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Kung Fu Panda 3 Sets Record, Star Wars Approaches $2-B
- February 01, 2016

Disney has been on an incredible run with the Marvel releases and " The Force Awakens ", this proves the studio isn't bulletproof of bombs. Numbers for China weren't immediately available. Holdovers " The Revenant " and " Star Wars: The Force Awakens " took second and third place with $12.4 million and $10.8 million, respectively. At least "Hours" can say it did better than the Marlon Wayans spoof "Fifty Shades of Black", which only took in around $6 million on 2,075 screens. (more...)
Apple to redefine Wireless Charging with iPhones and iPads in 2017
- February 01, 2016

According to Bloomberg , Apple is now trying to overcome these issues, and the wireless charging technology is still being assessed for implementation. The company has already started working with partners in Asia and the United States for creating this technology, and it could be seen on iPhones launched in 2017. (more...)
'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops box office; 'Finest Hours' flounders
- February 01, 2016

One explanation: DreamWorks and its distribution partner, 20th Century Fox, chose an unusual January release date for the third installment - the other two arrived in the summer - to take advantage of a prime release window in China, where the New Year holiday is beginning. (more...)
Fox's 'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops weekend box office
- February 01, 2016

Disney's launch of Coast Guard rescue adventure "The Finest Hours" saw only modest returns with about US$ 10 million at 3,143 sites - trailing both "The Revenant " and the seventh weekend of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens ". " The Force Awakens " should cross $900 million domestically and $2 billion worldwide sometime later this week. All three of Po's animated feature films are above the 80 percent mark on Rotten Tomatoes . (more...)
Donald Trump faces his Iowa test
- February 01, 2016

Fox News garnered an 8.4 household rating in Nielsen's metered market overnights, meaning an average of 8.4 percent of households in the 25 biggest markets in the US tuned in. Stephen Colbert moderated an all Donald Trump debate on "The Late Show" Thursday night. Google data, however, gave Fox the upper-hand: Search interest for "debate live stream" was 170% higher than searches for " Trump live stream" on Thursday night. (more...)
'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops box office, 'Finest Hours' flounders
- February 01, 2016

The latest sequel, which is distributed domestically by Fox, features the return of Jack Black as the voice of Po, the portly but heroic panda bear, as well as vocal contributions by Dustin Hoffman , Angelina Jolie , Lucy Liu and Bryan Cranston . (more...)
"Star Wars" continues to dominate China's box office
- February 01, 2016

For DreamWorks Animation, the relative strength of " Kung Fu Panda 3 " should come as welcome news after a number of box-office disappointments for the animation studio. Despite losing 809 screens the blockbuster managed to bring in an estimated $10.8 million from 2,556 theaters, a decrease of only 23% from last weekend's gross. (more...)
Apple reportedly working on new wireless charging tech for iOS devices
- January 31, 2016

The sources say that the wireless charging in future iPhones and iPads will allow the gadgets to be placed further away from charging mats than current smartphones. Back at the iPhone 5 launch in 2012, Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller said that wireless charging doesn't offer any convenience because of the reliance on a charging plate. (more...)
With Trump Absent, Cruz And Rubio Fight For Center Stage With Trump Absent, Cruz And Rubio Fight For Center Stage
- January 31, 2016

On Thursday night he parodied the leading Republican candidate, saying "I'm a maniac and everyone in this room is stupid, fat and ugly", while he imitated the voice of the wealthy candidate. Rubio noted on CNN's "State of the Union", however, that Cruz helped design George W. Bush's immigration policy and talked openly about needing to reach a compromise on people that were in the country illegally. (more...)
Mixed sevens bow for Williams in New Zealand triumph
- January 31, 2016

It was New Zealand's first win on the 2015-16 circuit and saw them move up to third on the table behind South Africa and Fiji as interest in sevens heightens ahead of its Olympic debut this year. The best was yet to come against a unsafe South African side. South Africa , however, fell 19-14 in a tense match-of-the-day against New Zealand. (more...)
Ahead of Iowa caucuses, Rubio to air 30-minute TV specials
- January 31, 2016

