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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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LISINSKI: The Alchemy of Personality

Oct 23 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: Daily Free Press

Let me share with you an inconvenient truth about the act of studying abroad: you are still the same flawed person, even in another country. Wrapped up in this is another truth, albeit one more universally applicable: expectations can often be an enemy, not a friend. This may be seventh-grade-level wisdom, but regardless, it has been an acute experience lately. Unfortunately, I’m finding, coming to Paris did not immediately transform me into “the pe ...
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Cable Providers Win Even in an a La Carte World

Oct 22 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

When HBO and CBS announced that they’re going to go over the top (OTT), offering their programming to internet users who don’t have cable subscriptions, the news was greeted in some quarters as the beginning of the end of cable TV. Thomas Hazlett, a George Mason University economist and author who has been studying the cable business for three decades, tends to scoff at such predictions. But the news has at least made him sit up and pay attentio ...
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Why ESPN Won’t Pull an HBO

Oct 21 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

When HBO and CBS announced they’d offer paid apps that would allow viewers to completely bypass TV and stream their content directly to their preferred device, it was hard not to see the moment as dominos starting to fall. Everyone from disruptive innovation theorists to cheapskate AppleTV-streaming hipsters has been salivating over the unbundling of cable for years. Aereo’s lost legal battle? A bump in the road on the inevita ...
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Business Highlights

Oct 20 2014 5:29pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

___ Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favourite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a networ ...
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Column: Flirting for friends

Oct 16 2014 3:06am CDT | Source: The Huntington News

                              By Christina Bivona, inside columnist Girl flirting – it’s a thing, and we’re all guilty of doing it. This isn’t just any type of flirting, but rather the quest to gain the perfect best friend, your ultimate “girl crush.” Whether we realize it or not, we all have some sort of girl crush – that girl you see on a regular basis that you mildly have an unspoken obsession with. It’s okay, you don’t hav ...
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October 14, 2014

Oct 14 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheMorningNews/features

How Ebola spreads: It’s droplet-borne, not airborne, so it’s not easy—but not especially hard—to get. NBC medical correspondent sneaks out of Ebola quarantine to get restaurant takeout in New Jersey. Nigeria’s successful fight against Ebola is due to both medical infrastructure—and patient psychology. Hong Kong police remove barricades and encampments where protestors have demonstrated the past two weeks. Br ...
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10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising This Morning

Oct 14 2014 3:11am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Grab your morning coffee and settle into the day with the most important advertising news. 1. Brands are rushing to advertise on WWE’s Netflix-for-Wrestling. Pepsi, Mattel and Kmart are the first advertisers on the WWE Network streaming service.  2. Here’s why programmatic is killing the traditionalist creativity in advertising. The “Mad Men” days of old could soon be over, with the evolution of a new breed of maths-based creativity.  3. The NBA ...
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Netflix Picks | Arts & Culture

Oct 14 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: The Daily Beacon

The Walking Dead Season 5 premiered Sunday night, and with it returned the zombie craze. As you impatiently wait for next week's episode, use fall break to catch up on some of the best (and worst) zombie flicks on Netflix.World War Z: Both the unrated cut and ...
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