Apple Inc. (AAPL) launches new “Powerful” 90 second ad

powerfull

Continuing to push the iPhone 5S even as the iPhone 6 looms ever nearer on the release schedule horizon, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) today released a new full-length, 90-second advertisement entitled "Powerful." The ad can be viewed on Apple's official YouTube channel (or watch it … [Read more...]

Danish political party considering internal blockchain voting

Danish Flag

The technology of bitcoin has been lauded by both its staunch supporters and avid opponents. One common statement is that the cryptocurrency technology can move far beyond a currency, such as electronic payments systems and now perhaps voting. A Danish website, Version2, is … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Q2 2014 earnings report due at 4:30 PM EST today

Apple

The earnings of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) seem to be watched more closely than those of most other companies, even though the Cupertino tech firm's stocks are highly undervalued according to most analysts. Any deviation from the expected earnings – even if the overall financial health … [Read more...]

FEC (Federal Election Commission) mulling bitcoin donations for political campaigns

Federal Election Commission

Several political incumbents and hopefuls in the United States have already established bitcoin platforms for financial contributions, despite concerns that it might not be fully permitted by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). This could help transform the way campaigns finance … [Read more...]

Tesla to manufacture cars in China within next four years

Tesla

Speaking at a crammed Geekpark Conference in Beijing on Monday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that the company will begin to manufacture vehicles in China within the next three to four years. Also, Tesla will begin establishing a large network of battery-charging stations in the … [Read more...]

Twitter gaining momentum in the mobile advertising space, putting pressure on Facebook

Twitter

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) is increasing the pressure on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in the area of mobile app advertising. Despite being rather slow in rolling out new ad products, Twitter is gaining momentum. This is due in part to its closer integration with MoPub and comes very soon after … [Read more...]

Robert Shiller says investors should buy stocks, others warn market is in a bubble

Robert Shiller

Since the economic downturn and the beginning of the Great Recession, the United States stock market has somewhat rebounded primarily due to monthly stimulus courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Whatever the reason is for the increase in stock prices, one economist is urging investors to … [Read more...]

EU sanctions against Russia would destroy Cyprus economy: FM

Cyprus

If the Europe Union were to implement economic sanctions against Russia then it could very well “destroy” the economy of Cyprus, according to foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, who spoke with a German newspaper last week. "There are very strong economic ties between Cyprus and … [Read more...]

Facebook stock trader purchases 30,000 – 8 month put options costing $8.3 million

Facebook shares

With Facebook’s earning due out on Wednesday, there has been a significant amount of activity on the market. One trader in particular, seems to have a dim view of Facebook’s financial future and has bought 30,000 8 month put options. The trade, which is one of the biggest Facebook … [Read more...]

Americans see real estate as top long-term investment: Gallup

Real estate bubble

The United States real estate market is still rebounding from its crash at the height of the Great Recession. The Federal Reserve continues to pump monthly stimulus into the system that currently benefits homeowners and it seems that Americans still feel owning real estate is a great … [Read more...]

U.S. investment banker James Rickards says tie bitcoin to gold and avoid volatility

James Rickards

James Rickards, a portfolio manager at West Shore Funds and the author of "The Death of Money," has mixed feelings over bitcoin, at least that is what he appears to feel in his latest op-ed piece published Monday in the Darien Times entitled "Bitcoin meets the taxman." In his … [Read more...]

Google under fire from one of the largest European media publishers, Axel Springer

Under fire

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been accused of becoming a "superstate" by Axel Springer one the largest media publishers in Europe. The attack was launched by Mathias Döpfner, Axel Springer’s chief executive in an open letter published in a reputable German newspaper to Eric Schmidt, … [Read more...]

Facebook is cashing in on its huge India userbase

Indian people

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is starting to see real gains from reaching the 100 million user mark in India earlier this year as more and more paid advertisers are lured by access to such a large number of potential Indian consumers. The biggest draw to advertising on Facebook is the … [Read more...]

Try Google Glass for free before you buy, “Try before you buy”

Google Glass Explorer Edition

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is attempting to lure in new Google Glass buyers by allowing a few to try it before they buy it. This type of marketing and selling technique seems to be a creative alternative for those on the fence about the product. However, it is not a new concept. For … [Read more...]

Sir Richard Branson: Bitcoin is ‘the pioneer of a global currency’

richard branson

These days, it seems that the peer-to-peer decentralized virtual currency bitcoin needs a shot in the arm because the negative publicity it has garnered over the past month or two. Enter: Sir Richard Branson. Branson, a billionaire entrepreneur who made headlines late last year … [Read more...]

Is Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Samsung fight just a proxy for attacks on Google

Apple

Current speculation in some quarters is that Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) attacks on Samsung are actually a stand-in for a deeper struggle against Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and its Android phone platform. According to this argument, Apple is targeting Samsung rather than its true … [Read more...]

New Facebook feature “Nearby Friends” lets you track friends in real-time

Facebook

If you are wondering where your Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) friends are, do not fret. Facebook is setting up a new feature called "Nearby Friends." This app uses location information so that you can track your friends in real time. If any of them are not answering your texts, at least … [Read more...]

Creditors support Mt. Gox buyout: bitcoin investor

Mtgox

Earlier this month, we reported that a group of investors were interested in acquiring the bankrupt Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange platform for one bitcoin ($501). The initiative would have the website overhauled and revived and proceeds of transactions would be allocated to both users and … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) tries to retroactively patent major Android feature

Android feature

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may suffer from the attacks of patent trolls, but it is apparently not entirely immune from the urge to do some trolling of its own, according to a patent application it filed in 2012. This application seeks to patent a gesture-based unlocking system, in which … [Read more...]

Survey: The future is sci-fi with flying cars and teleportation within 50 years

flying car

Fifty years ago, humans believed that we would be colonizing the moon and potentially Mars, we would be flying hover crafts and teleportation would be a common method of traveling. In 2014, we haven’t accomplished any of those (yet), but humans are still optimistic that these are … [Read more...]