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Uber and Waymo Settle Technology Lawsuit With a $245M Agreement
Uber Technologies has agreed to a surprise settlement over a lawsuit filed against it by Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, which accused Uber of stealing its self-driving trade secrets. The settlement, which came on the fourth day of the trial between the two companies, includes an agreement by Uber not use Waymo's technology in its self-driving cars. Uber will also give Waymo
A New App Aims to Take the Guesswork and Anxiety Out of Trading
To the novice trader or even some experienced investors, the biggest hurdle in the path of maintaining a trading career is generally the lack of clear or consistent guidance or means of stock discovery. Broker services like robo advisors and charting, analytics or research platforms are a huge boon for traders who know how to read the charts and key
HK Lawmakers Urge Government to Regulate Bitcoin, Follow 'International Trend'
FinTech
Hong Kong lawmakers are reportedly calling on the government to tightly regulate cryptocurrencies. Why? Partly because its unregulated, partly because of the potential losses, and partly because its…trendy to do so? SCMP: “Bitcoin and many digital currencies are not regulated,” said Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, a Hong Kong legislator for the financial services sector. “They are not regulated by the government
How Startups Can Improve Their Odds of Becoming a Unicorn
Venture Capital
In 2017, we showed that 57 startups were able to achieve unicorn status – a rare designation that is reserved only for privately-held startups valued at $1 billion or more. While this number may seem high, unicorns are still quite the rarity. In the U.S. alone, there are currently 19,550 venture-backed startups vying for those same massive valuations. At the
China A-Shares: Is Your Emerging-Market Manager Ready?
As the Chinese New Year approaches, investors will welcome the year of China A-shares, soon to be included in the MSCI emerging-market (EM) benchmarks. But put careful consideration into determining which funds are actually ready to join the festivities. Index provider MSCI plans a gradual integration for the vast onshore market, whose $8.3 trillion market capitalization is second only to
U.S. Stocks Plunge Again as Investors Remember They're Worried About Rising Inflation
Capital Markets
The wild swings in the U.S. stock market continue. After the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index hit session lows on Monday, only to see the Dow soar more than 1,000 points on Tuesday to reach its best day since 2016, stocks once again crashed again on Thursday, with the Dow plunging 1,030 points. The decline is being
Wait, Now Twitter is Doing Better Too??
Capital Markets
In the same week that Snap Inc. stunned Wall Street with a huge 4Q comes another beleaguered social media company with its own big beat: Twitter announced on Thursday that its revenue grew a modest 2 percent in the fourth quarter, while it also surprisingly turned a profit for the first time. Here are the key numbers from Twitter's earnings:
The Overlooked Relationship Between Gold and Bitcoin, Explained
Capital Markets
Bitcoin bulls have long argued the cryptocurrency is a new store of value for investors thanks to its protection from inflation and its deregulated nature. In fact, even some bitcoin analysts have compared the currency to gold. Historically, there has been no clear indication of any correlation between bitcoin and gold prices, but UBS now says a very weak correlation
Here’s How to Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late
Lifestyle
It may not always seem like it, but stress is one of the greatest gifts we have. It’s a motivator, a source of strength, and a survival instinct that pushes us beyond what we often perceive as the limit of our capabilities. Failing to properly harness, manage, and cope with that stress, however, can serve to damage careers, personal relationships
Call it a Comeback: Snap Shocks Analysts With Huge Quarter
Capital Markets
Snap Inc. has become a favorite punching bag for both Wall Street and media outlets that cover Wall Street (guilty as charged) after its disastrous plummet last year following its initial public offering in March. And to be fair, there were plenty of reasons to hate Snap's stock: In July, Snap's stock price had fallen below its $17 IPO price.