Funding Options For Thriving Ecommerce Businesses

Cash flow is the lifeblood of business. According to Fundera, 29% of businesses fail because they run out of capital. The problem with revenue is that it can be massaged by accounting gimmicks. However, no one can BS cash flow. (That is, without blatantly lying about it.) Ecommerce startups are thriving during the pandemic as […]

‘Come As You Are:’ Nirvana Classics Reimagined With A Trans Twist

Hitmaker and prolific music producer Jonathan Hay’s latest project is unlike anything he’s done before: A cover album featuring 13 classic songs by the so-called “‘grunge rock” band of the 1990s, Nirvana, reinterpreted with a bass-heavy, electronic “House Techno” beat. But as wild as that sounds, there’s more: some of the vocals belong to a […]

Cricket’s ODI World Cup Set To Increase To 14 Teams In A ‘Compromise’

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to increase the men’s 50-over World Cups post 2023 to 14 teams in a “compromise” amid widespread support amongst powerbrokers for even more countries to be part of the sport’s flagship tournament. Cricket’s ‘global’ event featured a measly 10 teams at the 2019 World Cup in the U.K. […]

Zynga Buys Chartboost To Drive Online Ads, Reports Record Quarterly Revenue

Mobile game publisher Zynga ZNGA said it would buy mobile ad and monetization platform Chartboost for $250 million in a bid to diversify its revenue base amid major changes in Apple AAPL ad rules. The company also reported record first quarter revenues and bookings, and raised its full-year guidance. In a letter to investors, the […]

AEW Blood And Guts Results: Winners, News And Notes On May 5, 2021

AEW Dynamite advertised a Blood and Guts television special featuring a War Games-style match between The Inner Circle and The Parley. Blood and Guts is expected to take up much of the second hour. Dynamite also advertised Cody Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa vs. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston, Rhodes vs. QT Marshall, Britt Baker […]

Biden Defends Plans to Tax the Rich

“We’re not going to deprive any of these executives of their second or third home, travel privately by jet,” the president said at the White House. #styln-signup .styln-signup-wrapper { max-width: calc(100% – 40px); width: 600px; margin: 20px auto; padding-bottom: 20px; border-bottom: 1px solid #e2e2e2; } WASHINGTON — President Biden delivered a clear and punchy message […]

Telemundo Launches New Studios To Develop Streaming Content For Latino Audiences

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is launching a new unit exclusively dedicated to developing and producing premium original scripted content for VOD streaming. The company says Telemundo Streaming Studios will address the growing demand of Latino audiences in the U.S., as well as expand international licensing opportunities. “Latinos are pacesetters of cultural and technological change,” says Beau Ferrari, Chairman, NBCUniversal […]

CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Donald Trump Is Like A Snake In Search Of A Sewer’

CNN anchor Jim Acosta described former President Donald Trump as “a snake in search of a sewer” in an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday evening. Discussing a decision by Facebook’s oversight board to uphold Mr. Trump’s suspension from using the social media platform, Acosta said “I talked to a longtime Trump advisor who said […]

Quantum Technology: Cutting The Supply Chain Knot

It seems in ancient Greece there was a man named Gordias, who devised a rope knot so large and complicated no one could untangle it. The claim was that the person who could undo the Gordian knot would become master of Asia. Then Alexander the Great showed up and with one swift sure stroke of his sword, […]

ICM, A Top Hollywood Talent Agency, Subject Of L.A. Times Report On Sexual Harassment, Bullying And Hostile Workplace Accusations

Only weeks after The Hollywood Reporter outlined several episodes of workplace abuse and bullying by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT) winner Scott Rudin, another major entertainment industry scandal has broken. Hollywood’s local paper, The L.A. Times, relying on accounts provided by past and present ICM employees, published a scathing series of accusations, all of […]

Every Song On NU’EST’s New Album Is Now A Top 40 Hit In Korea

NU’EST might not have secured another No. 1 on the Gaon Albums chart in their home country this week, but that doesn’t mean the vocal group doesn’t still have plenty of reason to celebrate. In fact, looking at another important list, it appears the South Korean boy band has exactly 10 very special reasons to […]

Mars unveils 'world's largest' coral reef restoration programme

Cat food brand Sheba has set its sights on restoring more than 185,000 square metres of coral reefs around the world by 2029, as part of a 10-year investment initiative announced yesterday in partnership with US environmental group The Nature Conservancy. The Mars-owned brand claims the coral restoration programme is the world’s largest to date, […]

