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7 Big Tech Stocks to Buy For Blockchain And Crypto Exposure

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Following the creation of the first cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) in 2009, other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP), followed suit to bring further attention to blockchain technology.

But there’s a lot of potential for the blockchain. According to recent research led by Vida J. Morkunas of Lulea University of Technology, Sweden and published by the Kelly School of Business, Indiana University:

“Emerging technologies regularly serve as enabling forces for economic, social, and business transformation.. [B]lockchain placed among the top five technology trends in 2018… Therefore, blockchain is predicted to challenge existing business models and offer opportunities for new value creation.”

As you probably know, the blockchain is a public digital ledger and a record-keeping technology. All transactions that have written in blocks are immutable, and information can never be erased. Furthermore, they are transparent to all parties in

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Manhattan Emptied Out During the Pandemic. But Big Tech Is Moving In.

Facebook has just leased enough new office space in Manhattan to nearly triple its current local work force, including at one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the 107-year-old former main post office complex near Pennsylvania Station.

Apple, which set up its first office in New York a decade ago, is expanding to another building in Manhattan. And Google and Amazon are stitching together corporate campuses in the city more quickly than anywhere else in the world. Amazon paid roughly $1 billion in March for the iconic Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue.

Despite a pandemic that has ravaged New York, hollowed out many of its office buildings and raised fundamental questions about its future, the four companies collectively known as Big Tech are all significantly expanding their footprint in the city, giving it a badly needed vote of confidence.

With fears that the virus could spike again in

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Monday’s Big Tech Rally Looks Suspicious

Any market pundit will happily, sagely tell you that not every day in the market needs an explanation. Monday’s move does. Four percent rallies (intraday) are not easy to come by, even by this bull market’s standards, and with recent bullish relationships not holding in yesterday’s action, it behooves us to dive deeper into the session.

Notably absent in Monday’s big move was a concurrent drop in the dollar. The S&P and the dollar have been steadily inversely correlated since March, and dollar declines have been associated with policy efforts to loosen financial conditions. In fact, the dollar is well-bid as I update this article on Tuesday.

Investors have been hyper-focused on the possibility of fiscal stimulus since the September bottom, evidenced in large part by a quick drop in the dollar last week. To see none of that weakness as the market surged Monday was odd.

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iPhone 12 launch day: Apple’s big event was quite a whirlwind

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple set Oct. 13 as the date for its latest iPhone’s debut, and the day finally arrived. Here’s everything Apple announced on Tuesday, including four versions of the iPhone 12 and the $99 HomePod Mini. And here’s how to preorder the entire iPhone 12 lineup.

Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Apple Watch and iPad launch event earlier this year, the iPhone event took place entirely online, livestreamed on Apple’s website. CNET also hosted a live watch party, which you can rewatch above.


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Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s new 5G capabilities and boxier look, similar to that

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Why Google and Facebook Could Dominate Big Data

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Data has become big business, and is in many ways at the heart of big tech’s recent rise. Bernstein argues that those companies with the best ability to monetize the value of data will be the winners.

Analyst Matti Littunen takes a look at the world of data collection and aggregation, noting that consumer personal data generates more than $50 billion in annual revenues just in data broker and marketing data services. Media spending driven by the data amounts to an additional $100 billion.

Yet data is just another form of noise if it’s not utilized correctly. As a result, Littunen says, there will be a “further value shift in the consumer data supply chain from data extraction and identity profiling to analytics and activation software. Data assets are valuable to the extent they

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Is Ultra-Wideband the next big wireless technology, or just more hype?

When you think of wireless technologies, the ones that come to mind first have taken years to become household names — Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and 4G — while others have faded into the ether of technical jargon. It’s fair to be skeptical when a new technology arrives alongside claims that it’s going to be huge, so when Samsung proclaimed this morning that a long-nascent technology called Ultra-Wideband (UWB) is “the next big thing in wireless tech,” I might normally shrug it off as typical industry hype.

But despite prior commercialization challenges, there’s reason to believe that Ultra-Wideband technology will indeed be a big deal. Using radio waves, the wireless technology promises to enable any object with a UWB chip to be located within 4-12 inches (10 to 30 centimeters) of its actual location, compared with prior technologies measured in feet or yards. Moreover, UWB can be used to facilitate short-range

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Photos of the iPhone 12 and a new HomePod speaker may have just leaked ahead of Apple’s big event



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  • Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12 lineup and a new HomePod speaker at its event on Tuesday.
  • But hours before the event, the leaker Evan Blass published what he said were images of the new iPhones and HomePod.
  • The images line up with previous leaks about the color choices for the iPhone 12.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 12 lineup at an event on Tuesday, but the device’s design and color options may have leaked just hours before the official debut.

Evan Blass, who has a track record of publishing accurate leaks about unreleased tech gadgets, posted photos of what he said were the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and a new HomePod mini speaker.

The images line up with previous

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Apple’s big event is finally here

Apple  set Oct. 13 as the date for its latest iPhone’s debut, and the day has finally arrived. The new device, rumored to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to include superfast 5G wireless connectivity and a new, iPad-inspired design. Apple’s event starts at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). 



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There’s no official word yet on price or release date, but here’s what the latest rumors say. Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Apple Watch and iPad launch event, the iPhone event will take place entirely online. 

Apple will livestream the event on its website. Here’s how to watch. CNET is also hosting a live watch party, starting at 9:30 a.m. PT. We’d love to have you join us.

Read more: iPhone 12 is almost here, which means now is the worst time to buy

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The tiny BBC micro:bit mini-computer just got a big upgrade

A new version of the pocket-sized BBC micro:bit computer is coming to schools worldwide, packed with new features designed to keep young students up-to-date with the latest hot trends in technology. 

New hardware will help young coders make experiments with artificial intelligence, and build applications running machine-learning systems. The micro:bit 2.0 also includes, for the first time, a built-in speaker and microphone, so that sound-based projects no longer have to be connected to exterior audio systems – while also letting the device respond and react to sounds like clapping. 

And in a nod to big tech and the industry’s privacy headaches, an LED will flash to make it clear when the microphone is on and sensing sound, to encourage young users to reflect on the pervasiveness of listening devices.

SEE: Technology in education: The latest products and trends (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

“We want to support teachers teaching or taking their

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Water has become a big issue for Big Tech. But Microsoft has a plan

When Brian Janous started at Microsoft in 2011 as a data center utility architect, he joined at a time when energy and sustainability issues were still nascent.

“I was the first person that was brought into the organization to work on energy and sustainability issues. This was back in the time when it … certainly wasn’t clear to me why a company like Microsoft even needed someone like me,” Janous told CNBC by phone.

“And the person that was hiring me, (said), ‘I really think this whole cloud thing is going to be a big deal. And I think energy is going to be really important to the future of our company.’ And he was clearly correct. Obviously, over the last several years, as the cloud has really exploded, energy and our environmental footprints have become increasingly important issues,” he added.

The U.S. government estimated that data centers in the

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