Air France Unveils New First Class ‘La Premiere’ Cabin Suites

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Air France will have four individual suites on each 777-300, which will re retrofitted to include the following updates:


- A personal 24″ touch screen monitor, one of the largest in the industry
- Fully retractable arm rests and a lay-flat bed that is over six feet long
- A Sofitel duvet and mattress, installed by the cabin crew
- Thick light-dimming privacy curtains
- A private ottoman that allows the passenger to invite another guest to join them for dinner, a cocktail, or conversation
- Several private storage areas
- Window blinds that close with a single switch
- Homey accessories, such as a bedside lamp, pillow and amenities kit


To unveil its new La Première suite, as well as its new travel concept and all the new cabins it has recently revealed, Air France has created a unique event with three international exhibitions in Shanghai, New York and Paris in May, June and September 2014. The events take place from May 8 to 11 in Shanghai, June 26 to 28 in New York and September 20 to 21 in Paris.





Jet Magazine Ending Its Run In Print Publications


According to the magazine has been hit with a series of financial problems and is expected to announce on Wednesday that it is going the same direction as many other print publications and ending its long run of print editions.

The underlying problem is that true skill of writing is dying because of the Internet.  However, the Internet allows publishers to be more efficient and effective at less of an expense.  This coupled with the concern of decreasing ad revenues for print publications makes going online seem like a no brainer.

Jet Magazine will offer its content online through subscriptions and offer one print edition per year. 

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Bang & Olufsen Unveils BeoVision “Avant” Television

Featuring a 55-inch ultra High-Definition 4K LED panel display, the sleek TV concept can be displayed in a number of ways including via a movable wall bracket, fixed wall mount, or on a table or floor stand. A three-channel speaker system delivers crisp, clear sound, while adaptive contrast technology constantly adjusts the display to deliver the best possible image at all times. Made from anodized aluminum with anti-reflection coated front glass, Avant is now available in either black or silver.

3 Top Secret Weapons Apple Gets Buying Beats by Dre

NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Apple (AAPL_) to gobble up Beats by Dre for $3.2 billion? That is the late-breaking rumor that awoke Twitter from its Janet Yellen testimony hangover. Having studied Beats by Dre extensively for a projected I had been working on, here is a tidy list of the secret weapons Apple would receive for its mere $3.2 billion.

Beats by Dre President Luke Wood


This man is a true Swiss Army knife type of executive. He was in a band, and still produces music. He oversees the Beats by Dre supply chain. He oversees product design. The occasional Beats by Dre pop up store, yeah he oversees them as well. Wood is a creative individual that could add value to so many areas of Apple, from iTunes, to product development (you see those slick-looking new wireless Beats headphones for $299.99?) to even tag-teaming with new retail store leader Angela Ahrendts to inject badly needed cool into the stores…globally.

A New Dimension to the Apple Store


A dedicated Beats by Dre section in an Apple store — why not? By carving out a space for Beats By Dre, Apple would infuse another premium product into its stores. Say hello to the Beats by Dre branded earbud wearable device!


>>Read More: Why the iPhone Continues to Dominate

Greater Share of Floor in Kohl’s, Best Buy, Target, & WalMart

Listening stations for Beats by Dre products exist in all of these major retailers, and an acquisition would allow Apple to cross promote in an array of manners. For instance, think a free download from iTunes, signaled to a person via iBeacon, simply for walking over to a Beats by Dre listening station at Kohl’s (KSS_), Best Buy (BBY_), Target (TGT_) and Walmart (WMT_) and tuning into a single track for a minute.  BTW, Beats by Dre also has a sweet deal with Chrysler, so Apple gains further access into the land of automaking.

>>Read More: Apple Looking to Buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 Billion: Report

Yes, the obvious things Apple gains from buying Beats by Dre include the company’s R&D pipeline (my sense, studying the company is that its pipeline is robust), its online streaming music player, and a built-in installed base of happy headphone owners likely to upgrade to an integrated listening experience in the next year or two.

Note: when reached for comment on the speculation about the deal, Beats by Dre declined comment.

Paula Patton Poses Topless For Vanity Fair, Speaks On Split From Robin Thicke


Patton grew up in Los Angeles, where she met Thicke, her life partner of two decades, at an 18-and-under nightclub when she was 15 and he was 14. Before their first kiss, he sang Jodeci’s “Forever My Lady” to her in his dad Alan’s living room. “He wasn’t my first kiss,” says Patton, “but he was my first lots of other things.”

The daughter of a black lawyer and a white teacher, Patton worked in film production after graduating from college. “I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, so I liked the other side of the camera,” she says. “It took until I was 27 to say, ‘You only have one life to live, so you might as well go and see if you can act.’ ” Within a year, she landed a part in Hitch, with Will Smith.

These days, she’s in Vancouver filming Warcraft, based on the online game series. “I’ve never been big into video games,” says Patton. “But the Warcraft script reads more like a complex, epic novel.” She’d rather not star in a long-running off-screen story of her own, though. Will the couple remain apart? Patton says only, “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers. All I can tell you is there’s a deep love there—always was, and always will be.”