These Tech Startups Want to Sell You Their Life Insurance

By Leslie Scism and Alexandra Bruell

Technology startups are ready to challenge traditional life insurers head on.

Bestow Inc. and Dayforward Inc. are making the leap to become life-insurance carriers, a move away from a model where startups only sell traditional insurers’ policies.

The companies are banking on their versions of online technology for sizing up the risk of insurance…

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Stock Market Books Tell The Story: A Generational Bull Market Is Starting

By John S. Tobey

Tracking new investing books can be rewarding. New editions ride a popularity wave (to maximize sales), so they reflect well the market environment.

Additionally, new books reveal investors’ emotions, particularly in times of bull market euphoria and bear market distress. The insight gained helps maintain composure and produce timely, contrarian decisions and actions .

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Rescuers Search for 30 Trapped Miners in Zimbabwe

By VOA News

Rescuers are trying to reach at least 30 miners in Zimbabwe trapped underground after a shaft in an outdated gold mine collapsed.

Relatives of those trapped have been holding vigil since late Wednesday, when the accident occurred in the town of Bindura, well north of the capital, Harare.

The French news agency Agence France-Presse reports the head of Zimbabwe’s miners’ federation, Wellington Takavarasha, said Thursday that six people have been rescued.

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Bitcoin price dives back under $16,900 as whale deposits spike again

By JOSEPH YOUNG

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $16,900 again on Nov. 27 across top exchanges, including Binance. The recent pullback comes as whale exchange deposits started to increase.

Ki Young Ju, the CEO of CryptoQuant, reported that the All Exchange Inflows Mean indicator reached the “danger zone.” Historically, this caused BTC to suffer short-term corrections.

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It’s Time For Tech To Help Us Understand What’s In The Food We Eat

By Greg Shewmaker

It’s never been easier to find information. Technological advancements have allowed us to quickly dig deep into just about everything we’re interested in, and advances in artificial intelligence and machine language have made information even faster. Yet with all this information available to us, we still can’t answer the most fundamental question of what is actually inside of the food we eat.

Informed Decisions

Data is available for virtually anything we tune our senses to. Apps tell us the names of the songs we can’t get out of our heads, show us the names of the constellations overhead and recognize millions of products just by barcode. Consumers have multitudes of information to help them make the best, most personal choice.

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Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Jumped Over 30% Today

By Howard Smith

What happened

After jumping 32% earlier in the session, shares of Canadian pot company Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) remain up 21% as of 10:50 a.m. EST. The stock has been on a bumpy ride this year. Though shares are down 65% year to date, they have jumped about 80% just since the U.S. election on Nov. 3. 

So what

And the election is still moving shares today. News that the Trump administration has officially cleared the way for a transition to the Biden presidency gives investors in marijuana companies more optimism for the industry. 

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How 5G is making the cloud edgy

By Steve Alexander 

2020 has changed every aspect of life, and this is particularly true when it comes to the way we work. Gone are the centralized office environments as we once knew them; now, the daily workplace has now been relocated to suburban residences that are distributed throughout our cities and towns. Because of this change, network traffic has been shifted out of city business districts and into the home office environment. With people working remotely, applications that were once accessed only in a controlled office building or campus must now be accessed from virtually anywhere. Employees today expect the same seamless connection enjoyed in the traditional in-office experience, with thousands more touch points than before. For network providers and the people responsible keeping all these employees connected this means they have their work cut out for them.

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Election Post-Mortem And Cannabis: Experts Weigh In On What May Come Next

By Iris Dorbian

Two weeks ago, cannabis emerged as the big winner in the November 3rd election as voters in New Jersey, Arizona, Montana and South Dakota voted to legalize adult-use marijuana while Mississippi approved the sale of medical cannabis. To make this victory even sweeter for this space comes a new bullish forecast from New Frontier Data, a leading cannabis researcher, which estimates that the U.S. market will pull in $38.3 billion by 2025, a more than 9 percent increase from its previous projection of $35.1 billion.

What else could be coming down the pike for this industry? Several top cannabis professionals and experts weigh in with their prognostications.

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