Cheers to the Weekend
As if being a billionaire wasn’t enough, Jeff Bezos is now worth over $100 billion after Amazon shares rose on Black Friday. In 2017 alone, Bezos earned $32.6 billion. That’s equivalent to 407,500,000 Amazon Echoes. Wanting his “philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now – short term – at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact,” Bezos tweeted out a request for suggestions in June over what he should do with his money. There’s no doubt now who gets to carve the turkey at next year’s Thanksgiving dinner. (Source: TechCrunch)
Spiegel.. Spiegel.. Anyone?
On the contrary, Evan Spiegel, CEO of SnapChat, is hanging onto his billionaire status by a thread. Speigel was worth triple his current amount just nine months ago, but Snap’s performance since its March IPO has left the company in poor shape. The company focuses on social media influencers and more developed countries with ample bandwidth, but Snap may need to reconsider its target market and look at the rest of the world… and maybe even Android users (they deserve some love too). With the company’s new immersive ad formats and a refreshed mindset, Snap may get its act together, and Spiegel may get his title back. (Source: TechCrunch)
Cyber Monday Deals
If you weren’t able to snag anything on Black Friday, here are some must-know deals going around on Cyber Monday from Playstation 4 Pros to Google Home Minis: