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The right way to pick a cloud database

It’s all the rage these days: moving on-premises data to the cloud. But should you use cloud-native databases or databases that run both in the cloud and on-premises? There are trade-offs between the cloud-native (meaning “cloud-only”) and dual cloud/on-premises options, mostly involving cost and operational efficiency. Of course, the issue of which database can be […]

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Qualcomm Shares Tank Amid Layoffs

Qualcomm shares were down on Thursday after the semiconductor company began layoffs and is in the middle of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China over a planned acquisition. Shares of the mobile chip manufacturer were down 4.6% in midday trading to $52.69 on Thursday. Qualcomm plans to lay off around 1,500 employees in […]

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DNC Lawsuit Against Russia Reveals New Details About 2016 Hack

The Democratic National Committee Friday filed a lawsuit against a broad slate of people and entities allegedly responsible for the 2016 hack of its email, phone calls, and more. But while the suit claims involvement from a host of headliners—Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Jr., and Russia among them—its immediate importance lies in the previously […]

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Bank Of America: Buy The Dip, It Will Not Last

What happened? Bank of America (BAC) posted another great earnings report. The bank’s first-quarter income of $6.9 billion or $0.62 per share was up substantially vs. $5.3 billion or $0.45 a year ago. Revenue of $23.1 billion was up from $22.2 billion. Below are the highlights from the company’s Q1 2018. Source: bankofamerica.com The reason […]

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JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has tested a new blockchain platform for issuing financial instruments with the National Bank of Canada and other large firms, they said on Friday, seeking to streamline origination, settlement, interest rate payments and other processes. FILE PHOTO: A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase […]

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China lays out self-driving rules in global race: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has laid out national guidelines for testing self-driving cars as it looks to keep pace with the United States in a global race to develop autonomous vehicles, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing the country’s industry ministry. FILE PHOTO: A Baidu’s Apollo autonomous car is seen during a public […]

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Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Facebook’s attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this […]

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PwC had cleared Facebook's privacy practices in leak period

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of millions of Facebook users. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in […]

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​Learn to use GitHub with GitHub Learning Lab

Video: GitHub: EU copyright crackdown could hurt open-source development The most popular open-source development site in the world is GitHub. It’s used by tens of millions of developers to work on over 80 million projects. It’s not just a site where people use Linus Torvalds’ Git open-source distributed version control system. It’s also an online […]

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Bank Of America: The 'One-Time' Benefit That Is Also A Long-Term Tailwind

On April 16, 2018, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reported Q1 2018 results that beat the top and bottom line estimates, but the market was not impressed (the stock is basically flat since earnings were released). BAC shares are trading pretty much in line with the S&P 500 on a YTD basis, but looking back, the […]

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3 Reasons Why Subscription Businesses Like Blue Apron and Trendy Butler Will Beat out Retail

The earliest subscription services such as newspapers and milk cartons have existed for decades without much attention. However, In the past five years, we have seen an explosion of innovative startups using the subscription business model to dominate their niche, beating out incumbents in the traditional retail sector. This disruption is happening across a wide variety of […]

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