Latest Headlines:

AT&T Rushes to Meld DirecTV Into Mobile-Phone Bundles

AT&T, aiming to show consumers – and investors – the benefits of gulping down DirecTV for $49 billion, has quickly hammered together an all-wireless bundle combining the satcaster’s TV service with mobile-phone plans. The telco is aiming the “all-in-one” packages at consumers who don’t want traditional landline phone service, and either don’t have cable TV or are looking to drop it. And, as is the practice in the telecom biz, AT&T is offering discounts for those who lock into contracts by taking multiple services together. For about $200 per month, the new AT&T-DirecTV bundles include HD and DVR service for up to four TV set-tops, plus unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines and 10 Gigabytes of shared wireless data usage. That represents a discount of about $50 monthly, according to the telco. although the special pricing is available only for the first 12 months after which regular rates will apply. AT&T’s packages, to be available starting Aug. 10, come after the company closed the deal for DirecTV July 24 following regulatory approval. That has created the largest pay-TV provider in the U.S., with about 26 million combined DirecTV and U-verse TV subs. “We’re going to deliver more TV and entertainment choices to more screens – when and where our customers want it,” sai...  

Delta Spirit on 'S— Music,' Kurt Cobain's Death + More

Max Hermiot/Lollapalooza Delta Spirit are honest musicians who have loved making music ever since their 2006 EP, I Think I’ve Found It. Consisting of frontman Matt Vasquez, guitarist Will McLaren, bassist Jon Jameson, drummer Brandon Young and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Winrich, the indie rockers released their latest album, Into the Wide, last September. Diffuser spoke with Matt, Jon and Brandon at this year’s Lollapalooza about the state of rock and roll, making a music video on the cheap and the ongoing conspiracy surrounding Kurt Cobain‘s death. You guys are no strangers to Lollapalooza. In fact, the first time you played is when the festival evacuated Grant Park because of a huge storm. Jon Jameson: We were staying at the Hilton across the street, so we videoed it out of the window. But we were the last band to play a full set on the main stage before they evacuated the park so it felt like we headlined Lolla for a minute there. Until they brought people back and Black Sabbath played. Matt Vesquez: No no no no no no. We headlined and Black Sabbath played the next night. And they were great [Laughs]. There was a fist fight and blood all over the place in front of the hotel. I was kind of on edge. Brandon Young: There were people peeing in the stairway. It was bad. You’ve made comments in the past saying all of you were screwed by the music industry one way or the other before forming Delta Spirit. What made you keep y...  

South Sudan beverages factory reduces output owing to diesel and forex shortages

JUBA (3 Aug.) South Sudan Beverages Limited is scaling back its operations and warning of a possible shutdown if access to foreign currency and diesel does not improve soon. This means that the company will produce fewer beverages at its factory in Juba and potentially also employ fewer people. SSBL is a subsidiary of international beverages company SABMiller. The company produces beer, soft drinks and spirits. Managing Director Carlos Gomes said at a press conference on Saturday, “Currently we are finding it difficult to continue with our operations... we depend on imported raw materials simply because the kind of raw materials that we need for our operation are not available in country.” “Now the current financial situation that the country finds itself in as regards to hard currencies – to forex – has put us in a very delicate predicament.” Gomes explained, “First of all there is the issue of raw materials that we are struggling to get. Our suppliers have been very good, they have supported us over many, many years, but our credit terms with them are at the limit and in some cases beyond the limit. And there is no appetite from them as foreign suppliers to continue to take further risks in extending credit to us simply because they are nervous about the possibilty of us being able to pay us in forex.” “More criticial however is the situation of diesel. Our operations depend 100% on diesel-generated power... ou...  

National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NBG) - The Athens Stock Exchange Plummets

The Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) opened today, offering trades for the first time after a hold for more than a month. As expected, the ASE has crashed more than 22%, as at 10:30 AM (Athens time). Analysts expected a huge equity dumping spree, which came as the reason for this slide in the stocks. Initial reports claim that leading economists had speculated a 30% dip in the first day of trading. At Business Finance News, we hold the view that the reopening of the ASE takes Greek a step closer to normalization, but not too far. This is evident as shares for many big players in the country experienced a hard hit. Although, it is important to note that National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) stock is reported to have closed at 90 cents on July 31 close, jumping 5.60% up on Friday. However, we believe that as the market opens for trade, a considerable dip in the stock is speculated. Furthermore, from our previous reporting on the matter, we believe that apart from financial crises, Greece is also draped with wider problems. One widely known issue is the political divide, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras led Syriza leftist party faces as the Mr. Tsipras had to give in to mounting pressure from Brussels, accepting harsh austerity measures, which has not only made the opposition even more hostile but Mr. Prime Minister has been facing threats from his own party. Moreover, it is important to note that the Greece’s financial are close to solution. Even though, Greece has been succ...  

