On this day (Oct. 30) 80 years ago, actor Orson Welles announced to audiences in a chilling radio performance that Martians were invading New Jersey, leading terrified listeners to believe that Earth was under attack by hostile aliens. But the so-called news was fake. Welles' infamous broadcast was a dramatization of the H.G. Wells science-fiction classic, "The War of the Worlds," and was part of a weekly series of dramatic broadcasts created in collaboration with the Mercury Theatre on the Air for CBS, according to a transcript of the broadcast. Thanks to decades of space research, understanding of extraterrestrial life has come a long way since Welles' radio play, and it's generally understood that Mars isn't home to an advanced alien civilization with lethal weaponry and spacecraft. Public fascination with extraterrestrials still runs high; however, a modern announcement about alien creatures would likely spur a very different response today than "The War of the Worlds" did in … [Read more...] about ‘War of the Worlds’ Radio Broadcast Terrified Listeners 80 Years Ago. Would E.T. Contact Cause Panic Today?
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In the future envisioned by 0x, traditional investments into things like real estate or company stock will happen on the blockchain. Backed by real assets, security tokens will exchange in a way that makes the transactions far more liquid, secure, and cheaper. 0x is using blockchain, the decentralized ledger technology that is both transparent and secure, to create an open protocol for a trading ecosystem that enables both the creation and exchange of assets. The company created its first version of 0x a year ago as a public infrastructure for exchanging digital assets on top of the Ethereum blockchain. More than $300 million in asset volume has been traded on the platform so far, and 0x raised $24 million in August 2017 in its own ZRX token sale. And two weeks ago, 0x launched the second version of its protocol, enabling developers and traders to exchange tokens based on even more items, including collectible game cards. This is part of an attempt to revolutionize our financial … [Read more...] about 0x leads the way for ‘tokenization’ of the world, and collectible game items are next
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas. Credit Supported by Text byVindu Goel Photographs and Video byAtul Loke July 2, 2018 LEH, India — Perched high in the Himalayas, near India’s border with China, the tiny town of Leh sometimes seems as if it has been left behind by modern technology. Internet and cellphone service is spotty, the two roads to the outside world are snowed in every winter, and Buddhist monasteries compete with military outposts for prime mountaintop locations. But early each morning, the convenience of the digital age arrives, by way of a plane carrying 15 to 20 bags of packages from Amazon.com. At an elevation of 11,562 feet, Leh is the highest spot in the world where Amazon offers … [Read more...] about Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World
source Shutterstock Cushman & Wakefield filed to go public on Wednesday. The company earned $6.92 billion in revenues last year, the regulatory filing showed. It’s counting on the continued growth of commercial real estate around the world and more participation from institutional investors in the property market. The commercial real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield has filed for an initial public offering. The filing, published on Wednesday, showed that the company is betting on the continued growth of commercial real estate around the world, and greater participation from institutional investors in the property market. Cushman & Wakefield employs about 48,000 people worldwide and operates in 70 countries. Its revenues have grown every year since 2015 and totaled $6.92 billion in 2017, the filing showed. As at the end of March, the company had over $3 billion in long-term debt. … [Read more...] about One of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies is going public
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2018--Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that Diana Brummer joined the firm’s Real Estate Industry Group as a partner in its New York office.Highly regarded within the real estate community, Brummer’s experience spans the spectrum of commercial real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on complex joint ventures, senior, construction and mezzanine financings (for both lenders and borrowers), acquisitions and dispositions, loan workouts, real estate recapitalizations and development. She also has considerable experience acting for institutional investors, pension funds, private real estate funds and public and private REITs, as well as their investment advisors.“New York continues to be one of the most vibrant destinations for commercial real estate transactions and a priority market for us in terms of shaping our capabilities to meet our clients’ evolving needs,” said Minta Kay, Partner and Chair of … [Read more...] about Leading New York Real Estate Transactional Lawyer, Diana Brummer, Joins Goodwin