Fox News has accused United States presidential contender Donald Trump of demanding $5 million for his appearance at the network's Thursday night GOP debate in Des Moines, Iowa . Despite Trump's absence, Thursday's debate was the second-largest audience ever for a Fox News telecast, beaten only by the first Republican presidential debate in 2015 with 24 million viewers. (more...)
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Narrowly Ahead In Final Poll Before Iowa
- January 31, 2016

The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll gives the billionaire businessman 28% of likely GOP caucus-goers, with Cruz at 23%. Sen. Marco Rubio is third at 14 percent. Just 9 percent of respondents remain undecided. You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. The results are within the poll's 4 percentage point margin of error. (more...)
Residents In City Neighboring Flint Affected By Tainted Water
- January 31, 2016

She said people with levels over 150 ppb were being notified and their water being retested. "We were paying hundreds of dollars for water that poisoned us...", Isbell said in the video. "Mistakes were made.... We're going to solve them". The city has hired Edwards to oversee water testing and he was also appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to a committee that will determine long-term solutions. (more...)
Xerox Confirms Icahn-Backed Emancipation of Hardware from Services
- January 30, 2016

The split, expected to be complete by the end of 2016, will deliver Dollars 2.4 billion in savings over the next three years, Xerox said. Xerox reported fourth-quarter revenue of $4.7 billion, in line with the average analyst estimate. The company forecast per-share earnings excluding certain items between 21 cents and 24 cents in the first quarter and between $1.10 and $1.20 for the year. (more...)
Water filters may not be filtering out harmful lead in Flint
- January 30, 2016

Flint drinking water became contaminated by lead in April 2104 while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager. This is the second round of funding enacted since the crisis was confirmed in the fall, bringing the total allocated to almost $39 million. (more...)
Yogurt Wars: Chobani Ordered to Halt Ads Bashing Rivals' Products Yogurt Wars: Chobani Ordered to Halt Ads Bashing Rivals' Products
- January 30, 2016

Chobani will respect the Court's preliminary decision as it continues its campaign to provide consumers with more information about natural ingredients versus artificial ingredients . On Friday, Judge David Hurd said Chobani is free to spread its message about selecting natural ingredients . In a statement, General Mills said it was "pleased" with the court's ruling. (more...)
Doctor in Uber Attack: Here's Why I Snapped Doctor in Uber Attack: Here's Why I Snapped
- January 30, 2016

In the video , the woman named Anjali Ramakisoon, a 4th year neurology resident employed by Jackson Health System , can be seen manhandling the driver when he pulled over to pick up another passenger. Dr Ramkissoon told the Miami Herald : 'I'm trying to stay under the radar with a few friends. I received messages telling me I should kill myself. (more...)
Flint residents warned of lead above filter grade
- January 30, 2016

After lead poisoned the drinking water in Flint , residents received filters they were told would make their tap water safe. Flint notified water customers at the time that it was in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act because of those levels and cautioned the elderly, infants and people with compromised immune systems. (more...)
State workers in Flint received bottled water as crisis brewed
- January 30, 2016

With many houses in West Michigan dating back prior to 1978 when the use of lead paint was phased out, the element is still present under layers of newer paint, inside and outside of the home, Yankee said . The Department of Technology, Management and Budget, as the manager of a building in the city of Flint and a customer of Flint water, received notice from the City regarding the "violation of a drinking water standard" in January 2015. (more...)
State says fresh water in building was for all State says fresh water in building was for all
- January 30, 2016

Its drinking water became tainted after the city, under emergency state management, switched from the Detroit system and began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. "There is no safe level of lead", Katner said. All of the affected residents have been notified by health officials. "You just can't make this up", Kildee said during a conference call late last week. (more...)

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