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New iPhone 11 Could Become Apple’s Next Best-Selling Product in China

It seems that this year will be a boom period for Apple Inc. as both high end and low-end spectrums of its phones are having a great reception albeit in two different continents and markets. Feelers coming in from Apples’ preorders in China indicate that the iPhone 11 might just become just the device that Apple needs to drive sales this year. The Chinese market has already chosen the iPhone 11 as the most popular Apple product this year.Natural Attraction or Business Gimmick?Usually, the...

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Square Testing a New Free Stock-Trading Service

Internet entrepreneur who is also the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company Jack Dorsey decided to have his company’s Square Inc. trade Bitcoin on their popular Cash App. Soon, they could include the possibility to buy and sell stocks as well.According to the company, they are now testing out their Cash App feature which point is to license users to make their free stock trades. And while the exact date of its launch is still not have been...

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SmileDirectClub Shares Go Down 28% below Their IPO Price

Online dentistry company SmileDirectClub shares fell by huge 28% yesterday and it was pretty much the worst market debut for one unicorn start-up so far this year.The company’s shares closed at $16.67 after they have opened at $20.55. SmileDirectClub classifies as the fifth-worst debut of the 109 companies that went public this year. Just for comparison, shares of Uber, another unicorn or start-up valued at $1 billion or more went down by 7.6% on that stock’s first day on the public...

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There Are Many Requests from Interested Members, said Libra Association Director

Facebook’s Libra, even with all the regulatory hurdles it currently faces, is still going strong and forging ahead with its plans to launch the digital currency next year. A while back, Libra Exec David Marcus, after enduring several hours of questioning from the United States Congress, promised that the Libra will not be launched until all regulatory concerns have been met and satisfied. The head of the Libra Association, the outfit in charge of the Libra project, has iterated this, given a...

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Voyage Pulls in $31 Million Funding Aimed at Deploying More Self-Driving Taxis

Photo: ShutterstockVoyage, a startup in the business of autonomous vehicles has just announced that it successfully raised $31 million in a recently concluded series B funding round. The round was led by Franklin Templeton but with other players like Chevron Technology Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures were also in participation.Voyage was birthed out of education start-up Udacity, based in Silicon Valley back in 2017. The company quickly joined the long...

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FAANG Stocks Seem to be Dropping the Ball, Could This Company Pick It Up?

Over the years, many investors have used several different methods and strategies, to ensure they have a strong enough position in the stock market. One sure way that pretty much guaranteed a significant passive income, was to buy FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google/Alphabet) stocks and just watch them grow, as they are wont to do.This method has driven not just profits, but a generally positive sentiment among investors for a few years. However now, it seems those glory days...

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LG vs. Samsung: The Smartphone Crypto Wars Are Upon Us

LG is expected to join Samsung in the crypto space and provide consumers with a choice. | Image: ShutterstockBlockchain has become a buzz word for companies looking to make a big splash and generate a fair amount of publicity.  This has been the case for several industries over the past few years and it’s now true for the smartphone industry.Samsung and HTC were the first smartphone makers to fully embrace cryptocurrency and its related DApps, and it now appears that LG is ready to join...

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Microsoft and hubii to Co-host Blockchain Event In Oslo

On September 12, 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm CEST, Microsoft and hubii will co-host a blockchain event at Microsoft’s offices in Oslo, Norway. The name of the event is “Microsoft and hubii – Blockchain in Practice”. It is open to participant registration and will highlight many of the top blockchain applications being built in Norway.Blockchain in Practice Event DetailsSpeakers at the event will include people from Microsoft, hubii, Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX), and StartupLab. They will each be...

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Stellar Foundation and Keybase Jointly Launch a $126M Airdrop in XLM

While Ripple has been selling off its XRP asset holdings worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the cofounder is blazing another trail at his present operation. Jed McCaleb’s Stellar Foundation plans to give away almost $126 million in XLM which notably contrasts Ripple’s selling. Keybase users can now chat with their friends and get paid to do it. The Stellar Development Foundation announced on September 9 a 2 billion XLM airdrop.The airdrop is the biggest in Stellar’s 5-year history. In the...

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100% SSD Web Host GeeksHosted.com Integrates Bitcoin

Photo: GeeksHostedRomania-based web hosting provider GeeksHosted has recently announced a new payment option within its web hosting ecosystem. Now, they are proud to accept Bitcoin hosting, which opens a perfect opportunity to broaden the access to the GeeksHosted range of services, as well as to connect Web 3.0 to the blockchain.According to Catalin Florica, the representative of GeeksHosted, the company’s recent acceptance of Bitcoin hosting will place GeeksHosted among few web hosting...

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