The term "big data" has become quite prevalent in the marketing world lately. In a previous Central Desktop article, I examined the notion of big data and how it pertains to how brands and agencies work today. We started with a simple...Show More Summary
When did the first stars and galaxies form in the universe? How brightly did they burn their nuclear fuel? Scientists will seek to gain answers to these questions with the launch of the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRIment (CIBER) on a Black Brant XII suborbital sounding rocket between 11 and 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 4 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. read more
Anyone who has spent time with a guinea pig probably knows how much they love to eat vegetables and endless piles of hay. (Pretty much more than anything.) But did you know that some guinea pigs also like to dress up in stylish clothing...Show More Summary
I'm a newbie with Wordpress and have been told by more than one blogging expert that it's important I keep my plugins updated since there are apparently lots of hackers who use plugin holes to sneak in and mess things up. Which leads...Show More Summary
“Greenlit” (season two, episode five; originally aired 2/4/2003) (Available on Hulu and Amazon Instant Video.) “Where’s the good in this?” Lem asks about the Armenian Money Train. He’s asking how to rationalize armed robbery of such grand proportions. Show More Summary
Alex Eaves is making a career out of the concept of reuse. Next project: a documentary of his tour this Summer promoting the concept, and finding out what others do to repurpose and upcycle.
Microsoft is set to reveal the newest iteration of its Xbox gaming console on Tuesday. With expectations running high for the event, Microsoft has made the stream available to watch in several places. The Xbox reveal starts at 1 p.m....Show More Summary
It has been a full five years since banks crashed the economy and more than a year since President Obama announced a special task force to investigate big bank crimes. Ever since, homeowners and community members have been fighting for fair and deserved relief and justice.
Dear foxes, this is how you get a reputation for being sneaky and untrustworthy. A Dutch wildlife TV series leaves out a perfectly nice rotting carcass for you to snack on, and stuffs it with a video camera so they can observe you in your natural habitat. Show More Summary
By Paid2Trade: On Monday, I made a case for why I felt the Street was still underestimating Sirius XM (SIRI). Not surprisingly, though, I got a few emails from readers wondering, "How can a stock that has already gained close to 25% on the year when factoring its $3.59 high, be discounted?" It's a fair question. Show More Summary
As part of expert testimony at today’s Senate Sub-Committee Hearing to Examine Offshore Profit Shifting and Tax Avoidance by Apple Inc., Professor J. Richard Harvey has made a compelling case that the tax system Apple is taking advantage of needs to have its loopholes closed. Harvey — a distinguished Professor of Practice at Villanova University’s [...]Show More Summary
A bipartisan Congressional panel yesterday released its findings regarding Apple's international tax regime and, specifically, how it was able to...
On Wednesday morning, at 10 AM EDT, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will testify on the outlook of the U.S. economy before a Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Along with the subsequent release of the minutes from the FOMC's...Show More Summary
Here’s how Rihanna’s dad Ronald Fenty reacted to her breakup from Chris Brown: “I’m still his No. 1 fan — I still like Chris regardless.” Reminder: this is the same dad who called his daughter “fat” in an interview. [Global Grind] Brad Pitt confessed to Esquire he was worried he did too much “drug damage” [...]
There are endless metrics a store has access to when it comes to when, what, and who is buying merchandise. But surprisingly, there's not a heck of a lot of data on why a customer decides not to buy something. So Fujitsu is hoping its new Kinect-based research tool provides more insight into how customers browse, and why they may decide against a purchase. Read more...
There is scientific consensus about the basic tenets relating to global climate change. Scientists agree that human activity is influencing global temperatures. They disagree only in how quickly it is happening. Yet, if you scour the internet, you will find a number of websites and blogs out there that are run by climate-change skeptics. read more
What if you could tap into the minds of 3,000 marketers to find out where they stand when it comes to social media marketing? How valuable would it be to know how your peers are handing the time commitments, social media platforms and measurement? Lucky you and lucky me, the answers to those questions are found [...]
Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke testifies before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress tomorrow. The market is anxious for the Chairman to weigh in on the recent comments suggesting that even some like-minded regional presidents like Chicago's Evans seems to be warming to the idea of tapering off purchases. Show More Summary
You might have heard a little something about Snapchat not being so snappy with the picture deleting. For the uninitiated, Snaphat is an app that lets you take photos, send them off to recipients, and rest assured knowing the photos are deleted within seconds from both the sender’s and recipient’s phone. Show More Summary
Bally Technologies to Host Systems User Conference at Mohegan Sun June 4-6, Bringing the Annual Event to East Coast for First Time Continually "Driving Innovation," Company welcomes hundreds of customer-partners to learn how Bally can connect their entire gaming world LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. Show More Summary