Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Larry Edelman Globe Staff February 07, 2019 The stock market is often derided as a casino where we — small investors — are the suckers. I think that’s mostly true, but the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, the two primary US trading venues, also play a vital role in the economy: helping companies owned by private investors raise money by selling shares to the public, a process known as an initial public offering. You may remember when Mark Zuckerberg, then not public enemy No. 1, took Facebook public in 2012, bringing in more than $16 billion in exchange for giving outside shareholders an ownership stake in his company. Zuckerberg & Co. used that IPO money to expand, create jobs, and build a massive machine to profit from our personal data (but that’s a different story). Advertisement So why would one of … [Read more...] about Slack is going public without raising a dime. What gives?
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How does one become a power player in the dining and nightlife industry? Making your name as an incredibly popular chef isn’t a terrible start. Flexing your business skills as a chef + owner: even better. And of course there’s plenty of room for people who can’t cook: the visionaries who dream up the concepts nobody else could, the devoted student of cocktail lore, the DJ who can fill any size room you put them in, every night. To find who holds the true power and influence, we dug beyond just bold-faced names and also profiled gatekeepers, innovators and disruptors who are altering the industry for the better, whether it be through philanthropy, advocacy or inclusion, plus those who are forever evolving the way our restaurants look and sound, and entrepreneurs doing everything they can to shake up the food system as a whole. Our choices weren’t based wholly on pure revenue or number of locations. They also took into deep consideration who has the most sweeping … [Read more...] about The Dining and Nightlife Power List: Food and Drink’s 55 Most Influential People
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 1:39 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Allen Park — Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Detroit Lions mailbag, where I'm thankful you guys are still coming up with interesting questions. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Forgive me for steering clear of bold proclamations after Ford played a grand total of 29 defensive snaps in his debut. In that performance, he gave up a reception all five times he was targeted and missed a tackle on two of Panthers' three longest plays, including the 82-yarder to D.J. Moore in the third quarter. The Lions have kept Ford around on the practice squad all season and immediately started him after his promotion, so they're clearly pleased with what they've been seeing on the practice field. But even as poorly as Teez Tabor has played this season, it's OK to let the competition play out the remainder of the season before declaring one is a more reliable solution going forward. I don't anticipate the … [Read more...] about Lions mailbag: Can Zach Zenner pick up the slack for Detroit Lions?
On first glance, all of the tools Slack provides work places sounds useful. But are they really good? Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer If you have a job that involves sitting in front of a computer, you likely use “workplace collaboration tool” Slack. As a writer who has both a full-time job and a few freelance writing gigs (like this one), I not only use Slack, but I often also have as many as five active Slack “workspaces” going at any one time.But I’m not so sure this is a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, I recognize the collaborative benefits that Slack brings. It’s ubiquitous technology, too: I have it on every desktop, laptop and smartphone that I use. I get notifications 24 hours a day when I’m mentioned in a chat. I can check in with what I missed, if I happen to miss a day of work. I can send files to workmates. I can call them. I can tag them with important messages that I know they’ll see soon.Subscribe to … [Read more...] about Slack May Actually Be Hurting Your Workplace Productivity
By Steve Rosenbush Steve Rosenbush The Wall Street Journal BiographySteve Rosenbush @Steve_Rosenbush ciojournal [email protected] Aug 10, 2018 8:25 am ET 0 COMMENTS Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning. Subscribe to WSJ Pro Cybersecurity for in-depth coverage on cybersecurity trends, breaches and best practices. Good morning, CIOs. In cybersecurity, there is often greater safety in numbers. Companies that build technology for U.S. elections are joining an information-sharing group employing community, collaboration and the free-flow of intelligence as a bulwark against cyber threats, CIO Journal’s Steven Norton reports. That alone won’t secure elections against manipulation by Russia or other nation-states or criminal hackers, but it could help make them more resilient. A vote for security. “The Elections Industry … [Read more...] about The Morning Download: Seeking Safety in Numbers, Voting Technology Companies Share Intelligence