Web Images
Follow Us
Sign In

Business News

26 Jul 2014 - United States
The Rise Of The Chinese BoxThe Chinese box office grew by an astounding 27% to $3.6 billion in 2013, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. To put that number in comparison, China's $900 million dollars box... office growth was more than the total size of all but eight international box offices. China brought in $1.2 billion more than second place Japan and $1.9 billion more than the third place United Kingdom. The U.S./Canada market remained the largest at $10.9 billion, up 1% from 2012. Globally, box office revenue increased 4%. Although China's box office won't soon overtake the U.S., it's growing fast. In 2012, the Chinese box office grew at an even-more-impressive 36% and overtook Japan as the world's largest international market. As recently as 2008, the Chinese box office pulled in...
Read More
1
view
0
likes

Former Bear Stearns CEO Greenberg Dies

Wall Street Journal - 26 Jul 2014 06:17
Alan "Ace" Greenberg, the executive who helped turn Bear Stearns into one of the world's biggest--and riskiest--securities firms, died of complications from cancer Friday at the age of 86.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
As home prices in the region have soared so have the size of the mortgages.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Bad Language Is Killing YourI'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that your company has put less thought into the words that your employees use with customers than you've put into the language in your marketing campaigns... and website.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Millionaires are taking overMillionaires are taking Manhattan. New York is set to become the leading home of high net-worth individuals -- surpassing Tokyo to have more millionaires than any other city in the...
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Taiwan Real Estate BillionaireAfter nearly two months of detention, a billionaire real estate developer that ranked No. 21 on last month’s new Forbes Taiwan Rich List has been released on bail by the Taipei District Court but... charged with bribery and ordered to stay at home.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Updates by the monitor will include quarterly reports on distributions, reserves, the status of bond settlements and litigation.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
SAN FRANCISCO
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Y Combinator President SaysIn the wake of a string of tech companies releasing their diversity statistics, the subject has become a hot debate around the internet. Y Combinator President Sam Altman thinks that's a dumb thing... to debate. To Altman and his startup accelerator, diversity is an important issue that needs to be addressed industry-wide, he wrote in a Friday blog post. "One of the most insidious things happening in the debate is people claiming versions of 'other industries may have problems with sexism, but our industry doesn’t,'" he wrote. "Both men and women claim this, even though it keeps getting harder to do in the face of shocks like the Tinder texts." Altman went on to say diversity, especially gender diversity, is important because he believes women will found some of the most important startups...
Read More
1
view
0
likes

Solar Industry Is Rebalanced by U.S. Pressure on China

The New York Times - 26 Jul 2014 02:13
Solar Industry Is RebalancedThe Commerce Department on Friday found that Chinese companies had dumped their products on the American market at below cost, and imposed duties of 10.74 percent to 55.49 percent.
Read More
1
view
0
likes

BP reaches settlement on oil-related spills

Miami Herald - 26 Jul 2014 02:09
BP Exploration Alaska has agreed to settle a complaint with the state and federal governments over four oil-related spills on Alaska's North Slope from 2007 to 2011.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Hedge funds are wagering billions of dollars on companies they believe will benefit from a wave of takeover deals designed to lower taxes for U.S. acquirers.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Shareholder report lays outWall Street investors are pushing Alibaba founder Jack Ma to buy Yahoo
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Facebook delivers $1.6B toAfter a shaky start to its IPO, Facebook's effective advertising sales innovations and strategic acquisitions have propelled it to spectacular growth. Benefiting directly from this is founder Mark... Zuckerberg, who pocketed a $1.6 billion paycheck in one day.
Read More
1
view
0
likes
Apple has acquired BookLampNOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and... point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy your tickets while they last. Apple has taken another step into the […]
Read More
0
views
0
likes
Graph TV Makes It Much EasierEarlier this year the internet went crazy for beautiful charts of IMDB ratings for episodes of TV shows over time, which showed when your favorite shows peaked. Created by data visualization guru... Kevin Wu, Graph TV is fun to explore for a few minutes, and it's also surprisingly useful. I've found myself checking Graph TV before starting any new show. Sure, I could find ratings directly on IMDB or elsewhere, but Graph TV offers a simple user interface, and its graphs are a fun and useful way to see how a show will play out. The site is even more useful when you are uncertain about whether to continue watching a flagging show. After a string of bad episodes in the second season of "Dollhouse," for instance, Graph TV convinced me to ride out an upward trend. Likewise, after a low point in...
Read More
0
views
0
likes
Market Basket protesters issued a statement to Boston.com Saturday morning saying employee and customer action will continue.
Read More
0
views
0
likes
The company's board of directors and its two CEOs tried different approaches in their appeals to protesting employees.
Read More
0
views
0
likes
Israel and Hamas observe a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, giving the territory's 1.8 million people a respite from nearly three weeks of fighting as international mediators... struggled to secure a longer cease-fire.
Read More
0
views
0
likes

Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

Miami Herald - 26 Jul 2014 16:04
Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs.
Read More
0
views
0
likes
Apple Just Acquired BookLamp,On Friday, Apple confirmed that it had acquired book recommendation service BookLamp, as TechCrunch and Re/code first reported. Apple is believed to have paid between the $10 million and $15 million... for the company, according to TechCrunch, although Apple didn't officially disclose any numbers. It's unclear exactly why Apple decided to purchase the Idaho-based startup, but the company issued a statement saying the following: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Apple will presumably use the company's technology to improve its own book store, iBooks, which houses more than 2 million free and paid book titles.  BookLamp.org has since shut down its service, but here's a look at what we know about the company and...
Read More
0
views
0
likes

Washington, D.C. -- 'marble graveyard' no more

Market Watch - 26 Jul 2014 16:00
Donald Trump's luxury hotel groundbreaking adds momentum to the capital's transformation.
Read More
0
views
0
likes

Grain cradling runs in Maryland family

Miami Herald - 26 Jul 2014 15:59
Throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s, Carroll County farmers could harvest about three-fourths of an acre of wheat a day by using a grain cradle.
Read More
0
views
0
likes
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) —
Read More
0
views
0
likes
As fighting between warring militias in Libya drew closer to Tripoli, the Obama administration said it had evacuated its personnel from the city.
Read More
0
views
0
likes