Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers

Writer, investor, business analyst

Tim Beyers covers small business, investing, emerging technology, and entertainment. He writes about the business of comics at his blog, The Full Bleed.

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Pandora Using Data to Help Artists Make More Noise (P)

It's official: Pandora Media (NYSE: P) has closed a deal to acquire music analytics provider Next Big Sound for an undisclosed sum. The deal puts the finishing touches on a plan to give the industry more data about artists and their fans. "Whether it's introducing a new song, promoting a...

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AMC Gives "Fear The Walking Dead" a Second Season (AMCX,STRZA)

Continuing a trend we have seen elsewhere, AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) has ordered a 15-episode second season of Fear The Walking Dead before the six-episode inaugural kicks off. A 90-minute pilot is scheduled for August 23rd. Executive Producers David Alpert and Dave Erickson, who is also showrunner, made the announcement at...

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Sony Gets Into the Drone Business (SNE)

No longer content with making TVs and camcorders, Sony (NYSE: SNE) will begin launching drones through a newly created subsidiary called Aerosense next year. According to Computerworld, the plans call for the electronics giant to team with Japanese robotics company ZMP to create aerial vehicles that can take off and land...

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United Paying Hackers to Find Security Holes (UAL)

At least United Continental (NYSE: UAL) knows when to call for help. According a report from The Associated Press, the carrier has paid two hackers a million miles each for finding bugs in the company's computer systems. And they are not the only ones....

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DISH Reacts as NBC Rebuffs Sling TV Ads (DISH)

DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) recently launched an on-air ad campaign for Sling TV that paints bundled television offerings as oppressive and cable operators as bullies. Rather than continue suffering, the ads urge viewers to "take back TV." You will find them on most broadcast channels and YouTube....

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Salesforce.com Aims at Regulated Industries (CRM,GHDX)

In an effort to prove that highly regulated businesses can trust its software to handle sensitive systems and data, Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) unveiled Salesforce Shield earlier this month. Composed of advanced auditing, encryption, archiving, and monitoring services, Salesforce Shield acts as an add-on to the Salesforce1 platform for handling cloud apps...

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Lions Gate to Bring Iconic Game to the Big Screen (HAS,LGF)

Board games are about to become serious movie business. On Wednesday, Lions Gate (NYSE: LGF) announced a deal with toymaker Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) to bring Monopoly to the big screen. Award-winning director Andrew Niccol will oversee the project. No timetable was announced....

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Constellation Brands Investors Object to Candidate (STZ,COT,FTR)

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) held its annual meeting last month. While such events rarely host drama, it is fair to say that investors were not entirely satisfied with management's choices for the board of directors. One choice in particular did not sit well: James A....

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JetBlue Reports Surprisingly Strong June Traffic (JBLU,LUV,SAVE,VA)

With the summer travel season in full swing, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) outperformed key rivals Southwest Airlines and Virgin America in June. Revenue passenger miles rose 8.8% to 3.54 billion. Available seat miles improved 8% to 4.15 billion over the same period as load factor climbed to 85.3% from 84.7% last June....

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At Comic Con, Universal Aims for AMC, Warner (AMCX,CMCSA,FOX,NFLX,TWX)

Universal Studios wants more than a banner year at the box office. At this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, the Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) unit talked up several new genre programming projects, including a first-look deal with Dark Horse Comics....

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Glitch Grounds American Airlines Flights (AAL,HA,UAL)

Computer problems forced American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) to ground some 300 flights at three of its busiest airports late last week. Service resumed within two hours, CNN reported. Unfortunately, this is the second major ground stop we've seen recently....

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Adobe Appeals to Mobile Developers (ADBE)

Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) has spent years re-tuning desktop-bound apps for mobile and web use. In 2016, the company aims to go even further with a new platform it calls Project Comet. The idea, Adobe said in a press release, is to deliver the industry's "only end-to-end UX [user experience]...

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Intel Gets Into the Reality TV Business (INTC,TWX)

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is teaming with the creator of Survivor, The Apprentice, and Shark Tank to create a new reality TV series in which contestants compete to create the next small thing. Called America's Greatest Makers, the show pits tech wizards against each other to see who can make best use...

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NVIDIA to Put Desktop Gaming Features in Laptops (NVDA)

For years, we have believed that a desktop system was needed to get the best PC gaming experience. NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is preparing to bust that myth. In a blog post yesterday, the chipmaker released details of efforts to put a full desktop-class graphics card in a notebook computer....

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Equinix Goes Green in California Data Centers (EQIX,SUNE)

Like it or not, the cloud pollutes the sky. Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) hopes to combat the long-term impact by adopting renewable energy at its major California data centers. Last week, the company signed a power purchase agreement with SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) for 105 megawatts of solar power to replace the...