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Google's parent company releases earnings

Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet finished 2020 strong despite facing three antitrust lawsuits.
Did Google's three antitrust lawsuits affect its earnings and business model?
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Subscription gelato may be one answer to a cool business climate

Jul 8, 2020
When impulse buys dropped, Gelateria Uli's owner had to find a new business model to keep the Los Angeles ice creamery afloat.
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How does Adidas make shoes in days?

Mar 6, 2018
Making a pair of sneakers is a labor-intensive process, and it could take months. But Adidas is trying to change that. In its newly built Speedfactory in Germany, Adidas is making most parts of the shoes with machines. Marc Bain is a fashion reporter at Quartz and one of the first group of people who […]

Kylie Jenner tweeted displeasure about Snapchat. Is that a problem?

Feb 22, 2018
If you’re a business that cultivates high-profile celebrity influencers, what do you do when one of them expresses displeasure to millions of followers? That’s the position Snap finds itself in after Kylie Jenner tweeted that she doesn’t open Snapchat anymore. Jenner, apparently, doesn’t much like the app’s new design, and neither do more than a […]

If the ad-driven model for media is broken, what will fix it?

Jan 6, 2017
Content site Medium is laying off 50 people – a third of its workforce. Founder Evan Williams, who also co-founded Twitter, wanted Medium to be a site for great writing. But he said the ad-driven model is “broken,” emphasizing eyeballs, not quality. So he’s going to spend time and resources to find another model. What […]