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... that generally lose money for all concerned. How could a company like this ever be profitable enough to warrant a $25m investment? Simple: they keep nearly all the money you pay to book the house show, ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
... huge losses for car-rental companies; and less walking, cycling and use of public transit (awithnd accompanying cuts to transit). The (wildly unprofitable) rideshare companies' path to profitability ...
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
... out loans to buy them. From the article: “People love to blame banks for things that happen because they’re big bad banks,” said Robert Familant, the former head of Progressive Credit Union, a small nonprofit ...
Monday, 20 May 2019
... and these leaders have gradually and persistently pushed the company toward profitable work that is in the company's no-go zone of projects that the staff are unlikely to support and may actively oppose. To ...
Monday, 20 May 2019
... judge closed by calling Unitedhealthcare's refusal to cover proton beam therapy "immoral" and "barbaric." The untenability of America's private, for-profit health-care system grows more manifest by the ...
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Last month, Israeli non-profit SpaceIL's Beresheet probe made it to the lunar surface but sadly it wasn't a soft landing. Beresheet was the first private attempt at a lunar landing and they got pretty ...
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Warren Buffet is famous for identifying the need for businesses to have "moats" and "walls" around their profit-centers to keep competitors out, and data-centric companies often cite their massive collections ...
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Senator Elizabeth Warren didn't accept an invitation to a Fox News town hall because she says the company is  “a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.” From The Washington ...
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
... users from buying apps from third parties, and then taking a 30% commission on every app sold, which led software companies to raise prices in order to remain profitable after Apple had taken its cut. Apple ...
Monday, 13 May 2019
... where the only thing that matters is "consumer harm," then you should still be worried about Amazon's monopsism, because when Amazon squeezes profits at the expense of its suppliers, those suppliers lower ...
Monday, 13 May 2019
... who started the campaign, is doing with their millions. Mr Kolfage created a nonprofit to receive the money, but its records are sparse and mysterious. Mr Kolfage became very upset when the Daily Beast's ...
Monday, 13 May 2019
... the Rio Grande.” Yet the GEO Group, for which Berman’s work (along with other lobbyists) made Bryan Cave $60,000 in 2010, has profited handily from its business of running private prisons, including immigrant ...
Saturday, 11 May 2019
... at his new amusement park in Anaheim. While Disney's parks went the commercial route, Fairyland turned into a nonprofit after many years of being managed by the city. It remains the charming, lakeside ...
Saturday, 11 May 2019
Thomas Romer of the excellent Chop Shop Studio in collaboration with the nonprofit Planetary Society designed these delightful solar system toy blocks to teach kids (and adults) about the wonders of outer ...
Friday, 10 May 2019
... profits are down due to the shortage of helium on the planet; Party City historically makes big money from filling balloons. From CNN: The Earth holds pockets of helium buried under rock, but it's notoriously ...
Friday, 10 May 2019
... I believe that the vast majority of people writing comedy are honorable, and they don’t want to steal anyone’s material because there is no joy, and ultimately no profit, in doing so. However, when you ...
Friday, 10 May 2019
... of business and that this will harm poor people, who struggle to get credit elsewhere. It's a position that has been carefully cultivated by the wildly profitable predatory lending industry, who spent ...
Friday, 10 May 2019
... dime," tweeted Stickland. "Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It's disgusting." Read the rest Read all ...
Thursday, 09 May 2019
Roku is finding that there are benefits to being the neutral player in the bloodthirsty wars for our hearts, wallets and streaming service subscriptions. The company's most recent financial figures ...
Thursday, 09 May 2019
... of how the for-profit US health care system is radicalizing Americans and driving them to desperate measures (this is the plot of the title story in my latest book). The latest expression of this desperation ...
Thursday, 09 May 2019
Uber is a wildly unprofitable company with no conceivable path to profitability in any universe, under any circumstances, but the company's founders and early investors (having already taken massive write-downs ...
Thursday, 09 May 2019
22. TED explainer video: how stock markets work
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
In the 1600s the Dutch East India company offered people the chance to share in the profits of international trade by funding ship voyages. By accident, it created the first stock market. In four-and-a-half ...
Friday, 03 May 2019
itprotoday: Docker said the new nonprofit foundation will support organizations that have mandates to enable a more diverse generation of developers, with a focus on educational organizations. Read all ...
Friday, 03 May 2019
... on dialysis for 8 years. The drone delivery system was designed by researchers from the University of Maryland and organ donation nonprofit the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. The kidney only traveled ...
Wednesday, 01 May 2019
... workers and guarantee everyone who works for the company (which made $9B in profits last year) a middle-class wage. What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to pay all of ...
Wednesday, 01 May 2019