Note to Journalists: Saw this today in Business Insider. WeWork is a 9-year old provider of co-working spaces (a.k.a. real estate) that has raised more than $15 billion in funding. It’s headquarters are in New York. It’s primary investor, Softbank, is based out of Japan. It is not a tech company. It has nothing to … Read more WeWork is Not a Silicon Valley Tech Startup
I live in a city. Not a small city, but the biggest city in Canada. And I pretty much live in the geographic center of it. Now it’s not like living in Manhattan here. We have trees and stuff. But it’s always amazing to see animals. Wild animals thriving around where we live. Today, my … Read more We Live in a Zoo
Netflix was supposed to solve everything. OK, not originally. Originally, Netflix was going to destroy Blockbuster Video. Which it did. But then, suddenly Netflix was an online video service. Like Amazon.com but for video rentals. All the movies, all the TV shows. Pay one price, and get everything. It was a utopia. That utopia is … Read more Dude, Where’s My Movie?
The acronym FAANG stands for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. They represent the biggest stocks in the technology space. If you had asked me a year ago, will Facebook ever go away, I’d say, “No, clearly no”. What about Google? “No, impossible. They’re too big to fail.” I’m starting to think they’re not. Eventually, … Read more The Changing Tide of FAANG
Gerald Cotten, aged 30, died in India recently at the very start of his honeymoon. It was sudden and unexpected. From the time he got sick, he was dead within 24 hours. His wife and he were also planning to open an orphanage while they were there, but he died before he could do so. … Read more The QuadrigaCX Conundrum