China’s first private satellite launch ends in failure

China’s young private spaceflight industry has enjoyed some success, but it’s still facing setbacks. The first private attempt at a satellite launch failed on October 27th when the third stage of LandSpace’s Zhuque-1 rocket didn’t reach orbit. It’s not certain what led to the failure. However, the vehicle was carrying a commercial satellite for the […]

Billionaire investor Steve Case says the failure of the 2000 AOL Time Warner mega merger taught him a crucial lesson about execution

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Steve Case is the billionaire founding CEO of AOL and the head of Washington, DC-based venture-capital firm Revolution. In 2000, AOL bought Time Warner for $ 165 billion, making it the largest merger in history at the time. Case left in 2005, correctly predicting it was an unsustainable partnership. He said that […]

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure

Enlarge / In 1990, Hubble leaves the safety of the space shuttle to begin its service. (credit: NASA) NASA placed its venerable Hubble Space Telescope into a “safe mode” on Friday evening because of gyroscope problems, the space agency confirmed Monday. Although science operations are expected to resume fairly soon, the current issues raise concerns […]

Venom branded a ‘complete FAILURE’ in savage first reactions – but it’s not all bad

The Tom Hardy movie is in cinemas tomorrow, October 3, with reviews not due to be published until just hours before the first public screening. That seemed to make some fans suspicious that bosses were fearing negative feedback – and it seems they may have been right. Critics who have seen the movie have been […]

Integration failure: Report finds 51% Vienna pupils don’t speak German at home

More than half of students at Viennese schools use their native language, rather than German, at home and as they go about their everyday activities, according to a new integration report released by the Austrian government. The 8th annual report, prepared by an independent expert council, has found that the Austrian government’s efforts to encourage […]

Analyzing the Marriott/SPG Integration: Success, Failure or Something In-Between?

Analyzing the Marriott/SPG Integration: Success, Failure or In-Between? Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

Heart failure: Risk could be cut by eating three chocolate bars a month, study says

The research, undertaken by a group of scientists, was presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich. Dark chocolate and cocoa intakes are already associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality. But no prior research had been published on the relationship between chocolate intake and heart failure, prompting the […]

Aretha, Madonna, Ethan Hawke, and Political Media Failure: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a thoughtful examination of one of our most reliable actors; a word of warning about politics and media; and two tributes, one in words […]

Jeff Bezos’s $150 Billion Fortune Is a Policy Failure

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has accumulated a fortune worth $ 150 billion. That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way you slice it. Bezos is the world’s lone hectobillionaire. He is worth what the average American family […]