Vilas Capital Management’s John Thompson on concerns about Tesla’s outlook.
Could the days of having a hideous driver’s license photo soon be a thing of the past? It’s a possibility for those who reside in California!
There’s currently a bill in The Golden State senate that will allow driver’s to pick their own license photo, for an additional fee of course. Residents could either request multiple photos be taken at the time of license renewal, or they could bring in their own and request to use one of those instead. However, there will be restrictions on said photos, so you’ll have to keep them PG. But could it be worth it? When you get an awful license photo, you’re stuck with that baby for quite a few years, so it sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. One downfall though, imagine how long the waits at the DMV will be once people start getting to pick their own photos? Lord help us all, we’ll have to take 2 days out of work to renew our licenses, instead of just one!
Who’s having the best week ever? Selfie Kid! He’s the kid that stood next to Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl, and was able to get a selfie with the star! His name is Ryan McKenna, he’s 13-years-old and he traveled to Minneapolis with his family for the big game, all the way from his hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts. I bet being at the Super Bowl AND getting a pic with Mr. Timberlake is something he will never forget! However, it gets better!
Since the Super Bowl, McKenna has appeared on Good Morning America, Today and most recently, the Ellen DeGeneres show, talking about his surprise encounter with the ‘Sexy Back’ singer. He admits that he had to push his way through the crowd to be able to stand next to Timberlake. “I got myself there, I pushed through. I was elbowing people but I got there. I was there with him,” McKenna told Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen surprised the die-hard Patriots fan by having Justin Timberlake call into the show! Justin told him that he’d like to meet him properly and have the chance to take a second selfie. He then offered McKenna four VIP tickets to his ‘Man of The Woods’ tour when it makes a stop in Boston this April. But wait, there’s more! The New England Patriots wanted to show some gratitude to Ryan and his family, since they are all huge fans of the team, so they got hooked up with some tickets to a Patriots game and four pre-game passes!
“I got myself there, I pushed through. I was elbowing people but I got there. I was there with him,” McKenna told Ellen DeGeneres.
Following the 13-year-old’s instant and unforeseen fame, he has acquired 8,000 new Snapchat followers and over 71k followers on Instagram. Maybe we’ll see him on the big screen again at Justin’s upcoming show at the TD Garden or at an upcoming Patriot’s game next season!
Here we are, a new year has begun and the holidays are behind us. We’ve celebrated, exchanged gifts, taken down our trees, boxed away our holiday decor, and returned or exchanged gifts that weren’t quite right.
Everyone knows that the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is really rich. Well, he has become even richer!
According to Bloomberg, Bezos has become a $100 Billionaire. Bezos is the first man since Bill Gates to enter the $100 Billion club in 1999. Gates would have been worth $150 Billion if he hadn’t donated so much to charity.
Sprint and T-Mobile have called off merger talks for the second time in 2 years.
Here is the statement released by T-Mobile.
Bellevue, Washington — November 4, 2017 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced that it has ceased talks to merge with Sprint, as the companies were unable to find mutually agreeable terms.
“The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to create significant benefits for consumers and value for shareholders. However, we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance and track record,” said John Legere, President and CEO of T-Mobile US, Inc. “Going forward, T-Mobile will continue disrupting this industry and bringing our proven Un-carrier strategy to more customers and new categories – ultimately redefining the mobile Internet as we know it. We’ve been out-growing this industry for the last 15 quarters, delivering outstanding value for shareholders, and driving significant change across wireless. We won’t stop now.”
Press release from Sprint:
Overland Park, Kansas — November 4, 2017 — Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has ceased talks to merge with T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) as the companies were unable to find mutually agreeable terms.
Sprint President and CEO and SoftBank Board member Marcelo Claure said: “While we couldn’t reach an agreement to combine our companies, we certainly recognize the benefits of scale through a potential combination. However, we have agreed that it is best to move forward on our own. We know we have significant assets, including our rich spectrum holdings, and are accelerating significant investments in our network to ensure our continued growth. As convergence in the connectivity marketplace continues, we believe significant opportunities exist to establish strong partnerships across multiple industries. We are determined to continue our efforts to change the wireless industry and compete fiercely. We look forward to continuing to take the fight to the duopoly and newly emerging competitors.”
Spotify is currently being valued at $20 Billion, but reports show that it could be worth $100 Billion soon.
Starting on October 23, popular streaming site Twitch will air all five seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which will have all 236 episodes showing back to back.
At the first major event on Apple’s new campus, CEO Tim Cook became emotional as he dedicated the theater to his predecessor.
While no one seems to know where he got approved for this massive job, Elon Musk claims to have gotten verbal approval to build a Hyperloop from the government. According to Musk, the Hyperloop would get travelers from Washington, DC to New York in 29 minutes.
Details are yet to come.