Wrestlemania 31

WrestleMania sets WWE revenue record

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Sunday’s WrestleMania 31 became the highest grossing live event in WWE’s history, also  breaking the attendance record for the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., with 76,976 people attending and WWE deriving $12.6 million in gross revenue. WrestleMania 29, held in 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., was the previous highest growing […] [Read More]
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Pitney Bowes

Comp doubles for Pitney Bowes CEO

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In his second full year on the job, Pitney Bowes CEO Marc Lautenbach saw his estimated compensation double to $7 million, with the Stamford-based company providing mail equipment and services. Previously a longtime executive with IBM, Lautenbach joined Pitney Bowes in late 2012. During his tenure, Pitney Bowes has paid more than $150 million in […] [Read More]
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Wrestlemania

WrestleMania descends on Silicon Valley

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WWE stages WrestleMania 31 on Sunday night, with the pay-per-view event representing the marquee theatrics on the Stamford-based company’s annual calendar. This year’s event is being held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., which seats 68,500 people. Tickets range from $35 to $1,000 including those already sold. WWE (NYSE: WWE) generated 690,000 pay-per-view purchases […] [Read More]
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Downtown Bridgeport is under renovation with several projects underway to fix up the remaining old, vacant buildings.

Bridgeport agency launches downtown initiative

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BRIDGEPORT — The Downtown Special Services District has launched a new initiative called Bridgeport Creates. The movement will focus on ways to attract businesses, residents and visitors to the downtown. Hundreds of people have called downtown home over the last few years and new residences continue to be built. Businesses also have begun setting up […] [Read More]
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Langhope Rig

GE acquires Scottish wind farm

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The Stamford-based-GE Energy Financial Services division of General Electric (NYSE: GE) acquired a wind farm under construction in Scotland. GE did not immediately state what it paid United Kingdom-based SSE for the Langhope Rig wind farm south of Edinburgh, which will include ten 1.6-megawatt wind turbines from GE. GE Energy Financial Services will own and operate […] [Read More]
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Intelescope Solutions Tree Detection

Stamford big data co. raises $8.3m

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Stamford-based Intelescope Solutions has raised $8.3 million in funding, as it develops high-tech mapping and imaging services helping the forestry industry and investors better visualize timber assets. Intelescope says it uses a mix of drone and satellite imagery coupled with big-data computing power to process imagery as much as 100 times faster than other image […] [Read More]
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Bob Costas

NBC Sports gets 42 shots at Emmy awards

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NBC Sports Group received 42 Emmy nominations, 15 of them for its coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia – the most of any single program this year – and 12 nominations for its NFL coverage. NBC Sports is based in Stamford and is owned by Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA); its Emmy nomination total […] [Read More]
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CT Realtors: Home sales up in February

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The Connecticut Association of Realtors reported today that single-family home sales rose 9.1 percent in February, when compared to the same month last year. While the number of homes increased to 1,532 from 1,404 last year, the median sales price dropped by 0.9 percent, falling to $225,000 from $227,000. Condos also picked up in February […] [Read More]