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General Motors Gets Dinged

General Motors Gets Dinged

Last week, General Motors announced it will launch a car insurance product. Hopefully the auto giant has insurance for this – the company announced yesterday it will recall seven million vehicles to replace faulty airbags. The Backstory Since 2013, over…

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Real Boy, Real Problem

Real Boy, Real Problem

In 2020, movie theaters have suffered through 101 damnations. And it’s just getting worse. According to a report from Deadline, Disney is contemplating bypassing theaters for its upcoming films Cruella (starring Emma Stone), Pinocchio (starring Tom Hanks), and Peter Pan…

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Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolate Futures

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolate Futures

New York City isn’t known for its cocoa beans. But Pennsylvania-based Hershey has taken to New York’s futures market to procure its cocoa supplies after West African nations imposed stiff premiums on their beans. From West Africa To Wall St….

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Cash Is No Longer King At The Super Bowl

Cash Is No Longer King At The Super Bowl

At the upcoming Super Bowl LV, greenbacks will no longer be an accepted method of payment. While reducing the spread of coronavirus is a plus – the real reason (as is usually the case with the NFL) is to maximize…

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The Shack’s Big Comeback

The Shack’s Big Comeback

Here’s a name you probably haven’t heard in a while. A pair of serial entrepreneurs has acquired the intellectual property and ecommerce rights to RadioShack, the 99-year old electronics retailer. Internet Radio Founded in 1921, RadioShack was once a go-to-shop…

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General Motors Goes Full Throttle Into Insurance

General Motors Goes Full Throttle Into Insurance

Flo and the gecko better keep an eye on market share. General Motors is launching a new car insurance product that will adjust rates based on a policyholder’s safe-driving habits (or lack thereof). Safety Saves GM’s insurance plans will be…

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Apple Makes a Conciliatory Move

Apple Makes a Conciliatory Move

Apple agreed yesterday to reduce its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for businesses generating less than $1 million on its platform. Apple naysayers say it was a decidedly greedy move. App Store-y Apple’s 30% commission was first introduced…

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People Are Getting Smarter During The Pandemic

People Are Getting Smarter During The Pandemic

Netflix’s Emily In Paris has apparently gotten everyone fired-up for the eventual return of international travel. Yesterday, language-learning app Duolingo announced a $35 million capital raise valuing the startup at $2.4 billion. Incroyable! Self Improvement 101 Duolingo operates a “freemium”…

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Bad Blood Shakes Up Music City

Bad Blood Shakes Up Music City

This story will be hard to shake off. Taylor Swift’s “masters,” or the underlying rights to her songs, have been sold for the second time in as many years. But there will be no windfall for Swift – the singer-songwriter…

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Twitter Had A Good Idea, Then Lost It

Twitter Had A Good Idea, Then Lost It

Social media users know there is a risk a post won’t “age well.” For example, in 2016 Felicity Huffman posed the following question to her Twitter followers: “What are your best ‘hacks’ for the back-to-school season?” Yesterday, Twitter launched its…

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