How Pixar Revolutionized Computer Animation

From CNBC. Pixar just celebrated the 30th anniversary of its RenderMan software, which has been the backbone of every one of its films, and core part of the visual effects industry. CNBC interviewed Ed Catmull, one of Pixar’s founders, as well as other employees to get an inside look at the technology of RenderMan and…

Why Is Google Struggling In Russia? Yandex

From CNBC. While Google has about 90% of the global market share for internet search, it is lagging behind in Russia, where the homegrown company Yandex has captured 55% of the market. Yandex maintains its dominance due to its superior Russian language search capabilities, its wide array of services beyond search, and the company’s willingness…

Watch Coverage Of Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration

From CNBC. January 20, 2009 was a historic day, as Barack Obama became the first African-American president in United States history. It was also a chilling time in the economy, as major financial institutions were still struggling and the country was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. The government’s response was still uncertain,…

Watch Coverage Of Barack Obama’s 2008 Inauguration

From CNBC. January 20, 2009 was a historic day, as Barack Obama became the first African-American president in United States history. It was also a chilling time in the economy, as major financial institutions were still struggling and the country was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. The government’s response was still uncertain,…

Why Apple And The FTC Are At War With Qualcomm

From CNBC. Qualcomm has been around since 1985 and pioneered vital components of the wireless technologies you use today. Currently entangled in lawsuits with both the FTC and Apple, it’s often in the news, but how much do you know about what it actually does? Right now, Qualcomm is focused on things like 5G and…

How Robinhood Makes Money

From CNBC. Robinhood, an investing app valued at over $5 billion, says it’s trying to “democratize America’s financial system” by making investing accessible to the little guy with free trades. It’s an eye-popping valuation for a financial company with opaque metrics and plenty of competition. The young company had its share of missteps as well,…

Why McDonald’s Failed In Bolivia

From CNBC. There are over 36,000 McDonald’s locations all over the planet, and the chain is on every continent except Antarctica. In South America alone, there are over 1,400 stores. But there is one Latin American country that flat out rejected Big Macs and McNuggets: Bolivia. Watch this video to find out why the American…

How Starbucks Became An $80B Business

From CNBC. In its 47-year history, Starbucks has transformed from a single coffee bean store in Seattle to a 30,000 cafe international coffee power house. But massive expansion hasn’t come without growing pains. It’s no secret that Starbucks has been struggling to get U.S. customers to frequent its cafes more often. While sales have been…