Facebook Is Entering The Online Dating Sphere
The first headline for the week concerns the tech giant Facebook — specifically, Mark Zuckerberg’s bold new decision to create his very own online-dating application in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica debacle. This, of course, is riling up his would-be competitors such as MatchGroup (which owns the online-dating apps Tinder and OkCupid). It makes sense that the whiz-kid founder of Facebook would want to join the dating scene considering how many people report meeting their significant others online (the statistics show somewhere between 40 to 50 percent of relationships are enacted online).
T-Mobile And Sprint To Join Forces In Merger
The second headline, coming to Bold Business via The Wall Street Journal, concerns two wireless service giants, T-Mobile and Sprint, coming together in a merger. More specifically, T-Mobile will be incorporating Sprint. But what does this mean for their customers? And are regulators concerned about the fact that this will mean the further consolidation of the industry? With only three national players, won’t it be easier for the remaining forces to manipulate their customers? In addition to these questions, our hosts, David Grasso and Morgan Ortagus, discussed how the merger was less “a marriage of convenience and more a marriage of necessity.”
Colorado’s Push For Transparency In Health Care
Bold Business’ third and last headline, again out of The Wall Street Journal, concerns the newly proposed bill from Colorado. The bill is pushing for further transparency in the health care industry, as well as an end to the manipulation and the taking-advantage of the health care customers. The bill itself proposes a direct and overt citation of the price of any health care service upfront to the customer. It is not only hoped that the bill will increase competition and lower costs, but that it would allow the consumer to be more well-informed about their treatment.
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