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Ralph Elliot 2017-11-02
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Apple says it’s experienced “off the charts” demand for the iPhone X and, while that makes the Macalope wonder who’s doing their spreadsheet work and doesn’t know how to increase the Y axis, others believe this is bad news.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Evan Niu warns that “The iPhone X could be Apple’s worst nightmare come true.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Daniel, Nate, @HazBro and Matthew.)

We always fear what we will one day become.

Even when some headline features prove to be gimmicky novelties (like Siri initially or 3D Touch)…

Siri could certainly be more reliable but it’s hardly a gimmick.

They certainly have had supply constraints any number of times.

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Troy Schindler 2019-02-06
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Apex Legends is probably the hottest thing in gaming right now, delivering a free-to-play battle royale title set in the Titanfall universe.

Now, publisher EA has confirmed that they’re looking at cross-platform play, as well as a mobile version.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the company was looking at cross-platform gameplay “in the context of Apex”, according to a transcript of the firm’s earnings call obtained by Motley Fool.

“As I said earlier, we are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time, and I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we’re in conversations about that,” the CEO said in response to another question regarding Apex Legends.

In other words, it seems like the publisher is well-aware of the current trend for cross-platform play that includes mobile devices.

Fortnite and PUBG are just two of the most popular games that allow full cross-platform support.

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Michael Wadsworth 2021-05-20
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A survey conducted by Motley Fool found just 30% of investors aged 18-40 owned so-called meme stocks.
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James Farr 2021-05-20
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A survey conducted by Motley Fool found just 30% of investors aged 18-40 owned so-called meme stocks.
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Mike Estes 2018-07-12
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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has long been the 800-pound gorilla in e-commerce.

What's astonishing is that it's still getting bigger.

The e-tail giant will grow total U.S. sales 29% compared to just 16% for the rest of the industry combined.

It will slow down only slightly next year, and capture 53.7% of the total online retail market.

Amazon's rapidly expanding market share comes during a period where it's faced increased competition from Walmart (NYSE:WMT).

Ultimately, Amazon's success boils down to one key competitive advantage.

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Issac Pierce 2021-04-28
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By the end of Q2 2021, none of Flipboard's curated newsletters will support banner ads, as the content aggregation platform shifts its email business to native sponsorships.

The post Flipboard shifts from programmatic display ads to selling newsletter sponsorships appeared first on Digiday.

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Eric Erikson 2019-03-07
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This move would likely give the social network an even greater competitive advantage.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has talked in depth on recent earnings calls about a growing shift in social networking to private messaging and stories.

"People feel more comfortable being themselves when they know their content will only be seen by a smaller group and when their content won't stick around forever," Zuckerberg said on an earnings call last October.

Until now, Facebook has primarily focused on connecting the world through a public medium -- its core Facebook social network platform.

But now the company wants to help people connect privately in "the digital equivalent of the living room."

Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves and connect more naturally, which is why we build social networks."

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Charles Houston 2018-11-13
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While self-driving cars grab most of the headlines, autonomous ships could be the first unmanned vehicles to make a real splash.

One business making a big push toward this future is Rolls-Royce's commercial marine division, which is now part of Norwegian shipping company Kongsberg (NASDAQOTH:NSKFF).

That division was sold by the larger Rolls-Royce British parent company, which makes aerospace engines, to Kongsberg in June.

This new technology put Rolls-Royce on the cutting edge and I think it's also a positive sign for Intel's strategic acquisition strategy of the past few years.

You wouldn't have to pay a crew, but it's actually more than that, because newer ships could be designed from the ground up without the need for lodging quarters, fresh-water storage, extra heating and cooling systems, or other amenities humans need.

According to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, human error is responsible for 75 percent to 96 percent of all marine accidents.

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Manuel Darcangelo 2017-05-08
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p If you thought the world didn’t need another prepared food distribution and delivery service, apparently you’d be wrong, as the newly minted startup Territory has managed to pull in $6.7 million for its healthier eating options.

The Washington-based company formerly known as Power Supply raised the money as it looks to expand to new geographies and consolidate its position in the Washington, DC, Southern California and San Francisco markets it’s already operating within.

The timing is auspicious, as another twist on the meal delivery service, Maple (which was backed by the Momofuku-famous celebrity chef, David Chang) has just shut down.

Territory has what investors and the company’s founders hope is a fresher take on the food preparation and distribution game.

The company taps local chefs for its supply and gives them pre-determined menus or ingredients selected by nutritionists or healthcare facilities that they can use to fulfill customer orders.

