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  1. August 21, 2014

    Hollywood studios lament summer of plummeting cinema receipts

    There has been much gnawing of fingernails in the executive suites of Hollywood’s movie studios lately. After a record...

  2. August 9, 2014

    Judge tells of Silicon Valley ‘fear’ of Steve Jobs

    A US judge on Friday offered a behind-the-scenes look at the force of will with which Steve Jobs once held sway over Silicon...

  1. August 6, 2014

    From hacking to fracking, this year’s cracking business titles

    Two of 2014’s most controversial books – Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys...

  2. July 28, 2014

    LinkedIn boss is wrong about poaching rivals’ employees

    In the 1970s you could buy a hippy-ish poster of a bird flying towards a lurid sunset, with the maxim: “If you love...

  3. June 25, 2014

    Pixar’s formula for creativity

    Deep within Pixar’s headquarters in Emery­ville, a short drive from San Francisco, two animators are working in what looks...

  4. Business Blog

    April 2, 2014

    Amazon wins plaudits for a Prime example of a textbook price increase

    Free business school case study in every box (Dreamstime) Altering prices is a delicate art. When Pixar was a hardware maker...

  5. March 25, 2014

    Disney: taker and Maker

    Disney’s latest deal will struggle for a fairy tale ending. On Monday it announced the acquisition of “online video network”...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Candour without bruises: how to get a Pixar buzz

    Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace,...

  7. February 25, 2014

    Disney strengthens movie ties with Apple

    Walt Disney has launched a cloud-based movie service with Apple that will allow buyers of its movies to view them digitally...

  8. February 5, 2014

    Disney powered by ‘Frozen’ and ‘Thor’

    A snow princess and a Nordic super hero powered Walt Disney’s first-quarter profits as the box office hits Frozen and Thor:...

  9. March 6, 2013

    The art of creating creativity

    Frank Stephenson, design director at McLaren Automotive, remembers standing in a hotel lobby in the Caribbean and gazing at...

  10. December 4, 2012

    Netflix strikes deal for new Disney movies

    The pay-television industry faces renewed competition from Netflix after the DVD and video streaming operator struck a deal...

  11. November 9, 2012

    The (Disney) empire strikes back

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars saga delighted audiences and made its creators rich. Then another...

  12. November 8, 2012

    Disney urges officials to resolve fiscal cliff

    Walt Disney’s theme parks and cable networks powered fourth-quarter profits at the media group as Bob Iger, chief executive,...

  13. October 31, 2012

    Disney plans to exploit Star Wars galaxy

    In a video message posted online shortly after Walt Disney announced its $4bn purchase of Lucasfilm, Bob Iger, Disney’s...

  14. October 30, 2012

    Disney and Star Wars join forces

    Mickey Mouse has forged an unlikely alliance with Darth Vader after Walt Disney agreed a $4bn deal to acquire Lucasfilm, the...

  15. August 16, 2012

    Superheroes soar above Disney tensions

    Summer means one thing in Hollywood: big, blockbuster movies. But a single superhero film has ka-powed all others this year....

  16. July 13, 2012

    Disney still has star potential

    Tax avoidance schemes of the rich and famous – recently exposed in this newspaper and others – have led to me to take a...

  17. June 28, 2012

    Robots take lessons in body language

    While her colleagues pore over algorithms, debug software codes and tinker with articulated arms and gripper hands, Leila...

  18. June 6, 2012

    Scotland gets the Disney treatment

    On Saturday VisitScotland chartered a train for about 150 journalists to travel from Edinburgh to Dunkeld in east...

  19. April 16, 2012

    Mattel shares fall on 53% quarterly profits slide

    Shares in Mattel fell 9 per cent as the company said that first-quarter net profits were 53 per cent below the same period...

  20. March 19, 2012

    Disney in $200m writedown for ‘John Carter’

    Walt Disney will incur a $200m writedown on John Carter, the action film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel which has...

  21. March 13, 2012

    Beyond the geek ghetto

    One of Shane Walter’s chief frustrations is that Onedotzero’s Adventures in Motion, the annual digital arts festival he...

  22. March 8, 2012

    A moral tale – but of the French kind

    France, we know, is a mirror held to England. Bel Ami, a sleekly spellbinding version of Guy de Maupassant’s rake’s tale by...

  23. February 9, 2012

    Steve Jobs FBI files released

    Newly released FBI files on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have revealed friends and colleagues all thought he could serve the...

  24. January 24, 2012

    ‘The Artist’ leads Oscar nominations

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Harvey Weinstein’s The Weinstein Company were the big winners when the...

  25. November 15, 2011

    Apple picks Levinson as non-executive chairman

    Apple named longtime independent director Arthur Levinson as its non-executive chairman and added Disney’s chief executive,...

  26. October 14, 2011

    Innovation works in mysterious ways

    Was it salesmanship or engineering? Creativity or ruthlessness? Or was Steve Jobs simply gifted with vision and impeccable...

  27. October 7, 2011

    Visionary, genius, game-changer ... but also a freak

    One of the strangest research trips I ever went on was to the Kannon Do Zen Center in Mountain View, California. It came at...

  28. October 7, 2011

    Disney extends Iger contract until 2016

    Bob Iger, chief executive of Walt Disney, will take on the role of chairman and extend his contract with the company from...

  29. October 6, 2011

    Millions pay tribute to Jobs

    Tributes to the late Steve Jobs have poured out around the globe from political leaders, business chiefs and the millions of...

  30. September 2, 2011

    Setback for Netflix as Starz ends talks

    Netflix, the fast-growing online video service, suffered a big setback on Thursday when Starz Entertainment, the premium...

  31. August 25, 2011

    Steve Jobs

    It is reasonable to worry about Apple after Steve Jobs. He is irreplaceable in a way that almost no businessman ever is. Mr...

  32. August 4, 2011

    Scotland anticipates ‘Brave’ set in Highlands

    Tourism officials find it difficult to contain their excitement about the potential benefit that could accrue to Scotland...

  33. July 21, 2011

    Film releases: July 22

    Horrible Bosses is a one-man show that other actors have been allowed, lucklessly for them, to crash. Crash they do. Like a...

  34. April 20, 2011

    Case study: How to avoid complacency

    Heroic studio: ‘The Incredibles’, one of Pixar’s hits The story. When Steve Jobs bought computer hardware company Pixar, he...

  35. February 9, 2011

    Disney

    The new Disney theme park in Shanghai, costing perhaps $4bn, will not be open for at least another three years. But Robert...

  36. December 21, 2010

    Lucasfilm settles recruiting complaint

    Lucasfilm, the production company founded by Star Wars director George Lucas, has settled a complaint by the US Department...

  37. November 19, 2010

    Disney dreams

    ITV chief Adam Crozier used his platform at the Morgan Stanley TMT conference in Barcelona to pass Richard Desmond, the new...

  38. October 31, 2010

    Disney seeks Oscar for ‘Toy Story 3’

    ‘Toy Story 3’ was the latest critical and commercial success from Disney’s Pixar stable Walt Disney is preparing a concerted...

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