August 17, 2016 |
Jacob Christian "Jake" Deleon was a middle school student when he made his first foray into the artisanal food business. "I used my grandmother's recipe to make empanadas," Deleon, 33, recalls. "I sold them for 50 cents each. And I learned a lot. " In 2015, after a decade in corporate food-related marketing and promotion in Asia - Pringles was among the brands he worked on - Deleon came back to South Jersey and began developing his own products. The result is Origin Almond (originalmond.com)
August 11, 2016 |
Sports-betting fans in New Jersey may finally have run out of luck. A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected the state's attempt to legalize sports betting for the third time in three years. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, ruling in Philadelphia, said that the state's initiative to legalize sports betting at casinos and race tracks - an effort to revitalize the faltering casino industry - breached the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)
July 29, 2016
Everyone on staff is helping our celebrity spotting during the DNC. Here are some more highlights: From Elizabeth Wellington : BET Networks and Airbnb hosted a DNC soiree Tuesday night at Coda nightclub (1712 Walnut St.). The jawn - the official name of the party - was packed. Singers Bilal and Raheem Devaughn entertained the well-dressed, packed-to-capacity crowd. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah milled through the space like he was everybody's homeboy along with one of the show's funniest correspondents, Roy Wood Jr. (The two are at Penn's Annenberg Center taping the show.)
July 27, 2016 |
For Yahoo, its sale marked "an ignominious end" for a onetime internet pioneer that still has about one billion monthly users, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney said. But for Verizon, its $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo boosts Verizon's ownership of news and entertainment content that it can market to its wireless or FiOS subscribers, observers said. Verizon also can leverage its massive size - the company bought another fallen star, AOL Inc., in 2015 for $4.4 billion - to boost Yahoo's share of the digital-ad business, now a distant third to Google and Facebook.
July 18, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Gino Iovino doubled down and risked it all on Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Where others saw gritty urban facades with little to offer, Iovino saw diamonds in the rough. First, he gambled on an Italian restaurant - Girasole Ristorante, at 13th and Locust Streets - in 1990, when there was not as much of a food scene in downtown Philadelphia. It became a hit, so he took the concept, and name, to Atlantic City two years later. Fast-forward to 2016. He's wagering again, this time on a pair of retail stores in what was once the Pier at Caesars, now called the Playground.
July 1, 2016 |
AFTER THE BET Awards Sunday night, all anyone who watched could talk about was the fiery speech on racism by actor/activist Jesse Williams . It took actress/Fox News contributor Stacey Dash a few extra days to gather her thoughts. Surprise! She was not a fan. If Williams is one of the younger leaders in a new civil rights movement, Dash won't be marching, unless it's to her own drum. Thankfully, E! News tracks Dash's blog: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday's awards show proves it," she wrote.
June 27, 2016
* GAME OF THRONES. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. It's time already for the Season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," so bring your best theories about what happens, and who dies next. * ROADIES. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. From Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous ), Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) and J.J. Abrams, a dramedy about a rock band's road crew, starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots. * BET AWARDS. 8 p.m. Sunday, BET. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the stars of ABC's Blackish , host the 16th annual awards show, which will feature a tribute to Prince that's expected to include Sheila E., Philadelphia's The Roots, and Janelle Monae.
June 27, 2016 |
Can a sweet treat and tech savvy combine to boost profits? Cinnabon thinks so. The company plans to open its 10th store in the region at the newly remodeled Philadelphia Mills mall in Northeast Philadelphia come fall. Here's the hook: When it opens in October, it'll be one of the first in the Cinnabon chain to feature the Revel Systems iPad POS. By using an iPad interface, a customer has different ways to pay for an order - by cash, credit card, or Apple Pay - and can easily sign with a finger directly on the screen.
June 23, 2016 |
Smart-home technology is building quickly to a multi-billion-dollar business in Western Europe, say market researchers at Parks Associates, and the Malvern-based "Internet of Things" platform developer Zonoff aims to score a big hunk of that overseas action. On Tuesday, Zonoff, Inc. announced a partnership with U.K.-based Connected World Services to offer an "innovative IoT-enabled home management and services platform to companies throughout Europe. " The marriage is significant, as Connected World is a division of Dixons Carphone plc., Britain's leading electronics retailer and a major products seller in Ireland, the Nordic countries, Greece and Spain.