Tag Archives: Amazon

Financial Daily Dose 2.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Wins Injunction of JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 14, 2020

In a massive win for Amazon (because, again, Jeff NEEDS it), Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith has granted the company’s motion for an injunction halting Microsoft’s work on the $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI contract for the Pentagon that it beat out Amazon for during the pendency of AWS’s challenge to the awarding of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.13.2020 | Top Story: Britain Investigates Ties Between Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Staley

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 13, 2020

UK regulators are probing ties between disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Jes Staley. The bank’s board is so far standing 100% with Staley, who has expressed “regret” over his relationship with Epstein – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Meanwhile, in an effort to push Facebook and other social media giants toward self-policing, a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.11.2020 | Top Story: DOJ Indicts Four from Chinese Army Over 2017 Equifax Cyberattack

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 11, 2020

The DOJ has announced charges against four members of China’s military related to the 2017 cyberattack on credit-reporting agency Equifax, the breach that revealed “trade secrets and the personal data of about 145 million Americans.”  The indictment places the Equifax episode in a broader scheme by the Chinese army and intelligence services to steal data … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.5.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Joins Trillion-Dollar Market Cap Club

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 5, 2020

Amazon closed out the trading day yesterday as an official member of the $1 trillion club for the first time. Because Jeff really needed a win, folks. The company joins Microsoft, Alphabet, and Apple in that rarified “four-comma club” – Bloomberg and MarketWatch NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange has submitted a takeover offer for eBay Inc. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.31.2020 | Top Story: IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is Out After Eight Years at the Helm

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 31, 2020

In a week that’s already seen plenty of C-suite shakeups, we’ve learned that Ginni Rometty is stepping down from her role as CEO at IBM. The company’s cloud computing chief, Arvind Krishna, will take over for her, though Rometty will stay on as executive board chair until the end of the year – NYTimes and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.21.2020 | Top Story: World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Davos

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 21, 2020

As it kicked off its 50th annual gathering today, the World Economic Forum in Davos is facing some hard questions—both about the state of the ideals it has long espoused (“open borders, liberal democracy and free borders,” to name a few) and about the uber-elite gathering itself – NYTimes Here’s what’s on the agenda other … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.17.2020 | Top Story: Senate Passes USMCA by Wide Margin to Update NAFTA

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 17, 2020

While there’s plenty of other business afoot in D.C. these days, it also happens to have been a pretty big week for trade deals. A day after Phase One with China was inked, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a revised NAFTA—now officially the USMCA—which will get final executive approval next week – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.16.2020 | Top Story: US and China Make Phase One Official While Trade Questions Linger

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 16, 2020

Well, Phase One is official, thanks to a White House signing yesterday that included Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. With that act comes our first substantive look at the deal that’s been thus-far shrouded in secrecy. Some highlights: commitments from China to purchase “an additional $200 billion worth of American goods and services by 2021,” … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.15.2020 | Top Story: Dating Apps Face Scrutiny for Likely Data Privacy Violations

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 15, 2020

Popular app-based dating services—from Tinder to OkCupid to Grindr—are the subject of unwanted scrutiny this week after a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council that they’re “spreading user information like dating choices and precise location to advertising and marketing companies in ways that may violate privacy laws” – NYTimes and Forbes and Law360 Here’s a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Hit with Antitrust Case by India’s Government

BY: Juvian Hernandez | January 14, 2020

BlackRock Inc. will sell out of all companies “that get more than 25% of sales from thermal coal.” This threshold, however, won’t affect larger, diversified miners—which includes some of the biggest coal shippers. – Bloomberg and NYTimes MGM Resorts International agreed to sell the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay and casinos to Blackstone Group Inc. Blackstone would own … Continue reading