Tag: pursuits

  • Trumps Trade War Is Killing American Blue Jeans

    Victor Lytvinenko is thumbing through emails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company. The 37-year-old — dressed in a black t-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths — eventually looks up after […]

  • Esports On Your Phone Are Worth Real Money

    Skillz Inc. booth. “Mobile esports was the hottest thing at GDC,” Paradise says. “The industry is shifting very quickly.” Esports contests have gone from peripheral affairs to massive spectacles, with investment from billion-dollar game publishers, broadcast TV networks, and venture capitalists pouring into teams adept at PC games. Mobile games such as and attract more […]

  • Is Vail Resorts Killing Whistlers Spirit?

    The takeover of Canada’s most iconic ski resort by an American corporation was never going to go smoothly. But Vail Resorts Inc.’s $1 billion acquisition of Photographer: Justa Jeskova Photography This is the first season that Whistler Blackcomb was included in Vail’s $879 Epic Pass (now $899 for the 2018-2019 season), a program that gives […]

  • David Beckhams Latest Pitch: Mens Cosmetics

    Men of the world, David Beckham has a message for you: Moisturize. “It’s the biggest thing,” he says in a London warehouse-turned-nightclub where he’s launching a grooming brand, House 99, in partnership with Adidas AG and Source: L’Oréal L’Oréal’s stable of brands such as Maybelline and Urban Decay have made it the global leader in […]

  • Black Panther Slays Hollywood Bias With Broad Ticket Appeal

    If “Wonder Woman” proved filmgoers of all ages and genders would go see a female superhero flick, Marvel’s “Black Panther” is poised to do the same with an African-American protagonist in a supersuit. The film could generate about $205 million in its debut over the extended President’s Day weekend in the U.S., according to Box […]

  • The Inventor of Prepaid Debit Cards Is Going Mobile

    It was 2012, and payment systems entrepreneur Steve Streit could see that banking was moving to mobile. He also knew that his company couldn’t get there in time. In what may have seemed like an unorthodox move, Streit, the founder and chief executive officer of the country’s largest prepaid card provider, Loopt for $43 million—not […]