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Chinese technology is a high-risk momentum sector within a high risk, rapidly growing but volatile market. For those comfortable with these risks, several contributor..
After Sears Holdings shares tumbled nearly 12% on Bruce Berkowitz’s announcement that he would exit the company’s board of directors Monday, he issued a statement Tuesday..
Snap Inc. announced today another big deal—a partnership with NBCUniversal on a new digital content studio for their new Snap Show’s platform. NBCUniversal, which invested $500 mil..
The other day, I lost my Switch. This is not, in itself, positive news, for obvious reasons. But it is something that happens to portable electronics, like it or not, and these are..
The new Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans came out today.  There's 34 Texans on the list this year. Which is far fewer than California, which boasts 91. Now Te..
FPGAs have been the hot new topic in datacenter discussions, ever since Microsoft shared their FPGA successes at the HotChips conference in August. and continued to amp up the buzz..
With Amazon promising to bring an estimated 50,000 jobs to the city of its choosing, it is easy to understand why local governments across the country are putting their best foot f..
John Mackay is on the road making speeches, collecting speaking fees upwards of $50,000 and traveling on private jets to deliver his keynotes these days. Quite a culture clash from..
American Express Co. chip credit cards are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. American Express is expected to release third-quarter earn..
Vacation property management company Vacasa raised $103.5 million in Series B funding from a group of private equity firms today. Founded in 2009, Vacasa offers a full-service appr..
Based on forecasts for this year, we expect a strong holiday shopping season. In addition to an overall increase in spending, the season will also highlight several macro trends. F..
For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return. Genesis 3:19 Loess is a very fine-grained sediment with just some traces of larger sand grains. Loess forms many hundreds ..
We seem to be entering the age of voice control, and while you’re at home or walking around there are lots of options, being in the car presents a few challenges. Garmin aims to si..
In a record year for The Forbes 400 as a whole, tech outshone other industries. Three of the top four on the new Forbes list of America's 400 richest people built their fortunes in..
Ries is also the author of The Lean Startup, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup m..
In 2009, Hyundai was ascendant in the U.S. market in part because of a brilliant marketing gambit called Hyundai Assurance: The brand would cover your payments for a new car if you..
The holidays are just around the corner, which means so is shopping season. With spending projected to reach $923.15 billion, according to an eMarketer report, getting in on the re..
Most analysts currently recognize the retail space as a two-horse race. Walmart has held the top spot on the Fortune 500 list for five straight years. Amazon is striving ..
Earlier this month, Office Depot agreed to acquire CompuCom Systems for $1 billion, thereby preparing to incorporate a sizable tech-assistance platform into its traditional of..
Today's movie and television consumers are accustomed to low-cost, on-demand digital delivery solutions. No one waits more than a few minutes for content to download and start stre..
The biggest recent news in the crypto world is that China issued a ban on ICOs, swiftly followed by South Korea. Japan is also rumored to be considering a similar ban. The U.S. SEC..
Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped during Diwali. Bank notes are a routine component of Hindu prayer offerings. Image courtesy: Shutterstock Diwali, India’s bigges..
India should join the American states to bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. Amazon is an engineering company, and therefore, its second headquarters should be located where engi..
Microsoft executive vice president of cloud and enterprise Scott Guthrie at the BoxWorks 2017 Conference in San Francisco. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg “Microsoft Monday" ..
Netflix is on track to exceed $11 billion in revenue this year, according to the streaming giant’s Q3 earning report, which was just released. A statement from the company claims i..
Earlier this year, more accidentally than eager, I went to a concert of the “ugly duckling orchestra” of Vienna’s orchestras, the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler. Why “accidentally”? To..
It’s investment nirvana. You find a company that takes on a sleepy old industry – cars, taxis, hotels – and creates an out-sized market opportunity by disrupting it. In doing so, i..
Several months ago, the Nordstrom family announced that they wanted to take the company private. At the time, I wrote how much I admired the family for having enough faith in ..
There’s a reason that some people turn up their noses at cruises. Cruising has connotations: convenience, sure, but also crowds, surface-skimming, rigid time tables, gluttony ..
Under the Sakoku Edict of 1635, Japan closed its borders, isolated its economy, and attempted to create a protected and stable culture free from external influences. With the excep..
Wonder Woman was the movie of the summer if not the entire year, but Diana’s box office shoulders are only so broad. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, a ----charged biop..
It's just another manic Monday in the cybersecurity world. First there was KRACK, a vulnerability that allowed for snooping on almost anyone's Wi-Fi. Now there's the plainer-n..
News and insights from around the Web: Disruption Facebook is experimenting with helping users order food: "Of course Facebook doesn’t actually want to get into food delivery, a no..
New technology and popularity of the Internet in the past two decades have upended the retail, news and music industries, to name only a few.  The world of high-end art auctio..
In the past, the wealthy turned their attention to philanthropic giving only as retirement approached. But that has been changing in recent years, as the ultra-wealthy have been&nb..
