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Facebook Stock Touches All-Time High in January 2020
Facebook stock performed well throughout the second week of January 2020. And, the stock gradually moved to a new 52-week high.
Can Alibaba’s Cloud Revenues Increase with Blockchain?
Alibaba Group’s fintech subsidiary could soon release an official launch of Blockchain as a Service, backed by Alibaba Cloud.
Xuperchain by Baidu, the Digital Yuan, and Blockchain 3.0
Baidu has successfully launched a public beta version of Xuperchain. It’s the first of its kind: a cryptocurrency that operates on a centralized network.
Crypto Regulation: Bakkt and the Crypto Act of 2020
In 2019, the US took two steps that could cement growth in crypto markets this year: approving Bakkt and drafting a bill for the Cryptocurrency Act of 2020.
Did the US-Iran Conflict Drive Crowdstrike Up by 9%?
As US-Iran tensions escalate, oil and petroleum products could be impacted. We could also see an indirect impact on the tech sector.
FAANG Stock Price Summary in Week 1 of 2020
Can FAANG stocks drive the tech sector in 2020? Which of the five FAANG stocks will lead? Here’s a review of how they started the year.
Crypto Scams: An Advanced Guide to Cryptocurrencies
Many scams and phony cryptocurrency schemes have scared investors. Here’s a deep dive into crypto scams and how to avoid them.
Crypto ICOs: An Expert’s Guide to Crypto Investing
In October 2019, there were close to 3,000 cryptos in circulation. The market cap of all these virtual currencies combined totaled over $220 billion.
Why Tencent Is Buying 10% of Universal Music
China is seeing a rise in streaming entertainment—from esports to music streaming—and Tencent (TCHEY) is the biggest beneficiary.
EU Crypto, the French ICO, and Common ICO Mistakes
The US House recently introduced a draft bill to define digital assets. The Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 could lead to a new revolution in crypto trading.
Poloniex Sounds the Alarm after Customer Account Leak
Can a simple password reset be the solution to securing a complicated digital asset? Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex thinks so.
Bitcoin’s Outlook as the Year Draws to a Close
Could bitcoin soon touch $8,000? Although it’s hard to say what could happen in the near future, BTC could rise in the long term. Here’s why.
Bitcoin versus Blockchain: All You Need To Know
Blockchain is not a currency like Bitcoin. It is tech that makes Bitcoin possible. All the countries around the world are trying to adopt blockchain tech.
Why Bitcoin Gained 10% and the Chinese Crypto Scam
On December 18, when the New York Stock Exchange’s trading hours began, 1 Bitcoin (BTC) was quoted at an average price of around $6,600.
Cryptocurrency in 2020: A Beginner’s Guide to Trading
Are you considering investing in cryptocurrency in 2020? This post is a guide for anyone who wants to know more about the virtual currency space.
Blockchain and Healthcare Data Management in 2020
In 2019, many companies adopted emerging technologies, such as blockchain, the cloud, AI, and machine learning, to improve their operational functions.
Can Blockchain Change e-Commerce in 2020?
Blockchain technology is much more than just a platform for cryptocurrencies. It’s also a technological platform that could transform e-commerce.
Apple Revenue and iPhone Demand in China Drop
The US-China trade war has impacted Apple’s (AAPL) regional revenue figures. Apple shipments have been declining in China.
Blockchain Goes beyond Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
Typically, most discussions about blockchain technology lean toward bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. There is an enigma that surrounds cryptocurrencies.
Esports Championships Could Drive these Three Stocks
In the digital age, could virtual gameplay or esports engage more fanbase worldwide than some of the traditional sports? Probably in a couple more years.
eSports Streaming with Amazon, Alibaba, and Tencent
No one—neither gaming enthusiasts nor business enterprises—could have imagined two decades ago that esports would become a worldwide streaming phenomenon.
Alibaba in 2020: Why Esports Are the Next Big Thing
Alibaba (BABA) has bagged the exclusive rights to stream media content from the English soccer club, Manchester United (MANU), in China.
Amazon Scores Streaming Rights for Major League Baseball
Cloud technology and cloud computing services hold enormous potential. In the next year, Amazon Web Services could see an incremental rise in revenue.
Alibaba, Exclusive Partner for Manchester United in China
Recently, Alibaba Group (BABA) became Manchester United’s digital partner in China. Fans are using cloud technology to stream sports online.
Why Amazon Stock Dropped 3% in December
In December, Amazon (AMZN) stock opened above $1,800 but dropped by 3% during the week to close at $1751.6. In addition, its YTD returns dropped to 14%.
