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What is the foundation of our current society? The government? The economy? The answer is more basic than most people think: technology. Technology controls this generation of the world. The average adult spends more than eleven hours a day sitting in front of a screen. This includes using technology or any type of digital media for work, school, etc....
Over the past two years, one airplane has dominated the headlines of commercial aircraft manufacturing – the Boeing 737 Max. The 737 Max is The Boeing Company’s best-selling airplane, but has been grounded since March 2019. Worldwide regulators concluded after investigation that Boeing did not properly analyze the safety of the jet prior to authorizing technology design changes. Those...
As the November 2020 presidential election rapidly approaches, it is critical to become educated about important issues in order to make informed choices. After emerging from the Great Recession (2007-2009), which involved an unprecedented housing crisis and the loss of millions of jobs, the American people and their leaders have found themselves facing important questions about the role government...
It was a Sunday night, and you needed to buy a textbook for class the next day. The biggest rivalry in college football was coming up, and you were looking for a new television to watch the game. You were tired of buying songs and movies and wanted a special online service that would give you access to millions...

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Do you ever wonder why the digital world is so convenient, with endless possibilities at the touch of a finger? The idea that digital systems are becoming too "smart" is an ever-pressing matter in the present. Albeit, technology progresses at a rate that may seem hasty. The modern computer plays a significant role in everyday life; from personal to...
Whether it is going online and buying that outfit you need, transferring money from your phone, or video calling your family that lives on the other side of the country, the new technological age that humans have found themselves in has drastically changed the way they live their daily lives. The entirety of the world has become accessible with...
If you switch your TV on early Saturday morning or open a kids’ magazine, the bombardment of candy-colored advertising is immediate and overwhelming. Cartoon characters dance across the pages, the newest water gun or rainbow pony is pictured in brilliant color, and cereal boxes show off their prizes. For teens, YouTube influencers and banner ads on social networking platforms...
At the turn of the century, Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America. How then, has it converted into the poverty-stricken country it is today, with unemployment rates above 40% and inflation of over 1,000,000%? Since 2015, 3 million Venezuelans have left the country they love in search of better opportunities elsewhere, and millions more are expected to...
As the second media day concludes at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), automakers in attendance are preparing for the 1 million plus expected visitors that will grace the showroom floor over the next week. America’s busiest auto show opens tomorrow, and it is seen by automakers as the last chance to create a lasting impression on...
Despite the United States being in the midst of the second-longest economic expansion since World War II, the government’s current public debt has risen to more than $22 trillion, the highest it has ever been. If the debt continues to rise at this rate, interest on the debt would be the third largest federal “program” in the federal budget....
Note: This article was submitted by Cade Braas. When you go onto your phone to scroll through social media or to google something, and you see an advertisement for something that you were talking about during a conversation the prior day, that is no coincidence. Companies such as Google and Facebook have technology put in place to monitor conversations and...
Note: This article was submitted by John Kerris.  Recently, Marriott self-reported experiencing one of the largest data breaches in history. The breach, which occurred in the reservation database of its Starwood brand, gave hackers access to the identities, credit card information, passport numbers, and other personally identifiable information of over 500 million guests dating back to 2014. News of a...
Ever since the Digital Revolution began during the mid 1900s, technology has rapidly expanded at a near unforeseeable rate. Computers 50 years ago were big enough to fill entire rooms, yet today would have similar computing power to an old iPhone. To put this in perspective, the four computers used to bring the NASA astronauts to the moon for...
The stigmatization of marijuana is something almost every American is familiar with and something that has a profound impact, one felt by dozens of American industries. When it was announced in late 2012 that two states, Colorado and Washington, had intentions to legalize the substance for recreational use, many reacted negatively to the legislation. Public protest of the drug’s...
Since 2013, the number of United States citizens who listen to podcasts has steadily increased from 10% to 17% with at least 44% of Americans having listened to a podcast at least once in their lives(1). With this increase in podcast listeners, the different categories of podcasts have expanded. You can now find podcasts on topics from news and...
There are a lot of great things to be said about the United States economy right now. As US markets celebrate their longest ever growth streak, economically, a lot of Americans are satisfied with their financial well-being. Unemployment fell to a 50-year low, falling from 3.9 to 3.7 percent in September, as the US economy added another 134,000 jobs...
