Say it ain’t so….. Well there is a lot of chit chat and jibber jabber that Mr. or Ms. Internet Explorer (however you want to look at it); Microsoft Inc is exploring acquiring the famous social media app Tik Tok from China based ByteDance.
Talks began as the White House and President Trump are seriously considering banning the mega app, for US national security protocols and reasons. Analysts have indicated that Microsoft buying Tik Tok would be beneficial to the software conglomerate; allowing it to enter the social media space which Microsoft has dabbled in the past.
Experts have indicated that Tik Tok’s valuation seems to be exploding toward the upside and the purchase of Tik Tok by Microsoft or another tech company would make a lot of $en$e and $cent$. -SB
1) Online grocery shopping continues to reach higher numbers, as Americans show little inclination to return to the stores. Grocery sales hit a record $7.2 billion dollars in June, up 9% from May. There are now 45.6 million households using online grocery pickup and delivery services for a larger portion of their grocery needs. The coronavirus crisis has cause drastic increases in grocery shopping online. People are now using online for buying a few items instead of just for their major shopping trips.
2) Seattle has passed a payroll tax which targets large businesses, called the JumpStart Tax. This tax is a tiered system of taxation with the highest tax levels for companies with annual payroll expenses of more than $1 billion dollars. The tax also is grated for individual income levels starting at amounts over $150,000. The prime target for the tax is Amazon, who is expected to accelerate its move to secure office space outside of Seattle. Amazon has an expansive Seattle footprint, but in recent years has moved to establish a presence in areas outside of the city. There are fears that the tax will pin Seattle’s economic future on local businesses remaining strong.
3) New York City plans to invest $157 million dollars to expand high speed internet service to low income residents as part of its plan to offer universal broadband service to New Yorkers. To pay for the expansion, the internet service providers would be charged for using the city’s infrastructure. The financially strapped city would fund the expansion by diverting $87 million from the police budget, which is being cut. But for the long run, the city is seeking state legislation to require internet service companies to pay for the use of the infrastructure they used to do business.
4) Stock market closings for – 7 JUL 20:
Dow 25,890.18 down 396.85 Nasdaq 10,343.89 down 89.76 S&P 500 3,145.32 down 34.40
trio is back with another one as we enter the spring season 2020. You
guys and gals know what it is, more heat rock content for your dome.
was a pleasure to have as our guest a man who is creating noise and
alarms in the comedy game, he has been a featured stand up comic on Late
Night With Seth Myers, and also has been on the NYC comedy circuit,
lacing the circuit with great comedy. He goes by the name of Jonathan
Jon came on the #TheCast to discuss comedy, entertainment, his come up story and more. This is an episode you must tune in to #TheCast.
“WE ALL HAVE A VOICE & A OPINION. IT’S JUST HOW U USE YOURS”…..
#TheCastPodcast last episode of the 2019 year. Your hosts Sammy BE @EcoFireTV, Luisa L @LuisaModels & Jon “Da Don” Sterling @TheDramaBlock, closed 2019 very strong of course; 2020 will be way stronger.
The crew wrapped up the greatest moments in 2019, as well as accommodating outstanding guests, who dropped gems and jewels about their $$$$money moves$$$, in their respective businesses plus MORE FUN…. 2020 we R just getting started…. 2020 Let’s Go Get Em’……..
The analytics are in, Black Friday 2019 did its numbers. Black Friday did over $20 billion in revenue, over $7 billion in online and digital sales alone, from latest info projected (Forbes.com). (1)
The revenue numbers surpassed last year (2018), from Black Friday sales. This was anticipated of course, but maybe not by the figures that came in of $20 billion.
Though with strong numbers, brick and mortars shops and stores will still be closing unfortunately, to focus more of their retail sales online because of what many speculate as being the “Amazon Effect”. The “Amazon Effect” has forced brick and mortar stores and outlets to realign their focus toward online sales and marketing. A game changer to indicate the least. -SB
We Are Back folks, but it’s cold outside, it’s a cold world ol’ girl…….. #TheCastPodcast, LIVE & DIRECT
Bizman Bass (Sammy BE) @Ecofire, Luisa L. @LuisaModels, & Jon Da Don Sterling @TheDramaBlock. We are #TheCast don’t get it F**ked up, course not…. This momentous episode; #TheCast had a chance to interview a lovely up and coming model. This young woman is definitely on her grind, in a never ending modeling industry, whether it’s entertainment, media, fashion, social media modeling; her work ethic and her work accumen is undeniable. We had the incredible pleasure in interviewing XIOMARA (aka Xiomara The Model aka Miss Random); and y’all know what it is when #TheCast comes on the set….
We most definitely shut the interviews down (as we should)…….Y’all Already Know……. Xiomara came on the show, to discuss her trials and tribulations working in modeling, and she came to explain the hussles & motivation needed, in trying to make it to the top of an industry, that is constantly changing. The fashion and modeling industries, two forces hard to reckon with; it is what it is….. This is an episode that you don’t want to miss (@ all costs)#TheCast
“WE ALL HAVE A VOICE & OPINION. IT’S JUST HOW U USE YOURS”….. As always, Be Bless, Stay Bless, God Bless
We are back, like never before… Highly Missed But Never Forgotten….
# TheCast is back, U ALREADY KNOW..
Yours truly, Sammy BE @EcoFireTV, Luisa L. @LuisaModels & on the engineering consoles Jon “Da Don” Sterling @TheDramaBlock. We’re back with a solid podcast show featuring none other then the talented social media & music sensations, The Hollywood Dollz.
The Hollywood Dollz (Ocean @FamousOceann & Kung Fu @Only1KungFu)
came through to bless THE CAST with an epic interview about their come
up, and how they came to attain a young and expanding audience, that
continues to grow and follow their every move…
You know I can’t forget about the trending topics of the past few weeks and other blazin’ topics. It’s #TheCast…. So Stay geared to this bonafide episode… Ep. #8: Back 2 School Edition….. #TheCast
“WE ALL HAVE A VOICE & OPINION. IT’S JUST HOW USE YOURS”…..