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8 Insights On How Marketing Drives Movie Box Office Sales

Here’s something to think about as you decide which movie to see this weekend: Studios spend an average of $30 million to market the typical PG-13 action film in the U.S. That’s a lot of scratch, even for Hollywood’s studio royalty. And since marketing is often a make-or-break factor for action …

7 Amazing Vacations That Won't Sting Your Wallet

The good news: We've rounded up some fantabulous vacations that won't sting your wallet. The bad news: We've also found some that will. But sorry (not sorry) because daydreaming about travel has never hurt anyone. Plus, isn't that what savings are for?<p><b>An Overnight At Downtown Abbey: $395</b> <b>View</b> …

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Ex-Pakistan and Gloucestershire batsman Zaheer Abbas named ICC president

• Abbas succeeds Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal in ceremonial role<br>• ‘I feel truly honoured and humbled to be appointed as the president’<p>The former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has been appointed as president of the International Cricket Council. The 67-year-old succeeds Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal in …

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Are Liverpool ahead of rivals with early transfer deals?

History tells us that doing business early pays off - which is good news for Liverpool as they aim to break back into the top four<p>Chelsea set a precedent last summer by wrapping up the majority of their transfer business early on. Jose Mourinho highlighted two major weaknesses in his side and went …

Creative Artist’s Instagram Feed Forms One Endless Work of Colorful Art

Artist Micah Milner has transformed his Instagram feed into a never-ending, continuous scroll of designs that revolve around pop culture. Rather than prompting you to click through to each individual image, Milner makes the overview of his portfolio the art itself. As you scroll through Milner's …

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Your business doesn't need an app

When it comes to mastering the mobile arena, brands always start by asking the following question: is a responsive site going to do the job, or should I create an app? The answer is quite simple; if an app won’t offer users added value or an enhanced experience that otherwise wouldn’t be available …

20 Best and Worst Movie Fathers

Worst: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980)<p>He just wants his boy to join the family business — what's so wrong with that? Well, for starters, most dads …

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

Volcanoes on Venus? Lava may still flow on mysterious planet

Hidden beneath a thick atmosphere, volcanoes may still be erupting on the surface of Venus, a new study finds.<p>The findings, described in the journal Geophysical Review Letters, reveal that our nearest planetary neighbor could be far more active than previously thought.<p>Scientists often look to our …

Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

Today's animal species are disappearing at a rate up to 100 times higher than they did in the past <b>--</b> and humans are responsible, a new study warns.<p>Since the year 1500, at least 338 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have become extinct, researchers reported Friday in the …

'Black Ops 3' Co-Op Gameplay Is Just What 'Call Of Duty' Needed

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops III</i> is making some pretty fundamental changes to how the game is played. Not only can you now play solo or with up to three other players throughout the entire campaign, you can do so with more player agency than ever before.<p>This includes custom loadouts for each level, …

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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Satellite Burns Up

In the latest images of our universe, stars collide and a satellite goes up in smoke.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, researchers discover a supermassive black hole throwing a 50-million-year long tantrum and NASA …

The 20 Cheapest Cities To Visit This Summer, According To TripAdvisor

The chilliest winter in recent history is solidly behind us and it's time to make some serious summer plans. But where can you go without breaking the bank?<p>TripAdvisor announced Thursday the results of their fourth annual TripIndex Cities, which compares a night out and an overnight stay in major …

Heat vs. Spurs final score, NBA Finals 2014 Game 5: San Antonio destroys Miami, 104-87, to secure title

After going down by 16 points early, the Spurs came roaring back and ran away with Game 5 to win the franchise's fifth NBA championship.<p>The San Antonio Spurs have officially gotten their revenge on the Miami Heat, winning Game 5 of the NBA Finals, 104-87, after going down by 16 points early to …

The Dutch, El Tri Win on Day 2: Photo Gallery

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Spurs vs. Heat final score, NBA Finals 2014 Game 4: San Antonio dominates, takes 3-1 lead back to Texas

Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills led the way as the Spurs decimated the Heat on their home floor in Game 4.<p>Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are a machine. In Miami on Thursday night, the Spurs dropped the hammer, 107-86, to take a 3-1 series lead back to Texas for Game 5.<p>San Antonio continued …

Leonard, Spurs roll to 111-92 victory over Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Maybe in a video game. Possibly in the pregame layup line.<p>But shoot this way in the NBA Finals, against the two-time defending champions?<p>…

Sony takes the wraps off PlayStation 4 hardware

Sony has finally taken the wraps off the look and design of its next-generation PlayStation.<p>At its E3 press conference Monday night, the consolemaker provided a quick reveal of the PS4 box, which looks a tad bit larger than the current PS3 design.<p>Sony gave people a teaser of the console's design …

PS4 – we test Sony's latest games at E3

Slick presentations are all very well, but can hide a multitude of sins – there's no substitute for getting your hands on a game in order to gauge its merits. Currently, exact details of precisely which games will be available when the PlayStation 4 goes on sale remain unknown, but at least we …

EA revealing six new games at E3

Electronic Arts will reveal six new games during its E3 press conference this year, according to Spike TV's Geoff Keighley.<p>In a tweet, Keighley noted that the press conference, set to take place on June 9 at 3 p.m. ET, will last one hour and include all six reveals. The event will be broadcast live …

IGN’s E3 Hopes and Dreams

From The Last Guardian to Mass Effect 4, these are the games we're most hyped to see at E3 2014.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>E3 is nearly upon as, and our …

Sony at E3 2014: Can it hold its lead?

When it comes to gaming, it's been a good year for Sony. It took advantage of some Microsoft missteps and came out of last year's E3 with momentum that carried over into the launch of the PS4, which has continued to outsell the Xbox One at around a 4-3 rate since both consoles hit the market in …

E3 2014 preview: Batman, Halo, Destiny... and The Last Guardian? (No)

This week, the videogame industry convenes in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a days-long venue for showing off the biggest games …

Gaming geeks declare Sony the winner over Microsoft at E3, so far

10 Players Who Are Sure to Secure Big-Money Deals at the World Cup

The World Cup provides the ideal platform for players to impress and earn lucrative summer moves, but which names are guaranteed to make big-money transfers after this year's tournament?<p>Over the following slides, we take a look at 10 potential candidates.<p>Arranged in an order that best reflects …

World Cup 2014: England in toughest group - Fifa rankings

<b>England are in the toughest 2014 World Cup group, according to the latest Fifa world rankings.</b><p>Roy Hodgson's side, who have moved up one place to 10th, are in Group D, along with Uruguay (seventh), Italy (ninth) and Costa Rica (28th).<p>World Cup winners<p><b>Brazil:</b> 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002• <b><br>Italy:</b> 1934, …

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All 32 World Cup kits ranked from best to worst

You want to look like France (seriously!), and if you're Ecuadorian, our sympathies.<p>Every four years, the eyes of the world turn to one nation's pitches for a global celebration of soccer as 32 teams battle it out for the sport's ultimate prize. With so much attention being paid to those giving it …

The Game Before The Game : Film Presented by Beats by Dre