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Charney Officially Fired as CEO at American Apparel

Dov Charney the founder of American Apparel has been fired as CEO and replaced by Paula Schneider a veteran fashion executive. The company based in Los Angeles announced that its board of directors had voted to oust Charney at the company back in June, citing misconduct allegations. He at that time was put on suspension […]

Sony Hackers Promise a Christmas Gift

Over the past week, the hackers responsible for the attack on Sony appear to have dumped even more corporate secrets onto the Internet, and have warned more will come. A message, which pointed out 5 GB of information on the Pastebin website and was also signed by GOP, was recently posted. That is likely the […]

Ford Exchanges Microsoft for Blackberry

Ford dropped Microsoft in exchange for BlackBerry in its new Sync operating system. As rumored previously, QNX from BlackBerry will be included in Sync 3 and not MyFord from Microsoft. This is very different considering that Microsoft has had their technology with Ford the past seven years. Ford said that all that it is trying […]

Minecraft from Microsoft Finally Reaches Windows Phones

Microsoft finally released Mojang’s Minecraft on Windows Phones 2 months after they bought the company. Minecraft Pocket Edition or MCPE looks exactly like the version that is available for iOS and Android devices and is $6.99, which is the same cost as the other version. To run the game Windows Phone 8.1 is needed. Given […]

Customized Burgers Newest Plan for McDonald’s

As sales decrease on a continuous basis in McDonald’s, they are planning to make major changes at stores in the United States. That includes a test run, which will allow customer to build their very own hamburger on a touchscreen. On Monday, the company confirmed that the plans are going to be carried out by […]

Apple’s iOS Outshines Android in Web Traffic across the U.S.

The newly released iPhone has likely attracted enough former users of Android to have an impact mobile Web traffic. The new iPhone 6 had given Apple a slight advantage in mobile Internet traffic inside the United States shortly after it was released in mid-September. A research analyst said more specifically, that the share mobile traffic […]

Best Buy Decides to Leave China

Best Buy the U.S. electronics retailer has decided to sell its business in China that has struggled to grab a foothold in the market. The U.S. based electronics giant will sell Five Star its Chinese business to Zhejiang Jiayuan Group a China-based real estate company. Best Buy said it was selling its business in China […]

Alibaba’s Alitrip Causes Shake Up in China Travel

The new Alitrip travel site by Alibaba Group in China has drawn a great deal of competitive response from Expedia, a site that has carved out a strong presence in online travel in China through eLong is local unit. Expedia, which is Bellevue, Washington based, has long held Ctrip.com based in Shanghai, as its biggest […]

More Weakness Found in China’s Economy

The economy in China continued to become weaker during November according to two gauges regarding factory activity that showed manufacturing had lost its momentum despite a recent drop in the country’s interest rates. Shares in China were up on Monday morning in trading as investors were betting the weak numbers from the purchasing managers’ index […]

Fifteen Killed in Xinjiang Region Attack in Western China

In the troubled Xinjiang region in western China an attack killed 15 people while injuring another 14, said state media on Saturday. This is just the latest wave of violence in the area that has killed dozens of people over the last year. Xinhua the official news agency reported that Friday’s attack was at a […]

Economy in U.S. Resilient During Third Quarter

The economy in the U.S. grew at a pace that was much faster than at first thought during the third quarter, pointing to a number of strengthening fundamentals, which should help it be resilient against the slowing demand globally. This week the U.S. Commerce Department increased its estimate of growth in the GDP to a […]

Redbox Will Be More Expensive

Redbox is increasing their prices in early December. Video games will increase a dollar and will cost three dollars to rent on January 2015. The announcement was made by Outerwall, the owner Redbox automated retail. Not only will Redbox prices for video games increase, but also the cost for renting Blu-Ray and DVDs. However, the […]

Sales for Black Friday on Track to Increase This Season

An economy that is recovering means great news of U.S. retailers, with sales for the holiday season expected to increase by 4.1% to a whooping $617 billion. It is expected that many retailers will use deep discounts to lure in buyers. According to the U.S. National Retail Federation, each year the average increase for holiday […]

Intel Sees More Growth During 2015

Intel Corp. has projected additional growth for 2015, as the improving market for personal computers and newer bets begin to pay off for the maker of computer chips. On Thursday, Intel executives also said they would stem the large losses from a high stakes attempt to place their chips inside tablets. Intel predicted margins for […]

WhatsApp Gets Improved Encryption for Android Phones

WhatsApp the popular app for messaging now owned by Facebook, is getting an upgrade in security. The messages on WhatsApp on phones operated by Android are now being encrypted throughout the entire transmission process and on their own servers through the use of open-source, respected encryption techniques originally developed by Open Whisper. Apple’s iOS as […]

Hasbro DreamWorks Talks End With No Deal

Variety has confirmed that a $2.3 billion deal between Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation that was being negotiated has ended without a deal being forged. On Friday, negotiations about the deal were ended, causing DreamWorks Animation stock to decrease more than $2.50 at the end of the day on Wall Street. While rumors will fly over […]

Petrobras Former Director Arrested, Stock Plummets

Police in Brazil arrested a former executive at Petrobras Friday and the oil giant that is state run saw its shares plummet 5% after being forced by the growing corruption scandal to postpone its release of financial results. Renato Duque the former director of engineering was the second senior executive at Petrobras arrested while the […]

Americans Worried Online Privacy is Becoming Minimal

Wednesday a new study was released and it shows that Americans are worried about online privacy minimizing in today’s bigger digital world. Their confidence in government to protect their private information is getting less and less strong. Researched by Pew researchers, this study was interested in knowing how much people were worried about their privacy […]

Microsoft Unveils Non-Nokia Windows Smartphone

The Washington state based software giant Microsoft announced its first Lumia smartphone that has abandoned the Nokia brand. The Lumia 535 Windows Phone will have a 5-inch screen and retail in the United Kingdom for £90. Everyone knew the first would come and Microsoft finally unveiled its first smartphone with its own-brand on Tuesday. Microsoft […]

Twitter and Women, Action and Media Fight Harassment

A recent Twitter announcement says that the micro-blogging social network will start working with WAM, the Women, Action and Media group, to fight gender harassment. The group is an advocate for women’s rights. Twitter is developing a new tool that focuses on gender harassment and its abuse on the Internet. Its target is to be […]