Face Value and Beyond is a new division of Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY). In March 2002, BBBY bought Harmon stores, a chain of less than 27 freestanding stores in three states that we..
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, walks to a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, at the U.S. Capitol, Oct. 12, ..
An employee restocks shelves of school supplies at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Wal-Mart Stores is scheduled to release e..
Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be taking the banking industry by storm. When you see tech titans such as Alphabet, Apple, Amazon and Facebook all investing in the same space..
Uber cannot get themselves out of the news these days, thanks to ongoing boardroom struggles, blogs from disenchanted workers, class-action lawsuits, and regulatory fights in multi..
I want you to put this into perspective: Amazon, a tech company, just purchased one of the biggest retail food chains in the nation, Whole Foods. Only two months later, Whole ..
Financial health and physical health are very similar, for most people to get physically healthy; they need to take action and exercise, and for most people to get financially heal..
In 2016, fashion tech startup Rent the Runway hit $100 million in revenues for the first time, thanks in large part to its Unlimited subscription, a $139/month "closet in the cloud..
There is plenty of speculation about how robots will impact our lives—for the positive and negative. Are the fears of a sci-fi dystopia where robots will usher in the demise of hum..
Although our society and culture are slow to realize it, the assets of yesterday are quickly becoming the liabilities of today. This is true in business and in our individual lives..
When the 21 century began Apple was just a few years removed from near bankruptcy, Microsoft, after a few wasted years fighting off a Department of Justice eager to neuter it, was ..
How does any company compete with Amazon? For most businesses, the matchup would be a David versus Goliath story. A small business or local retailer must learn how to differentiate..
Creating a personalized customer experience is a goal for many, if not all, firms as they strive to compete for, retain and deliver the best customer experience to their customers...
The stakes are high. And, becoming higher. While Amazon dominates the news, the shifts in the consumer value chains are fundamental. The redefinition of shopping--an explosion in n..
Today, I’m going to warn you about five stocks with yields of 7% or more that should be avoided at all costs. They are my next “dividend disaster” candidates that are likely to eit..
Often called America's most famous butcher, Pat LaFrieda is a 46-year-old Wall Street dropout who came back to his family meat business in 1994 and turned it into the distribu..
Housing data for September also come into view over the next few days, along with industrial production and the Fed’s Beige Book.  Photographer: Joshua Lott/Bloomberg. Big ban..
ZTE sent this card to invite the media to the launch next week in New York City of its new flagship smartphone, the Axon M, an innovative dual-screen folding phone. Next ..
Amid reports of an imminent reorganization, besieged movie and television production outfit and distributor The Weinstein Company vehemently denies that it is exploring a restructu..
People play Nintendo Co.'s Pokemon Go augmented reality game on their smartphones during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted on August 9, 2017 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Credit: ..
Harvey Weinstein, seen here at the Oscars, became known for his ability to notch award after award--until recently, that is. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) When Seth M..
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Reed Hastings, chief executive officer of Netflix Inc., speaks on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A theme this yea..
JPMorgan, Citigroup Expect More Credit Card Users to Default Banks have enjoyed years of declining losses from fewer consumers defaulting on debts. They appear to be preparing for ..
Aalok Devkota recommended Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) 2 days ago at about $60. Today it is at $47 and change. What happened, and what is Aalok doing about it? Ken Kam: Aalok, wh..
“How do we get them to have ‘Pokémon-go-to-the-polls?” That was what I assumed would be the first and last time Pokémon GO and the 2016 election would intersect, when Hillary Clint..
When my trusty TiVo Mini disconnected from my home WiFi for the third time in the same evening, rendering my bedroom TV completely useless, I knew it was time to upgrade. This was ..
Following the Great Recession, U.S. companies flocked to downtown areas to take advantage of lower rents and young employees in the urban core. But with rents now ri..
Gartner’s at it again. Every year it predicts what the next year (and beyond) in technology will look like. They’re not always right, of course, but their job is to identify broad ..
CVS has watched its front-of-store retail sales fall all year amid shopper traffic declines and heightened competition from discounters like Wal-Mart to online giant Amazon. They’r..
When 21st Century Fox and Comcast agreed to spend $1 billion for the U.S. broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in 2011, it probably seemed like a helluva good dea..
LTO is the largest volume magnetic tape. Magnetic tape is mostly used in cold storage archive and backup applications because of the latency in bringing tapes to tape drives in ord..
Chief Supply Chain Officers are still a fairly new phenomenon. Compared to more established C-level roles such as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, the idea of..
Two-way radios can be one of the most effective communications tools, especially for anyone needing short-range talk capabilities. Often, they are far more convenient than cellular..
Digital copies of movies have always been more trouble than they’re worth. Finding the code in a Blu-Ray copy of a favorite film always led to hassle. Each studio seemingly had its..
(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer..
Wall Street endlessly gushes about retirement. Its TV commercials show how wonderful life will be in our golden years — when we are old, yet still healthy and wealthy enough to go ..
