As Indias billionaires were seen in one frame  

The News Minute By : Staff Reporting

A picture of India's top corporate honchos waiting in a line has gone viral on social media. The picture had Indian businessmen and CEOs lined up for the summit with US President Barack Obama.

The US-Indo CEO forum in New Delhi on Monday evening saw Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Adani Group head Gautam Adani, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, Bharti Enterprises chief Sunil Mittal, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani... - Referenced Article


Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities  

WSJ By : ALISTAIR BARR

Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service.

Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation. - Referenced Article


Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel discuss that time they discovered the Internet  

USA Today By : Alan Siegel

In January 1994, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel were introduced to something that would soon change the world.

During a taping of the Today show, they began discussing a new email address to which viewers could send feedback.

This flustered the usually unflappable hosts, especially Gumbel, who didn’t know what to make of the “@” symbol. - Referenced Article


How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015  

ZDNet By : Dion Hinchcliffe

Information technology typically changes in leaps and bounds, and for collaboration in digital channels, those changes have been rather turbulent over the last decade.

While the most significant overall trend during this time has been the strategic up-leveling of corporate engagement using the social business model to foster large-scale, high impact corporate communities, the pendulum of innovation has recently swung back to more intimate and close quarters. - Referenced Article


Are Girl Scouts losing out as cookie sales enter digital realm?  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

When I was a member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, cookie time was my favorite time of the year, from first grade to 12th grade.

I was the girl who hit up teachers before anyone else had a chance, the co-worker's daughter who showed up in person before it became the norm to pass around the order form.

Camping was fun, but nothing beat the joy of watching my order form fill with names as I went from door to door in my apartment building until I reached the bottom. - Referenced Article


Stocks plunge as retail sales, JPMorgan disappoint  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Stocks tumbled in early trading Wednesday after a weak reading on December retail sales and a profit miss from JPMorgan added to investor worries. Hurting the Dow was a fourth-quarter earnings miss from Dow component JPMorgan Chase (JPM).

The bank posted earnings per share of $1.19, far below the $1.31 analysts' expected. JPMorgan's revenue number also came in light. - Referenced Article


Samsung profit to drop more than 35% amid smartphone troubles  

CNN Money By : Charles Riley

The South Korea-based firm said Thursday that it anticipates an operating profit of 5.2 trillion won ($4.7 billion) for the fourth quarter -- a 37% decline from the previous year.

Fourth quarter sales are also expected to be lower, falling 12% to around 52 trillion won ($47.3 billion), compared to the same period last year. - Referenced Article


Super-sized stock gains: Fast food soars  

CNBC By : Katie Little

New Year's resolutions are in full swing, but don't tell that to restaurant stocks. Several of them are hitting intraday all-time highs on Wednesday on the heels of Sonic's blockbuster same-store sales report. Sonic, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Jack in the Box, Texas Roadhouse, DineEquity, Papa John's International, Brinker International, Cheesecake Factory, Buffalo Wild Wings and Darden Restaurants all jumped to all-time intraday highs Wednesday, according to FactSet data. - Referenced Article


Pimco Total Return Fund Had Withdrawals of $19.4 Billion  

Bloomberg By : Mary Childs

Pacific Investment Management Co.’s biggest mutual fund suffered about $19.4 billion in withdrawals in December, the 20th straight month of redemptions, capping a year that included the surprise departures of Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian. Reference Article


Apprenticeship programs fill gaps in American manufacturing  

TRIB Live By : Staff Reporting

Aerotech has the space it needs to keep up with rising sales demand. It has the tools, too. Just not enough talent. “Our shortcoming was our human resources,” said Ashley Wellner, director of manufacturing at the O'Hara company. - Referenced Article


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