Author: Sammy Bravo

Shut It Down: A Digital-Detox Plan for the Holidays

Shut It Down: A Digital-Detox Plan for the Holidays

Two Thanksgivings ago, I turned off my phone — for five days. My social life and academic deadlines were stressing me out, and I decided to reboot. I’m the kind of person who considers...

What Recovery? The Average Family Is Still Poorer Than it Was Seven Year Ago

What Recovery? The Average Family Is Still Poorer Than it Was Seven Year Ago

Here’s a statistic that illustrates just how bad the recession was: Despite U.S. households gaining $21 trillion in household wealth since 2009, the average family is still poorer than it was in 2007. That’s right, according to...

‘After Christmas’ Sales Arrive Extra Early This Year — Like Now, Basically

‘After Christmas’ Sales Arrive Extra Early This Year — Like Now, Basically

Calendar be damned, retailers are sure to roll out “after Christmas” sales this year by Dec. 23, if not sooner. Though we’ve still got one big final shopping weekend ahead of us before Christmas,...

AT&T Follows Verizon With Plans For Transparency Report

AT&T Follows Verizon With Plans For Transparency Report

The largest technology and telecommunications companies in the Unites States have faced intense scrutiny following blockbuster revelations delivered by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing their involvement in...

How BlackBerry Went From World’s Hottest Tech Company to a Punchline

How BlackBerry Went From World’s Hottest Tech Company to a Punchline

BlackBerry isn’t dead. It just lost $4.4 billion last year. That’s according to new CEO John Chen, who assumed control of the beleaguered smart phone maker after Canadian financier Prem Watsa injected $1 billion into the...

Stocks Reach Record Highs After a Week of Bullish Data

Stocks Reach Record Highs After a Week of Bullish Data

Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index closed at record highs today, buoyed by revised GDP figures which showed that the U.S. economy grew at a 4.1% annualized clip in...

Target Sued for Credit Card Hack

Target Sued for Credit Card Hack

Target was hit with a lawsuit Thursday amid the news that hackers had breached the retailer’s systems and compromised as many as 40 million customers’ credit and debt card data. The lawsuit in a...

Tapering Is the Right Decision for Federal Reserve

Tapering Is the Right Decision for Federal Reserve

The most important market shift in the past five years has begun. Contrary to expectations, the Fed announced on Wednesday that it would begin tapering its $85 billion-a-month asset-buying program, a money dump that...

Google Introduces Wink-and-Shoot Photography

Google Introduces Wink-and-Shoot Photography

The slogan of the first Kodak camera in 1888, “You press the button, we do the rest,” heralded a new age of photography made simple — now Google says you don’t have to press...

Stocks Reach Record Highs Following Fed Announcement

Stocks Reach Record Highs Following Fed Announcement

Stock markets surged this afternoon, following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would trim its bond-buying program by $10 billion per month going forward. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 293.54 points, or 1.85%,...