NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has set a box office record with an estimated $57 million from Thursday night shows.
The Walt Disney Co.'s estimate on Friday easily surpassed the previous Thursday night record of $43.5 million by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
2. 'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition - Friday, October 02, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life.
The seven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices. More than half of the illustrations are animated or interactive, with such touches as a golden snitch from Quidditch matches flying away as you tap it on the screen. Series creator J.K. Rowling also goes deeper into some of the characters and story lines with a handful of pop-up annotations.3. Microsoft tries to win mobile friends - Friday, May 29, 2015
Looking for a new app for making "to-do" lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple's Reminders or Google's Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you'll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this week.4. Quick history of cloaking devices - Friday, February 27, 2015
Dr. Ramki Kalyanaraman, associate professor of materials science engineering, and his colleague Dr. Gerd Duscher at UT are not the only people working to develop cloaking technologies.
From its 1966 debut in a Star Trek episode to its present form, the science of invisibility has captured the imaginations of everyone from screenwriters to physicists.5. The science behind making the visible invisible - Friday, February 27, 2015
Researchers like Dr. Rami Kalyanaraman and Gerd Duscher, associate professors of materials science engineering at the University of Tennessee, could not develop cloaking devices or work to achieve true invisibility without the use of metamaterials. But what are these fancy new materials and how do they work?6. UT, Vanderbilt scientists are taking the science fiction out of invisibility - Friday, February 27, 2015
Ferris Hall is an unassuming brick building on the edge of the University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering campus and home to the Department of Materials Science Engineering. There, Drs. Ramki Kalyanaraman and Gerd Duscher have opened the door to applying the magic of Hogwarts to military camouflage, cancer treatment or even Halloween costumes for a new generation.7. Top October 2014 residential real estate transactions - Friday, November 21, 2014
Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.8. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for April 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
Top April 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.9. Twitter titillates users, investors with IPO tweet - Friday, September 13, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street.
Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial public offering of stock.10. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for July 2013 - Friday, August 16, 2013
Top June 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.11. Cuckoo's worst call: Spilling secret to wife's friend - Friday, August 09, 2013
As I understand it, “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a first-fiction item by one Robert Galbraith was released last April. With generally positive reviews springing forth, 3,000 or so copies had been sold in England and the U.S. by early July.12. Private US firms take major role vs. cyberattacks - Friday, February 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.13. Preserving the Plowboy’s legacy - Friday, February 08, 2013
The record label chief, real estate tycoon and grandson of one of the most beloved men in country music history leans back in the chair at the end of a maple dining room table, the stout centerpiece of a cramped and haunted room tucked behind a downtown Brentwood insurance agency.14. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for 2012 - Friday, January 18, 2013
Top 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.15. Time Warner 3Q earnings beat Street, revenue short - Friday, November 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings grew 2 percent, as a strong performance in its cable television channels offset declines in the Warner Bros. movie business following the final Harry Potter movie last summer.16. Top residential home sales for March 2012 - Friday, April 27, 2012
Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.17. Time Warner sees growth after Harry Potter movies - Friday, February 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Inc. got a boost from its movie studio and cable TV networks in the last three months of the year, and the company expects growth to continue in 2012 even with the end of its lucrative Harry Potter franchise.18. Raves for Death of a Shortsalesman - Friday, October 28, 2011
The Characters: Willy Poman, Whiff, Ralphy. The scene opens with Willy, a former top-ranked fax salesman, coming home from his job as Borders Bookstore manager. His children, Whiff and Ralphy, are playing tag on the porch.19. Harry Potter e-books plan worries bookstore owners - Friday, June 24, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Author J.K. Rowling has joined the 21st century on her own special terms.
One of the world's most famous digital holdouts, Rowling announced Thursday that a new interactive website, www.pottermore.com, will be the exclusive seller of the e-book editions of her iconic "Harry Potter" series. The news is a landmark for the growing electronic market, especially for the relatively small number of young adult e-book fans, and an unwelcome surprise for the traditional stores which helped sell hundreds of millions of Potter novels.20. AP analysis: US economic stress dips in past year - Friday, March 18, 2011
Lower unemployment and bankruptcies helped reduce the nation's economic stress in January compared with a year earlier, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis. Still, the figures show the economy has yet to regain full health.