-led biopic reeling in just $6.7 million during opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada. Official numbers will be… Read More

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A two-time Googler reviews ‘The Internship’: Hey, this movie is … kinda spot-on!

[Editor's Note: There are some mild spoilers in this review of "The Internship" by GeekWire chairman and two-time Googler Jonathan Sposato. Consider yourself forewarned!] Until now, I’d never worked anywhere that became the subject of a movie. Back in the day, ABC’s ‘20/20’ came to Microsoft to do a news segment on our youthful corporate culture… Read More

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Movie time: Flixster arrives on Xbox Live

If Netflix or any other movie app on Xbox Live ain’t cutting it for you, there’s another option now available: Flixster. Microsoft announced the availability of Flixster for Xbox Live subscribers in the U.S. and you can now rent and buy movies directly from your console by using the app. Some cool features include the ability to… Read More

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Microsoft’s new documentary about startups is brutally honest about Microsoft

Gotta hand it to Microsoft, they’re taking this documentary stuff seriously. I just finished a full-length sneak preview of the company’s new film. Yes, an honest-to-goodness Microsoft fim, called Ctrl+Alt+Compete. (We first told you about it in September.) It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the startup world, making its world premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival on Friday…. Read More