October 3, 2013
Insider Trading Citigroup fined on iPhone data leak Citigroup will pay a $30 million fine after one of its analysts improperly sent confidential research on an Apple supplier to big clients including Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, a securities regulator said Thursday. Citigroup analyst Kevin Chang e-mailed unpublished research about Hon Hai Precision Industry, a major supplier of Apple iPhones, to SAC, T. Rowe Price, Citadel and GLG Partners, said William...
September 13, 2013 |
They pulled all-nighters. They worked weekends. The young advertising copywriters at the Draftfcb advertising agency in California had landed a big account, but it wasn't a car company or fast food chain. It was the federal government. Smokey Bear, a character in some of the government's most iconic public service ads, needed a makeover, a re-invention, maybe a new personality. "This was just this awesome, huge honor," said Eric Springer, chief creative officer at Draftfcb Springer Southern California.
September 13, 2013 |
BOSTON — On my first Patriots' Day in Boston, I was enjoying lunch with several colleagues when someone rushed into the restaurant: There had been an explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Moments later, caravans of ambulances and police cars raced, and the reports of casualties rolled in. In the hours and days that followed, social media became for me, and many others, a sacred space to share our prayers and words of disbelief. The scene gave personal immediacy to...
August 27, 2013 |
During the wee hours of the night, a small line of people started forming outside the Washington Convention Center this past Thursday. By mid-morning on Friday, it extended all the way around the northwest corner of the building. It was no concert ticket sale or grand opening of a new store. It was a hoard of entrepreneurs, all of them hoping to be thrown into the "Shark Tank. " Hundreds of individuals, business partners and entire families traveled from...
August 22, 2013 |
RNS () — Â Sunrises and sunsets are inspiring religious adoration of a digital sort. — "I think when God gets bored he pulls out his paint brush and paints the sunset out here in West Texas," tweeted Carter James. — "I bet God had been waiting all day to paint that pretty sky for East Texas," a woman named Ashley, from Nacogdoches, Texas, tweeted. — "God is deff the best artist," tweeted Paul Kostyukov, a youth leader at Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church in Crum Lynne, Pa. Even...
August 15, 2013 |
What can one little movie do to stop the erosion of privacy that many of us sign off on, willingly if unwittingly, every time we click one of those little "accept" boxes that pop up at the end of the legalese we're asked to read (but never do) when signing up for some new app, Internet service or high-tech communication gizmo? Not much, I'm afraid. That isn't just my assessment. There's a palpable tone of hopelessness — or at best impotent outrage — to " Terms and Conditions...