In a recent interview, Trivago’s managing director and head of hotel relations, Johannes Thomas, stated that the company had changed its focus this year to give more importance to direct hotel relationships. Trivago has also updated its Hotel Manager platform to attract more independent hotels. Show More Summary
Netflix stock jumped 3% amidst a newly announced price hike. Netflix comments on the price hike: “To continue adding more TV shows and movies including many Netflix original titles, we are modestly raising the price for some new members in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Show More Summary
Minecraft Story Mode is out on October 13th. Developer reveals E10 for Everyone rating and plans for a Wii U version.
VideoEver shed a tear over a gum ad? You just might with this wonderful new effort from Extra gum. Even more challenging they made the old "boy meets girl" storyline seem minty fresh. Have a look at I'll break it down. Gum starts out as a functional catalyst. It's a great [...]
Wide majorities back reforming civil forfeiture laws, even across race, gender, income levels and political ideology.
The decline in comparable sales now seems to be a common highlight of the company's results. McDonald's is losing its existing customers to competition and its turnaround plan has not shown any immediate results. Loss of reputation seems to be weighing on its business, and McDonald's in its current form is losing some of its popularity. Show More Summary
As Volkswagen grovels before Congress and estimates of the final cost of dieselgate mount, investors are being urged to buy VW shares on the grounds that on the stock market at least the crisis probably can’t get any worse. Some investors may raise their eyebrows at this advice. After all, Volkswagen’s [...]
By Victor Milligan It’s not news that the digitally-empowered customer is changing our world. What is news is (1) the pace needed to catch-up to an extremely dynamic and impatient customer and (2) the magnitude of real change needed to meet the challenges (and opportunities) of a customer-led market. The magnitude and pace [...]
Given the sheer size of the backlog, it will take longer times for both companies to fulfill the orders at current production rates, which, in turn, could reduce the inflow of new orders. Having said that, both Boeing and Airbus are considering an increase in their production rates. Show More Summary
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In the wake of the Fed’s historic September “dovish hold”/”clean relent” which was significant for any number of reasons, but most especially because of what it said about the Fed’s apparent willingness to begrudgingly admit that it now has an intractable reflexivity problem (i.e. Show More Summary
(IoT) has been touted as the next big thing for the technology industry, driving growth for a broad spectrum of tech companies ranging from semiconductor manufacturers to cloud computing providers and software developers. IoT is expected to benefit wireless carriers as well, as their networks provide connectivity for a growing number of networked devices. AT&T is betting […]
Campbell Soup Company's newest ad, featuring its Star Wars inspired soup, is centered around a popular line from the movie, although maybe not in the way that you'd think. The 30-second ad features a father feeding his son, and quoting Darth Vader's "I am your father." But then there's a clever twist that makes the spot unique. Show More Summary
Famed bond investor alleges Pimco managing directors plotted to drive him out of firm.
Given the tumble and stock save since September's infamous "chickening out" FOMC Meeting, investors hope today's minutes will provide some color on just how close Janet and her merry men were to pulling the trigger: FED OFFICIALS SAID...Show More Summary
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed an industry-backed measure that would give a little breathing room to mortgage lenders and their real estate industry partners if they make a “good faith” attempt to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) complex TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule. Show More Summary
I regularly cover developments in the Fed’s ridiculous Reverse Repo (RRP) program in the MacroLiquidity Pro Trader Report. That short section of the report is normally just a mundane account of what went on in that useless program over the course of the week. Show More Summary
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Today's Water Cooler: Clinton on finance, Carson interview, VW debacle, honey for the bears, Great British Bake Off, markets and deception