Is Facebook losing the Audience it needs most?

What’s truly frightening is that Facebook’s audience decline is accelerating. eMarketer predicted that the Social Network will lose 2.1 million members of Generation Z (Americans under 25) in 2018.

The potential losses include 9.3% of users under 11; 5.6% of the users between 12 and 17, and 5.8% of those between 18 and 24, Recode noted. This means that the younger the person is, the less likely he or she is to go near Facebook.

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Should we Tax Data or Advertising to Fund Basic Income?

“We could hold Google and Facebook and all those big multinationals accountable; we could make sure that people; like those who are currently ‘voluntarily’ contributing their data to pump up companies’ profits are given something that is adequate to support their livelihoods in exchange,” Fuller said.

Fuller’s idea makes a lot of sense because most of those companies’ values come from the data they collect and disseminate. Figuring out how to charge a tax on that data will be difficult because much of its value is theoretical.

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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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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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Is AMD Making Money?

Those seeking a cheap means of investing in autonomous vehicles would be better served by Ford (NYSE: F) which as trading at $11.94 a share on September 25, 2017, but reported a net income of $3.803 billion and a free cash flow of $4.057 billion on June 30, 2017.

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Tesla to Add AI to Cars

“When I visit campuses and speak to the AI experts, there is a median year of 2050 where they think the self-learning capability of AI will be singular and will be at human-level intelligence,” Breyer said at Institutional Investor and CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference on 20 September. “So, 2050? Does it happen? There are a lot of people who don’t think that is the case. It is median data from some of the best AI researchers in the world.”

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PayPal Keeps Growing and Growing

That situation is great for PayPal because it creates vast numbers of new customers. People who get used to paying for everything via their phones will start using PayPal for their banking and online payments. A major opportunity for PayPal is to serve as a pass through solution through which the proceeds of cryptocurrency transactions enter the traditional financial system.

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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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Zuckerberg backs Basic Income

“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” the billionaire said. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.”

“We’re going to change jobs many times, so we need affordable childcare to get to work and healthcare that aren’t tied to one company,” Zuckerberg said. “We’re all going to make mistakes, so we need a society that focuses less on locking us up or stigmatizing us. And as technology keeps changing, we need to focus more on continuous education throughout our lives.”

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