Amazon’s Ring Leads Google’s Nest As 16% Of US Homes Adopt Video Doorbells: Strategy Analytics. BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon is leading Google in the fast-growing video doorbell market, according to new research from Strategy Analytics’ Smart Home Strategies service. The survey of 1096 US smart homes found that 36% have now installed a video doorbell. Bill Ablondi, Director, Smart Home Strategies at Strategy Analytics commented: “After several years of slow adoption, 2019 became the first big year for video doorbells.
Tesla News, Nvidia Earnings Preview & Buy this Cheap Tech Stock - Free Lunch. On today’s episode of Free Lunch here at Zacks, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains looks at some global economic updates surrounding the coronavirus. We then discuss big Tesla TSLA news, earnings results from the likes of Alibaba BABA, and what to expect from Nvidia NVDA. And the episode ends with why Perion Network Ltd PERI is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock right now. Click to get this free report Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) : Free Stock Analysis Report NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) : Free Stock Analysis Report Intel Corporation (INTC) : Free Stock Analysis Report Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) : Free Stock Analysis Report Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) : Free Stock Analysis Report Perion Network Ltd (PERI) : Free Stock Analysis Report Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) : Free Stock Analysis Report Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) : Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
U.S. Facebook offers more data for research on impacts of social media. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was providing academic researchers more data to study social media's impact on elections and democracy. Earlier in 2019, the company offered data on publicly shared links by at least 100 users and the number of times those links were shared and reported to 60 academic researchers across 30 universities. Facebook said bit.ly/37rXrgO the new expanded data set includes more than 38 million links with information on users' reactions including views, clicks, shares and likes.
Judge Halts Microsoft Work on Cloud Deal After Amazon Suit. (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge temporarily blocked Microsoft Corp. from working on a $10 billion Pentagon cloud-computing contract after Amazon.com Inc. asked for the delay, a surprise win for the company as it challenges the validity of the award over allegations that President Donald Trump interfered. Pentagon spokesman Robert Carver said in a statement that the ruling unnecessarily delays implementation of the cloud contract and deprives “warfighters of a set of capabilities they urgently need.”. Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing division, filed a lawsuit in November alleging the Defense Department failed to fairly judge its bid for the contract because Trump viewed Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos as his “political enemy.”.
Global Drones Market Research Report 2020-2025 - Entry of Boeing, Alphabet and Intel into the Commercial Sector of UAVs Expected to Help with Market Fragmentation. Dublin, Feb. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Drones Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Currently, regulators from various countries in Europe and drone manufacturers are working together to make the rules and regulations. In addition, the investments by major companies in this region are further expected to propel the growth of the market. For instance, Airbus launched the Airbus Aerial commercial drone services in the Asia-Pacific region, with Singapore as the headquarters.The increasing commercial applications, along with changing drone laws in the region, are expected to act as major driving factors for the market in this region over the coming years.Competitive LandscapeThe drones market is highly consolidated, with the majority of the share taken by DJI. Some of the other prominent players in the market are Terra Drone Corporation, Parrot SA, Yuneec International, and DELAIR.DJI holds a major share globally, due to its sales of UAVs for aerial photography and videography, like Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Series, and Spark.
Lloyds Stock Is a Post-Brexit ‘Pure U.K. Banking Play’. The stock is cheap and highly geared to the U.K. economy, and you’ll also get paid a hefty dividend while you wait.Lloyds (ticker: LYG) is “our preferred U.K. bank stock,”... Investors looking to bet on a Brexit-fueled jump in Britain’s economy should consider buying shares in United Kingdom–based financial powerhouse Lloyds Banking Group. It notes that 95% of the company’s assets are located in Britain. While the Lloyds corporate name refers to the eponymous retail bank chain, the company owns a slew of major Main Street brands, including the Bank of Scotland and Halifax, as well as Scottish Widows, an insurance and asset-management company. Heavy U.K. exposure is a good thing now. Although the British economy saw zero growth in the fourth quarter, forward-looking data are far more bullish.
Exclusive: No EU clearance for Vodafone, TIM deal without concessions - sources.
(Reuters) - Vodafone and Telecom Italia will have to offer concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their plan to merge their mobile tower infrastructure, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The telecoms operators announced the deal in July last year under which Vodafone will transfer its Italian mobile masts to INWIT, which is 60 percent owned by TIM.
In a couple of short blog posts from Google Cloud CEO Tom Kurian and Looker CEO Frank Bien published late yesterday, Google announced that it closed the acquisition of Looker. The main stumbling block, antitrust approval from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority, cleared this week as the British body found the deal would not adversely affect competition or service. As we reported last June, Google's goal was filling out a missing piece in its data and analytics portfolio. In his post today, Kurian re-emphasized that with the deal, Looker would retain its capability to be the integration layer that crawls multiple sources of data, not just in Google, but other clouds and on-premises systems as well. We'll expect to hear more from Google on its roadmap for Looker at its Next conference, which will be in early April. And for updating of how the Looker deal changes the analytic tools landscape, look for Big on Data bro Andrew Brust's piece later today.
"[W]e're spending money ... efficiently and we're not artificially limiting our progress. And then, despite all that, we are still generating positive cash," CEO Elon Musk said in Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) fourth-quarter earnings call on Jan. 29 when asked whether the company was considering raising capital following the stock's big run-up in the months leading up to the quarterly update. Billionaire and Tesla board member Larry Ellison, who bought 3 million shares of the automaker in 2018 for about $1 billion (a stake that's now worth more than $2 billion), has indicated preliminary interest in purchasing up to $1 million worth of Tesla stock. Wrapping up 2019 with free cash flow of more than $1 billion and cash of $6.3 billion, there wasn't an immediate need for Tesla to raise capital. But here's the kicker: Shares are up 30% since it reported earnings in late January. Investors should look for Tesla to truly become self-funding -- to the point that the automaker can fully fund its growth plans with cash generated from regular operations. If Tesla needs to continually raise capital through debt or equity raises, this could make it difficult for the company to grow per-share intrinsic value rapidly enough in the coming years to live up to the stock's current valuation.
By Emily Chudy, PA. Since the outbreak of coronavirus was first reported in China in December, members of the public have shared concerns about a possible pandemic. Google has revealed the 10 most common questions asked about the Covid-19 virus, including how it originated and how many people are affected. The novel form of virus commonly known as “coronavirus” has now been named Covid-19. The most recent statistics report 1,369 people have died after contracting Covid-19, with 1,367 deaths in China, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.