Description: Cinema stocks jumped Thursday after a report said Apple plans to spend $1 billion a year on theatrical film releases. The investment is part of the tech company’s efforts to raise its profile in Hollywood and lure subscribers to its streaming service, Apple TV+, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 23,2023… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Part 5 Managing Technology and Information
TikTok commands the attention of 150 million American users. That’s its best defense yet against Biden’s threat of a ban.
Description: TikTok officially has 150 million monthly active users in the US, the company confirmed this week. That means any effort to ban it could face stiff resistance after the app has become part of the routine of 45% of the country. Source: BusinessInsider.com Date: Mar 21, 2023 Link: https://www.businessinsider.com/tiktok-150-million-us-users-facebook-meta-ban-biden-china-2023-3 Questions for discussion: What are the issues surrounding TikTok… Read more »
What Does the Banking Crisis Mean for Startups and Small Business Owners?
Description: Author, CPA and business owner Gene Marks break down everything entrepreneurs need to know about the impact of the SVB collapse. Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2023 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/what-does-the-banking-crisis-mean-for-small-business-owners/447997 Questions for discussion: What does Gene Marks have to say about the banking crisis? How should small businesses be dealing with the… Read more »
T-Mobile buys Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile in a $1.35 billion deal
Description:The telecommunications giant T-Mobile announced it’s buying the budget cell service provider Mint Mobile — best known for its ads with actor and part-owner Ryan Reynolds. The cash-and-stock deal, which includes two other brands, is worth $1.35 billion. Source: NPR.org Date: Mar 15, 2023 Link: https://www.npr.org/2023/03/15/1163743380/t-mobile-buys-mint-mobile-ryan-reynolds Questions for discussion: Is this a good deal for both… Read more »
How Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse could compound a marketing slowdown
Description: Funding prospects for martech and ad-tech startups could dry up, along with media spend that’s already been on a steady downward trajectory. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Mar 14, 2023 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/silicon-valley-bank-collapse-marketing-slowdown/644925/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202023-0314%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:48762%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: What does the article say is the consequence of the bank failure? What does this teach entrepreneurs and investors about the… Read more »
Should we automate the CEO?
Description: There has been a lot of buzz about how AI might eventually replace lower-rank workers. But why not start with the highest-paid corporate executives? Source: Thehustle.co Date: Mar 11, 2023 Link: https://thehustle.co/should-we-automate-the-ceo/?utm_content=null&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Wednesday%20Email&utm_term=4ABCD Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about AI in the work environment. How have salaries changed over time? What do… Read more »
Netflix: Investors ‘too pessimistic’ about paid account sharing, analyst says
Description: Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co Managing Director – Head of Internet Research, joins Yahoo Finance Live to talk about Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown and the outlook for the company’s stock. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Mar 14, 2023 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/netflix-investors-too-pessimistic-paid-204758846.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Why does Jason Helfstein think Netflix will succeed with its tier… Read more »
A Colorado Ski Area With No Lift Lines? This One Has No Lifts at All.
Description: At Bluebird Backcountry, you can feel the thrill of making fresh tracks without the constant fear of avalanches. And you can bring your dog. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 10, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/10/travel/colorado-backcountry-skiing.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the approach taken to explore the concept and then establish the alternative ski experience? How is this a… Read more »
Allbirds stock plunges after company admits missteps, unveils new strategy
Description: Footwear retailer Allbirds on Thursday unveiled a broad overhaul of its strategy and an executive shake-up after failing to post year-over-year quarterly sales growth for the first time in its history. Source: CNBC.com – video reports Date: Mar 09, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/09/allbirds-bird-q4-earnings-2022.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Explain the drop is share value? How much was this due… Read more »
Biden’s Semiconductor Plan Flexes the Power of the Federal Government
Description: In return for vast subsidies, the Biden administration is asking the chip industry to make promises about its workers and finances. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 27, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/27/us/politics/chips-act-biden-commerce-department.html Questions for discussion: How is government influencing the semiconductor industry? What are the social and political goals tied to the financial assistance to firms that… Read more »