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[ November 24, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 47806 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Many airline passengers can’t wait to make more use of their electronic gadgets now that the Federal Aviation Administration has moved to allow that. But business travelers expect some frustration at continuing restrictions against checking Internet connections such as email. A survey released in May found that 99% of adult airline passengers carried at least one personal electronic device with them during the previous year, according to the Airline Passenger Experience Association and the industry group Consumer Electronics Association. The most common gadgets used during flights are smartphones (28%), laptops (25%), tablets (23%), audio players (23%) and e-readers (13%), according to the survey. The national survey of 1,629 adults was conducted by landline and cell phones in December 2012. Top 5 Internet Companies To Invest In Right Now: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) IAC/InterActiveCorp engages in the Internet business in the United States and internationally. The companys Search segment develops, markets, and distributes … Continue reading

[ November 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 69171 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

From the way the stock of DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS  ) is trading lately, you might think all of its ships have hit an iceberg. With the stock falling further and further to new 52-week lows, it may be tempting to try to pick a bottom and ride it back up. However, as cheap as DryShips may look now, here are three reasons it may get even cheaper. Reason 1: Blame the bigger guy I’ve said it or at least implied it before, and I’ll do it again: DryShips stock is going nowhere unless its wholly owned and public subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG  ) cooperates. Since DryShips owns 78.3 million shares of Ocean Rig, every penny that Ocean Rig’s stock goes down lowers the fundamental value of DryShips materially. With Ocean Rig itself drifting down to new 52-week lows, it’s only hurting that asset value and the perception of value that … Continue reading

[ November 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 66821 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Big Hollywood movies are typically licensed for TV broadcast in Europe on a country-by-country basis. That could change if the EU rules the practice breaches antitrust rules. LONDON (CNNMoney) EU regulators are investigating deals between big movie studios and pay TV operators that prevent viewers in one European country watching broadcasts from another. The European Union’s antitrust watchdog said Monday it had begun formal proceedings to examine the licensing agreements between studios including Twentieth Century Fox, owned by 21st Century Fox (FOXA); Warner Bros, part of Time Warner Inc (TWX, Fortune 500) (CNNMoney’s parent); Sony (SNE) Pictures; Comcast Corp (CCV)’s NBCUniversal and Viacom (VIA)’s Paramount Pictures. Pay TV broadcasters such as Canal Plus of France, DTS of Spain and three in the 21st Century Fox network — BSkyB in the U.K, Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland — are also under investigation. Top 5 European Companies To Buy For 2015: STMicroelectronics … Continue reading

[ November 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 12523 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) has cleared up some details on the way that the Xbox One will work, and it doesn’t look good for GameStop (NYSE: GME  ) . Yesterday afternoon’s official Xbox.com update includes two particular items that will probably not sit well with owners of GameStop stock. Access your entire games library from any Xbox Oneno discs required:After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud. So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games. Buy the way you wantdisc or digitalon the same day: You’ll be able to buy disc-based games at traditional retailers or online through Xbox Live, on day of release. Let’s weigh the gravity of these two literal bullet points. Every game release will be … Continue reading

[ November 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 33443 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Both blue-chip stocks and gold are lower today on the heels of worse-than-expected economic figures both at home and abroad. With an hour and a half left in the trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) is off by a whopping 185 points, or 1.25%, while gold is on track for its worst single-day decline in decades. The primary concern among analysts and traders is evidence that China’s growth rate is waning. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 7.7% in the first quarter of the year, down from 7.9% in the last three months of 2012 and below the 8% rate expected by economists. According to JPMorgan’s chief China economist, quoted in The Wall Street Journal: “The slowdown in the first quarter is very remarkable. The weakness is quite broad-based on the domestic front.” Meanwhile, data released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that things … Continue reading