Jamie Dimon, who built JPMorgan Chase & Co. into the world’s biggest investment bank, said threats to its dominance may come from Beijing, Silicon Valley and a San Francisco-based rival with a stage-coach logo.
ValueAct Holdings LP President Mason Morfit, the investor set to join Microsoft Corp.’s board as it prepares to make Satya Nadella chief executive officer, will seek another break with tradition: how the company sells its flagship products.
Daft Punk, the electronic music duo from France, won five Grammy awards including album of the year, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home four trophies and led an industry show of support for gay marriage.
When Harmonix unveiled its Dance Central video game at the industry conference E3 in June 2010, the once-mighty music games company was perched on a financial precipice. Sales of the interactive music game Rock Band, once the company’s golden goose, had started plummeting the previous year.
Viacom Inc. sold Harmonix Music Systems, maker of the “Rock Band” video game, to investment company Columbus Nova LLC a month after announcing its plan to sell the money-losing unit. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.