Posts From Walter Marrero

Walter Marrero 224 posts

An executive analyst at an elite technology & business focused publication.

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Real Life

Who is Your AirBNB Host?

There’s currently an AD floating around that was put out by an Anti-AirBNB Hotel group that’s trying to make the point that you never know who’s in your building when

Tech & Startups

Coinbase Backtracks on Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCC)

Prior to the fork of Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCC) on Aug 1, Coinbase was strongly against adjusting their backend for the fork, and rejecting BCC.  But apparently somethings

Marketing

Filippo Loreti: How Elon Musk Inspired Brothers Mislead Customers

I think I speak for everyone else when I say clickbait articles are the worst.  And especially articles that are completely written for the sole purpose of marketing for a

Marketing

It Begins… Yelp announces the END to Free Delivery for Eat24

This was spotted in their newest advertisement for their food delivery service Eat24. It’s beyond suspicious that they have an * and are only promising free delivery till 9/4.  Either

Business

Combatant Gentlemen: Zero Customer Service & 200+ days for Delivery

We cane across this on reddit, looks like Combatant Gentlemen might be a startup that’s shut down. It has been 229 days since my wife ordered me a bag on Combatant

Business

Simple is changing banks and now has to close some customer accounts

Remember when Simple launched in 2011 and wanted to reinvent banking? They were originally BankSimple, and when they announced that they were becoming simple they posted this blog article,  setting

Business

David Wood of Empower Network threatens families if they don’t stop all of the charge backs.

Normally we don’t like to legitimize MLM companies, as they should be avoided, but this past weekend David Wood, of Empower Network, setup a Facebook Live stream where he basically gave

Business

Is this the worst food event ever? LIC Flea Beer & Taco Get Down

The title says it all, you’re paying $41.00 for a 2 hoursl to “Sip unlimited craft beer tastings while you purchase tacos from Queens’ best taquerias.”. But if you want to

Marketing

Serena Williams joins board of Silicon Valley firm SurveyMonkey

Do companies just ever learn? Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry, U2’s Bono and The Edge joining the board of guitar maker Fender, Adding celebrities to boards is always is a desperate move by

Business

Upwork realizes their mistake, now lets you focus your search

As someone who has hired people off of upwork before I’m more than thrilled about this.  Upwork finally realizes that their freelancer database might be filled with a lot of,

Tech & Startups

CopyCat Logos: PayPal or Pandora

Copycat logos is a section that we’ve dedicated to logos that look very similar in our opinion.  Logos are apart of a companies attempt to build a brand and to create trust

Business

Lull Mattress: Why are you spamming my inbox? Referral abuse.

Lull Mattress, I think one of your users is abusing your referral program by buying up email addresses in mass and spamming users.  It very much damages your brand and

Popular

Truth: Billy Mcfarland, Fyre Festival, Magnises, & The Real Numbers

We wrote about Magnises a few times when it was popular 3 years ago, but currently over on reddit there’s an as me anything, with one of their former employees,

Products

NYC, Upper West Side Apple Store Flooded!

Reports are coming in that the Upper West Side Apple Store is currently flooded thanks to a pipe leak, basement level and Genius bar is all affected. Have any photos?