This week on BusinessWorld, just one day after being named an Outstanding Alum of the University of Tulsa, Microsoft's Shaun Alexander joins the guys to look at the week's business news. Topics range from what went wrong with the proposed merger of the nation's two largest cable television providers to whether the NASDAQ's current record valuations are a sign of another bubble in tech stocks. And the four of us role play how we'd react if the computers went down in our Starbucks. What's the right approach if you can't charge customers for their drinks (turns out there are lots of option
This week on BusinessWorld, we connect the dots between these stories: Changes in the types of collectible cars going to auction, the rebirth of vinyl in the age of Spotify and the move by Netflix away from the "long tail" business model.
This week on BusinessWorld, Big Data is playing an increasingly larger role in much of our lives. Sometimes it's in ways we see and appreciate...sometimes, not so much. Examples on this week's show include insurance coverage based less on actuarial tables and more on real-time data about your lifestyle and activities. Hotel chains are also getting onboard the Big Data bandwagon to help guide the development of their newest "lifestyle brands".
This week on BusinessWorld, bourbon is on the upswing, while scotch is trending downward. Walmart ups the pricing pressure on its suppliers, and with the opening weekend of baseball season, the major leagues try to find the sweet spot between attracting new fans with a streamlined pace of play while not turning off older fans who enjoy the games' leisurely feel.
This week on BusinessWorld, in a world where smartphones are trying to supplant physical credit cards as the preferred means of payment, a new technological advance in Europe may be the best hope for the future of physical cards. But there is one card that technology can't seem to replace...and we'll talk about why on this week's show.
This week on BusinessWorld, parsing "Fed-speak" drives a week of gyrations in the markets. Silicon Valley regains its allure but the promise may exceed the payoff. And Caesar's Palace prepares for bankruptcy. It's largest asset may surprise you.
This week on BusinessWorld, Apple aims for new territory on your body with its Apple Watch, but it faces some strong generational challenges. Movie theaters are also facing generational challenges but aim from growth by improving the movie-going experience. And we talk about the latest nascent trend in housing: Are you ready to live in the "agrihood"?
This week on BusinessWorld, Apple joins an exclusive club, better employment data sends the stock market stumbling into the weekend, the NASDAQ returns to heights unseen since the dot-com bubble and watch for Skymall 2: The Curated Shopping Journey. The sequel to the bankrupt magazine may be showing at a seatback near you by the summer.
This week on BusinessWorld, on Capitol Hill, Janet Yellen counsels patience on rate hikes, but some of her colleagues on the Fed are growing impatient. And China moves into two somewhat unexpected product lines.
This week on BusinessWorld, heirloom chocolates arrive just in time for Valentine's Day gift-giving, Expedia is on the hunt for acquisitions, the U.S. tangles with China over industrial subsidies and Google rethinks its stake in Uber.