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Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

January 26, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The company behind Snapchat has two offerings — that beloved, 5-year-old app for messaging and video streaming, and Spectacles, a months-old, $130 pair of sunglasses that double as a camcorder. The Los Angeles company has promised more gadgets ...

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

January 19, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology, Video Games

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Video games as a professional sport made no sense to Lars Windhorst, a European oil and agriculture investor, until a summer evening in Seoul. Before him lay an impressive sight: Thousands of kids in lawn chairs outdoors watching teams battle in the 20...

Savile Row tailor makes house calls in Philadelphia

Savile Row tailor makes house calls in Philadelphia

November 11, 2016


Filed under Business

By Elizabeth Wellington The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Photographer Patrick Snook attended his first bespoke suit fitting late last month with an authentic Savile Row tailor — at the Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia. “Really nice. Really nice,” Snook said as he took in the full-len...

Why restaurants want you to order food on your phone

Why restaurants want you to order food on your phone

September 29, 2016


Filed under Business, Food, Technology

By Samantha Bomkamp Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Swipe, click, food. The ability to order food with the click of a few buttons on a smartphone is becoming widespread — even fast-food companies are getting in on the action. But the technology — which in some cases tracks a customer’s loca...

Startups in Target’s Techstars accelerator race to finish line

Startups in Target’s Techstars accelerator race to finish line

September 8, 2016


Filed under Business, Technology

By Kavita Kumar Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Some of Target Corp.’s first class of Techstar startups are already running tests within the company. Others are in active talks about potential partnerships. In the last several weeks, many have zigged or zagged their original conce...

Music firm benefits with rights to big hits from Adele, ‘Star Wars’

Music firm benefits with rights to big hits from Adele, ‘Star Wars’

January 25, 2016


Filed under Business

By Rick Romell Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS) MILWAUKEE — They’re jazzed over at Hal Leonard Corp. The firm already is the self-described biggest print music publisher in the world — $170 million in annual sales, 550 employees worldwide, and a Milwaukee headquarters team that includes 45...

Who pays when Obama travels to criticize Republicans?

Who pays when Obama travels to criticize Republicans?

January 19, 2016


Filed under Business

By Anita Kumar and Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama travels on official business this election year — even if he delivers an overtly partisan speech bashing Republicans — the costs will largely be paid for by the taxpayers. The Democratic Par...

Take a ride with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

Take a ride with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

January 14, 2016


Filed under Business

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Take two of America’s most popular actor/writer/producers, one a stadium-packing comedian, the other a global rap phenomenon, team them up for a rapid-fire cop comedy and what do you get? When “Ride Along” costs $20 million to ma...

‘Star Wars’ soup is happening. Get ready for Darth Vader in a bowl

‘Star Wars’ soup is happening. Get ready for Darth Vader in a bowl

September 8, 2015


Filed under Business, Food

By Jenn Harris Los Angeles Times (TNS) Campbell’s is releasing limited-edition “Star Wars” chicken noodle soup and SpaghettiOs later this month. That means you can have a bowl of little Yodas, R2-D2s, Stormtroopers and Darth Vaders for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The soup cans feature picture...

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

August 25, 2015


Filed under Business, Campus, Technology

By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) AKRON, Ohio — Frittering away hours on your smartphone playing games and using social media may seem like harmless fun. But a new Kent State University study suggests it’s actually making you more uptight and stressed out — not to mention it’s kee...

Starbucks Not Liable In Coffee-Spill Case

Starbucks Not Liable In Coffee-Spill Case

June 30, 2015


Filed under Business, Food

By Josh Shaffer The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS) RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina jury ruled Monday that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which a Raleigh police officer was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap. Lt. Matt Kohr had sought damages of up to $750,000 fro...

Google To Enter Wireless Business

Google To Enter Wireless Business

January 22, 2015


Filed under Business

By Matt O’Brien San Jose Mercury News (TNS) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is taking a leap into the wireless business, according to reports that say the Internet giant plans to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers. “It’s not surprising. Google ha...

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