‘Infinity War’ wins the weekend box office for a 3rd consecutive weekend — and it’s now the 2nd-fastest to half a billion domestically (DIS)

“Avengers: Infinity War” wins the box office for a third straight weekend. The movie is the second fastest ever to cross the half-billion mark at the domestic box office. Disney/Marvel Studios’ plan to bump up the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” (or was it Robert Downey Jr.’s idea?) a weekend earlier than originally planned has […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook encourages Duke graduates to be ‘fearless’ like the women of #MeToo and the Parkland shooting survivors (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech to new graduates of Duke University on Sunday. He says that despite major issues like inequality, climate change, and political division, technology has made this ‘the best time in history to be alive.’  Cook also encouraged Duke grads to be ‘fearless,’ like the women of the #MeToo […]

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Inside the multi-million-dollar condos of San Francisco’s newly-opened $850 million residential tower

The newest member of San Francisco’s iconic skyline is officially open for use. The new tower opened on Thursday and is notable because it houses one commercial tenant, Facebook, and 55 multi-million-dollar residences. This includes a five-bedroom $42 million penthouse. And despite the steep price tag, these condos are expected to sell fast. The first […]

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Bitcoin exchanges are stepping up their game to lure high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel

The cryptocurrency market is known for a profusion of cryptocurrency exchange venues.  To compete for business from large trading firms, some crypto exchanges are building out their infrastructures to look like traditional equities exchanges. Exchanges such as Gemini and Coinbase have begun supporting block trading.  Some crypto exchanges are rolling out new liquidity programs and […]

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Some Amazon customers are frustrated that their packages are arriving late — and it reveals a giant misconception people have about Prime (AMZN)

Amazon Prime members are complaining that their shipments are arriving later than they used to. Many claim that their packages are no longer arriving in two days from the date of order. Amazon Prime’s two-day-shipping policy actually only guarantees customers will get their packages two days from when Amazon ships it — not from the […]

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Amazon is hurtling headfirst into the housing industry amid plans to use Alexa for smart homes (LEN, AMZN)

Amazon and homebuilder Lennar announced on Wednesday that they’re collaborating on a series of model homes that will be fully technology enabled. The houses will make heavy use of Amazon’s Alexa technology, which residents will be able to use to control the TV, lights, thermostat, and shades, among other things. While Amazon’s entry into other […]

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