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BMI hits new high with nearly $1 billion in revenue


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Music licensing group Broadcast Music Inc. hit a new revenue high for its most recent fiscal year, generating $977 million, up 3.5% from the previous year. BMI paid out $840 million in royalties to it… Read More

Some frustrated iPhone 6 Plus buyers opt for smaller-screen model


  • Computerworld
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

With some retail outlets failing to stock enough -- or any -- units of the new Apple iPhone 6 Plus, some shoppers reluctantly bought the smaller screen model after waiting in line for hours. A new stu… Read More

Internet of Things, wearables to drive MEMS sales, ST exec says


  • DigiTimes

Fitness and health trackers, Internet of Things applications and wearable gadgets are expected to increase use of microelectromechanical system devices in the years to come, according to Benedetto Vig… Read More

Small but important tasks of leadership


  • Three Star Leadership blog

Being productive while helping others grow is the dual mission of a leader, but most people are weaker at one of those, Wally Bock writes. "My advice: figure out which you do naturally and develop sys… Read More

Samsung, PayPal partnering for smart watch payments


  • GigaOm
  • BusinessKorea magazine online

Samsung said it is working with PayPal to add a mobile payments function to the Korean tech giant's smart watch. A Samsung executive said payments keyed to fingerprint identification will be available… Read More