Big Earnings Week Amazon, P&G, Alphabet and Facebook Reporting

What’s even more frightening is that one bad earnings report from either Amazon or Google might trigger a market crash. Those companies are simply that huge and important to investors; that alone should have us asking if those behemoths are now too “big to fail.”

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Android Pay adds 72 Banks and Fandango

Alphabet (NASDAQ: NASDAQ: GOOG) added 72 banks and credit unions to the list of financial institutions that support Apple at the beginning of July, Android Police reported. This is addition to the 60 added just a couple of weeks earlier. That means 132 financial institutions joined those supporting Android Pay in just two weeks.

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Android Pay Adds International Remittances

WorldRemit might become a major player in the remittance and finance business because it has raised $148 million in venture capital. The next logical step for WorldRemit will be to launch its own digital wallet.

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Android Pay is now in Canada

Two of Canada’s Big Five banks; TD and RBC, are not on the list of those supporting Android Pay. Both institutions support Apple Pay so that’s a real blow to Android Pay north of the border. Interac debit cards are scheduled to start supporting Android Pay on June 5.

Another notable absence is American Express which is supporting Apple Pay in Canada. Amex supports Android Pay in the United States so it should not be long before that card supports it in Canada. This was the second major rollout for Android Pay in a little over a week. The app debuted in Russia on May 23.

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Google Self-Driving Car Project might be worth $70 Billion

“If we assume that Waymo can grow to 1% of global miles driven by 2030 (based on a fleet of three million cars each driving 65,000 miles a year) and that Waymo can generate on average ~$1.25 in revenue per mile driven, it implies a $70 billion Waymo enterprise value,” Nowak wrote. “More miles/year and revenue/mile could lead to an enterprise value of $140 billion.”

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Netflix vs. Disney vs. Google what is the Future of Entertainment?

Both entertainment models work but they each have serious drawbacks. Netflix has not figured out how to make its model pay; while Disney is unable to protect its market share. The data suggests that a combination of new and old models would work best.

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WWE shows why Old Media is dying

Investors need to pay attention to Matt Hardy, because his success might be repeated by any performer using open sourced media to totally disrupt the business. This professional wrestler from North Carolina might be showing us the future of entertainment.

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Will Minivans Save Fiat-Chrysler?

Minivans are more of a contrarian investment than you might think because they are the perfect vehicle for use in the ride-sharing business. A Chrysler Pacifica or Dodge City Master Pro; particularly one equipped with a diesel, electric or hybrid engine, would be the perfect Uber car. It can seat several passengers, it is stylish and there is plenty of room for luggage for the airport run.

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Android Pay in Singapore and at Walgreens

Android Pay is spreading to more retailers and banks in the United States. Its most popular feature will be a rather old fashioned one – the ability to get cash. According to Mashable, some customers will be able to get cash from Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) ATMs using Android Pay.

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Is Oracle still a Safe Investment?

Oracle’s biggest potential headache is a wrongful termination lawsuit; filed by its former Senior Finance Manager for North America Saas/Cloud Revenue, Svetlana Blackburn. The suit accuses Oracle of firing Blackburn for threatening to blow the whistle on “unlawful accounting practices.”

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