Crowdstrike Beat Earnings Estimates and More in Q3
Crowdstrike released its fiscal 2020 third-quarter earnings results after the market closed on December 5. It beat earnings estimates for the quarter.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai: The New Alpha in Alphabet
Google stated that Larry Page and Sergey Brin would step aside as Alphabet’s CEO and president, respectively. Google CEO Sundar Pichai would lead Alphabet.
Amazon Cloud Faces Heat for Storing Biometric Data
Amazon Web Services (AMZN) is facing a class-action lawsuit for providing cloud infrastructure services to facilitate biometric data storage on its servers.
AWS CEO Laughs Off Amazon Spin-Off Question
Will we see an Amazon Inc (AMZN) and AWS (Amazon Web Services) spin-off in 2020? “No” was the quick response by AWS CEO Andy Jassy.
Why Cloud Data Laws Could Define Tech in 2020
Gartner predicts that the global cloud business could cross $266 billion in 2020, 17% over its 2019 forecast. But, what’s being done in terms of security?
Softbank’s Journey from Alibaba to Uber and WeWork
In 2017, Softbank (SFTBY) created a pool of $100 billion to promote new business ventures. The company provided seed funding to entrepreneurs worldwide.
Can a Startup Upstage Amazon in One-Day Delivery?
Could a new startup called Ohi overtake Amazon (AMZN) with a much more cost-effective solution for one-day deliveries? Let’s take a closer look.
Alibaba Sets Record, Up 6.5% on First Day in Hong Kong
Alibaba’s secondary listing on the Hong Kong Exchange yesterday was a roaring success. On its debut day, Alibaba stock closed 6.5% higher.
HPE Stock Down 9%: Is Poor Revenue Growth to Blame?
Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) stock opened at -6% today and then dropped further to around -9% in the first two hours of trading.
Cisco Restructuring: Why Its Stock Was Flat Last Week
Cisco Systems (CSCO) is coming up with a plan to reorganize some of its business segments in order to combat stiff market competition.
Amazon Dealt with Regulators Last Week
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook have been fending off probes about corporate governance policy for managing user data.
Amazon Pharmacy, AWS Data Exchange, and JEDI
According to Gartner’s research published in April 2019, the estimated share of the cloud business segment could cross $300 billion by 2022.
Why Did Amazon Stock Fall 2% Last Week?
Last week, Amazon stock fell -2.16%. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has grown 15.5% in value with a market cap of $862 billion at the end of the week.
Could Microsoft Take On Amazon in Cloud Computing?
Microsoft recently secured a $10 billion Pentagon contract. It beat out cloud computing leader Amazon, which is contesting the results.
Why Alibaba’s Hong Kong Listing Could Outperform
Alibaba stock has seen turbulence throughout the year, as the US and China have often been at odds. It fell around 2.4% on November 13.
Google’s Nightingale Project: A Boon or a Curse?
Alphabet stock closed 0.08% lower yesterday after news of privacy concerns about Google’s healthcare initiative, Project Nightingale.
PayPal’s Q4 Shifts to Top Gear with Xoom and Venmo
After its Q3 2019 earnings release on October 23, PayPal (PYPL) stock has climbed 6.23% through November 11. The stock opened at $102.97 on November 12.
Square’s Q3 Results Reflect Strong Transaction Revenue
Square closed at $63.79, 2% higher than the previous day’s close, on November 11. It nearly touched $100 in September 2018 but has corrected since then.
Amazon Last Week: Conflicting Drivers and a Slight Fall
Last week was slightly downbeat for Amazon (AMZN), which fell 1%. The stock was at its weekly high of $1,815 on November 4 and its weekly low on November 8.
Amazon: The Secret to Bezos’s Success
Did you know that Amazon (AMZN) is the second publicly traded company in the US to cross the $1 trillion market cap? It did so in August 2018.
Baidu Stock Soars 13% after Q3 Earnings Beat
Chinese tech company Baidu’s earnings results for Q3 of 2019 came in very strong yesterday. We break down the results—and what to expect in Q4.
Cloud Computing: What Investors Should Watch
Currently, AWS is the market leader in the cloud computing sector. Microsoft Azure holds second place, and Google Cloud comes in third.
Alibaba Earnings Beat Q2 Estimates, Cloud Up 64%
Alibaba Group (BABA), the Chinese technology company, beat analyst estimates today when it reported its second-quarter earnings results for fiscal 2020.
Samsung’s Q3 Earnings Reflect Mobile Phone Demand
Today, Samsung released its September-quarter earnings results, failing to impress investors as much as Apple did with its release yesterday.
WeWork Value: Fidelity Says -35%, Ackman Says Zilch
The topic of WeWork’s valuation is back in the news again after talk of Fidelity Contrafund cutting its investment and Bill Ackman criticizing the company.
October Stock Prices: AMZN, NFLX, and GOOGL
Market enthusiasts closely track FAANG stock prices, which have been volatile. Let’s see how AMZN, NFLX, and GOOGL did this month.
AT&T on the Defensive after Loss of Subscribers
AT&T (T) released its earnings results this week. One of the highlights in the Q3 results was the loss of customers from the Entertainment Group segment.
Roku Stock Jumps as Value Increases 4.5x Year-to-Date
Roku stock closed at $133.66 on October 25 and spiked almost 10% on October 28. On Monday, Roku shot up to around $143 within the first hour of trading.
How Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter Disappointed in Q3
Netflix’s third-quarter results were good, but it’s expecting increased competition. Amazon and Twitter disappointed investors on the earnings front.
Earnings Roundup: MSFT, PYPL Up after Releases
For most investors, the earnings season is a high-stake environment. Here’s a summary of Microsoft’s and PayPal’s performance in their last quarter.
Microsoft Scores JEDI Deal, Stock Gains 3%
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) just overtook AWS (Amazon Web Services) to bag the $10 billion JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) cloud contract.
Why PayPal Stock Opened 9.5% Higher Today
After yesterday’s Q3 earnings release, PayPal (PYPL) stock opened at $105.91, up 9.5%. PYPL stock closed at $96.64 yesterday day.
PayPal’s Impressive Q3 Beat Boosts Investor Confidence
PayPal’s (PYPL) Q3 earnings beat analysts’ expectations when it announced its results yesterday. During the day, PYPL stock saw little to no volatility.
Why PayPal Could Be the Stock to Buy Today
PayPal (PYPL) plans to release its Q3 earnings later today. In the last four quarters, its reported results were much better than the analysts’ forecasts.
AWS Spin-Off: Should Bezos Split Amazon in Two?
Amazon Web Services has been the crown jewel for Amazon. The company’s cloud computing segment has grown faster than its flagship e-commerce portal.
Why Roku Stock Could Gain Momentum
Roku stock (ROKU) could gain on a $150 million acquisition. The digital media device manufacturer is purchasing Dataxu, a Boston-based company.
TWTR, MSFT, and INTC Stocks in Focus This Week
Is the technology sector due for a correction? Twitter (TWTR) and Intel Corporation (INTC) will release their Q3 2019 stock earnings on October 24.
Amazon Week 3 Highlights: Prices Get Close to $1,800
During the third week of October, Amazon Inc. (AMZN) stock rebound. Compared to week 1 and week 2, the third-week patterns were somewhat different.
American Express Stock Dips Despite Q3 Revenue Beat
American Express Company (AXP), the New York-based financial services company, released its third-quarter earnings on Friday.
Morgan Stanley: Investor Highlights from Q3 Earnings
On Thursday, Morgan Stanley released its Q3 results, its highest Q3 results in the last decade. Its stock reacted positively and opened at $44.39.
Ford Partners with Amazon to Charge Electric Cars
Ford Motor Company (F) will be partnering with Amazon (AMZN) and Volkswagen in a bid to leverage the growth of electric cars.
Why WeWork Is Losing OTC Investors
The WeWork IPO has gained a lot of attention in the last few weeks. The company seems to be facing a severe cash crunch, and it’s losing OTC investors.
Amazon and Roo Foods Deal Under Scrutiny
Amazon’s investment in the UK-based Roo Foods is creating a major hurdle with regulators in the United Kingdom. Here’s what investors should know.
What’s Happened in the Libra Project This Month
Although Zuckerberg was banking on Libra, the cryptocurrency project has landed on shaky ground. Here’s a rundown of its challenges this month.
Progressive’s Third-Quarter Earnings Highlights
Auto insurance provider Progressive (PGR) filed an 8-K today, along with its unaudited financials for the period ended September 30, 2019.
How Abbott Stock Reacted to the Company’s Q3 Results
Healthcare giant Abbott Laboratories announced its third-quarter earnings results before markets opened today. Its stock was trading at $83.66 midday.
U.S. Bancorp’s Q3 Results Are Out: What to Know
U.S. Bancorp (USB) announced its third-quarter earnings results today. Let’s determine whether the company’s stock is a “buy.”
Why Amazon Stock Could Perform Well Today
Based on trends for the first and second week of October, Amazon stock could open on a positive note today. The stock closed at $1,731.92 on October 11.
Amazon Stock Highlights: Week 2, October 2019
In the last week, we looked at Amazon Inc (AMZN) stock trends. Here is another attempt to decode the same patterns for the second week of October 2019.
Twitch: Bezos Owns the Ace of Spades
Even with Jeff Bezos bought the video game streaming company Twitch, he raised a lot of questions. At the time, his vision was unclear.
