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Duolingo Receives $30 Million Series E Funding Pushing Valuation to $1.5 Billion

One of the world’s most used language learning platform Duolingo has successfully pulled in $30 million in a new series F funding. The funding was handled by Alphabet’s investment division CapitalG, which had led the platform’s series D funding round a few years ago in 2015.Duolingo seems to be doing something right especially since CapitalG has decided to come back to pump more money after 4 years. So far, the language learning platform has raised a total of $138 million in funding, climbing...

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Sean Neville Announces His Stepping Down as Circle Co-CEO

In a major turn of event at crypto startup Circle, Sean Neville will be stepping down from his role as the Co-CEO of the company. In an email secured by CoinDesk, Neville notified his decision during a quarterly meeting among the Board of Directors.Neville found this Boston-based peer-to-peer payments technology company in partnership with Jeremy Allaire, in 2014. While Neville decided to step down from the role of Co-CEO, he will continue as the company’s independent director.Neville has not...

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Google Co-Founders Abandon Efforts to Imitate Warren Buffet’s Management Style

Back in 2015, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin floated the Alphabet Inc. holding company to function as Google’s parent, allowing the duo more time and space to pursue other ventures. Sundar Pichai was made the chief of Google and has been running the tech giant since then. Now, the founders have announced their decision to step down from their position at Alphabet Inc., and have chosen Pichai to also lead Alphabet.The decision to create Alphabet in the first place was somewhat...

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With Google’s Support Fitbit Might Catch Up to and Overtake Apple Watch

Google’s parent company Alphabet has revealed that it will be purchasing popular wearables giant and smartwatch maker Fitbit, in a deal that will be closed soon. Worth $2.1 billion, many analysts agree that this deal has all the makings of a blow-up and could very seriously cement Google’s position as a strong contender in the smartwatch market, a market already largely dominated by Apple. While this is very interesting and important news, the market is starting to wonder whether or not...

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Google Set to Buy Smartwatch Maker Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

About a week ago, rumors regarding Google’s parent Alphabet’s decision to acquire American wearable maker Fitbit, surfaced online. Now, Google has officially confirmed that it will buy the Fitbit company in a new deal worth $2.1 billion. This move from Google can be said to be one in the direction of the tech giant’s desire to hold a larger stake in the wearables business, an area mostly dominated by a rival company Apple.An official statement from Google’s Senior Vice President for Devices...

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Google Owner Alphabet Keen to Buy Fitbit as Both Stocks Rise Exponentially

In what has been seen by many as a move into the fitness sector, Alphabet Inc. parent company of Google has been in talks with fitness device manufacturer Fitbit for the prospects of acquisition. Alphabet Inc. has been eyeing the wearable fitness device for some time and this could be a culmination of the innovative company’s intentions to get a slice of the fitness pie.Sources familiar with the matter indicate that while Alphabet is already at par with other device makers in terms of devices...

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S&P 500 Sets New Record High as Market Anticipates Resolution of US-China Trade Dispute

Photo: QuoteInspectorPeople who are invested in the stock market are currently counting interesting gains as there has been commendable growth in the major stock market indices. On Monday, the S&P 500 increased by 0.7% and successfully set a new record at 3,039.42, beating out the previous record of 3,027.98 which was set a few months ago on July 26.This increase was also seen elsewhere, as the Nasdaq Composite rose by 1% to hit 8,325.99, about 0.5% less than its own record highs. The...

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U.S. Technology Stocks FANMAG Identified as Heavy Hitters in a Bubble by Rob Arnott

Veteran United States investor, writer, and Entrepreneur Rob Arnott has come out in favor of the American major technology stocks again as being in a bubble even as he lashes out at Bitcoin. He made his thoughts known to the Financial Times in an exclusive while defending the position of including Microsoft in the popular acronym FANMAG which he says is the new direction of technology stocks rather than FAANG.FAANG which is a play on technology companies Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and...

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Is Microsoft (MSFT) Stock a Better Investment Choice Than FAANG?

For a long time now, FAANG stocks have been the unofficial standard by which the S&P 500 is measured. FAANG which is an acronym for five of the biggest tech and internet companies – including Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet Inc., – were regarded by investors, traders and even analysts alike, as the stocks that account for a large percentage of the general returns gotten from the index.For the better part of 2018, FAANG pulled in amazing returns for investors...

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Apple (AAPL) Stock On The Verge Of A Crash As iPhone 11 Defect Appears

As far as the stock market is concerned, Apple (AAPL) has had a pretty great 2019 so far. Already Apple’s stock has surged more than 43% this year alone, easily crowning it as the best performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrial average. Consequently, even though the Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has a larger market cap, Apple has so far performed better and also beat out other FAANG stocks including Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, and Google’s parent Alphabet.One of the major reasons ascribed to...

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