Investors ‘Spring’ for New Mobile Shopping App, and Series B Funding Reaches $25 Million

Posted on April 27, 2015, Updated April 27, 2015Categories Business, Investing, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Investors ‘Spring’ for New Mobile Shopping App, and Series B Funding Reaches $25 Million

Mobile app development has become a major — and hugely profitable — part of the tech industry with the rise of mobile smartphones and tablets, but it’s unlikely that the developers behind Spring, a fairly new shopping app, ever predicted that they would generate $25 million in a Series B round of funding. But according to reports from Business Insider, Forbes, and Fortune, this eight-month-old shopping app is predicted to become “the first big mobile shopping mall,” and its latest fundraising efforts make it clear … Continue reading “Investors ‘Spring’ for New Mobile Shopping App, and Series B Funding Reaches $25 Million”

Homeowner Spending on Remodeling Projects Expected To Increase By the End of 2015

Posted on April 24, 2015, Updated January 21, 2020Categories Economy   Leave a comment on Homeowner Spending on Remodeling Projects Expected To Increase By the End of 2015

According to new data from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, homeowners have become a bit more conservative in their spending for remodeling projects over the past year, but the industry is expected to pick up speed by the end of 2015. The data was collected for the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) group, which is part of Harvard’s Remodeling Futures Program and which analyzes national spending habits for homeowners. According … Continue reading “Homeowner Spending on Remodeling Projects Expected To Increase By the End of 2015”

Cosmetic Dermatology Offers Savvy Investors Some Compelling Stocks

Posted on April 24, 2015Categories Business, Investing   Leave a comment on Cosmetic Dermatology Offers Savvy Investors Some Compelling Stocks

It should come as no surprise that dermatology is a huge industry in the United States. After all, 85% of people suffer from acne at some point in their lives, causing millions of people to seek care from the best dermatologist in the area for this and other skin conditions. However, few people seem to realize how profitable the field is: as new skin care innovations push this practice beyond tried-and-true procedures like Botox, it only grows more and more … Continue reading “Cosmetic Dermatology Offers Savvy Investors Some Compelling Stocks”

Kareo Releases New Medical Billing System

Posted on April 23, 2015Categories Business, Technology   Leave a comment on Kareo Releases New Medical Billing System

Medical billing services provider Kareo has just announced a new cloud-based billing system for its clients. Business Wire reports that the company, based in Irvine, California, developed a new system, designed to be more accessible to doctor’s offices and patients alike. Practices with Kareo software can now access their billing information on web and mobile applications. Office staff members also have secure, instant lines of communication to Kareo’s support team. “Getting paid quickly with the least amount of effort is … Continue reading “Kareo Releases New Medical Billing System”

Chiropractors Have Most Secure Job in Nation, Financial Firm Finds

Posted on April 22, 2015Categories Business, Headlines   Leave a comment on Chiropractors Have Most Secure Job in Nation, Financial Firm Finds

Chiropractors have the best job security in the country, according to an analysis done by financial company 24/7 Wall Street and publicized in late March. The company used 2014 unemployment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compare just shy of 600 careers. Chiropractic services had the lowest unemployment rate of any field, at just 0.1%. The median annual pay (calculated from 2012 data), was $66,160. Dr. Kevin Cunningham, vice chancellor for student affairs at Palmer College of … Continue reading “Chiropractors Have Most Secure Job in Nation, Financial Firm Finds”

Frederick’s of Hollywood Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Posted on April 21, 2015, Updated November 28, 2020Categories Business, Financing, HeadlinesTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Frederick’s of Hollywood Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

On Sunday, April 19, Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc., a retailer known for its selection of racy women’s lingerie, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing its remaining stores and settling a deal to sell itself as an online-only venture. According to Bloomberg, the Los Angeles-based company notified customers it had closed all its store locations via its website. In bankruptcy papers filed at the U.S. bankruptcy court in Wilmington, DE, Frederick’s listed $36.5 million in assets and $106 million … Continue reading “Frederick’s of Hollywood Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection”

Microsoft Launches Pilot Program to Recruit Autistic Employees

Posted on April 17, 2015Categories Business, Sales & Marketing, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Microsoft Launches Pilot Program to Recruit Autistic Employees

Microsoft announced earlier this month that it will be instituting a pilot program to recruit people with autism spectrum disorders for full time-positions on its Redmond campus in Washington state. “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft,” Mary Ellen Smith, corporate vice president of worldwide operations, wrote in a blog post. “Each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code. It’s … Continue reading “Microsoft Launches Pilot Program to Recruit Autistic Employees”