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The Business of Amazon’s Shipping Boxes

Source:  CNBC on YouTube Cardboard boxes are a really big deal in the U.S.  Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through its Prime service  in 2017. But as Amazon moves to plastic mailers and paper mailers, the corrugated box market is bracing for the fallout....

Meet the vigilantes filling in the potholes in Oakland, California

Source:  VICE For a state where the car is king, California’s roads are in pretty terrible shape.  This is particularly true in Oakland, California where tens of thousands of unfilled potholes wreak havoc on San Francisco Bay Area drivers every day. “You can't can't...

How Best Buy cheated death and took on Amazon

Source:  CNBC Amazon has shattered traditional brick-and-mortar stores across sectors, but there's one retail giant that still stands amid the rapidly changing retail market: Best Buy. In 2012, the electronics chain almost declared bankruptcy.  Then, somehow, it...

The case against Huawei explained

Source:  The Verge Earlier this week, chip designer ARM announced that it was cutting ties with Huawei, in the interests of “complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government.”  It’s a catastrophe for Huawei’s device business, halting its...

Gravitas Ventures acquires U.S. rights to “Inside Lehman Brothers”

Source:  Variety Gravitas Ventures has acquired the U.S. rights to “Inside Lehman Brothers,” which chronicles the story of Lehman employees who paid the price for trying to expose the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. The film is director Jennifer Deschamps’ account of...

“Framing John DeLorean” blends documentary and drama

Source:  Entertainment Weekly While the real-life rise and fall of auto business tycoon John DeLorean isn't as fantastical as the plot of the DeLorean car-featuring "Back to the Future," it's nevertheless pretty darned strange. The maverick auto executive found fame...

How Ninja makes $500,000 per month playing Fortnite

Source:  CNN Business Any year in which a young man earns a living playing video games is a pretty darn good one. For 27-year-old Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, 2018 was the best year of his life. And who could argue? Ninja is, literally, killing it. The 94,958 Fornite...

Why Costco is opening its own chicken farm

Source:  CNBC In 2019, Costco will open a chicken farming operation in eastern Nebraska. This venture will provide Costco with 40% of its yearly chicken needs, allowing it to partially escape the American chicken oligopoly run by the likes of Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride,...

How IKEA gets you to impulsively buy more

Source:  VOX IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers to deviate from their shopping lists. One of the...