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Amazon on Wednesday agreed to pay $30.8 million to settle Ring and Alexa privacy complaints filed by US regulators, including accusations that employees spied on female customers, according to court documents.Amazon will pay an additional $25 million as part of a separate deal to settle FTC accusations that children's voice recordings captured by Alexa smart speakers were kept when they should have been deleted, according to the regulator.
Wall Street finished the month of May on a down note, with major market benchmarks giving back a portion of their recent gains. Declines for the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) and S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) were slightly worse than the daily drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI), but overall, the Nasdaq posted strong gains for the month even as the Dow fell significantly.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A former employee of Amazon.com's Ring doorbell camera unit spied for months on female customers in 2017 with cameras placed in bedrooms and bathrooms, the Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing on Wednesday when it announced a $5.8 million settlement with the company over privacy violations. Amazon also agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations it violated children's privacy rights when it failed to delete Alexa recordings at the request of parents and kept them longer than necessary, according to a court filing in federal court in Seattle that outlined a separate settlement. The FTC is also probing Amazon.com's $1.7 billion deal to buy iRobot Corp, which was announced in August 2022 in Amazon's latest push into smart home devices, and has a separate antitrust probe underway into Amazon.
Last year was a big year for stock splits. The move to split a stock doesn't change a company's market value -- but by offering more shares to current holders, it lowers the price of each individual stock. Two of last year's stock split companies have climbed in the double digits this year.
Back in 2011, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B) bought a 5.4% stake in IBM (NYSE: IBM) at an average price of $170 per share. Today, IBM's stock trades at about $130, so if you had followed Buffett's lead and invested $1,000 into IBM at $170 a share in 2011, your investment would only be worth $765 today.
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All Nippon Airways has launched an NFT marketplace, making Japan's largest carrier the first airline group to venture into the sale of digital collectibles.
SEATTLE, May 30, 2023--Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced the general availability of Amazon Security Lake, a service that automatically centralizes an organization’s security data from across their AWS environments, leading SaaS providers, on-premises environments, and cloud sources into a purpose-built data lake, so customers can act on security data faster and simplify security data management across hybrid and multicloud environments.
Nvidia shares have skyrocketed this year, up more than 175% since the start of 2023. It's all thanks to the rise of generative AI. Really powerful chips called graphics processing units (GPUs) are needed to power these new AI systems. These are the kinds of GPUs Nvidia makes. Despite it's rise, Nvidia does have its detractors. ARK Invest's (ARKK) Cathie Wood explained why her firm sold their Nvidia shares back in January, saying the stock was overpriced. Nvidia's strong performance has sent the its stock not just to new highs, but granted it entry to an exclusive club: the stocks that have a market cap of $1 trillion plus. Nvidia (NVDA) joins such tech giants as Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN) in the club. Apple was the first member, surpassing the $1 trillion mark in August 2018. Former members of the club include Meta (META) and Tesla (TSLA), which now have market caps of $600 billion+. Yahoo Finance's Brad Smith tells Seana Smith and Akiko Fujita how it took Nvidia about 24 years to become a $1 trillion company and how that compares to other members' rise. Key video moments: 00:00:20 $1 Trillion club members 00:00:44 How Nvidia compares to other $1T members 00:01:35 How AI boosted Nvidia shares
The company reshapes the way businesses use data and develop applications, and it's currently breaking new ground in the artificial intelligence (AI) arena. Snowflake stock went public in 2020 with an impressive list of investors, including Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate run by Warren Buffett. Investors seem to be concerned about slowing revenue growth, which could get worse given management just reduced its guidance for the full fiscal 2024 year (ending Jan. 31, 2024).
Remember when Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) was best known for selling books online? The company dominates the e-commerce sector. There is almost nothing you can't find available for purchase (with free shipping) on Amazon.
Visa, along with Mastercard, effectively form a duopoly in the payment-processing market. A recent study shows that Visa (53%) and Mastercard (32%) make up 85% of credit cards. Mastercard is also a terrific company, but Visa's market share is superior.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is hot right now. My prediction is that six AI stocks will be worth a combined $20 trillion or more by 2030. It's no coincidence that 6 out of the 7 biggest stocks based on market cap that trade on U.S. exchanges have a major focus on AI.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the talk of the investment community in 2023, as a number of companies have showcased the potential of their game-changing projects -- from OpenAI's ChatGPT to Alphabet's new large language model, Bard, designed for its Google Search platform. The potential of this new technology is becoming increasingly clear, and the estimates for its impact on the broader economy are mind-boggling. Research firm McKinsey & Company thinks it could add $13 trillion to global economic activity by 2030, whereas Ark Investment Management predicts that number could be $200 trillion.
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Finally, technology giant Apple became the world's first $1 trillion company in 2018. Apple has since been joined by Microsoft, Amazon, and Google parent Alphabet in the $1 trillion club. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) is the world's leading producer of advanced semiconductors, especially those designed to power new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI).
The stock market is on a growth path, with the Nasdaq Composite index up 24% since Jan. 1. However, in the first quarter of 2023 Amazon's North America segment returned to profitability, hitting $898 million in operating income, while its international earnings also marginally improved.
Investors believe AI is the latest tech revolution. Millennial workers are worried this will mean less pay for the same work.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how people work, read, shop, and do just about anything else. Companies have been using AI models for years for all sorts of functions, such as predictions on seasonal shopping demands and inventory management. ChatGPT has captured a lot of attention for its use of generative AI models to create work that mimics human capabilities.
I'm no fan of the saying, "Sell in May and go away." Unsurprisingly, and in keeping with The Motley Fool's guidance, I tend to hold stocks for the long term. In fact, rather than selling in May, I'm adding shares to my portfolio this month.
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Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) stock jumped 8% on May 24 after it posted its latest earnings report. Kohl's growth rates seem anemic, but they cleared Wall Street's low bar and indicated it wasn't doomed to become the next Bed Bath & Beyond. What happened to Kohl's?