Netflix Beats HBO in Subscribers

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

OUT with the old and in with the new, or newer. Netflix Passes HBO in Subscribers! (If You Stop Counting at the Border) Netflix ( NFLX ) co-founder Reed Hastings has long cited HBO ( TWX ) as the pay-TV model his company most wants to emulate. It has now achieved one significant milestone  (PDF) […]

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Jeff Bezos is Hard to Work For?

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Jeff Bezos’s League of Shadows Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg News Amazon can be a uniquely challenging place to work, with its question-mark emergencies and the occasionally volcanic outburst from the visionary chief executive. It’s a place where promotions are hard-fought and sometimes painfully public . But there is also [...] Full Story — Jeff Bezos’s […]

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Small Business Administration lending programs suffer chronic oversight problems

Sep 19, 2013 No Comments

One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan programs for veteran-owned companies lacks oversight and does not necessarily target former members of the military, according to a government watchdog report, echoing failures that appear to be plaguing many of the agency’s lending initiatives. Started as a pilot in 2007, SBA’s Patriot Express program was meant […]

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AP-NORC Poll: Fewer Americans Fear Terror Attack

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Fewer Americans fear their families could become victims of a terror attack, according to a new poll. Thirty percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research are a “great deal” or “somewhat” concerned that they or their loved ones could be harmed by terrorists. That’s the lowest […]

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Police Install 37 Cameras on Las Vegas Strip

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Authorities in Las Vegas have installed 37 high definition cameras along the Las Vegas Strip in an effort to catch criminals and deter crime. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department bought the cameras with a federal grant. They will monitor areas concealed from patrol cars, and will be watched [...] Full Story — Police Install […]

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Southeastern Takes 12 Pct Stake in News Corp.

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Southeastern Asset Management Inc., the investment firm that along with activist investor Carl Icahn opposed the proposed buyout of Dell Inc., disclosed that it has taken a nearly 12 percent stake in News Corp. According to the Tuesday Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Southeastern now owns 23.8 million News [...] Full Story — Southeastern Takes […]

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AT&T Slammed on Twitter and Facebook For Sept. 11 Marketing Move

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Joanna Stern AT&T pulled down this photo and tweet after much backlash. Across social media today you’ll see many commemorating the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks . The hashtags #wherewereyou, #World Trade Center and #Remember911 have been trending in the U.S. and there have been thousands of [...] Full Story — AT&T Slammed […]

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More Than 350 Economists Back Yellen for Fed Chair

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

More than 350 economists have a signed a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to be the Fed’s next chairman. The letter is designed to draw attention back to Yellen amid signs that Obama is leaning toward nominating his [...] Full Story — More Than […]

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East, west and south – 3 Storms Hit Mexico

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Severe weather was hitting Mexico from nearly all sides Wednesday as Tropical Depression Manuel, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ingrid, and a new area of low pressure threatened most of the country with flooding or rain. At least 57 lives [...] Full Story — East, west, south- Storms hit Mexico

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911 call: A plea for help before police officer shoots unarmed man

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

(CNN) — The sobbing woman pleads for help in a 911 call. “There’s a guy breaking in my front door,” she says. The dispatcher repeats: “There’s a guy breaking in your front door?” The caller comes back quickly: “He’s trying to kick it down.” She cries as she tells [...] Full Story — 911 call: […]

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