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    👍 | Why Facebook's Valuation Remains Attractive Des…

    Facebook is one of the largest technology companies in the world and has managed to derive outsized gains since it went public back in 2012. Since its IPO, the Facebook stock has returned 828% in cumulative gains, easily surpassing the S & P 500 which has gained 288 % in this period. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more According to Plus500, Facebook was the latest company to be valued at a market cap of $ 1 trillion, following Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet. Despite its market-thumping gains , FB stock is well-positioned to outperform peers and the broader markets in 2021 and b…

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    👍 | Facebook is Testing an “Extremism Detector” Fun…

    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) users in the US are getting a prompt that asks them whether any of their contacts are suspects of becoming “extremists,” or if they themselves have been exposed to extremist content. Facebook tackling online extremism and abuseUsers of the platform took to Twitter to show the prompts, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” And “You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently.” They both link to a support center. The Facebook support page titled “What can I do to prevent radicalization” links users to Life After Hate by Exi…

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    👍 | Facebook Is Not A Monopoly; US Housing Prices…

    Whitney Tilson's email to investors discussing that Facebook is big but maybe not a monopoly; Biden weighs new executive order restraining big business; US housing prices jump the most in more than three decades. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook Is Big But Maybe Not a Monopoly1) Shares of social media giant Facebook (FB) popped on Monday when a US federal judge dismissed two antitrust lawsuits against the company. Here's Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine's take: Facebook Is Big But Maybe Not a Monopoly. position is not crazy, it's just not f…

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    👍 | Facebook Hits $ 1 Trillion Cap Record After FTC…

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)'s market capitalization surpassed $ 1 trillion on Monday after a Washington judge dismissed monopoly charges against the company, brought by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a group of 46 states. Facebook shares jumped 4.2% to 355.64 by the end of the session. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Monopoly allegations dismissed U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg of the District of Columbia ruled the monopoly allegations against Facebook by the FTC as “insufficient,” hence dismissing the claims. The antitrust lawsuit was brought against the company to…

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    👍 | Why Snowflake Is Poised To Become the Facebook…

    Snowflake Inc (NYSE: SNOW) launched its venture arm only eight months ago and has already garnered a number of sizable investments under its belt — all geared towards bolstering its vision of a Data Cloud, a single place where companies can organize all of their data assets to ensure they comply with emerging regulations. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Just as Facebook built its own organization by acquiring Instagram and What'sApp, there's a real opportunity for Snowflake to create its own data ecosystem through its venture arm. The company has made five other investments to dat…

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    📱 | Is Quantum Supremacy A Threat To The Cryptocurr…

    There's no accurate prediction for when Quantum Computers could be a reality; however, signs indicate that they might be here sooner than ever. With Google officially announcing its quantum supremacy through a recent publication, crypto and cybersecurity enthusiasts fear the judgment of their protocols against the power of quantum computers. [Soros] Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Recently, Google's Sycamore quantum chip was successful in speeding through complex equations typically unsolvable by conventional supercomputers, hence marking a significant leap in computing power…

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    👍 | Put it in Your Story! 4 Ways to Grow Your Insta…

    Wondering how to grow your Instagram audience in 2021? It's not just you. [Soros] Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Today, brands must look further into their performance metrics and track comments, shares, saves, Insta Stories views, and And we can't ignore that since 13 percent of even DMs to comprehend how they're actually performing. But it's not as complicated as you may think. So far, Instagram remains the sweetheart of the social media environment for marketers and brands alike. everyone on Earth is on it, and 80 percent of them follow brands. According to experts, engage…

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    📱 | Ohio's attorney general wants Google to be decl…

    Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Google, requesting that the company be legally declared a public utility and common carrier under state law. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in an announcement about the lawsuit that the company “uses its dominance of Internet search to steer Ohioans to Google's own products — that's discriminatory and anti-competitive. ”Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more details on the lawsuit against GoogleAccording to Ars Technica, the lawsuit doesn't seek monetary damages, although it would require Google to take some steps to stop discriminating against…

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    👍 | Must Like Facebook

    First-quarter SEC financial statements reporting has now begun in earnest and this week we will see a larger volume of fillers as we approach the filing deadline on Friday. Unfortunately, it is still too early to measure the index averages at this point but a good time to look at those early fillers like Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). [Soros] Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Higher prices are particularly nowIf the looming recovery is so strong as to stoke inflation the current ultra-easy monetary policy will This will most likely result in short-term interest rates at…

