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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Business

Last Minute Video Game Gift Guide For Slackers (Christmas 2014)

Yesterday - Forbes
The best video games and video game accessories for the procrastinating holiday shopper by Erik Kain

US-Cuba thaw could mean growing market for Illinois crops, agriculture, farm leaders say

Yesterday - Fox Business
Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other products the state produces, and they see the state's access to rail and river transportation as an advantage to trade with the Caribbean island nation of 11 million consumers

IDC Predicts SaaS Enterprise Applications Will Be A $50.8B Market By 2018

Yesterday - Forbes
By 2018, 27.8% of the worldwide enterprise applications market will be SaaS-based, generating $50.8B in revenue up from $22.6B or 16.6% of the market in 2013.  IDC estimates the overall enterprise applications market in 2013 was $135.9B by Louis Columbus

Why Can't Healthcare Wearables Get You Out Of Work?

Yesterday - Forbes
Earlier this year, Nintendo unveiled the first few details of its new line of “Quality of Life” that will be released in fiscal 2015. Speaking to shareholders, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata described a bedside sleep sensor that will gather data on its users overnight, upload them to Nintendo’s servers for analysis, and then produce sugges... by Michael Thomsen

Sounds That Are The Most Disruptive To Sleep

Yesterday - Forbes
What’s keeping you up at night? Harvard astrophysics grad student Jon Bittner surveyed over 100 respondents for apartment-sharing site SplitWise.com to determine the primary offenders--and financial costs--of nocturnal disturbances by Michael Thomsen

Washington-based Haggen grocery chain buying 146 Albertson, Safeway stores in the West

Yesterday - Fox Business
The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona

Why Are So Many Yahoo Directors So Old And Without Mobile Or Internet Experience?

Yesterday - Forbes
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has hand-picked a board of directors who collectively lack sufficient experience in mobile/Internet to help judge and guide the company's turnaround efforts. Starboard should seek to replace 3 of the directors at the next Yahoo shareholders' meeting by Eric Jackson

Caramel Apples Linked To Recent Listeria Outbreak

Yesterday - Forbes
A recent outbreak of listeria has been traced to prepackaged caramel apples, sickening at least 24 persons and resulting in four deaths in 10 states by Robert Glatter, MD

Stolen laptop held personal data on nearly 3,000 Northwestern Memorial patients

Yesterday - Fox Business
A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was stolen in October

Last Minute Holiday Shoppers Rank Highest In These Cities

Yesterday - Forbes
Have you checked everything off your shopping list yet for this holiday season? According to a study conducted by the world's largest retailer, Walmart, more than one-third of consumers plan to shop for last-minute gifts on Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas by Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle

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