2 06, 2019

Tech Wars! Department of Justice Going After Google! Twitter Exit, Amazon Primed for Anti-Trust…

By |2019-08-18T09:25:29-04:00June 2nd, 2019|The Blog|0 Comments

Twitter Exit - #Twexit is trending on twitter and when you go investigate the hashtag you find that there is a movement building for conservatives to exit twitter.

23 05, 2019

Worst-case scenario for Apple in China is 29% profit drop, warns Goldman Sachs

By |2019-05-23T08:25:49-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Apple, The Blog|0 Comments

The worst-case scenario for Apple in China could be a 29% drop in the company’s total global profits, warns Goldman Sachs. The bank says the escalating trade war between China and the US, worsened by the Trump administration’s ban on US firms selling to Huawei, means the Chinese government will be looking for a way to hit back at America – and Apple is an obvious target …

16 05, 2019

Selena Gomez: ‘Social media has been terrible for my generation’ | The Guardian

By |2019-05-16T10:24:39-04:00May 16th, 2019|Social Media|0 Comments

Selena Gomez has spoken out against the “devastating” effects of social media on young people, arguing that its emergence has been “terrible for my generation”.

17 04, 2019

AOC called Social Media a “Public Health Risk”

By |2019-04-17T15:07:41-04:00April 17th, 2019|Social Media Quitters|0 Comments

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently announced on a podcast that she was quitting Facebook as part of her efforts to cut back on her social media use and identified it as a "Public Health RIsk", which I identified and wrote about almost 2 years ago...

25 11, 2018

Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force”

By |2018-11-25T08:01:54-04:00November 25th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

Zuckerberg argues that Facebook is a positive force in the world because it "gives more people a voice." But I'm old enough to remember what the Internet was like before Facebook came along. In 2003, there were lots of ways for people to express themselves online. Facebook didn't invent online discussion. It wasn't the first site for photo or video sharing. If Facebook disappeared from the Internet tomorrow, people would still have plenty of ways to make their voices heard.

31 10, 2018

Facebook Scandals Galore, But They Still Make Money

By |2018-10-31T09:42:54-04:00October 31st, 2018|Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook reported sky-high profits today despite a number of rotating scandals related to data privacy, fake news, and faulty metrics. The social network reported earnings per share of $1.76, compared to a consensus estimate of $1.47 cited by CNBC. However, revenue was slightly lower than expected, topping off at $13.73 billion, compared to estimates of $13.78 billion.

30 09, 2018

Analysts Predict a Big Quarter for the Apple Watch!

By |2018-09-30T17:06:26-04:00September 30th, 2018|Apple, Technology|0 Comments

Apple Watch is eating into the traditional watch business. Now, analysts are predicting that demand for the Apple Watch this holiday season will eat at sales in the already-slowing traditional watch industry. If Apple is looking at wearables, should your business be too?

28 07, 2018

Yelp Adds Health Inspection Data for Restaurants

By |2018-07-28T10:32:27-04:00July 28th, 2018|Social Media, The Blog|0 Comments

I am no fan of Yelp and have been advising the public for years on how to deal with Yelp without having to actually deal with them. The strategy has been working for me and many others businesses that I consult with. This new strategy by Yelp just reinforces the fact that their business model is not working and they have to up their game. I am not sure how this one will work out, only time will tell. I personally think Yelp should be held liable for LIBEL and SLANDER if the information on the Yelp site is not updated timely.

28 07, 2018

Twitter shares drop 14 percent after reporting declining monthly active users 

By |2018-07-28T10:33:52-04:00July 28th, 2018|Social Media|0 Comments

Twitter is being accused of shadow banning conservative accounts and the Federal Government is looking into this illegal activity. President Trump himself tweeted about looking into and stopping this illegal activity, and that can't be good. There are also reports throughout social media that Facebook and Twitter are being cut off from any government funding or government contracts they may have and this is accounting for the large losses.

25 07, 2018

Facebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

By |2018-07-28T10:35:39-04:00July 25th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday (7/25/18) after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. Worldwide daily user growth for Facebook’s namesake service slid for its sixth straight quarter, bringing it to nearly 1.5 billion users in the second quarter.

16 04, 2018

Yelp faces a “dilemma” again with one-star Fake Starbucks reviews.

By |2018-04-16T16:57:53-04:00April 16th, 2018|Social Media|0 Comments

You don't have to even visit the location of a business to write a review and that's where the Yelp business model fails. Unlike OpenTable, where you can only leave a review on a restaurant AFTER the restaurant checks you in, Yelp has no such functionality.

15 04, 2018

Adults Need to Engage in Vigorous Debates. Facebook Should Not Be Policing it.

By |2018-04-16T05:18:37-04:00April 15th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

I was able to watch quite a bit of Facebook CEO's Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in front of the Senate this past week. After years of following facebook issues, I learned nothing new. This is a company that is a monopoly and needs to be regulated along with Google, Amazon and may