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News Analysis: MIcrosoft Doubles Down On The Metaverse With $68.7 B Offer For Activision

Microsoft's Biggest Acquisition Is All About Moving To Metaverse On January 18th, 2022, MIcrosoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in an all cash offer. As the metaverse economy heats up, this move gives MIcrosoft several advantages including:
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Apple Business Essentials

News Analysis: Apple Business Essentials Simplifies SMB Ownership Experience

Apple Launches New Business Essentials Service On Wednesday, November 10th, Apple introduced a new business service for companies up to 500 employees. Apple Business Essentials enables organizations to easily add users, onboard users, back up information, secure devices, receive 24/7 support, repair devices onsite, and manage the device lifecycle for deployment.
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Shopify Global ERP Program 2021

News Analysis: Shopify Launches Global ERP Program

Five Major Global ERP Vendors Join Shopify App Store Program On October 14th, 2021, Shopify announced a broad-based partnership with five leading ERP vendors to improve the data and workflow integration of Shopify Plus' commerce platform to key back office capabilities such as financials, order management, inventory, and supply chain.
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Cambridge Quantum QNLP

News Analysis: Cambridge Quantum Brings On Quantum NLP To Life

CQ IS First To NLP On Quantum Via The lambeq Toolkit On October 13th, Cambridge Quantum released lambeq, an open-source toolkit and library for Natural Language Processing on Quantum (QNLP), named after Joachim Lambek, the late pioneering McGill University professor in mathematics and theoretical computer science.
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CCP China Cryptocurrency Ban

News Analysis: Unpacking CCP China's Crypto Crackdown

From Crypto Friendly To Crypto Non Grata The policy makers in the CCP now consider cryptocurrencies as a considerable threat to CCP China's quest to become both a global reserve currency and an opportunity to dethrone the dollar. Just a few years back, the CCP government may have thought that crytpos would help unseed the dollar, but something has changed...
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Department of Justice

News Analysis: Inside The Proposed Digital Giant Anti-Trust Bills

On Friday, June 11th, US lawmakers unveiled a series of five bills designed to limit the influence and power of the digital giants.  After years of lengthy investigation by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, these bills targeted Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and any future company

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Amazon Sidewalk

News Analysis: Amazon Sidewalk Ups The Battle For Last Inch Connectivity

Key Features Extend Last Inch Network On Friday May 7th, 2021, Amazon announced a series of updates to Amazon Sidewalk. Sidewalk delivers last mile connectivity via a network bridge protocol on Amazon's smart home devices. The Sidewalk Bridge devices such as Echo products and Ring Floodlight Cams use a 900 MHz band and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to extend WiFi networks
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The Road to $1 Trillion in Market Cap

News Analysis: Crypto FOMO and Bitcoin's Rise Into the $1 Trillion Club

Crypto FOMO Drives Capital Flows Out Of Big Tech (For Now) Retail investors have taken money out of the equity market and rotated into crypto to catch the wave. With all crypto's now worth more than $2 Trillion in market cap and Bitcoin standing out at $1 trillion, this poses a risk to the US dollar dominance as the reserve currency.
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Coinbase Logo Blue

News Analysis: Digital Giant Coinbase Breaks Past $100 Billion Valuation In Direct Listing

Coinbase Debut Legitimizes Cryptocurrency Trading Coinbase is the NASDAQ of Cryptocurrencies. They generate 96% of revenue from transaction fees and earned more in Q1 than all of 2020. The digital giant debuted as a profitable company on April 14th, 2021. At the time of direct listing, Coinbase shares opened at $381 and almost broke $429.54 throughout a volatile trading day.
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Coupang 쿠팡

News Analysis: Coupang, South Korea's Digital Giant, Set For A $60 Billion+ Debut (3/10/2021)

Digital Giant Seeks $4.55 Billion Raise (3/10/2021) Harvard Business School drop-out Bom Suk Kim is set for one of the biggest tech IPO's for the year. Founded in 2010, Coupang started out as a Groupon copy-cat, focusing on daily deals and has emerged into an eCommerce digital giant.
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Wipro Buys Capco $1.45 B

News Analysis: Wipro Doubles Down On BFSI With $1.45 Billion Capco Acquisition

The Battle For The Hearts And Minds Of BFSI Clients Just Got Interesting On March 4th, Bengaluru headquartered, global IT services giant, Wipro, signed an agreement to acquire UK-based Capco, technology and management consulting firm in an all cash transaction for $1.45 billion.
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Google Facebook vs EU Canada Australia

News Analysis: Big State vs Digital Giants Battle Over News Access And Compensation

Sharing Links Is The Foundation Of The Internet When Tim Berners-Lee set the specifications of URLs, HTTP, and HTML protocols for the world wide web, he set off how information would be shared on the internet. In fact, the foundation and spread of the internet has come from the free sharing of internet links across a free and open internet. The sharing and compensation of these links is at the heart of the battle among governments and news publishers with the digital giants.
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