The secret to the company’s success so far has been its go-to-market strategy, which depends on reaching out to customers through places like gyms and wellness centers.

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Jeff Lusk 2017-06-15
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Sometimes the next big thing isn't easy to spot.

You can see the full list of 33 quotes on CB Insights blog:

Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes on streaming video

"Neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition," Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes told the Motley Fool in 2008.

His video-rental chain filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

Steve Ballmer on the first iPhone

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Wayne Konwinski 2019-01-18
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Blockchain technology and startup founders can be a good match: both are innovative and seek to disrupt the status quo.

Blockchain is often referred to as a new kind of “digital ledger” or record-keeping system that is stored across a distributed system.

In this way, blockchain solves many issues of the traditional single-source ledger, including risk of error or corruption.

Michael Hiles is the Director of the Cincinnati Founder Institute and the CEO of 10XTS, a software company specializing indistributed ledger technology and enterprise blockchain development.

Today Hiles is focused on helping new businesses to raise capital using blockchain in a legally compliant way, and he summarizes the ICO as a “special kind of crowdfunding.” The video below is taken from a portion of a presentation Hiles gave to the Founder Institute (with the full video at the bottom of this article).

A security token represents real-world securities or assets.

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William Gonzales 2017-03-15
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About 15 new Google Assistant actions are now available to chat with on the Google Home smart speaker, including credit card recommendations, the latest Trump tweets, and a stock tracker from The Motley Fool.Last week Google Assistant got actions for baby monitoring, art history, and FML, still perhaps the funniest action available today.In recent weeks, Google has added over 40 actions to the Google Home app, more than any other time since the launch of the Actions on Google platform in December.Latest Trump Tweet does exactly what its name suggests and nothing else: It reads you the latest tweet by President Trump.

The Motley Fool action tells you about stock prices and allows you to create a watchlist of stocks you want to track.BART Helper is the second action launched in the past two weeks for real-time BART train times.

BART Helper information comes directly from BART via their API, Starbutter AI CEO Arun Rao told VentureBeat in an email today.BART Helper may be the better of the two because you can ask when a certain train type is leaving a specific station, whereas SF Transit requires unclear syntax like “Ask SF Transit next BART from Hayward.” On the other hand, SF Transit gives up to four upcoming train times, while BART Helper only gives two times.

Transit actions have also been made for people living in Singapore, London, and Dublin.I spent more than 10 minutes having weird conversations with Silly Bean, a bot that told me “I am pure virgin” and called me mean.

This bot is not always precise — it told me it was both a man and a woman in the span of about five minutes — but it sure is conversational.

Made by developer Lennart Lopin, Silly Bean is more than a decade old.

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Mark Maynard 2019-03-15
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Huami — the company responsible for the line of Xiaomi Mi Band fitness trackers, as well as the line of Amazfit smartwatches and trackers — recently conducted a quarterly earnings call.

During the chat, some info was dropped about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

According to David Cui, Chief Financial Officer at Huami, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will land sometime this year.

However, it isn’t likely to land this month or the next.

The full quote, transcribed by The Motley Fool, is here:

For Mi Band 4, it’s going to be in this year.

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Linda Schilk 2017-03-14
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The wheel of dumb has turned yet again and now it’s time for Apple to shake in its well-chamfered boots at the next in a continuing series of Apple killers.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Harsh Chauhan explains “Why Apple Should Be Scared of This Company.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.)

The Macalope hopes it’s because it’s a ghost.

This Chinese company is closing in on Apple’s market share.

Apple and Samsung’s reign at the top of the smartphone market is under threat.

Or, at least since 2014.

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Daniel Murdock 2017-03-21
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If predictions were horses then Apple competitors would ride.

Yes, it’s time to flip over the Unmagic 8 Ball and get another wild guess about what the future will bring.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Evan Niu says “IDC Has Good News for Facebook, Bad News for Apple.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.)

Thank you for asking, rhetorical construct.

That is very helpful for the writing.

Market researcher IDC has just released estimates on the future of AR and VR over the next five years, and the forecasts look decidedly skewed in the social network’s favor.

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James Baichan 2019-10-07
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Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at NYU’s Stern school of business, just announced a list of companies he’s convinced are about to experience a severe downturn.

Will lose 80% or disappear:

— Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) October 4, 2019

While the first four may not be huge shockers, adding Tesla to the list looks a bit controversial given the company’s record-setting pace in Q3.

A leaked email obtained by Elektrek indicated the company was on pace to deliver more than 100,000 cars in Q3, which would be a record.

