Chris Rock’s walk-on song, Stacey Dash’s awkward wave: Here are the night’s more memorable moments – LA Times

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Chris Rock’s walk-on song, Stacey Dash’s awkward wave: Here are the night’s more memorable moments

“Is Hollywood racist?” asked Chris Rock in his opening monologue at the 88 th Academy Awards. He quickly answered his own question. “You damn right Hollywood’s racist.”

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-the-best-moments-from-this-year-s-oscars-20160228-story.html

Carl Icahn’s Investment Fund Plunged By 18% In 2015 – Forbes

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Carl Icahn’s Investment Fund Plunged By 18% In 2015 – Forbes

Icahn’s investment fund has been hit by significant paper losses related to big bets on oil and commodities players. Whatever changes Icahn has been able to bring to these companies as an activist investor have been overwhelmed by tumbling commodities prices.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2016/02/29/carl-icahns-investment-fund-plunged-by-18-in-2015/#6a679cf55e6f

Microsoft Says Windows 10 PCs ‘Do More’ Than Macs in Latest Ads – Mac Rumors

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Microsoft Says Windows 10 PCs ‘Do More’ Than Macs in Latest Ads

Microsoft has shared a new series of ads called The Bug Chicks that promote what it believes are advantages of Windows 10 PCs over Macs. Each ad has…

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/02/29/microsoft-windows-10-pc-vs-mac-ads/

Google’s Parent Could Be Big Winner in Intel Tax Dispute – WSJ

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Google’s Parent Could Be Big Winner in Intel Tax Dispute

Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, could gain at least $3.5 billion in new tax benefits if Intel Corp. succeeds in its international tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, an amount that exceeds Google’s entire 2015 tax cost.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-parent-could-be-big-winner-in-intel-tax-dispute-1456698129

Microsoft Shores Up Its Cyberattack Defenses – WSJ

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Microsoft Shores Up Its Cyberattack Defenses

Microsoft’s new Cyber Defense Operations Center is at the heart of the software giant’s campaign to rebuild its reputation for security at a time when the number of potential cyberattack targets has exploded.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-shores-up-its-cyberattack-defenses-1456709566

Vice Media Launches Its Own Cable-TV Channel – WSJ

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Vice Media Launches Its Own Cable-TV Channel

Vice Media is set to become the first digital-media company to launch its own cable-TV channel, a joint venture with A+E Networks, and has assembled a roster of big advertisers lured by the promise of a young audience.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/vice-media-to-launch-its-own-cable-tv-channel-1456696293

‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture: What Happens To Its Box Office? | Deadline

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‘Spotlight’s Surprise Best Picture Win At The Oscars: What Does This Mean For Its Box Office?

Open Road’s Spotlight is already out on DVD/VOD, and it’s in its 17th weekend at the box office with $39.1 million. So, despite its Best Picture Oscar win, how much juice can possibly b…

http://deadline.com/2016/02/spotlight-the-revenant-best-picture-box-office-boost-1201710795/

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar Engraving: Watch Video from Governors Ball | Variety

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Leonardo DiCaprio Gets His Oscar Engraved at the Governors Ball (Watch)

For the first time in his career, Leonardo DiCaprio needed his Oscar statue engraved at the Governors Ball following Sunday’s Academy Awards. “Do you do this every year? I wouldn’…

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/leonardo-dicaprio-oscars-governors-ball-after-party-revenant-1201718062/

AMC Breaks Records Thanks to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ | Variety

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AMC Entertainment Earnings Beat Forecasts Thanks to ‘Star Wars’

UPDATED: Revenues at AMC Entertainment hit record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015 on the strength of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the theater chain said Monday. Total revenues g…

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/star-wars-amc-1201718094/

Tribune Media Hangs Up “For Sale” Sign With Hiring Of Financial Advisers | Deadline

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Tribune Media Hangs Up “For Sale” Sign With Hiring Of Financial Advisers

UPDATED with executive comments and stock data: Investors responded to Tribune Media’s announcement this morning by driving its share price up more than 12% when the market opened — fol…

http://deadline.com/2016/02/tribune-media-for-sale-hires-financial-advisers-1201711430/

How did Spotlight beat The Revenant to the biggest Oscar win of all? | Film | The Guardian

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How did Spotlight beat The Revenant to the biggest Oscar win of all?

Tom McCarthy’s investigative journalism drama defied the bookies – and the critics – to take the best picture prize when victory for The Revenant seemed all but certain. What was its secret?

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/feb/29/how-did-spotlight-beat-the-revenant-to-the-biggest-oscar-win-of-all?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Version+CB+header&utm_term=159359&subid=10216361&CMP=ema_565

Microsoft needs to stop forcing console-like restrictions on Windows Store PC games | Ars Technica

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Microsoft needs to stop forcing console-like restrictions on Windows Store PC games

With the upcoming Quantum Break a Windows Store exclusive, users are up in arms.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/02/microsoft-needs-to-stop-forcing-console-like-restrictions-on-windows-store-pc-games/

Apple Product Event Will Be Held March 22 | Re/code

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(Re)Mark Your Calendars: Apple’s Product Event Will Be Held the Week of March 21

A week later than you thought.

http://recode.net/2016/02/27/remark-your-calendars-apples-product-event-will-week-of-march-21/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recodedaily_v2&utm_content=remark-your-calendars-apples-product-event-will-be-held-the-week-of-march-21&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuazJZKXonjHpfsX54uwkXLHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2oQJTtQ%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVQNSq29Wq4NqaML

Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Headed for Exit at Powermat | Re/code

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Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Apparently Out of a Job Again

Heins’s ouster at wireless charging firm Powermat comes as part of a spat between different factions on the company’s board of directors.

http://recode.net/2016/02/28/former-blackberry-ceo-thorsten-heins-apparently-out-of-a-job-again/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recodedaily_v2&utm_content=former-blackberry-ceo-thorsten-heins-apparently-out-of-a-job-again&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuazJZKXonjHpfsX54uwkXLHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2oQJTtQ%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVQNSq29Wq4NqaML

Oscars 2016 Analysis: Surprises & More From The 88th Academy Awards | Deadline

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Oscars: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Why Producers Tried To Cut Alejandro Iñárritu’s Historic Speech

Alejandro G. Iñárritu made Oscar history in a couple of ways Sunday night becoming the first director to win back to back Oscars in 66 years, and only the third ever to do it after Joseph L. Mankie…

http://deadline.com/2016/02/oscars-2016-surprises-snubs-analysis-deadline-hollywood-1201711333/