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Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts Prepares to Welcome Back Large Scale Conventions

Avoiding high touch surfaces and gathering in large groups spelled trouble for Las Vegas, where conventions and casinos are the driving streams of revenue. The city continues to struggle through a pandemic recovery, but MGM Resorts is confident it can begin to operate conventions again in a safe way. Rapid response testing, socially distanced partitions, […]

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Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts Prepares to Welcome Back Large Scale Conventions

Avoiding high touch surfaces and gathering in large groups spelled trouble for Las Vegas, where conventions and casinos are the driving streams of revenue. The city continues to struggle through a pandemic recovery, but MGM Resorts is confident it can begin to operate conventions again in a safe way. Rapid response testing, socially distanced partitions, […]

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Disney Parks Cut Labor Force by 28,000 Amid Difficult Recovery

Disney theme parks are becoming a small world after all as the company announces a massive round of layoffs to its part-time employees. According to the BBC, Disney lost 4.7 billion dollars in revenue in just three months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs apply to Disney’s US based parks in […]

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Walmart Moves Forward at Scale with its Shopping Experience Redesign

The pandemic has drastically changed the way we shop, but Walmart already had plans to make changes before COVID-19. According to USA Today, the big-box store plans to roll out a brand new store design and app integration to over 200 locations. Inspired by airport wayfinding, the changes aim to manage large groups of people […]

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Will Consumers React Well to Ring’s New Drone Security Camera?

The Amazon-owned security camera, Ring, is going airborne with a surprising new offering for homeowners. The recently announced Always Home Cam is a small drone that flies around an owner’s house, providing real-time visuals of any mapped room. With a price point targeted at $250, the Always Home Cam will integrate with Ring devices’ existing […]

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Epic Games Teams Up with Developers to Take a Bigger Bite out of Apple

In this Business Casual segment, Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern weigh in on some updates to the public battle between Epic Games & Apple over the latter’s app store prices and practices. In retaliation to Apple’s app store fees, Epic Games and other high profile app developers like Tinder’s Match Group & Spotify formed […]

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Amazon Pumps the Brakes on Echelon’s “Prime Bike”

When Tuesday’s announcement by Echelon Fitness that their $500 exercise bike, dubbed the ‘Prime Bike,’ would be an Amazon Prime customer exclusive, Peloton’s stock fell as much as 6.7%. Was the at-home fitness market perhaps too early to react? In a bit of a twist, Amazon quickly denied association with the bike, and ordered any […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts Prepares to Welcome Back Large Scale Conventions
October 7, 2020

Avoiding high touch surfaces and gathering in large groups spelled trouble for Las Vegas, where conventions and casinos are the driving streams of revenue. The city continues to struggle through a pandemic recovery, but MGM Resorts is confident it can begin to operate conventions again in a safe way. Rapid response testing, socially distanced partitions, […]

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Disney Parks Cut Labor Force by 28,000 Amid Difficult Recovery
October 6, 2020

Disney theme parks are becoming a small world after all as the company announces a massive round of layoffs to its part-time employees. According to the BBC, Disney lost 4.7 billion dollars in revenue in just three months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs apply to Disney’s US based parks in […]

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Walmart Moves Forward at Scale with its Shopping Experience Redesign
October 6, 2020

The pandemic has drastically changed the way we shop, but Walmart already had plans to make changes before COVID-19. According to USA Today, the big-box store plans to roll out a brand new store design and app integration to over 200 locations. Inspired by airport wayfinding, the changes aim to manage large groups of people […]

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Will Consumers React Well to Ring’s New Drone Security Camera?
October 2, 2020

The Amazon-owned security camera, Ring, is going airborne with a surprising new offering for homeowners. The recently announced Always Home Cam is a small drone that flies around an owner’s house, providing real-time visuals of any mapped room. With a price point targeted at $250, the Always Home Cam will integrate with Ring devices’ existing […]

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Epic Games Teams Up with Developers to Take a Bigger Bite out of Apple
October 1, 2020

In this Business Casual segment, Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern weigh in on some updates to the public battle between Epic Games & Apple over the latter’s app store prices and practices. In retaliation to Apple’s app store fees, Epic Games and other high profile app developers like Tinder’s Match Group & Spotify formed […]

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Amazon Pumps the Brakes on Echelon’s “Prime Bike”
October 1, 2020

When Tuesday’s announcement by Echelon Fitness that their $500 exercise bike, dubbed the ‘Prime Bike,’ would be an Amazon Prime customer exclusive, Peloton’s stock fell as much as 6.7%. Was the at-home fitness market perhaps too early to react? In a bit of a twist, Amazon quickly denied association with the bike, and ordered any […]

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General Electric Ditches Coal Power in Favor of Offshore Wind
September 28, 2020

According to CNN Business, General Electric announced Monday it would not buy nor build any more coal power plants. The company’s announcement comes as a shock just 5 short years after it acquired Alstom’s power business for over 9 billion dollars. GE Power CEO, Russel Stokes, said the company is shifting focus to power generation […]

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Microsoft Upgrades Teams to Meet Remote Work Needs
September 28, 2020

For well over a quarter of the US labor force, working from home is a semi-permanent reality. That means Zoom meetings aren’t just a passing phenomenon. Microsoft is meeting the needs of many remote workers with their product, “Microsoft Teams.” Engadget recently reported a sweeping update of Teams’ functionality and services. The developments include virtual meeting […]

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Amazon is Reportedly Stifling Competitor Ads
September 28, 2020

Amazon is no stranger to scrutiny over its business practices. The online marketplace already has a stronghold over fast delivery of consumer goods. But CNBC reported on a recent investigation by Wall Street Journal, revealing the ecommerce giant may be taking their power a step further. Amazon appears to be blocking competitor ads that compete […]

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