This month, the PGA Tour and China Golf Association (CGA) are launching a 12-event PGA Tour China, solidifying the country as a major player in the global golf industry. But this isn't a gift only to fans: Just about everyone involved stands to benefit.
Every year, spring gives us the opportunity to throw open the windows, clear out the cobwebs, and start over again--an opportunity that startup companies are taking advantage of as well. Let these up-and-comers help you clean up your act:
McDonald's mint-flavored Shamrock Shakes have become a St. Patrick's Day tradition, inspiring other casual-dining and fast-food chains to follow suit with their own Irish-themed offerings. Which ones are striking it rich--and which are just chasing rainbows?
Digital media company Amscreen could be using its facial-recognition software to target ads at individual shoppers--but instead it's just collecting long-range customer data, for clients such as the U.K.'s Tesco supermarkets. Why isn't Amscreen using its software to the fullest?
Studios rely on legacy brands to guarantee box office--e.g., this month's Mr. Peabody & Sherman, based on the "Peabody's Improbable History" segments from the original Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Which other supporting characters might be ready to lead?
Brooks England has been building leather bike seats for more than a century, and, like any good heritage product, they need breaking in--it can take up to a derriere-aching year before a bike seat finally fits its owner.
Enthusiastic coders and hackers are starting to pay it forward, by building kits to help beginners achieve computing literacy. These three sets mark a growing DIY movement that has nothing to do with crafts stores.