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Disney-Fox Merger

Disney-Fox Merger: 5 Ways It Could Affect You

Hollywood will never be the same after mega-deal that gives Walt Disney (DIS) all of 21st Century Fox’s (FOXA) movie and TV operations, FX and National Geographic, regional sports properties, Fox’s Hulu stake and international TV businesses. The ink’s still drying (and regulators will surely


Cisco buys AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion for growth

Cisco just snapped up AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, one day before the software developer was scheduled to sell shares to the public at a valuation of less than $2 billion. AppDynamics develops software to help companies ranging from Capital One Financial to Expedia monitor their

business intelligence

How Netflix Brought Business Intelligence to Hollywood

Business Intelligence in Hollywood: There’s a wealth of big data out there, and it’s making it easier for the entertainment industry to understand and cater to its consumers. Every song a user listens to on Spotify, every movie they stream on Netflix, and every video


Rolex facing biggest threat in history

Rolex facing biggest threat in history: 1969 marked the beginning of a revolution in the watch industry. That was the year Japanese watchmaker Seiko introduced the Seiko Quartz-Astron 35Q, the first watch to be powered by an electrical oscillator regulated by a quartz crystal. It


EU chemical industry production to pick up in 2017

The EU chemical industry continues to weather the impact of globalisation as well as competitiveness challenges associated with the cost of doing business in the EU. While demand for chemicals globally is increasing year on year, the EU chemical industry’s share of that continues to

Cyber Security

Cyber security is changing the definition of things

Cyber security is changing the definition of things. I invite you to look up the definition of the ‘Internet of things’ in the Oxford Dictionary. You will find the term included as meaning, “The interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects,


Brexit – Boon or Bane for Britain

Some £58.7 billion, or almost half of the £122 billion in extra borrowing the government will need over the next five years, is directly related to Brexit, the official budget watchdog said yesterday as Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond recalibrated fiscal policy. Lower migration alone


Snap Inc. Snapchat’s Parent company headed for an IPO

The company behind the Snapchat messaging app has reportedly filed papers for an initial public offering that could value it at up to US$25 billion, according to news reports. Snapchat changed its name to Snap in September to reflect the company’s growing interest in new