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Amazon Introduces Cash Payments for Online Purchases in the U.S. via Amazon PayCode

Easily the largest e-commerce platform in the world, Amazon has decided to give its customers a new cash-focused way to pay for their online shopping even as the world moves into cashless transactions. According to an official press release, Amazon PayCode will now be available to residents in the US who will be able to pay for already-made orders on Amazon.com, at one of many physical Western Union branches nationwide.The partnership between Amazon and Western Union kicked off a few months...

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Microsoft (MSFT) Announces Massive $40 Billion Stock Buyback Plan

The Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has announced interesting plans to buy back up to $40 billion in stock and to also raise the dividends payable to shareholders by up to 11%. This new buyback plan, as well as the plans to increase quarterly dividends, could see shareholders receiving up to 51 cents per share.This is definitely not the first time that Microsoft has undergone a large buyback plan as its board did authorize two before now, with the first in 2013 and the previous one in 2016....

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Amazon Music Streamer Relegates Apple and Spotify with Its New HD Service

Photo: UnsplashAmazon Music has done what other major streaming services are yet to do; the inclusion of an “HD” subscription option into its streaming service. Now Amazon Music is in the league of streaming platforms like Qobuz, Tidal, and Deezer, which can boast of high-quality audio options, though these platforms are “smaller” when compared to Amazon Music. The streaming services that are actually comparable to Amazon Music like Apple Music and Spotify are yet to join the high-resolution...

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Beyond Investing Offers to Invest in a Vegan-Focused ETF

Photo: UnsplashA new Vegan focused exchange-traded fund (ETF) was launched on the New York Stock Exchangenew yor on Tuesday the 10th of September. Dubbed the U.S. Vegan Climate ETF with the code VEGN, the ETF costs 60 basis points for interested participants and it is the first vegan and climate oriented ETF that has been ever launched.Initiated by Beyond Investing which is itself a vegan and anti-animal investment service, the new ETF boasts of more than a few major holdings including...

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FedEx (FDX) Stock Tanks As Earnings Fail to Meet Projected Expectation

Things aren’t so great in the FedEx camp at the moment as the express shipping and logistics firm fell short of expectations on Wall Street for its first fiscal quarter of the year, which ended in August. This has led the firm to also lower its general expectations for its possible earnings for next year to between $10 and $12 in earnings per share. Due to this, FedEx stock’s (FDX) after-hours trading fell more than 9%.Based on the report posted for the quarter, the company reportedly pulled...

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GitLab’s Total Valuation Reaches $2.75 Billion Ahead of IPO Scheduled for 2020

Photo: CoinspeakerTechnology innovation startup GitLab which operates fully remotely has raised $268 Million in series E funding ahead of the planned IPO. This was revealed on Tuesday the 17th of September by the company. This brings to $426 Million the total amount invested since 2015 and the $2.75 Billion the total valuation of the company which is more than twice the valuation when last year’s $100 Million series D funding took place. It was led by Goldman Sachs and Iconic...

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Bill Gates Added $16B to 2019 Net Worth Despite Giving $35B to Charity, Says Bloomberg

Principal Founder of the Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, has been very popular for many years not just for his contribution to the tech space but is also known far and wide for how much wealth he’s been able to amass over the years.Gates who is also known for his many humanitarian efforts including consistent philanthropy, gave away more than $35 billion of his wealth to charity in 2019 alone, according to Bloomberg. Regardless of this, Gates still added $16 billion to his net worth in...

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Apple Arcade Gaming Platform Is Now Available for iOS 13 Ahead of Official Launch

Apple released its much-anticipated gaming service Apple Arcade a few days earlier than the expected date of 19th September. However, it is only available for users who are on the iOS 13 public beta and will probably be available to all other iOS platforms on the original expected date.At the moment, iOS 13 users will easily be able to sign up on the service and have the opportunity to pay a monthly subscription fee but enjoy the service for free, for a month. On the App Store, interested...

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WeWorks’ IPO to be Delayed Amidst Corporate Governance Issues

Finally, after much expectation that it would occur, it is hoped by the investment and venture capital community that the We Company owners of corporate space company WeWork would put its plans for its Initial Public Offering on hold. This comes after serious doubt existed as to the original valuation of the company which went down sharply from $47 Billion to less than $15 Billion in recent weeks.The Wall Street Journal reports that investors had already started to query the initial valuation...

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Nissan Introduces a New Crossover EV, Is Tesla Threatened?

In recent news, Nissan has come out with a new crossover EV which is reportedly going to launch in the second half of 2021. The new electric vehicle will have a driving range of 300 miles and it will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under 5 seconds, which is remarkably fast.While Nissan hasn’t specified any details on how the car would look, experts haven’t wasted any time and already have speculated that the new EV will probably be based on the iMx Concept in 2017. However, the thing...

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