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'Hercules' and 'Lucy' arrive but Hoffman will get the Oscar buzz

"Hercules" is unleashed and with it comes the hopes of a weak box office. Simply put, that is the truth right now. But, Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" can provide a needed kick and jolt it needs.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Apple cited in class-action lawsuit over wages

As you can see from the embedded PDF, employees in California, notably the Apple "Geniuses," are seeking back pay and damages for incidents such as Apple denying their workers rest periods.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Best practices for getting inexpensive business loans

With the economic downturn and the global recession of 2007 through 2009, one of the hardest hit groups was small businessmen.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown

How a new app changes the way customers talk with companies Special

Squareify is a new way for individuals to give instant feedback to businesses when they perform above, or below, their expectations. Founder Joel Carras got in touch recently to talk about how customers can use his app.
Digital Journal Report by Walter McDaniel

'Apes' outplays 'The Purge' and takes down 'Planes'

It was a repeat performance for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" as it wins the box office race. It held off three new wide releases as the turnstiles continue on a slow pace.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Bizarre Microsoft layoff letter

Microsoft have announced that they are laying off some 18,000 staff. This large number has shocked many people, not least the employees. Some employees are also a little angry about how they found out about the news.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

South Korean officials allow workers to take a nap on the job

Seoul - City workers in Seoul now have a chance to get a bit of extra rest. Between 13:00 and 18:00 they are allowed to take a nap while at work.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Alleged false screener is a partner with a major financial firm

San Francisco - Eric McLean Slighton, 53, was accused of posing as an airport screener to search women. Slighton allegedly frisked a few passengers before being caught by authorities.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Hershey increases chocolate prices after 3 years

Fans of Hershey products are going to have to pay a bit more for their favorite sugary confections. An average raise in price of 8% just happened. The cost had previously stayed at the same level since 2011.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Is new technology making communication easier for businesses?

With technology at its peak, how exactly does it affect business communications? Is this effect good or bad? And how do customers respond to this form of communication?
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus

Op-Ed: Iowa among the worst for minority business owners Special

Des Moines - According to both the SBA and Bloomberg, Iowa is among the worst states for MBE's (Minority Business Enterprises). Can business owners turn the tide?
Digital Journal Report by Ini Augustine

Comcast customer wants to drop their service, rep dodges question

A recent phone call is making the rounds in the tech world. It consists of a journalist attempting to cancel his service with the company and having every attempt blocked with a question or praise for Comcast service.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 6 comments

Nationwide loses $18 million over small car crash case

Reading - No one was killed and it would only have cost Nationwide around $25,000 to fix a damaged jeep for Sherri Berg who was hit while pulling onto a highway. Instead Nationwide fought the case for almost 20 years and lost it to the amount of $18 million.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

'Apes' conquer and beat expectations; 'Boyhood' impresses

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" arrived and then conquered the box office with brute force and the competition showed no signs of seizing any staying power.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 4 comments

Obama’s SupplierPay initiative hopes to shorten wait for payments

In an effort to support small businesses, Obama is pushing for major corporations to pay suppliers more quickly, as revealed by The White House on Friday.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

Amazon charges customers a penny per order to negate French law

After French authorities placed a number of restrictions on Amazon to protect in-country suppliers the company has fired back with a one-penny solution.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

LinkedIn wants your contacts to be more than just names

The new app, LinkedIn Connected, aims to turn contacts into connections and give users what they want on their mobile devices.
In the Media by Jen C Crompton

'Apes' will rule the planet; Oscar buzz will sound for 'Boyhood'

UPDATE: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opened to a solid $27.7 million on Friday and is indeed beating expectations. Now, it may take in around $70 million for the weekend.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nods with 19; drama category is hot

Los Angeles - The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will take place Aug. 25, but the nominations were handed out early this morning in Los Angeles. "Game Of Thrones" leads all shows with 19 nominations.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 3 comments

$7 billion Citibank mortgage repayment deal may be in the works

The financial world is swirling with rumors that Citibank is about to pay back around $7 billion to those they reportedly cheated on bad or unfair mortgages.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Cupcake bakery 'Crumbs' closes suddenly and completely

New York City - Workers at the Crumbs cupcake bakery, quite popular in New York and surrounding areas, were surprised to suddenly have no job. While sudden closures are not unusual they do make waves in the media and put people out of work.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Coors Light treasure hunt derails Toronto traffic

Toronto - Officials at Coors Light thought it would be a great idea to hide cases of beer around Toronto this summer. The search and rescue promotion was meant to be fun but instead caused a bomb scare which derailed traffic and went viral on social media.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Samsung factory attacked, $36 million in devices stolen

Campinas - Around 20 armed thieves raided a Brazilian factory and stole about $36 million in equipment. This includes phones, laptops and tablets.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

If Hobby Lobby was a Muslim-run business imposing Sharia law...

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay, former Star Trek actor George Takei commented on last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the United States Supreme Court.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

'Transformers 4' takes down 'Tammy'

Usually a holiday box office is something to get excited about. However, when that holiday falls on a Friday like the Fourth of July did, not so much.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Target publishes letter asking customers to not shop with guns

Executives at Target have decided that new laws on carrying guns do not fit with the image of their store. A short letter recently laid out their stance and mildly asked shoppers to refrain from bringing guns into their stores.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Google is in the process of buying music expert site Songza

Google managers are bringing yet another streaming site into their portfolio. The acquisition of Songza is apparently meant to bolster their efforts with Google Play Music All Access and mark a new era in which they dominate sales as well.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

July 4th weekend starts early at the box office

UPDATE: The newcomers could not overtake "Transformers 4: The Age of Extinction" as the holiday weekend is off and running. "Transformers 4" took in $7.7 million while "Tammy" hauled in $6.2 million on Wednesday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Latin American firms leap from Spain to rest of Europe

Madrid - Spanish firms seeking to escape a sluggish eurozone are heading in ever greater numbers to reap the financial benefits of doing business in the faster-paced economies of Latin America.
In the Media by Katell Abiven (AFP)
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