Report: Apple to Introduce Low-Priced iPads in the Second Half of 2024
Saturday, 9 December 2023, 18:00:30
… an electronics manufacturing hub where Samsung and other brands export goods … introduction for the forthcoming inexpensive Apple iPad remains undisclosed. Significant details … iPads are currently unavailable. Apple may potentially incorporate an enhanced …
— EIN News Apple Sumsung
X CEO Says 10 Million New Users Joined ”Free Speech” Platform In December
Saturday, 9 December 2023, 17:05:00
X CEO Says 10 Million New Users Joined ”Free Speech” Platform In December On Thursday, X CEO Linda Yaccarino revealed, “More than 10 million people have signed up for X so far this December!” More than 10 million people have signed up for X so far this December! pic.twitter.com/sW8cN2xM0Y — Linda Yaccarino (@lindayaX) December 8, 2023 Even though Yaccarino disclosed the December sign-ups for the first week, she did not provide year-over-year or monthly averages. In July, Elon Musk revealed X had 540 million monthly users, and more recently, he posted, “Guess we”re not dead yet,” while referring to X traffic data on Google that surpassed rival Instagram and Facebook. Guess we’re not dead yet https://t.co/gokmvwFMiw — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2023 Meanwhile, legacy corporate media has launched one disinformation campaign after another, attempting to persuade the public that Musk”s X is ”dying.” Legacy media, like CBS, ABC, NBC, and the list goes on and on, are fighting for survival and have waged war on X because they view the ”free speech” platform as an existential threat.
— Zero Hedge
3 Growth Stocks Primed for a 2024 Breakout
Saturday, 9 December 2023, 17:00:00
Growth stocks are back on the menu. The past year saw investors cycle portfolios through fixed-income offerings, dividend stocks , and value stocks in rapid succession. But renewed bullish sentiment, boosted by better-than-expected economic conditions, means investors are looking forward to a rate hike pause (if not outright cut) which bodes well for growth stocks in 2024. Generally, if you want the best growth stock opportunity, look to small caps. The Russell 2000 didn’t perform as well as its large-cap cousin the S&P 500 this year as small-caps bore the brunt of bearish fear. But those same stocks could bounce back fastest as we cross into 2024. If you do want to hold a stabler growth stock, though, be careful — some of the top tech stocks are grossly overvalued, so balance prospects with pricing before pulling the trigger. AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) Source: Andrey Suslov / Shutterstock.com AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ: ASTS ) is one growth stock priming itself early for a 2024 breakout. Shares surged 25% over the past month, though little new news came to the fore.
The quiet plan to make the internet feel faster
Saturday, 9 December 2023, 17:00:00
Illustration by Hugo Herrera / The Verge A few months ago, I downgraded my internet, going from a 900Mbps plan to a 200Mbps one. Now, I find that websites can sometimes take a painfully long time to load, that HD YouTube videos have to stop and buffer when I jump around in them, and that video calls can be annoyingly choppy. In other words, pretty much nothing has changed. I had those exact same problems even when I had near-gigabit download service, and I’m probably not alone. I’m sure many of you have also had the experience of cursing a slow-loading website and growing even more confused when a “speed test” says that your internet should be able to play dozens of 4K Netflix streams at once. So what gives? Like any issue, there are many factors at play. But a major one is latency, or the amount of time it takes for your device to send data to a server and get data back — it doesn’t matter how much bandwidth you have if your packets (the little bundles of data that travel over the network) are getting stuck somewhere.
— The Verge
Lionel Messi To The Rescue: Could Soccer Superstar Help Beer Company Move Past Boycott And Backlash?
Saturday, 9 December 2023, 16:35:30
Beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD ) has faced struggles and setbacks in 2023, following boycotts and backlash against its Bud Light brand. As the company continues to try to move past the boycott and declining sales of Bud Light, it could have a way to kick things ahead. What Happened: The Messi effect has been real for Major League Soccer, Inter Miami and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), as soccer superstar Lionel Messi has helped to increase their brand awareness, sales and subscriptions . As the official beer sponsor of the CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024, Anheuser-Busch could be hoping for a similar result with the signing of Messi as the company”s brand ambassador. The beer company will promote its Michelob Ultra brand as the sponsor of the tournament, which will see 16 North American, Central American and South American countries compete for a title. “I am so proud to join Michelob … Full story available on Benzinga.com
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