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CNN (October 8)

2018/ 10/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Wall Street’s top activist investors are raising lots of cash and gearing up for battle over the next year…. The group see more opportunity to disrupt the consumer discretionary sector, which includes retailers, than in any other industry.”


CNN (October 31)

2017/ 11/ 01 by jd in Global News

U.S. “lawmakers should be conducting a serious audit of our nation’s intelligence and cybersecurity capacities and strengthening areas of weakness to ensure our country is well-equipped to withstand future efforts from state actors, like Russia, to disrupt our democratic processes…. We’ve seen these efforts underway in Europe for years, and should learn from and even improve upon what they are already doing.”


Wall Street Journal (August 13)

2014/ 08/ 14 by jd in Global News

Some Internet connections have been disrupted this week and more bumps are expected. “The situation echoes—if faintly—the hubbub over the feared Y2K computer glitch in the late 1990s, when experts warned that systems could fail because their dating functions hadn’t been designed to handle the turn of the century.” The total number of Internet paths through the global web has grown to approximately 500,000, exceeding the number some old network routers can accommodate. “More websites and broadband firms are likely to feel the pinch in coming days as they hit the seemingly arbitrary limit,” necessitating the upgrade or replacement of older routers.


Institutional Investor (May Issue)

2014/ 05/ 25 by jd in Global News

“New innovative business models by upstarts Tesla and Uber are poised to disrupt multiple industries at once.” Both companies have been driving around barriers thrown up by conventional businesses that feel threatened. “The real winners to watch — the companies that will shape the landscape of American business and tech — are those that seek to fill customers’ every need, that work themselves into new markets however possible.”