Amazon to Buy US Grocer Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its brand The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2017 Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion (approximately Rs. 88,300 crore), a strong move […]

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YouTube Is Down, It's Not Just You

June 19, 2017

If you are wondering why YouTube is down for you, you are not alone, the world’s biggest video-sharing website is suffering an unknown outage currently and the users are unable to access the website. The users who visit the website can see a 500 error along with a message saying, “500 Internal Server Error Sorry, […]

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Amazon to Face Tough Wal-Mart Test This Back-to-School Season: JPD

June 19, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said. An aggressive pricing and marketing strategy, coupled with the fact that Amazon’s business has reached maturity in back-to-school sales, will see Wal-Mart winning the […]

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Lorde’s second coming: ‘Pop music is my number one inspiration’

June 16, 2017

There’s a lyric on Lorde’s new album, Melodrama, which catches the ear. It runs, “bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark,” and it’s tart, taut and right. It sounds like the work of someone who has learned the power of words. There are plenty more standouts where that one came […]

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NASCAR's first lady of racing Louise Smith is the inspiration for 'Barnstormer' in 'Cars 3'

June 16, 2017

“Cars 3” character Louise “Barnstormer” Nash was inspired by real-life racer Louise Smith. Before Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick, there was Louise Smith — pioneering race car driver and NASCAR legend. As the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999, the “Good ‘Ol’ Gal” from Greenville, South Carolina, is also the inspiration […]

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'Marketing Is About Inspiration': CMO Leadership Talk With Telefónica/O2's Nina Bibby

June 16, 2017

What makes a successful marketing leader? In this interview series, I’m meeting up with leading CMOs to discuss the secrets of marketing leadership: what works, and what doesn’t. This time: Nina Bibby, CMO of Telefonica UK (O2). Thomas Barta: Hi, Nina. I always like to start off with a simple question: What’s great about being a […]

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CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

June 16, 2017

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring […]

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Ashly Burch 'Heartbroken' She Won't Play Chloe In Life Is Strange Prequel

June 16, 2017

As the longest strike in Screen Actors Guild history chugs on, video game voice actors are making painful career sacrifices to show solidarity with their union. 234 days into the strike, after Microsoft announced Life Is Strange: Before The Storm, fans immediately sussed out that award-winning voice actress and SAG-AFTRA member Ashly Burch will not […]

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On Shania Twain's 'Life's About to Get Good,' We Have No Choice But to Take Her Word for It

June 16, 2017

There’s something just so inherently delightful about the prospect of a brand-new Shania Twain single, from an upcoming brand-new Shania Twain album, in 2017. The last time Shania released an album, LeBron James had yet to even make his NBA debut, and after endless false-start rumors and reported delays, it was starting to look like […]

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Unesco declares Garden Route biosphere reserve; S Africa

June 16, 2017

Johannesburg, Jun 15 (PTI) The South African government has welcomed the declaration of the scenic Garden Route in its Western Cape province as a Unesco biosphere reserve. Unesco members voted in favour of the inclusion of the Garden Route as a biosphere reserve at a meeting in Paris today. “The positive response to the application […]

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