David Magee

David Magee is the author of 12 books, including Jeff Immelt and the New GE Way, How Toyota Became #1, and The John Deere Way. A former columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press and a daily newspaper news editor, he has been a frequent guest on Fox Business and CNBC.

David Magee

  • 'Let it Snow': Google Follows 'Do a Barrel Roll' -- Try It! [VIDEO]

    December 17 2011 5:10 PM

    People dream of a white Christmas, and they can have one now on Google. Beginning today, Web searchers on Google can try out its newest Easter egg by simply typing Let it Snow in the search field, which brings the screen to life with snowflakes falling on it.

  • Time Warner Cable NYC May Drop Knicks Games, MSGTime Warner Cable NYC May Drop Knicks Games, MSG

    December 17 2011 2:52 PM

    Madison Square Garden Networks, or MSG TV, televises New York Knicks games and games of four NHL teams, including the local New York Rangers, Islanders, and New Jersey Devils. But after Dec. 31, NYC residents may not be able to see the Knicks or local hockey teams on TV any more since Time Warner Cable NYC may drop MSG.

  • Is Jailbreaking Illegal?

    December 17 2011 2:08 PM

    Jailbreaking, of course, is the process of removing limitations imposed by Apple to gain core access to the operating system of their device so they can get applications and more than aren't licensed by Apple.

  • Kobe Bryant Divorce: Lakers Star Cheating Again, Report SaysKobe Bryant Divorce: Lakers Star Cheating Again, Report Says

    December 16 2011 11:10 PM

    Seeking to end a 10-year marriage, Vanessa Bryant signed papers earlier on Dec. 1 and he filed a response on Dec. 7 and the document was filed on Friday. According to the document, she and Kobe Bryant aim to share custody of their children, daughters Natalia, 8, and Giana, 5. She asks that Kobe Bryant have visitation rights.

  • Predicting Apple 2012: iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 (Release, Dates, Features, and MorePredicting Apple 2012: iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 (Release, Dates, Features, and More

    December 16 2011 3:21 PM

    2012 promises to be another year of promising, if not exciting developments for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and CEO Tim Cook, the man who replaced Jobs. Apple has the world's bestselling tablet, the iPad, and the bestselling smartphone, the iPhone, and the company wants to keep it that way.

  • iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: Pod2g, MuscleNerd Hard at Work, But Challenges Remain (VIDEO)

    December 16 2011 12:59 PM

    It began in November with a tweet from pod2g, right after Apple released iOS 5. Hey jailbreaking friends, I've found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don't expect a release soon, but I'm gonna work hard in it.

  • Apple Planning iPad Mini Release After iPad 3 Launch: ReportApple Planning iPad Mini Release After iPad 3 Launch: Report

    December 16 2011 11:02 AM

    A reports said that Apple will release the anticipated iPad 3 at the end of the first quarter of 2012 and follow that up a new mini iPad before the fourth quarter of 2012. The news site reports the mini iPad will have a 7.85-inch touchscreen, according to sources in the supply chain.

  • GOP Debate: Rick Perry Wants to be Like Tim TebowGOP Debate: Rick Perry Wants to be Like Tim Tebow

    December 16 2011 9:21 AM

    Rick Perry related himself to Tebow, saying he hoped to perform well in the key Iowa caucuses upcoming in early January. I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses, Perry said.

  • As U.S. Economy Gains Steam, Hopes Pinned on EurozoneAs U.S. Economy Gains Steam, Hopes Pinned on Eurozone

    December 16 2011 7:58 AM

    The threat of Europe's financial crisis drifting overseas, slowing the U.S. recovery, remains. The Federal Reserve noted this week that Europe's debt crisis remains a threat to the U.S. economy, which it said is expanding moderately. Concerns linger over the health of the European banking sector and possible ratings downgrades in debt-ridden European countries.

