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Apple to visit CES for the first time since 1992 to talk about Privacy

Apple is back at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas for the first time since 1992. But the tech giant isnt`t joining the CES show because it has a new innovative product. Apple is in Las Vegas to talk about Privacy which is a hot topic this year.

Former CEO John Sculley came from Pepsi to Apple and debuted at CES in 1992 with the Newton personal digital assistant. It was a disaster and it didn`t take long before Steve Jobs went back to the job again. I read Sculley`s book and that story is very interesting.

Now, CEO Tim Cook is running the company. And he wants to talk about something very important; Privacy.

Privacy is a fundamental human right. At Apple, it`s also one of our core values, they say on their web site. Your divices are important to so many parts of your life. What you share from those experiences, and who you share it with, should be up to you.

We design Apple products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information. It`s not always easy. But that`s the kind of innovation Apple believe in.

Well, let`s think about it. The phones we have today is called; Smart phones. Oh yeah?! How smart is it to have a smart phone actually? So far, it isnt smart at all. It is the most stupid thing you can have. Is that why they called it smart phone?

We know that people have been hacked, and information and pictures have been stolen and distributed in social media. It is still happening today. Someone can also tap your phone. They can listen to your conversations, and have a look at you on your camera.

The phones they produced in the 80`s and 90`s was much safer, because it was difficult, if not impossible to hack. Nor was it camera on it. Not as good as the phones are today, but much more safer. Until now. Fortunately.

Apple have developed a Privacy Policy that covers how they collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your personal information. In addition to this Privacy Policy, they provide data and privacy information imbedded in their products connected with their Data & Privacy icon for certain features that ask to use your personal information.

This is what Apple will talk about at CES along with Facebook, Procter and Gamble and officials from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss how they can establish privacy protections in terms of size, regulation, and consumer demand.

Tech innovation seems to take much longer time than anticipated and there isn`t so much new innovative products to see at the CES 2020 this time. But in addition to Apple`s talk about privacy, they will be showing off its homekit smart home platform. A smilar product will be launched by competitor Google to add more capabilities to their IoT-powered divices.

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Facebook has partnered with Visa and Paypal and they will launch Libra on Tuesday

I have been watching Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market for years now, and so far it has been a bumpy ride. Its not mainstream yet and it seems like Bitcoin is just for traders, and not a currency people around the world use to buy things with. But Facebooks Libra can be a gamechanger.

Mark Zuckerberg and his team is expected to provide details about its brand new cryptocurrency called Libra in a white paper set for release on Tuesday. Only a few trade with Bitcoin, but what do you think will happen if nearly 3 billion users on Facebook start to trade with Libra?

Facebook has partnered with companies like Visa, Paypal and Uber to name a few. They have all invested in the cryptocurrency and will help to oversee its use. Libra will be tied to several traditional fiat currencies in a bid to protect Libra from price volatility.

Bitcoin and the comming cryptocurrency Libra is not alone in the market. There are hundreds of other cryptocurrensies out there and there is more to come. What do you think will happen when Google and Amazon is joining the club?

Barclays analyst Ross Sandler predicted earlier this year that the digital currency could produce as much as $19 billion in new revenue in just two year for Facebook alone. It will be one of the most important milestones for Facebook in the history of the company.

Facebook can really help countries in need. Facebook`s Libra can provide a more stable market in areas with volatile currencies and unstable governments. It can be helpful for countries like Venezuela and other countries with ridiculous inflation.

Mark Zuckerberg`s brand new cryptocurrency platform could provide the embattled social media giant with a new revenue stream of historic proportions as it contends with a possible fedral antitrust probe and continued scrutiny over its data privacy practices.

Facebook`s long-awaited cryptocurrency payments plan will be exposed on Tuesday and analysts are bullish. This is a big and historic moment for Facebook and the world.

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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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