Sochi Olympics Drives Comcast Revenue Growth
For two weeks in February the world attention was rapt by snowboarders, figure skaters and even curlers during the Sochi Winter Olympics. Two months later it is bringing similar joy to Comcast shareholders as the company reports Olympics driven revenue growth.
Netflix Options Tell Tale Of Analyst Upgrades, Earnings Beat
An analyst's price target has already been lifted on shares of Netflix (NFLX) to $520 from $510 at Pacific Crest following earnings in which the online video service revealed greater growth in its subscriber base for the first quarter.
Private Equity Shifts Gears In Emerging Markets
After surveying another year of disappointing results from their emerging market investments in 2013, many private equity (PE) investors that had enthusiastically piled into the big developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs) are rethinking their emerging market strategies.
5 Things Edtech Startups Can Learn From Classroom Teachers
Edtech is a big market, trillions of dollars globally. No wonder there are so many entrepreneurs trying to grab a piece.
In an age when start-up entrepreneurs routinely try to come up with the next big gold rush, however, it is easy to forget that the fundamentals of pedagogy have remained stable for thousands of years. Great technology does not disrupt as much as it empowers humans to do a better job at staying the same.
Each week, I get emails from hundreds of startups. They want me to look at their products...or should I say, their “innovations.” Some of them are good, but the majority are confused. They think they’re going to change civilization with some great “disruption.” They believe they will forever change the landscape of education and solve a global education crisis. Never buy into your own hype. There’s is nothing as trite and status quo as reading an entrepreneur’s press release about how “unique and game-changing” his or her product is. Have you asked the teachers what they want, or what they need?
The 11 Restaurants That Need To Cater To Millennials
Millennials have cut back their annual restaurant trips by 21% over the last seven years. But since they comprise a quarter of the U.S. population and carry $1.3 trillion in spending power, brands like Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera depend on this age group for future business success. Here is a look at the brands that will have to get creative -- and digital -- to get Millennials through their doors.
Yum! Shares Pop On Strong China Sales, High Hopes For Waffle Tacos
Tuesday, McDonald's CEO dismissed the notion that Yum's Taco Bell could make a dent in his breakfast business. Thanks to China, however, Yum shareholders don't seem too worried about what Thompson thinks.
12 Million Americans Misdiagnosed Every Year, New Study Shows
Every year, doctors miss serious illness in more than 12 million Americans, or 5 percent of all patients, researchers say.