Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Gilt Groupe founder seeks to inspire innovation

October 26th, 2012

Living in New York and working for luxury brands, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson loved to shop sample sales with her friend, Alexis Maybank, where they could nab amazing designer steals at 80 percent off retail. Wouldn’t it be nice, they thought, if friends in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami could have access to such [...]

South Florida’s 2C Media soars with promos, reality television shows

July 30th, 2012

South Florida’s 2C Media, already the king of TV promos, reaches higher with a reality show about Miami International Airport. Chris Sloan knew, right from the beginning, that he was not destined for fame and glory. Other little kids who dream of growing up to be in television might cup their hands into pretend microphones [...]

South Florida among top areas for loan modifications

July 20th, 2012

South Florida ranks among the top metro areas in the number of mortgage modifications, an indication that lenders are making progress in addressing the region’s housing debacle, industry observers say. Lenders have approved 46,032 trial or permanent modifications in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties since the Home Affordable Modification Program started in 2009. The [...]

Fort Lauderdale-New York among the few routes fliers will find summer deals

May 2nd, 2012

In a summer travel season with mostly higher airfares, the Fort Lauderdale to New York route will be one of the few that will cost less this year than last. Travel between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and New York often ranks among the busiest routes in the nation, and 17.2 percent of the airport’s flights are [...]

Plan to park in South Florida? Raid the piggy bank

April 25th, 2012

Jay Rooney seeks out street spots, takes public transportation and stays away from valet — anything he can do to avoid the high cost of parking. “I love downtown, I love Brickell. I don’t go as often as I would just because parking is too crazy,” said the 27-year-old. “I used to work on the [...]

As web booms, so does demand for data centers

March 14th, 2012

Almost overnight, Pinterest is racking up billions of page views. Instagram is touching the 27-million-member mark. Zynga wants to build its own platform. Everywhere you look, you see the web economy booming and growing like never before. And that boom is spurring demand for data centers like never before. A new survey by Campos Research [...]

How South Florida’s top 1 percent live

March 5th, 2012

The top 1 percent have a household income north of $400,000 a year — $401,600 in Broward County, $456,206 in Palm Beach County and $413,372 in Miami-Dade, according to a national survey of household incomes by Washington-based Sentier Research. In the membership are some big names like LeBron James, who makes $44 million a year; [...]

Feds to automakers: Block drivers’ tweets, texts, surfing

February 21st, 2012

Several states around the U.S. have enacted laws limiting what people can do while driving, but for the first time, the federal government is proposing guidelines all drivers would need to live by. The Department of Transportation yesterday announced a set of auto-technology guidelines, issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), that would [...]