End Of An Era: What To Make Of Jony Ive’s Departure From Apple

Jony Ive, Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) longtime chief design officer, on June 27 announced his plans to leave the iPhone maker to start his own independent design company of which Apple will be a client. Ive is credited with playing a role in developing new hardware and software for more than two decades at Apple. When Apple…

Box Office: 'Frozen 2' Sets Thanksgiving Record, 'Knives Out' Scores

Disney’s “Frozen 2” stuffed the box office competition during Thanksgiving, generating $85.2 million over the weekend and a record-setting $123.7 million over the five-day holiday frame. Like, “Frozen 2,” the “Hunger Games” sequel opened a week ahead of Thanksgiving. After two weekends in theaters, “Frozen 2” is nearing the $300 million mark in North America…

Macau casino revenue slides 8.5% in November

Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 8.5% in November year on year, hit by lacklustre demand from high roller gamblers due to slowing economic growth amid the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war and protests in neighbouring Hong Kong. November’s figure of 22.9 billion patacas ($2.8 billion), the second weakest figure this year, comes…

Block Friday: French activists try to disrupt discount shopping day

Activists staged protests against online retailer Amazon around France on Friday and tried to blockade a shopping mall in Paris, denouncing as rampant consumerism the U.S. Black Friday shopping frenzy that has spread to European shores. French companies have embraced the discount shopping day held the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday since it was…

Twitter CEO To Africa: I Will Be Back

Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that he is considering moving to Africa sometime next year. Dorsey, who also heads the payments company Square was bidding …

Boeing 777X fuselage split during September stress test

The fuselage of Boeing Co’s upcoming 777X aircraft was split by a high-pressure rupture just as it approached its target stress level during a test in early September, Boeing said on Wednesday. The world’s largest planemaker suspended load testing of the new widebody in September when media reports said a cargo door failed a ground…