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Sarah AdlerSarah Adler

, Managing Editor


The Evolution of the Marketplace: From the Mall to the Internet

With nearly 50,000 shopping malls spread across the United States, it certainly wouldn’t seem that the retail industry is struggling to keep its doors open. Instead, it would seem that every time we turn around there is yet another yogurt shop or cell phone store announcing a grand opening. This is a deceiving illusion, however....

A Guide to IRAs: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account. Quite simply, these are accounts that are set up by individuals rather than by employers. Opening an IRA is very easy and requires only taxable income and a little paperwork. Most banks and investment firms allow users to open these accounts in a matter of minutes. Once an account...

How Will Bitcoin Overcome Its Biggest Test?

Following the impressive rise of the Bitcoin digital currency over the past few years, criminals are stepping up their game. If you’re unfamiliar, Bitcoin is an open-source software code that offers a person-to-person (P2P) monetary exchange with no central servers. It uses mathematics, cryptography, and blockchain technology to facilitate transactions easily, quickly, and securely. Users...

How to Hunt Down a Unicorn

As mythical as its namesake, a “unicorn” is a highly promising company – typically an entrepreneurial tech-based startup – with a market valuation of $1 billion or more, despite not yet having an established performance record. The term is derived from an article by venture capitalist and Founder of Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee. In her...

What Not to Expect From the Verizon Strike

Yesterday – Wednesday, April 13 – over 36,000 Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) workers began a strike against the communications company after failing to come to an agreement with the unions that represent wireline operations workers. This follows a nine-month contractual dispute regarding two workers unions. The New York Times explains that the members of these...

2016: The Year of Snapchat

In a world overwhelmed with immediacy and the need for constant contact, the steady decline of Twitter Inc. (TWTR) shares since April 2015 has left the market looking for a new social media darling to watch. Snapchat – which began as a class project for Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy...