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Zack Rosebrugh

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SCOTUS update

Metals.com scam

Amazon attrition

At the movies

Fashion forward

Reshaping society

Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

Record low unemployment

Americans locked up abroad

Canopy branches out

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Amazon could be worth $2.5 trillion by 2024, analyst says

Amazon could be worth $2.5 trillion by 2024, analyst says

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  • Amazon reaching $2.5 trillion in market value is totally a possibility. The question is whether they can do it in 6 years. Even with their massive 100 million prime members, and leading the Ecommerce and cloud infrastructure space, their market opportunities and white space across Echo/Alexa, cloud applications

    Amazon reaching $2.5 trillion in market value is totally a possibility. The question is whether they can do it in 6 years. Even with their massive 100 million prime members, and leading the Ecommerce and cloud infrastructure space, their market opportunities and white space across Echo/Alexa, cloud applications, grocery, media, e-sports streaming, healthcare, and more are enormous.

  • Any other company and I would laugh this off.

    Amazon? This is serious. As their revenue has grown so has their rate of revenue growth. 2024 is not too far away.

  • However tempting it is to think linearly, very seldom one company can dominate an industry for more than 30 years without newer players biting into market share. It happened to Ford, IBM. Hewlett-Packard. While it may be hard for a company to become AMZN size in the next few years, there will be companies

    However tempting it is to think linearly, very seldom one company can dominate an industry for more than 30 years without newer players biting into market share. It happened to Ford, IBM. Hewlett-Packard. While it may be hard for a company to become AMZN size in the next few years, there will be companies that would challenge parts of Amazon’s businesses. Amazon is increasingly looking like a retail conglomerate and conglomerates eventually struggle to keep up with nimbler competitors.

  • Many Americans are not aware of Amazon’s global presence in various countries like UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Last year, they penetrated the GCC by acquiring SOUQ.com. They quickly rebranded, and changed the current offering away from eBay like products, towards a more streamlined, well presented

    Many Americans are not aware of Amazon’s global presence in various countries like UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Last year, they penetrated the GCC by acquiring SOUQ.com. They quickly rebranded, and changed the current offering away from eBay like products, towards a more streamlined, well presented, intelligent product range, synonymous with that of Amazon’s online stores, yet not quite identical to those that carry the Amazon name, nor as wide ranging.

    Even though, they proved so successful, that people are actually ordering groceries for the first time online.

    Amazon reaching 2 Trillion in 6yrs, can only be achieved by global expansion, the old fashioned way, and becoming a multinational company with both physical and virtual presence all around.

  • Amazon is everywhere, Whole Foods grocery, retail, pharma, insurtech, space. Banking is probably next.

  • I’m not betting against them :)

  • I totally see this happening! I also agree with earlier comments on this that it’ll happen prior to that year! They’re a powerhouse and are showing no signs of slowing anytime soon!

  • Seriously? Good god. And the Amazon video streaming application on my tv hasn’t even worked right for weeks.

  • Anything is possible. The question is what’s the probability.

  • Might be a bit of an underestimate.

  • Amazon is shaping the original token economy cycle.

    Amazon establish the efficient inventory control and opened the automated grocery stores.

  • Eventually, yes, Arindam. Nothing is forever. That’s probably where the phrase “strike while the iron is hot” came from.