On September 8th, Serena Williams faced Naomi Osaka in the US Open Final match when it quickly spun out of her control. Williams became engaged in a heated dispute with the match umpire Carlos Ramos after she was handed a series of code violations that made her lose points at a critical time in the match. Ramos first gave Williams...
If you live in or around Pittsburgh, it’s likely you’ve heard of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but have you ever thought about the marketing strategy behind the Penguins organization? Does a sports team in Pittsburgh even really need a marketing strategy? Well, they do. To keep growing its fan base, the Penguins have had to continually evolve their marketing campaigns....
Hailed as one of the best running backs in the league, Le’Veon Bell was looking for a record-breaking contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both sides could not come to an agreement this past offseason, leading to a franchise tag being put on Bell (a one-year contract that makes Bell the highest paid player at his position). There’s only one...
Nike has long been one of the most recognizable American companies and is currently the most valuable sports brand in the world. The firm has cemented its market share through innovative advertising campaigns and partnerships with professional athletes. Nike has produced Michael Jordan’s iconic Air Jordan line since 1984, catapulting the company to success and other prominent signings like...
The startup culture in Argentina is still growing, but Julian Sorsaburu, CEO and one of the founders of Beathey, feels they are entering at just the right time. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Beathey is a music streaming service, record label, and booking agent for emerging electronic music artists in Argentina. I have been interning with Beathey for a...
Elon Musk has always been a dreamer. He has been a visionary in space travel in the 21st century with his company SpaceX while also revolutionizing the automobile industry through his company Tesla. He is considered one of the most powerful people in the world by many standards. However, his new contract as CEO of Tesla could result in...
Another royal wedding is on its way! If you have not heard by now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, 2017. Reports have stated that the happy couple will wed spring of 2018. The last British royal wedding was in 2011 when Prince William married Kate Middleton. Six years has passed and the...
If one ever had to offer a summation of what makes a market thrive, many of those respondents would probably have their own individual ideas, but they will all probably revolve around the same concept: lots and lots of growth. Over the course of modern history, the growth of industry and the flourishing of bigger and brighter ideas have...
To call Blade Runner 2049 a disaster would be far from the truth. For thirty-five years, creating a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner was considered (by most) a bad idea. The original 1982 Blade Runner is a cult-classic about a cop called a ‘blade runner’, played by Harrison Ford, who has to hunt down bioengineered people called ‘replicants’....
Over the course of American history, there have been a countless number of shifts in the role of regulatory bodies and how they function. The most recent change occurred when there was a power shift on January 20th, 2017 - the date of the 45th Presidential Inauguration. This, of course, marked a shift in power in the scope of...
As Thanksgiving approaches and people stock up their food pantries for the big meal, retailers are preparing themselves for their biggest day of the year: Black Friday. One company that is looking to make a rebound after a streak of recent losses is Toys-R-Us. In September, the company filed for bankruptcy as their long-term debt now totals over $5...
Go to your local Starbucks and ask someone to list the most powerful technology firms today - you'll probably hear Google, Facebook, Apple, or Amazon. Compared to these firms, Palantir has largely gone unnoticed, yet it may have just as much influence in our daily lives as its peers. Valued at $20 billion in 2015, Palantir shares its spot...
Like many others, my childhood was spent watching a lot of Nickelodeon. Every Saturday morning I would wake up early (which for 7 year old me was maybe 9 AM) to catch the newest Spongebob episode. Afterwards, I would visit the Nickelodeon website, where I would play the cheap Spongebob games until it was time for lunch....
Ann Herbert, the VP and general manager for Nike North America who also worked on the SNKRS app, stepped down on March 1st, 2021. This shocked countless individuals because she worked at Nike for over 25 years. Right before she announced her decision there was news of her son spending $132,000 on shoes with her credit card....
In the past year, we have all had to make drastic changes to many aspects of our everyday lives. It is hard to believe school, work, and extra curriculars can now be conducted in our pajama pants from the comfort of the living room couch. Don’t get me wrong, there are some clear advantages to this virtual...