How private is your Gmail, and should you switch? 2021/05/09 08:00:14 The Guardian
You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you. Here’s how to set some boundaries Most people are aware of the cookies that track them across the web, and the privacy-invading practices of Google search, but did you know Google’s email service, Gmail, collects large amounts of data too? This was recently put into stark focus for iPhone users when Gmail published its app “privacy label” – a self-declared breakdown of the data it collects and shares with advertisers as part of a new stipulation on the Apple App Store. Continue reading…
Pfizer seeks FDA approval, and a Chinese rocket is expected to crash back to Earth video - CNET 2021/05/08 18:00:03 CNET
In today's top stories, Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine instead of its temporary-use authorization, a Chinese rocket will be crashing back to Earth this weekend, and Google is adding two-step verification to most accounts.
SpaceX Rival To Run Pre-Roll Ads With Elon Musk's 'SNL' YouTube Segments 2021/05/08 17:23:19 Benzinga
When Elon Musk's "Saturday Night Live" appearance is over, the individual segments from the show will be posted on Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) (NASDAQ: GOOG ) YouTube platform on May 9. And once they go up on YouTube, a competitor of the Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) technoking's SpaceX will be hitching its wagon to Musk's comedy star. What Happened: The privately-held Sierra Nevada Corporation has produced two advertisements for Sierra Space, the company's aerospace division that is being repositioned as a standalone entity beginning June 1. The advertisements are designed as pre-rolls to the Musk segments on the "SNL" YouTube channel. One of the ads is a 15-second production depicting Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada's reusable lifting-body spaceplane. The other is a 30-second spot that offers an animated consideration of Dream Chaser's potential role in space exploration while offering a depiction of the company's proposed Large Integrated Flexible Environment expandable space habitat. According to Brooke Hart, …
Alphabet Stock Definition 2021/05/08 16:35:32 Investopedia
An alphabet stock is an equity share that is tied to a specific subsidiary of a corporation.
Roku called Google an 'unchecked monopolist' after the company added YouTube TV into its main YouTube app on the streaming platform's channel store (ROKU, GOOGL) 2021/05/07 21:19:06 Business Insider
Summary List Placement Roku called Google an "unchecked monopolist" in the latest development of a spat between the two companies, according to a statement shared with Insider. The comment was made after Google announced on Friday that it would allow users to access the YouTube TV app through its main YouTube app on Roku's streaming platform, a move that Roku called "anticompetitive." "Google's actions are the clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist bent on crushing fair competition and harming consumer choice," Roku said in the statement Friday. Roku also said, "we have simply asked Google to stop their anticompetitive behavior of manipulating user search results to their unique financial benefit and to stop demanding access to sensitive data that no other partner on our platform receives today." On April 30, Roku removed the YouTube TV app from its streaming platform because its deal with Google ended due to terms that Roku did not agree with. Those terms included what Roku says was a request from Google to share more sensitive customer data.
Rich people ditched NYC for these random cities 2021/05/12 17:32:14 New York Post
Miami was positioned as the alternative to New York City during the coronavirus pandemic, but a new report shows that the Sunshine State wasn’t the top destination for wealthy buyers fleeing the Big Apple — it was actually Denver. Some unlikely luxury performers included Salt Lake City, Sacramento and St. Louis.
Tech Shares Slide On Inflation Worries; Most In FAANG Down 2% 2021/05/12 15:43:52 Investing.com
Tech Shares Slide On Inflation Worries; Most In FAANG Down 2% 2021/05/12 15:43:52 Investing.com
Coinbase supera TikTok e arriva al 1° posto sull’App Store di Apple 2021/05/12 15:35:15 Investing.com Italy
Schneider Electric to integrate new 'Matter' standard within its home & buildings portfolio 2021/05/12 14:11:00 Benzinga
Schneider is a board member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), previously named the Zigbee Alliance, and advocates for open-source, interoperable and vendor-agnostic IoT solutions New global connectivity standard 'Matter' is unveiled today by CSA and its members, including Amazon, Apple, Google, IKEA and Schneider Electric Interoperability is the key for smart homes and buildings of the future, integrating technology such as renewable energy generation and EV charging ecosystems MISSISSAUGA, ON , May 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, welcomes the new 'Matter' connectivity standard, which it will begin adopting across its connected home and buildings portfolio. Schneider Electric, recognized by Corporate Knights as the world's most sustainable corporation , is one of the 180 most innovative companies within the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) that have contributed to the creation and testing of the new Matter standard .
