Author: Sammy Bravo

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises on Better Job Outlook

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises on Better Job Outlook

  U.S. consumers’ confidence in the economy rose this month on a better outlook for hiring and growth. The Conference Board says its index of consumer confidence rose to 78.1 in December, up from...

China Tycoon Wants To Buy New York Times

China Tycoon Wants To Buy New York Times

An eccentric Chinese tycoon announced on Tuesday he wants to buy The New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, the self-made owner of a recycling empire, said he is due to meet a “leading shareholder” in...

Apple CEO Docked His Own Pay By $4 Million

Apple CEO Docked His Own Pay By $4 Million

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a $4 million pay cut this year, after he urged the company’s board of directors to link half of his stock grants — which make up the bulk of...

RIKEN Plans Exascale Supercomputer ’30 Times Faster’ than Today’s Fastest in Six Years

RIKEN Plans Exascale Supercomputer ’30 Times Faster’ than Today’s Fastest in Six Years

Forget 2014, let’s talk about what to expect in 2020, just six years from now, say a supercomputer finally capable of mongo-calculative deftness on par with what some believe to be the processing oomph...

Nikkei Logs Best Year Since 1972

Nikkei Logs Best Year Since 1972

  Japan‘s main stock index ended 2013 at its highest level in more than six years, closing out its best year since 1972, though most other markets were lackluster Monday ahead of the New...

Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States in 2014

Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States in 2014

New Year’s Day will bring good tidings indeed for the roughly 2.5 million low-income American workers who will see their hourly pay climb when 13 states increase the minimum wage on Jan 1. New Jersey residents...

Battlefield 4 Experiencing Problems Across Various Platforms

Battlefield 4 Experiencing Problems Across Various Platforms

EA and Battlefield 4 developer DICE have broadcast an alert warning players of connectivity issues across platforms. The news comes after a week of widespread online service brownout and blackout periods. Battlefield 4 has...

Justin Bieber’s Believe Takes a Box-Office Beating

Justin Bieber’s Believe Takes a Box-Office Beating

One day after Justin Bieber tweeted that he was “officially retiring” from the music business, a documentary about the work-weary 19-year-old landed in theaters with a thud. Justin Bieber’s Believe opened on Christmas Day with...

Samsung Is Selling a TV Bigger Than Your Bed for $150,000

Samsung Is Selling a TV Bigger Than Your Bed for $150,000

If Samsung’s $40,000 TV wasn’t expensive enough for you, the company has just launched an even larger television for nearly four times the price. On Monday, Samsung began selling a 4K TV (that’s a...