Visa and the Value in Payments

Nor are mobile wallets such as PayPal, Apple Pay, Walmart Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Alipay, automatically a threat to Visa’s business.

Only 16% of Americans said they had used a mobile wallet in 2015, a JPMorgan Chase survey indicates. The same survey found that only 56% of large businesses and 25% of small businesses were accepting payments from such mobile wallets.

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Maine Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

 A majority of voters in a largely rural state with a population that is 94.8% white supported Medicaid expansion. Maine is also a historically conservative and Republican state where 44.9% of the voters supported Donald J. Trump in last year’s presidential election.

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Facebook has Two Billion Users

These numbers indicate that Facebook’s ability to generate cash is almost as incredible as the extent of its’ social network. If these numbers are real, Mark Zuckerberg is one of the greatest business geniuses in human history.

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AI Playing Video Games, Learning Warehouse Jobs and Building other AI

The most frightening AI of all is being developed by a Google project called AutoML (machine learning). The goal of AutoML is to create an AI that can design and build other AIs, The Times reported.

Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) is trying to build AI that can reproduce. The thinking behind AutoML is to reduce the need for the highly-paid engineers and computer scientists who to design and build AIs.

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Technology could Prevent Vote Fraud and Voter Suppression

It would be possible to build a highly-secure blockhain based voting system for the entire United States right now. Such a system would it make possible for any citizen to vote online or over the phone. It would also be easy to set up simple touch-screen voting machines connected to the system all over the nation.

It would be possible to vote through highly-encrypted smartphones such as the Apple iPhone and the various Android products right now. That way any American would be able to vote from anywhere in the world with wireless service, at any time.

Using such technology it would be easy to take elections and voter registration out of the hands of local officials that are more likely to be corrupt or engage in voter suppression. Instead, a nationwide voting system can be set up to ensure that right to all Americans.

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Is Amazon Really Responsible for the Retail Apocalypse?

Amazon is an extraordinary company that is making itself a big target for politicians and journalists. Yet at the end of the day, the Everything Store is still a very lousy investment.

All of this means that there will be no Amazon dividend in the foreseeable future. The company simply lacks the money to pay a dividend, Amazon needs every cent it can raise to cover operations costs and pay off loans.

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Everything You Need To Know About Investing in Palladium

Secondly both palladium and platinum are stable commodities with a constant commercial value linked to their utility in manufacturing. In fact with rising demands for lower emissions in automobiles; across the developing world, demands for palladium will only rise in the near future. In addition to this rising demand for the metal in vehicles, both Russia and South Africa have faced difficulties in matching their supply to rising demand. With supply problems and production issues, aplenty palladium is looking like an increasingly strong bet for investors.

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Amidst Swift Token Distribution Campaign MicroMoney Builds Strategic Partnerships with Blockchain Market Leaders

Indeed, we are currently adding more and more of partners on board, which should help make our token campaign stronger and our unique product itself. Just days ago we agreed on working together with Celsius Network, which is a decentralized credit lending platform.  This will allow us to expand the reach of cryptocurrency loans to customers in Asia and in other regions. We both use the global Ethereum blockchain technology and we will work together to develop and standardize the protocols on top of which all monetary transactions are processed on the blockchain open-ledger system.

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Tesla Raises Wages 30% in Germany, Plans China Factory and German AI Research

Musk got an education on how German labor relations and industry work. You cannot just fire workers that talk about unions in Germany as you can in the U.S. Instead you actually have to talk to the union, something that must grate on an egomaniac like Elon.

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PayPal’s Explosive Growth

This humble fin-tech company has the potential to grow into a platform rivaling Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Google in size and scope. More importantly, PayPal has the potential to generate amounts of cash similar to those currently churned out by the monster banks or Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). PayPal is a value investment for the future.

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