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Bank of England: Is History Repeating Itself?
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The Bank of England has had to navigate a difficult set of circumstances in its attempts to raise interest rates. As far back as 2014, Governor Mark Carney suggested that rate rises could come “sooner than markets currently expect,” only for those aspirations to be dashed. Indeed, the next move in interest rates turned out to be a rate cut,
Let's Look at Some Highlights From Jeff Bezos' First Shareholder Letter Circa 1997
The big data point from Jeff Bezos latest annual shareholder letter that's got everyone talking is the fact that Amazon Prime now has a staggering 100 million subscribers, which is further proof of just how powerful the online retail giant has become. But in honor of his 20th annual shareholder letter, Bezos decided to also post the first shareholder letter
Rosenblatt: What Apple's Quest to Add More 3-D Sensing Applications Means For Suppliers
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) could add more applications for its 3-D sending solution and launch some AR/VR applications later this year, according to Rosenblatt Securities. The Analyst Rosenblatt has a Buy rating on the shares of Apple. The Thesis Apple is working to improve its 3-D sensing performance in order to support more applications, Rosenblatt's China telecom and IT analyst
Report: Jack Ma's Private Fintech Biz is Poised to Become the World's Most Valuable Unicorn
Jack Ma's Ant Financial Services Group, which is currently in the midst of a $9-billion fundraising round, has seen its valuation driven up by investors outside of China, including some of the biggest names in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources tell the Journal that some of the investors outside of China planning to buy shares in Ma's
ICO Funding in 2018 Has Already Eclipsed Last Year's Total Funding
With $6.3 billion raised in the first three months of 2018, this year's funding for initial coin offerings has already surpassed the total for all of 2017, according to data released by CoinDesk. According to CoinDesk's data, first-quarter fundraising for the ICO market is 118 percent of the total for last year's, which "might go a long way toward undermining
How Amazon's Edging Closer to Retail, E-Commerce Dominance: Smart TVs
Through a partnership with Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) to distribute Alexa-enabled smart TVs,, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expected to more deeply penetrate both brick and mortar retail and the consumer home. It’s good news for Amazon — and not so good news for everyone else. The Rating Morgan Stanley analysts Brian Nowak, Simeon Gutman and Jonathan Lanterman
Why a New Jersey-Based Cryptocurrency Startup is Getting a Lot of Love From Investors
Call it the anti-Bitcoin: Whereas the world's most popular cryptocurrency has fluctuated wildly between euphoric highs and dreaded lows, a crypto startup based in Hoboken, New Jersey aims for something a lot more predictable, as TechCrunch reports. Called Basis, the startup is working on developing a "stable coin," according to TechCrunch, "whose elastic supply will ostensibly expand and contract to
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Best Buy and Amazon Form Partnership to Sell Smart TVs
While Best Buy has been seen as just the sort of traditional retail giant to be slayed by the force of Amazon's online juggernaut, the former has figured out a way to temper the threat of the latter: Form a partnership and work together. The two companies announced a multi-year partnership in which Best Buy will sell Amazon's next-gen Fire
Study: Tesla the Most Trusted Company in Autonomous Development Race, Despite Crash Investigations
Last quarter’s fatalities involving autonomous vehicle technology were seen to justify some of the concerns voiced by Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) bears. Critics were confident the crashes would dent consumer enthusiasm toward self-driving cars and, in one case involving the Model X, weigh on the brand's image. To the contrary, a survey conducted by Autolist found Tesla still leads the
Coinbase Makes its Biggest Acquisition and Names its First CTO
Already one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, Coinbase has now acquired, a U.S.-based startup that offers a decentralized paid-email service utilizing blockchain technology. As part of the acquisition, Coinbase has named Balaji Srinivasan (pictured), co-founder and CEO of, as its first chief technology officer. The entire team will also transition over to Coinbase as