British start up Audio Analytic is like the Shazaam for real world sounds. Its AI technology is put to use in smart home devices that can detect sounds like a window breaking or a smoke alarm going off.
The technology will take active measures to protect your home by alerting your phone or turning on your lights to scare away burglars. Bloomberg's Hello World Host Ashlee Vance visits the Cambridge start up to meet with its founder and CEO and a cute baby that was gracious enough to help demo the app.
Fauzia Abdur-Rahman has been serving Jamaican food in the South Bronx from her cart Fauzia's Heavenly Delights, right outside the courthouse, for the last 25 years. The menu changes every day, but there are always two meat options, a fish option and three vegetarian options.
With the help of her daughter and husband, Fauzia makes her famous jerk chicken three times a week, and finishes it with her homemade jerk sauce that she makes with pimiento and scotch bonnet peppers, plus a host of other ingredients.
Bloomberg Technology's Emily Chang speaks to Grab Co-Founders Anthony Tan and Hooi Ling Tan about the Southeast Asian ride-hailing business. In the exclusive conversation, they tell us how the company partnered with Uber, adding Dara Khosrowshahi to their board, and how they have their sights set on becoming a super-app.
Mama Jo has been serving breakfast staples like bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches and omelets and traditional Greek pastries, such as spanakopita and baklava, from her food truck in Midtown Manhattan for over 35 years. She claims to be NYC’s oldest street food vendor and isn’t planning on retiring her legendary food cart any time soon.
Mama Jo’s breakfast menu is longer than some dine-in restaurants’ menus, and it’s all done without sacrificing quality. She gets her ingredients fresh every morning in Astoria, Queens, serves food with a smile, and genuinely cares about her customers, really earning the name Mama Jo.
The Flintstone House is an eccentric house in Hillsborough, California. It was designed in 1976 by William Nicholson and most recently purchased by Florence Fang in 2017 for $2.8 million. Large dinosaur statues and other Flintstone-themed artwork cover the front and back yards. Town officials from Hillsborough sued Florence Fang, stating that her property doesn't comply with the community's code.
Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada is expected to be the largest building in the world by footprint once completed. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi gets a rare look inside what Tesla founder Elon Musk calls, ‘the machine that builds the machine.’
Sneaker Con co-founder Yu-Ming Wu and Hayden Sharitt, a 21-year-old resale business owner, take us inside the industry where some sellers make millions of dollars on pre-owned shoes, as they attend a sneaker trading show in Cleveland.
Former Supermodel Tyra Banks talks to WSJ's Lee Hawkins about “Modelland” — a multi-level entertainment, retail and dining complex she's opening in Santa Monica this year — her recent Sports Illustrated cover, and how she broke into the TV business.
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott believes she's living the American dream. She is a college dropout who became an entrepreneur. Sixteen years later, that business is worth a billion dollars. Gayle King spoke with the mom of three at her headquarters in Austin.
Jeni Britton Bauer started Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in a small stall in Columbus nearly 25 years ago. Today, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream has 36 scoop shops around the country and sells 2 million pints of ice cream annually. After nearly 25 years in the business, making and selling ice cream has been hardwired into her very essence. And that's due, in part, to her upbringing. “I grew up loving ice cream because I'm from the Midwest,” Britton Bauer, tells CNBC Make It.
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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has said it is “still finalising” its financial results, which were due to be released early on Friday morning.
It is extremely unusual for a firm to delay results in this way, with one analyst calling events “an utter shambles” after a results presentation was postponed at the last minute.
The firm said it expected its results would still be published on Friday.
The retailer had previously delayed publishing annual results on 15 July.
At the time it cited uncertainty in trading at its House of Fraser chain and increased scrutiny of its auditor as the reasons for the delay. It had also indicated that it might not achieve its profits forecast.
In a statement released on Friday morning, Sports Direct said: “Unfortunately we are still finalising preliminary results.
“We anticipate that our annual results will still be released today, with a presentation to follow, and will update again at midday.
“Apologies for any inconvenience.”
Neil Wilson, chief market analyst for Markets.com, said the events were “a total and utter shambles” that “betrays a number of problems at the business after [Mr] Ashley embarked on his rather random acquisition spree.”
“Above all it betrays a total disregard for shareholders,” he said.
On Wednesday, the firm had said it would be publishing its results on Friday.
UK-listed companies normally publish their results at or close to 07:00, before the London markets open at 08:00.
Sports Direct shares fell about 3% in early trading on the London stock market.
The firm had been due to give a presentation to investors and media at 09:00, but this was cancelled at the last minute.
Blue Bottle Coffee offers drip coffee that costs roughly $5 per cup at more than 75 cafe locations around the world. The company touts its high-quality single-origin, freshly roasted artisanal beans. Based on Nestle's 2017 purchase of a majority stake in Blue Bottle the latter has a valuation of more than $700 million.
Before he founded Blue Bottle, James Freeman was a struggling classical musician roasting his own fresh beans as a hobby. Since he was obsessed with drinking the freshest cup of coffee he could find he purchased raw, green coffee beans before heating them himself. Freeman felt that most retail coffee chains over-roasted their beans.
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The retailer's investors react nervously as the company delays its annual results citing several factors.
Shares in Mike Ashley's Sports Direct have dived more than 10% after the retailer said it had delayed the publication of its annual results.
The company, whose shares trade on the FTSE 250, blamed problems integrating its purchase of House of Fraser (HoF) stores last summer and increased scrutiny of its accounts.
It added that this could affect its financial forecasts.
Sports Direct had been due to publish results for the year to 28 April on Thursday but said it now expected to release them between 26 July and 23 August.
Its statement said: “The reasons for the delay are the complexities of the integration into the company of the House of Fraser business, and the current uncertainty as to the future trading performance of this business, together with the increased regulatory scrutiny of auditors and audits including the FRC (Financial Reporting Council) review of Grant Thornton's audit of the financial statements of Sports Direct for the period ended 29 April 2018.”
In December, Sports Direct had described trading as “unbelievably bad” with significant challenges for House of Fraser, which it had bought out of administration at the height of the high street crisis.
It has since lost a major stake in the collapse and rebirth of struggling Debenhams and it is currently in the process of taking full control of Game Digital.
Shares – down almost 40% this year – fell more than 12% in early deals on Monday.
Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com, said of the announcement: “The big question was what impact House of Fraser and various other acquisitions of dubious value would have on Sports Direct results. A material impact, one can only assume. HoF must be losing money hand over fist.
“Looking to the earnings, top line growth is expected to rise but profits are seen weaker as the cost of acquisitions weighs.
“Since reporting a 27% decline in underlying profits in the first half we've not heard a peep from Sports Direct on performance.
“The delay in delivering the annual results does not sit well with investors, who must be nervous about what it means.
“It seems likely it's been a tough ride in the core Sports Direct retail division, whilst acquisitions have added nothing but increased costs,” he added.
Here's a day in the life of me and my wife Elena Cardone. A private plane from Miami to Houston, real estate shopping, then a trip to Las Vegas to speak at Thrive. How do you build an empire? You're either creating or destroying something every day! If you don't want to do something, but know you should, do it anyway. No matter how you feel. That's how you fast track your way to success .
“Find something you love, and find something that can change a billion lives.”
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Sweetgreen is now the restaurant world's first “unicorn,” valued at over $1 billion. Started by three college friends out of their dorm room at Georgetown University, the salad company has 91 locations with more in the works and is vying to become the digital food platform of the future.