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Popcorn Time Will be Available in iOS

Posted on: 02 Oct 2014

The original PopcornTime app brought joy to millions of media consumers through free-flowing BitTorrent streaming. It was only a matter of time before it was shut down, but the PopcornTime concept predictably branched off into various directions and one of them has jumped into Apple territory. For now, it’s available only on jailbroken iPhones. After several respectable imitators bit the dust, time4popcorn.eu has managed to develop and improve over time. It can be accessed through the Cydia platform on jailbroken iPhones. Developers are working on a version that will work with…

Chrysler Reports an Increase in Car Sales

Posted on: 01 Oct 2014

Chrysler and General Motors reported that car sales jumped 19% this past September. Ford took a slight dip in sales at 2.7%. Ford reasoned that the decline was related to a planned hold on 2014 F-150 pickup production while it prepares to release its 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150. Nissan also exceeded sales expectations, with sales that pulled past last year’s numbers by 18.5% to total 102,955. Honda posted a 12% increase from last year to 118,223. Honda’s premium brand, Acura, recorded an impressive 18.8% increase, but totaled only 13,832 additional sales…

Expectations for the Next iPad

Posted on: 01 Oct 2014

Apple’s upcoming iPad Air 2 is slated for release in October, and the rumors are flying about its new features. More power is a priority when a new string of tech is released. Apple will answer the call with its new 64-bit A8 processor, which is the same one that’s in the iPhone6 and iPhone 6 Plus. An additional 1 GB of RAM is another distinct possibility, which can prove to be a lifeline when multitasking. The last iPad was .75mm thick, and the new version will be even thinner.…

Merck Will Purchase Sigma-Aldrich

Posted on: 24 Sep 2014

Merck KGaA has agreed to purchase Sigma-Aldrich Corp to the tune of $17B in cash, in hopes of expanding the range of chemicals used in research labs and pharmaceutical manufacturing while reducing its dependence on drug development. Merck’s move away from developing pharmaceuticals couldn’t come at a better time, as their Sereno biotechnology business has struggled to create new products in recent years. Merck acquired Millipore Corp, a U.S. maker of lab equipment and chemicals, in 2010 for approximately $6B. They also bought AZ Electronic Materials SA, a chemical supplier…

Alibaba IPO Prices at Top of Range, Raising $21.8 billion

Posted on: 22 Sep 2014

Alibaba Group, headed by Jack Ma, has asked for a $22B I.P.O. It’s the biggest one ever in the United States, and on the surface, it seems like a great move. Alibaba Group is not only the premiere e-commerce company in China; it’s the world’s largest Internet e-commerce company that boasts 231 million active buyers. It racks up $291B in annual merchandise sales stretched across 11.3 billion orders. Amazon and Ebay pull $82B and $17B in annual revenue, respectively. When a lofty IPO like this is presented, it’s often the…