Top brands concoct plan to 'green' the chemicals used in everyday goods

Companies across the consumer goods supply chain have this week teamed up to investigate how polymers in liquid formulations (PLFs) – the widely used chemicals found in shampoo, paint, adhesives, fertilisers, lubricants, and cosmetics – can be made more sustainable. Consumer goods giant Unilever, chemicals companies Afton Chemical and Scott Bader, and Crown Paints have […]

BP and Pure Planet plot app to help manage home energy and EV use

BP has teamed up with green energy supplier Pure Planet to launch a new digital service they claim will enable customers to control their home energy, electric vehicles (EVs), batteries, smart heating, solar power and carbon offsetting from a single smart phone app. The two firms plan to launch the smart home energy control service […]

Cheney Says GOP Embrace Of Trump Puts Fundraising Ahead Of National Interest

Topline With her days in the House Republican leadership numbered, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the chair of the House Republican conference, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post on Wednesday blasting Republicans for embracing former President Donald Trump and urging them to “steer away” from him. Key Facts Cheney, noting that the election results Trump […]

Biden Decision To Back Waiving Patents For Covid Vaccines Sparks Industry Backlash

The U.S. is typically the staunchest defender of intellectual property rights on the international stage, so it was something of a shock when the Biden Administration on Wednesday announced its support for waiving patents on Covid-19 vaccines. “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures,” […]

Fox Earnings: Fox Acquires OutKick as Profits Jump

Fox News, the cable news giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, kept its parent company flush in the first three months of the year, notching a slight gain in profit and sales despite a drop in viewers. Altogether, Fox Corporation beat Wall Street expectations with a sevenfold increase in profit to $567 million and a 6.5 […]

Real World AI: A Great Guide For Managers

AI books are usually extremely technical—filled with Python and mathematical equations—or too general, without enough actionable insights. But a new book called Real World AI: A Practical Guide for Responsible Machine Learning does not fall within either category. Then again, the authors include Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, who is a director of product at Blue Shield […]

Top 4 Team Chat Apps in 2021

Featured image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay  When it comes to communicating efficiently in the workplace in 2021, it is essential for businesses to rely on one of several team chat apps. To help you determine which app is right for your company, we offer the following guide. RELATED ARTICLE: COLLABORATIVE TEAMS: 7 KEY BENEFITS FOR YOUR COMPANY […]

Fed Officials Tamp Down Overheating Concerns

Markets gyrated this week on concern that the Federal Reserve may lift rates earlier. But its policymakers stuck with their patient script on Wednesday. #styln-signup .styln-signup-wrapper { max-width: calc(100% – 40px); width: 600px; margin: 20px auto; padding-bottom: 20px; border-bottom: 1px solid #e2e2e2; } Inflation jitters are popping up in earnings call chatter, spooking investors and […]

CureVac Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World

The German company CureVac hopes its RNA vaccine will rival those made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. It could be ready next month. In early 2020, dozens of scientific teams scrambled to make a vaccine for Covid-19. Some chose tried-and-true techniques, such as making vaccines from killed viruses. But a handful of companies bet on a […]

Nick Clegg Steers Facebook's Trump Decision

When Facebook barred President Donald J. Trump from its service in January, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, defended the decision in a Facebook post the morning after the siege of the Capitol. But the first draft was written the night before by Nick Clegg, a former British deputy prime minister who leads the company’s public […]

How A Leading B Corp Supports Systems Change To Help Create A Better World

Many development models rush to answer the question, “How can we eradicate poverty?” without first asking, “Why does this poverty exist?” Focusing only on the first question has led to the common aid mishaps we hear about: villages with a brand new schools but no ability to employ teachers, broken water systems that none of […]

What Is the Facebook Oversight Board?

