By Dan Neil WSJ Andy Pasztor WSJ Thu., April 11, 2019 After spending the past decade eclipsed by the exploits of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company is over being small and done with being quiet. Ten years ago the company consisted of the Amazon magnate himself, a few researchers and an experimental lander that fit on a flatbed truck. There was no sign outside its industrial park headquarters in a Seattle suburb, and the boss didn’t talk to the media, period. Today the company—funded by Mr. Bezos to the tune of $1 billion a year—employs more than 2,000 people at five sites, including a launch facility in West Texas where later this year it will begin manned tests of its suborbital space tourism rocket, named New Shepard, in honor of American space pioneer Alan Shepard. Blue Origin’s next project literally dwarfs New Shepard: the mighty New Glenn, a 300-foot orbital, reusable rocket, due to fly first in … [Read more...] about Can Jeff Bezos Make Money in Space?
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Ethel Jiang, provided by Published 6:30 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 Samantha Lee/Business Insider Nvidia's stock shed nearly half of its value from November to January after the chipmaker delivered disappointing third-quarter results and later cut its fourth-quarter revenue guidance. But shares recovered a bit as its fourth-quarter results topped Wall Street estimates and after it beat out Intel in the race for acquiring Mellanox Technologies. To distill the latest arguments for and against investing in Nvidia, Markets Insider asked the Wall Street analysts carrying the stock's highest and lowest price targets the same questions. Watch Nvidia trade live. Nvidia has sparked extreme views among Wall Street analysts. The bulls say Nvidia is a dominant player in many segments including data center, professional visualization (pro-vis) and automotive. However, bears say Nvidia's valuation has gotten out of control and that it faces pretty decent competition in the … [Read more...] about Wall Street’s biggest Nvidia bull and bear debate how crypto, data-center competition, and the China slowdown will impact the chip giant (NVDA)
Mark Zuckerberg insisted this week that he's serious about privacy -- so much so that he's planning to transform Facebook into a more refined social experience. But the social network's chief executive has made similar commitments in the past, with mixed results. In spring 2018, at the height of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said that users would soon have a feature called "Clear History" to erase the trail of apps and websites they frequented off the platform. But this modest tool, far less ambitious than his vision for a reoriented Facebook, has yet to materialize. Privacy experts were quick to note the timing of Zuckerberg's memo, which arrived as regulators around the globe are circling. They also questioned how Facebook's business model -- harvesting people's information to show them ads -- would adapt when private communication takes center stage.As Zuckerberg himself acknowledged, the idea the company will reorient itself around privacy will strike many users as … [Read more...] about Analysis: Can Facebook make privacy profitable?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town