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Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in deal valued at $13.7 billion

Amazon.com jolted the grocery industry Friday when it announced plans to buy Whole Foods Market, introducing new uncertainty to a sector already struggling to keep up with growing competition.<p>The $13.7 billion deal heightens a years-long battle between Amazon, the Internet darling, and powerhouse …

George Washington University

Sharing Your Estate Plans With Your Family

<b>Podcast Transcript</b><br>Host: Rob Miles, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Private Bank<p>Guest: Katie Pehrson, a Senior Wealth Planner, Wells Fargo Private …

Finance

Apple and Spotify are generating $7 billion a year in streaming music revenue

Sixty million subscribers a year.<p>It took the music industry more than a decade to embrace streaming music. Now it’s a thing.<p>More precisely: It’s at least a $7 billion-a-year business.<p>That’s what you get when you combine the 40 million paying subscribers Spotify reported earlier this fall and the 20 …

Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen

Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a research paper, Google reveals how it uses its own "interlingua" to internally represent phrases, regardless of the language. The resulting "zero-shot" …