Wall Street Was More Pleased With Etsy Than Its Investors

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY) has become one of the de facto stock market winners from the spread of the coronavirus. On top of the company being a leading eCommerce portal for countless numbers of online sellers, Etsy keeps getting referenced for its great customized masks. After Etsy reported earnings, the initial reaction was a “sell the news” trade. The reason […]

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Move over, CEOs: Small teams are the leadership of the future — here's how to harness the power of bottom-up culture

Barry Lowenthal is the CEO of global media buying agency Media Kitchen.  As businesses shift because of the pandemic, it's time to reconsider traditional top-down organizational structures, he writes in this op-ed. We're witnessing a slow and natural shift toward Holacracy, which gives decision-making authority to individual teams and in turn raises the bar on service, benefiting both the business […]

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Midwest Extends Covid-19 Surge, With Highs in Illinois, Iowa

The Covid-19 surge in the Midwest rose to a record, led by single-day highs Wednesday in Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota as the region’s outbreak spread toward both coasts. Illinois reported record cases Thursday. The Midwest’s seven-day average of new cases per million residents hit 373, well above anything recorded by the Northeast and South during their respective surges in […]

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Chinese spies, corporate trade secrets: Maria Bartiromo, James Freeman 'The Cost'

US at the beginning of ‘deep struggle’ with China: Atlas Organization founder Atlas Organization founder Jonathan Ward discusses U.S.-China relations. In their new book, “The Cost” FOX Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman of The Wall Street Journal review President Trump’s first term and highlight many of his policies that drove one of the greatest economic booms in […]

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Spotify bet big on podcasts. Will it pay off?

New York (CNN Business)Spotify (SPOT) is reaping the financial rewards of betting on podcasts. But the audio streaming platform is also paying the price for the spread of misinformation. The company on Thursday said “The Joe Rogan Experience” is now the No. 1 show in its English-speaking markets and it “outperformed our audience expectations,” after the podcast was added to […]

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SoftBank-backed GetYourGuide secures $133 million from investors

Berlin travel start-up GetYourGuide has raised 114 million euros ($133 million) from investors. The funding round, led by U.S. private equity firm Searchlight Capital, has been raised as a convertible note. Existing venture capital investors including Searchlight Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund, Lakestar, Battery Ventures, and Highland Europe also participated in the funding round. LONDON — SoftBank-backed activity booking app GetYourGuide […]

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Election 5 days away: Trump, Biden to hold dueling rallies in Florida battleground

Trump, Biden to hold dueling Florida rallies Rep. Richard Hudson weighs in on upcoming campaign stops for both presidential candidates. President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to hold dueling campaign rallies in Florida — a crucial battleground state vital to winning the White House — with just five days left in the presidential race.   The candidates will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday, looking […]

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