Month: May 2014

  • Report: Enterprise Software Firm Epicor Valued at $3.5 Billion in Sale by Apax Partners

    Private equity firm Apax Partners is continuing its long running search for a buyer for Epicor, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor. The firm first bought Epicor for $2 billion in 2011, an investment that seems to have paid off somewhat after the ERP company generated over $1 billion in revenue in 2013. Despite […]

  • Is The U.S. Already On Its Way To Another Financial Crisis? Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr Weighs In

    Financial experts agree; it is safe to say that the financial crisis of 2008 is over. Law professor and former assistant Treasury secretary Michael S. Barr, however, believes that it is only a matter of time until Americans experience another financial crash — and the next financial crisis will be wholly our fault. The first […]

  • George Harrison Memorabilia Auction

    One of George Harrison’s guitars, amongst other Beatles and rock memorabilia, is going to be sold at Julien’s Auctions sale on May 17 at Manhattan’s Hard Rock Cafe. The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 is estimated to go for a staggering price upwards of $600,000.  The auction is also set to feature Jimi Hendrix’s Sears Silvertone electric guitar, which […]

  • Morning Joe Co-Host Makes Sweeping Generalizations About “Women’s Rights Ladies”

    MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough got a bit too impassioned about Andrea Peyser’s opinion piece on Monica Lewinsky. What started as a fair defense of the infamous intern segued into caustic over-generalizations. Scarborough ultimately described “you women’s rights ladies” as “sick” and “pathetic,” according to MSNBC. Scarborough begins with a more or less true […]

  • Why Energy Prices in the U.S. Could Keep Rising Permanently

    This winter’s brutally cold “polar vortex” caused energy prices to go up for many Americans — but a growing fragility in the U.S. energy system could make the cost of energy continue to increase indefinitely, an April 25 article in the Los Angeles Times reported. A recent study predicted that the cost of electricity in […]

  • Seniors hang N-word banner at Georgia high school; school sends e-mail apology

    Students were facing sheer criticism on Wednesday for hanging a banner saying “N—a We Made It” from the school’s roof. It is said that the sign at South Forsyth High School was meant to celebrate graduation. Besides, Principal Jeff Cheney wrote in her letter to parents that “This morning students have written a pathetic verse […]

  • Stephen Hawking Warns Developers: Artificial Intelligence May Turn Violent

    Sensational science fiction films like I, Robot may not be that far-fetched. “Stephen Hawking and a group of top physicists are sounding the alarm on artificial intelligence, writing in The Independent that success in creating AI could be ‘the biggest event in human history,’ but also ‘the last,’” CNBC reports. Hawking writes that humans have […]

  • Los Angeles Woman Pays $15,000 in Plastic Surgery for the Perfect Selfie

    What does it take to get the perfect selfie? For Los Angeles talent manager, Triana Lavey, 39, the solution wasn’t just to hashtag her photos with “#naturalbeauty” or use a flattering filter. Instead, Lavey has spent about $15,000 since 2010 in order to get the perfect selfie face after her beauty app just wasn’t cutting […]

  • Dad arrested for complaining about girl’s school assignment

    A Father in the news has been arrested for pointing his finger over the assignment of his daughter. Actually, William Baer the father of fourteen years old daughter lodged his complain to board members of the school citing the reason of sexually-explicit themes. He said that this book is like a transcript of a XXX […]

  • The most dangerous U.S. state for workers

    Though after the implementation of Occupational Safety and Health Act U.S was supposed to be safer place for workers yet there are many states where lives of workers are still in danger, claims a new report of AFL-CIO. The report claims that the most vulnerable and insecure state for workers is North Dakota. It is […]