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Waymo can increase Alphabet`s revenue in the future

Alphabet Inc is expected to report earnings on Monday 29 April 2019. Many people doesn`t know what Alphabet Inc is, but the all know what Google is. On August 10, 2015, Google Inc announced plans to create a new public holding company called Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet would be created to restructure Google by moving subsidiaries from Google to Alphabet, narrowing Google`s scope. The company would consist of Google as well as other businesses including X, Capital G, GV, Sundar Pichai and so on.

When Larry Page announced his plans to create the new holding company he described the planned holding company as follows;

Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet products contained in Alphabet instead. Fundamentally, we believe his allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren`t very related.

The FANG stocks have mixed results since the last earnings. Facebook is up 11%, while Amazon is down 4% and Netflix is down 2%. What about Alphabet on Monday?

They have a great momentum and can beat earnings expectations also this time. Alphabet Inc were beating Wall Streets earnings consensus in all four quarters last year. alphabet Class A and C shares is up 15,5% and 15,4% last 12 months. Thats nearly twice as much as the S&P 500.

In Q4 last year, revenue grew 21,5% to $39,28 billion and EPS skyrocketed 31,6% to $12,77.

The reported earnings will be negative effected by a 1,5 billion euro, or $1,7 billion, fine imposed by the European Commission earlier this year. The European Commission said that Google engaged in anticompetitive practices related to agreements it had in place with Adsense for Search Partners.

Expect Google to appeal the ruling as it has done is similar cases.

Googles ad business is important for Alphabet Inc. It accounts for about 83% of Alphabets total revenue. But that will change very soon because they will earn money from other growth businesses like Vaymo and Google Cloud, their hardware and Google Play.

In January this year, they said in their press release that they will build «the world`s first factory 100% dedicated to the mass production of L4 autonomous vehicles.» L4 vehicle is a vehicle that can drive itself, and to reach that goal they have partnered with Magna International.

Waymos self-drivning systems into vehicles will include the Jaguar I-Pace. Thats something to really look forward to.

Alphabet Inc will report earnings on Monday 29 April after market close.

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Google`s Alphabet gets first FAA clearance for drone transportation

Your next burrito can be delivered by a drone. Google`s drone delivery service gets a “thumbs up” from FAA, and that means they can start delivering food and drinks to households. Right in front of your door.

Earlier this month, Wing, which is one of the many companies belonging to the tech giant Alphabet (Google), got a “thumbs up” from CASA in Australia. The company has been making trial deliveries by drones for the last year and a half in Canberra without making any mistakes.

CASA gave its approval after testing the safety of the drones, its traffic management system, maintenance, the drone pilot training and operational plans. «There are no risks to pedestrians, real estate or other aircraft,» the test concluded.

This is good for businesses because the cost of the delivery will be dramatically reduced. Google is first on the market but others will follow very soon. Amazon will come. So will Lyft, Uber, UPS and FedEx to name a few. The Game of Drones in on.

The transportation of goods has also added to the increase of CO2 gases emitted into the atmosphere. In the U.S alone, 27% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation.

Project Wing is an autonomous delivery drone service aiming to increase access to goods, reduce traffic congestion in cities, and help ease the CO2 emissions attributable to the transportation of goods.

Wing is also developing an unmanned traffic management platform that will allow unmanned aircraft to navigate around other drones, manned aircraft, and other obstacles like trees, buildings and power lines.

Light energy-efficient design enables the drones to fly up to 120 km/h, driven entirely by an all-electric power system with zero carbon emissions.

Wing has conducted tens of thousands of test flights both in the U.S and in Australia over the past six years. The team learned that integration into emergency medical services was it own huge task. Developing safe and reliable drone technology was a challenge unto itself.

So, they hones their focus on redesigning the system to transport small packages, across many everyday situations, where the speed of delivery was a significant factor. In 2016, the team delivered burritos to students at Virginia Tech in what was, at the time, the largest and longest drone delivery test on U.S soil.

Food is a great test case for drone delivery technology because it`s fragile and temperature sensitive and therefore needs to be delivered quickly and carefully.

Wing is developing a new method of transporting goods thats faster, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly that whats possible today on the ground. The Game of drones is on.

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Google introduced its streaming gaming platform at the 2019 Game Developers Conference on Tuesday

Google launched a new gaming platform at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco earlier today. The company has moved into the gaming industry with its new gaming platform called Stadia.

That platform allows everybody who are online to play the game without any gaming controller. There are more than 200 million people watching game-related content on YouTube and Stadia makes many of those games playable with just a press of a button.

It is Google`s global network of data centres and the combination with YouTube that makes this cloud gaming possible. Their goal is to make games available at high-resolution and 60 frames per second with surround sound.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a speech earlier today that Stadia is a platform for everyone. He said Googles ambitions is to stream games to all types of devices which means all the games will be streamable across laptops, TVs, desktops, phones and tablets.

Its all in the cloud so you dont have to download or install any of the games. Stadia is launched alongside a new controller called Stadia Controller that will power the game streaming service. The only thing you have to do is to connect it directly through Wi-Fi to link it to a game session in the cloud.

Google will build a custom GPU for its data centers with help from its partner AMD. That chip will deliver 10,7 teraflops of power and that is more than the 4,2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro and the 6 teraflops of power on the Xbox One X.

The first game to be launched by Google`s Stadia will be Doom Eternal. The date is not clear yet, but it will be available on PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo. Stadia will also embrace full cross-platform play, so developers can enable cross-platform multiplayer and game saves and progression.

