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Data dive: What are the top destinations for Memphis travelers?

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:23
Spring is here and, with it, leisure travel planning for school breaks and for summer vacations.  Memphis International Airport (MEM) doesn’t directly serve every destination that a traveler leaving from Memphis might want to visit, but the routes served from MEM include some of the biggest U.S. cities coast-to-coast. To see Memphis International’s top 10 destinations by passengers per day — including one-way airfare — in the fall of 2018, click on the slideshow. Some of the top 10 destinations…

Topgolf concept coming to Mid-South

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:22
A Tunica casino is gearing up to add a new restaurant and new-to-the-market entertainment options as part of an upcoming $7 million project. Gold Strike Casino Resort will open Moneyline Sports Bar & Grill in July. It will replace the Atrium Cafe, which closed in February and was demolished. The restaurant will also include the first Topgolf Swing Suite in Mississippi. Topgolf's website describes it as "everything you love about Topgolf, in a luxury suite," and allows visitors to play virtual golf…

Memphis retailer expands home delivery service, will drop off purchases in an hour or less

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:08
In a world of curbside grocery pickup and delivered-to-your-door wardrobe choices, one local retail chain is now offering its same-day delivery service in an hour or less. Memphis-based Hollywood Feed began offering same-day delivery service last year at select stores, Monday through Friday. According to a recent release from the company, the service has been so well-received that Hollywood Feed is extended the geographical area, adding weekends, and guaranteeing delivery within an hour. "This service…

AutoZone board authorizes repurchase of $1 billion in stock

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:02
AutoZone’s board has authorized the repurchase of company stock to the tune of $1 billion. The Memphis-based auto parts retailer announced via a press release and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that AutoZone’s board of directors authorized the repurchase of an additional $1 billion in AutoZone stock as part of its ongoing share repurchase program. “AutoZone’s continued strong financial performance allows us to repurchase our stock while maintaining our investment…

Tech Fix: I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).

NYT Technology - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:34
Our personal tech columnist didn’t lose touch with his true friends — but strange things did occur, including Instagram thinking he was a woman.

Amazon adds first ever refurbished Boeing 737 to Prime Air cargo fleet

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:39
The jet is expected to fly in the U.S., joining Amazon's fleet of 40 other leased Boeing 767s operating across North America.

Announcing MBJ's Girls Who Mean Business class of 2019

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:48
How do you describe a girl who means business? She has a “thirst for knowledge.” She is an “unstoppable force.” She has “a desire to improve the community around her.” She is a “true go-getter.” At least, that is how nominators described the inaugural class of Girls Who Mean Business. The Memphis Business Journal will honor 27 female, high school students — from 27 different schools — at its Girls Who Mean Business ceremony, Tuesday, March 26. The program was created to, first,…

How to Not Ruin Your Life (or Just Die of Embarrassment) With a Screen Share

NYT Technology - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
There are settings to help you avoid this. Here’s how to use them.

Tech Fix: I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).

NYT Technology - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
Our personal tech columnist didn’t lose touch with his true friends — but strange things did occur, including Instagram thinking he was a woman.

The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work

NYT Technology - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting co-workers.

Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker

NYT Technology - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:47
After the company’s plans for a big New York presence ran into labor issues, a union says that an employee was fired for speaking out about working conditions.

Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money

NYT Technology - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:22
The high-end watch market is a strong investment vehicle for wealthy people.

In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate

NYT Technology - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:14
Mr. Yang’s presidential campaign has catapulted out of obscurity thanks in part to a devoted online following, including some fans he’d rather not have.

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

NYT Technology - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:44
Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he’s tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

NYT Technology - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:28
The antitrust fine, the third imposed on Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforces Europe’s regulatory role as the world’s most aggressive tech watchdog.

New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal

NYT Technology - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:03
The New York Times and The Washington Post are among the publishers that opted out of the subscription service because of its terms, two people familiar with the plans said.

With Nashville's Amazon incentives OK'd, here's what the company will do next

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:36
"[Clearing the incentive process] is the first step in our new relationship … so we’ll continue the community engagement, answer the tough questions and be a good neighbor," Amazon exec Holly Sullivan said.

Here are 33 of the biggest apparel deals in March Madness

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:43
When the Ohio State Buckeyes took the court for March Madness a decade ago, the university's athletic teams got $3.8 million in cash and apparel annually from Nike. Since then, the annual value of the school's Nike deal has increased 179 percent to $10.6 million, a reflection of the booming business of NCAA apparel deals. The Portland Business Journal, a sister publication of the Memphis Business Journal, writes annual public records requests with all universities in the top division of college…

DMC board incentivizes projects on Vance, kicking off new South City program

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:25
A drive down Vance Avenue between Orleans Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard will soon look quite different. The new recording studio at 618 Vance Ave. and the NAACP office at 588 Vance Ave. are both set for major exterior improvements, thanks to a new grant program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Downtown Memphis Commission's Center City Development Corp. (CCDC). The South City Good Neighbor Grant has a $500,000 budget — half contributed by each source…

Corporate Personhood: Meet AutoZone's Maria Leggett

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:11
"I love being a part of developing our company’s strategies and driving execution."

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