Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone was the high-grossing Christmas movie of all time with a worldwide record of $ 476 million. That was until the Christmas that has just passed, which saw one festive movie make over $ 500 million. Ironically, that prize goes to The Grinch. No, not the Jim Carrey version from almost 20 […]
Yemen's true death toll has topped 60,000 but media too ‘lazy’ to update body count – NGO
The body count from the conflict in Yemen surpassed 60,000 last week, according to an independent tally, yet mass media continue to cite old figures that heavily underestimate the devastation, an informed researcher has told RT. More than 60,000 people have been killed in Yemen since January 2016, according to a new report by Armed […]
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This TV Season's Finales, Ranked! Which Twisty Finish Topped Our List?
Now that Supergirl has landed her finale, TVLine is here to rank the best closers for the TV season gone by. Limiting the field to almost exclusively broadcast-TV shows that premiered in-season and have not been cancelled (do you fancy that particular choice of words?) — and looking at it through the sweet, virginal eyes […]
60 years later, scientist says work on polio vaccine topped his career
Sixty years after he helped mass produce the polio vaccine in England, Alex Kanarek of Rockwood, Ont. is celebrating news from the World Health Organization that the disease could soon be a thing of the past.
You'll never guess which show has topped the UK's biggest Christmas Day TV audience
Crocodile Dundee, the 1980s comedy smash hit starring Paul Hogan, is the surprise record-holder of the UK’s biggest Christmas Day TV audience. Some 21.8 million viewers tuned in for the film’s UK premiere on December 25 1989 – a figure that no single TV broadcast has managed to beat since current records began. Second place […]
The Echo Dot topped Amazon’s global sales from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday
Amazon has announced some broad sales numbers from the retail bonanza weekend that spans Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. With the battle of the voice-enabled smart speaker market intensifying, Amazon lowered the price for the bottom-end Echo Dot device from $ 50 to $ 30. The move was apparently successful, as the Echo Dot became […]
New York City has topped San Francisco when it comes to startups raising VC cash — but it may not last
Abbie Parr / Stringer The New York City metropolitan area was the most highly-funded region of the US in the third quarter of 2017 — pushing San Francisco out of its long-held spot. Startups in NYC saw $ 4.227 billion in funding during the third quarter of 2017, up from $ 2.689 billion in the second quarter. […]
Nintendo games news: Has the Switch just topped The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild?
If we all remember back to the Nintendo Switch launch, there was one standout title among few that really carried the day. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild started off as one of the highest-rated games of the last few years, only to eventually sink behind other major titles from the past. On […]
Box boosted its number of customers and topped revenue targets —and the stock is popping (BOX)
David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Shares of Box rose more than 4 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after the cloud storage firm’s quarterly earnings edged ahead of Wall Street analyst’s expectations. The Redwood City, California-based company posted revenue of $ 117.2 million for the period, ahead of a Thomson Reuters i/b/e/s consensus forecast of […]