Matthew Desrochers

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Latest Madoff fraud deal pushes amount recovered to over $10 billion

Victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme will get another $500 million as part of a legal settlement announced on Monday, pushing the total amount …

IBM Signs $325 Million Supercomputing Deal With Dept. Of Energy

IBM may have its growth issues, but Big Blue can still move big iron. Today the Armonk, N.Y. computing giant announced a $325 million deal to supply the U.S. Department of Energy with a new kind of supercomputer that will move data far faster and more efficiently than competing hardware systems. …

IBM builds up its cloud with Netezza as a service and NoSQL as software

IBM announced a bunch of new cloud data services on Monday, including an intelligent data-preparation tool, an in-memory analytic database and even a …

IBM Scores Another Win Over Amazon's Cloud Thanks To SAP

IBM and SAP have long ago realized that the "enemy of my enemy is my friend." SAP developed its database HANA to stick it to its arch rival Oracle. HANA is known as an "in-memory" database, able to crunch through huge amounts of data really quickly.<p>Oracle has its own in-memory database, and it is …

IBM's Rometty: 'Growth and comfort don't coexist'

Ginni Rometty wasn’t afraid to get a little introspective in front of her high-powered peers. “Growth and comfort don’t coexist,” she said, smiling. …

Social Selling: 1 Big Idea To Be 38x More Effective

There’s been far too much focus of late on the ways employee use of social media creates a company risk. Yes, misuse of social media on the job is a problem. But embarrassing gaffes, risk of information leakage and wasted time are only one side of the social business/social media coin. And they are …

Google Might Postpone Its Radical Plan To Change The Way Android Phones Are Sold

There are a few primary reasons Google could be putting its Android Silver project on hold. As Efrati reports, the July departure of Google's chief architect Nikesh Arora likely played a role in delaying the program. Arora oversaw Google's partnerships with device manufacturers and wireless …

New Report Finds Tesla Will Have Big Cost Advantage As CO2 Rules Hit Competitors

Tesla Motors Inc is already feared as a likely disruptor of the global automotive industry, but apart from the appeal of its electric car technology it has a potentially huge cost advantage too over its conventional competitors.<p>Because its cars are free from carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, or …

Microsoft Releases 'Delve,' A Productivity-Aimed Office Assistant

2 min read<p>Entrepreneurs and other professionals are constantly trying to be more productive and get more done in less time. For those who use Microsoft's suite of technology for business, the company has released a long-awaited service that has productivity top-of-mind (so to speak).<p>Enter Office …

Entrepreneurship

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

The Ultimate Guide To Researching A Company Pre-Interview

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace.<p>But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent in …

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Fed raises key interest rate again<p>What the Time Warner, AT&T deal means for consumers<p>Starbucks says it will raise the price of regular drip …

95 percent of U.S. ATMs run on Windows XP

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Paris car ban imposed after pollution hits high

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1060000/1060997_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524648552_836e62e353898ac528b1ae252e2adc27<p><b>Hundreds of police monitored traffic in Paris on Monday after high pollution levels prompted the French government to impose major restrictions.</b><p>Only …

Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades

As oil production goes, Florida isn't much of a player. The state produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil Texas pumps from its wells each day.<p>That's about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.<p>One of the areas targeted for oil drilling …

Copper price plunge tied to China credit unwind | Financial Times

Decoupling. It is a simple word, into which much hope and fear has been distilled.<p>The past few days have witnessed the dramatic decoupling of copper. …

Stock Markets

U.N. world food price index jumps 2.6 percent in February | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Global food prices rose 2.6 percent in February in the sharpest climb since mid-2012 due to unfavorable weather, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, with the crisis in Ukraine threatening to cause future volatility.<p>A vendor sells potatoes and other vegetables to a …

Chipotle Threatens: No More Guac

Delta changes its loyalty program to reward big spenders rather than flyers

Just six months after Delta fumbled changes to its SkyMiles program by devaluing its points overnight without any prior notice, the company is trying a different approach.<p>This time around, the program is counting not miles, but filthy lucre. Delta will now allot frequent flier miles based on how …

How CFOs took over the boardroom

From back-office accountant to front-line executive, the rapid rise of the chief financial officer is unrivalled by any other corporate role. With access to every facet of the business, CFOs now wield a level of influence matched only by chief executives. From the pervasive influence of financial …

Leadership

The Companies That Are Using The Most Solar Power

Stores like Ikea, Costco, and Walmart are turning themselves into renewable energy powerhouses.<p>550,000 solar panels. 1 million panels planned by 2016. Thirteen wind farms. You might be thinking we’re talking about a fair-sized utility. But no. The company with all this renewable energy capacity is …

US retailers smarten up the shopping experience | Financial Times

As you jostle through US department store crowds in search of a pair of shoes, a buzzing smartphone alerts you to potential options in one of your …

eCommerce

Railways carrying crude oil agree to safety measures

Railways carrying crude oil have agreed to look at alternative shipping routes that could avoid some U.S. cities and other risky areas after the deadly train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Que.<p>A new voluntary agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Association of American …

Toxic Leak Taints North Carolina Coal Plants, And Regulators

A broken pipe funneled 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina earlier this month, turning it gray. The pipe has been plugged, but the spill has reignited a fight over storage of coal ash, and scrutiny of the state regulators responsible for monitoring it.<p>The U.S. Justice …

Soda Wars Bubble Up Across the Country

Unless something very unexpected happens, voters in San Francisco can expect to be answering a question like this come Election Day in November: …