Buying Disney Makes no Sense for Verizon

There is a simple reason why Disney and Verizon do not need each other both companies are making a lot of money without each other. Ycharts data indicates that these companies are doing great on their own.

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Companies that Might Disappear in 2017

With the great retail die off heating off, many investors are wondering what companies will disappear next. Here is a list of companies in several industries that might vanish over the next year or so.

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Facebook’s Problems should Investors be Afraid?

History shows us that new technology is often used as a scapegoat for political failures. It also gives Zuckerberg reason to worry and act; and act he is by launching an effort to purge Facebook of fake news stories. Those stories give Facebook’s critics some circumstantial evidence to justify their attacks on free speech.

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Will Falling NFL Ratings Destroy CBS?

It looks as if two entire generations; the 18-35 year-old Millennials and the 35-50 year-old Generation Xers, are tuning out network TV; or at least CBS. One has to wonder how long the company can survive with older viewers dying off, and younger couch potatoes tuning out.

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Twitter was too Sleazy for Disney

Executives at the Magic Kingdom want nothing to do with Twitter even though it has 313 million users; and generated $2.476 billion in revenue during second quarter 2016. Bloomberg reported that Disney CEO Bob Iger was worried that Twitter’s reputation as a venue for bullying, racism, bigotry, sexual misconduct and other bad behavior would tarnish the Disney brand.

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Is Twitter Next on Microsoft’s Shopping List?

LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) might have been just the first name on Microsoft’s (NYSE: MSFT) shopping list. Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) could be the software giant’s next acquisition target.

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Is a Social Media Apocalypse upon Us?

Naturally, all this brings up the question of what happens if the social media bubble bursts. That’s hard to answer because I’m not sure that there is a social media bubble, although there is a LinkedIn bubble that is in the process of bursting before our eyes.

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