Trump Opts for Bezos’s Twitch and Amazon
Bezos’s Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock closed on Friday, October 11, at $1731.92. In the extended trading hours, the stock was around $1,732.
PayPal Estimates $228m Loss in Q3 2019
PayPal (PYPL) stock has been dipping since Monday. On October 7, the stock was priced at $102.03 towards the end of the trading session.
Delisting Woes: Make Trade, Not War
If Shakespeare were an investor in today’s market, maybe he’d have said, “To delist, or not to delist, that is the question,” instead.
Could One Medical Be Looking at a Q1 2020 IPO?
Reports suggest that One Medical could be approaching banks to underwrite an IPO. The telemedicine company’s valuation is about $1.5 billion.
Web Tax: Europe Targets US Tech Companies
The European Competition Commissioner could soon be promoted, and Italy’s Finance Minister could soon introduce a new web tax.
Could Microsoft Enter the Indian Banking Domain?
Last week, Microsoft (MSFT) was the stock to watch. Jefferies Group LLC raised the target price for Microsoft shares to $160 this week.
Amazon’s Monday: Kids’ Products and the Supreme Court
On Monday, Amazon (AMZN) released its Kindle Kids Edition and Fire HD 10 Kids Edition suites. AMZN expects to ship these products at the end of the month.
PayPal Raises $5 Billion in Long-Term Debt
On September 26, PayPal Holdings (PYPL) filed an 8-K form with the SEC, detailing the issue of four series of long-term notes totaling $5 billion.
Jeff Bezos, Where Is my Amazon Drone Delivery?
Back in 2014, Jeff Bezos said that Amazon (AMZN) would use drones to deliver packages to customers. The idea was ingenious.
Amazon: October Week 1 Investor Highlights
Ranking among the top companies based on revenue, Amazon (AMZN) is probably one of the stocks that most dedicated investors track.
Why Microsoft Is the Stock to Watch
Microsoft (MSFT) stock has risen 34.77% from January to October this year. It kicked off January at $101.12 and closed at $136.28 on October 3.
Amazon’s Fourth-Quarter Challenges Continue
Nydia Velázquez plans to invite Amazon, Google, and Facebook to appear before the House Small Business Committee, which could coincide with Q3 earnings.
Google: New Releases and London Court Ruling
In response to data privacy concerns, Google plans to release new features in its Maps and Assistant apps, including an auto-delete feature in Assistant.
PayPal Makes Chinese Acquisition: Highlights and Insights
US-based PayPal announced on Monday that it plans to acquire a majority stake in Chinese company GoPay. On October 1, PayPal stock opened at $104.03.
Here’s How Amazon Is Gearing Up for Q4
According to Amazon (AMZN), the Great Indian Festival sale started on a remarkable note. Sales on the first day were record-breaking.
Alibaba and Baidu Stock Movement amid Delisting Fear
The Trump administration is focusing on Chinese firms listed on the US stock exchanges. Talk of delisting these companies has become a regular phenomenon.
Beyond Meat: McDonald’s Tests Vegan Burgers in Canada
Beyond Meat starts its test run in 28 McDonald’s outlets in Canada today. The fast-food giant plans to test the P.L.T. burger for 12 weeks.
Amazon’s VI Initiative: Which Stock To Invest In?
Would you invest in a company that promises a technological utopia? It could be a simple answer – either you invest in it or you don’t.
VI: Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, and Others Sign On
Amazon recently announced a significant partnership on the VI (Voice Interoperability) feature. The project will work with AI-driven virtual assistants.
Amazon Partners with over 30 Companies: VI Initiative
On September 24, Amazon (AMZN) announced the Voice Interoperability Initiative. The announcement was one day before the Amazon hardware event.
Amazon’s Q3: What Do the Trends Indicate?
In the last five days, Amazon’s (AMZN) share price has been on a downtrend. The e-commerce stock started trading at $1,824.05 on September 20.
Facebook Privacy Piracy: What You Should Know
The EU (European Union) is keeping a close watch on US tech companies like Google (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), and Facebook (FB).
Google Wins EU Case on Right to Be Forgotten
Google (GOOG) has finally won a milestone case in Europe. The company was defending the idea of implementing a worldwide “right to be forgotten” law.
Amazon Making Moves to Drive Its Q3 Revenues
Amazon is working to bolster its revenue numbers in the final week of Q3. Its Great Indian Sale is slated to run from September 29 to October 4.
Why Google Can Gain Momentum before Q3 Results
Alphabet Inc (GOOG) has seen a lot of price volatility throughout 2019. The parent company of Google started the year at $1,054.68.