According to a report from The Motley Fool:

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Ralph Elliot 2017-11-02
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Apple says it’s experienced “off the charts” demand for the iPhone X and, while that makes the Macalope wonder who’s doing their spreadsheet work and doesn’t know how to increase the Y axis, others believe this is bad news.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Evan Niu warns that “The iPhone X could be Apple’s worst nightmare come true.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Daniel, Nate, @HazBro and Matthew.)

We always fear what we will one day become.

Even when some headline features prove to be gimmicky novelties (like Siri initially or 3D Touch)…

Siri could certainly be more reliable but it’s hardly a gimmick.

They certainly have had supply constraints any number of times.

Michael Wadsworth 2021-05-20
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A survey conducted by Motley Fool found just 30% of investors aged 18-40 owned so-called meme stocks.
Mike Estes 2018-07-12
img

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has long been the 800-pound gorilla in e-commerce.

What's astonishing is that it's still getting bigger.

The e-tail giant will grow total U.S. sales 29% compared to just 16% for the rest of the industry combined.

It will slow down only slightly next year, and capture 53.7% of the total online retail market.

Amazon's rapidly expanding market share comes during a period where it's faced increased competition from Walmart (NYSE:WMT).

Ultimately, Amazon's success boils down to one key competitive advantage.

Eric Erikson 2019-03-07
img

This move would likely give the social network an even greater competitive advantage.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has talked in depth on recent earnings calls about a growing shift in social networking to private messaging and stories.

"People feel more comfortable being themselves when they know their content will only be seen by a smaller group and when their content won't stick around forever," Zuckerberg said on an earnings call last October.

Until now, Facebook has primarily focused on connecting the world through a public medium -- its core Facebook social network platform.

But now the company wants to help people connect privately in "the digital equivalent of the living room."

Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves and connect more naturally, which is why we build social networks."

Manuel Darcangelo 2017-05-08
img

p If you thought the world didn’t need another prepared food distribution and delivery service, apparently you’d be wrong, as the newly minted startup Territory has managed to pull in $6.7 million for its healthier eating options.

The Washington-based company formerly known as Power Supply raised the money as it looks to expand to new geographies and consolidate its position in the Washington, DC, Southern California and San Francisco markets it’s already operating within.

The timing is auspicious, as another twist on the meal delivery service, Maple (which was backed by the Momofuku-famous celebrity chef, David Chang) has just shut down.

Territory has what investors and the company’s founders hope is a fresher take on the food preparation and distribution game.

The company taps local chefs for its supply and gives them pre-determined menus or ingredients selected by nutritionists or healthcare facilities that they can use to fulfill customer orders.

The secret to the company’s success so far has been its go-to-market strategy, which depends on reaching out to customers through places like gyms and wellness centers.

Wayne Konwinski 2019-01-18
img

Blockchain technology and startup founders can be a good match: both are innovative and seek to disrupt the status quo.

Blockchain is often referred to as a new kind of “digital ledger” or record-keeping system that is stored across a distributed system.

In this way, blockchain solves many issues of the traditional single-source ledger, including risk of error or corruption.

Michael Hiles is the Director of the Cincinnati Founder Institute and the CEO of 10XTS, a software company specializing indistributed ledger technology and enterprise blockchain development.

Today Hiles is focused on helping new businesses to raise capital using blockchain in a legally compliant way, and he summarizes the ICO as a “special kind of crowdfunding.” The video below is taken from a portion of a presentation Hiles gave to the Founder Institute (with the full video at the bottom of this article).

A security token represents real-world securities or assets.

Mark Maynard 2019-03-15
img

Huami — the company responsible for the line of Xiaomi Mi Band fitness trackers, as well as the line of Amazfit smartwatches and trackers — recently conducted a quarterly earnings call.

During the chat, some info was dropped about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

According to David Cui, Chief Financial Officer at Huami, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will land sometime this year.

However, it isn’t likely to land this month or the next.

The full quote, transcribed by The Motley Fool, is here:

For Mi Band 4, it’s going to be in this year.

Daniel Murdock 2017-03-21
img

If predictions were horses then Apple competitors would ride.

Yes, it’s time to flip over the Unmagic 8 Ball and get another wild guess about what the future will bring.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Evan Niu says “IDC Has Good News for Facebook, Bad News for Apple.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.)

Thank you for asking, rhetorical construct.

That is very helpful for the writing.

Market researcher IDC has just released estimates on the future of AR and VR over the next five years, and the forecasts look decidedly skewed in the social network’s favor.

Troy Schindler 2019-02-06
img

Apex Legends is probably the hottest thing in gaming right now, delivering a free-to-play battle royale title set in the Titanfall universe.

