In 2009, when Barnes and Noble was focused on competing with Borders, the company held out the arrival of the Nook as a force that would propel them to success. Now Borders is gone but Barnes and Noble is competing with corporate behemoths Apple and Amazon, and the Nook is falling far back in the pack.
CBS has capitalized on its consistently high ratings with shows like CSI and NCIS, but the network is trying out a new formula. It is combining crime-of-the-week stories with longer ongoing story arcs in show like Elementary and Golden Boy, which starts Friday. TV critic Eric Deggans says CBS is trying to keep interest going in the shows so it can capitalize on syndication deals.
Developers paid more than $40 million for the empty space above Christ Church on Park Avenue at 60th Street. The New York Times reports zoning laws allow for a structure taller than the church to be built on its land, and the church can transfer its unused development rights to an adjoining property . The church's new neighbor is expected to be a 51-story tower, with apartments expected to fetch $8,000 per square foot.
A Maryland building firm automated its home design process, and now it's looking to use another company to assemble houses on-site from parts. The firm has half as many workers as before the recession.
Drone developers in upstate New York and other regions are striving to be named official testing sites for drones as the FAA creates regulations for their use. They hope to emerge as the Silicon Valleys of unmanned aerial systems, attracting billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
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