Social media restricted in Ethiopia, NetBlocks says 2021/05/17 07:44:51 Reuters
Social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been restricted in Ethiopia, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said on Monday.
During the hearing, WhatsApp told the court that implementation of its policy has not been deferred and it has come into effect from May 15.
Privacy activists are winning fights with tech giants. Why does victory feel hollow? | Evgeny Morozov 2021/05/15 10:00:23 The Guardian
Perhaps we wasted energy achieving privacy concessions, when we should have been building a more foundational critique of the power of big tech For privacy activists, 2021 brings one big victory after another. First, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, announced in March that it would stop tracking individual users as they roam from site to site. This decision was part of Alphabet’s broader campaign to phase out the use of third-party cookies – an old but controversial technology, increasingly blamed for today’s lax culture of data-sharing. Related: You should be worried about how much info WhatsApp shares with Facebook | Burcu Kilic and Sophia Crabbe-Field Continue reading…
Facebook loses court fight over stopping EU-US data transfers 2021/05/14 23:34:38 New York Post
Facebook lost a legal battle Friday with Ireland's data privacy watchdog over a European Union privacy decision that could result in the social network being forced to stop transferring data to the US.
Nasdaq jumps 2.3% as tech stocks lead a broad rally amid tempered inflation fears (INX, DJIA, COMPX, NDX, RUI, RUT, BTC-USD) 2021/05/14 20:06:39 Business Insider
Summary List Placement Tech stocks led a broad-based rally on Friday, with investors driving the Nasdaq up by more than 2% as Federal Reserve officials said they will stay with monetary policies that support economic recovery, with more signs of such improvement arriving as the trading week wrapped up. Wall Street's benchmark indexes extended gains made Thursday that snapped a three-session losing streak. Apple, Tesla, and Facebook were among big tech names that advanced. All 11 sectors on the S&P 500 rose, led by the energy group. Here's where US indexes stood at 4 p.m. on Friday: S&P 500 : 4,173.81, up 1.49% Dow Jones Industrial Average : 34,382.07, up 1.06% (360.62 points) Nasdaq Composite : 13,429.98, up 2.32% Stocks marched higher even after somewhat downbeat economic data Friday. The Commerce Department said retail sales in April were virtually unchanged from more than 10% jump in March, missing expectations, and a consumer confidence reading from the University of Michigan unexpectedly fell on inflation worries. "I think the lackluster readings have a lot to do with short-term factors and the market is looking through that," Rob Haworth, senior investment strategy director at US Bank Wealth Management in Seattle, told Insider on Friday."It's looking at a change in CDC guidance," that loosens restrictions on mask-wearing, "and it's still looking at getting to reopenings and what that next wave of activity may be." The miss in retail sales appeared to be offset by comments made Friday by Cleveland Fed Bank President Loretta Mester who said in Bloomberg Television that monetary policy is in a "good place" as officials still work on improving employment levels.
Apple Music to add high-fidelity streaming free (oh and Amazon did too) 2021/05/17 18:10:00 CNET
Apple Music will add lossless audio quality for regular members in June. And Amazon Music Unlimited did it -- surprise! -- right now. Your move, Spotify.
Could Amazon's Stock Go To $6,000 In The Next 12 Months? 2021/05/17 16:31:43 Benzinga
Jim Cramer said Monday on CNBC's "Squawk On The Street" that the analyst note from Morgan Stanley about Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is one of the great pieces he has read. What Happened: Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak reiterated an Overweight rating and a $4,500 price target on Amazon. The analyst noted if Amazon was valued using a price-to-earnings multiple on GAAP earnings, the stock could be worth $5,000 to … Full story available on Benzinga.com
Hayden Capital 1Q21 Commentary: Sold Amazon 2021/05/17 16:09:20 ValueWalk
Hayden Capital Management commentary for the first quarter ended March 2021. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Dear Partners and Friends, Hayden Capital Management Performance If anything, last quarter proved that 2021 might be almost as crazy as 2020. We saw everything from a continuation of technology stocks outperforming initially, to a rotation […] The post Hayden Capital 1Q21 Commentary: Sold Amazon appeared first on ValueWalk .
Amazon launches new health, safety initiatives designed to halve workplace injuries - CNET 2021/05/17 15:11:00 CNET
The new program, launching first in the US, includes physical and mental exercises, healthy eating tips and mindfulness and meditation tools.