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    👍 | Facebook stock jumps after the company smashes…

    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) stock jumped 7% out of the gate this morning following an exceptionally strong first-quarter earnings report. The social networking giant reported $ 3.30 per share in earnings on $ 26.17 billion in revenue, while analysts had been expecting $ 2.37 per share in earnings on $ 23.67 billion in revenue. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook smashes earnings estimates Facebook came up a bit short on daily active users, reporting 1.88 billion against the 1.89 billion estimated by FactSet. The social networking giant had 2.85 billion monthly active users, compa…

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    📱 | Student Started Google v Oracle Supreme Court B…

    Student Started Google v Oracle Supreme Court Battle; Decision Shows How Law Has to Evolve to Govern New Situations Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Supreme Court Sides With Google In Its Battle With OracleWASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2021) – Yesterday the Supreme Court sided with Google in a multi-billion dollar law suit involving Oracle's copyrighted computer program, but the origins of the case date back more than 50 years to a young law student at Columbia Law School named John Banzhaf. In 1964 there were no personal computers; indeed, only banks and few large businesses coul…

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    📱 | What Supreme Court Google vs Oracle Decision Means

    J. Michael Keyes comments on the Google vs Oracle opinion that came down from the Supreme Court this morning. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Supreme Court's Google vs Oracle Decision J. Michael Keyes is a partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney He has tried several cases in federal courts across the United States. He's been following the Google vs Oracle case through the courts. Keyes is an intellectual property attorney with extensive trial and litigation experience in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and false advertising. . Of the dec…

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    👍 | More than 500m Facebook users' data has been le…

    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) is at the center of another hacking incident, and this time, they stole the personal data of more than 533 million users. The hackers posted the information in a low-level hacking forum, according to Insider. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook users' data posted on hacking forumThe information that was exposed includes that of 32 million US users, 11 million UK users and 6 million Indian users. The data includes Facebook IDs, full names, phone numbers, birthdates, locations and bios. Some users also had their email addresses leaked. Insider l…

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    👍 | Supreme Court rules that Facebook's phone syste…

    The Supreme Court has sided with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) in a lawsuit filed over its text alerts. The justices voted unanimously that the social networking giant's phone notification system does not violate a law that prohibits “automatic telephone dialing systems.” Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Supreme Court rules Facebook didn't violate lawAccording to Fox Business, the court said the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 refers only to systems using sequential or random number generators. However, Facebook's phone system does not. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in the…

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    👍 | Amazon Hires An Army To Defend Itself On Twitter

    Amazon Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) reportedly deployed an army of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) users to publicly defend itself, utilizing this army most recently to push back against claims of poor worker treatment. The online retailer has also been aggressively trying to keep workers at its Bessemer, Ala. Warehouse from forming a union. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Amazon rolls out its Veritas programThe Intercept obtained an internal description of the program, code-named “Veritas,” which was established in 2018. It was originally intended to defend the company and CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazo…

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    📱 | Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs To Testify Befor…

    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter Inc (NASDAQ: TWTR) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google are slated to give testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about misinformation today. The CEOs of the three tech giants will face grilling by representatives about online extremism as well. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook, Twitter, Google execs appear before CongressAccording to CNN, today's appearance will be the executives' first since the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Congress will grill Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Goog…

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    👍 | Facebook Sales Rebound As Margins Continue To S…

    A sharp rebound in stock prices last week lifted the market index back to all-time highs. The Broad Market Index was down 3.31% last week and 38% of stocks out-performed the index. This frothy and speculative market is vulnerable to a more Sustained decline such as we have not seen since the financial crisis 2007 to 2009. The confidence that the world central banks will bail out investors regardless of the cost is reflected in two market rules that have evolved; Don't fight the Fed & Buy the Dips. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Maintain Exceptional Portfolio Attributes Both ar…

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    📱 | Google's Excuse to Silence Growing Anti-Court P…

    Google Now Claims Ads Banned Because Keep Nine Website Asks People to Contact their Senators Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Tech Giant Fumbles for Excuse to Silence Growing Anti-Court Packing Movement Google's Efforts To Ban Court PackingWashington, DC – Google has moved the goalposts on Keep Nine in its ongoing quest to censor the group's efforts to ban court packing. Keep Nine tried to place an ad on Google that in January that said “Stop Court Packing, Nine Justices, Bipartisan Support.” It was taken down because, according to Google, it was close to a “sensitive event,”…

