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businessAnt Financial raises $14 billion and has $150 billion valuation

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China’s Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Alibaba, has raised a total of $14 billion. It was a yuan and dollar-denominated tranches. Investors included Singapore’s sovereign wealth funds GIC and Temasek, Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Berhad and the Canada Pension Plan …

appleApple might become a trillion dollar company this week

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A bit more good news or upwards movement in stocks overall and Apple will be the first publicly traded trillion dollar company. It is at $957 billion today. Apple at $190 per share but at 198.5 it is a trillion …

5gT-Mobile and Sprint will merge to be a stronger 5G force

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T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.10256 T-Mobile shares for each Sprint share or the equivalent …

blockchainLikely able to raise billions in private fund raising, Telegram may not bother with public ICO

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Telegram has already raised $1.7 billion from two private sales and will be able to raise billions more in private sales. Telegram may not bother to have a public ICO. Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging service. Telegram client apps …

blockchainChina global lead in Fintech and Mobile Payments

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Mobile payments are just one of seven key markets for China’s booming fintech industry. Fintech is short for “financial technology” and refers to the application of technology within the financial services industry. This is information from a Brookings Institution piece, …

appBillionaires Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet are teaming with JP Morgan Chase to disrupt healthcare insurance

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internetThe UI of the mobile Nextbigfuture site has been upgraded

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There had been problems with the UI of the Nextbigfuture mobile site. Hopefully a recent upgrade has resolved those issues. Give it a try on smartphones and tablets and let me know if it is better. Thanks.

businessChina’s mobile payments volume could exceed global credit card volume in 2018

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Digital payments in China are processed by scanning QR codes at the point of sales which link to the customer’s bank account in China. China’s mobile payments were 58.8 trillion yuan in 2016. Xinhua News reported that consumers in China’s …

appIntelligence 2.0 – Brain, AI and Hybrids

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A Foresight Vision panel on brain, computers and intersections between them. David Eagleman, Robert McIntyre, Randal Koene, Nell Watson are on the panel. Robert McIntyre runs the company Nectome. In 2015, Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation (ASC), developed by Nectome founder Robert McIntyre, …

appUltrasound on a chip using an array of sensors will make ultrasound 50 times lower cost in 2018

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A regular ultrasound machine costs over $100,000 but a new ultrasound on a chip device attached to smartphone will be $2000 in 2018. It will be portable and will eventually make ultrasound as common as blood pressure cuffs in hospitals, …