With increasing competition in the hotel industry from a range of boutique and budget options, to people renting out their homes or even their couches, hotels have had to up their game. Loyalty programs that offer extensive perks beyond room upgrades are a way to keep guests coming back.
Microsoft Corp. has released financial results for Q4 and for its 2014 fiscal year. The good news: profits are way up, the Nokia acquisition is largely complete and Microsoft's enterprise acumen seems to be reaching new heights.
Apple has released financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2014, ended June 28. Revenue reached a record high, with sales of both iPhone and Mac lines showing healthy growth. Apple celebrated with a cash dividend of $.47 per share, payable August 14.
Linksys has announced three new Wi-Fi range extenders, all of them designed to extend 802.11 b/g/n/ac signals.
Sharp Electronics has announced the return of the Sharp Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition, which asks filmmakers to highlight the benefits of ultra high-resolution entertainment through compelling, short 4K films. Working with picture quality experts at THX and RED, the second annual competition will culminate with a screening at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival and more than $65,000 in prizes for filmmakers and fans.