Apple Puts Key Contractor on Probation Over Labor Abuses in China

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Description: The technology giant said it had suspended future business with the iPhone assembler Pegatron pending corrective actions. The Taiwanese manufacturer broke rules limiting student employee work hours. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/business/apple-china-pegatron.html Questions for discussion: What is the potential damage to Apple branding due to this story? How should Apple management… Read more »

Pizza Hut to launch Beyond Meat sausage topping in the U.S.

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Description: Pizza Hut is adding Beyond Meat’s meat-free sausage to its U.S. menu. Starting Tuesday, customers of the Yum Brands pizza chain can order the Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza or the Great Beyond Pizza. The main source of protein in Beyond’s meatless sausage is from peas, rather than animals. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/10/pizza-hut-to-launch-beyond-meat-sausage-topping-in-the-us.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

E-commerce growth will continue long after we have a vaccine: Shopify president

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Description: Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss how the company has navigated COVID-19, and how more businesses are jumping on the platform. He says that when it comes to retail, the pandemic has accelerated a change we have all been anticipating for a while now. The Canadian tech darling saw revenue… Read more »

Lyft Co-founder on food delivery opportunities, future of ridesharing

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Description: Lyft Co-founder John Zimmer joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Myles Udland, and Julie Hyman to discuss how the ride sharing company is faring amid COVID-19. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 12, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/lyft-co-founder-food-delivery-153323158.html Questions for discussion: How well is Lyft managing during this time of covid? What are the ways Lyft… Read more »

Beyonce, Peloton strike multiyear content partnership, sending bike maker’s shares higher

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Description: The bike maker Peloton announced Tuesday morning a multiyear partnership with singer-songwriter Beyonce to produce exclusive content with her music for its streamed workout classes. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/10/beyonce-and-peloton-in-multiyear-content-deal.html Questions for discussion: Explain the fit between these two brands. Why has the stock done so well? What further advice… Read more »

The Capital of Sprawl Gets a Radically Car-Free Neighborhood

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Description: On an empty lot near Phoenix, perhaps the most auto-addicted city in America, a start-up is betting $170 million on a more walkable future. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 31, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/31/business/culdesac-tempe-phoenix-sprawl.html Questions for discussion: What do you think of this concept? Who do you think would be attracted to this style of living?… Read more »

Adoption of Communication and Collaboration Tools Has Surged

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Description: Roughly 69.0% of US companies with over 100 employees will use communication and collaboration tools this year, according to our estimates. That’s an increase of 15 percentage points from 2019, when 54.0% of such companies utilized these tools. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Nov 02, 2020 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/adoption-of-communication-collaboration-tools-has-surged?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: Explain the greater increase in… Read more »

Leaving New York: High earners in finance and tech explain why they left the ‘world’s greatest city’

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Description: Brenan Hefner is one of thousands of high earners who’ve left New York this year, an exodus that is deepening concerns over a projected $9 billion budget shortfall. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 31, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/31/why-high-earners-in-finance-and-tech-left-new-york-city.html Questions for discussion: Why are some people leaving New York city, according to the report? How has Covid19… Read more »

Canada Goose Sales Beat With Mainland China Back to Growth

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Description: Parka maker Canada Goose Holdings Inc. posted better-than-expected revenue, showing the pandemic slump is easing just in time for the crucial winter period. “This is a strong backdrop as we head into peak Canada Goose season,” Chief Executive Officer Dani Reiss said in a statemen Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 05, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-05/canada-goose-revenue-beats-with-mainland-china-back-to-growth Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Increased Screen Time for Children and Teens Is Likely Here to Stay

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Description: The screen-time wars are over in many households, with parents having surrendered en masse. In a period when large numbers of parents and school kids are stuck at home with one another, this is one battle many parents choose to forego, at least for now. Source: eMarketers.com Date: Nov 04, 2020 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/increased-screen-time-children-teens-likely-here-stay?ecid=NL1001 Questions… Read more »