James Calascione

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Mel Gibson puts faith in Christian war hero for directorial comeback

Following an eight-year silence as a director, Gibson will film Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of the second-world-war pacifist who won the medal of honour<p>Mel Gibson is to direct his first movie in eight years, the second-world-war drama Hacksaw Ridge, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The …

Evernote And The 100 Year Business Plan: Why Users Love It And Funders Hated It

At 100 millions users and counting, Evernote is the top note-taking application in the world. The company enjoys a revenue curve that any software company would love—a “smile curve” where users are more likely to upgrade to a paid version the longer they use it. But it wasn’t always so rosy. When …

UK House Prices Slowdown: What Housing Market Experts Think

Watchers of the housing market in the UK may have noticed a change recently.<p>The rampant house price growth of the recent past, amid talk of another …

The Demise of the Payday Loan?

Finally the Financial Conduct Authority has seen sense and announced a cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers. About time …

Finance

Twitter rated as 'junk' by S&P, shares drop 5pc

Standard & Poor's rates Twitter three notches below investment grade and<p><b>Twitter</b>'s shares dropped more than 5pc on Thursday after Standard and Poor's rated the social network's debt as "junk".<p>The credit ratings agency gave Twitter a BB- rating, three notches below investment grade, and said the …

Social Media

In the war against ISIL, Iran is not—and will not be—a friend to the US

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of US president Barack Obama’s latest letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran’s Supreme Leader is the suggestion that a nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran could open the way to greater cooperation in the fight against ISIL. The Wall Street Journal reports …

Middle East