Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Claims It Provides $10.25 Bn in Consumer Benefits Customers In South Korea

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL), like most other bigwigs, has had its fair share of business challenges. It has in several instances been attacked over unfair business practices, but it charges on and on. It is one of the companies that believe they offer high-quality products, with Google exuding high confidence in its Android mobile operating system. The […]

Are CBD Stocks Ready to Ride Again? (JAZZ, YCBD, NEPT, CVSI, MJNA, ALST)

There’s reason to believe the CBD market could come roaring back to prominence ahead given continued strong growth projections from key analysts. Companies like Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:NEPT), cbdMD Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:YCBD), Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ), Medical Marijuana Inc (OTC US:MJNA), Allstar Health Brands Inc (OTC US:ALST), and CV Sciences Inc (OTC US:CVSI) are all […]

Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Acquires Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE: UBER) Stake in Self-Driving Group

Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) has acquired Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE: UBER) stake in its Self-Driving Group (SDG). It has also acquired its indirect stake in Yandex.Lavka, Yandex.Eats and Yandex.Delivery. Yandex paid $1 billion for 100% ownership of the four businesses. According to experts, Uber reported a Q2 loss of $509 million and might be looking […]

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) Replacing Magnetic Stripes On Its Cards With Chips

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has announced that it will phase out the magnetic stripes on its debit and credits cards in the next ten years as part of its larger initiative to deploy secure and more capable alternatives to the conventional swipe.  MasterCard to phase out cards using magnetic stripes  The payment processing firm said […]

JD.com Inc (NYSE: JD) To Release Q2 2021 Earnings, What to Expect?

JD.com Inc (NYSE: JD) will report its Q2 2021 financial results on August 23, 2021, and the primary metric to look at is robust momentum across the JD Retail segment, which is expected to be the main growth driver.  JD Retail seeing enhanced growth momentum  Ahead of the release, JD.com’s intensified efforts to fulfill and […]

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Cut Salary of the Employees Who Opt to Work from Home

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has released a new pay calculator for its employees describing potential pay cuts for those who opt to work remotely (work from home or any other location). In addition, the company’s early results indicate it will penalize its suburban staffers. Pay cut depends on the location The media report or information […]

Moderna bounces back with spotlight on other vaccine stocks (MRNA, DYAI, NVAX, JNJ, AZN, BNTX, PFE)

Stock of Moderna (MRNA) is currently trading at $396.33 USD up 2.85% today. The week has been full on volatility with stock prices gaining 17% on Monday, lagging 5.7% on Tuesday, and fell again on Wednesday. The entire year 2021 has been a dream year for MRNA. Moderna  surged by over 300% over that period, […]

The Valuation of Trendyol Projected to Reach $16.5 Billion

Harvard Business School dropout Demet Mutlu happens to be the big name behind the formation of Trendyol. Reports indicate that he founded the company back in 2010, but it is unbelievable that he could have projected the massive growth it continues to achieve currently. Reports show it is performing quite a while, considering that it has […]

Russia’s Punitive Move on Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Costs it $41,017

Russia says it supports the business activities of the various big techs within its borders, but it won’t tolerate them breaching the laws governing their operations in the country. Unfortunately, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is one of the social media companies that finds itself on the bad side of the law. As a result, it incurred […]

Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ: FB) Efforts to Gag Whistleblower Sophie Zhang with a $64,000 Severance Package Hit a Hard Rock

Sophie Zhang has worked with Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ: FB) for many years as a data scientist, but she isn’t in the position anymore. The company fired her last year, which aggravated her becoming a whistleblower that continues to speak out against the ongoing bad practices in Facebook. Zhang made her case in an interview Reports show […]

Could the Delta Variant Equal Fresh Life for Commodity Plays? (CEI, FCX, PAAS, TECK, VKIN, WY, DBC)

The Delta variant doesn’t seem to be changing behavior on a bottom-up level. The vaccinated understand they are protected. The unvaccinated, at least in countries like the US, are unvaccinated by choice at this point, and don’t seem to believe it was ever an issue in the first place. But Delta does have one extremely […]

Chinese Crackdown on Didi Global Inc (NYSE: DIDI) Is All About Big Data

After Chinese regulators’ shock cybersecurity inquiry into Didi Global Inc (NYSE: DIDI), Social media users in the country have furiously passed around a 2015 story on the Uber-like app that revealed what might be alarming President Xi Jinping. The Case Screenshots circulated of the report related to Didi revealed how bureaucrats used Didi’s services in China. The report […]

Crypto Card Reaches $1 Billion Usage in the First Half of 2021 – Visa Inc (NYSE: V)

On July 7, Visa Inc (NYSE: V) said that over $1 billion worth of Cryptocurrency was consumed by global consumers for goods and services through their crypto-linked cards in the first half of 2021.  By comparing, Visa calculated crypto consumption at only a fraction of that amount in the same period last year. Moreover, they […]

Key Stocks to Watch in the Solar Space (GSFI, FSLR, SPWR, ARRY, CSIQ, ENPH, TAN)

The future of the energy industry is likely going to be a hodgepodge of different renewable sources. But the primary factor will be solar power.  The solar industry is a prime example of a set-it-and-forget-it secular growth theme that – while featuring occasional bouts of volatility and the need for internal stock picking – will […]