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When Microsoft overtook Apple to become the U.S.’s most valuable company last month, most headlines just reported it as a moment in time — an ephemeral blip before things returned to normal and Apple once again reigned supreme. Rather, Microsoft stands an excellent chance of maintaining — and even growing — its lead. Because fundamentally, Microsoft’s business seems more sound, robust and diversified than Apple’s (AAPL) .
"Human ingenuity, especially when paired with the speed, power and scale that AI brings, is our best bet for crafting a better future for our planet and everyone on it," said Lucas Joppa, chief environmental officer at Microsoft Corp. "The caliber of the applications we received was outstanding and demonstrates the demand we've seen for these resources since we first launched AI for Earth. We're looking forward to continuing our work with the National Geographic Society to support these new grantees in their work to explore, discover and improve the planet." Her AI for Earth Innovation Grant project will detect, quantify and monitor land cover change in the area surrounding Lake Albert and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest and oldest national park. Her AI for Earth Innovation Grant project will focus on developing a prototype of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) early warning system to inform Guatemalan authorities about upcoming HAB events in Lake Atitlan, a landmark of Guatemala's biodiversity and culture. Solomon Hsiang: Chancellor's associate professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he founded and directs the Global Policy Laboratory. The AI for Earth Innovation Grant program will provide award recipients with financial support, access to Microsoft Azure and AI tools, inclusion in the National Geographic Explorer community, and affiliation with National Geographic Labs, an initiative launched by National Geographic to accelerate transformative change and exponential solutions to the world's biggest challenges by harnessing data, technology and innovation.
Media stories about BT Group (NYSE:BT) have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the utilities provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 12th.
There's been a marked shift in credit markets. High-yield bonds have materially underperformed investment-grade bonds since the beginning of October after outperforming for much of the year. Here's the gap in HY and IG spreads, which has widened to the most since 2016. https://t.co/NzNncLhwRj
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Are the BT and GlaxoSmithKline share prices the best FTSE 100 dividend choices?
Are the BT and GlaxoSmithKline share prices the best FTSE 100 dividend choices? Its share price has grown 23% over the past six months but this isn’t in response to a broad upswing in risk appetite (the broader FTSE 100 is down 12% over the same period). It’s surprised me, though, that the share price of fellow dividend favourite GlaxoSmithKline(LSE: GSK) has failed to flower in the last six months. Given the share price rally of recent months, I fear BT may find itself backsliding again, a very real scenario in the second quarter should Jansen do what many are tipping and cut the full-year dividend.
The company now plans to shut its social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule. This reveals the fact that the series of data breaches at major U.S. companies over the past few years has not seen its end yet. As a result, some U.S. lawmakers have called for new privacy rules to better control large technology companies like Google and Facebook Inc. FB, among others. The second security lapse occurred just a month after Google had announced a data breach, wherein personal information of at least 500,000 users had been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The new breach may put Google in regulatory scrutiny as well as damage its reputation. However, it goes without saying that the lack of a tight data security system has made important information vulnerable to hackers.
* Anglo American (LSE: AAL.L - news) : Leading the pack: https://tmsnrt.rs/2QNuJmu (Updates with detail, shares). BENGALURU/JOHANNESBURG, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 11 (Reuters) - Mining group Anglo American Plc expects its production to rise more than previously expected in 2018 and 2021 while costs are seen lower for this year, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday. "We are also confident about the outlook, with production expected to increase by 3 percent in 2019, with cost inflation fully absorbed by our productivity and cost improvements," he said. The company, whose products include platinum group metals, copper, and coal, said in an update to investors it expected the 3 percent rise in production in 2019 and a further 5 percent boost in both 2020 and 2021.