jekoslosky

John-Erik Koslosky

John-Erik Koslosky is a writer, journalism instructor, investor, and all-around Fool. He follows the media and social media industries, and writes about some of their publicly traded companies.

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Tue Aug 25

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jekoslosky published an article 3:29 PM

Are More Ads in the Cards for Sirius XM Holdings Inc?

Ad-free listening was one of SiriusXM's biggest selling points in satellite radio's early days. As the business changes, more ads may be in the cards.

Tue Aug 18

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jekoslosky published an article 9:01 AM

Facebook Inc.'s Biggest Strength: Mobile Domination

The smartphone has revolutionized personal computing and communication. Facebook is in the best position to capitalize on that trend moving ahead.

Fri Aug 14

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jekoslosky published an article 10:39 PM

Will Facebook Inc.’s Latest Move Get You Defriended?

A new patent would allow lenders to make judgements about a user's creditworthiness based on that person's friends. This technology might be valuable, but would it really make good business sense for Facebook?

Thu Aug 13

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jekoslosky published an article 7:48 AM

Want to Know SiriusXM Holdings Inc’s Biggest Strength? It's Easy.

Caught between old radio technology and new, Sirius has found a comfy middle ground. But how long can that comfort last?

Mon Aug 10

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jekoslosky published an article 12:48 AM

Despite Its ESPN Woes, Is Walt Disney Co. a Buy?

After hearing that cord cutting is a real concern, investors piled out of Walt Disney Co. Was that a smart move, or one that created a great opportunity for the rest of us?

Fri Aug 7

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jekoslosky published an article 1:03 AM

Why Facebook Inc. Investors Should Welcome Increased Spending

Despite solid revenue and user growth, Facebook shares headed south after earnings, and higher spending is taking the blame. Investors selling for that reason have it wrong.

Fri Jul 31

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jekoslosky published an article 12:26 PM

Walt Disney Co.’s Biggest Strength: Diversification

Upcoming Star Wars movies and Marvel characters will make for nice additions to Disney's portfolio, but they aren't why you should be buying the company's stock.

Thu Jul 30

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jekoslosky published an article 3:49 PM

Walt Disney Co.'s Biggest Threat: Cord Cutters?

Big movies are great for Disney, but trouble lurks on the small screen, and that's important for investors.

Fri Jul 24

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jekoslosky published an article 1:53 AM

Is Facebook Inc a Buy Before Earnings?

The company looks strong for the long run, but there might be stock bumps along the way.

Thu Jul 23

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Facebook (FB) will Outperform the S&P 500

Thu Jul 24

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jekoslosky published an article 2:25 PM

Is Apple Really a Threat to Sirius XM?

Apple and Google are turning their attention to cars. Should Sirius XM investors be worried?

Mon Jul 21

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jekoslosky published an article 2:24 AM

Here's How McDonald's Plans to Get Itself Back on Track

With new initiatives in place to right McDonald's U.S. ship, disappointing earnings numbers were softened by optimistic views from company executives. Is this turnaround on track?

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jekoslosky published an article 1:01 AM

Don't Be Fooled by iWatch Interest Surveys

Surveys suggest there is significant interest in an iWatch -- but not so much if it's expensive. Here's why investors should take these polls with a grain of salt.

Fri Jul 18

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jekoslosky published an article 4:48 PM

Will The World Cup Have a Lasting Effect on Anheuser-Busch InBev?

Anheuser-Busch InBev's plans to cash in on the FIFA World Cup were four years in the making, and the brewer was all over the event as it drew the eyes of sports fans around the world. Now that the games are over, the real test begins.

Tue Jul 8

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jekoslosky published an article 11:45 AM

Is Sirius XM About to Abandon This Important Metric?

A possible push could add subscribers to the satellite radio service, but also make two important ways investors have to measure the company's progress irrelevant -- at least in the short term. The company likes the trade-off.

Wed Jun 25

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jekoslosky published an article 4:32 PM

This Expected Trend Could Drive Sirius XM Sales for Years to Come

Sirius XM sales benefited from the uptick in new-car sales coming out of the recession. Now, many of those satellite-radio-equipped cars are for sale again -- this time on the used lot. Can this help to drive a new wave of subscriptions?

Tue Jun 24

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jekoslosky published an article 7:55 PM

Can This Back-to-Basics Approach Return McDonald's to U.S. Growth?

With U.S. same-store sales continuing to fall, McDonald's is turning to the products that made it America's favorite fast-food restaurant. Given the success of companies like Chipotle and Starbucks in the fast-casual arena, can the Big Mac return [more]

Sun Jun 15

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jekoslosky published an article 11:45 AM

Why Brown-Forman Is Positioned to Win in the Growing Global Whiskey Market

Things are getting competitive in the growing category of American whiskey. Brown-Forman looks like it's well positioned to continue outpacing its biggest rivals, including Diageo.

Thu Jun 12

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jekoslosky published an article 10:13 AM

As McDonald's Struggles, Starbucks Makes a Move Into Burgertown

McDonald's struggles continue in the U.S. Word that Starbucks plans to start making burgers isn't good news for the Golden Arches.

Wed Jun 4

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jekoslosky published an article 5:30 PM

This Could Be the Most Important Move Sirius XM Makes for Its Investors

With a growing number of subscribers willing to pay higher monthly rates, Sirius XM has cash to burn. But it's how it plans to use that cash that matters to investors.

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