Samsung’s New Galaxy S10 Phones: First Look

From CNBC. Samsung just announced its family of Galaxy S10 phoness, including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G. Here’s a first look. They’re expensive phones to launch in a landscape where consumers have shown they’re less willing to part with $1,000 for a new phone, helping companies like Huawei and…

Is The iPhone Waterproof? Water Resistance Explained

From CNBC. Are iPhones waterproof? A few years ago companies like Apple started advertising their phones as being “water resistant.” They also started including an “IP rating” in many of their devices’ specifications. But what does any of that actually mean, and most importantly, can you trust your phone in the water? For more on…

Why McDonald’s Failed In Iceland

From CNBC. McDonald’s is synonymous with fast-food in many parts of the world, but there is one country where it’s failed to capture national attention. Iceland celebrated the fast-food chain when it entered in 1993, but a global economic collapse during the next 15 years forced McDonald’s to exit the Nordic region. Watch this video…

How Amazon Makes Money

From CNBC. Amazon reported a record net income of $10.1 billion in 2018, which was a considerable jump from $3 billion in 2017. CNBC breaks down where exactly the money came from and how Amazon Web Services, advertising and the third-party marketplace are driving Amazon’s increased profitability. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From…

As Amazon Air Expands, FedEx And UPS May Suffer

From CNBC. Amazon aims to compete with FedEx and UPS in the logistics and shipping industry. That’s what analysts told CNBC after Amazon Air recently expanded to 50 planes and announced it will open a $1.5 billion air hub in Northern Kentucky in 2021. Amazon is handling up to 26% of its own shipping, meaning…

Why SpaceX and Blue Origin Are Competing With China

From CNBC. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin have long dominated the news with their respective advances in private space travel industry. But two private Chinese companies are also making big moves and gaining billions in investments as China’s state space agency announces its own ambitious goals. Here’s what’s going on in the…

Why Valentine’s Day Isn’t 1-800-Flowers Busiest Day

From CNBC. In 1976, Jim McCann bought a single flower shop in New York City. 42 years later, his company, 1-800-Flowers.com, made $1.2 billion in annual revenue. The company specializes in telephonic and e-commerce gifting retail — flowers, chocolates, gift baskets, and more for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Watch this video to…

Egg Freezing And The Future Of Reproduction

From CNBC. Women are increasingly opting to freeze their eggs, especially as more companies offer it as a benefit. But those who are among the early adopters see a big opportunity to improve the experience for the next generation. Kristina Simmons, a chief of staff and investor at Khosla Ventures, is one of many women…

Tesla Needs China, But Faces Stiff Competition

From CNBC. Tesla recently broke ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and has grand ambitions in China but it faces serious competition there from a mix of Chinese and foreign automakers already manufacturing electric vehicles there, for example: BYD, BAIC Group, SAIC and Nio; and BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Toyota. Tesla needs China, the world’s…

Why Tesla And Elon Musk Face Challenges In China

From CNBC. Tesla recently broke ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and has grand ambitions in China but it faces serious competition there from a mix of Chinese and foreign automakers already manufacturing electric vehicles there, for example: BYD, BAIC Group, SAIC and Nio; and BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Toyota. Tesla needs China, the world’s…

Inside Corning’s Gorilla Glass Factory

From CNBC. CNBC traveled to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to get a rare look inside Corning’s oldest glass factory where it makes Gorilla Glass for iPhones and a variety of other devices. The factory runs 24/7 and human hands never touch the glass — only air and robots. Take a look inside to see how it’s made.…