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A Tale Of Two Netflix: Has The Streaming Giant Bounced Back After Qwikster?

Wall Street thought Reed Hastings was an idiot. Now Wall Street thinks Reed Hastings is a genius. Does Wall Street know anything about Netflix?<p>In the fall of 2011, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s Jason Sudeikis skewered Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In one skit, Sudeikis-as-Hastings announces 17 possible name …

7000 for the FTSE 100 by year end?

Diary of a Private Investor: James Bartholomew on why he is feeling bullish - and the reasons behind his latest buys and sells.<p>Have we been shaken? Has our confidence been knocked about? The FTSE 100 index dived from 6840 on May 22 to 6029 only a month later. I have to admit, there were a few gulps …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

As Bitcoin's dollar exchange volume slips, the virtual currency's value continues to fall

The price of Bitcoin is slipping, corresponding to a decline in its exchange volume to dollars, and a decidedly negative operating margin for those working to ‘mine’ the currency. Currently, Bitcoin trades for roughly $73.<p>The dizzying assent of Bitcoin was followed by a predictable fall. What would …

Western Governors University: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasGamers are becoming a powerful source of philanthropic donations<p>IdeasWhat if economic growth isn’t as positive as you think?<p>IdeasThis company pioneered a new business structure to preserve its mission<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentFCC chairman Ajit Pai has “serious concerns” over Sinclair …

SodaStream: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Tencent: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Tencent’s WeChat messaging app is so popular that it has more users than there are smartphones in China. It has 980 million active monthly users as of January 2018. (Some people have multiple accounts, and some users are outside the country.) That’s because the app is far more than just a social …

Apple: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

For a company slagged for not having had a hit since the iPad in 2010, Apple had a notable 2017: Its wireless AirPods became ubiquitous around the country; the Apple Watch Series 3 is a bestseller; developers embraced ARKit, its AR framework; and even skeptics were blown away by the iPhone X. Apple …

Airbnb: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Airbnb is an American home rental platform based in San Francisco that lets people list, find, and rent short-term lodging in 65,000 cities and more than 191 countries across the globe. Founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, it has done more than any other company to …

Google: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

When Google CEO Larry Page created a new holding company called Alphabet in 2015, initiatives such as self-driving cars and health tech got divvied up into new companies, and Google became an Alphabet division with a sharper focus on internet services and software. Today’s Google, now led by CEO …

Pinterest: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Pinterest is an online pin board of visual inspiration founded in 2009 by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, and Paul Sciarra. Covering everything from travel to home renovation projects, it is a unique social platform that gives its users a place to express what they want in the future. Every idea is …

Sproxil: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasThis company pioneered a new business structure to preserve its mission<p>IdeasAnonymous donors are dismantling Confederate statues<p>IdeasThis brand lets you help save the U.S. national parks<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentThere’s one Blockbuster left . . . and it’s the saddest place in …

Uber: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Uber Technologies is an American app-based transportation platform headquartered in San Francisco, California. Launched in 2010, Uber may be best known for pioneering the ride-hailing business, but the $68 billion company has much broader ambitions. In 2016, it acquired Silicon Valley startup Otto …

Splunk: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasThis company pioneered a new business structure to preserve its mission<p>IdeasAnonymous donors are dismantling Confederate statues<p>IdeasThis brand lets you help save the U.S. national parks<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentThere’s one Blockbuster left . . . and it’s the saddest place in …

Square: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

NewsJack Dorsey says Walmart and McDonald’s are top merchants on Square’s Cash App<p>TechnologySquare Integrates With Caviar, Launches New Restaurant Point-Of-SaleAfter launching Square for Retail last spring, the payments company is tackling a new vertical.<p>NewsDoes Square’s Weebly acquisition put it …

Amazon: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Amazon is a cloud computing giant and the largest American e-commerce company. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos.<p>Originally known for selling books through its website (and later digital versions via its Kindle e-reader), Amazon has built up a customer service, inventory, and shipping empire …

Jobs Keep Growing. How Soon Should The Fed Stop Helping?

The latest employment report is encouraging to many economists because the stronger job growth doesn't appear to be just a one-month blip. But some worry that it's so strong the Federal Reserve may pull back efforts to boost the economy.<p>The Labor Department's newest data released Friday shows the …

Why People Think Inflation Has Soared, And That The Cost Of Bread Is Spiraling Higher

There was an incident recently where conservative commenter Erick Erickson said there was a bunch of inflation, only to get smacked down by Paul Krugman, who rebutted him with actual facts.<p>So why do people insist that there's so much inflation?<p>Probably because they have no idea what it is.<p>Scott …

Economics

Google reportedly paid Adblock Plus not to block its ads

Google has reportedly paid the makers of Adblock Plus, the single most popular browser extension on Chrome and Firefox, to look the other way when it comes to its web advertisements. According to the German news site <i>Horizont</i>, Google and other unnamed companies are paying to be included on a …

Illnesses prompt wide Whole Foods cheese recall

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Samsung's Response To Android May Have Hit A Snag

The mighty Samsung looked in trouble today after releasing disappointing second-quarter forecasts, record numbers that nevertheless fell below most analysts’ expectations. The trouble comes from selling expensive, high-margin smartphones in developed countries; at least half the population in the …

Cheesecake Factory Rising To New Highs

<b>The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE)</b> has flexed its technical muscle in recent months, gaining roughly 31% year-to-date, and outpacing the broader S&P 500 Index (SPX) by more than 9 percentage points during the last 60 sessions. What’s more, CAKE reached a new multi-year high of $43.19 right out of the …

Hulu bidding war reportedly ends, with AT&T and Peter Chernin submitting a joint bid

The fate of Hulu has been uncertain for months as a behind-the-scenes bidding war has run its course, with companies including DirecTV reportedly offering over $1 billion for the video streaming company. Now, <i>Bloomberg</i>'s anonymous sources say another previously rumored bidder has submitted a final …

Wall Street worried by strong jobs growth

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