Are you entertained? These companies bring us endless amounts of content in various forms. Their goal is to get our attention and keep it. The more endorphins we release, they more successful they become.

 

Apple, Inc. (AAPL):

Apple (AAPL) is a multinational technology company that develops, designs, markets, and distributes multiple forms of consumer electronics and online services. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. The company was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak. At the time, it was known as Apple Computer Company. In 1977, the company changed its name to Apple Computer, Inc. before finally changing its name to Apple, Inc. in 2007 to reflect its move into other areas of electronics beyond just computers. Apple Inc. went public (AAPL) in 1980, allowing others to start investing in Apple. 

Brands and Products Produced by Apple Inc. 

In addition to producing both commercial and personal Apple computers (Macintosh or Mac), Apple also produces a variety of other hardware electronics, including the iPhone smartphone, tablet computers (iPads), and also portable media players, such as iPods. Apple Inc. also produces smart devices such as the Apple Watch and the HomePod smart speaker. Finally, Apple Inc. produces various software operating systems (OSs), including macOS, iOS, and tvOS. Apple also produces Apple Pay, which is a cashless method of payment that is now accepted at numerous stores throughout the world.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX):

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA. The full company name is Netflix, Inc.

Facebook, Inc. (FB):

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. The full company name is Facebook, Inc.

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV): 

 

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is an entertainment company, which engages in producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via global concert pipe. It operates through the following segments: Concerts, Sponsorship & Advertising and Ticketing. The Concerts segment involves in the promotion of live music events in owned or operated and in rented third-party venues. The Sponsorship and Advertising segment offers sales force that creates and maintains relationships with sponsors through a combination of international, national, and local opportunities that allow businesses to reach customers through concerts, venue, festivals and ticketing assets, including advertising on websites. The Ticketing segment includes selling of tickets for events on behalf of clients and retains a fee, or service charge for these services. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA. The full company name is Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN)

Wynn Resorts Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. It operates through the following segments: Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace, Las Vegas Operations, and Encore Boston Harbor. The company was founded by Stephen Alan Wynn, Elaine P. Wynn, and Kazuo Okada in 2002 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. The full company name is Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Sony Corp (SNE): 

Sony Corp. engages in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles, and software for consumers, professionals and industrial markets. It operates through the following segments: Game and Network Services, Music, Pictures, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services, and All Others. The Game and Network Services segment deals with gaming machines, software and network services. The Music segment produces and publishes music and provides image media platforms. The Pictures segment handles film production, television program creation, and media networks. The Home Entertainment and Sound segment offers LCD televisions, home audio, Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, and memory-based portable audio devices. 

The Imaging Products and Solutions segment provides digital imaging products, professional solutions, and medical goods. The Mobile Communications segment deals with mobile phones and internet services businesses. The Semiconductors segment provides image sensors and camera modules. The Financial Services segment manages the life insurance and non-life insurance operations and banking business. The All Other segment includes personal computer (PC) business, overseas Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD manufacturing, and battery business. The company was founded by Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka on May 7, 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The full company name is Sony Corp.



Twitter (TWTR): 

Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company's services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application provides social networking services and micro-blogging services through mobile devices and the Internet. The company can also be used as a marketing tool for businesses. It’s products and services include Twitter, Periscope, Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts and Promoted Trends. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone, Noah E. Glass, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The full company name is Twitter, Inc.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS): 

The Walt Disney Company (DIS), commonly shortened to Disney, is a multinational entertainment and mass media corporation. It is known for its TV channels, animated & live action films, and entertainment parks. The company is headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex, located in Burbank, CA. Disney was founded in 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy Disney. At that time, it was called the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. It was also called The Walt Disney Studio and Walt Disney Productions before changing to its current name in 1986. The Walt Disney Company adopted the ticker symbol DIS in 1940 when it was taken public. Company Units and Brands of The Walt Disney Company There are four primary business verticals run by Disney, which calls them business segments. The first is studio entertainment, which is the primary business unit. This encompasses the filmmaking arm of Disney and has produced films such as Toy Story, Snow White, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

The second business segment is the company's media arm. This includes broadcast cable, publishing, radio, and digital businesses. One example of the media arm is The Disney Channel, which has produced shows such as Melissa and Joey as well as The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. The third business segment includes its theme parks, cruise lines, and travel assets. This includes Disney World, located in Florida, and Disneyland, located in California. This also includes Disney's international theme parks as well. The fourth business segment involves its consumer, international, and streaming services. This includes the streaming service Disney +, which produced The Mandalorian in 2019. This business arm also manages Disney's international holdings, such as Star India.

Spotify (SPOT):

Spotify Technology SA is a digital music service offering music fans instant access to a world of music. The company operates through the following segments: Premium and Ad-Supported. The Premium segment provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline high-quality streaming access of music and podcasts on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, users can connect through speakers, receivers, televisions, cars, game consoles, and smart watches. It also offers a music listening experience without commercial breaks. The Ad-Supported segment provides users with limited on-demand online access of music and unlimited online access of podcasts on their computers, tablets, and compatible mobile devices. 

It also serves both premium subscriber acquisition channel and a robust option for users who are unable or unwilling to pay a monthly subscription fee but still want to enjoy access to a wide variety of high-quality audio content. The company was founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in April, 2006 and is headquartered in Luxembourg. The full company name is Spotify Technology SA.

DraftKings, Inc. (DKNG):

DraftKings, Inc. operates as a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. It provides online and retail sports wagering offerings, online daily fantasy contests and online casino games. The company was founded by Jason D. Robins, Matthew Kalish and Paul Liberman on December 31, 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, MA. The full company name is DraftKings, Inc.