NEWSWAG

Vatican is Down with Social Media

Vatican is Down with Social Media

The Pope used Twitter for the first time today. He already has close to 1 million followers.

Read more ›

NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

Read more ›

John McAfee Calls From Hiding

John McAfee Calls From Hiding

John McAfee (founder of McAfee security) has remained a person of interest by the Belizean government in the murder of his neighbor Gregory Viant Faull. McAfee went on CNBC to clarify his concerns for his safety regarding the local government.

Read more ›

No More Twinkies?

No More Twinkies?

Hostess announced today that they’ll be closing 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, and 570 outlet stores in the near future and displace about 18,500 workers. Hostess filed bankruptcy in 2004, which took about 4 years to restructure, but has filed once again.

Read more ›

Rockefeller Center: See the Christmas Tree Arrive

Rockefeller Center: See the Christmas Tree Arrive

Video of Christmas Tree Arriving at Rockefeller Center

Read more ›

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (Preview)

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (Preview)

The 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has already taken place, but the event will air on December 4 on CBS. Musical performances by Justin Bieber, Rihinna and Bruno Mars.

Read more ›

McDonald’s Replaces President

McDonald’s Replaces President

McDonalds announced its plans to replace Jan Fields, President of US operations, with Jeff Stratton, the company’s global chief restaurant officer, on December 1.

Read more ›

BP Fined $4.5B

BP Fined $4.5B

British Petroleum came to an agreement with the US government to pay a $4.5 billion fine over the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill.

Read more ›

Singing About Gin

Singing About Gin

Beefeater recently released its latest advertisement, a carefully crafted music video explaining the steps to make a Cucumber & Gin all while following a model through London. It kind of makes me thirsty.

Read more ›

Angels Get “Snowed In”

Angels Get “Snowed In”

Naturally it’s an excuse to throw a party and have a pillow fight.

Read more ›

Disney Buys Lucas, Star Wars Coming 2015

Disney Buys Lucas, Star Wars Coming 2015

Disney announced the purchase of Lucas Films and the Star Wars franchise for $4.05B in cash and stock. Great news for Star Wars fans, the transaction secures a seventh prequel to be released in 2015.

Read more ›

NBA David Stern Will Step Down in 2014

NBA David Stern Will Step Down in 2014

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced today that he will step down in 2014, exactly 30 years after taking on the position. He will be succeeded by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.

Read more ›

PSY Fields Questions on Reddit

PSY Fields Questions on Reddit

Korean sensation PSY went on Reddit yesterday to field questions, full transcript below.

Read more ›

Nigal Farage: They Are Engineering a “One World Government”

Nigal Farage:  They Are Engineering a “One World Government”

In an interview with King World News, Nigal Farage said that MEP (Members of European parliament) are pushing for changes in every nations constitutions and […]

Read more ›

French Reporter Attacked On-Air

French Reporter Attacked On-Air

France 24 Reporter Sonia Dridi was attacked in Cairo on Saturday well giving a live interview. See video below at the 1:50 mark. Dridi says that about 50 men in the square surrounded and started to touch her, attempted to rip her clothes off and tried to drag her away from a male correspondent. The group sought refuge from the mob in a nearby restaurant.

Read more ›

Zynga Layoffs Hit Boston, Austin & Chicago Offices

Zynga Layoffs Hit Boston, Austin & Chicago Offices

Zynga, a game creator that was founded in 2007, layed off about 100 employees from its Boston, Austin and Chicago offices today. The entire Boston office will be shut down (50 employees). Employees of the Austin office will have the option to transfer to San Francisco.

Read more ›

Red Sox Hire New Manager

Red Sox Hire New Manager

Red Sox have hired John Farrell, formerly with the Blue Jays, as the new manager. In a press conference, Farrell made it known that (1) he has wanted the job for a while, (2) the team will be aggressive in all corners of the field, (3) he is in charge and the players will be held accountable. Farrell noted that team staff is still in the acquisition phase.

Read more ›

Och-Ziff Is Pulling the Plug On Real Estate

Och-Ziff Is Pulling the Plug On Real Estate

The $31 Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Och-Ziff Capital Management is preparing to exit the foreclosed homes business. The fund Manager Daniel Och recently told his […]

Read more ›

SEC Flooded With New Registrations

SEC Flooded With New Registrations

In 2010 The Frank Dodd bill was enacted that required hedge funds and private equity funds to register with the SEC. The purpose of the registration was to gets some idea of the size and scope of the industry.

Read more ›

Goalie Takes Hit to the Face from Fan

Goalie Takes Hit to the Face from Fan

Goal Keeper Chris Kirkland takes a hit to the face from a fan in a soccer match between Leeds and Sheffield last friday night.

Read more ›