August 10, 2012 – Read Here
Though the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is treating the official lineup of artists at this weekend’s closing ceremony as a state secret, the band Muse is widely expected to perform their “official” Olympic song “Survival.”
There has been much grousing on social media about NBC tape-delaying marquee Olympic events until its prime-time broadcast. Twitter users say it’s a “stone-age” model, but NBC says it needs to protect its $1.8 billion investment. So far, ratings are up.
May 8, 2012 – Listen Here
Facebook started what’s called a “road show” this week, pitching itself to potential big investors across the country. It’s one of the last steps before a company goes public — which Facebook reportedly plans to do next Friday.
But that pitch has to be very carefully calibrated — as you can tell from all the warning language that precedes it on Facebook’s road show website. Continue Reading
For a long time, Los Angeles has been a Lakers town, but thanks to some of the NBA’s brightest young stars, it’s now the perennially ridiculed Clippers who have the better record — and much of the city’s attention. That’s especially gratifying for one die-hard Clippers fan.
Far from a relic, IBM has been one of the best stocks on the Dow this year, rising more than perennial tech hotshots Google and Apple. The company may be 100, but it has totally remade its business for the 21st century.
The Los Angeles Angels have signed slugger Albert Pujols. He’s considered one of the best baseball players of his generation, but is the $250 million the Angels are paying Pujols worth it?
November 24, 2011 – Listen Here
If it seems like you’re hearing more Christmas music on the radio these days, it’s not your imagination. More stations have been going all-Christmas — and they’re doing it earlier than ever.
The reason is simple: Christmas music makes ratings go through the roof.
There is a race in sports that has nothing to do with the athletes: It’s all about stadiums outdoing each other for who can have the latest and greatest technology to keep fans entertained — and create new revenue streams. Staples Center in Los Angeles — home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings — is the newest entrant to the race. But how much technology is too much?
Hewlett-Packard has announced Meg Whitman is its new CEO — the fourth in the last six years. Before running for governor of California last year, she was the head of eBay. Whitman takes the reins as HP’s market value falters and it weighs whether to shed its PC business.