The panel of about 20 people, including academics and political leaders, upheld the company’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump. An independent panel called the Facebook Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld Facebook’s ban on former President Donald J. Trump, but said the company must review its decision to impose an indefinite suspension. The company […]

Trump Ban From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

A company-appointed panel ruled that the ban was justified at the time but added that the company should reassess its action and make a final decision in six months. SAN FRANCISCO — A Facebook-appointed panel of journalists, activists and lawyers on Wednesday upheld the social network’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump, ending any […]

Yellow Brings The Most Green: Colors That Boost A Vehicle’s Resale Value

It seems we’ve become a nation of grayscale-colored cars, trucks, and SUVs. According to Kelley Blue Book, black, white, gray, and silver paint jobs have dominated new-vehicle exteriors in the U.S. for over a decade. Sure, there are exceptions—BASF’s 2020-2021 Automotive Color Trends Report predicts the next hot hues will be a grey-like Dark Seltzer, a […]

Broadway Shows Will Be Back September 14, Cuomo Says

Topline Broadway will reopen in September at full capacity and tickets for shows will go on sale this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday, bringing the theater district’s closure to an end after more than a year. Key Facts The Broadway League confirmed Cuomo’s announcement in a statement Wednesday though not the September 14 date, […]

Republicans Blast Facebook Panel’s Decision as ‘Disgraceful’: Live Updates

Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, tweeted that the board’s decision was “disgraceful.”Pool photo by Bill Clark Lawmakers lashed out at the Facebook Oversight Board’s ruling on Wednesday to uphold the social network’s ban on former President Donald J. Trump, at least for now. Driving the discontent was that the Oversight Board, a quasi-court that […]

Judge Overturns CDC’s Nationwide Eviction Moratorium

Topline A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a nationwide halt on evictions ordered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year to protect millions of renters at risk amid the pandemic.  Key Facts U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich tossed the CDC’s moratorium, arguing the agency had exceeded its authority with the temporary […]

Deloitte Report: Digital Media Activities Vary By Generation Age Group

Last month Deloitte released its 15th annual Digital Media Trends Report. The report is based on the online responses of 2,009 U.S. consumers that took place in February 2021. The responses were weighted to reflect the population. As in previous surveys, Deloitte broke out the respondents into age groups or “generations”. Generation Z    (born between 1997 […]

This Immigrant Entrepreneur Turned Door-To-Door Sales Into A $20M Subscription Business

An immigrant from Colombia, Juan Palacio arrived in Miami at the age of 25 with a heavy accent and limited knowledge of English. Undeterred, he began selling flowers to hotels door-to-door, eventually starting a couple companies, including his most recent, BloomsyBox.com. A subscription service, BloomsyBox sends its customers fresh flowers from fair-trade, sustainable farms. Subscribers […]

PepsiCo’s New Soulboost Sparkling Waters Are Designed To Enhance Your Mood

In a bid to compete with a growing number of mood-enhancing beverages, PepsiCo PEP has rolled out a new line of sparkling waters that are intended to support mental focus and relaxation. Called Soulboost, the new drinks blend a splash of fruit juice with carbonated water and adaptogens like L-theanine and Panax ginseng. Available online […]

Emissions Cuts Could Drop the Impact of Melting Ice on Oceans by Half

A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100. Scientists on Wednesday reported another reason the world should sharply rein in global warming: doing so would likely cut in half the current projected amount of […]

Pluto TV Latino Expands And Rebrands To Pluto TV En Español

Pluto TV picked Cinco de Mayo to unveil an expanded and rebranded category for its Spanish-language offerings targeting U.S. Hispanics. The free, ad-supported streaming television service, owned by ViacomCBS,  unveiled Pluto TV en español – a rebrand from Pluto TV Latino, a niche category launched on the OTT platform in 2019. At the time, it started with […]

Shopping for Sofas, Hot Tubs or Espresso Equipment? Have Patience.

As Americans with disposable income start shopping again, an odd assortment of products like espresso equipment, sofas and natural deodorant have become sudden hot properties. The definition of a luxury problem, according to Olivia Kraus, a lawyer in Mount Vernon, N.Y., is the inability to buy something expensive that one can afford. As such, she […]

Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and a Child’s Death

The chief executive of Peloton said the company “made a mistake” by initially resisting a U.S. safety agency’s warning about the devices last month. Peloton is recalling its Tread+ and Tread treadmills, the at-home fitness company said on Wednesday, less than a month after it fought the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as it warned […]

Lawmakers slam Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to uphold Trump ban.

Lawmakers lashed out at the Facebook Oversight Board’s ruling on Wednesday to uphold the social network’s ban on former President Donald J. Trump, at least for now. Driving the discontent was that the Oversight Board, a quasi-court that confers over some of Facebook’s content decisions, did not make a black-and-white decision about the case. Mr. […]