Jan 4, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
Google closed 2017 as the second most valuable company in the world. In 2013, Google acquired Waze for more than $1.1 billion. In 2010, Google acquired online photo editing app Piknik only to kill it a year later. Over years, Google has bought many other small competitors and then let them die, which is why Google is undoubted king of the internet.
Dec 23, 2016 · 4 MIN READ
This image of the Korean Peninsula at night is a graphic visualization of the huge gap in economic development between North and South Korea. We see with even more clarity the isolation of North Korea in direct contrast to the prosperity of the South.
Jan 04, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
The Walt Disney Co. has recently announced that it had reached a $52.4 billion deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox assets. The Disney-Fox deal will also give Disney a majority control of the video streaming service Hulu. Some of the classics 20th Century Fox movie studio has produced include Titanic, the original Star Wars film, and Alien. After this deal goes through, Disney will own the rights to every Star Wars.
Jan 03, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
The human brain is so efficient that it consumes less juice than a dim light bulb and fits incredibly well inside our skull. Biology does a lot with a little- the human genome, which grows our body and directs us through years of complex life, requires less data than a mobile operating system. The human brain contains more than 80 billion neurons.
Jan 03, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
On December 14, the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality rules that were put in place in 2015. The vote to repeal came in despite overwhelming public support for a free and open Internet, as the FCC was clearly determined to move ahead with the repeal. So what will the future look like without Net Neutrality?
Dec 12, 2016 · 3 MIN READ
If you have treated yourself with a fancy Starbucks coffee, the chances are they have misspelled your name. What if the misspellings on your cup aren’t actually mistakes? That’s right, we might have been fooled all along.
Dec 28, 2017 · 5 MIN READ
In 2016, AT&T Inc. announced it has reached a $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Inc. – that is now being sued by the Department of Justice. If the deal goes through, the telecom giant will gain control of a media empire including CNN, HBO, TBS, and TNT. The deal follows another major acquisition in 2014 when it acquired DirecTV for about $48.5 billion.
Dec 06, 2017 · 4 MIN READ
Amazon is shaking up the entire supermarket industry by acquiring the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in August 2017. Immediately after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, Walmart announced to acquire online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos for $310 million as it seeks to bridge the gap with e-commerce leader Amazon.