Remember When: A cinema experience from the past

“So what movie are we seeing tonight?” my buddy Alner asked, scanning the listings. “I can’t make up my mind with all the good stuff that’s coming out.” I nodded in agreement. “Tough choice,” I said. He paused. “Movies must have been a drag years ago. What did folks do before they had these big screens and computerization?” “Well,” I began, as Alner, sensing by my grin that I had something planned for him, began backing away. Within seconds we were part of a crowd heading for a neighborhood movie theater in a Wyoming Valley town 60 or so years ago. “Someday I must ask you how this so-called ‘power of metaphysical travel’ of yours works,” he said. “Don’t,” I replied. “You’d accidentally get stuck back in cave man days. Alner, old buddy, you’re about to have the movie experience of your life. Look up at the marquee.” “It says ‘House of Wax, with Vincent Price,’” he said. “Look at what else it says – 3D.” “Should be interesting,” he said. “I’ll spring for the tickets.” “Since they’re only 35 cents that’s really big of you,” I said. “Here, use this old-time money I brought so they won’t think we’re creatures from another planet.” He fiddled with the plastic glasses an usher hande...  

The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

KATHMANDU, NEPAL In retrospect, the choice to book a ground-floor room was a sound one. On Saturday, April 25, Andy Fraser lay in bed at the Rokpa Guest House, a modest three-story hotel in Nepal's ancient capital, a city of 1 million sunk in a valley bordered by the Himalayan range. Fraser, a powerfully built 38-year-old British wilderness paramedic with a shaved head and prominent brow, had arrived a few weeks earlier for an extended business trip. A lifelong adventurer, he'd cut his teeth in London's frenetic ambulance service, taught English at a salmon farm on an island in Chile, and spent six months treating snakebites at a clinic in rural Zambia. Recently, though, things had changed. He'd gotten engaged to another British paramedic, Becky, and with 40 approaching, he'd decided he needed to find what he called “a real job.” He'd sought out a position with Global Rescue, a private crisis-response firm, and in his first year on the job was dispatched to Nepal for the Himalayan climbing season. Global Rescue, which positions itself as a nimble eject button for those who frequently find themselves in tough spots, has in the past decade established a lucrative client base of large corporations, government organizations, hunters, and adventure travelers. The company has offices in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pakistan, and Thailand and a staff that might make some countries' armies blush. Its roster of 200-odd employees includes wilderness paramedics and f...  

Watzke: Tuchel a Dortmund target since 2009

The Signal Iduna Park chief has revealed the club's new coach has been on BVB's radar since he defeated the club's youth side with Mainz six years ago Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says Thomas Tuchel has been a managerial target for the club since 2009. Jurgen Klopp successfully coached BVB to two Bundesliga titles, one DFB-Pokal trophy and a Champions League final during his seven years at the Signal Iduna Park, but parted ways with the club this summer after seventh-placed league finish. But Watzke claims BVB had been considering Tuchel as a future coach since he guided Mainz's youth side to a cup final victory over Dortmund in 2009, and he is delighted the squad are responding well to his methods. "Dortmund's curiosity has been aroused again," the club chief told Kicker. "When I see how meticulously Tuchel prepares his training and how much effort he puts into his work, it compels my respect. "We've had his name shortlisted as a potential coach since 2009. We clearly had the better players on paper in the Rheinhessen junior final, but Tuchel was the reason that Mainz won that day. "I knew already that suggestions he is difficult to work with were simply not true. I'd rather have a tough coach at the helm because I wouldn't want someone to be relaxed and positive if the defeats are piling up. Tuchel's extremely ambitious." Dortmund have won their last four matches – including a 2-0 result against 2014-15 Champions League finalists Juventus – ...  

