Joe Frank, Spinner of Strange Radio Tales, Is Dead at 79

Joe Frank, Spinner of Strange Radio Tales, Is Dead at 79

Business January 20, 2018 0

And, with exacting — sometimes maddening — workmanship, Mr. Frank edited and scored his programs as if they were films. Ira Glass, the host of the NPR show “This American Life,” said in a telephone interview that Mr. Frank had been more comparable to movie auteurs from the 1970s... Read more
Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Business January 20, 2018 0

The same criticism has also engulfed other social media companies such as Twitter, which on Friday said it was emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States that they had interacted with Russian propaganda accounts around the time of the 2016 election. For publishers, Facebook’s new ranking system... Read more
What Comes After the Media Men List? ‘A Lot of Hard Work’

What Comes After the Media Men List? ‘A Lot of Hard Work’

Business January 19, 2018 0

“I actively tried to avoid this,” said Moira Donegan, sitting in the headquarters of The New York Times on Wednesday. Just over a week ago, she had identified herself for the first time as the creator of an online spreadsheet that allowed women to list men in the media... Read more
William Bain Jr., Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies at 80

William Bain Jr., Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies at 80

Business January 19, 2018 0

Bain & Company at one point said that for every dollar it charged a client, it increased that client’s profits by a factor of five to 10. William Worthington Bain Jr. was born on July 30, 1937, in Johnson City, Tenn., to William Bain and the former Ruby Cloyd.... Read more
Consumer Watchdog’s Latest Budget Request: $0

Consumer Watchdog’s Latest Budget Request: $0

Business January 19, 2018 0

On Tuesday, Mr. Mulvaney announced that the agency would reconsider a rule it adopted last year that would tightly limit short-term payday loans. But unwinding or significantly altering the rule, which took the bureau five years to develop, requires a lengthy administrative process, which the bureau has not yet... Read more
Who’s Still in Amazon’s HQ2 Contest: DealBook Briefing

Who’s Still in Amazon’s HQ2 Contest: DealBook Briefing

Business January 18, 2018 0

• The smallest city is Newark, N.J., whose estimated 2016 population in 2016 was 281,764. • This: Amazon picking its second HQ is like a season of the Bachelor. Predictable, yet you can’t stop watching. Would I still maintain my journalistic integrity if I had a favorite candidate? —... Read more
Six Are Laid Off at Saveur Magazine, Including Its Editor

Six Are Laid Off at Saveur Magazine, Including Its Editor

Business January 18, 2018 0

Ms. Dorset said that Anthony Licata, Bonnier’s editorial director, will continue to be the general editorial director of Saveur, and that the magazine would publish just four print issues each year. Five of Bonnier’s other titles — Wakeboarding, Waterski, Sport Rider, Baggers and Dirt Rider — will cease printing... Read more

US Stock Rally Lifts Dow to First Close Above 26,000 Points

Business January 18, 2018 0

The Dow traded above the 26,000-point threshold on Tuesday, but wound up closing lower. Its surge Wednesday was driven in part by a gain in Boeing, which posted the biggest gain in the 30-company average. With the stock market reaching records so often, 1,000-point moves in the Dow have... Read more
Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

Business January 17, 2018 0

Google uses the technique while building systems that can recognize faces, products, landmarks and other objects in photos. In some cases, these algorithms are more accurate than something that is designed solely by engineers. The new service is part of a widespread effort to expand the power of modern... Read more
At Retail Trade Show, Technology Is the Star

At Retail Trade Show, Technology Is the Star

Business January 17, 2018 0

Alibaba and Data E-commerce was both an aspiration and a boogeyman. Amazon was often described in hushed tones; several exhibitors and speakers tried to avoid naming the online retailer at all. But attendees packed a large hall on Tuesday to listen to an executive of Alibaba, a Chinese giant... Read more