More than 50 billion hours of gaming content was watched on YouTube during 2018. Maybe that number will increase in 2019?

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The worst Christmas Eve ever followed by the biggest one-day point gain on record

Christmas eve 2018 was the worst ever, and I`m talking about the stock market. Stocks was hit hard and saw the worst Christmas Eve declines ever and MSM blamed on Trump and his attack on the FED.

The bull was fighting back on the boxing day and Nasdaq had its best day since 20019. Not only that; The Dow saw its biggest one-day point gain on record. It was a massive jump for many of the tech stocks which means great days for day traders.

Nasdaq jumped nearly 6 percent were Amazon skyrocketed about 10 percent. Facebook and Netflix with a whopping 8 percent, and Apple up more than 7 percent. Alphabet class A was also up nearly 7 percent. What a day. What a Santa Rally.

Microsoft is down 15 percent from the top but is still 15 percent up YTD. Tuesday, President Trump said that this can be a good time to buy stocks. A closer look at Apple tells us that the tech Giant is near 200 MA and can be a great buying point. So can be said about Alphabet. Two stocks that day traders jumped into earlier today.

The volatility is up over 200 percent this year and it seems like this will continue. Some people are bullish while some people are bearish, and that`s how it is right now. A real fight between the bear and the bull. Awesome.

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The European Union rose “only” 0,4 percent in Q1 of 2018

Last week I talked about America`s fantastic growth of 4,1 percent on quarter in Q2 of 2018, and this is only the beginning. It is no doubt; President Trump must be doing something right. But, what about the European Union?

GDP in the European Union rose «only» 0,4 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018. Not much to write home about. But the growth have never been above 1 percent since the financial crisis in 2008.

The European Union reached an all time high of 1,30 percent in 1999 and that is right before the tech bubble burst. Since then it has been a dead fish, reaching an all time low of -2,60 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

At the same time we can see that the unemployment rate reached a record low of 6,80 percent in February of 2008, and that`s right before the financial crisis. It reached an all time high of 11 percent in February 2013, but in May this year it fall down to 7 percent again.

This isn`t good enough if we are living in a capitalistic world.

The European Union in Brussels are nothing more than unelected bureaucrats. Draghi and the ECB have, just like Japan and the U.S «printed» a lot of money, and will continue to do so. If they can`t turn around the ship, they need to consider a strong cheerleader.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a meeting with President Trump last week. They were talking about trade, free trade and tariffs. Mr Trump`s goal is to make better deals so both the U.S and the EU can take more profit and prosper.

I think that the EU should be glad for that and they need to hurry up. The U.S is the world`s third biggest exporter, yet exports account «only» for 13 percent on GDP. Exports in the U.S reached an all time high of 215328 USD million in May this year, which is pretty impressive.

The EU has 28 member states and the biggest among them all is Germany (21 percent of total GDP), the United Kingdom (15 percent), and France (15 percent).

Exports of goods and services account for 46 percent of GDP while imports account for 42 percent, adding 4 percent of total GDP. But this is about to change. If the UK contribute with 15 percent of the total GDP in the EU, then what will happen to their growth after Brexit?

That being said; nor is the UK a success story. The British economy grew by 0,1 percent in the first three months of 2018 and well below 0,4 percent in the previous period. It is the lowest growth rate since a 0,1 percent contraction in Q4 2012.

The largest contribution to growth in the UK was from household spending at 0,2 percentage points. From the production side, the service industries made the largest contribution to GDP growth, followed by production.

Agriculture, the smallest component within the output approach of GDP made no contribution to growth to one decimal place, while construction deducted from GDP growth. The service industries increased by 0,3 percent.

Positive growth was recorded within all sub-sectors of the services industries; distribution, hotels and restaurants (0,1 percent vs -0,1 percent).

President Trump have repeatedly said that the EU have treated the US very bad. I have written many articles about that long before Mr Trump`s inauguration. The European Commission has fined Google €4,34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules this month.

In May 2009, Intel was imposed with a 1,06 billion euro fined for abusing its market dominance on central processing units. Microsoft has been in trouble with the Commission on several occasions. In 2004, the Commission ruled that Microsoft had abused its market dominance.

In 208, the Commission fined Microsoft nearly 900 million euros for charging «unreasonable» royalty fees. In 2013, another fine of 561 million euros was imposed on Microsoft. This time for failing to comply with the Commission`s ruling that it had to allow users to more easily choose a prefered web browser.

The European Commission fined Facebook for 110 million euros in May this year in relation to its takeover of WhatsApp. Facebook acquired the messaging service in 2014 for $19 billion, but provided the Commission with misleading information about the acquisition.

In August 2016, the Commission ruled that tech giant Apple had received illegal tax benefits from Ireland worth up to 13 billion euros. Ireland was ordered to recover the unpaid tax from Apple, plus interest.

As early as 1966, British Politician Tony Benn said that «Communism run by commissars from Moscow did not work, and nor will capitalism run by commissioners in Brussels. Both deny people their right to develop in their own way.»

Now, under President Donald Trump, big companies like Apple are moving home to the United States with billions of dollars. Apple alone, are bringing in $230 billion. They will build new plants and a magnificent campus.

They will spend their money wisely and the money will be in the U.S. All this is possible because of Trump`s tax cuts and reforms. This is how you make growth.

 

 

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