Articles by author: Taylor Bagley

Demystifying DAF Sludge

Have you ever twisted the top on a new bottle of soda to see bubbles appear, seemingly out of nowhere, and rise to the top? Do you remember the sound you heard when you twisted the cap? Odds are you know exactly what I’m talking about. But have you ever wondered exactly what’s going on…

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Netflix Puts Trademark Boots on Space Force Name, Edging Out U.S. Military: Business Casual

Powered by RedCircle While fans and critics may be clashing about the comedic success of the new Steve Carrell and Greg Daniels Space Force series that debuted on May 29th, Netflix is apparently winning the planetary battle against the U.S. military to trademark the show’s name. Starring Carrell as a decorated general tapped to lead…

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Business Casual: HBO Max Launch: Feat or Flop?

With virtually every network introducing their own streaming services, it’s no surprise that WarnerMedia has jumped on the streaming bandwagon as well. Boasting a library that includes the entire HBO services, films and TV from Warner Bros.’ 100-year content collection, top content from around the world, DC’s superhero films, classic films from Turner Classic…

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Business Casual: Germany’s Transition to EV Going the Distance

At a time when every country should be accelerating a shift to meet ambitious net-zero emission goals to save our planet, Germany is putting the pedal to the metal in the electric car transition. A recent McKinsey report pegs Germany to become the world market leader for electric cars by 2021, with more than…

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Business Casual: Signal App Downloads Escalate, Offering Enhanced Protestor Privacy Protection

Spiking in downloads while other “encrypted” messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram stagnate, on this segment of Business Casual, Daniel Litwin, Taylor Bagley and Tyler Kern discuss the unprecedented rise in downloads of the privacy-focused Signal app since the unfortunate and highly-controversial death of George Floyd, a black man who tragically died after a…

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Business Casual: Google’s Watching – Alphabet, Inc. Facing Privacy Lawsuit

Google is facing a hefty lawsuit – three individuals in California have hit Alphabet, Inc. with a class action lawsuit worth $5 billion, alleging that the company has tracked sensitive personal browsing information even while users were engaged in “Incognito” browsing. The complaint asserts that, through Google Analytics, Good Ad Manager and more, Google…

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Business Casual: Has the Workplace Really Changed Forever in these 5 Ways?

The spread of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic have altered the way we collectively view many aspects of global society, and work is among those aspects being critically examined. However, as a new normal begins to dawn, how much will the world’s workplaces actually change? On this Business Casual snippet, hosts Daniel…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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Business Casual: GE Flips the Switch to Off on Lighting Business
June 1, 2020

For nearly 130 years, General Electric has been bringing good things to light, and throughout the 20th century, the company carried on its founder’s tradition of experimentation and innovation by perfecting the fluorescent bulb, halogen bulb and LED, among other lighting innovations. Founded in 1892 by Thomas Edison, the inventor of the incandescent bulb…

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Business Casual: Instagram Experiments with Creator Content Monetization Features & IGTV Ads
June 1, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, as creators embraced Live in new ways, Instagram viewership increased 70% from February to March. Offering new ways for creators to make money through Instagram Live and IGTV, on Wednesday, Instagram launched new tools aimed at boosting revenues for video artistes. While the features are currently in a testing phase,…

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Business Casual: NFL and EA Extend Madden Video Game Contract Through 2026
June 1, 2020

Selling more than 130 million copies since it started in 1989, thus, making it one of two video sports games ever to sell more than 100 million copies, the Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming world for at least the next six years. Recently approving an extension of their…

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How Spotify is Taking Over Podcasting: Business Casual
May 27, 2020

On the “Secure the Bag” segment of Business Casual, host Daniel Litwin was joined by MarketScale’s Taylor Bagley to ponder a big question – is Spotify the platform to beat when it comes to podcasts? The company recently acquired “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a wildly popular podcast that will now live exclusively on Spotify….

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Renewable Sources Lead the Energy Industry During the Pandemic: Business Casual
May 19, 2020

With roughly 4.2 billion people around the world subject to some form of lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the International Energy Agency said it expects global energy demand to plunge this year in what the Paris-based agency called the biggest drop since World War II. Further, according to…

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Convenience Versus Community as Consumers Debate Using Third-Party Delivery Apps: Business Casual
May 19, 2020

For years now, third-party food delivery apps like UberEats, Caviar, GrubHub, and Postmates, as well as the shop and delivery apps owned by eCommerce giants such as Amazon or AliBaba, have gained a foothold in communities around the world, transforming traditional shop-in and dine-in business models by offering an innovative approach to capturing additional…

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Germany Kicks Off Post-Pandemic Soccer: Business Casual
May 18, 2020

When compared to other countries, Germany was surprisingly swift in rolling out widespread coronavirus testing, and today, the nation is admired for its success in containing one of the modern world’s worst pandemics. As the country gradually withdraws from its self-imposed isolation, one monumental move forward is being eagerly anticipated by soccer fans across…

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Business Casual: Uber Jumps Ship on Jump
May 13, 2020

As businesses across the globe try to remain afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are rethinking their business models, implementing contingency plans and adjusting operations to adapt to an uncertain economy in order to mitigate risk during this black swan event. However, some companies, such as Uber, have had to take more drastic measures,…

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Business Casual: Looking Forward to the Post-Pandemic Office Landscape
May 13, 2020

Amid stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 crisis, the daily work lives of people around the world were upended by social distancing, resulting in a large-scale transition to remote workplaces for employees not considered essential. The biggest challenge employers faced was implementing the technology to ensure seamless connectivity and business as usual,…

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