The Billion Dollar Market Microsoft And Sony Are Ignoring The console video game market remains huge. Last September, Grand Theft Auto 5 generated over $1 billion in revenue in its first few days, a feat even the wizards of Hogwart’s and Middle Earth never matched on the...
Jan 16 2014, 5:46am CST
Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop! Before he died this past December, hedge fund manager and philanthropist Robert W. Wilson had done many notable things. In the ‘70s, he’d survived what Forbes called “the most catastrophic short play in modern times” to...
Jan 14 2014, 10:06am CST
Majority of Super Bowl Ads are Useless It has been found in a study that the majority of Super Bowl adverts are not all they are purported to be. In fact they are pretty useless since they don’t affect the sales rep.
Jan 8 2014, 10:18am CST
Subsidized Saturdays: The Tax-Free World Of College Football The BCS is just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to the weird, tax-free world of college sports.
Let’s start before the season even began. Florida Atlantic University – a public, four-year college based in Boca Raton –...
Dec 23 2013, 9:06am CST
5 Ways Other Countries Do 401(k)s Better If you were to design a retirement program from scratch, you probably wouldn’t create what we have now.
The problems with the 401(k), IRA, Social Security “system” — or hodgepodge, if you prefer — are almost too...
Dec 23 2013, 7:06am CST
The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 25, December 23, 2013
In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...
Dec 22 2013, 9:21pm CST
Crowdfunding Is Not Just For Billionaires Anymore The year was 2004 and billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel decided to sow $500,000 into a small but growing startup. Facebook was its name, perhaps you’ve heard of it. It was the company’s first angel investment. In...
Dec 20 2013, 3:31pm CST
Mega Millions Jackpot Has No Winners The Mega Millions jackpot has no obvious winners yet. This fact alone has raised the sweepstakes from $425 to $550 million.
Dec 16 2013, 5:42am CST
Billionaires Fund $3 Million Science Breakthrough Awards Several world-class billionaires such as Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin have funded a series of awards. They will be given to geniuses in scientific fields such as mathematics and physics. Each breakthrough award will be worth $3 million.
Dec 14 2013, 10:29am CST
Ryan Seacrest Invested a Million Dollars in iPhone Keyboard Besides making a lot of money from American Idol, Ryan Seacrest has also invested a ton of cash in another venture. He has contributed an input of a million dollars to build a typo iPhone keyboard. This physical iPhone keyboard is coming in January for $99.
Dec 6 2013, 5:16am CST
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