Tag Archives: Business

Sony may scoop up Toshiba’s image sensor business

Sony may further cement its dominance in the market of smartphone camera components by acquiring Toshiba’s sensor business. Amid an ongoing corporate restructuring, Toshiba is nearing a deal with Sony to sell off its sensor division, according to a report today from Reuters. Sony is far and away the leading supplier of CMOS image sensors used to power smartphone cameras and ...

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How Short-Term Viral Hits Can Transform a Small Business

Filed under: Small Business, Celebrities, Entrepreneurs, Products, People John Shearer, Invision/APBrad Pitt, left, and Ellen DeGeneres, right, pass out pizza in the audience during the 2014 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. By JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Whether it’s a photo that gets shared on social media ...

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Twitter’s user growth has stalled, but its business keeps improving

The evolution of Twitter over the last two years has been the opposite of what most expected before the startup went public. Instead of growing to a billion users without much money to show for it, the company’s user growth has stalled out while its revenue has boomed. Its inability to keep pace with the size of rivals like Facebook ...

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From Big Dreams to Owning a Small Business

Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Ten years ago, Diane and John MacPherson were at a crossroads in their careers. After careful thought and planning, they decided to start their own small business and open a bed and breakfast across the country. Here’s how they made their dream a reality. The MacPhersons were living in Laguna Beach, California, and working “typical ...

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HP reportedly plans to split PC and printer business from enterprise unit

HP is set to cleave itself in two, splitting off its PC and printer division from its enterprise and services business. According to The Wall Street Journal, an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow. “Sources familiar with the matter” tell the paper that current CEO Meg Whitman will become chairman of the PC and printer operation, and will remain CEO ...

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Sir Paul McCartney — Bodyguard Means Business … I’ll Use My STUN GUN!

EXCLUSIVE Protecting Sir Paul McCartney is no laughing matter — and last night his bodyguard threatened to open a major can of whoopass on photogs … in the form of a stun gun. The altercation went down right after Sir Paul and Dave Grohl were wrapping up a double date for dinner at Crossroads restaurant. McCartney was stepping into his chauffeur ...

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Chromebooks overtake Android tablets and Macs in US business sales

Chrome OS is at last gaining some momentum — among US businesses and schools, anyway. The NPD Group reports that Chromebooks represented 9.6 percent of all computing devices sold through American commercial channels in 2013, or enough to surpass the … Engadget RSS Feed

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5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

Filed under: Company News, Stock Picks, Restaurants, Target, Investing Getty Images From a popular multiplex operator going public to a retailer getting hacked at the worst possible time, here’s a rundown of the week’s best and worst news from the business world. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) — Winner Chipotle is getting a new stamp in its ethnic cuisine passport. Having ...

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5 Winners and Losers of the Holiday Week in Business

Filed under: Company News, Stock Picks, Amazon.com, Yahoo, Market News, Stocks Steve Mack/FilmMagic There was no shortage of wonders of blunders even in this holiday-shortened market week. From a retailer’s gadget going cold to some jewelers just starting to heat up, here’s a rundown of the week’s smartest moves and biggest errors in the business world. Men’s Wearhouse (MW) — ...

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5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

Filed under: Company News, JP Morgan Chase, Macy’s, Starbucks, Amazon.com, Facebook, Investing Alamy From a surprisingly strong retailer report to a coffee giant paying a big price for breaking a contract, here are the best and worst of the business world this week. Snapchat — Loser If Facebook (FB) offers you a $ 3 billion check, do you really turn ...

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