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A Nation Divided by Turmoil: Biden's Victory is America's Failure

Another long-winded, incoherent speech fraught with inaccuracies and false accusations.  As the polls have closed and ballots are meticulously being counted across key states, many deign to criminalize Trump for his boisterous proclamations and unorthodox leadership. However, the truth of the matter may be far more sinister than you care to imagine...Biden asserts that he and his party maintain the moral high ground in this tumultuous race for presidency. But do they really? In fact, the vast majority of Southern Democrats vehemently opposed a ban on slavery while the Republican party sought to win their freedom. Indeed, it may appear that times have changed... unless you bother to read the many defamatory statements made throughout Biden's long and storied political career -- statements targeting both women and African Americans. Although to be safe, let's assume his bigotry extended far beyond that which we've covered. So as it now seems more certain than ever that we'

QUIBI: Brilliant Marketing or Billionaire Madness?

At a time when people are spending more time indoors than ever before, it might make sense to launch a streaming video service to entertain those hopelessly home-ridden souls...

I suppose that's why former Walt Disney Studios and DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman decided to raise a whopping $1.8 billion for their new platform, which delivers its videos as quick clips or "bites", (hence the name Quibi).

A new media streaming service launches amidst a global crisis. Will it succeed?

The genres run the entire gamut of video genres, even providing guided meditations to those more spiritually inclined. More importantly, they have the talent to back it: with huge names such as Stephen Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Liam Hemsworth, and Reese Witherspoon signed onto the project.

More surprisingly, perhaps, are the less told stories -- such as an entire documentary surrounding sneaker culture, titled 'You Ain't Got These.' With such a broad range of content and major support from Hollywood's heavy-hitters, it's hard to imagine what could go wrong...

Oh, wait! At a time when most consumers are viewing content on their laptops and TV screens, they're releasing a service which is solely available for mobile phones and iPads. And regardless of whether you opt to view ads or not, you'll be paying a minimum of $5 for their service, with the ad-free subscription rate running an extra $3 per month.
Rather than choosing to postpone the service's launch due to the ongoing pandemic, Katzenberg and Whitman have expressed the belief that potential subscribers are cooped-up and could use some short breaks during the day. How charitable of them...

But let us assume for a moment that they'd not chosen to capitalize on the current quarantine status. Is their service truly providing something unique which users can't find elsewhere? Well... perhaps not. Many of the short videos on offer are simply rehashed shows, such as Punk'd. And let's not forget that there are at least a million meditation and yoga apps on offer for free through but iOS's app store and Android's Google Play. But do you really want to learn meditation while being auditorily assaulted by chimes, rings, and reminders? Surely, there's a better way.

Stiff competition is in their future, regardless of how many celebrities they employ. The fact remains that there's a wide range of offerings from alternate streaming services -- ones which don't necessitate the use of a mobile device, thus limiting their viewership.

Only time will tell, but if I had to wager, my money would be on the competition...

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