Ford And Volkswagen Enter Self-Driving Car Joint Venture

Following the news that auto giants Daimler AG and the BMW Group have signed a deal to develop next-generation automated driving technology together, the Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG have announced that they are partnering on autonomous vehicle technology too.

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Toyota, Denso Form Venture To Create Advanced Chips For Self-Driving And Connected Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. announced plans on Wednesday to form a joint venture to develop the next-generation semiconductors for future connected and self-driving vehicles. Denso, one of the world's largest auto suppliers, will own 51% of the new business with Toyota to own the remaining portion.

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Three Take-Aways From A Clean Energy Venture Capitalist

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to speak with Amy Francetic, founder and managing director of a Chicago-based clean energy investing venture capital firm called Energize Ventures, and the co-founder of the Clean Energy Trust, a Midwestern-focused non-profit clean energy accelerator.

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Cigna Invests In GNS Healthcare Precision Medicine Venture

Cigna joined the parade of health insurance companies and biotech giants backing GNS Healthcare, a technology firm applying machine learning to healthcare through precision medicine.

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What This Centi-Billionaire Fashion Magnate Can Teach You About Investing

There are 2,208 billionaires on earth, according to Forbes. But only three are rich enough to qualify as "centi-billionaires"-worth $100 billion or more. Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos is number one. Microsoft founder (MSFT) Bill Gates is number two. Number three will probably surprise you.

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Why Broadcom's Rumored $15-Billion Acquisition Of Symantec Makes Sense

Symantec Corp. signage is displayed outside of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Why SoftBank Invested $300 Million In Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation (or RPA) is one of the hottest areas in the enterprise technology sector these days, reaching $1.3 billion this year, says Gartner.According to the market research firm, RPA software revenue grew 63.1% in 2018 to $846 million, making it the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market, with the top-five RPA vendors (UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, NICE, Pegasystems) controlling 47% of the market.

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AAII Sentiment Survey: Individual Investors' Expectations Nearly Unchanged

Individual investors' expectations about the short-term direction of the stock market are nearly unchanged from a week ago. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey only shows fractional changes in optimism and pessimism.

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Centene Invests Larger Stake In European Healthcare

Centene has increased its investment in Ribera Salud Group in Spain as the U.S. health insurer expands its international healthcare business. Centene said it now owns 90% of Ribera Salud, which provides "private management of government-sponsored healthcare in Spain and Slovakia," the company's website says.

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Bitcoin's Pullback Below $10,000 Positive For Investors

Bitcoin prices fell to less than $10,000 today, down close to 30% from their recent high of nearly $14,000 reached on Wednesday, June 26th. The digital currency dropped to $9,986.26 at roughly 11:40 a.m. EDT, CoinDesk data shows.

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Boeing Backs Away From Zunum Aero, Founders Struggle To Raise Money After Laying Off Staff

Zunum Aero won millions in funding from Boeing and JetBlue and glowing press coverage for its plans to build a 12-seat hybrid-electric airplane that it said would enable affordable short-haul passenger service between smaller cities.

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How To Start Investing In Currencies

Investing in currencies may sound like a lucrative, exotic venture – and it can be – but it takes knowledge, skill, and experience to succeed. At one time, the forex market was largely dominated by institutional investors and banks, but now, there are online brokerages and margin trading accounts that have made this form of investing accessible to everyone.

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One Mistake Led This Entrepreneur To Build A $3.5 Billion Business

Kristo Käärmann is the co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. A fintech startup that has gone from bootstrapping to saving users over $1 billion a year when transferring money.

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Marc Andreessen And Bradley Tusk Invest In New $25 Million Vices Fund

Venture capital firm Vice Ventures has launched a $25 million fund that will focus on early-stage startups from non-traditional verticals including, cannabis, alcohol, CBD, e-sports, addiction recovery, sex tech, and others. The fund does not invest in products that are intended to hurt people, though, Founding Partner Catharine Dockery told Bloomberg TV, bringing up the example of guns.

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The Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF Targets $122: How The Pieces Add Up

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself.

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