In life, there are some hard questions, like Pepsi or Coke, iPhone or Android, Mac or PC, but when it comes to music and podcasts, it seems the answer is clear: Spotify is king. How did this small company beat out giants like Apple at their own game?
One of the privileged industries experiencing growth during the current pandemic crisis is the gaming industry. Yet in this atmosphere of growth and opportunity, many were affected when all of a sudden the game-streaming platform Mixer, owned by Microsoft, announced that it was shutting down, recently in June. Does this mean Microsoft lost the battle for game-streaming services? Are they relying on Facebook’s social and streaming DNA; while they can focus on making games available to more people?
Historically, the stock market seemed impossible to get into, especially if you were a younger, inexperienced investor. But, in 2013, an app came to make trading more accessible. Robinhood had arrived. Its recipe became a magnet for rookie investors, with hundreds of thousands flocking to use it. Some called the software disrupting, while others called it democratizing. One thing was clear: Robinhood shook the trading world.
When we hear about Tesla, we think of cars. But the company is much more than Falcon doors and crazy trucks; Tesla aims to revolutionize how we see sustainable living. This special Company Forensics will cover Tesla's rise to the top as well as its vision for the future. If you want to learn more about Tesla, with excellent analysis, be sure to check out Ben's channel.
We have talked about phone companies in the past. Remember those episodes about Blackberry or Motorola, companies who once were at the very top of the industry and somehow ended up falling in battle. Today, we will not exactly talk about a phone company but about a phone, yeah, a particular one. A phone that, for better or worse, had everyone's attention just by existing, just because it was created by one of the largest internet companies in the world: the Amazon Fire Phone.
Nokia is a Finnish multinational corporation that goes all the way back to the nineteenth century and started with wood mills that produced mainly paper. Yes, the same Nokia that a hundred years later created cultural icons like the 1110 phone model a lot of you probably rocked at some point, back in the early 2000s.