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Don’t be a selfless startup

One of the enduring truths of big companies is that they aren’t innovative. They are “innovative” in the marketing sense, but fail to ever execute on new ideas, particularly when those ideas
The Absolute Worst Tech of 2019

The Absolute Worst Tech of 2019

Gadgets have to work a lot harder to suck in 2019 than they have in years past. They have to bankrupt companies, reveal our data, or be so overpriced they even make Apple look cheap. The gadgets below
The Absolute Worst Tech of 2019

The Absolute Worst Tech of 2019

Gadgets have to work a lot harder to suck in 2019 than they have in years past. They have to bankrupt companies, reveal our data, or be so overpriced they even make Apple look cheap. The gadgets below
The Absolute Worst Tech of 2019

The Absolute Worst Tech of 2019

Gadgets have to work a lot harder to suck in 2019 than they have in years past. They have to bankrupt companies, reveal our data, or be so overpriced they even make Apple look cheap. The gadgets below
Remembering the startups we lost in 2019

Remembering the startups we lost in 2019

All manner of startups fail for all manner of reasons. But there’s one constant: this is an incredibly difficult business. Launching a successful company isn’t just a matter of drive and finding the
The tech we lost in 2019: RIP iTunes, MoviePass, and AirPower

The tech we lost in 2019: RIP iTunes, MoviePass, and AirPower

From folding phones to more wireless earbuds than we can name, there was a lot of new tech we fell in love with in 2019. But for every eye-popping new gadget we tried, there was another one that
In Memoriam: The Apps and Services We Lost in 2019

In Memoriam: The Apps and Services We Lost in 2019

The Wii Shopping Channel will never see another update day. iTunes was stripped for parts. MoviePass has been snuffed out like a candle in the wind, burning at both ends, being thrown at a customer’s
In Memoriam: The Apps and Services We Lost in 2019

In Memoriam: The Apps and Services We Lost in 2019

The Wii Shopping Channel will never see another update day. iTunes was stripped for parts. MoviePass has been snuffed out like a candle in the wind, burning at both ends, being thrown at a customer’s

MoviePass Conspired to ‘Steal’ Film Rights, Lawsuit Says

The shuttered MoviePass has been accused in court of breach of contract by Oasis Ventures, part of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

MoviePass Conspired to ‘Steal’ Film Rights, Lawsuit Says

The shuttered MoviePass has been accused in court of breach of contract by Oasis Ventures, part of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.
MoviePass Accused of Contract Breach by Oasis Ventures

MoviePass Accused of Contract Breach by Oasis Ventures

Oasis Ventures Entertainment, a Dubai-based investment fund, sued MoviePass on Monday, alleging that the loyalty-card company stole film titles to create its film unit. Oasis has had a joint venture
They're Already Trying to Reboot MoviePass

They're Already Trying to Reboot MoviePass

The disastrous app has only been gone for a few days, but the former head is already trying to bring it back.
How MoviePass’s Former Chairman Plans to Save the Floundering Company

How MoviePass’s Former Chairman Plans to Save the Floundering Company

Ted Farnsworth still believes that MoviePass, the high-flying subscription service that crashed to Earth in spectacular fashion, can soar again. The former head of Helios and Matheson Analytics, the

MoviePass is dying, but its former leader wants to resurrect it

Just days after MoviePass shut down, one of the key players behind its initial success and subsequent failure wants to purchase it. Ted Farnsworth announced today that he's made an offer to acquire
RIP MoviePass (again)

RIP MoviePass (again)

On Saturday, September 14th, the grand and ultimately fatally flawed experiment known as MoviePass will finally come to an end. And this time, it looks permanent. MoviePass notified subscribers that

MoviePass closes the curtains for good (finally)

MoviePass, the subscription movie-going experience that set the internet on fire last year, has finally announced that they’re closing up shop. And no, it’s not like that 4th of July weekend where
MoviePass is shutting down tomorrow, parent company hopes to find a buyer

MoviePass is shutting down tomorrow, parent company hopes to find a buyer

"Get customers now, worry about making money later" is a prevailing mindset for tech startups. Sometimes that works, and sometimes you get a MoviePass. After MoviePass cut its all-you-can-watch movie
MoviePass to reportedly shut down for good this weekend after money finally runs out

MoviePass to reportedly shut down for good this weekend after money finally runs out

1p>MoviePass may end for good this weekend. Its parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, announced today that the once-promising theater ticket service would cease all operations effectively
MoviePass is shutting down, and probably dead

MoviePass is shutting down, and probably dead

The decision marks an end—at least for now—to the company's rollercoaster of switching models and burning cash.
MoviePass is dead (for real this time)

MoviePass is dead (for real this time)

MoviePass, the once uber-popular movie subscription service, is shutting down. For real. In a press release published on Friday and first noticed by CNBC, Helios and Matheson Analytics — MoviePass’