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Parlor Talk: Cecil The Lion

Posted by Kyle Baranko on August 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Over the course of human history, our species has had dramatically different roles in the world’s ecosystems. Men have transformed from simple hunter-gatherers with minimal environmental impact to the most powerful and influential species on the planet. The recent killing and corresponding controversy surrounding Cecil, an e...

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Market Watch: The Music Industry

Posted by Kyle Baranko on August 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Humans have always been fascinated by sound. Even since the prehistoric age, our species has shown a love for pleasurable melodies that move us to dance and bond with others. Over time, innovation has provided evidence that cultures value this industry and strive to improve it; musical capability has ...

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Market Watch: Debating Airbnb's Social Value

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



With every new invention comes a shakeup in the market. Customers get to enjoy lower prices and/or a great new product. The innovative firm responsible for the breakthrough reaps the benefits and takes a leap to the top of the industry, sometimes creating an inspiring rags-to-riches story along the way. Economic cycles dictate these developments cluster i...

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Market Watch: TVShow Time, Celgene Merger

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



I'll tell you about a merger that could bring great benefits to patients of serious neurological diseases. Also, check out the next big things in the TV Show market and world of philanthropy. 



Acquisitions:  Celgene, a...

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Market Watch: Hooks, Blackberry's Revival, and More

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



I’ll tell you about the app that customizes your notification on a never before seen level and a merger a the most prominent budget friendly retailer. Plus, check out Blackberry’s new plan to turn it around.


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Market Watch: Twitter's Past and Future

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Next spring will mark the tenth anniversary of Twitter, one of the most influential sites on the web. Some social media sites fizzle out fast after a brief ride atop the popularity mountain. Others endure and become an icon of the millennial generation. Facebook digitally profiles people. When you want to know the general information and l...

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Market Watch: Star Wars Droid, Geothermal Energy, and More

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 4, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)



I’ll tell you about how one robotics company is reaping the benefits from creating the new Star Wars droid. Also, lets give a shout-out to a new green energy startup. Plus, check out the latest risers and fallers in the...

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Staff Picks: The Role Model Edition

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Entrepreneurs are the foundation of America. Innovation and creativity have defined the economic history of the United States, as a once weak collection of colonies has blossomed into a global power on the backs of ingenious young inventors and businessmen. This edition, the Man of the Hour staff has decided to share their favorite contemporary ...

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Market Watch: Spotify, Rise Alarm Clock

Posted by Kyle Baranko on May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



I’ll tell you about the latest stock fluctuations, including the always-erratic airline stocks. Also, check out Spotify’s new strategy to broaden its consumer appeal. And Ann Taylor will be under new management.




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Market Watch: Future of Dog Watching

Posted by Kyle Baranko on April 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)



A new startup has a cheap new way of keeping your dog entertained. Plus, a bold new investor hopes to start a RadioShack revival. And finally, Stephen Curry’s dominant run atop the NBA might bump Under Armor up the athletic apparel pecking order.




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Market Watch: GroupMe, Kraft Merger, And More

Posted by Kyle Baranko on April 9, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)



I’ll tell you about how Warren Buffet is taking a gamble with his acquisition of Kraft Foods. Also, I’ll provide an update on the power struggle between Silicon Valley and Wall Street, and their battle in wooing the most brilliant minds in America.




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Market Watch: Meerkat, Tinder, and More

Posted by Kyle Baranko on March 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)



I’ll tell you about Tinder’s bold new premium service and the challenges in convincing users to pay for it. Also, you’ll hear about the rise of a live video-streaming app, some of the latest stock news, and Twitter’s new location data.




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Market Watch: Apple's Presentation, Yik Yak Flak, and More

Posted by Kyle Baranko on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (3)



I'll tell you about Apple’s glitzy new presentation for its latest product and look at how investors reacted. In other news, a Saudi Prince has shown interest in one of our most popular new social media apps: Snapchat. For less established social media, let’s see what new app is popping up...

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Market Watch: Banks bought, oil slides, & mobile payment expands

Posted by Preston Bukaty on November 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Last week saw an acquisition which was possibly “one of the biggest in the banking sector since the financial crisis.” Meanwhile, stocks for major retailers rallied in preparation for holiday shoppers, as oil...

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Market Watch: Oil prices plummet, cable companies battle for TV control, & Facebook prepares for the future

Posted by Preston Bukaty on November 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


As cable companies constantly shift in response to evolving trends in the entertainment industry, Comcast works to acquire Time Warner Cable. Meanwhile, AT&T (which recently merged with DirecTV) faces a suit from the FTC over artificially imposing slow download speeds on customers who exceeded their monthly data limit. Facebook unveiled st...

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Market Watch: Richest Millennial Male Billionaires

Posted by Preston Bukaty on October 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


This week, instead of the traditional Market Watch coverage, we've collected a list of male billionaires in the business community age 21-35. Many of the members on this list are self-made moguls who amassed their fortunes in recent years, and so should serve as inspiration for any Man of the Hour who has a compelling idea or invention. ...

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Market Watch: Cable companies merge, Apple's bent out of shape, and Ello says,

Posted by Preston Bukaty on October 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)


AT&T looks to merge with DirecTV at the same time as Comcast fights for its merger with Time Warner. The consolidation of top-level cable and internet providers has distinct implications for US consumers, so FCC regulators are intensely scrutinizing the proposed deals. On the market, Nike exceeds expecations and stocks soar as a result....

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Market Watch: Chinese commerce giant goes public while anonymous social apps keep things private

Posted by Preston Bukaty on September 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba went public on the NYSE last week in the US's biggest IPO to date. Meanwhile, Sears Holdings struggles to find traction in the ever-evolving retail industry. Heineken rejected a takeover offer by SABMiller, which would've made the combined company the second largest brew...

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Market Watch: Uber Lobbies Up For Ride-share Freedom

Posted by Preston Bukaty on September 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


In an effort to improve sales (and not to avoid taxes), fast-food retailer Burger King moved to Canada after a merger with Ontario based Tim Hortons. Meanwhile, yoga pants purveyor Lululemon reported significant losses, as office supply superstore Staples showed small growth. Finally, a new startup called Glamsquad capitalizes on the on-demand s...

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Market Watch: Microsoft CEO resigns, the Gap announces international plans, and Bitcoins take on banking

Posted by Preston Bukaty on August 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from his position to take up the reigns of the Los Angeles Clippers. In his place, Satya Nadella takes over, and begins shifting the company in a different direction. Meanwhile, retail giant the Gap announces plans to open new stores internationally as other clothing retailers struggle for sales. Finally, BitAccess ...

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