Morning MoneyBeat: Heavy Week of Data to Drive Markets

Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal’s pre-market primer packed with market updates, insights and must-read news links. To receive this morning newsletter via email, click here: http://on.wsj.com/MoneyBeatUSSignup MARKET SNAP: At 6.20 a.m. ET, S&P 500 futures down 0.10%. Treasury yield higher at 2.19%. Nymex down 1.59% to $46.37; gold 0.25% lower at $1092.5/oz. In Europe, FTSE 100 down 0.06%, DAX up 0.59% and CAC up 0.46%. In Asia, Nikkei 225 down 0.18% and Hang Seng down 0.91%. WATCH FOR: 8:30 a.m. EDT. June Personal Income and Consumer Spending. [Personal Income expected 0.4% vs. 0.5% in May. Consumer Spending expected 0.2% vs. 0.9% in May.] 10 a.m. EDT. July ISM Manufacturing. [Expected 53.5 vs. 53.5 in June.] 10 a.m. EDT. June Construction Spending. [Expected 0.6% vs. 0.8% in May.] July Light Vehicle Sales. [Expected 17.2 million vs. 17.16 million in June.] THE BREAKFAST BRIEFING Data should steer the markets this week. For a Federal Reserve that has said its decision to raise rates will be data-dependent, it has six more weeks to judge a sense of the recovery from the data before its September meeting. Between now and then, this week will be among the busiest for economic reports. The July employment report out Friday is likely to capture the bulk of traders’ attention. Consensus among economists surveyed by Dow Jones is that 215,000 payrolls were added last month, roughly in line with the average so far this year of 208,000. The central bank said in ...  

Schalke boss will fight to keep Draxler

Juventus will have to find another replacement for Arturo Vidal; Schalke 04's manager confirmed the winger will remain at the club. Schalke coach Andre Breitenreiter says he would fight to keep Juventus target Julian Draxler at the club but told Bild there are no guarantees if a "brutal offer" comes in. Draxler's agent indicated last month that the midfielder had agreed to join Juve, but the two clubs were some distance apart in their valuation of the 21-year-old and, after the Italian side made an opening offer reported to be worth just €15 million up front, Schalke ended talks over a potential sale.  Juve general manager Beppe Marotta maintained there could be a further bid for the Germany international, but Breitenreiter is determined to keep him at the club. "Should another offer come in now, I will raise an objection," he said. "I 100 percent want him to stay, but I don't know what happens should the club receive a brutal offer." Breitenreiter, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo as Schalke boss after a disappointing end to last season, said Draxler appeared to be happy to stay in Gelsenkirchen. "He continues to go full throttle," he said. "I can't see that he is disappointed." Julian Draxler has had injury problems over the last two years. Draxler is under contract at Schalke until 2018 but his deal contains a release clause allowing him to leave for €45 million. However, the clause can only be activated during a certain period each summer...  

Your mobile phone knows where you go and what you do – and maybe even when you ...

Today’s smartphones are equipped with powerful sensing capabilities. Using these sensors, your smartphone potentially has a record of how active you are, how much you sleep and where you go. If we look at the data those sensors gather, we can get a pretty good idea of what someone’s typical behavior is like. When a person is depressed, their behavior often changes. You may lose interest in activities, experience changes in your sleep cycles or withdraw from social interactions. And your phone, typically close at hand, could be used to detect these behavior changes. In a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, we investigated whether a person’s movements and activities as recorded by their smartphone signaled behavioral changes associated with depression. And we found that they are, in fact, closely correlated. How did we use smartphones to detect depression? We recruited 28 participants, 14 with depressive symptoms and 14 without. We started the experiment by quantifying their depressive symptoms by using a test called patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9). The PHQ-9 consists of nine questions asking about the presence of several symptoms of depression such as loss of interest, hopelessness, changes in sleep, tiredness and having trouble in concentration. It’s a very common test. In fact, you might have taken it at your last doctor’s appointment. Then we collected data on GPS location and phone usage recorded by...  


Page 1 of 930 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 160 310 470 620 780 >

Latest Headlines

1 of 6

Icon Creator API is a free web api for creating flat icon with custom dimensions, padding, background shape, background color, and color. You can use this API for over 2500 icon.

Image Resizer API is a free web api for resizing image to a specified width or height on your site to save you the bother of manually resizing images and saves your users the pain of waiting for large images to load.

Image Watermarker API is a free web api for watermarking image with your own picture or text in everywhere of images with your custom size, opacity, font style, margin, and etc.

QR Code Generator API is a free web api generating QR Code for every data such as url and use that into html or every where you want.

Encode/Decode URL

URL encoding converts characters into a format that can be transmitted over the Internet. In this article you learn how to encode or decode url in JavaScript, PHP, or ASP.NET.

Login or register
Press Esc to close