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The Gig Economy Is Fine for Gigs

Recently, there has been a lot of hand wringing about the so-called Gig Economy. For those of you who don’t know the term, the concept of the gig economy is businesses and labor that operate on a per gig, that is per single transaction, basis.

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How Can Twitter Not Be Profitable

Something keeps bothering me about Twitter losing money. The company claims 330 million active monthly users. If they were overly optimistic, or using a very generous definition of “active,” lets cut that in half to 150 million active users each month. Now, if they could

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Amazon Makes Prime Cheaper

There are a lot of articles out there this week about Amazon raising the minimum purchase for free shipping. This is not a price increase, so much as a price cut for Amazon Prime. Consider that Amazon Prime makes up a lot of Amazon’s revenue

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The Real Reasons Tesla Sells Its Own Cars

Last month, Tesla’s general council gave an explanation to the FTC about why Tesla sells its cars directly to customers instead of using the traditional car dealership model. Of course, the remarks were carefully researched, vetted, and tested so as to not create any unpleasant

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Kelloggs Family Rewards Review

Once upon a time, I noticed that many of the products I was buying had a Kelloggs Family Rewards box where I usually see a Box Tops for Education box. I started saving Box Tops when my kids hit grade school, and while I don’t

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Disney, Star Wars, and Billions of Dollars

A 60 Minutes tweet and report suggest that the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, needs to make $1.5 BILLION to be considered a success. That number seems pretty high considering the movie cost just $220 million to make, and even a huge marketing