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) popped to the upside on Monday as the company touted new online retail initiatives to compete with (AMZN). Wal-Mart management presented a long-ter..
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump pose for photographs at the White House October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. The United States, Canada and Mexico are current..
For several years now, companies big and small have been touting digital transformation as the end-all to staying competitive. In fact, back in 2014, 88% of companies surveyed by t..
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: The famous Coke billboard in King's Cross is pictured with a new message in support of same --- marriage on September 23, 2017 in Sydney, Au..
With 6,300 stores shutting down this year, shopping appears to have moved from traditional brick-and-mortar retail to digital channels like ecommerce. But, perhaps things aren’t ch..
Just like new roads create traffic because people choose to drive to destinations they had previously considered too distant (a phenomenon known as “induced traffic”), advances in ..
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an Android phablet smartphone that was unveiled on August 23, 2017, and released about three weeks later. Samsung skipped the name "Note 6" and th..
As a part-time yoga teacher, the headline in my hard copy of the Wall Street Journal’s “Off Duty” section last weekend grabbed my attention: “Wired to Work Out.” It came with a nea..
If you are a professional marketer, you understand that throwing all of your resources at a new, trendy social network as soon as it comes on the market is a bad investment. I..
The ----for-tat competition between Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant encompasses both hardware and software enhancements. Following Google’s --- of new hardware devices to m..
Buble, wipeout, insane idea, whatever you want to name it, you can. Bitcoin broke above its previous high of $5000 and it is up 5.26% today. The reality is that investors support t..
Signage for Ant Financial Services Group's Alipay, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., is displayed at a cashier counter inside a Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. store in..
Matches like the Milan derby - set for this weekend - have helped push the overseas rights fee for Serie A to a record level.  (Photo credit  GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Im..
As we know, the broad stock market indices have been resilient all year. And that strength, in large part, can be credited to a small group of stocks. Among that group, the blue ch..
Many job seekers care deeply about having brand-name companies on their resume, and this urge often surfaces in college, when students begin recruiting for internships. Among the t..
Even though there are a slew of opportunities made available by the internet, it’s never been harder for Millennials to become entrepreneurs. In fact fewer than 2% of Millennials c..
Amazon mp3: NA | Amazon 5 CDs: $43 | ArkivMusic: $12 | Qobuz download: £17 | iTunes mp3: NA The famous conductor Hans von Bülow, slight..
With online grocery shopping rising at a phenomenal pace, PepsiCo is placing a big bet on the online channel. The company is making an increasing effort to address the growth oppor..
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 26-year-olds are the customers whom retailers are really eager to attract. Why? Because they are the single biggest age cohort in the..
IN THE CORNER of a packed conference room in Box headquarters in Redwood City, Aaron Levie is coiled on top of mini fridge. A little taller than the conference table in front of hi..
Ernest Hemingway was known for his stories about a lost generation, bullfighting, and big game hunting, but one does not generally associate Hemingway with ideas of innovation and ..
Senior Coordniating Producer for ESPN's NFL studio shows Seth Markman, Sunday NFL Countdown Host Sam Ponder and Former NFL coach & ESPN analyst Rex Ryan of "ESPN's Sunday's NFL..
Anyone who flies often has one item that they'll say they absolutely cannot go without. It may be something as simple as a neck pillow; or  it could be an iPad stuffed wi..
One of Amazon’s most important (and under-rated) innovations is its HR innovation. Jeff Bezos’ Two Pizza Rule is an incredibly important innovation and is the future of c..
I own an Amazon kindle e-reader, but my preferred device for reading e-books has long been a Kobo. Why? Besides support for the more open ePub digital book format, the previous sev..
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Those businesses that have recently made the wrong kind of headlines may disagree. Reports of harassment and internal cultures base..
When Amazon introduced the Kindle Oasis last year, I was convinced that it was the ultimate Kindle and that they need not introduce anything else. I was wrong. Announced today, Ama..
The Eagle has landed on a new reward program, and it’s got omnivore tendencies. That’s the takeaway from the newly re-launched loyalty program by Giant Eagle, a supermarket chain w..
With a mass exodus of senior leadership, companies are finding it more and more difficult to find the right CEO. A recent Stanford study revealed that less than four executive..
Suddenly, conservative Walmart management predicts that next year on-line sales will jump 40%. They are estimated to increase another 40% in fiscal 2019. As a result of this news, ..
The Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area is putting together a proposal to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters. And it’s not alone; over 50 other cities are reportedly crafting ..
What does GE do?  I have been asked that question many times over the past few days as GE shares have fallen to four-year lows.  As an income investor I expect those ques..
Along with the rise of online shopping has come the controversial use of customer data for marketing purposes and its potentially harmful impact on privacy. Technologies today allo..
The drone industry is thriving across hardware and software, but the gap between major manufacturers is widening. China-based DJI, the leader in drone manufacturing, represents 72%..