The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change. The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...
Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST
Grammys Taxes and the IRS The Grammys award show is a big production, which GRAMMY.com calls Music’s Biggest Night. Awards are coveted for their status and industry recognition, but they can increase performer earnings too. On the...
Jan 27 2014, 5:00am CST
Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising One week from today is the Super Bowl of advertising with an hour of football in-between. I wanted all of us to enjoy these TV spots to the fullest. To that end, I asked myself what makes a great Super Bowl spot? It has...
Jan 27 2014, 2:07am CST
Xirrus enables Las Vegas Sands Casino to Charge WiFi Premium As a hotel guest, I am always annoyed when I am required to pay extra for WiFi. But thanks to WiFi service from a Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based startup, lets a Las Vegas casino charge an even higher price premium to grant...
Jan 26 2014, 10:08am CST
Conan O'Brien is Being Paid To Review Video Games In the midst of all this Xbox One/EA/Machimina/YouTube drama, gaming site Re/code did a bit of investigation into a more high profile game reviewer than most. Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” segment doesn’t produce...
Jan 25 2014, 12:41pm CST
Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars The idea of powering your car with a flywheel conjures up amateurish images of rubber bands, or big, clunky contraptions attached to ponderous nineteenth century steam-powered wagons. But modern flywheels are all about...
Jan 24 2014, 8:36am CST
Google Adsense Direct is For Small Publishers Those playing the ad game within the Google universe are very familiar with Google AdSense and DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP). As a refresher, AdSense automatically fills unsold ad space inventory for quick and easy...
Jan 24 2014, 8:11am CST
Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...
Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST
Carl Icahn Buys another $500M of Apple Shares Billionaire Icahn invests another $500 million in Apple, arguing the stock remains a bargain SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outspoken billionaire Carl Icahn has tossed another bushel of Apple stock into his investment portfolio...
Jan 24 2014, 6:26am CST
Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots In the lobby of Google’s Building 900 at its Mountain View headquarters, there’s a display of Google-colored squares and rectangles that looks like a bland abstract-art piece. It turns out these are the shape and...
Jan 24 2014, 5:18am CST
Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...
Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST
T-Mobile Wants To Shake Up Banking “We’ve already transformed how Americans use and pay for phones, tablets and wireless service; why stop there?.” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a statement. The so-called “uncarrier,” which credits itself fo rhaving “...
Jan 23 2014, 2:21am CST
Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying Government oversight panel urges end to phone data spying, records purge WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has...
Jan 23 2014, 2:01am CST
Kristen Bell Opens Private Matters The actress, Kristen Bell is in a confessional mood alright. Recently, she opened up about some very private matters on the Conan O’Brien Show. While some members of the audience expressed shock at her talking about her personal life, the actress remained unfazed.
Jan 23 2014, 1:42am CST
Alison Sweeney to Leave “Days of Our Lives” Soon The smart and sexy star, Alison Sweeney is all set to leave the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” soon. After staying on the show for more than two decades, she wants to pay some attention to her son and daughter for a change.
Jan 22 2014, 7:15am CST
Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy Advertising has become an increasingly important revenue source for the multi-billion-dollar app economy, as consumers become less inclined to pay for the mobile apps they download. That’s left advertisers with two...
Jan 22 2014, 7:11am CST
Hearthstone's Open Beta Is Officially Live Blizzard can be quite stealthy when they want to be, and all of a sudden, after months and months of waiting, they’ve flung open the gates of the Hearthstone beta. The Warcraft-themed online card game has been in closed...
Jan 22 2014, 5:00am CST
Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that...
Jan 22 2014, 4:21am CST
Kristen Saban Scuffle with Sorority Sister Led to Lawsuit Kristen Saban had a serious scuffle with her sorority sister, Sarah Grimes four years ago. The injuries Sarah incurred thanks to Kristen’s brutal treatment have led to the filing of a lawsuit by the former against the latter.
Jan 22 2014, 1:53am CST
Lindsay Lohan Reveals New Film at Sundance Lindsay Lohan announced her new movie ‘Inconceivable’, in which she is going to work, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Monday, January 20th.
Jan 22 2014, 12:22am CST
The Most Impactful CES 2014 Announcement Was Unexpected Over the past 23 years, I have been to more trade shows than I can even remember, including my recent trip to the the International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. While neither Apple, Google, or Microsoft pay the...
Jan 21 2014, 1:22pm CST
Top CEOs meet in Davos Davos is the place to be for the world’s top executives and political figures this week but what happens if you’re not deemed important enough to get in? Here’s my tale from nine years ago. Something strange is going on...
Jan 21 2014, 1:19pm CST
Dr Dre’s Beats Music Service Launched Today Dr Dre is not only the grooming guy who made Eminem famous, he is a man with tons of business sense. The eventful launch of his Beats Music service took place today. The rival music channels are tense and they have every reason to be afraid.
Jan 21 2014, 9:22am CST
Drew Barrymore has No Regrets The freedom-loving actress and mother, Drew Barrymore has no regrets on her past. Barrymore said that she wouldn’t allow her daughter when she grows up to pose naked in Playboy. The fact that she herself bared all at the tender age of 19 makes no difference to Drew. It looks like she truly believes in the “do as I say, don’t do as I do” motto.
Jan 21 2014, 4:36am CST
Microsoft Pays Youtubers To Promote Xbox One? Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One are already locked in one of the biggest mainstream marketing battles in the world right now, but it appears the one of those companies may be employing some less traditional means.
Jan 21 2014, 2:50am CST
What Nest Takeover by Google For The Internet Of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies showing off cloud-connected Crock-Pots, heart monitors, and even bed mats that monitor how a...
Jan 20 2014, 1:18pm CST
Gabe Newell Is 'Fine' With EA's Origin On Steam Machines While Valve’s fleet of Steam Machines may be laying the groundwork for some massive future shift in console and PC gaming, in their current form, it’s hard to think off too many reasons to run out and buy them at...
Jan 19 2014, 10:41am CST
Wednesday At Lunch Time Is Best Time For Prospecting Calls The Web is the number one lead generation channel for B2B marketers. Social communities, websites and the Internet are destination sites for B2B buyers researching planned purchases and educating themselves on key...
Jan 18 2014, 3:16pm CST
Thursday NFL Games Coverage Bidding The NFL games will air on at least eight consecutive Thursday nights. And the television networks are vying with each other to be at the forefront as far as coverage is concerned.
Jan 18 2014, 2:01am CST
Nun births baby boy and names him Francis A 32-year old nun who was confined at a convent in Italy gave birth to a baby boy. She said that she wasn't even aware she was pregnant. Now people are wondering how it happened.
Jan 17 2014, 10:29pm CST
Questions and answers about Obama's new NSA rules Questions and answers about Obama's plan to rein in NSA snooping on phone records and emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering changes to spy programs that sweep up Americans' phone...
Jan 17 2014, 12:21pm CST
Goldie Hawn Wants Mindful Works Goldie Hawn is going to launch a new evidence-based program for educators and children in collaboration with Mark Bertolini. The Hawn Foundation’s signature “Mindful Works” will be launched during The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Jan 17 2014, 11:40am CST
North Korea Threat to US-South Korea Joint Military Drills North Korea is one of the leading countries in the world where dictatorship reigns. It recently gave a threat to the US-South Korea annual joint military drills that were to take place close to the borders. Such threats are a common feature of Pyongyang’s erratic behavior in relation to the external world.
Jan 17 2014, 8:54am CST
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