“Steve Jobs and Willy Wonka to me were just like these brilliant people who had these magical factories where every six months they’d come out with this huge show,” David Karp told me a few years ago. “I thought that was like the coolest thing ever. That’s what I wanted to do.”
Twitter Inc. has teamed with the National Basketball Association to stream video clips of game highlights as the blogging service expands beyond 140-character status updates ahead of a possible initial public offering.
February 22, 2013 - Helaine Olen has had it with self-proclaimed personal finance gurus offering glib advice. In her new book, "Pound Foolish," she describes how middle-class families are being buried by stagnant wages, and the rising costs of housing, education and health care emergencies. Meanwhile, she argues, the replacement of pensions with 401(k)s means financial firms found millions of new customers, but workers ended up worse off. The "personal finance and investment industrial complex" profit while half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
Republican Mark Sanford will return to the U.S. House after winning a special election last night in South Carolina, staging a comeback four years after scandal tarnished his image while he served as the state’s governor.
Viacom Inc., owner of MTV and Paramount Pictures, said it aims to make its Comedy Central channel one of its top three global brands along with the Nickelodeon and MTV networks, as it seeks to lure more television viewers worldwide.
The U.S. embassy in Cairo is reviewing its social media policy after briefly shutting its Twitter Inc. account, following Egyptian complaints about a post regarding comedian Jon Stewart’s criticism of President Mohamed Mursi.