Walmart Q1 Earnings Might Be First Signs Of What Future Without COVID Rush Might Look Like 2021/05/17 14:23:36 Benzinga
When Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) rang up record-breaking sales numbers but missed Wall Street’s expectations in the last quarter, it warned that the blockbuster results—for an essential retailer of its size—snagged during the pandemic would not be sustainable. As one of the chosen big-box stores allowed to keep its doors open—when most of the country was ordered into lockdown last year—WMT churned out mega sales numbers as consumers flocked to Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, as well as its e-commerce platform. On the flip side, WMT also racked up big-time expenses mostly tied to labor, sanitation, fulfillment costs, and technology. But the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company—still holding the mantle of world’s largest—said essentially that it was looking to take that consumer momentum and make hay while the sun was still shining and consumers had not yet fully ventured out to see it. On the Q4 conference call back in February 2021, Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs said the last fiscal year was “the most challenging and unique time we’ve all faced.” “However, it’s also a time that presents great opportunities,” he added. “This is an important moment for Walmart and we are ready.” Will WMT be as ready as Biggs and Chief Executive Doug McMillion rallied for on that last call?
Retail Week On Earnings Row: Walmart, Target, Foot Locker Among Companies Reporting 2021/05/17 14:38:20 Benzinga
So much for “spillover.” Last week’s late recovery didn’t extend into Monday’s early hours, with overnight trading showing red. Caution, seen pretty clearly a week ago, appears to remain a factor, with bonds getting a slight lift and the 10-year Treasury yield slipping just a bit. Volatility also surged in the pre-market hours after relaxing into the weekend. There just isn’t the confidence of a few weeks ago, particularly in the Technology sector, and that’s what’s weighing. We’re at a fork in the road in terms of inflation, rates, and “back to work.” Can reality meet expectations when people go back to the office? Investors are afraid to commit, and who can blame them with so many question marks spinning around. For now, there’s caution and continued back and forth between value and growth. There’s no great catalyst at the moment. One other possible reason for initial weakness today could be some data earlier Monday out of China showing April retail sales rising less than some analysts had expected.
Cathie Wood Buys $26M Disney Shares And Sells $13M In Netflix: What You Need To Know 2021/05/17 03:33:43 Benzinga
Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management on Friday bought 150,556 shares, worth about $26.15 million, in Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ), marking its debut in the media and entertainment company as analysts pointed to benefits from the reopening of theme parks in 2021. DIS shares fell 2.58% at $173.70 on Friday. The company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings after market hours on Thursday. See Also: Walt Disney Shares Pull Back After Q2 Earnings: What Do Analysts Think? Walt Disney World Resort has announced that visitors are no longer required to wear masks in most outdoor areas. The Disney shares were purchased for the ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (NYSE: ARKW ). Shares of ARKW closed 4.14% higher at $128.60 on Friday. ARKW also sold 26,621 shares, worth about $13.1 million, in video streaming company Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ). Ark also holds 23,226 shares, worth about $11.3 million, in … Full story available on Benzinga.com
Netflix Testing Theatrical Model With 'Army Of The Dead' 2021/05/14 17:14:26 Benzinga
In a tale of the times for the post-pandemic world, movie theaters are welcoming back customers. The shift to streaming platforms by many of the largest entertainment companies has left theaters without their normal slate of blockbusters. Enter Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ). What Happened: “Army of the Dead” from Zack Snyder will be released nationally in Cinemark Holdings Inc (NYSE: CNK ) theaters beginning May 14, IGN reports . The release will happen one week before the 200 million Netflix customers can watch the movie on the streaming platform. This marks the largest early release for a Netflix movie, according to IGN. The company has done some limited-time releases in limited large markets like New York City, … Full story available on Benzinga.com
Tech Shares Slide On Inflation Worries; Most In FAANG Down 2% 2021/05/12 15:43:52 Investing.com
Entering Final 'Run into Earnings' Wave... 2021/05/11 15:17:55 Benzinga
“Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in which I explain my thought process from start to finish. Trading is all about finding something that works, and applying it over and over again. That’s how you find trading success. So study up on this “Tuesday Trade” and let’s get to work. This week, I want to talk about my “run into earnings” trade with Best Buy (NYSE: BBY ). Wave Three Up Next… The “run into earnings” season consists of three waves. The first one happens at the beginning of the quarter when banks and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ), and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) (formerly known as Google) (FAANG) report. This initial wave is typically my favorite because there are no preconceived notions or anticipation going into the quarter.
