Thursday, December 08, 2016

Starbucks CEO resigns

Starbucks CEO resigns

Typically, at least for the past few years, if Starbucks is in the news in December it’s because of a “much ado about nothing” uproar related to “holiday cups.” Even though the company debuted the holiday-themed beverage holders way back in 1997, it wasn’t until a few years back that the cups became a source of so much faux outrage, mostly online.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

RIP Carol Brady, the archetype of the sitcom mom

 RIP Carol Brady, the archetype of the sitcom mom

Celebrities die every year, and every year people bemoan the passing of an era. But 2016 seems to have delivered a string of “big ones” … stars that not only embodied characters or messages but entire industries or cultural totems. Florence Henderson is no exception.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Balance is on fire … and not in a good way!

New Balance is on fire … and not in a good way!

American consumers who care about “Made in America” take that claim very seriously, a fact New Balance sneaker company is learning the hard way. For many, when you say Made in America, you represent what they see America standing for.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Samsung recalls washing machines

Samsung recalls washing machines

Samsung is having a very rough 2016. After the release of the Galaxy Note 7 was first hijacked by the new iPhone and then completely ruined by reports of the phones exploding, the company was forced to recall nearly two million handsets.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Brazil’s sobriety bad news for beer giant

Brazil’s sobriety bad news for beer giant

If you asked just about anyone anywhere to pick a country that was known for partying, it’s likely Brazil would land in the top five of responses. From the beaches to the carnivals, Brazil knows how to get happy and stay loose.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner - what does it mean for telecom and TV?

AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner - what does it mean for telecom and TV?

After much speculation and wondering, it’s happened. AT&T has reached an agreement on the purchase of Time Warner. According to Reuters, the selling price is about $85 billion, which would make the acquisition the largest deal in the world in 2016.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maradona fights at Pope’s charity match


International soccer star Diego Maradona built a reputation as a bad boy, revered for his skill, which allowed teammates and fans to tolerate his antics, stupid statements, and otherwise problematic behavior, both in his playing days and even in his retirement from the game that made his name.