The official student newspaper of Northeast Community College.

The ViewPoint

Lyft gets $1 billion investment, led by Google’s parent company

Lyft gets $1 billion investment, led by Google’s parent company

October 19, 2017


Filed under Business

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — In the topsy-turvy world of tech, an investor can fund a company one minute and sue it the next. It can also turn around and fund a competitor, which is what Google’s parent company did when it announced Thursday that its growth equity fund led...

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PC

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PC

October 17, 2017


Filed under Business

By Matt Day The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Microsoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world. The company on Tuesday started rolling out its latest bundle of updates to the Windows 10 operating system with features clustered around a be...

Skip the checkout lines: Whole Foods, Walmart and other stores embrace online grocery shopping

September 28, 2017


Filed under Business

By Queenie Wong The Mercury News (TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Grocery shopping can feel like you’re navigating through an obstacle course filled with crowded parking lots, long lines and screaming kids. But a growing number of Americans are checking off their grocery lists without even walking inside t...

Can MoviePass save theaters? The CEO crunched the numbers and says yes

Can MoviePass save theaters? The CEO crunched the numbers and says yes

September 14, 2017


Filed under Business

By Seung Lee The Mercury News (TNS) Vegging out on the couch watching movies streamed from services like Netflix, Amazon or Hulu is today’s great American pastime. But one startup is going against the grain to get people out of their homes and into the theaters. Can MoviePass’ amazing deal save t...

Parents turn to Uber to shuttle kids, even though it’s not allowed

Parents turn to Uber to shuttle kids, even though it’s not allowed

August 29, 2017


Filed under Business

Susannah Bryan Sun Sentinel (TNS) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Teenager Emily Lieber needed a ride home from the bus stop, so she did what her parents might do: She called Uber. When the driver showed up, he told the Hollywood, Fla., teen, then 13, that she was too young to ride. So she called anoth...

Business school dean says to grow female CEOs, get girls interested in finance (hint, cool shoes matter)

August 29, 2017


Filed under Business, National

By Jane M. Von Bergen The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Kudos to the STEM movement (science, technology, engineering and math) for building girls’ interests in science, engineering and technology, says Joyce Russell, dean of Villanova University’s nationally ranked business school. But...

Early-morning tweet and ‘farmer talk’ leads to Microsoft-Mojang deal

Early-morning tweet and ‘farmer talk’ leads to Microsoft-Mojang deal

May 16, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SEATTLE — Microsoft’s acquisition of “Minecraft” began with a tweet and a text. Markus “Notch” Persson, the man behind the smash hit world-building game, posted a tweet out of frustration with the fame of running a company with obsessive fans. “Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I...

Entrepreneurship has grown on biotechnology firm’s CEO

Entrepreneurship has grown on biotechnology firm’s CEO

May 9, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SEATTLE — Leen Kawas was initially confused when her Ph.D. adviser at Washington State University suggested she help start a company focused on the research their team had been developing for the past several years. Entrepreneurship, or any sort of startup work, wasn’t a career path when Kawas w...

For these startups, Silicon Valley’s diversity problem brings big business

For these startups, Silicon Valley’s diversity problem brings big business

May 2, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It’s one of the tech industry’s biggest embarrassments. But for a handful of startups, Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity is also a money-making machine. Capitalizing on the pressure Bay Area tech companies face to hire and promote more women and people of color, a new class o...

3-D technology is game-changer for recruiting future engineers

3-D technology is game-changer for recruiting future engineers

April 25, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

MINNEAPOLIS — Stratasys Ltd. employees ran a marathon of sorts earlier this month as they dashed to dozens of Twin Cities schools to introduce 3,500 students to the wonderment of 3-D printing. The effort was the company’s first large-scale effort to instantly reach out to thousands of students ...

Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald’s wants to track all your dining habits

Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald’s wants to track all your dining habits

April 18, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

CHICAGO — You know a lot about McDonald’s, but McDonald’s doesn’t know much about you. At least not yet. By year’s end, the world’s largest burger chain will roll out nationwide a mobile ordering system that will collect a wealth of data about the habits of customers — everything from w...

Inside the car-eat-car world of self-driving technology

Inside the car-eat-car world of self-driving technology

April 11, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — First, it was just a dream. Then it became a quirky research project undertaken by a handful of the nerdiest engineers in the robotics industry. Now self-driving cars are on the brink of transforming transportation. The industry creating the technology for autonomous vehicles has mor...

The official student newspaper of Northeast Community College.
Business