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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ‘change of heart’ on advertising

Joe Swallen, chief research officer at Kantar, said that while Amazon is becoming more of a product company, it also has to invest more in defending its own turf because Walmart, Target and Best Buy are stepping up promotion of their online commerce businesses. “Even with its massive customer base …

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Who will win the Super Bowl according to Siri, Google and Alexa

Google has a few responses. “I like teams associated with animals, so I’ll take the Rams. But the Patriots do have the goat in Tom Brady, so I guess we’ll see what happens.” Editor’s Note: Goat is short for “greatest of all time.” “The Patriots are favored to win, and …

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Go-Jek says it has closed the first round of Series F fundraising

Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Go-Jek motorcycle taxi driver travels through traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek said Friday it had finalized the first closing of its ongoing Series F fundraising efforts. Go-Jek’s release did not disclose the amount of …

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Cramer’s favorite ways to invest in the rise of streaming services

Investors looking to seize on the rise of over-the-top streaming services and increased cord-cutting should look no further than a few key stocks, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday on “Mad Money.” While the devices and ecosystems that enable streaming — think Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Comcast, as well as smaller …

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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

The earnings season is about to get a lot more interesting with about a quarter of the S&P 500, nearly half of the Dow Jones Industrials and three of the four biggest companies in the world reporting in the week ahead. Mega-cap tech companies Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon report respectively …

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Tech stocks could help U.S. markets end higher in 2019

Several information technology stocks have been “unfairly” hammered by investors in the recent sell-off in the U.S., but those companies are key to lifting overall sentiment on Wall Street in 2019, according to online brokerage TD Ameritrade Asia. “I think tech is going to drive the overall sentiment higher,” Christopher …

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FAANG kicks its losing streak in post-Christmas rally

Joshua Roberts | Reuters Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington DC’s “Milestone Celebration Dinner” in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2018.  All five FAANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google parent company Alphabet — snapped …

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Kids named after Google and Windows Vista and why their parents did it

Four years before Like Adler’s earthly debut, a baby girl named Vista Avalon Simser, named after the Microsoft Windows operating system, was born. Her dad, a software developer named Bil Simser, wrote at the time that if he and his wife had had a boy, his first name would have …

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