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Four Technologies Ready to Change Humanity

The world is a pretty noisy place. Especially when it comes to today’s media. Between the constant drone of news outlets, social media and blogs, it’s easy to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology, gaming consoles, healthcare innovations and auto technologies. But it’s also easy to get lost in the clutter. And it means...

R.I.P. Daily Deals: 2008-2013

It was the midst of the Great Recession. The economy was freefalling… businesses were going bust… thousands of Americans were losing their jobs. Corporate America faced a huge problem: Companies wanted to shift their merchandise and attract new clients, but faced stressed, cash-strapped consumers more concerned with keeping the lights on. Then it happened… An...

Silicon Valley Saves the World

This Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce non-farm payroll data for October. Hopefully it’s an improvement from September, where 45,000 jobs were stripped away from the market. So what’s the consensus? Well, for what it’s worth, economists believe we’ll recoup at least half the September losses. In any event… be wary. Like any...

The Shocking Truth Behind the NSA's “Project Muscular”

The Shocking Truth Behind the NSA’s “Project Muscular”

Surprise, surprise… The National Security Agency (NSA) just got caught with its hand in the cookie jar… yet again. Here’s a quick breakdown… The leak came from Edward Snowden… The NSA is blatantly spying on everyone’s data… Washington is denying the claims… The public is demanding answers. Yep… same old story. And check out the...

This Potential IPO Would Make Gordon Gekko Blush

This Potential IPO Would Make Gordon Gekko Blush

Sin is big business. Like it or not, some of the oldest, largest and most profitable companies are raking in billions from human vices. Consider Philip Morris (PM), Penn National Gaming (PENN), and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), for example. All three deal in “deadly sins” – tobacco, gambling and drinking. Now, you can shun these stocks...

Grand Theft Auto 5: Proof That Crime Really DOES Pay

Grand Theft Auto 5: Proof That Crime Really DOES Pay

For decades, Hollywood studios and major television networks have battled for entertainment supremacy. But they’ve both been toppled. The No. 1 entertainment vehicle in the 21st Century is now videogames. Remarkably, 38% of children under two years old are using mobile technology for gaming, according to Common Sense Media. But despite its soaring popularity among...

Will Snapchat Ever Turn Pics into Profits?

Question of the day: How do you make no money… yet still end up valued at $800 million? Answer: When you’re Snapchat. When I profiled the company back in June, I posed the same question. One that’s still just as valid today – even as Snapchat’s popularity and growth continues to soar. In case you’re...