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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 Earn.com, 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 Earn.com, as its first chief technology officer. The entire Earn.com team will also transition over to Coinbase as
New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Cryptocurrency Exchanges
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office has launched "a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices" of cryptocurrency exchanges, sending letters to 13 major digital currency exchange platforms. Called the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative, Schneiderman's inquiry seeks "key information on their operations, internal controls, and safeguards to protect customer assets" via a questionnaire
An ETF For the Future of Tech
Traditional technology sector exchange-traded funds usually follow a similar model. That model being large weights to the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and other massive tech titans. Some newer technology ETFs are taking different approaches, evolving with tech investing as the sector itself evolves. One example is the iShares Exponential Technologies
Report: U.S. Considers Payback Over China's Restrictions on Cloud Computing
The Trump administration is weighing potential retaliation against China in response to the Chinese government's restrictions on cloud computing and other high-tech services offered by American companies, the Wall Street Journal reports. The U.S. trade representative’s office (USTR) is reportedly putting together a trade complaint against China "probably under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, arguing that the
18 Internet Stocks And What to Do With Them
Monness Crespi Hardt updated its coverage of 18 popular internet stocks. The firm has mixed reviews of the space, and its commentary and ratings suggest investors should be careful in choosing their internet portfolios these days. Here’s a rundown of what Monness Crespi Hardt analysts had to say. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) initiated at Buy with a $235 target. Monness
A 2016 Data Breach Exposed the Names and Emails of More Than 20M U.S. Uber Riders
A previously undisclosed data breach in 2016 exposed the names and email addresses of more than 20 million users in the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday. With the latest data leak revelation, Uber has agreed to an expanded version of the proposed settlement it reached with the FTC in August. The previous agreement was made to settle
Salesforce's Mark Benioff Met a Crypto Bro in Davos and Now He Plans Some Sort of Blockhain Product
Stop us if you've heard this one before: A billionaire entrepreneur and a cryptocurrency bro meet in Switzerland, get to talking, and then just like that a new blockchain product is planned for launch. At least this is how it worked for Salesforce co-founder Mark Benioff, who described a chance meeting with an attendee (we're just going to assume it
Facebook Launches a Bounty Program to Catch Data Thieves
As Mark Zuckerberg begins two days of testimony this week before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Russian election interference, Facebook as announced a bounty program aimed at catching the next data leak. The social network will pay between $500 and $40,000 - payment is at Facebook's discretion and will depend in part
Morgan Stanley Upgrades Nvidia as the Data Era is Now 'Investable'
The future of technology requires more advanced semiconductor technologies, faster networks and cloud-based data centers, according to Morgan Stanley. At the front of it all is NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA). The Analyst Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore upgraded Nvidia's stock from Equal-weight to Overweight with an unchanged $258 price target. The Thesis The future of technology will consist of: Internet of