Spidey ensnares even more bucks

first_imgThe worldwide web spun by “Spider-Man 3” has reached $382 million – a box office opening record that is $7 million higher than originally estimated, according to final figures released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday. That total includes a historic domestic opening of $151 million while revenue from overseas added up to $231 million. In addition to the U.S. record, opening weekend bests were achieved in 28 other countries including Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Italy, Mexico and Brazil. Directed by Sam Raimi, “Spider-Man 3” is the third film in a blockbuster movie franchise launched in 2002 that stars Tobey Maguire in the title role. “We couldn’t be more overwhelmed or elated by the global reception to this movie,” Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Jeff Blake said in a statement. “`Spider-Man 3′ builds on the first two films and satisfies the extraordinary expectations of fans everywhere. This was truly a massive achievement not only for Sony Pictures, but the film industry as a whole.” The $382 million total shattered the previous record of $303 million set two years ago by the worldwide launch of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” “There have been other movies opening (simultaneously) like `Revenge of the Sith,’ `The Da Vinci Code’ and `Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ but this is on a completely different scale,” said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers. “Talk about the world getting behind something.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Making Do With Google’s Leftovers

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… It’s perhaps one of the industry’s great ironies that today’s hottest enterprise technology is yesterday’s leftovers at Google. Hadoop, an open-source implementation of Google’s MapReduce technology, is all the rage in the enterprise as a primary tool for tackling Big Data, and probably will remain such for years to come.But at Google, MapReduce may already be too slow and not nearly scalable enough.This isn’t news. Mike Miller, CEO of Cloudant, made this point in 2012, and Bill McColl, CEO of Cloudscale, made it two years before that. As McColl argued in 2010, “the people who really do have cutting edge performance and scalability requirements today have already moved on from the Hadoop model.”Which is another way of saying Google lives in the future.I’ve told the story before about a wealthy friend telling me his money lets him “see into the future a few years” by affording expensive things today that will be cheap for everyone in the future. In a similar fashion, Google, not to mention other web giants like Facebook and Twitter, is building things today, to solve problems of scale and data processing, that will likely be commonplace for mainstream enterprises tomorrow. Today Google’s data and scale problems are almost magical. Tomorrow they will likely be average.Which may mean that peering into the future, whether you’re an entrepreneur or a venture capitalist, may be as simple as watching Google. While Facebook releases much of its code as open source, the place to gaze into Google’s soul is its treasure trove of published research. There you’ll find “Efficient spatial sampling of large geographical tables” and more information on “Spanner: Google’s Globally-Distributed Database.”You will see, in other words, the future of enterprise computing, otherwise known as Google’s leftovers. Image courtesy of AHMAD FAIZAL YAHYA / Shutterstock. Matt Asay IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts center_img Tags:#enterprise IT#Facebook#future of IT#Google#Hadoop#MapReduce Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

11yearold girl escapes kidnapping attempt in Jamul

first_img Posted: April 25, 2018 Updated: 7:48 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJAMUL (KUSI) — Authorities Wednesday released the sketch of a man who attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl near her Jamul school.The attempted abduction was reported at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday near the Jamul Primary School at 14567 Lyons Valley Road, said Sgt. Karla Menzies of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.While on a nearby dirt trail, the girl was approached and forcibly grabbed by an unknown male. The child was able to escape, suffering a minor abrasion to an arm, Menzies said.Deputies searched the area, but did not locate any suspects or evidence.Deputies will provide extra patrols and resources before and after school hours for the remainder of the week, Menzies said.“The Jamul Dulzura Union School District is working in collaboration with the sheriff’s department to ensure the safety of all students and advises all schools in the district will start at their  normally scheduled time,” she said.The suspect was wearing a hoodie and had a scar under one of his eyes. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img 11-year-old girl escapes kidnapping attempt in Jamul April 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This Fall

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Fall Learn to Swim Program on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the school’s pool entrance.Lessons run from Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019, with no classes on Columbus Day weekend. Class times are staggered between 9am and 1pm.EIGHT 30-minute lessons for beginning swimmers cost $88. EIGHT 60-minute lessons for more advanced swimmers cost $176.Click HERE for the registration form. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director Jay Tildsley at jtildsley@shawtech.org.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Announces Summer Swimming LessonsIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”last_img read more