There has been a lot of talk about the failed mission for Rocket Lab – but as they say “onward and upward!”.
Additionally, why couldn’t they have come up with a more imaginative name?
It has been confirmed that Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s energy unit will acquire Dominion Energy Inc’s natural gas transmission and storage business for $9.7 billion.
This puts Berkshire Hathaway Energy into a very strong position in the market.
Potentially, this is why Warren Buffett has been holding onto an extra large cash sum? Maybe not.
Tesla is now officially taking Cybertruck orders in China. You can head to the Tesla website to reserve your Cybertruck.
The Cybertruck has such a unique design I’m sure there will be a lot of upper class Chinese who would love to be driving around in such a car. Really makes a statement.
Bill Ackman is a very interesting person in the world of investing. Below is a great interview with Bill that talks about everything Pershing Square, hedge funds and learning from your mistakes. There are a lot of great quotes inside this interview.
The world class Xiaomi Lamp is finally available to purchase on Amazon.
Xiaomi has won many design awards with this lamp and I read that is by far and away their most popular product. It provides a sleek and simple design that can fit into pretty much any office design.
Notion is an amazing new product that has been growing in popularity very quickly. If you have never used Notion it is a Wiki, Notes, Docs and To List manager all in one product. Notion allows customer to use the service in whatever way they choose and it’s a completely customisable toolset to meet each persons needs.
Notion is all run by a very small team at present of around 50 people and worth a valuation of around $2 billion.
At my company we have started to use Notion as we needed an internal wiki as our company has been growing very quickly from around 30 staff to now 80 staff. Notion provides a great place to have staff members collaborate on documents and organise as much information as possible.
I have been wondering for some time how other medium and large companies are using Notion? However, there seems to be very little information about this online at present.
If you have been using Notion at your organisation I would love to hear how you have been using the product to benefit collaborate, communication and transparency.
There are three main affiliate sites that standout at the present and they are:
However, that being said a lot of big companies have start putting their own affiliate programs into their own hands as they want to control the relationships with the websites and not leave it to affiliate networks, which they have been doing for so long.
TikTok has become a very strong force in online video and become a place for youth culture to thrive.
TikTok has a great feature that allows anyone creating a TikTok to use any music they have licensed in their catalogue. This has driven great success for specific artists and it has now become a marketing strategy of the major labels to get their music used by song of the world’s largest TikTok creators.
TikTok isn’t the future of music, but it is for sure a driving force in the music industry.
Now the music business sees TikTok as its tool. After being caught flat-footed by the success of “Old Town Road,” and then bringing it in-house at Sony, the labels decided they wanted some of that action. If TikTok could build the unknown Lil Nas X, imagine what it could do with a known quantity, a star?
The music business used to be first, but now it’s last. Because it is controlled by old people who did not get the memo, who believe they are indispensable and that no one can resist their money.
But isn’t it funny that not a single musical star has captured the zeitgeist of the Minneapolis/Black Lives Matter explosion in a song we all know. Illustrating that reflecting life, and opening up an audience’s eyes as to the way of life, are not part of the equation. In the music business, it’s all about collecting fans and milking them dry. When one of the biggest acts in the business, Justin Bieber, tries to manipulate the system to make his record number one, who in the hell is gonna listen to the words of a pop star?via Bob Lefsetz
The quote above is from the most recent newsletter / article from Bob Lefsetz. Bob has been a long time music industry journalist and I thought that the above section is by far the best thing I have read about the music industry in the past 12 months.
Lefsetz is right!
The music industry has long been run by 60 year old businessman who don’t under the generations they are targeting. It’s no longer about the music and the industry runs more like buying and selling real estate than an art form at the top.
Pop music struggles to tell stories and really drive emotions. This is exactly why tracks from John Lennon, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, are still getting very large numbers of plays even with the youngest audiences.
Google didn’t announce why it is closing the printing service, but I would assume this won’t be the last time we see this service being offered.
The service was $8 per month and it had AI pick your 10 best picture and print them on 4×6 cardstock.
There are some things in life which aren’t going to be improved by AI and I think one of them is selecting moments to print from your life. People like to be in control and taking the time to look through all the photos is actually the most rewarding part of the process.