Doug Garland faces a formidable opponent. As the general manager of stadium experience and technology for the San Francisco 49ers, he competes with the comforts of the living room, where most football fans prefer to park themselves on Sunday. Fast Wi-Fi, affordable snacks, no lines when nature calls.
Cycling’s top official said he opposes the so-called World Series Cycling project that was aiming to generate more revenue by holding races in Asia, South America and the U.S., and he’ll look for other ways to support professional teams financially.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the sequel to the film about teens fighting to the death in a totalitarian world, opened with $158.1 million in weekend sales for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., short of some estimates. The shares fell.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the film sequel about teens fighting to the death in a totalitarian world, is set to dominate cinemas for three weeks and earn $400 million or more for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
Telefonica SA, Europe’s biggest investor in Latin American telecommunications, forecast currency swings will further weigh on earnings from the region and has boosted capital spending in Venezuela to forestall a possible depreciation.
Emirates Telecommunications Corp., the United Arab Emirates’ most valuable company, agreed to acquire Vivendi SA’s controlling stake in Maroc Telecom SA for about 4.2 billion euros ($5.7 billion) in the Middle East’s largest takeover of a phone carrier.