Author: Sammy Bravo

Microsoft Announces First Wave Of Xbox One Entertainment Apps

Microsoft Announces First Wave Of Xbox One Entertainment Apps

Yesterday, we had the chance to speak with Microsoft’s Albert Penello about the Xbox One dashboard. During our conversation, he confirmed that the entertainment app offerings won’t be pre-loaded on your console, and users...

Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free

Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free

Getting a free credit score is generally no easy feat, but people with credit cards issued by Barclaycard US and First Bankcard no longer have to jump through hoops to see their FICO score. ...

Despite Mixed Headlines, Today’s Jobs Report is Still a Bummer

Despite Mixed Headlines, Today’s Jobs Report is Still a Bummer

The October jobs report came as a bit of surprise for analysts who were expecting the government shutdown to severely affect job growth, as the Labor Department announced the economy added a pretty robust...

Twitter IPO Leads to Sky-High $24 Billion Valuation

Twitter IPO Leads to Sky-High $24 Billion Valuation

In its first day as a publicly traded company, Twitter blew past everyone’s expectations — including its own. The seven-year-old social network saw its stock price soar from an initial public offering price of...

Dow Jones Hits New Record High

Dow Jones Hits New Record High

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 128 points to close at 15,746 Wednesday, a record high. The new record high beats the record the Dow set Tuesday, November 1, by 66 points. Standard &...

Activision Boasts $1 Billion In Call of Duty: Ghosts To-Retail Sales

Activision Boasts $1 Billion In Call of Duty: Ghosts To-Retail Sales

For years, Activision has lived on top of the mountain, with Call of Duty sales setting retail records year-over-year. This year, the franchise’s supremacy is challenged by Grand Theft Auto V. It will be...

How Twitter Slayed the Fail Whale

How Twitter Slayed the Fail Whale

On Friday, August 2, two very surprising things happened on Twitter. At 7:21 PM Pacific Time, users sent 143,199 tweets in a single second, a new record for Twitter activity. Most of the posts...

5 Signs This Holiday Season Is the Most Competitive, Desperate Ever

5 Signs This Holiday Season Is the Most Competitive, Desperate Ever

When a store opens at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning to kick off a 41-hour shopping marathon, it sniffs of desperation. That’s just one indication retailers are now engrossed in a desperately competitive holiday...

Incoming NYSE Owner: Exchanges Aren’t Fair to Investors

Incoming NYSE Owner: Exchanges Aren’t Fair to Investors

The man on the verge of taking over the New York Stock Exchange isn’t happy with the way its running. The Wall Street Journal reports that Jeffrey Sprecher, chief executive of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), said...

Microsoft Surface 2 Review: Productivity Is the Promise — and the Problem

Microsoft Surface 2 Review: Productivity Is the Promise — and the Problem

In October of 2012, Microsoft released a tablet called Surface RT, the very first computer it ever designed and sold itself. It was the company’s answer to the iPad — but not exactly, since the...