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    👍 | Mastercard And Facebook Join The Rally After Ea…

    Commenting on the earnings of Mastercard and Facebook and today's trading so far, Gorilla Trades strategist Ken Berman said: Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The major indices are all trading higher at midday, recovering some of their steep losses following yesterday's wild session Heavy trading continued in some of the most-shorted issues like GameStop (GME, -62%) and AMC (AMC, -63%) as several brokerages limited trading in their shares due to the unprecedented volatility of the past few days, but the short squeeze's impact on the broader market has been less pronounced this…

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    👍 | All Eyes On Tesla, Apple, Facebook Q4 Earnings…

    Commenting on Apple, Tesla, Facebook Q4 earnings, and today's trading Gorilla Trades strategist Ken Berman said: Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Stocks Settle DownToday's low-volatility session was a typical pre-Fed-day one, it's still a bullish sign following a hectic week of trading. The fact that stocks settled down today, avoiding a deeper pullback shows just how resilient this market is in the face of the growing valuation fears. Volatility was very low at the level of the key sectors today, and the clear trends of the past weeks were less apparent. Communication services…

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    👍 | How To Sell Your Products On Instagram

    Instagram receives more than 1 billion active users every month. This means that every day millions of people log in to connect with the influencers, users, and businesses that they like. Therefore, it is easy to understand why this platform has become so popular in selling products. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more If you own a business and you want to use Instagram to sell your products, then you have to make everything to reach as many users as possible. For example, if you get auto like Instagram, you will help your posts reach your target audience. Then, you can purchase I…

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    📱 | Google threatens to block Search in Australia i…

    Lawmakers in Australia want to force Google, Facebook and others to pay for news that appears in search results and on their platforms. Now Google has threatened to block Search in Australia if the bill passes. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Google may stop allowing Search in AustraliaAccording to The Sydney Morning Herald, Melanie Silva, managing director for Google in Australia, told a Senate committee hearing today that the company would block Search in the country if the proposed media bargaining code becomes law. Experts told the Herald that the threat is real as Google…

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    👍 | Tech Sector Giants Enjoying Strong Inflows

    Commenting on the strong inflows of the tech sector giants and today's trading so far, Gorilla Trades strategist Ken Berman said: Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The major indices are mixed and flat midday following another active but two-faced morning session on Wall Street. The giants of the tech sector have been enjoying strong inflows for the second day in a row, with a few names, such as Apple (AAPL, + 3.2%) Amazon (AMZN, + 2.5%), and Facebook (FB) , + 2%) propping up the broader market in the face of the weakness among cyclical issues and small-caps. The new administration's…

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    👍 | Rubio To Twitter: Explain Content Moderation Pr…

    Washington, DC — US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after the company responded to Rubio's December 1, 2020 letter, which sought an explanation for the company's failure to remove or label a falsified image posted by a Chinese Communist Party bureaucrat, with a series of non-answers. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more “In light of Twitter's response letter, it is not unreasonable to conclude that either the company has no formal process for reviewing tweets or that it wishes to hide the details of its review process from policymakers and th…

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    📱 | The Largest Threat That Tech Companies Pose

    “Less privacy for customers” voted as the largest threat tech companies pose Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Regulators across the country launched five recent investigations into some of the most high-profile tech giants in the world. The Justice Department, which went first in October, says Google sealed its dominance in online search in part using exclusive contracts to lock in its position as the default on browsers and mobile devices. On Blind, the largest anonymous professional network, we ran a survey asking: 1. Do you believe tech companies deserve increased regulatory…

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    👍 | Trump to Get Free Membership to New Global Soci…

    With Twitter Ban, Trump to Get Free Membership to New Global Social Network; Dream-Real's No Censorship, No Discrimination Policy Based on First Amendment Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Donald Trump To Get A Lifetime Membership To Dream-Real.com NEW YORK CITY, NY, January 10 – On Monday, the two founders of Dream-Real.com, a revolutionary new, global, social network built on the Blockchain, will formally offer President Donald Trump a free, lifetime membership to the international platform. Their offer is in response to Twitter and a host of other platforms banning not only th…

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    👍 | Facebook Continues Their Confusing, Hypocritica…

    Henderson, NV – Facebook recently deleted a group called “Joe Biden is NOT my President,” according to The Scoop. The group, which had more than a million members, was established on December 15, 2020-just two weeks prior to its deletion Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook's Hypocritical Stifling of Free SpeechIn contrast, the anti-Trump “Not My President” page, which has existed for roughly four years, continues to post regular content attacking President Trump. It's antithetical to the American principle of free speech that an identical page with a nearly identical nam…

