Archive for Business

A Look Inside SnapChat

For an in-depth look at SnapChat, a secretive company, read its IPO. Here are some interesting data: what risk factors might hinder its growth?(p 12); it had 158 million Daily Active Users at the end of December 2016(12);  age and title of its executive officers (125); that “Our team is kind, smart, and creative” (119); that “Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way that people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.” (60); who they think their audience is (66); and their top ten advertising markets (118). Much more can be gleaned from this document.

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New Closings of Kmart and Macy’s Stores in New Jersey

Kmart closings are here; Macy’s closings are listed here (scroll down through the press release).

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New York Area Companies’ Historical Annual Reports

Want to read annual reports from Abraham & Strauss from 1926 through 1942; how about late 19th century reports from the Edison Electric Illuminating Company? These and 33 other New York area companies are highlighted in this project from Columbia University –  Columbia Historical Annual Reports. More than 700 reports comprised of 18,000+ pages are made available. You can search by company name or by industrial sector. The 1890 report from Edison Electric provides all sorts of insights into life in New York City at the turn of the century: how many customers, the number of lamps installed, the geographical distribution of the company’s products, revenue, and some comparisons going back to 1884. Presents unique primary source material.

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New Jersey Assembly Bill To Hike Gas Taxes and Reduce Sales Taxes

We guarantee that this bill will have a lot of people talking.

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Employment in the Publishing Industry, 1990-2016

This Bureau of Labor Statistics feature highlights the vast changes that have taken place with the rise of cable and the Internet. In January 1990, there were 455,000 people employed by newspapers, 28,800 involved with Internet publishing/broadcasting, and 50,400 working in cable. In March 2016, the numbers are 183,200 in newspapers, 197,000 in Internet publishing, and 63,800 in cable. Other publishing sectors are also traced over time. Other workforce statistics on the publishing industry (minus the Internet component are here; statistics on Internet publishing are subsumed within “Other Information Services” here.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies in New Jersey

This list is courtesy of Inc. Click on the company name for more information. Previous years can be accessed from this site as well.

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New Jersey’s Fastest Growing High Tech Companies

Deloitte has issued its 2015 North America Fast Winners, a listing of high-performing, fast-growing, disruptive -technology-producing companies; New Jersey has ten on this list, including Jersey City’s own  SPHERE Technology Solutions, coming in at number 131. Please read New Heights for High-Tech Startups from New Jersey Business.

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