There’s a race for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract underway. Here’s how the government shutdown could affect it

Three weeks have already passed since the government shutdown began, tying it for the longest shutdown in history. While Congress tries to settle the standoff, there’s one thing that cloud giants may have to worry about. There’s a race for a $10 billion cloud contract with the Pentagon called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI)…

There’s one clear winner in the asset-management business in 2018, and it shows how the industry’s changing

There’s one clear winner in the asset-management business in 2018, and it shows how the industry’s changing

The biggest asset managers keep getting bigger. Data from Morningstar collected with just days left in 2018 shows that BlackRock is close to cracking $100 billion in new money this year alone for its exchange-traded-fund platform, iShares. The $1.4 trillion business has increased its assets more than 100% since 2013, per Morningstar figures. Vanguard, which…

‚There’s too many lookalike companies’: Ad-tech and mar-tech firms face a battle to get profitable in 2019 or risk extinction

‚There’s too many lookalike companies’: Ad-tech and mar-tech firms face a battle to get profitable in 2019 or risk extinction

From AT&T’s blockbuster deals to acquire Time Warner and AppNexus to Adobe’s $4.75 billion bet on Marketo, 2018 was a big year for advertising- and marketing-tech deals. For years, venture-capital firms and acquirers have chased „mad-tech” companies— a blend of ad-tech and mar-tech companies — with the goal of loosening Facebook and Google’s chokehold on…

There’s a very good reason why Samsung is betting big that the creator of ‚Pokémon Go’ is now worth $3.9 billion

There’s a very good reason why Samsung is betting big that the creator of ‚Pokémon Go’ is now worth $3.9 billion

„Pokémon Go” is 2 1/2 years old, but it’s still going strong — the game raked in $73 million in October alone, according to estimates, and just this week launched a long-awaited competitive-battling mode. Now it appears that Niantic, the game’s developer and a Google spinoff, is leveling up with a new $200 million funding…

There’s another famous Google duo that worked together to change internet history and their names are not Larry and Sergey

There’s another famous Google duo that worked together to change internet history and their names are not Larry and Sergey

Larry Page and Sergey Brin may have conceived the idea for Google’s original search engine, but another duo within the company — Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat — turned that theory into a reality, and then some. A profile by The New Yorker in its December 10th issue tells the story of these two early…

OBAMA: ‚There’s a pattern’ of Republicans running the economy ‚into the ground’ and Democrats having to ‚come back and clean things up’

OBAMA: ‚There’s a pattern’ of Republicans running the economy ‚into the ground’ and Democrats having to ‚come back and clean things up’

Former President Barack Obama once again disputed Republicans’ attempts to take credit for the US economy’s recent strength. Obama, speaking at a midterm-election rally in Nevada, said Monday that President Donald Trump and the GOP should recognize just how long the current economy recovery has been going on and when the recovery began. „So by…

There’s a good working theory about why Apple discontinued the iPhone X, the best phone it’s ever made, only a year after announcing it

There’s a good working theory about why Apple discontinued the iPhone X, the best phone it’s ever made, only a year after announcing it

When Apple released the iPhone X last year, it was widely considered the best smartphone the company had ever made, marking a major step forward with features like Face ID and a high-end camera to rival the Huawei P20 Pro and the Google Pixel 2. But one year later, Apple is discontinuing the phone that…

There’s speculation that Apple has made a rare blooper with one of its most highly anticipated accessories

There’s speculation that Apple has made a rare blooper with one of its most highly anticipated accessories

Any Apple fans waiting to hear about the company’s futuristic wireless charging mat were disappointed Wednesday, as the AirPower charger did not get a single mention at Apple’s latest annual iPhone event. Apple previewed AirPower last year, showing a flat pad the company said could wirelessly charge devices such as an Apple Watch, iPhone, and…

Putin says there’s ‚nothing criminal’ about the men the UK accused of trying to assassinate an ex-spy with nerve agent

Putin says there’s ‚nothing criminal’ about the men the UK accused of trying to assassinate an ex-spy with nerve agent

Vladimir Putin said that his government has located the two Russian men the UK accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England, and that he hoped they would „turn up themselves and tell everything.” British authorities last week charged two Russian men, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with attempted murder over the…