Friday, January 23, 2015
Karl Greenberg, January 23, 2015, 9:26 AM
  • Dealerships Of The Future Will Be Big, Maybe With RestaurantsAutomotive News

    At Thursday's Automotive News Retail Forum in San Francisco, panelists envisioned the future of the auto dealer. Rita Case, vice chairman of Rick Case Automotive Group, says her Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based dealership group is adding larger waiting areas, even restaurants. "When people come, they really want to buy today," Case said. "So we're building our dealerships to have the inventory on site, and we're building them in stories so all our inventory is inside." Read the whole story...

  • Poll: NFL Takes A Hit But Remains No. 1 Among FansNYSportsJournalism.com

    Although it has seen a slight drop in popularity after a season of dealing with serious issues such as domestic violence and child abuse, the NFL remains the favorite sport in America, according to a new Harris Poll. Harris lists baseball No. 2 and college football a strong third aided by the recent overwhelming success of the College Football Playoff and championship game, with hockey, hoops, auto racing and golf also in the Top Ten. Read the whole story...

  • Bad Credit? T-Mobile Says 'No Problem'Chicago Tribune

    T-Mobile's "Un-Carrier" platform has a new plank: The company says it will offer deals on new smartphones to customers with bad or no credit, regardless of how they pay, and charge no interest. Customers with no or poor credit could only use prepaid accounts before. But the company is now letting them buy new smartphones through installments. Read the whole story...

  • How Google Glass Bust Is Good For GoogleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Google Glass failed on paper, but we are in a post-paper world. Glass, vilified as nerd spyware, maligned as a useless product, and one that looked like badly designed glasses will probably help the company, which has failed before and learned from it: Google Wave, Google Buzz and virtual world Google Lively were stinkers that Google learned from. Embarrassing failures aren't a bad thing. Next up: SpaceX. Read the whole story...

  • Super Bowl Spots Can't Move StocksUSA Today

    Shares of the companies with the top-ranked Super Bowl advertisements fell in the first days of trading following the game in each of the past four years, according to Ken Kim, chief financial strategist of Eqis Capital. "I think the immediate positive effect that a highly liked Super Bowl commercial can have on their stock prices has simply worn off," Kim said. For example, in spite of the high popularity of Anheuser-Busch's puppy ad last year, A-B's stock fell 1.6% on the Monday after the ad aired on Feb. 2. Read the whole story...