Morning Report

June 25, 2019

The Slack Backlash, San Francisco’s Challenges, and FedEx Slashes Prices

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. POLICY Ravelry, the “Facebook of knitting,” has banned positive references to Donald Trump from...
June 24, 2019

Shopify Offers Fulfillment, Amazon Tolerates Counterfeiters, and Delivery Services Squeeze Restaurants

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. INNOVATION Lonnie Johnson, the rocket scientist (and longtime Oxford member) who invented the Super...
June 21, 2019

Can Smartphones Give You Horns? Would You Stay at a ‘Tacoasis’? And How Google Profits From Fake Listings

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Google is profiting from millions of fake listings on Google Maps: “The repairman...
June 20, 2019

Big Gay Ice Cream Celebrates, the Next Marijuana, and How the Trade Wars Are Making the World Riskier

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. GOING PUBLIC Slack goes public today but not with an IPO; instead, the company...
June 19, 2019

Virtual Influencers, Why Libra Won’t Fail, and How a Parents’ Benefits Company Became Unfriendly for Parents

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING The newest trend for Instagram influencers? They don’t have to be human: “Why...
June 18, 2019

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Nuro’s Delivery Robots, and the Clever Pricing Psychology of Amazon Go

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. CRYPTOCURRENCY Facebook has announced its plan to create an alternative financial system: “The effort,...
June 17, 2019

Don’t Let VCs Run Your Business, a Platform for Black Entrepreneurs, and Alex Ohanian Campaigns For Paternity Leave

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June 14, 2019

Spotify’s Mood Targeting, Wellness Pop-Ups Invade SoHo, and Why One in Three Entrepreneurs Experience Depression

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June 13, 2019

Yelp’s Competition, Walmart’s Secret Weapon, and Crowdsourcing Employee Ideas

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANAGEMENT Rather than developing ideas through a traditional R&D model, some companies are taking...
June 12, 2019

Customer-Acquisition Costs Rise, Amazon Gives Up on Food Delivery, and Millennials Invest in Causes

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report and had this to say...
June 11, 2019

Hiring Older Workers, Buying an Entire Mall for $10, and Cricket-Based Dog Food

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. POLICY A lot of business owners are making the case that the Big Tech...
June 10, 2019

Why the South Is Falling Behind, Why Millennials Are Renting Everything, and How One Owner Fought Back Against Yelp

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE ECONOMY The Wall Street Journal reports that the South is falling behind despite...