Now, publisher EA has confirmed that they’re looking at cross-platform play, as well as a mobile version.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the company was looking at cross-platform gameplay “in the context of Apex”, according to a transcript of the firm’s earnings call obtained by Motley Fool.

“As I said earlier, we are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time, and I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we’re in conversations about that,” the CEO said in response to another question regarding Apex Legends.

In other words, it seems like the publisher is well-aware of the current trend for cross-platform play that includes mobile devices.

Fortnite and PUBG are just two of the most popular games that allow full cross-platform support.

James Farr 2021-05-20
img
A survey conducted by Motley Fool found just 30% of investors aged 18-40 owned so-called meme stocks.
Issac Pierce 2021-04-28
img

By the end of Q2 2021, none of Flipboard's curated newsletters will support banner ads, as the content aggregation platform shifts its email business to native sponsorships.

The post Flipboard shifts from programmatic display ads to selling newsletter sponsorships appeared first on Digiday.

Charles Houston 2018-11-13
img

While self-driving cars grab most of the headlines, autonomous ships could be the first unmanned vehicles to make a real splash.

One business making a big push toward this future is Rolls-Royce's commercial marine division, which is now part of Norwegian shipping company Kongsberg (NASDAQOTH:NSKFF).

That division was sold by the larger Rolls-Royce British parent company, which makes aerospace engines, to Kongsberg in June.

This new technology put Rolls-Royce on the cutting edge and I think it's also a positive sign for Intel's strategic acquisition strategy of the past few years.

You wouldn't have to pay a crew, but it's actually more than that, because newer ships could be designed from the ground up without the need for lodging quarters, fresh-water storage, extra heating and cooling systems, or other amenities humans need.

According to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, human error is responsible for 75 percent to 96 percent of all marine accidents.

Jeff Lusk 2017-06-15
img

Sometimes the next big thing isn't easy to spot.

You can see the full list of 33 quotes on CB Insights blog:

Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes on streaming video

"Neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition," Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes told the Motley Fool in 2008.

His video-rental chain filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

Steve Ballmer on the first iPhone

William Gonzales 2017-03-15
img

About 15 new Google Assistant actions are now available to chat with on the Google Home smart speaker, including credit card recommendations, the latest Trump tweets, and a stock tracker from The Motley Fool.Last week Google Assistant got actions for baby monitoring, art history, and FML, still perhaps the funniest action available today.In recent weeks, Google has added over 40 actions to the Google Home app, more than any other time since the launch of the Actions on Google platform in December.Latest Trump Tweet does exactly what its name suggests and nothing else: It reads you the latest tweet by President Trump.

The Motley Fool action tells you about stock prices and allows you to create a watchlist of stocks you want to track.BART Helper is the second action launched in the past two weeks for real-time BART train times.

BART Helper information comes directly from BART via their API, Starbutter AI CEO Arun Rao told VentureBeat in an email today.BART Helper may be the better of the two because you can ask when a certain train type is leaving a specific station, whereas SF Transit requires unclear syntax like “Ask SF Transit next BART from Hayward.” On the other hand, SF Transit gives up to four upcoming train times, while BART Helper only gives two times.

Transit actions have also been made for people living in Singapore, London, and Dublin.I spent more than 10 minutes having weird conversations with Silly Bean, a bot that told me “I am pure virgin” and called me mean.

This bot is not always precise — it told me it was both a man and a woman in the span of about five minutes — but it sure is conversational.

Made by developer Lennart Lopin, Silly Bean is more than a decade old.

Linda Schilk 2017-03-14
img

The wheel of dumb has turned yet again and now it’s time for Apple to shake in its well-chamfered boots at the next in a continuing series of Apple killers.

Writing for The Motley Fool, Harsh Chauhan explains “Why Apple Should Be Scared of This Company.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.)

The Macalope hopes it’s because it’s a ghost.

This Chinese company is closing in on Apple’s market share.

Apple and Samsung’s reign at the top of the smartphone market is under threat.

Or, at least since 2014.

James Baichan 2019-10-07
img

Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at NYU’s Stern school of business, just announced a list of companies he’s convinced are about to experience a severe downturn.

Will lose 80% or disappear:

— Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) October 4, 2019

While the first four may not be huge shockers, adding Tesla to the list looks a bit controversial given the company’s record-setting pace in Q3.

A leaked email obtained by Elektrek indicated the company was on pace to deliver more than 100,000 cars in Q3, which would be a record.

According to a report from The Motley Fool: