Morning Report

May 4, 2018

Bitcoin’s Golden Pond, Best Whoop – Back on Wall St., Morning Report Blazer, Hot Pockets Cool and Birchbox Rattled

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Breaking Bad on Wall Street – Goldman Sachs is silently setting up the first Bitcoin trading operation at a Wall Street...
May 1, 2018

Wolf Bites Washington, Beware, Marriott Loads Up On Timeshares, WhatsApp W2 Blues, Visit Shark Lab and Pulse Strategy

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – A big exit shook tech yesterday when Jan Koum, founder of WhatsApp which has 1.5 billion users, walked out of Facebook...
April 30, 2018

Bob Dylan’s New Company Heaven’s Door, Courtships and Chills, STX Files IPO and Dig South Steps Up

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Took long enough – a five-year on-and-off courtship to combine 127 million customers in an all stock deal to merge market...
April 26, 2018

Ford Writes Off Cars, Starbucks’ Self-Induced Shared Values Crisis, Thiel Passes on Gawker, FB Median Salary – $240 Grand and Change

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Starbucks will report sales and revenue numbers today amid a PR crisis. Some think the company overreacted by announcing to close...
April 25, 2018

Protecting Dreamers a Win for Intelligence, Crypto Billionaire Sued by Sequoia, Halliburton Shipping Out of Venezuela and Finland Stops Cash Handouts

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – A federal judge ruled yesterday that protections for the young immigrants known as “Dreamers” must stay in place and that the...
April 24, 2018

New Riverboat Gambler, Flickr Buys SmugMug, Zelle Needs a Bell, Lunch with Linda and the Hottest Home in the Country

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – We have a new wheeler/dealer in business and it’s higher ed, as universities take a page from the car dealership playbook...
April 23, 2018

Big Boy Business Week, Ford Left the Building, Waffle House Sells Beer, fuboTV Raises $75 Million

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Big Boy business week with the five tech companies: Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Amazon will report earnings while all three...
April 18, 2018

SalesForce – My Friends Call Me Superman – Purse-Proud, People Facts Buys TRAK-1 and GKIC at Disney

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – It’s official. San Francisco now has the tallest building west of the Mississippi: the SalesForce Tower, along with a building boom...
April 17, 2018

Hedge Fund Labels Tesla the Next Enron, Musk Unloads on The Economist, Gas Station Hip is Gourmet Honey Buns, Not Gourmet Burgers

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – A big bet gone bad is a hip gas station – thinking customers would fill up their tank and go inside...
April 16, 2018

Pyrotechnical Exits and Firings, General Assembly Sells for $15.5 million, Sirius Radio Show June 24 and No Comment on Ex-Employees

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – I thought Entrepreneurs cornered the market on pyrotechnical exits and firings, but Trump/Comey raises the bar in a Tub-thump routine where...
April 13, 2018

A 180 Beauty, Wrong Number Two, Biased on Beirut Movie, Backpage Back to Jail and April Love

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – As far as 180’s go, it’s a beauty. President Trump asked Larry Kudlow (just left CNBC) and a couple others to...
April 12, 2018

Waffle House and Courthouse Don’t Work, Astroturfing New PR Strategy, Gargiulo’s Kill Bill Movement, Crayon Raises $5 Million and New Member Trends

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – What is the one thing out there that could crash this rolling, global economic expansion? No, it’s not Facebook who, by...