  • Sony Hopes Vita Launch Will Tackle iPhone Gaming TrendSony Hopes Vita Launch Will Tackle iPhone Gaming Trend

    December 16 2011 7:21 AM

    Sony is launching Vita in Japan on Saturday, hoping the company's first new handheld video game system in seven years will get the company's game business going again now that many consumers have turned to Apple's iPhone, the world's bestselling smartphone, for entertainment.

  • RIM Offers Dismal Outlook, Delays QNX PhonesRIM Offers Dismal Outlook, Delays QNX Phones

    December 16 2011 6:51 AM

    Already, several firms have downgraded RIM on the news. BMO Capital downgraded the company Friday morning to Market Perform from Outperform over concerns related to BlackBerry 7.0 sales and the delay for BlackBerry 10.0 devices. The price target was lowered to $15 from $26. And Citigroup lowered its price target to $12 from $15 Friday morning.

  • Cockroach That Jumps: See Remarkable Video

    December 15 2011 6:12 PM

    The unique cockroaches have legs built to jump and antennae that stablize the insects after their giant leaps.

  • Research in Motion Struggles Continue; Stock Drops Further After-HoursResearch in Motion Struggles Continue; Stock Drops Further After-Hours

    December 15 2011 4:50 PM

    RIM showed a profit in the quarter, ending November 26. RIM earned an adjusted profit of $667 million, or $1.27 a share. But that figure does not include, according to Reuters, a large write down on unsold PlayBook tablets or charges associated with the company's global services outage.

  • Apple iPad 3 Release Rumor Roundup (VIDEO)

    December 15 2011 3:45 PM

    As for features, don't count on the iPad 3 to be transparent and rimless. That was just just a rumor -- albeit an entertaining one -- spawned by a concept video circulating (see below) that someone reportedly named Dakota Adney put together. The real innovation is just that -- the creative video.

  • Herman Cain: 999 Man Wants to Be Secretary of Defense (VIDEO)

    December 15 2011 2:47 PM

    Cain then fell from the polls and bowed out of the race. But he's told Barbara Walters in an interview that aired Wednesday night as one of the 10 Most Fascinating People of the year that if given the opportunity for a cabinet position, he would choose this one -- Secretary of Defense.

  • NFL's Sam Hurd Arrested on Drug Charges (Bears' Statement)NFL's Sam Hurd Arrested on Drug Charges (Bears' Statement)

    December 15 2011 1:05 PM

    Hurd reportedly told the federal agent his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals while he focused on higher-end deals, the complaint said, according to AP. Hurd said he would pay for the cocaine when he got out of football practice and reportedly left with the package of cocaine.

  • Government Shutdown Threat, One of Two Americans in Poverty: This is What We've Come To?Government Shutdown Threat, One of Two Americans in Poverty: This is What We've Come To?

    December 15 2011 10:16 AM

    Something has to change. Consider only that a government shutdown threat is with us again. Seems we can't have a good old-fashioned budget battle in Washington these days without the threat of government shutdown. As President Barack Obama and Congress battle over an extension of the payroll tax cut which expires at the end of this year, Congress must pass a temporary spending measure before the U.S. government runs out of money at midnight on Friday.

  • U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to 3.5 Year Low; Stock Futures Up

    December 15 2011 9:05 AM

    A government report revealed Thursday that initial claims for unemployment dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, according to the U.S. Labor Department. That's the lowest level since May 2008.

  • Waving Bear Becomes Internet Sensation (VIDEO)

    December 14 2011 6:53 PM

    A girl waves from a car. The bear positions on its hind legs, and waves back. Nearly two million people have viewed the video, reportedly shot at the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington. One report said animals at the game farm include retired show animals that previously worked in TV, film and theme parks.

  • 'Biggest Loser' Winner Rhode: 'I Want to Keep Weight Off''

    December 14 2011 5:57 PM

    The Biggest Loser winner John Rhode says the challenge will come in keeping the weight off in the future. A special education teacher and football coach, Rhode claimed the competition on national television's Tuesday night airing, and he stopped by the set of NBC's Today show the next morning to talk about the future.