Mar 28, 10:01 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Daniel Sparks 03/28/19 AT 9:31 PM On Monday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced a new streaming TV subscription service called Apple TV+. While the tech giant did reveal an impressive cohort of producers and famous actors and actresses to help kick the service off, as well as an entertaining sizzle reel of upcoming shows for the platform, there were more questions than answers after the service was unveiled.Some prominent questions for the service, which is slated to launch this fall, include:How will Apple price the service?Will the service include a robust slate of licensed content in addition to Apple's original content?Will the service be available on third-party platforms such as Roku?But here's a question that doesn't need to be answered: Can Apple TV+ rival Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX)?Fortunately, Apple doesn't need its streaming … [Read more...] about Why Apple’s New Streaming TV Service Doesn’t Need To Rival Netflix
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Relying on Big Data to make business decisions can be a smart strategy -- and can also lead you in the wrong direction. Here's how to use it wisely. Benjamin Gilad Published 8:45 am CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Photo: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images Photo: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images Why Big Data Can Fail You and How to Use It to Your Benefit 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The following excerpt is from Benjamin Gilad and Mark Chussil’s book The New Employee Manual: A No-Holds-Barred Look at Corporate Life. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound Google the verb “Big … [Read more...] about Why Big Data Can Fail You and How to Use It to Your Benefit
Alex Morrell, provided by Published 1:09 pm CDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 Joern Pollex/Getty Images Last month, investors got spooked over a spike in auto delinquencies reported by the Federal Reserve. The Fed and Wall Street analysts found the results surprising given the robust state of the economy and the job market. The puzzling phenomenon is in part attributable to an overall surge in auto lending and a deterioration of lending standards between 2011 and 2017, producing more subprime borrowers than ever before. But other factors are also driving the trend, including America's growing appetite for expensive trucks and SUVs, and the highly uneven nature of the economic recovery. But a broader, systemic threat from auto lending seems unlikely, according to experts. Ten years into a bull market, Americans are getting jittery about when the music will stop and the next recession will tear through the economy. While bad economic omens are being spotted … [Read more...] about As investors worry about a recession on the horizon, a record 7 million Americans have stopped paying their car loans. Here’s why.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Peter Bailey-Wells Globe Staff March 11, 2019 Watch: John Oliver addresses robocalls Warning: This video includes content some may find offensive Comedian John Oliver dedicated the main segment of his show “Last Week Tonight” to discussing the rise of robocalls and the problems they create for people.Oliver opened the segment by outlining the recent rise in automated phone messages, which are defined as any call that is either automatically dialed or that includes a voice that is robotic or pre-recorded. The show’s host remarked, with a smirk, that the practice is nearly universally disliked.“Everybody is annoyed by robocalls,” he said. “Hatred of them might be the only thing that everyone in America agrees on now.” Advertisement But a big problem, Oliver noted, is that robocalls are becoming far more common. If you … [Read more...] about John Oliver explains why you’ve been getting more robocalls lately
The young folks getting married these days live online. So does their wedding planning -- and entrepreneurial opportunity. Brian Hughes Published 11:00 am CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images How Your Business Can Say 'I Do' to Millennial-Targeted Wedding Trends 1 / 1 Back to Gallery These winter days may be cold but looking forward to those upcoming those spring weddings can warm not just your entrepreneurial heart but your bottom line. The reason: Helping couples achieve their perfect day is a great business. … [Read more...] about How Your Business Can Say ‘I Do’ to Millennial-Targeted Wedding Trends