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Pay attention: TikTok has already changed the world

By DAVID CHAUVIN // For those who don’t regularly interact with Generation Z, TikTok’s meteoric rise to the forefront of public attention is somewhat bewildering. Throw in the president’s public feud and the battle over TikTok’s pending “sale,” and suddenly the video-sharing app seems everywhere. As trivial as the entire saga can seem, it’s really the opposite: TikTok is fundamentally changing social media and the ways people create and interact with content. And even with…


In Big Tech crusade, please remember the little guy

By PETER STEIN // The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the restaurant industry. While many are still operating for pickup and delivery, they have shorter hours and far fewer employees. The effects of restaurant hardships go far below the surface, threatening small, independent farmers and suppliers who depend on restaurants for their livelihoods. That’s why my business took a hit. Fortunately, in large part because of free and low-cost digital business tools, many in the food…


Reality bites, MunchMoney pivots, tummies applaud

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Office of Sticktoitiveness comes Chris Kane and MunchMoney Inc., makers of a rewards-based group-purchasing app that whittled down an overdose of functionality to focus on one bright vertical – and has ridden that strategy to an impressive national launch. When last we left Kane, the James Madison University graduate and hungry entrepreneur was preparing for a pilot launch of MunchMoney, flagship app of the 2017 startup created by the…