Director George Lucas on threat to the movie industry  

CBS News By : Staff Reporting

During a Chicago Ideas Week panel, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas told Charlie Rose that the lack of creativity from the big movie studios is a major threat to Hollywood.

The director is opening the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago that will house movie memorabilia along with works of art.


Microsoft CEO says Dual-use personal and work apps key to success  

CNBC By : Jon Fortt @jonfortt

Microsoft has already proven its potency in the cloud era, and is one of three companies with the scale, resources, and know-how to dominate the booming $100 billion market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC.

In his first television interview since becoming the software giant's third CEO, Nadella focused on Microsoft's cloud ambitions. - Full Article


Marketing agencies have completely missed the potential of digital  

The Guardian By : Tom Goodwin

We sit here in 2014 and we think we’ve “got” digital. We’ve been talking about it forever and we’ve introduced new processes, expressions, agencies.

We’ve acquired, hired and rebuilt. What more evidence is needed? How could it be in an age where Unilever has a YouTube Channel, Oreo can put tweets on cookies and where we make TV ads out of recycled vines, that we’re not on top of it? - Full Article


Google Shopping Express Expands To More Cities, Rebrands As Google Express  

Tech Crunch By : Sarah Perez (@sarahintampa)

Google Shopping Express, rebranded to simply “Google Express” as of this morning, is no longer entirely subsidizing the costs associated with same-day delivery.

The program, which offers instant shopping gratification to consumers in a growing number of U.S. cities, is now working to transition its more regular customers into paying members, who subscribe on either a monthly or annual basis for $10/month or $95/year, respectively. - Full Article


Google Express set to launch deliveries in Boston area  

The Boston Globe By : Staff Reporting

Google Inc. brings its same-day delivery service to Greater Boston Tuesday, allowing customers to browse the offerings of local merchants online, order, and get the items within several hours. The service, called Google Express, will be available in parts of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Somerville, Arlington, Everett, Malden, and Medford.

So far, eight companies have partnered with Google: Babies R Us, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Guitar Center, L’Occitane, Staples, Stop & Shop, and Walgreens. Full Article


Joseph Randle Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More  

Bleacher Report By : Staff Reporting

The Dallas Cowboys are flying high after an upset victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6, but the arrest of running back Joseph Randle has put a damper on their celebration.

CBS DFW is reporting that Randle stole approximately $40 worth of underwear in addition to $80 in cologne. - Full Article


Marvin Ellison, Home Depot top exec, picked as next President/CEO of JCPenney, Bio  

New Pittsburgh Courier By : Staff Reporting

The Board of Directors of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announced Oct. 13 the appointment of Marvin Ellison, currently executive vice president of stores at Home Depot, as President and CEO-Designee, effective November 1, 2014. Mr. Ellison will also join the Board of Directors.

He will then succeed Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III as CEO of JCPenney on August 1, 2015. At that time, Mr. Ullman will become Executive Chairman of the Board for a period of one year.  - Full Article


FSU looks into Winston autographs  

ESPN By : Darren Rovell

Even as Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he believes quarterback Jameis Winston didn't sign autographs for money, a source tells ESPN that the university's athletic compliance department has begun to look into how so many Winston autographs were authenticated by a single company.

ESPN has learned that after the team's 38-20 win against Syracuse Saturday, Fisher approached Winston and asked him if he signed autographs for money. - Full Article


Simone Biles gymnastics world championships gold rush  

USA Today By : Nancy Armour

Simone Biles didn't leave much gold for anyone else.

The American won the balance beam and floor exercise titles Sunday, giving her four of the six golds possible at the World Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China.

She's the first U.S. woman to win four golds... - Full Article


LeBron James, Cavs triumph in Rio exhibition vs. Heat  

ESPN By : Staff Reporting

LeBron James scored seven points while playing only 20 minutes against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in an exhibition game in Brazil.

Kevin Love, who was acquired by Cleveland a month after James left the Heat to return to Ohio, finished with 25 points in an entertaining game in the beachfront city that will host the 2016 Olympics. - Full Article


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