April 12, 2017

Tesla’s High or Red Tide, Rental Real Estate Sink or Swim Call, Vizio and Vanity Fair Cancel Parties, Magic Leap Buys FuzzyCube Software

Good Wednesday Morning. BlackBerry might be back. The company was awarded $814.9 million in an arbitration dispute with Qualcomm. Trading halted first thing this morning.  ...
April 11, 2017

United CEO Munoz’s Midnight Letter, Shoney’s and Whole Foods Bar, Story Stocks Sell High

Good Tuesday Morning,    Daylight – Do you remember the clips of car wrecks in Driver’s Ed to scare teenagers to drive straight? United Airlines now...
April 10, 2017

Delta’s Joint Venture is Not with Customers, FDA Approves 23andMe, Spotify Skips Roadshow and Francisco Loads Up on R2Net

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – “Things got out of control” is how the Delta’s CEO described the near customer civil disobedience in the aftermath of...
April 7, 2017

Car Sales Crashing, Subprime Car Loans Cry, 7-Eleven Expansion, Patent Trolls in Texas

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – Cars sales in March took a dive, and we wanted to know – like yesterday – is this downward spiral...
April 6, 2017

Yik Yak Yard Sale, McAfee Back as Johnny Depp, Kicklighter PR, Magnolia Medical Blossom

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Startups for Sale or Rent – Here is the Yik Yak shutdown news: Sequoia Capital is out on the street,...
April 6, 2017

Panera’s Pie in the Sky Sale, Spotify Spots Artists’ Paid Tiers, Slackline Full-Fledged Sport and Solvati Says I DO

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – The owner of Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Keurig Green Mountain and Krispy Kreme has closed the deal and...
April 4, 2017

Culture Index, Panera Up for Sale, Ronco Brands Files for Mini IPO

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Loaded with algorithms, collaborative data and 29 years of scientific research, the graph below shows who we are looking to...
April 4, 2017

Searching for a Pot of Gold, Seattle’s Silver Bullet, Cloudera Files S-1

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – The hottest item in Seattle this morning is not coffee, but a ticket to attend Amazon’s Seattle HQs for a...
March 29, 2017

The Robots are Coming, Darden Swallows Up Cheddar’s, Spotify Scientists New Hires, Funnel Mistakes

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – The Robots are Coming – Investment Giant BlackRock laid out an explicit and ambitious plan yesterday to consolidate a large...
March 28, 2017

Deal Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones, Raiders Move and Silver Lake Selling Spree

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Evo Payments International, an Atlanta-based payments processor, is considering an offer on the table that values the company close to...
March 28, 2017

WeatherGate, Accenture Buys First Annapolis Consulting, Ole Man Webster Learns Social Media Magic and Web Boats

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Pro Forma Weather – Big Scoop Submarined All Weekend Long – Widespread TV weathermen collusion with station executives to hype...
March 24, 2017

Coke CMO Out, Sneaky Deals In, WSJ Spotlights AMPS and Twice in a Lifetime

Good Friday Morning,    Daylight – Twice in a Lifetime – I am giddy this morning because until yesterday, I had only been swept off my...
March 23, 2017

HotelTonight Raises $37 Million, James Cash Penney Advice, and Ray a Rock for R. Thomas Legacy Award

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Wednesday showed the rainbow comes and goes on Wall Street. It looked like we’re staring down the barrel of a...
March 22, 2017

Walmart Buys Frankenstein, TPG Scraps IPO, FBI Finds Tom Brady Jersey in Mexico, Uber’s Bad Hire from the Start, Blueberry Hell

Good Wednesday Morning   Daylight – Walmart has gone Frankenstein, trying to be the new evil genius of retail. It is tired of losing to Amazon,...
March 20, 2017

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Sells Off Chocolate Brand, Oxford Comma Costs $10 Million, Member Catches Bluebird

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Today is officially the first day of spring for 2017, and we still feel the business bounce strong. Here is...
March 20, 2017

Double Agents Hack Yahoo, Citrix’s Not So Silent Sale, All-Stock Deal is Russian Roulette

Good Thursday Morning. Yesterday, political and business news intersected to produce far-flung outcomes. Results exceeded rhetoric.   Daylight – Two Russian intelligence agents directed a criminal...
March 16, 2017

Needless Markup Sinks, HBR Shrinks and CrowdTangle Shows, California Cracker Barrel Buzz

Good Wednesday Morning,    Daylight – Snow, sleet and ice slammed the eastern United States, but New York City escaped the worst of it, receiving four to...
March 16, 2017

Snow White Opportunity, Roam Fast and Steady, Gummy Marketing and Classy Mistakes in Mass Market

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Things got interesting last night on the East Coast, especially the New York area, where a nor’easter storm will cancel...