Archive for March, 2017

Sluggish domestic demand and capital outflows bring about more internal risk to Asia

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Asian economies are now increasingly dependent on China, which is a dangerous trend, because China’s economy itself is slowing down. Originally those factors that are considered as beneficial to Asian economies, such as the rise in consumer spending and massive inflows of capital, now faces the possible fundamental reverse. Compared to what happened in 2008, the Asian economies are now entering a period of this recession with more internal risk.   The rush that the Asian economies have to undergo do not merely come from the outside world, while the more and more serious dependence on internal demand may become the […] Read More →

One of T-Mobile’s best promos is going away

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

“Capitalism breeds competition, and competition is good for the consumer” is one of the central tenents of the modern economic system. Much as you might doubt it when you’re paying your cell bill every month, the wireless industry is one of the best examples. When Verizon unveiled a new unlimited data plan last month, it didn’t even take T-Mobile a day to release a counter: unlimited HD video streaming and 10GB of mobile hotspot data, making T-Mobile’s plan comparable to Verizon’s at a lower cost. Competition at work! But as it turns out, T-Mobile’s counter was only a limited-time promo, and […] Read More →

How Does Matchmaking Differ for Elite Fighters in the WME-IMG Era?

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Since WME-IMG’s acquisition of the UFC in 2016, questions have persisted concerning how, if at all, the change in management would affect the consumer experience. Rather than any drastic changes, with the exception of some notable layoffs, it has been, largely, business as usual for the UFC. Sweeping changes were never likely, and the differences between the Zuffa and WME-IMG eras will appear most prominently in their tactics concerning matters such as international expansion, roster management, and matchmaking. With limited data to draw from, it’s difficult to compare WME-IMG’s promotional strategies with Zuffa’s, but in the case of matchmaking, there […] Read More →

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