The Powerball jackpot has hit $600 million, passing the point where people who don't typically play the lottery decide to jump in, shell out a few dollars, and try their luck on an infinitesimally small opportunity to join the 1% One of the most interesting ways to look at this is through the statistical concept of expected value. Show More Summary
Howard Stern’s new mansion in Palm Beach, Florida cost him a cool $52 million, though for someone who has two jobs paying out millions of dollars, the price tag on the luxurious estate seems more, well, normal. The shock jock dropped $52 million on the waterfront home, which Trulia explains sits on 3.25 waterfront acres. [...]Show More Summary
A traditional financials investor, Bruce Berkowitz, has jumped into the oil and natural gas game this week. Taking a 2% stake worth about $276 million dollars places him among the ranks of several other well-known investors. With soShow More Summary
In the following video, Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio advisor Dave Meier takes a question about Facebook, from a Fool Facebook reader who asks, "Facebook... what's their biggest future opportunity?" After the world's most hyped IPO turned out to be a dud, many investors don't even want to think about shares of Facebook. Show More Summary
Hollywood, increasingly reliant on big-budget spectacles that make hundreds of millions of dollars, may be headed over a blockbuster cliff.
There was a time when pretty much every movie tie-in game was just plain awful, but for some reason in the mobile gaming world there have been quite a few really good ones. Games like Temple Run Oz or Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots take an already proven formula for a game and weave the [...]
Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby lindy-hopped away with over 50 million dollars this past weekend and inspired New York's Kathryn Schulz to put together a thought-provoking takedown of the source material: “Aesthetically overrated, psychologically...Show More Summary
To understand Jash, you need to know what the YouTube Channel Initiative is all about. Funded by Google with the specific goal of bringing innovative content to YouTube, it's a 100 million dollar program that kickstarted Google TV's entree into original programming.
The Cannes Film Festival, where movie stars get to prance joyfully along the French Riviera, will have a little less glimmer this year, after thieves stole more than a million dollars worth of jewelry that was to be worn by celebrities. Read more...
Jewellery worth more than one million dollars made by Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard and due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival was stolen from a hotel, police say.Thieves broke into...Show More Summary
A blockbuster auction of Contemporary art in New York, including a record $58.4 million for a Jackson Pollock drip painting, fetched nearly half a billion dollars on Wednesday -- the biggest haul ever at an art auction. Christie's said its sale raised a "staggering" total of $495,021,500, with 94 percent of lots finding buyers. Show More Summary
Hacker group masterminded cyber-attacks on targets from CIA to Sony Pictures causing millions of dollars in damage.
A million dollars might not be cool, a billion dollars might be cool, but losing a billion dollars? That's definitely not cool. Just ask the five guys who lost big in 2012. Mark...
A data center in Sweden has cut its energy bills by a million dollars a year using seawater to cool its servers, though jellyfish are an occasional hazard. Interxion, a collocation company in the Netherlands that rents data center space in 11 countries, uses water pumped from the Baltic Sea to cool the IT equipment at its facilities in Stockholm. Show More Summary
As upfront week wraps up, it's hard not to wonder whether the broadcast networks aren't modern-day Neros: They just spent millions of dollars on lavish presentations and shrimp-filled soirees, touting dozens of shows likely to be dead within the year, all while their prime-time ratings continue to collapse. American Idol ... More »
Last night, Star Trek into Darkness opened and grossed 3.3 million dollars in both the Wednesday night and midnight runs. Most of that opening figure came from IMAX showings ($1.3 million). The U.S. general release is today, and the movie is expected to post $100 million for its first four days, which would surpass the [...]
Currently, people are predicting a hundred million dollar weekend for Star Trek Into Darkness, a number that may be made possible by the fact that the studio opened the film on Wednesday night. The film pocketed $3.3 Million from those shows, and has a full day today to rake in extra cash so it can [...]
LONDON (Reuters) - A group of British hackers who "ran riot" causing millions of dollars of damage to computer networks run by Sony, the CIA and other agencies were sentenced to jail terms on Thursday.
The 50 million dollar diamond Belgian diamond heist has been one of the most discussed topics lately. This act of thievery of gargantuan proportions has drawn many comparisons to the events that happen in the Hollywood movie “Ocean’s Eleven”. Show More Summary
[Photo] Bea Arthur naked painting – sorry we edited it a little. A painting of the late, great Bea Arthur sold at Christie’s auction house in Manhattan for nearly $2 million dollars Wednesday (April 15, 2013) night. But it’s not just a regular old painting, no. Show More Summary