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Business News Weekly ─ July 8, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ July 8, 2019 "Design guru’s exit marks Apple shift" ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. The departure of design chief Jony Ive exemplifies the iPhone maker moving to services from product development. In recent months the iPhone...

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Business News Weekly ─ July 1, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ July 1, 2019 From the Wall Street Journal: Drug makers strike $63 billion deal, Abbvie agrees to buy Botox in one of 2019th largest mergers. Trade tensions, job fears start to effect consumer mood. San Francisco put squeeze on Vaping. When they...

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Business News Weekly ─ June 24, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ June 24, 2019 Amazon.com was named the world's most valuable brand in the Annual BrandZ ranking, beating Apple and Google. From The Wall Street Journal below:  Google commits $1 billion to housing construction in the San Francisco Bay area, the...

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Business News Weekly ─ June 17, 2019 

Business News Weekly ─ June 17, 2019  “The world on no internet” ─ from a graph in Bloomberg magazine. There 3 billion people who are not on line just in Asia and Africa.  “How to connect 800 million people with a $20 phone” ─ from an article in Bloomberg magazine....

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Business News Weekly ─ June 10, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ June 10, 2019 “Amazon fires right back at Walmart in fast–delivery war” ─ from an article Wall Street Journal. The next day delivery war is underway. Amazon on Monday said it has more than 10 million products available for free one-day delivery...

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Business News Weekly ─ June 3, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ June 3, 2019 Samson delayed the launch of its much awaited Galaxy Fold smart phone after problems with its folded screen. “Markets expose myth of unicorns” ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. They say valuations often don't hold up in...

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Business News Weekly ─ May 27, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ May 27, 2019 “Millennial homesick blues” ─ from a report in the Wall Street Journal. It goes on to say the idea was that the depressed housing market will get a boost from the generation that came of age during the recession. That post may never...

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Business News Weekly ─ May 20, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ May 20, 2019 "Graduates salaries in 2019 get a small raise from those in 2018" ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. The biggest jump by salary and profession is graphic designers at 10%. The smallest is engineers and software developers...

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Business News Weekly ─ May 13, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ May 13, 2019 “Startup firm VTS joins unicorn club” ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. The real estate technology firm raise $90 million and the latest funding around, one the largest venture investments ever in the commercial property...

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Business News Weekly ─ May 6, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ May 6, 2019  Innovation section in the Bloomberg magazine. They say your next salad might include leafy greens grown by robots in California greenhouses. About 75% of the lettuce farmed in the US comes from that state Central Coast and San...

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Business News Weekly ─ April 29, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ April 29, 2019 “Samson puts foldable smart phone on hold” ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. Apparently they have technical problems, so they stopped the plan for a near term lunch. By the way it would be priced at around $2000....

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Business News Weekly ─ April 22, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ April 22, 2019 “Apple, QUALCOMM end legal feud” ─ in an article in the Wall Street Journal. Settlement dismisses all litigation related to the companies battle over patent royalties for years. Pinterest shares rise 28% jumps 72% above IPO...

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Business News Weekly ─ April 15, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ April 15, 2019 “Uber pursues lower valuation after Lyft stumbled” ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. “Amazon's Alexa adds features to expand health tasks utilizing artificial intelligence's assistant” ─ from an article in the Wall...

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Business News Weekly ─ April 8, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ April 8, 2019  Airbnb wants to move Chinese millennial's. There are more Chinese born between 1981 and 1986 than people of all ages in the US, 70% of them already own homes. Wow. That makes Chinese millennial's especially attractive for a home...

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Business News Weekly ─ April 1, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ April 1, 2019 “Apple extends pushed into new territory” ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. Seeking growth, tech giant launches credit card, TV service, news and gaming offerings. “Apple hasn't fixed its MacBook keyboard problem” ─...

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Business News Weekly ─ March 25, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ March 25, 2019 “Alexa has 80,000 skills and none you need” ─ from an article in Bloomberg magazine. It says Amazon has put 10,000 people working on its virtual assistant. It still lacks must-have applications. “Apple watch miss a beat in heart...

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Business News Weekly ─ March 18, 2019

Business News Weekly ─ March 18, 2019 “Amazon flexes its Washington muscles” ─ from an article in Bloomberg Magazine. Amazon now spends more money on lobbying, second to one of its peers, which is Google. In an article in Bloomberg magazine on business schools,...

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Business News Weekly ─ March 11, 2109 

Business News Weekly ─ March 11, 2109  “It is prime time for smart watches” ─ from an article in the Wall Street Journal. Actually 50 million were sold in 2018, with Apple share around 45%. Apple's piece was $9.9 billion so this is not a fad. Prices are still in the...

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