Daily Column- 3rd April 2022

The blockchain ecosystem is as wild as one of those gigantic inflatables at the car dealership, with the debut of a billion NFT initiatives and other crypto experiments (DeFi apps, DAOs, etc.). But there’s one company that’s giving it a leg up: Alchemy. Founded in August 2017, the company was valued at more than $10 … Read more

Daily Column – 2nd April 2022

Pete Davidson isn’t the most well-known Staten Islander any longer. Employees at an Amazon warehouse in the city decided to unionise, making it the company’s first site to do so. It is one of the most significant victories for organised labour in decades. Employees voted 2,654 in favour of the union and 2,131 against. More … Read more

Daily Column – 1st April 2022

For the next six months, the Biden administration will discharge 1 million barrels of oil each day, not just for the scent, but also to flood the market with supply and bring down soaring gas prices. This is the largest release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) ever declared by the United States, demonstrating how … Read more

Daily Column – 31st March 2022

Zuck has been binge-watching too much House of Cards. According to a story in the Washington Post, Meta recruited a top Republican consulting firm to assist distribute bad messaging about competitor TikTok in a campaign reminiscent of Frank Underwood’s political scams. Targeted Victory, a consulting firm, produced anti-TikTok opinion pieces in local newspapers, deliberately campaigned … Read more

Daily Column – 30th March 2022

March started out as a bear and ended up as a bull for the US stock market. Stocks have regained all of their losses since the start of the Ukraine conflict and, with another push, might end the year in the black. Apple, the world’s most valuable firm, is leading the charge. It’s currently on … Read more

Daily Column – 29th March 2022

As gas prices around the country approach record highs, a few of states are doing something some of your closest friends have never been able to do: pitching in for gas. Georgia’s 29-cent-per-gallon gas tax will be suspended until the end of May. Connecticut’s 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax will be suspended until June 30. The 36.1 … Read more

Daily Column- 28th March 2022

At last night’s Oscars, CODA made a big business move: It was made by a streaming service and won best picture, making it the first time a streaming service won that award. Apple TV+ paid a record $25 million for the movie, which tells the storey of the only hearing member of a deaf family. … Read more

Daily Column – 27th March 2022

One of the most powerful women in business is Indra Nooyi, who was the former chair and CEO of PepsiCo. She is known for her business skills, but also because she showed how to balance a demanding job with a good family life. Her new book, My Life in Full, says that businesses should put … Read more

Daily column – 26th March 2022

Countries in Europe are racing to find new sources of energy to replace the Russian supplies they’ve said they won’t use anymore. They’re going on a “Amazing Race”-style search. In the last few days, they’ve found a willing partner: The US said it would work with other countries to send more liquefied natural gas to … Read more