Author: Sammy Bravo

Xbox One’s SmartGlass App Does Essential Stuff Your Xbox One Won’t

Xbox One’s SmartGlass App Does Essential Stuff Your Xbox One Won’t

I get it: With Xbox One SmartGlass, Microsoft wants to be the Prima of hybrid tablets, the Piggyback Interactive of digital travelogues, the GameFAQs of collectible vade mecums. Who knew? I was expecting something...

Comcast + Time Warner Cable: One Broadband Giant to Rule Them All?

Comcast + Time Warner Cable: One Broadband Giant to Rule Them All?

Cable industry sharks are circling Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable TV company in the United States, which has become the subject of intense speculation that it might be purchased by one of...

What the Obamacare Rollout Means for the Healthcare Business

What the Obamacare Rollout Means for the Healthcare Business

Which health and medical businesses stand to gain and lose from the faulty roll out of Obamacare? I discussed the topic this week on WNYC’s Money Talking, with the New York Times columnist Joe...

This Common Holiday Shopping Mistake Will Cost You

This Common Holiday Shopping Mistake Will Cost You

Although this year’s holiday shopping season is a week shorter than usual, you wouldn’t know it from the way stores are moving Black Friday so far forward that some sales will start before the...

Comcast Emerges as Potential Bidder for Time Warner Cable

Comcast Emerges as Potential Bidder for Time Warner Cable

Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable operator, is mulling a bid to  acquire Time Warner Cable Inc., which is also being pursued by the considerably  smaller Charter Communications. Time Warner Cable approached the much...

Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Pandora remains the king of Internet radio for now. The online  music service’s position atop the sector has been in question ever since Apple  announced it was launching a direct competitor, but Pandora has...

Why the Business Sector Will Pick Our Next President

Why the Business Sector Will Pick Our Next President

The outcome of the 2012 presidential  elections was widely touted as a win for average Americans and a  defeat for big money, which overwhelmingly  seemed to back the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.  But the...

How the Banks Are Winning Now

How the Banks Are Winning Now

One of the long-standing arguments against teaching personal finance in  school is that marketing messages promoting debt and consumerism quickly  overwhelm any lessons kids might receive about credit management and frugality.  So it’s all...

The Incredibly Simple Guide to Getting Totally Free Flights and Hotels

The Incredibly Simple Guide to Getting Totally Free Flights and Hotels

There is a way to book flights and hotels all over the world without spending your own money. It’s called travel hacking, and it’s something that hardcore travelers around the world do with almost...

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Isn’t Exactly a Disaster, but It’s Sure Not a Hit Either  b

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Isn’t Exactly a Disaster, but It’s Sure Not a Hit Either b

Samsung really doesn’t want you to think that its Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a flop. Shortly after BusinessKorea reported that Samsung has only moved 50,000 Gear units to date, Samsung tried to set the...