Morning Report

What you need to know one minute before daylight
March 29, 2017
Zion Park Utah Sunrise

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
Route 1 Big Sur

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
Philly Sunrise

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
Mount Whitney’s Daylight on Death Valley

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
Morning in Palm Springs, CA

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
Daylight in Winslow, Arizona

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
Peñon Peak at Sunrise, Carmel, Calif.

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
Daylight in Ireland

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
Lake Tahoe, California at Daylight

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
Hong Kong at Daylight

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...
March 13, 2017
Glendale, Arizona - Home of March Madness Final Four 2017

Hotel California Jail Cells, New Bullet Loans, Buttermilk Product Expansions Work Every Time, and Time Inc Buzzer Shot

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Three things got my attention this weekend. “LA Law” meets “Hotel California,” where you can pay Los Angeles to upgrade your jail...
March 10, 2017
Whale-Watching in the Pacific

Under the Hood of Fast Growth, No Slack at Upside and Pinterest Buys Jelly, Last Round at Airbnb

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – Restless with all the Trump commentary and wonk, wonk, wonk on the wire every day, this morning I want to...
March 9, 2017

Uber Wants #2 Who Can Do, Recruit Like the CIA, 8×8 Buys Lechat, Songwriters Want Their Pay

  Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Who’s the Smartest and Peace in the Valley – With WikiLeaks’ CIA tech patrol document dump and more coming...
March 9, 2017

WikiLeaks’s Hate Mail Stuns Silicon Valley, MeetMe Buys If(we), Wildflower Bloom and Sugar Pool

Good Wednesday Morning,     Daylight – WikiLeaks will rock both the technology and civil liberties world with its release of the so-called Vault 7 documents...
March 7, 2017

Chinese Car Brand Trumpchi Rolls Out in America, Bet on Whales This Weekend and Norwest Invests in Bailiwick

    Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Trading more like a penny stock than a multi-billion-dollar company, yesterday, Snap shares dropped like a rock, and...
March 7, 2017

Morning Deal Done, Nastygal Culture Collapses, Facebook Solicits TV Pitches, Hotels Raise the Bar

  Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – You will see later this morning GM’s signature on a final deal to sell its Opel European business to...
March 3, 2017

McDonald’s Do or Die Strategy on Delivery, Tidel Sold, Instacart Talks to Raise $400 Million

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – In a bullish and cocky presentation to investors, McDonald’s CEO, Steve Easterbrook, and his senior leadership team declared “all in”...
March 2, 2017

SnapBack, Legend One Billion YouTube Views, Nesscap Sold, PwC Pushed Under the Bus

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – After a bizarre roadshow, where its founder flew off the handle a couple of times, Snapchat made up with Wall...
March 1, 2017

Uber Founder Rated 1 By His Uber Driver, Pexco Sold, Google Revenge

  Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Confession – As much as I despair the media covering Trump wall-to-wall, I think I am in the same...
February 28, 2017

Envelopegate Wide Open, Priceline Eyes TripAdvisor, Calvin Klein Moonlight Strategy, YouTube Firehouse

  Good Tuesday Morning. This morning, it’s more like fun and run as in New Orleans, people are saying Happy Mardi Gras, but on Wall Street,...
February 27, 2017

Bonnie and Clyde Oscars Blow Up, Uberdams Break, Founder Kroc Pot, Golden Rings Launched

  Good Monday Morning to a Hollywood ending – “La La Land” won the Oscar award for best picture for about one minute before an onstage mix...
February 24, 2017

HR Rain, Airbnb Buys Tilt, Apple Relo

Good Friday Morning. When it rains, it pours – with Uber already under heavy scrutiny and taking shots left and right over its intense win at any cost...
February 23, 2017

Life Out There, Cheese Cake Splurge, Music Changer at Mill Town, Rackspace Buys Mailgun

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Why the news media is not covering this 24×7? I actually do not know, but astronomers announced yesterday they have...
February 22, 2017

Waze Collides with Uber, Snap Roadshow Strategy, Sweet Potato Pie Margins, Magic Johnson Promotion, Shane Spreads His Wings

Good Wednesday Morning, and big boy breaking news – Google announced first thing this morning it will expand its carpool service on its popular navigation app Waze,...
February 22, 2017
Entrepreneur Briefing - Post Debate

Lightning Strikes at Uber, Tinder Buys Wheel, Post Debate Pictures Galore

  Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Fast as lightning strikes and in response to former Uber employee Susan Fowler’s blog post on Sunday alleging sexual...
February 20, 2017

Capgemini Buys Idean, Adee Borrows Bees, Cattlemen Whine, Deal Storm Weekend

  Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Talk About a Long Weekend – Buffett had one for a change, as he pulled the plug Sunday morning...
February 16, 2017
Yellowstone National Park

Boats and Banks, Boiling River, Purple Hull Peas, Hive Jive

  Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Tech strikes fear in the heart of Banks and Boats – Not exactly Silicon Valley bank, but The Central...
February 15, 2017
Lava Lake, Montana

Smile Brands Buys Two Dental Companies, Bull Durham in Biz, Why Bankers Don’t Get Gates and Money Well Wasted

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Standing on the corner of Livingston, Montana is when I realized I had thrown an interception, announcing Monday I was...
February 13, 2017

Silicon Pier, Delta Hash and Friday Doubles

Good Monday Morning, “Hello.” A little pushback on Jay Z. Overexposure happens. Quite fine – as a very qualified performer, Adele runs the table at the...
February 10, 2017

Hallmark Moment at Member Three, Rejection Letter, Houghton Beats Harvard

Good Friday Morning,     Daylight – Stuff You Need to Know – A few minutes past 2 a.m. this morning, Tom Price was confirmed as...