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Digital Turbine Posts Excellent Third Quarter Results

Digital Turbine Posts Excellent Third Quarter Results

This week, Digital Turbine Inc announced fiscal third quarter financial results (ending December 31, 2019).  The report indicates Q3 revenue of $36 million, an all-time high for the company that represents growth of... 
Autopilot system malfunction suspect in Tesla crash that kills driver

Autopilot system malfunction suspect in Tesla crash that kills driver

Walter Huang, an Apple engineer, died when his Tesla Model X SUV crashed into a concrete barrier on U.S. freeway 101 near Mountain View, CA. Huang had complained before his death that the Autopilot function of his Tesla... 
January Jobs Report Better Than Usual

January Jobs Report Better Than Usual

January is always an important month for jobs growth as it helps get the market off to a good start after the holiday season.  While the first month of 2020 was not as promising as those in previous years, this January... 
Chipotle Reports Earnings Beat Wall Street Estimates

Chipotle Reports Earnings Beat Wall Street Estimates

Chipotle recently released their financial report for the fourth quarter and it looks like they are dominating in their market.  Crushing both top and bottom lines shares fully recovered—and then some—after falling 3 percent... 
Obese owl too fat to fly put on diet, then release into wild

Obese owl too fat to fly put on diet, then release into wild

Not long ago, representatives from the U.K.’s Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (UKSOS) found and rescued an owl from a ditch earlier this month on January 3, and found that it was unable to lift itself off the ground to fly. Rescuers... 
The pros and cons of getting a smart lock for your door

The pros and cons of getting a smart lock for your door

There are digital electronic devices for almost everything today including smart locks for doors to your home or apartment unit. The question is whether or not smart locks are really beneficial compared to the old-fashioned metal... 
New California law allows some Uber drivers to set own rates

New California law allows some Uber drivers to set own rates

A new California state law is requiring more gig companies to convert their workers to regular employees which will mean offering them benefits and more  protections. A gig company is any business that has a formal... 
Journalists seek investors to buy their paper

Journalists seek investors to buy their paper

Worried journalists at the Chicago Tribune, the city’s biggest daily, are pounding the pavement and are personally seeking out investors to buy their newspaper company in an effort to stave off its possible acquisition by Alden... 
Stocks Dip on Fears of Global Spread of Coronavirus

Stocks Dip on Fears of Global Spread of Coronavirus

Wall Street took a bit of a dip at the end of last week as investors mounted quite a broad sell-off of equities as growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak capped the S&P 500’s worst full week in the last six months.  Actually,... 
If you want to sleep better, lose some fat in your tongue

If you want to sleep better, lose some fat in your tongue

Are you suffering from poor sleep every night? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it may be because you have a fat tongue! A recent study reveals that if you suffer from OSA, the key reason that you... 
BlackRock Hopes to Lead the Sustainable Investment Charge Against Climate Risk

BlackRock Hopes to Lead the Sustainable Investment Charge Against Climate Risk

BlackRock is an investment firm worth about $7 trillion so you would think the company has a lot of room to make a statement.  As such, the company has chosen to make climate change a major focus of their business strategy... 
Can Exercise Stop Your Brain from Shrinking

Can Exercise Stop Your Brain from Shrinking

As we head into the new year many people will look to get into better shape. After all, that is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions made every year.  And if the latest research has anything to say about it cardiorespiratory... 
Manufacturing Activity Drops as US Still Waits on New China Deal

Manufacturing Activity Drops as US Still Waits on New China Deal

Manufacturing activity in the United States contracted last month at a pace not seen in roughly ten years. According to data released on the first Friday of the New Year, the prolonged damage from President Trump’s trade... 
Prevent fatal heart attacks and strokes – eat chili peppers!

Prevent fatal heart attacks and strokes – eat chili peppers!

You may not be a lover of spicy, chili flavored foods, but research suggests that you may want to develop a liking for them. According to scientists in Italy, chili peppers drastically cut the mortality rate from heart attacks... 
Google’s Fitbit acquisition to be investigated by US Justice Department

Google’s Fitbit acquisition to be investigated by US Justice Department

Last November Google acquired Fitbit, the tech wearables company and news has it that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will be reviewing the acquisition particularly regarding the detailed user data which Fitbit would turn over... 
Auto Plant Closure Linked with Higher Risk for Opioid Overdose Death, New Study Warns

Auto Plant Closure Linked with Higher Risk for Opioid Overdose Death, New Study Warns

When an auto plant closes in the United States it has a greater impact on people and their community then you might think.  A recent study has determined that the closure of an auto manufacturing plant appears to be... 
Germany’s BMW Faces Sales Reporting Investigation in US

Germany’s BMW Faces Sales Reporting Investigation in US

Luxury auto brand BMW is currently under investigation by the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) over its sales reporting practices. It is just the latest in a running list of legal obstacles facing the Munich-based... 
You will be able to edit your face into videos with Snapchat Cameos

You will be able to edit your face into videos with Snapchat Cameos

Snapchat is getting ready to launch a new feature it calls Cameo in about 10 days which will use your selfies to replace faces of people in videos which you can then share. According to TeleCrunch, it will be a simple way you... 
T-Mobile/Sprint on trial by US states to block merger

T-Mobile/Sprint on trial by US states to block merger

13 states and the District of Columbia have joined forces in an attempt to block the acquisition of Sprint by T-Mobile with the claim that it will raise prices particularly those of users with prepaid plans. The two companies... 
Apple has plans for its 2021 iPhones to charge wirelessly

Apple has plans for its 2021 iPhones to charge wirelessly

Apple intends to dispense with the charging plug in its iPhones for its 2021 lineup. They will no longer include a Lightning connector reports Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF Securities, which is a financial services group in the... 
Electric vehicle battery supplies may be delayed due to feud between two Korean manufacturers

Electric vehicle battery supplies may be delayed due to feud between two Korean manufacturers

Supplies for electric vehicle (EV) batteries to some of the world’s biggest carmakers may risk a delay if the feud between two Korean EV battery manufacturers is not settled soon. Lawsuits that have been filed and counter-filed... 
Uber losses its license to operate in London

Uber losses its license to operate in London

Uber lost its license to operate today in London, the UK’s capitol. Its license to operate was due to expire today. The local transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), cited the San Francisco-based ride-hailing... 
24 children are dead in Samoa from measles epidemic

24 children are dead in Samoa from measles epidemic

A measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa is worsening with 25 people dying and all but one are children. Samoa’s Director of General Health, Leausa Take Naseri, said in a video statement that they are continuing to... 
US Economy Growing As Jobless Claims Tumble in Q3

US Economy Growing As Jobless Claims Tumble in Q3

Growth in the United States economy got a bit of a boost this week to bolster the third quarter, instead of slowing down as economists had initially reported.  Furthermore, this accelerates appears to, perhaps, contribute... 
Could Hibernation Combat Obesity?

Could Hibernation Combat Obesity?

Hibernation is a natural mechanism of animals who live in the wild that helps them to survive through the oft unforgiving cold of the winter months.  But while this behavior is not something that we often attribute to... 
Toys R Us Poised for Comeback

Toys R Us Poised for Comeback

It was not that long ago that popular toy chain Toys ‘R’ Us announced it was filing for bankruptcy. That was a disappointing day for many, of course; but it looks like things are turning around.  This week,... 
Most Babies Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Study Warns

Most Babies Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Study Warns

Infants and toddlers get a lot of sugar from baby snacks and fruit juice and a new study warns that maybe they are getting too much sugar.  In fact, the study advises that nearly two-thirds of babies—and approximately... 
Could Astronaut Training Help Cancer Patients?

Could Astronaut Training Help Cancer Patients?

It should come as no surprise that spaceflight wreaks a little havoc on the human anatomy. After all, as Earthly mammals, we are designed to best survive in the conditions provided by our planet.  But human curiosity... 
CDC Report Warns that We May Be In a Post-Antibiotic Era

CDC Report Warns that We May Be In a Post-Antibiotic Era

Every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies from an infection that can no loner be treated by antibiotics.  According to an estimate made in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that... 
Preventing Alzheimer’s disease – Deep sleep may help

Preventing Alzheimer’s disease – Deep sleep may help

Past studies have shown that deep sleep is critical to your cardiovascular health and helping with normalizing your blood pressure, but a new study reveals that during deep sleep toxins are also cleared from your brain –... 
Former Apple Exec joins a startup to ban use of smartphone cables

Former Apple Exec joins a startup to ban use of smartphone cables

Rubén Caballero, who had been with Apple for 14 years, joined a new Silicon Valley startup called Keyssa, Inc. At Apple, Caballero oversaw the wireless engineering of every iPhone from the first prototype... 
For people who are at risk for Alzheimers, lifestyle changes improve cognition

For people who are at risk for Alzheimers, lifestyle changes improve cognition

Personalized lifestyle changes as interventions not only stopped the cognitive decline in people who were diagnosed with Alzheimers but it also increased their thinking and memory skills within approximately 18 month, a new study... 
Three-Drug Combo Is A Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Three-Drug Combo Is A Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Medical scientists have announced, this week, the discovery of what promises to be a truly breakthrough treatment for people living with cystic fibrosis.  According to a report published in the New England Journal of... 
Exxon Beats Analyst Expectations Despite Earnings Slump

Exxon Beats Analyst Expectations Despite Earnings Slump

The biggest oil and gas company in the United States beat analyst forecast this week, even with a 49 percent slump in earnings for fiscal third quarter of 2019. Low oil and natural gas prices helped buoy these prices down.  Indeed,... 
Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Right Around the Corner

Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Right Around the Corner

Every year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes a deadline recommendation for getting a flu shot.  Obviously, there is no penalty for not getting a flu shot but it does dramatically increase your... 
Amazon Takes A Hit With One-Day Shipping but Investors Optimistic

Amazon Takes A Hit With One-Day Shipping but Investors Optimistic

This past week, Amazon Inc reported an earnings miss for the third quarter, but analysts appear to be confident that the shortfall is merely a consequence of growth.  As such, Amazon shares fell 2.1 percent on Friday after... 
Study for $30/hr minimum wage for ride-share drivers commissioned by Los Angeles City Council

Study for $30/hr minimum wage for ride-share drivers commissioned by Los Angeles City Council

Los Angeles lawmakers have commissioned a study to see how a $30 per hour wage would work out for ride-share drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft and Door Dash.  LA City Council President, Herb Wesson, had asked... 
Goldman Sachs Posts Q3 Earnings Miss

Goldman Sachs Posts Q3 Earnings Miss

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc failed to hit Wall Street estimates this week, posting that net income fell 27 percent in the third quarter.  While analysts had expected a decline, the forecast was still better than the reality:... 
California Authorizes Limited Over-The-Counter HIV Prevention

California Authorizes Limited Over-The-Counter HIV Prevention

The State of California has made history—again, perhaps—as it has become the first state to offer HIV-prevention drugs without a prescription.   In a statement released on Monday from the office of California... 
USDA Expands Ready-To-Eat Chicken Product Recall Over Listeria Concerns

USDA Expands Ready-To-Eat Chicken Product Recall Over Listeria Concerns

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced, earlier this week, a recall on prepared chicken products. This is actually an expansion of a recall that was originally issued roughly two weeks ago. The original recall—and... 
Paternal Drinking Six Months Before Conception Linked To Higher Birth Defect Risk

Paternal Drinking Six Months Before Conception Linked To Higher Birth Defect Risk

It is generally common knowledge that anyone hoping to become pregnant should avoid consuming alcohol.  Of course, the majority of this research has focused solely on how alcohol affects the one bearing the children... 
Food Preparation Has Significant Impact on Human Gut Microbiome

Food Preparation Has Significant Impact on Human Gut Microbiome

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated how cooking food alters the microbiome of the animals who consume it. This discovery has many implications, with scientists saying they could optimize this for human microbial health,... 
Amazon Launches Internal Virtual Health Care Program For Employees

Amazon Launches Internal Virtual Health Care Program For Employees

Amazon is making waves, again, but this time it appears they might be doing something that benefits the people who make it all happen.  The tech giant has just launched a virtual health clinic—with in-home follow-up—for... 
The Apple Watch’s awkward days are now over

The Apple Watch’s awkward days are now over

Awkward when it comes to someone who owns an Apple Watch 4 series or older, making the social faux pas of checking the time by having raise or lower their arms in order to access the watch face display. For the first five generations... 
Dream sleep may prevent information overload on the brain

Dream sleep may prevent information overload on the brain

Researchers have discovered that during rapid eye movement or REM sleep, the brain actively forgets. Their research suggests that this forgetting may be controlled by certain neurons which are found deep within the brain, in the... 
Ford Recalls Nearly 340,000 Explorer Models Due To Sharp Seat Frame Injury Risks

Ford Recalls Nearly 340,000 Explorer Models Due To Sharp Seat Frame Injury Risks

SUV fans who might be in the market for a new vehicle right now should take heed that Ford Motor Company is recalling  more than 338,000 Ford Explorers over concerns of sharp seat frame edges. Apparently, there... 
Taking daytime naps a couple times a week may be linked to healthier heart

Taking daytime naps a couple times a week may be linked to healthier heart

Are you in the habit of taking a nap during the day once or twice a week? Well, a recent study has found that doing so may lower your risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease) or strokes. A recent study was conducted to see... 
Mouthwash Cancels Out Blood Pressure-Lowering Benefits of Exercise

Mouthwash Cancels Out Blood Pressure-Lowering Benefits of Exercise

Mouthwash might seem like an innocuous aspect of oral hygiene but a new study warns that it could, sometimes, raise your blood pressure. Or rather, could prevent the blood-pressure-lowering effects of things like exercise.  It... 
US Stocks and Global Markets Tumble On Trade Tensions

US Stocks and Global Markets Tumble On Trade Tensions

US Treasury benchmark 10-year yields took a dip on Tuesday, falling to their lowest value since July of 2016. The decline comes as all three major US stock indexes fell in a sell-off session of risky holdings, mostly driven by... 
Nearly $8 billion gov deal won by three Microsoft vendors

Nearly $8 billion gov deal won by three Microsoft vendors

Three Microsoft vendors: General Dynamics Corp, Dell Marketing and Minburn Technology Group win a $7.6 billion computing contact which will provide Microsoft office software for the Pentagon and all US military. The announcement...