Airbnb acquires AI startup GamePlanner.AI

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Reuters UK

(Reuters) – Airbnb said on Tuesday it has acquired GamePlanner.AI, a 12-person startup, for an undisclosed sum, amid rapid adoption of artificial intelligence that has taken the tech World by storm and pushed many companies to explore its uses. GamePlanner.AI was co-founded by Adam Cheyer, who was also one of the founders of Apple’s voice assistant Siri. The startup will add to Airbnb’s existing set of AI technologies that include large language models, computer vision models and machine learning. “AI will rapidly alter our World more than any other technology in our lifetime,” Airbnb CEO Bria… Read More “Airbnb acquires AI startup GamePlanner.AI”

How High Can Penny Stock SoundHound AI Rise?

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Barchart

While the mega-cap tech stocks have gotten most of the attention this year due to the artificial intelligence (AI) boom, many smaller tech players have the potential to get much bigger as the AI era progresses. Penny stocks might not appear to be the most appealing investment. However, it’s worth pointing out that many of today’s most successful mega-cap stocks began as penny stocks. In this sense, penny stocks are mostly growth stocks that have a lot of room to run. That said, it is also critical to carefully select a penny stock after thoroughly researching its fundamentals, the industry it … Read More “How High Can Penny Stock SoundHound AI Rise?”

Biden says talks with Xi will be success if communications normalized

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Kyodo News

U.S. President Joe Biden made the case on Tuesday that his forthcoming talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping should be considered a success if the two powers can normalize communication channels including for use in urgent situations. “To get back on a normal course of corresponding, being able to pick up the phone and talk to one another if there’s a crisis, being able to make sure our militaries still have contact with one another,” Biden told reporters at the White House, when asked what would be necessary to rate Wednesday’s talks successful. “We’re not trying to decouple from China, but… Read More “Biden says talks with Xi will be success if communications normalized”

Digital apartheid and the use of social media algorithms in humanitarian crises

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Global Voices

People protesting in Palestine. Photo by Alfo Medeiros from Pexels, used under a Pexels License. Digital apartheid is one of the many new terms we see today that address the limitations of the internet and how big tech platforms have the power to choose the content we see on our feeds, sometimes leading to the stifling and censorship of political voices standing against dissent and erasure. Lately, users have become more aware of the wave of censorship that has been reinforced by platforms through “shadow banning,” a form of censorship restricting the visibility of certain content without noti… Read More “Digital apartheid and the use of social media algorithms in humanitarian crises”

1 Beaten-Down Dividend Aristocrat Jim Cramer Says You Should Buy

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Barchart

After underperforming the market during the first half of 2023 as investors poured into artificial intelligence (AI) stocks, dividend stocks are starting to make a comeback. The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL), which tracks companies that have raised dividends for 25 consecutive years or more, is still slightly negative year-to-date – but NOBL recently crossed above its 20-day moving average, and is now looking to take out its 50-day moving average, too. Among dividend investors, REITs have long been a fan favorite for their famously high yields – but given the unfolding commercial rea… Read More “1 Beaten-Down Dividend Aristocrat Jim Cramer Says You Should Buy”

3 Struggling Semiconductor Stocks with Breakout Potential, According to Wall Street

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Artificial intelligence (AI) stocks were a key driver behind the historic rally in tech stocks during the first half of this year, led by semiconductor names like Nvidia (NVDA), Broadcom (AVGO), and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). With the industry-based VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH) boasting an outsized YTD return of 58.7%, it’s easy to overlook just how lopsided the performance has been among individual chip stocks. However, as we head into 2024, a more favorable macro environment for growth-fueled names could help to level the playing field for smaller companies and improve market breadth – … Read More “3 Struggling Semiconductor Stocks with Breakout Potential, According to Wall Street”

Biden names purpose of meeting with Xi Jinping – Reuters

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RBC-Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden is hopeful of improving communication with China following his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, reports Reuters. Biden noted that the goal of the upcoming talks with Xi Jinping, scheduled for November 15, is to restore normal communication between the two nations, including military contacts. The American leader added that he is seeking to change U.S.-China relations for the better after a period of tension. Biden-Xi Jinping Meeting On November 15, U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in San Francisco. This meeting will take place on… Read More “Biden names purpose of meeting with Xi Jinping – Reuters”

Michael Burry’s Latest Monster Gamble: ‘Big Short’ Investor Bets $47M Against 2023’s High-Flying Sector

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Benzinga

Michael Burry, the renowned “Big Short” investor and Scion Asset Management founder, has again made a bold market move, reminiscent of his wagers on the subprime crash in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Contrary to his recent closure of significant short positions on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, previously detailed by Benzinga, Burry’s new strategy unveiled in the latest 13F filing for Q3 2023 took a different turn. He opened a massive short bet against one of the best performing industries so far this year. Burry Bets Against Soaring Semiconductor StocksThe hedge fund manager placed a $47… Read More “Michael Burry’s Latest Monster Gamble: ‘Big Short’ Investor Bets $47M Against 2023’s High-Flying Sector”

More connected, less secure: Addressing IoT and OT threats to the enterprise

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CIO

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a permanent fixture for consumers and enterprises as the World becomes more and more interconnected. By 2027, the global number of connected IoT devices is projected to exceed 29 billion, a significant increase from the 16.7 billion devices reported in 2023. While the connected device landscape continues to expand and evolve, so do the opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit IoT vulnerabilities. IoT gives businesses many advantages: enhanced efficiency, data-driven insights, reduced costs, and faster innovation. It also introduces new security challenges tha… Read More “More connected, less secure: Addressing IoT and OT threats to the enterprise”

Cannabis Pot-Folio Peek: Zuanic Breaks Down Reports On Verano, TILT, MariMed And Green Thumb

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Benzinga

In a series of recent reports,Zuanic & Associates scrutinizes Verano Holdings, TILT Holdings, MariMed Inc., and Green Thumb Industries, providing essential insights into their current status and future outlook within the cannabis market. Verano HoldingsAccording to senior analyst Pablo Zuanic, Verano Holdings’ (OTC: VRNOF) outlook post-3Q results anticipates a decline in 4Q due to seasonality, pricing factors and market adjustments.Despite potential margin pressures, forward-looking free cash flow guidance suggests positive trends. The reports primarily serve consensus compilation purposes, en… Read More “Cannabis Pot-Folio Peek: Zuanic Breaks Down Reports On Verano, TILT, MariMed And Green Thumb”