After playing a series of intense roles one film after another, John Abraham is finally letting his hair down with Pagalpanti.For the actor, this Anees Bazmi-directed film could be a whiff of fresh air, considering the heavy duty drama that he has been a part of in films like Batla House, Romeo Akbar Walter, Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran to name a few.As has been the trend followed by Akshay Kumar as well, Abraham is mixing it up with an out and out fun-filled entertainer in the middle of films that carry a strong patriotic flavour.Close Each of his last four releases have seen some degree of success at least, and barring Romeo Akbar Walter, which enjoyed just a fair run, the rest have been clean hits. related news Sidharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh's Marjaavaan opens well, Ayushmann Khurranna's Bala heads for 100 Crore Club M&E sector expected to grow $100 billion by 2024, digital content to drive growth Here’s a look at what’s helping … [Read more...] about John Abraham’s ‘Pagalpanti’ to take a route similar to his comedy hits Welcome Back and Housefull 2
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The next time you’re in a shopping center near a Best Buy store, don’t be surprised if your smartphone suddenly receives a coupon for the electronic giant. Spotzot, a mobile marketing firm, recently debuted their new SpotAds product–geographically targeted store advertisements, merchandise offers, and e-coupons individually tailored to shopping habits. The API-based product uses a mix of pre-existing cookies, social graph integration, and location-based technology to determine advertisements sent to users. advertisement advertisement SpotAd’s initial retail and brand partners include Best Buy and Microsoft. Pilot testers for the product included Walmart, Macy’s, and Best Buy. Bobby Jadhav, Spotzot’s CEO, tells Fast Company that the difficulty of getting in-store promotion information to customers spurred the creation of SpotAds. Using pre-existing mobile web technology, Spotzot is able to push information about in-store promotions to … [Read more...] about The Latest Sales Weapon For Best Buy, Macy’s, And Walmart: Coupons Sent To Nearby Smartphones
In 2010, as the new director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Bill Moggridge rode into New York from California with a formidable resume: cofounder of Ideo, inventor of the first laptop computer, author of the seminal work on interaction design, educator, and winner of a slew of international design awards. advertisement advertisement But as a city full of designers and design-lovers was quick to discover, rarely has such an illustrious bio been animated by such a delightful person. Bill, who passed away from cancer last Saturday, September 8th, embraced the city with the enthusiasm of a kid from the boonies, fresh off the bus. He was everywhere: hosting design breakfasts with business leaders, leading panels with design luminaries, throwing parties at the Cooper-Hewitt’s grand mansion on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, presiding over National Design Awards luncheons at the White House with Michelle Obama and the head of the Smithsonian, G. Wayne Clough. … [Read more...] about In Remembrance Of Bill Moggridge, 1943-2012
Last December, Louis C.K. shook up the comedy industry by eschewing the traditional network deal for a new business model in which he grossed a reported $1 million by streaming his self-produced stand-up comedy special, Louis C.K. – Live at the Beacon Theater, on his website for $5. advertisement advertisement Buoyed by his success, other comics are following suit: last month, NBC’s Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, made his special, Dangerously Delicious, available for download. And on April 11, New York comic and actor Jim Gaffigan will do the same for one-hour comedy special, Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe, he taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. in February. The setup is the same. Like C.K., Gaffigan will charge $5 for a DRM-free download through his website, and donate a portion to charity. In Gaffigan’s case, a dollar from each download will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to injured service members, … [Read more...] about Can The Louis C.K. Distribution Strategy Work For The Everyman Comic?
RBI Central Board Director Satish Marathe has asked the government to give full powers to the Reserve Bank of India to regulate all urban cooperative banks in the wake of lakhs of depositors facing hardship in withdrawing their entire sum from scam-hit PMC Bank.In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Marathe also suggested that a broad-based committee should be set up to prepare a vision document and a road map for the cooperative banking sector.He also said the committee should constitute officials from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), finance ministry, agriculture ministry, and at least two eminent co-operators.Close Marathe also raised these issues during his recent meeting with Sitharaman. related news RBI to come under direct scrutiny of Centre, new Parliament proposal suggests: Report RBI to cut rates by 40 bps by February despite high inflation: Report Regulation and supervision: RBI hits the nail on the head "Amend the Banking Regulation Act to provide … [Read more...] about RBI should be given full power to regulate co-op banks: Marathe