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    📱 | Google And Alphabet Employees Decide To Form A…

    A pair of software engineers at Google announced that they will set up a union, open to all Alphabet workers. In an opinion piece for The New York Times, they wrote that “this is not the company we want to work for.” Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Google engineers start a unionParul Koul and Chewy Shaw wrote the opinion piece. Koul is the executive chair of the Alphabet Workers Union, while Shaw is the vice-chair. They started their article with a reminder about the walkout. that occurred in November 2018. About 20,000 Alphabet employees stopped working and walked out to prote…

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    👍 | Will Apple Or Facebook Stock Grow More By 2022

    Every week, Benzinga conducts a sentiment survey to find out what traders are most excited about, interested in or thinking about as they manage and build their personal portfolios. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more We surveyed a group of over 500 Benzinga investors on whether shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) or Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) stock would grow the most by 2022. Apple vs Facebook StockApple designs a wide variety of consumer electronic devices, including the iPhone smartphones, iPad tablet computers, Mac computers and Apple Watch smartwatches. As of 2020, the iPhone ma…

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    📱 | Google, Facebook said to agree to work together…

    Google and Facebook apparently agreed to team up if either of them ever faced antitrust action, and the time of reckoning has come. The Wall Street Journal reviewed an unredacted version of a lawsuit filed by 10 states against Google earlier this month. It referenced heavily redacted internal company documents. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Google, Facebook Make An Antitrust PactGoogle and Facebook reportedly struck an agreement in 2018 in which Facebook said it wouldn't compete with Google's digital ad tools. The two tech giants also made provisions for an antitrust investi…

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    📱 | Facebook Accused Of Illegally Conspiring With G…

    Legal Pressure Builds on Facebook as States File Charges of Collusion with Google The People are fed up with data pillaging and abuse Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook Conspiring With Google To Prevent CompetitionHenderson, NV – Tech Oligarchs Facebook, Google and Twitter have come under increasing legal pressure and public scrutiny as regulators and prosecutors in multiple jurisdictions have pursued a series of legal claims and administrative investigations. Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit on behalf of a coalition of ten states accusing Face…

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    👍 | Facebook's Data Mining Exposed by Apple

    Henderson, NV—Apple's recent introduction of an “Apple Nutrition Label” has data pillaging social media surveillance company Facebook running scared. Mashable reports that Facebook ran full-page advertisements in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post “ lambasting Apple for having the gall to highlight what Facebook does with user data. ”Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook Seems Enraged With Apple's Fact CheckingFacebook in the past has prioritized the fact-checking of their member's content, and seem to be enraged when others fact-check them….

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    👍 | Facebook deals with antitrust cases that call f…

    Facebook faces a pair of antitrust cases filed by 46 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and the Federal Trade Commission. The lawsuits allege that Facebook became dominant in the social media industry through anticompetitive tactics stretching back years. Those tactics included the acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram, which could have become serious competitors with Facebook. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Antitrust cases call for breakup of FacebookThe antitrust cases filed against Facebook also call for a breakup of the $ 800 billion company. The company could be…

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    👍 | FTC's Facebook Trustbusting Is A Zealous Takedown

    Consumer group: The FTC's Facebook trustbusting is a zealous takedown that harms consumers and punishes innovation Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more FTC Wants To Breakup FacebookWASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its long-awaited lawsuit , in conjunction with attorneys general from 46 states, that aims to force Facebook to break up its popular services WhatsApp and Instagram for alleged “anticompetitive” behavior. Yael Ossowski, deputy director of the Consumer Choice Center, a millennial consumer advocacy group based in Washington , DC, sai…

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    👍 | Goldman Sachs upgrades Tesla; Spiegel's Twitter…

    Whitney Tilson's email to investors discussing Goldman Sachs upgrades Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA); Mark Spiegel's Twitter account suspended; Elon Musk's rocket ride — Fortune's Businessperson of the Year; Tesla Bear Jim Chanos Says He'd Tell Elon Musk'Job Well Done' Tesla implemented new battery in China without * any * testing. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Goldman Sachs upgrades Tesla Inc; Mark Spiegel's Twitter Account SuspendedGoldman Sachs upgraded Tesla yesterday – see below for screenshots of the beginning of the report. response, Tesla uber-bear Mark Spiegel tweeted:…