Description: Why being forced to wake up translates to more money Source: CNN Money Date: April 14, 2016 The snooze button might be a temporary relief to your worst morning enemy but this noise-making device sings hallelujah to factory owners at the turn of 20th century. CNN’s Rachel Crane explains how the invention of the mechanical… Read more »
Posts Categorized: money
Description: It’s finally legal for Cuban entrepreneurs to incorporate and bank in the U.S. With its Atlas service, Stripe is seizing the opportunity. Source: Fast Company Date: March 18, 2016 On Tuesday of this week, the Obama administration—ahead of the president’s visit to Havana next week—announced a loosening of decades-old restrictions that permits U.S. banks to… Read more »
Description: Cybercriminals using stolen data have targeted millions of user accounts on Alibaba’s popular Taobao shopping platform. Source: CNN Money Date: February 5, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use any online seller-to-consumer services? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Description: For all the legions of programmers coding the movement of individual blades of grass, and all the advances in processing power and VR, the simulated worlds of online gaming still behave nothing like the real one. Source: Wired Date: January 12, 2016 “In the last few years we’ve seen the abysmal failure of games attempting… Read more »
Description: Apple and Samsung are taking on China’s top payment service. Source: CNN Money Date: December 18, 2015 The two companies announced separate plans on Friday to offer payment services in China starting next year. Both firms have deals with state-owned bank card network China UnionPay. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think people will spend… Read more »