Ad Sales Reach $1B for London Summer Olympics

NBC Universal said its ad-dollar take for the Olympics has reached $1 billion, about $150 million more than its total take for the 2008 Beijing Games. The media company said it has secured about $50 million in advertising orders since stating a few weeks ago that its Olympics sales had reached around $950 million.

UFC 148 salaries: Tito Ortiz or Forrest Griffin will earn event’s top disclosed payday |

Tito Ortiz or fellow UFC 148 co-headliner Forrest Griffin will be the top earner at Saturday’s event.

Ortiz is set to take home a flat $250,000 in his retirement fight. Rubber-match opponent Forrest Griffin, meanwhile, earns $125,000 to show and will earn an extra $150,000 as a win bonus if victorious.

UFC 148 headliner and middleweight champ Anderson Silva, meanwhile, will take home a flat $200,000 win or lose. His opponent, Chael Sonnen, banks $50,000 to show and an additional $50,000 as a win bonus if victorious.

NFL’s Approach to Declining Attendance

Professional football, America’s most popular and profitable sport, is preparing to tackle a glaring weakness: Stadiums are increasingly empty.

As part of sweeping changes designed to give teams more flexibility to fill their seats, the National Football League is watering down its controversial TV “blackout” rule, which restricts local broadcasts for games that aren’t sellouts.

Duquette Brings Technology to O’s

Businesses have been at the forefront of technology for ages. Whatever can speed production will draw in more business.  But in order to reap the benefits, businesses needed to adapt and change their infrastructure. For example, American Airlines started using a computerized flight booking system, and Bank of America took on an automated check-processing system.