Daily Archives: August 23, 2013
The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.
As I’m sure most of you heard last night, Warner Bros. announced that they have found their new Bruce Wayne/Batman for the Superman/Batman team-up Man of Steel sequel set for July 17, 2015. Your new Batman in the (presumably) 3D IMAX adventure helmed by Zack Snyder is not Christian Bale (who apparently turned down Warner Bros.’ offer of all the money) or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but Ben Affleck. What this buys Warner Bros. is a major added value element, one of the bigger stars of the last fifteen years playing Warner’s most iconic character, with all of the free publicity and audience awareness that comes with that. What this buys Affleck is a lifetime of artistic freedom as a producer and/or director.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is out.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday was repositioning naval forces in the Mediterranean to give President Barack Obama the option for an armed strike on Syria, although officials cautioned that Obama had made no decision on military action.
A group of hedge funds secured a victory in a federal appeals court in a case that could affect international bond markets, parts of the banking system and the nation of Argentina.
Drivewyze, which helps commercial trucking companies save time by bypassing weigh stations through a mobile app, just raised $7.5 million in a round led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital.
Oh, so you thought Yahoo’s acquisition spree was over? Not even close. A Yahoo spokesperson has confirmed that the revitalized web giant has snapped up yet another company — this time its a image recognition startup called IQ Engines.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Guardian has agreed with the New York Times to give the U.S. newspaper access to some classified documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, both papers said on Friday.
SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) – Jubilant gay and lesbian couples crowded county offices in the artsy southwestern community of Santa Fe on Friday seeking marriage licenses after a judge ruled that it would be discriminatory to deny same-sex couples the right to wed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s security advisers will convene at the White House this weekend to discuss U.S. options, including possible military action, against the Syrian government over an apparent chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a U.S. official said on Friday.
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and a string of allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, said on Friday he would resign as the head of California’s second-largest city.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A man and a woman arrested in Las Vegas on charges of plotting to kidnap and kill a police officer were under investigation for months on suspicions they belonged to an anti-government movement, authorities said on Friday.
An increase in the filing of liens under the anti-government ideology known as the “sovereign citizen” movement has posed a challenge to law enforcement and court officials.
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC rebels suspended their participation in peace talks in Cuba on Friday, throwing into disarray nine months of painstaking negotiations aimed at ending five decades of bloodshed.