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CGTN The Heat End of An Era Anand Naidoo

Monday's Musings: Tech Layoffs, Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Influence?

Market Conditions In California Working Against Silicon Valley Big Tech Pundits and industry watchers continue to forecast a demise in Silicon Valley and the tech companies in the region. While the valley's influence may be slowly diminishing, there's still a significant hub and concentration of talent unlike any other region in the world. For those who can still afford to live here, access to top talent, capital, weather, and industry expertise remains parallel to none.
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Mornings With Maria Bartiromo January 31, 2023

Monday's Musings: Q1 Earnings Benefit From The Great Big Tech Reset

Big Tech and Market Reset Bring Optimism To Markets While many in the market are still psyching others into a recession, the fears are subsiding and the NASDAQ appears to be where the optimists are. Five factors have led to the mini rebound in this market of lowered expectations as watchers await the fed rate decision.:
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Wipro Metaverse Panel Davos 2023

Event Report: Metaverse As A Force For Good, Sustainability

Gain Pragmatic Advice For What's Next In Web3 and the Metaverse Economy Much hype has been made about the metaverse. However, very few organizations have fully grasped the impact the metaverse will have on experiences, engagement, and even sustainability across the enterprise.
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R Wang WEF 2023

Monday's Musings: The Davos Agenda Versus Public Trust

Davos Is The Place For Ideas and Elite Networking The World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its annual meeting January 16th to January 20th in Davos, Switzerland. Over 2500 delegates from 1000 companies and thousands of additional attendees gather to discuss international trade, business practices, government, politics, economics, and society. While the official meeting is a series of highly PR reviewed and crafted statements, the real conversations happen in the serendipitous environments around the conference. The networking throughout the town at hotels, on the Promenade, and at unofficial Davos events or known as UnDavos are where entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers convene to create the next big idea.
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Microsoft Activision Deal Blocked by Lina Khan

News Analysis: FTC's Lina Khan Blocks $69 Billion Microsoft - Activision Acquisition

Microsoft Faces Its Biggest Challenge Despite Its "Social" Standing Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella’s and Vice Chair and President Brad Smith face their toughest challenge. There was always that belief that so long Microsoft acted like a“good citizen” on social issues they would be immune to anti-trust. That myth has been burst. The FTC has filed a lawsuit and a judge must decide if the case is strong enough to block the $69B deal. The FTC fears Microsoft will not provide titles for other platforms. Other headwinds include 16 countries that will have to approve the mega deal. China will probably block the deal to protect TenCent's position. Tencent also owns 5% of Activision.
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MATANA

News Analysis: Big Tech Earnings Q3 2022

All Eyes On Digital Giant Earnings With recession headwinds driving lower valuations and earnings uncertainty in high gear, the level of fear remains high. However, in the past week, NASDAQ was up 5.2%. So the big question,will these digital giants hold their gains ahead of earnings season?
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Adobe Figma

News Analysis: Will Adobe + Figma Be the Collaboration Engine to Drive Us to The Metaverse?

Disintermediate or Be Disintermediated On September 15, 2022, Adobe announced the largest acquisition of a private software company and the largest acquisition in Adobe’s history. In a half cash, half stock deal for approximately $20 billion, San Francisco-based Figma would be acquired by San Jose-headquartered Adobe. Adobe is paying a 50 times annualized recurring revenue (“ARR”) multiple for Figma which is expected to surpass $400 million in ARR exiting 2022.
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Big Tech Q2 2022

News Analysis: Big Tech Earnings in Q2 2022 Show Tech Rebound Among The MATANA Stocks

Not All Big Tech Companies Are Equally Created The MATANA stocks continue to do well despite a confluence of crises. MIcrosoft, Apple, Tesla, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Amazon, collectively showed that big tech, digital giants who:
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News Analysis: Ready For The Industrial Metaverse?

Customers Can Expect Physics-Based And Photo Realistic Digital Twins Today On June 29th, 2022, a venerable digital industrial and one of the leaders in the metaverse, announced a collaboration to create an industrial metaverse. The goal - accelerate the adoption and mainstream use of industrial automation. Siemens and Nvidia...
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Apple WWDC 2022

News Analysis: Apple WWDC Brings Many Advancements For Enterprise Users

WWDC Announcements Do Not Disappoint On June 6th, 2022, Apple made some of its most significant announcements in a decade at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). The live, in-person, Apple Park event, showcased the power of having a vertically integrated silicon to software approach and the benefits that over 30 million registered developers across its entire portfolio will enjoy in creating new experiences and outcomes for Apple customers.
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