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The Amazon-owned Audiobook Company: Audible Further Expands into Podcasts

The Amazon-owned Audiobook Company: Audible Further Expands into Podcasts

Audible,  the Amazon-owned audiobook company, is further expanding into podcasts with the addition of approximately 100,000 podcasts (totaling 5 million episodes) to its service. The shows will be offered for free streaming to Audible members and non-subscribers alike, Audible says. Included in the new lineup are top podcasts like “Pod Save America,” “You’re Wrong About,” “This American Life,”...

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Harley-Davidson Expands its range & Move into the Electric Bicycle Business

Harley-Davidson Expands its range & Move into the Electric Bicycle Business

Harley-Davidson has spun out a new business dedicated to electric bicycles and plans to bring its first line of products to market in spring 2021. The new business called Serial 1 Cycle Company started as a project within the motorcycle manufacturer’s product development center. The name comes from “Serial Number One,” the nickname for Harley-Davidson’s oldest...

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Latest Business Headlines: New CEO for MTN Nigeria, Steinhoff Delayed Results & Famous Brands suffers loss

Latest Business Headlines: New CEO for MTN Nigeria, Steinhoff Delayed Results & Famous Brands suffers loss

IDC in the red due to Sasol losses The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) suffered a R3.8 billion loss in the year to end-March (even before the impact of Covid-19) due to the slumping value of its shareholding in Sasol and rising impairments. New CEO for MTN Nigeria Ferdi Moolman has resigned as CEO of MTN Nigeria, and...

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TripAdvisor says Google is using its ‘dominance in internet gatekeeping’ against travel sites

TripAdvisor says Google is using its ‘dominance in internet gatekeeping’ against travel sites

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer, a longtime critic of Google, welcomed the government’s decision to look into the tech behemoth. The DOJ and 11 Republican state attorneys general are going after Google for allegedly unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search by cutting off rivals from key distribution channels. “We think the DOJ is taking an important first step …...

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Alaris Holdings: High Cash Reserves for an overlooked Small Cap Company

Alaris Holdings: High Cash Reserves for an overlooked Small Cap Company

Small cap companies listed on the JSE Alternative Exchange (AltX) Board are often overlooked by investors. It’s fair to say that investors take comfort from large cap stocks with high liquidity, history of growth and a certain amount of assurance around dividend payouts; however, it would be short-sighted not to consider a solid company with...