Ocado, the "Amazon of food" and one of Britain's most exciting tech companies, unveiled an 18.2% rise in revenue for the 24 weeks ending May 17, to £507.7 million ($798.4 million). This was down to some pretty impressive initiatives it had to boost sales. The big deal is the group's continuing rise in sales and expansion of its customer base. Show More Summary
After your precious face in the mirror, naturally. Nintendo has released a behind the scenes video chronicling Shigeru Miyamoto’s visit to Jim Henson’s Studios. The Jim Henson Studios team created the puppets for Nintendo’s main E3 2015 showcase, and Brian Henson, son of the great man himself, directed the short and chats with Miyamoto throughout […]
All seemed well with the Angels on Monday night. Mike Trout did his usual Mike Trout things, smacking a solo home run in the third inning and making three superb catches in center field to highlight a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Angel Stadium.
DeviantART member DestinyBlue illustrates her experience with mental illness in this piece titled Depression. She explains that unlike physical wounds, mental injuries hide from view. People with them may put on masks of well-being, but turn the corner and you'll see the truth. Show More Summary
Dragon Age writer David Gaider has spilled some of the secrets behind the bestselling BioWare series. Dragon Age was a bit of a gamble for BioWare – one of two new IPs produced after an almost unbroken history of licensed properties. Speaking to Canadian radio station Edge, Gaider said the team wasn’t certain they’d ever […]
Last week the Nasdaq Composite hit a record high; the S&P 500 (SPX) nearly did - yet most Sectors - as measured by ETFs- seem to be in a downslide. Today, behind the Greek tragedy, U S markets also sold off, breaking technical Support levels ( 2080 on the SPX), as well as multi-year trendline Support. Show More Summary
Economics in Europe has seen impressive growth in recent years. But European economic research still lags behind the US in terms of productivity. This column discusses a new research project, ‘COEURE’, that will study the state of economic research in Europe and the mechanisms by which it is funded.
Most theories explain the volatility of the stock market with shocks to macroeconomic fundamentals that have important consequences for growth. This column argues that the most important forces behind the longer term gains in the US stock market have not been drivers of economic growth. Show More Summary
Katy Perry was the third highest-earning celebrity overall, behind boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao who fought a highly anticipated match in May in Las Vegas.
A video was posted to YouTube a couple of days ago, those gives a behind the scenes look at what Microsoft and its contractors did to put together some of Windows 10’s desktop backgrounds, including the default “hero” desktop image. As you’ll see if you watch the video, more went [...]
There are no rational economic models to explain what is happening in the Chinese stockmarket.
Bobby Shmurda's time behind bars is playing out like a bad movie. The rapper was arrested on Rikers Island in New York on Saturday (June 27) after officials witnessed his girlfriend giving him a shank during a jail visit. Continue reading…
Does Chris Matthews not get hyperbole? Back behind the desk at Hardball tonight after a few days off, the MSNBC host didn't seem to get that presidential candidate Bobby Jindal was being rhetorically hyperbolic when he quipped that given how political the Supreme Court has become, he kind of wouldn't mind abolishing the high court.
Rick Kleffel sends his latest Bookotron podcast: "Neal Stephenson discusses (MP3) the challenges of turning orbital dynamics into pulse-pounding fiction... and his latest novel Seveneves." (Image: Bob Lee, CC-BY)
The key engineer behind Mazda’s success at the Le Mans 24-Hour in 1991 believes the Japanese carmaker should have another crack at the big race - using rotary power. Speaking with Top Gear UK, Nobuhiro Yamamoto made the declaration while watching some of Mazda’s favourite race cars doing their thing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Show More Summary
NeNe Leakes is leaving all the drama of The Real Housewives of Atlanta behind. E! News has learned that the reality star is not coming back to the Bravo reality series next...
Science is delicious.
Uber has acquired some of the technology behind Bing Maps, along with several Microsoft employees, as part of the ride-hailing company's ongoing efforts to build out its own mapping tech. About 100 Microsoft employees will join UberShow More Summary