The Internet certainly affords individuals an unprecedented degree of information and education, as well as the need to decide how and where they get it. An ever-growing network of news sources, blogs, and social networks ring with just as many voices, but determining which to listen to for disparate arenas of our lives proves for a tall order. Certainly, Facebook is the main source for connecting with our colleagues, college friends, and other acquaintances to find out about what matters to them. Websites like the New York Times offer frequently updated stories about issues from business to arts. But what about when we’re deciding which business to patronize for a certain good or service?
Sites like Yelp, and other using similar models, without a doubt provide a wealth of feedback—but is it the type that’s useful? Does one person’s account of a particularly busy happy hour at a local restaurant, when they happened to be in a rush, really serve our purpose? What about a review of a law firm posted by someone who happened to arrive with an extremely weak case, or alternately, a frequent customer of a sporting goods supplier who sings unyielding praises of the place because his uncle owns it? These snippets can lead to a convoluted, hard to navigate environment.
At Dailynewsmug.com, we maintain a commitment to a different source of information. One that collects the facts, reads the news, and aggregates the various materials into straightforward analysis. The site will feature regular updates about companies and entrepreneurs pursuing progress, presenting new services, and more.
- Outblaze: Blazing the Way in the Digital Media Sector
Founded in Hong Kong in 1998, Outblaze came in at the right time during the dot-com bubble and, in fact, it was one of the companies that received considerable media attention. During its peak as a provider of messaging services, its client base consisted of more than 75 million users worldwide and with 40 million email accounts, as well as at least 35 million email accounts protected by its anti-spam solution. Indeed, it was one of the leading application service providers of hosted web apps.
When IBM purchased Outblaze’s messaging assets, Outblaze focused its attention its other businesses including online
- Katz Group of Companies’ Interests in Major Industries
The Katz Group of Companies is among Canada’s largest privately-owned companies with interests in sports and entertainment, pharmacy, and real estate development. Daryl Katz, Founder, Owner and Chairman, started the multimillion group of companies with just $300,000 in Edmonton, Alberta where the organization still maintains its headquarters.
There are three major groups in the Katz Group of Companies, namely:
• The Katz Group Pharmacies Inc. owns and manages more than 460 Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus stores in Canada particularly in the central and western parts. It employs more than 8,600 people in these locations.
• Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) owns Stanley
- MFA Financial, Inc.: A REIT
As a real estate investment trust (REIT) firm, MFA Financial engages in investing in residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS). It is in New York City that the business maintains its corporate office.
The residential mortgage assets invested on by the company are either Agency mortgage backed securities or Non-Agency MBS and residential whole loans. Their portfolio is comprised of 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and those that are adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). Through the strategic investments that the company makes on these residential mortgages, they are able to generate revenue for their shareholders. These assets are backed