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Warren Buffett And Interest Rates

Warren Buffett recently stated that the stock market is undervalued IF interest rates stay near current levels.<p>S&P 500 currently has a multiple of …

Investing

Amazon broke the internet because its system couldn’t handle a typo

Tuesday’s internet outages were quickly discovered to be caused by outages of Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3), cloud servers built to hold enormous portions of the web.<p>The root of those outages was uncovered by Amazon yesterday: An employee made a typo while trying to remove a “small number” …

Cloud Computing

Harvard Academics Reveal Blueprint for Avoiding Stock Crashes

Good news for everyone waiting for a bubble to burst. Predicting sectorwide crashes in the equity market isn’t impossible.<p>That’s the conclusion of …

Stock Markets

Euphoria Versus Justification in Today’s Markets

Michael Holland, founder and chairman of Holland & Company, discusses the outlook for global markets and his thoughts on investing. He speaks with …

Stock Markets

NBCUniversal is betting $500 million on Snap

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal said on Friday it had invested $500 million in Snap as it continues to spend heavily on digital media companies.<p>Snap’s shares jumped 8.6 percent to $26.59 in early trading. The company finished its first day of trading with a 44 percent gain compared to its …

Ericsson and Singtel are trying to tackle fragmentation in the IoT

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The lack of technological unification and interoperability remains one of the largest issues in the IoT, something Eriscsson and Singapore-based telco Singtel are aiming to solve. At …

Internet of Things

Here's what 'the brave new world' of cyber security will look like

Over recent years, cybersecurity and cybercrime have become areas of increasing concern for both the public and private sector. It is important to …

Cybersecurity

Pizza hut turns to sneakers to boost mobile sales

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Pizza Hut is launching a limited number of Bluetooth-enabled sneakers, named "Pie Tops," that will enable users to order a large pizza by pushing a button in the shoe's …

Internet of Things

This is why the boss will crush all your good ideas

Change is hard. Getting a great plan past the boss’s desk is even harder.<p>Surely you’ve heard the plea from on high at your company: we want more innovation, from everyone at every level. Your boss might even agree with the sentiment — because, of course, who doesn’t like innovation? It’s good for …

Innovation

GE CEO: It is the end of the 'global elite'

"We're in an era when some very basic assumptions about the global economy are being tested," he said in his annual letter to shareholders. "There is deep skepticism toward the ideas that powered economic expansion for a generation."<p>That said, globalization is not coming to an end, according to …

Globalization

Breaking Into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack

Ruben Harris Contributor<p>Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How the …

Startups

WeWork Could Soon Be Worth More Than Snapchat | Inc.com

<i>Update 3/31/17: SoftBank has invested $300 million in WeWork. The firm is expected to invest at least two more chunks of funding, totaling around $3 billion.</i><p>WeWork, the New York City-based co-working business, could soon be worth more than Snap Inc.<p>Japanese investment firm SoftBank is reportedly …

Venture Capital

If Apple wants the iPad to beat the PC, it needs to make much bigger strides in iOS software

The average consumer is still not turning to iPads or Android tablets as a replacement for his or her PC.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Apple needs to take great strides in …

Mobile

12 Personality Traits of People Whose Startups Actually Make Money | Inc.com

I wish that there was an exact science on what not only makes an entrepreneur successful but also what determines the success or failure of their startups.<p>The truth is, there are a countless amount of factors that influence the fate of a startup. And, sometimes it all comes down to timing and luck. …

Entrepreneurship

Intel, IBM and Microsoft Get Candid About Industry 4.0

Piles of dust floated across the blackened walls of the bustling foundry. The constant hissing of gargantuan machines was only occasionally disturbed by the faint echoing of children’s voices. Women were seen spinning yarns of cotton as men in shabby clothes smoked pipes as they oversaw the work. …

Manufacturing

China's Big Play for Small Chips

Anyone familiar with China’s history of industrial subversion—see the low-price steel or solar panels that have flooded world markets in recent …

Communist Party

The rise of artificial intelligence is creating new variety in the chip market, and trouble for Intel

“WE ALMOST went out of business several times.” Usually founders don’t talk about their company’s near-death experiences. But Jen-Hsun Huang, the …

Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured.<p>The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, …

Mobile Technology

Trump’s Tax Talk Sounds Less Than “Phenomenal” for Tech - MIT Technology Review

Plenty is up in the air in Washington, D.C., these days, but there is one thing that seems a safe bet: major U.S. tax reform is more likely than at …

Joe Kennedy

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code.<p>Created by researchers at …

Startups

Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan

Pakistan has become the newest overseas market for Xiaomi as Chinese smartphone manufacturer aggressively moves beyond its home boundaries and hopes …

What AI is revealing about the sales process

Recently, my firm commissioned researchers to visit the websites of some 538 companies across nine industries, make a sales inquiry, and ask to be contacted. Surprisingly, fully one-third of the companies completely ignored these seemingly hottest of sales leads. Of the companies that <i>did</i> respond, …

Start A Fire

How to Export Leads With Facebook Search

Do you use Facebook to find prospects? Ever wish you could export your lead lists? The new Facebook Search browser extension for Chrome makes it easy …

Chrome Browser

This venture firm just produced one of the first detailed equity research reports on Snap Inc.

Many things that used to be true primarily of the public market now happen within the world of private company investing, including the participation of mutual fund investors.<p>Now, you can add equity research reports to that list.<p>Goodwater Capital, a two-year-old venture firm, is today taking the …

Venture Capital

Why B2B marketers should care about whitelisting

As advertisers grapple with fake news and hate speech, blacklisting the sites they want to stay away from isn’t enough. Columnist Peter Isaacson …

Fake News

This Valentine's Day, Elon Musk wants you to know that machines will take over the world and make you obsolete

But the best solution might be a social change—not a technical one<p>Apparently "Battlestar Galactica" had it right all along. Technology mogul Elon Musk says the way to deal with advancing artificial intelligence is to merge with machines—or risk being made redundant.<p>At the 2017 World Government …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber rival Grab to buy Indonesian online payment startup Kudo for over $100 million

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Grab is likely to announce a deal to buy Indonesian online payment startup Kudo for over $100 million, a source close to the matter said, in a move that will help the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm roll out its services to more customers.<p>This deal will be funded from the $700 million …

IT