Biden's big cybersecurity executive order will be a windfall for both massive firms like CrowdStrike and niche startups like Dragos, experts say (CRWD) 2021/05/13 18:40:17 Business Insider
Summary List Placement Winners in Biden's cybersecurity executive order include big companies like CrowdStrike and niche startups like Dragos Biden's big cybersecurity executive order will be a windfall for both established firms like CrowdStrike and niche startups like Dragos, experts say The big winners under President Biden's new executive order on cybersecurity will be big cloud-security companies with existing relationships with the government – think CrowdStrike, FireEye, Microsoft, and Palo Alto Networks –as well as more niche startups whose services suddenly become critical. In an order handed down Wednesday, the White House laid out new policies and timelines for a cybersecurity industry reeling from the SolarWinds , Microsoft Exchange , and Colonial Pipeline attacks. The order requires more information-sharing from federal agencies and companies about cyber threats; a playbook for cyberattack responses; increased security modernization when developing applications; and more focus on the security of supply chains and industrial facilities.
Discord's CEO talks about what's next after reportedly rejecting Microsoft's $12 billion bid, and why he thinks the chat platform has an edge over rivals like Clubhouse 2021/05/13 18:22:00 Business Insider
Summary List Placement Discord had quite the year. In 2020, the group-chatting platform doubled its members, tripled its revenue, and expanded its usership well beyond its original gamer crowd. It's no wonder Microsoft reportedly offered $12 billion to buy it. Just don't expect Discord CEO Jason Citron to spill any details. "We received numerous offers, but, you know, are under strict NDA, so I can't comment on anything specific," Citron told Insider. For now, the company will stay independent. "We just feel like we are in a position to build one of the next-generation communication services," Citron said. The chat platform, which can be accessed through a website or app, was founded in 2015 by Citron and Stanislav Vishnevskiy to give gamers a virtual place to hang out. It's since exploded far beyond gamers, with 150 million monthly active users spanning communities that range from small study groups to massive fandoms. While Citron wouldn't comment on rumors of potential IPO plans , he did hint at other aspects of the company's future at a virtual press conference this week.
Bill Gates told friends he was in a 'loveless' marriage: report 2021/05/12 21:29:34 Fox Business
Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates reportedly told his golf buddies that he was in a "loveless" marriage with Melinda Gates.
An influential PAC group is telling businesses to restart political donations, including to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the election results 2021/05/12 12:34:01 Business Insider
Summary List Placement Companies that temporarily stopped political donations after the January Capitol siege are being urged to restart contributions by a trade association that advises firms' political action committees (PACs), according to a report by Popular Information's Judd Legum . The National Association of Business PACs (NABPAC) has encouraged its members to "move beyond" the siege by restarting donations, the publication reported, citing internal documents. The group's membership includes more than 250 corporate PACs, and its board features representatives from Microsoft, Koch Industries, Kraft Heinz, and Cigna. On January 6, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol to try and prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election win. In the immediate aftermath, many top US companies cut ties with the 147 GOP lawmakers who voted against the results. Dozen of companies, including Walmart, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, and AT&T , said they would stop giving donations to these specific lawmakers, while other companies, including Microsoft, Deloitte, and Goldman Sachs , said they would instead pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats.
Microsoft Named as Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year 2021/05/11 15:37:26 Adweek
Cannes Lions awarded Microsoft as its Creative Marketer of the Year during this year's festival. Each year, the award is given to advertisers who have a track record of success with Lions over a period of time (Apple was the last year's recipient). A year after the awards were canceled due to the spread of…
Nvidia and Intel announce new chips, Razer and Asus update laptop lineups video - CNET 2021/05/12 11:00:03 CNET
In today's news, Nvidia and Intel both announce powerful new processors catering to gamers and creatives, plus the arrival of new chips means new and improved laptops from the likes of Razer and Asus.
Asus tunes up TUF series gaming laptops with new Nvidia, Intel processors - CNET 2021/05/11 12:30:07 CNET
Fast displays and military-grade durability are also part of the package.
Lenovo Legion 7i, Legion 5i Pro, Legion 5i gaming laptops pack in latest from Intel, Nvidia - CNET 2021/05/11 11:00:04 CNET
Up to an 11th-gen Intel Core i9-11980HK and Nvidia RTX 3080 in a chassis less than an inch thick.
Nvidia’s Broadcast update filters the sound of a billion sex-starved cicadas 2021/05/11 11:00:00 The Verge
Nvidia is updating its Broadcast app to filter out the sound of pets and cicadas. It comes just in time for billions of cicadas emerging in the US after 17 years underground.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti promise $799 RTX gaming laptops - CNET 2021/05/11 11:00:00 CNET
Whether they'll be able to keep that price promise in these days of chip shortages remains to be seen.