The Next Amazon Prime Day—Ready, or Not?

Prime Day sales have been getting bigger and bigger every year. But will that trend continue in 2021? Amazon’s 2021 Prime Day sale is set for June 21 and 22 and begs the question whether this year’s event will continue the annual trend of setting sales records or falter under mounting criticisms of the e-commerce … Continued

Surveying the Amazon

In April, the digital experience management software company Sitecore released its Amazon-focused survey. And in May, Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica collaborated on a big tech poll (IBD/TIPP). So, Luckbox conducted a survey of its own, asking readers some of the same questions as the other surveys, for comparison purposes, and some original questions. The … Continued

The LAST Picture

The Future of Antitrust Progressive trustbuster Lina Khan, shown here testifying in April on Capitol Hill, was seemingly poised for Senate confirmation as head of the Federal Trade Commission as Luckbox was going to press. Was another 50-50 party-line vote likely? Not at all. Members of both parties seem ready to break apart the big … Continued

Scaramucci Forecasts Bitcoin Prices & NY Politics (#36)

Anthony Scaramucci returns to The Prediction Trade with a shocking prediction on the fate of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Scaramucci shares his 2021 bitcoin price forecast as well as his thoughts on NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY Attorney General Letitia James and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz.

Star Power

Celebrities from the worlds of sports, entertainment and investing bring business acumen and panache to SPACs Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, more commonly known as Jay-Z, has established himself as one of America’s most influential recording artists. But the rapper, songwriter, record executive and record producer has also become a wildly successful investor. In fact, he … Continued

Cuomo Will Be Reelected, Scaramucci Says

Sexual misconduct allegations might not be enough to stop the New York governor from securing a fourth term. Despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations and a deluge of calls for his resignation, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not only survive his third term but also win a fourth, says former White House Director of Communications … Continued

TPT Is Back!

“The Political Trade” podcast is now “The Prediction Trade,” and there’s a lot more than just political betting on the horizon Luckbox magazine’s political prediction market podcast, The Political Trade, is no longer solely focused on political betting. Under the banner of the PodcastOne podcasting network, the newly rebranded show—now called The Prediction Trade—will venture … Continued

The Luckbox Bookshelf

Exploring space without leaving home  Far too often, book reviews drive away readers. But reviews present just one stranger’s view, and taking them to heart leaves great books undiscovered. The Luckbox Bookshelf offers profiles instead of reviews. Don’t look to these pages for opinions. Think of Bookshelf as a place to discover books that educate, … Continued

The LAST Picture

“A few hours before leaving space for the last time, I went to the Cupola to take a few final shots. After I shot this one, I looked at the preview screen on the camera and said, ‘OK, I’m done. No more photos after this.’ After over 300,000 pictures, I had saved the best for last.” —Col. Terry Virts … Continued

The Last Picture

Brain Matters Our brains contain roughly 86 billion brain cells • In general, men’s brains are 10% bigger than women’s. However, the hippocampus, the part of the brain most strongly linked with memory, is typically larger in women • Your brain’s storage capacity is considered virtually unlimited. It doesn’t get “used up” like RAM in … Continued