Will Microsoft (MSFT) Make Money from GitHub?

In addition, Microsoft can offer next generation solutions such as Linux, the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, the internet of things (IoT), sidechains, and memached servers through GitHub. Another lucrative use of GitHub is joint ventures.

For example, Microsoft and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) are entering into a five-year strategic cloud partnership called 4.co. In 4.co engineers from both companies will develop internal apps utilizing Microsoft Azure and migrate Walmart operations the cloud, VentureBeat reports.

The 4.co team can leverage GitHub by using it to hire developers and make money by selling apps through GitHub. Moreover, the 4.co could greatly increase its brainpower and expertise with GitHub developers.

Planned 4.co projects that could leverage GitHub include internal chatbots, food-spoilage tracking, sensors, and improvements to Microsoft’s register-less ordering. The 4.co team will operate out of an office in Austin, Texas.

Thus GitHub is worth the risks for Microsoft. In particular, GitHub greatly increases Microsoft’s R&D capabilities without massive investments in new facilities or people

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Is Exxon-Mobil (XOM) Making Money?

Money rather than moral outrage is the probable motivation for the lawsuits. Exxon-Mobil’s (XOM) financial numbers indicate the company is generating a lot of money.

For example, Exxon-Mobil reports a free cash flow of $2.853 billion; and an operating cash flow of $7.78 billion, for 2nd Quarter 2018. Moreover, Exxon-Mobil earned a $23.799 billion gross profit on $73.501 billion in revenues during the 2nd Quarter.

Exxon-Mobile received a $3.95 billion net income and a $6.659 billion in operating income in 2nd Quarter 2018. However, Exxon-Mobile had only $3.43 billion in cash and short-term investments on June 30, 2018.

Therefore, Exxon-Mobil is not making that much money for a company that generated $244.363 billion in revenue in 2017. Exxon-Mobil generates a lot of revenues but it does not keep that much money in the bank.

Another problem is that Exxon-Mobil’s high revenue growth (26.56% in 2nd Quarter 2018) is not translating into cash. The return on Exxon-Mobil’s revenues is low.

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MasterCard (MA) Kills Signatures, is it a Good Investment?

MasterCard’s actions doom signatures because there were 618 million MasterCard (MA) credit cards worldwide in 2nd Quarter 2018. In addition, there are 218 MasterCard credit cards in the United States, Statista estimates.

The lack of signatures shows MasterCard (NYSE: MA) has one of the world’s largest and most advanced payments platforms. For example MasterCard claims its payment network serves 2010 countries.

Unfortunately, I was not able to learn how transactions a second MasterCard’s network process. On the other hand, Visa (NYSE: V) claims to process 24,000 transactions a second.

Therefore, it is safe to assume that MasterCard processes around 24,000 transactions a second. I make this conclusion because MasterCard and Visa presumably uses technology with similar capabilities.

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American Express is a Great Dividend Stock

That attention to value and customer’s needs is American Express’s true value.

Specifically, Amex understands that its customers are human beings with specific needs and desires. American Express buys its customers’ loyalty with attention to their needs.

To put it differently, American Express owes its continued success to good old-fashioned customer service. Amex justifies its interest rates and fees with a high level of customer service.

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How to Create a Money-Saving Budget

Budgets can be created in software like Quicken or GnuCash, or you can use a simple spreadsheet.

Even without these options, you need a way to determine where the money is going every month. Creating a budget with software can give you more control of your finances and let you visualize how you can save money. So, what are the steps to creating a budget?

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How Much Money is Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) making?

Both Lowe’s and Home Depot should be scared of the 20,000 vans Amazon wants to put on the road. Those vehicles will enable Amazon to deliver merchandise directly to homeowners, landlords, and small contractors. Such people are Lowe’s core customers.

On the positive side, there are many ways that technology will help Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) fight Amazon.

Lowes (NYSE: LOW) is in an excellent position to fend off Amazon because of its cash flow.

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What Cryptocurrency Speculators can learn from the Dot.com Crash

Crashes, bubbles, and busts have little impact on technology’s long-term development. Looking back from 2018, the dot.com bust did not slow ecommerce’s development.

Crashes and busts will make cryptocurrency stronger. For example, the dot.com bust killed off most of the weak, fraudulent, and unrealistic internet stocks. For instance, garbage like Pets.com, Boo.com and Webvan went down the drain. On other hand, good companies like Amazon got stronger.

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Simple Money Saving Tips to Give Your Budget A Serious Boost

: We all know that saving money is important. But actually doing it is the hard part. We’ve put together this in-depth guide to help you save more money.

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Is IBM Making Money?

If it can be widely deployed the technology behind Project Debater will have numerous business uses. Those uses include customer service, telemarketing, polling, research, and advising lawyers or political leaders.

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The NIVDIA Money Machine Keeps Rolling

The next money-making frontier for NVIDIA is the cloud. The company’s new superfast HGX-2 chips are made to operate artificial intelligence (AI) in the cloud.
The potential market for the HGX-2 is vast because there were 390 web-scale data centers worldwide in December 2017, TechCrunch reported. That number increased by 90 to 390 in 2017 and it is expected to increase by around 100 again in 2018.
There are currently 24 hyperscale firms giant data-oriented companies like Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Palintir, Tencent Holdings, IBM, etc. each of which operated around 16 data centers a piece, TechCrunch calculated. The average large datacenter contained around 5,000 servers.

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