A hacking group that is believed be based out of Eastern Europe has been involved in a cyberattack that resulted in the shutdown of the main pipeline that supplies gasoline and diesel fuel for the Eastern Coast of the United States. The Biden administration and other officials in the U.S. and globally condemned the attack and acknowledged cybersecurity as an increasing problem globally.

The Colonial Pipeline was forced to halt the company’s operations after the hackers gained accessed to its computer systems. …


Happy Cinco de mayo, today was Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company’s IPO debut and has hit a market value of $2.2 Billion (HNST). Marking another great day for female founders. The company sold 6.5 million shares opening up at $21.22 above its $16 pricing ask raising $413 million. The company’s 2020 revenues were in excess of $300 million a 28% increase over 2019. It lost $14.5 million in 2020. Diapers and wipes accounted for 63% of last year’s sales.

The Honest Company (Source: Brookfield Brief)

The personal care products brand has made a strong bet on developing good clean sustainable products highlighted in an investor letter…


Possibly America’s most successful company in its 244-year history, Apple keeps sending soft signals of its commitment to its domestic investments; earlier this week, the companies new landmark iOS update aimed at putting more power back in the hands of its customers to protect their personal privacy, and now it’s sending a hard signal in the form of cold hard cash.

Apple Logo Graphic (Source: Brookfield Brief)

Apple is now upping its US investment by 20% to $430 billion, nearly half a trillion dollars. To put that into perspective, that is roughly 20% of the company’s $2.25 trillion market capitalization. The investment is being put towards…


An almost two-decade long relationship between the late basketball player Kobe Bryant and Nike has come to a close after the estate of Bryant did not renew the basketball legend’s Nike deal this month. Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter and 8 other people, passed away last year in a helicopter crash in the greater Los Angeles area. Bryant was 41years old and left behind his wife Vanessa and two other daughters.

Kobe Bryant (Credits: OneNation Sports)

Nike issued a statement saying that Bryant was “an important part of Nike’s deep connection to consumers” and “Though our contractual relationship has ended, he remains a deeply…


ESG Investment Efforts Near $4 Trillion In Commitments as Banks Are Betting Heavily On Sustainability

Since the turnover of the White House and a new emphasis by the SEC to promote environmental social and governance and sustainable investment Wall Street has not only sought to comply but is full-on embracing the policy movement. The street is now mobilizing trillions of dollars in investment towards clean energy investing and sustainability finance. Big banks have the room and are now piling in from advisory to, investment, to bond and credit financing instruments.

Source: Brookfield Brief

According to Refinitiv data, the cumulative borrowing through green bonds, social bonds, and sustainability bonds stood at $264 billion in the first quarter of this…


The vote to determine whether Amazon workers in Birmingham, Alabama will form the first union at Amazon is set to begin, which is estimated to affect over 6,000 Amazon employees at the Bessemer warehouse and have broader implications nationwide. The results, however, might be delayed due to potential and likely legal challenges from whoever ends up losing the vote.

Amazon Warehouse (Credits: Zonrank)

Initially, the count was slated to begin publicly this last week, but due to unforeseen challenges that don’t yet seem quite clear, the vote has been pushed back several times. The National Labor Relations Board has stated that the public portion…


The worlds second-largest market and fifth-largest economy has become the battleground for what might be the fiercest battle for market share since the dawn of the tech boom. In the past year, Google has pledged to invest over $10 billion within the next 5 years, Facebook invested $5.7 billion on India’s Jio in addition to having over 340 million Indian users on WhatsApp, one of Facebook's core products, and Amazon has invested over $6.5 billion.

Google for India (Credits: PC Mag)

India is being perceived as the last uncharted large open market, with China’s preference to its own domestic tech giants, India has been left as…


The equipment many farmers are now using is a lot different from the tractors we had once become accustomed to. Today’s modern tractors are fully equipped with software and technology that is designed to improve efficiency and increase yields. In order to repair these features, however, it requires digital tools — tools that your average farmer cannot buy and cost a fortune.

“I consider myself to be a bit of a handyman,” stated Barry Hovis recently, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives and a local farmer. “When I tried to buy the software tools, I needed to do…


The crazy world of crypto continues to baffle the world. Two years ago, digital cats were selling for six-figure amounts, with the highest “crypto kitty” selling for $170,000. Last month a computer-animated, flying cat with a pop tart for a body sold for $580,000 — after which, its creator stated, “I feel like I’ve opened up the floodgates”. The creator in question, named Mr. Torres, may have done just that.

NFT Art Rendering (Credits Blockchain News)

Last week a GIF of Lebron James dunking sold for $208,000, followed by several million-dollar purchases of NFT. However, this week broke new records. A digital art collage was purchased…


Twitter has remained pretty much the exact same for years now. Maybe the company’s most memorable update and new feature was when it doubled the number of characters that could fit into a single tweet in 2017.

Twitter Logo (credits: Pixabay)

Recently, however, the tech giant has signaled a willingness to change. Twitter recently announced that it’s going to be building a lot of new things into its product. The company recently announced a new featuring it plans on launching soon called ‘Twitter Spaces’, a live audio feature similar to the Clubhouse app. They have also launched ‘Twitter Fleets’, similar to Snap and Instagram…

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