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  • Duck! It's 3D sound from Acemile's Theatre Box

    Duck! It's 3D sound from Acemile's Theatre Box
    Today's career-counseling advice in 140 characters or less: Take your self-driving lawnmower prototype to Kickstarter, open a craft brewery or develop a couponing app. Do not make Bluetooth speakers. Too much competition. The new Theatre Box, the first...
  • Are independent booksellers replacing big-box retailers?

    PITTSBURGH At the time Dan Iddings opened the doors of Classic Lines Bookstore in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood last year, his greatest fear was that the technologies that ate up some of his largest competitors would swallow his business whole....
  • Staples sales dip as stores close ahead of merger attempt

    Staples suffered a 36 percent decline in first-quarter earnings as businesses increasingly go digital, a shift that has compelled its attempted merger with Office Depot. Industry watchers had expected the profit slump as Staples closed 28 stores during...
  • Wal-Mart 1Q profit falls on pay raises

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit as the strong dollar and some efforts to improve its business hurt its bottom line. The company said Tuesday that higher worker wages and increased spending on its online operations...
  • Half-baked objections: Why the FTC is wrong to block the Sysco-US Foods deal

    Half-baked objections: Why the FTC is wrong to block the Sysco-US Foods deal
    Almost everything you eat in a restaurant — from the salmon entree to the flour in the chocolate cake — is delivered to the kitchen via food distributors and specialty purveyors. In Chicago you drive past these big trucks and small vans...
  • South Korean tech industry finds warm reception in L.A.

     South Korean tech industry finds warm reception in L.A.
    When a South Korean technology entrepreneur wanted to recruit computer programmers working in Seoul, he didn't load up on perks like a masseuse, sleeping pods or beer kegs. The most tantalizing benefit his start-up AKAStudy offered Koreans: a job in Los...
  • 2 free compilations include excerpts from upcoming books

    Excerpts from upcoming books by Mitch Albom, Alice Hoffman and dozens of other authors are being featured in a pair of free online compilations. Beginning Wednesday, readers can download "Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter" and "Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult...
  • Shanghai Comic Convention: China is the new frontier for con organizers

     
    SHANGHAI — Two sexy female Captain Americas, a Superman, a Catwoman and Japanese anime schoolgirls come to life were milling […]...
  • Kanye West won't star in Spike Lee movie, gets honorary Ph.D. instead

    Kanye West won't star in Spike Lee movie, gets honorary Ph.D. instead
    Spike Lee's new musical "Chiraq" is based on Aristophanes' Greek comedy "Lysistrata," but it will feature one fewer self-proclaimed deity than previously anticipated. Contrary to early reports, Kanye West's reps confirmed to Pitchfork that he would...
  • Boss of Amazon Studios' TV-movie venture 'a little unconventional'

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. Amazon's reputation is button-down, from the shirts the top executives wear to the discipline with which they parrot corporate-speak about the company's products. Which is why Roy Price, who runs Amazon Studios, is a study in...
  • Amazon opening new distribution center in New Jersey

    Amazon.com says it's planning a second fulfilment center in New Jersey. The online retail giant announced Monday that it would be taking over a former Wakefern building adjacent to the New Jersey Turnpike in Carteret, bringing hundreds of jobs. The...