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Yo-Yo Stocks: Netflix, Facebook Bounced Back In May

Source: Business Balla | May 30 2014, 2:49pm CDT | by Forbes

The first five months have felt like tough sledding in the equity markets and yet the S&P 500 wraps up May sitting...
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A Predictive Analytics Primer

Sep 2 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

No one has the ability to capture and analyze data from the future. However, there is a way to predict the future using data from the past. It’s called predictive analytics, and organizations do it every day. Has your company, for example, developed a customer lifetime value (CLTV) measure? That’s using predictive analytics to determine how much a customer will buy from the company over time. Do you have a “next best offer” or product recommend ...
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What's New On Netflix Streaming In September

Aug 29 2014 6:19pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Hello folks, and welcome to another edition of the latest and greatest from the world of Netflix streaming. Every month, a bunch of new movies and television shows are added, and we've got the full listing of what's in store. Among our favorites: "Cool Runnings," a fictionalized but still enjoyable account of the Jamaican bobsled team with John Candy as their coach. There are some other notable comedies like "School of Ro ...
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Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends Wednesday as "very successful". | by IANS
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Monrovia, Sep 2 (IANS) A video footage has emerged from Liberia showing a person tagged positive for Ebola virus disease (EVD) walking through a busy market, sending hundreds of horrified onlookers fleeing in fear, a media report said Tuesday. | by IANS
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London, Sep 2 (IANS) Half of young women are unable to properly label a vagina on a medical diagramme, while 65 percent admitted having a problem simply using the words "vagina" or "vulva", a British survey has revealed. | by IANS

Jon Stewart Makes Up To $30 Million For 'The Daily Show'

Aug 28 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Network television may be bringing in younger talent from Jimmy Fallon to Seth Meyers to boost ratings; however, TV's highest-paid late-night host is Jon Stewart over on cable.  According to TV Guide's annual salary report, "The Daily Show" host makes anywhere from $25-$30 million per year for the Comedy Central show. In 2012, TV Guide reported his salary at $16 million. That number blows network hosts out of the water. ...
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'Jessica Jones' Is Next Marvel Netflix Series After 'Daredevil'

Aug 27 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Business Insider

It's interesting that we've yet to hear any names in regards to the casting of Jessica Jones, a role that seems ripe for at least a few rumors or fan speculation. It may not be too long before we learn who is playing this superhero, as Netflix plans to make Jessica Jones it's next Marvel series after Daredevil. Speaking with Empire Magazine, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarand ...
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A BBC Show Won The Most Emmys This Year

Aug 26 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Sure, "Breaking Bad" may have dominated the Primetime Emmy broadcast Monday night; however, it was a BBC show that won the most Emmys this year.  "Sherlock," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the detective extraordinaire and Dr. Watson, respectively, took home a total of seven Emmy Awards in total. Best Cinematography for a Miniseries or MovieBest Music Composition for ...
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How many apps are smartphone users taking advantage of?

Aug 26 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: BetaNews

It's a simple question, with no apparent simple answer. A Nielsen report has shed some light on the matter, revealing that Android smartphone and iPhone users, on average, use 26.8 apps per month. But, without knowing the context, it is impossible to accurately determine what it actually translates into. If that's 26.8 apps out of 30, the usage rate is close to 100 percent, but if it ...
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Here's Why Amazon Just Paid Nearly $1 Billion For A Site Where You Can Watch People Play Video Games

Aug 25 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Amazon announced Monday it is buying Twitch, a video-streaming site that's for video gamers, for $970 million in cash.  Google was reported to have acquired the site last month for a whopping $1 billion, but early Monday, The Information reported that someone "close to the transaction" said  the site was, in fact, also in talks with Amazon.  But what makes Twitch such a huge business?  What The Heck Is It? Twitch launched in 2011 as a branch of, a po ...
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This Is The Cat Experiment That Should Make You Feel Better About The Future Of Humanity

Aug 22 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

MIT economics professor David Autor wants everyone to calm down about the robot jobs takeover: It's definitely not happening now, and not likely to happen anytime soon. In a paper released for the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole economics conference, Autor says that while some occupations are capable of being automated — and have already been — the vast majority of jobs will remain free from machine's claws. One telling anecdote, he says, can be found i ...
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