Author: Sammy Bravo

These Credit Cards Are Desperate to Give You $400

These Credit Cards Are Desperate to Give You $400

Thanks healthier economy If you’re good with your finances, credit card companies are literally throwing money at you to get you to become a customer. Issuers are laying their cards on the table with...

Toyota Expected to Pay Out $1 Billion to Settle Probe

Toyota Expected to Pay Out $1 Billion to Settle Probe

  The Justice Department is set to announce one of the largest fines ever imposed on an automaker related to Toyota’s bungled handling of vehicle safety issues Toyota is likely to pay penalties of...

Kid-Friendly Payment Options Coming To Consoles This Year

Kid-Friendly Payment Options Coming To Consoles This Year

As microtransactions permeate more of the gaming industry, parents increasingly have to be concerned with excessive charges showing up on their accounts. Apple and Google have both recently been the target of lawsuits centered...

London ‘Draining Life’ From Rest of U.K. Economy

London ‘Draining Life’ From Rest of U.K. Economy

There’s London. And then there’s the rest of the U.K. A tale of two Britains has increasingly emerged since the Great Recession. While the government trumpets the country’s recovery from the financial crisis and...

Cue the Sad Trombone: Global Music Sales Are Diving Again

Cue the Sad Trombone: Global Music Sales Are Diving Again

After a brief respite in 2012, a new report shows that global recorded music revenues slipped 3.9 percent in 2013 to $15 billion. Streaming platforms, however, continued to grow, topping $1 billion in sales...

Even More Proof Americans Think It’s a Great Time to Retire

Even More Proof Americans Think It’s a Great Time to Retire

A new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute finds that 18 percent of Americans are “very confident” they’ll live comfortably when they retire, up 5 percent from last year, thanks to planning like...

Now China’s Super Rich Are Fleeing to Avoid Smog

Now China’s Super Rich Are Fleeing to Avoid Smog

By the 1970s, Central Park was in a state of decay. Bridges were crumbling. Meadows had dried up. Graffiti and vandalism blighted playgrounds and benches. There was an overwhelming feeling that its best days...

Apple Just Killed the iPad 2

Apple Just Killed the iPad 2

Normally, Apple uses its glitzy new product introductions to quietly retire old models. When the company launched the iPad Air, for example, it nixed the fourth-generation iPad while keeping the iPad 2 around as...

Google and Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Suit

Google and Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Suit

The long-running, $1 billion litigation goes back to 2007 Viacom has settled its long-running lawsuit with Google over what the telecommunications giant alleged was willful copyright infringement by Google’s video-sharing site YouTube. The two...

Dear Esther Developer Accepts Position With Valve

Dear Esther Developer Accepts Position With Valve

Robert Briscoe, a developer with The Chinese Room, the team behind the PC indie game Dear Esther, recently accepted a position with Valve. In a post on his personal blog, Briscoe writes over the...