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Skyfall Makes A Billie Worldwide!

It’s official Bond is here to STAY, after what seemed like an endless string of set backs (studio MGM going bankrupt, the films production being cancelled) among a host of other things. The 23rd entry into the Bond franchise Skyfall was completed, and released to great applause. Fans & critics were in unison singing the...

Kodak Hawks Patents Google + Apple Get A Piece!

Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation working together to snap up the imaging IP for $525 million. The former is an agent for Apple’s interests, among others, while RPX represents Google. RIM, Apple and Google, are among the 12 patent licensees participating in the deal, according to a court filing. Under the terms, Intellectual Ventures will make a...

Beyonce’ Graces Pepsi Can @ $50M

Beyonce’ Knowles, pop-diva just scored a new deal with Pepsi as its new brand ambassador. The new gig provides Bey with a $50M payday, and her image on the side of the Pepsi can. The 31-year-old superstar has already begun her brand responsibilities, saying that her art and the soda’s brand mesh so well. Knowles...

ORSOS Island – A Floating Paradise of Luxury

For those who crave a secluded private island of their own, but hate being tied down to one place, then Orsos Island is for you. A ‘floating island’ offering more than 10,000 square feet of living space and enough rooms to accommodate 12 people comfortably, with additional room for a staff of four to be at...

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Command $500M in First Days Sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops II hit the ground running, and within its first 24 hours in retail stores the game has garnered in excess of $500 million in sales worldwide, according to the game’s publisher Activision. Once again, Call of Duty’s annual arrival remains the biggest entertainment of the year, Activision says. The Call...
Teavana Will Acquired By Starbucks for $620M

Teavana Will Acquired By Starbucks for $620M

Starbucks Coffee Co. announced that it has agreed to acquire Teavana Holdings for $620 million, chopping its way through a growing $40 billion global tea industry. Starbucks stated it “plans to continue to grow and extend Teavana’s already-successful 300 mall-based stores as well as add a high profile neighborhood store concept that will accelerate Teavana’s...

Sandy Costing Billions With a “B”

When Hurricane Sandy blew plowed through the east coast, it became this country’s costliest storm other than Katrina. New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo will be seeking at least $30 billion in aid from the federal government for the states cleanup costs, according to The New York Times. The itemized breakdown of use for the money...

‘Skyfall’ Biggest Bond Yet!

The damn near perfect new James Bond film Skyfall has officially smashed every record in the film’s 50 year legacy. Not even out a full month it has already amassed across the world a impressive $518.6 million, making it officially the highest earning Bond film yet! The film has raked in 87.8 million dollars over the weekend...

Apple Launching Online Radio

According to Bloomberg News, Apple is in advanced communication with major music labels to launch an online radio service to rival Pandora. Apple is also seeking licensing agreements with labels that would forgo requirements about how often users can skip tracks or listen to a particular artist in an hour. Apple is also working on...
Bank of America Sued by Feds for $1B

Bank of America Sued by Feds for $1B

A $1 billion lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against Bank of America, the second largest bank in the US, by the Department of Justice. BofA has been accused of bank mortgage fraud which significantly contributed to the housing crisis. BofA became trapped in the scheme dubbed the “High-Speed Swim Lane” or “Hustle” – when in...

Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Burglarized of $1.6M in Chips

Akingide Cole of Palmdale, Calif., is wanted on suspicion of burglary, grand larceny, and unlawful possession of burglary tools stemming from a heist at the Venetian, a Las Vegas Strip resort, the police said Monday. Las Vegas police are looking for the 31-year-old Southern California man who they believed sneaked into a restricted area of the...

Ancestry.com Sells For $1.6 Billion CASH!

Genealogy website Ancestry.com has agreed to an acquisition deal by European private equity firm Permira in a cash deal worth $1.6 billion, or $32 per share. Ancestry.com described the buyout as a “definitive merger agreement”. “This is a successful outcome for our public stockholders, and a great day for Ancestry.com employees and subscribers around the world,” said CEO Tim Sullivan. “We’re excited...