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High Time for Hulu

May 19th, 2016

Hulu – a joint venture of Disney (DIS), Fox (FOXA) and Comcast (CMCSA) created to control the release of series re-runs – indicated last week that it plans to launch an Internet TV service in early 2017 that will include live broadcasts, according the Wall Street Journal . This is kind of a big deal, and I’ll tell...

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Aging is So Yesterday

May 19th, 2016

Slowing the aging process is as important as finding a cure for cancer or cardiovascular disease, according to one of the most prominent gene experts in the country. And it might actually be easier. Those are the views of Craig Venter, the guy who became the first to decode the human genome. He has a long and storied history in the field...

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Should You Sell in May, Then Go Away?

May 19th, 2016

We've talked about whether it actually makes sense to dump stocks based on an axiomatic Wall Street rhyme — "sell in May and go away" — and determined that the idea actually has some merit . While stocks don't necessarily go down much from May to October, they also don't go up much. It's kind of a long dead zone on the calendar....

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Instant gratification gets easier

May 18th, 2016

Last week, a small company called Viv introduced artificially intelligent software that the company promises will forever change the way we interact with technology. It’s a big promise, with some formidable obstacles. By now most people have a reasonable understanding of how artificial intelligence works. The big idea is...

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May 12th, 2016

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May 12th, 2016

Regular readers of my Forbes magazine column, Twitter feed and Yahoo! Finance blog know that I cover a lot more material than I can fit in my subscription newsletters.  That's why I decided to create a special VIP letter -- a quick, private, unvarnished analysis of what's going on in the markets, global economy, technology and culture, along with...

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May 12th, 2016

Regular readers of my Forbes magazine column, Twitter feed and Yahoo! Finance blog know that I cover a lot more material than I can fit in my subscription newsletters.  That's why I decided to create a special VIP letter -- a quick, private, unvarnished analysis of what's going on in the markets, global economy, technology and culture, along with...

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Amazon Going After Netflix Big Time...

April 21st, 2016

Unless you’ve been holed up in a cabin somewhere binge watching the latest season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt you’re probably aware Amazon (AMZN) is unbundling its video streaming service from Prime to become a standalone service. In theory this makes it a formidable competitor for Netflix (NFLX) which, by the way, is the producer of Unbreakable...

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