How Kanye West Built Yeezy

These are Yeezys. People have camped out at shoe stores, hired Taskers to wait in line on their behalf and even used sneaker buying bots to nab a pair online before they sell out in seconds. Others spent thousands of dollars on the resale market. The man behind that craze is Kanye West. But recently,…

Why Tim Hortons Struggles In The United States

You know that old joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner in the United States. In that Dunkin’ Donuts slogan, America runs on Dunkin’. Well, there’s a Canadian coffee chain that makes those look like quaint little neighborhood cafes. Meet Tim Hortons, Canada’s one stop shop for coffee, breakfast, lunch and doughnuts. In 2018,…

How Amazon Fends Off Unions

We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either. Well, we understand unions work in some industries, they would conflict with our culture, customer obsession and direct working relationship. Throughout Amazon’s 25-year history, there have been multiple rumblings of workers trying to unionize. The people united will never be defeated. But none of those…

Inside The City Where Waymo Tests Self-Driving Vehicles

In a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, there’s a fleet of 600 minivans shuttling people from place to place. Ordering one feels almost exactly like calling an Uber, except for one thing: the vans are driving themselves. It does feel like from when I first got in that it is just a normal car. Their vehicles…

Why The Volkswagen Phaeton Failed In The United States

The term Volkswagen means “people’s car” in German, and that is mostly what the brand sells stylish, well engineered cars that are still relatively affordable. Volkswagen usually leaves the task of selling pricey sports cars, luxury rides and super cars to its sister brands such as Porsche, Audi and Bugatti. But there was at least…

How The NRA Ended Up On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

To me the NRA is an organization that’s helping to preserve my rights. They’re the front runners, they’re the ones that are taking the most heat. They’re not giving up on our gun rights. The NRA, known as a defender for gun rights, and a leader in firearm education, is mired in controversy. Never in…

The Rise And Fall Of AOL

Welcome. You’ve got mail! I do recognize that. That’s all AOL. If you’re familiar with my sounds, there’s a good chance that you were one of AOL’s over 20 million subscribers who used its dial up internet and AIM messaging system. What was your AOL user name? Bsquad. Bsquad? My AIM screen names were bugsthatboy…

Will Best Buy Survive Amazon?

Once an online bookstore, Amazon now sells just about anything you would find in a home or business, and has developed a formidable formula. Meanwhile storied and once dominant U.S. retail chains everywhere are struggling. Faced with monumental shifts in the way consumers shop. Once remarkably durable brands have shuttered their stores, which sometimes number…

How Amazon Delivers On One-Day Shipping

Before Prime launched in 2005 one-day shipping was an exorbitant luxury. Now it’s the standard shipping speed for Amazon’s 100 million Prime members. Earlier this year Amazon doubled the speed of Prime shipping from two days to one. And the faster speed is now available on more than 10 million products. Prime one-day is basically…

How Hush Puppies Shoes Sparked A Water Crisis

Doesn’t it sound idyllic? Like who wouldn’t want to live here? Except for the environmental contamination thing. Aside from that, it’s beautiful. This house is technically a hazardous waste site. Wolverine Worldwide, the company that makes Hush Puppies shoes, says it legally disposed of tannery waste in the area from 1958 to 1970. That waste…