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Facing pressure over high-profile allegations of sexual harassment, Google recently changed its policy of forcing those claims into arbitration. But this isn't all good news for employees.
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) little-known Verily subsidiary has revised its agreement with DexCom (DXCM) to allow it to become a shareholder of the CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) system maker. DexCom makes CGM systems for diabetes management. The revised agreement is set to have Verily owning a $525 million equity stake in DexCom.
Too many different local, state, national and international cybersecurity regulations are hampering corporations' ability to deal with cyberattacks, said Goldman Sachs' chief information security officer Tuesday. "What's frustrating for me is how much of my time, my team's time and my resources are spent on having to answer a never-ending stream of regulator requests," Ozment said.
On December 6, Broadcom (AVGO) released upbeat results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on November 4. Broadcom’s solid results pushed its stock up 5.17% in after-hours trading on the day driven by impressive results and strong guidance. The stock was up 0.58% to $228.56 on December 7.
Bug bounty hunter Sahad Nk recently uncovered a series of vulnerabilities that left Microsoft users’ accounts — from your Office documents to your Outlook emails — susceptible to hacking. While working as a security researcher with cybersecurity site SafetyDetective, Nk discovered that he was able to take over the Microsoft subdomain, http://success.office.com, because it wasn’t properly configured. This allowed the bug hunter to set up an Azure web app that pointed to the domain’s CNAME record, which maps domain aliases and subdomains to the main domain. By doing this, Nk not only takes control of the subdomain, but also receives any and all data sent to it. This is where the second major vulnerability comes into play. SEE ALSO: Microsoft’s redesigned Office icons showcase the future of the software suite Microsoft Office, Outlook, Store, and Sway apps send authenticated login tokens to the http://success.office.com subdomain. When a user logs in to Microsoft Live, login.live.com, the login token would leak over to the server controlled by Nk. He would then just have to send over an email to the user asking them to click a link, which would provide Nk with a valid session token — a way to log in to the user’s account without even needing their username or password. And, because Nk has access on Microsoft’s side, that link would come in the form of a login.live.com URL, bypassing phishing detection and even the savviest of internet users. According to SafetyDetective, the issues were reported to Microsoft in June. They were fixed just last month, in November. WATCH: How to concoct (and remember!) an insanely secure password — Clarification Please
With U.S. liquefied natural gas exports set to surge by almost 80 percent in 2019, traders in America face a new reality: expansion exhaustion. As more and more international players participate in U.S. gas markets, the price of market security is eternal vigilance. John Kilduff, a New York-based hedge-fund manager, has learned that you can’t rest on the increasingly volatile U.S. Henry Hub gas market.
Seagate (STX) partners Tape Ark with an aim to shift legacy tape-restricted data into leading cloud platforms to solve inaccessibility and data loss.
Shares of semiconductor (SMH) company NVIDIA (NVDA) fell 6.8% on December 7 to close trading at $147.61. NVIDIA has generated returns of -9.7% this month and -47% since the start of October. Its recent pullback has led to a 23.5% fall in its stock in 2018.
With many stocks in bear market territory, it is clear that corporate treasurers are as bad as everyone else is when it comes to market timing. Much of the cash spent on stock buybacks in recent years has done little to prepare companies for a more difficult future.
Qualcomm’s (QCOM) stock price has been under pressure in 2018. All of the semiconductor companies have felt pressure amid US-China trade war concerns and global uncertainty. Qualcomm’s stock price has declined almost 9% in the past year as of December 4. Qualcomm stock fell ~7.4% in November amid global pressure and a major sell-off in the tech sector in October.
On November 29, Tech Data (TDC) announced its third-quarter earnings. The strong earnings growth and outlook resulted in Tech Data’s stock gaining by around 20% the day earnings were announced. In an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer on December 10, Tech Data CEO Rich Hume said, “Hybrid cloud is clearly the mode of the future.” Why did he say that?
Currently, Apple (AAPL) shares are trading at $169.60. The stock is trading 27% below its 52-week high of $233.47. The shares have declined close to 25% since the beginning of October, which indicates a return of 1.7% since the beginning of 2018.
Shares of payment company Square (SQ) fell 7.5% on December 7 to close trading at $60.78. Square stock has generated returns of -13% this month and -39% since the start of October.
The tech sector saw another day of market correction on December 7. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) fell 3.5%, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) fell 3.8% on the day.
Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn argue in their new book, The Myth of Capitalism , that investors Warren Buffett and Peter Thiel hate competition and love monopolies.
Evercore's (EVR) strong balance sheet position and strong fundamentals are key positives. However, rising expenses deter its bottom-line growth.
The cloud is ever-changing, and sorting out the winners and losers in the cloud can be like, well, predicting the weather.
“Chief among concerns is the global growth outlook and EM’s ability to withstand a downturn. After tumbling for much of 2018, emerging markets have had a better time this quarter, helped in part by a shifting outlook for the Federal Reserve. As the Fed itself gets more explicit in tilting away from tightening, “we’d expect EM to benefit,” the Morgan Stanley strategists wrote.
Would such a deal be fair to the LPs? Was it a recognition that a venture firm can be seen as an institution, a fee-generating asset manager with a significantly valuable brand, rather than a collection of individuals practicing a unique type of craft? Goldman Sachs’s Petershill unit, Neuberger Berman Group’s Dyal Capital Partners and Blackstone Group LP are some of the firms that have used their money to invest in private-equity firm stakes, and some likely are eyeing venture capital as well, especially as VC funds grow ever larger.