September 24, 2013 |
Internet radio's drumbeat is getting louder. More than half of Americans who go online listen to Internet radio services, and consumers who use them are using them more often, indicating the industry has become increasingly mainstream, according to a new study by Edison Research. For the study, streaming services Pandora Media Inc., Spotify and TuneIn turned to Edison, based in Somerville, N.J., to survey more than 3,000 people age 12 and up about their online music consumption.
September 23, 2013 |
If you're fascinated by up-tempo college football offenses, here's an early-season survey of just how fast, or slow, your favorite team is playing. The study examines the first three weeks of the season so does not include last weekend's slate of games. The fastest-paced team is not Oregon, as you might have imagined. The quickest team out there was Brigham Young, which averaged 96 plays in its first two games. The Cougars ran a play every 17.8 seconds. BYU is followed by Wyoming (80.3-play average through three games at every 18 seconds)
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September 21, 2013 |
More people are flocking to downtown Los Angeles - and they have more money to spend, downtown advocates declared as they unveiled the results of a new study. "We have more people. They're making more money. They are more educated. And they are demanding more," said Carol Schatz, president and chief executive of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. Schatz based her comments on an online survey promoted through community newspaper ads, postcards and door hangers.
September 19, 2013 |
In these IM and text-happy days, it's likely more people know what the letters OMG stand for than the meaning of GMO. But if filmmaker Jeremy Seifert has his way, that may change as a result of his lively, thought-provoking documentary "GMO OMG," which surveys the controversial, unreconciled presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in most of our non-organic foods. It's a complex issue that writer-director Seifert attacks in a largely personal, loosey-goosey way. While the movie rarely feels like the definitive, well-honed dissection this critical subject demands, his lighter approach keeps a somewhat arcane topic more easily digestible, dare say entertaining.
September 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- America's corporate bosses are feeling a little more nervous about the economic outlook -- not a promising sign for a step-up in hiring. A measure tracking chief executive officers' expectations for the economy dropped to 79.1 in the third quarter, from a 12-month high of 84.3 in the second quarter, according to the Business Roundtable. The index is based on CEOs' assessment of their company's sales, capital investments and employment prospects. The survey results reflect an economy that "continues to grow, but slowly and not to its full potential," said James McNerney, Boeing Co. chief executive and Business Roundtable chairman.
September 10, 2013 |
Nearly a quarter of the men surveyed in parts of the Asia-Pacific region say they have raped a woman. The startling findings, published Tuesday in the Lancet Global Health , come from a United Nations study on rape and violence against intimate partners. More than 10,000 men were surveyed in six countries: Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. More than 1 in 10 reported forcing a woman who was not their partner to have sex, the report said.
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September 9, 2013 |
More than 1,000 inmates previously sentenced to life in prison have been freed since voters approved changes to California's three-strikes law in November, with only a handful charged with new offenses since their release, according to a report released Monday. The authors of the report , who helped write and campaign for the ballot initiative, said third-strikers released under Proposition 36 have a lower recidivism rate than other prisoners freed on parole, helping save the state millions of dollars by opening up space in crowded prisons without jeopardizing public safety.
September 8, 2013 |
Wireless Internet access on planes has become so essential that some travelers are willing to give up comfort, sustenance and even peace and quiet to get it. For example, 61% of fliers who were questioned said having no Wi-Fi on a flight was worse than sitting in a seat that doesn't recline, according to a survey of more than 2,000 adult Americans conducted on behalf of Honeywell Aerospace, a division of Honeywell Inc. That same survey found...
September 8, 2013 |
Los Angeles is the second-most-populous city in the nation but falls far down the list of most popular U.S. destinations for business meetings. The latest ranking of top meeting destinations puts Los Angeles at No. 17, far behind smaller California cities such as San Diego and San Francisco, according to Cvent Inc., one of the nation's largest convention management and technology firms. The top meeting destination for 2013 was Orlando, Fla., followed by Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta and San Diego, according to Cvent, which ranked the cities based on room nights reserved, available meeting venues and other criteria.