Yik Yak, the anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Megan J. Brennan, who will become postmaster general in February, says the Postal Service has to develop products and services consumers want, and is convinced it can run more like a private-sector business.
DuPont’s chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, for many years has gained a strong reputation among industrial-safety experts for migrating to safer chemicals. But a deadly gas leak at the plant is now raising questions.
Voice-activated car systems, once seen as aids to driver safety, are under scrutiny for software that often is unreliable, leading to a tide of complaints and a research questioning how safe they really are.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” sold $123 million of tickets in its debut weekend, easily making it the biggest opening of 2014, but the box-office take was 22% lower than the prior movie in the series.
An appeals court granted TV channel owners a preliminary victory in their standoff with the FCC over disclosure of programming contracts, raising the prospect of delays to the agency’s review of pay-TV industry mergers.