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Jay-Z and the Mainstreaming of the ‘Album App’

Jay-Z and the Mainstreaming of the ‘Album App’

Jay-Z instantly became the biggest artist to launch an album with an app last week with Magna Carta Holy Grail. But album apps have actually been around for a few years and could become...

Regulators Finally Start Standing Up to Big Banks

Regulators Finally Start Standing Up to Big Banks

As we near the three-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill into law, the too-big-to-fail banks that percipitated the crisis are bigger and more powerful than ever. Though the new...

Beyond the Keystone Pipeline

Beyond the Keystone Pipeline

Imagine if President Obama had promised in his long-awaited climate speech in June to launch the first 45 renewable-electricity projects ever built on federal land, enough to power 4.4 million homes. Imagine that he also...

Industry Analysts Divided On How GTA V Will Affect Next-Gen Reception

Industry Analysts Divided On How GTA V Will Affect Next-Gen Reception

GamesIndustry International recently interviewed a number of industry analysts about the influence that Grand Theft Auto V will have on next-generation console launch sales. GTA V is set to release on September 17 for...

Back to School Sales Already? Kids Get Ugly Reminder School Isn’t Too Far Off

Back to School Sales Already? Kids Get Ugly Reminder School Isn’t Too Far Off

It’s not your imagination. Stores really are pumping up back to school deals earlier than ever, even at the risk of putting shoppers—kids especially—in a foul mood. “In seven and a half years, I’ve...

Nickeled, Dimed, and Dollared to Death:Fee-Laden Payroll Cards Forced On Low-Wage Workers

Nickeled, Dimed, and Dollared to Death:Fee-Laden Payroll Cards Forced On Low-Wage Workers

Thanks to a combination of public scrutiny and competition, the worst of the worst prepaid debit card fees have been pushed to the fringes of the financial world. But a recent lawsuit and reports...

U.S. Job Openings, Hiring Rise Slightly in May

U.S. Job Openings, Hiring Rise Slightly in May

  U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 28,000 to 3.83...

ZombiU Sequel Unlikely Due To Lack Of Profitability

ZombiU Sequel Unlikely Due To Lack Of Profitability

Despite being one of the more noteworthy releases from the Wii U’s launch line up, Ubisoft’s chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot says that a sequel is not on the way. According to a report...

Vivendi Turns To Activision Blizzard To Solve Its Financial Woes

Vivendi Turns To Activision Blizzard To Solve Its Financial Woes

After failing to find a buyer for its controlling shares in Activision Blizzard, Vivendi may take out a gigantic loan in the publisher’s name for some much-needed financial relief. According to the Financial Times...

The Most Profitable Two Seconds on Wall Street

The Most Profitable Two Seconds on Wall Street

The University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index is one of the most trusted gauges of consumer sentiment, and its monthly release is followed closely by investors all over the globe. Any single piece of...