Morning Report

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...
March 13, 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

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...