Entries by Martel

Uh Oh, the Robots are Taking Over!

First a wave of jobs were lost to globalization and now the experts are saying automation is the next big wave… The robots are taking over! That just means we have to adapt and develop new skills to remain relevant. It’s no biggie. Panasonic recently announced they’re delivery robot, HOSPI has reported for work helping guests at the Crown […]

American Apparel Is Not So American Now

Canada Is Kind Of Like America, Ehh? American Apparel is that cool clothing company with the edgy, sexy ads, founded by the controversial Dov Charney. The company built its brand on the fact that their clothes were manufactured in the United States, far away from repressive overseas sweatshops. Gildan Activewear, a Canadian clothing wholesaler recently won American Apparel in a bankruptcy auction for $88m. So […]

Multi-Billionaire John Paul Dejoria’s 3 Keys To Success When Starting a Business

John Paul Dejoria is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding Paul Mitchell Systems, a haircare company and Patron Spirits, a world renown tequila brand (I’m sure we all had a few shots). Forbes Magazine estimates his net worth to be approximately $2.9 billion. I think it’s safe to say he’s had some success in business. Paul recently dropped a few gems […]

The Search Engine We’ve all Come to Know and Love is Changing its Name

No not Google silly, Yahoo is changing its name. As Verizon nears the completion of it’s purchase of Yahoo’s main internet properties, they’re making some major adjustments. One of those adjustments is changing the name from Yahoo to Altaba. The new name appears to be a derivative of Yahoo’s most successful asset Alibaba. Yahoo invested in the company early on. This investment […]

Russia Says: “No LinkedIn For You!”

Russia has demanded that Apple and Google remove LinkedIn from their app stores in Russia. This comes after Russia blocked the LinkedIn website because the network does not “store data on Russian citizens within the nation’s borders,” according to a recent New York Times article. Apparently Russia wants to keep tabs on those using the service and presumably […]

Meet the 5 Most Valuable Startups in America

5. WeWork Valuation: $16.9 billion Coworking startup WeWork cofounders Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann   4. Snap Valuation: $18.19 billion* Formerly Snapchat, is a social media/camera company CEO Evan Spiegel   3. Palantir Valuation: $20.53 billion Data-mining startup CEO Alex Karp   2. Airbnb Valuation: $30 billion Home-rental startup Product chief Joe Gebbia, CTO Nathan Blecharczyk, CEO Brian […]

Not Saying There’s a Housing Bubble But…

Record Debt Outstanding Over the past couple of months the big banks (Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.) have begun offering credit lines to lenders that specialize in house flipping (investor buys a property, makes updates then quickly resells it). The amount of loans outstanding for house […]

What’s Billionaire Buffett Investing in these Days?

The second richest man in the world, Warren Buffett added a cool $12 billion to his stacks in 2016, bringing his net worth to $74 billion. That’s a 20% increase over last year. Bill Gates still owns the title of richest man in the universe with a net worth of $84 billion, but the “Oracle of Omaha” is […]

Ice Cube Launches New 3 on 3 Basketball League for ex-NBA Ballers. Will you be Tuning In?

Ice Cube has announced he will be launching a traveling basketball league for retired NBA players, called the Big 3 league. It’s set to launch this summer after the NBA playoffs. Former Heat player and deputy director of the National Basketball Players Association, Roger Mason Jr. will be joining Cube and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz to help run the league. […]