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The Human Voice Can Communicate 24 Emotions

Ooh, surprise! Those spontaneous sounds we make to express everything from elation (woohoo) to embarrassment (oops) say a lot more about what we’re feeling than previously understood, according to new UC Berkeley research. Proving that a sigh is not just a sigh, scientists conducted a statistical analysis of listener responses to more than 2,000 nonverbal exclamations known as “vocal bursts” and found they convey at least 24 kinds of emotion. Previous studies of vocal bursts set the number of r...
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Facebook usage is slowly dwindling — but Instagram is booming (FB)

The average time people are spending on Facebook is continuing to decline. That's according to a new survey from financial services firm Cowen. But Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, is growing healthily. The data underlines the stark contrast between the scandal-rocked core Facebook social network and its buzzy sister app. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Facebook and Instagram are currently following very different paths. Time spent on the core Facebook app by its 1...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, California, US, Trends, Deutsche Bank, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, HARRIS, Cowen, John Blackledge, Cowen But Instagram the Facebook


Intel Rises to 19-Year High as Analysts Praise 5G Mobile Exit

(Bloomberg) -- Investors are cheering Intel Corp.’s decision to hang up on the 5G smartphone modem business, sending shares toward the highest level since the dot-com boom of 2000. The move, which follows the settlement of drawn-out patent disputes between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc., suggests to Cowen analyst Matthew Ramsay that Intel is now “breathing an operational sigh of relief.”
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OTT adoption is showing the first signs of slowing, and that could be a warning sign for Disney and WarnerMedia

OTT adoption is showing the first signs of slowing, according to a new survey report from analysts at Cowen. For the past five months, cord cutting has remained generally flat, the report noted. This suggests that the pricing for soon-to-be-launched services from Apple TV+, WarnerMedia, NBC, and Disney+ is especially important. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. OTT adoption is showing the first signs of slowing, and that may be a warning sign for the newest streamin...
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Apple's App Store downloads went into decline, possibly for the first time ever

Apple's App Store downloads went into decline, possibly for the first time ever, according to research by Morgan Stanley. Apple recently stopped providing device unit sales data and asked people to focus on revenue success instead. Apple's services division — App Store downloads, music, and iTunes — is a key revenue driver that the company hoped would offset declining handset sales. But App Store revenue growth is decelerating, too. Analysts are expressing doubts about the power of Apple's myt...
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Snap's AR gamble, Verizon Media pitches advertisers, and 5G confusion

Hello! Welcome to the Advertising and Media Insider newsletter, where we catch you up on all the big stories our team's been working on this past week. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. If you have tips or feedback, email me at [email protected] Snap has been having popularity problems with users, advertisers, and creators. Its stab at wearables, with Spectacles, was a flop. Last week Tanya Dua attended Snap's first Creators Summit, a big step by the app...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Youtube, North Korea, Trends, Comcast, Magic Leap, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Adam Bain, Whipple, Ott, Don, Kim Jong, Google Apple


The upcoming 'battle for the home' pits Comcast against Amazon and Google — and the cable giant has one big advantage

Cable companies like Comcast and Charter could take a leading role in managing in-home broadband IoT, according to a new Cowen analyst note. With the proliferation of smart devices like TVs, voice assistants, and thermostats, cable companies have an enormous opportunity to provide a single interface for device management. Cable companies already own the connectivity into the home and have a relationship with customers that they can capitalize on to offer an additional service. The next...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Europe, US, Trends, Comcast, Cowen, Business Insider Intelligence, Alexa Google Home, Fraser Stirling


Amazon's Alexa can now schedule doctor's appointments and give you updates on your prescription drug shipments

Amazon on Thursday said it had added healthcare skills to its Alexa voice assistant.  Now, Alexa can schedule doctor's appointments or track when a prescription is set to be delivered. Amazon's working with organizations like Providence St. Joseph Health and Express Scripts to start.   The move to expand Alexa's skills to include healthcare-based ones comes at a time when Amazon is getting deeper into healthcare.  Alexa can now schedule doctors visits and check on your prescription shipment. ...
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iPhone 5G release may be pushed back to 2021

In a new investor note from Timothy Arcuri (obtained via CNBC), the UBS analyst writes that supply challenges may force Apple to delay its 5G compatible iPhone until 2021. With Apple still entangled in a legal battle with Qualcomm, Arcuri articulates that Intel may not be able to supply 5G modems at the scale Apple needs. What's more, Arcuri writes that striking a deal with other 5G modem providers like MediaTek represents an "unlikely solution."Consequently, Arcuri believes that there is an...
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Intel, Ubs, Huawei, Qualcomm, Cnbc, Mediatek, Cowen, Arcuri, Timothy Arcuri, Matthew Ramsay, Qualcomm Arcuri


AT&T is expanding its broadband network, and analysts say Comcast and Charter could lose millions of subscribers as a result

Cable giants Comcast and Charter could lose customers to AT&T as it builds out its fiber broadband network, Cowen analysts said in a new research note. AT&T could steal about 1 million customers from Comcast, 1 million from Charter, and 200,000 from Altice by 2023. But cable companies have a speed advantage over telcos, which will help them fight back. Cable companies could be in danger of losing millions of their broadband customers as AT&T builds out its broadband fiber network. In a new ...
Tags: Fcc, Trends, Comcast, McDonald, AT T, Altice, DirecTV, Cowen, Tubi


AT&T could engage in 'aggressive share stealing' as it builds its broadband network, and analysts say Comcast and Charter could lose millions of subscribers

Cable giants Comcast and Charter could lose customers to AT&T as it builds out its fiber broadband network, Cowen analysts said in a new research note. AT&T could steal about 1 million customers from Comcast, 1 million from Charter, and 200,000 from Altice by 2023. But cable companies have a speed advantage over telcos, which will help them fight back. Cable companies could be in danger of losing millions of their broadband customers as AT&T builds out its broadband fiber network. In a new ...
Tags: Fcc, Trends, Comcast, AT T, Altice, DirecTV, Cowen, Tubi


A Silicon Valley company says it has a 'flavor solution' to an emerging problem with the $1 billion CBD industry (AMRS)

Amyris, a Silicon Valley-based company that uses living things to make sweetener and face cream, is the latest company to dive into lab-grown marijuana. Several startups have said they aim to produce marijuana compounds like CBD and THC in a lab without the need for a farm. This month, Amyris has inked a $300 million deal with a new startup to make lab-grown CBD. A key focus is the beverage industry, Amyris' CEO told Business Insider. The race is on to make marijuana's active ingredients with...
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A Silicon Valley company that turns living things into products says it has a solution to the CBD industry’s flavor problem (AMRS)

Amyris, a Silicon Valley-based company that uses living things to make sweetener and face cream, is the latest company to dive into lab-grown marijuana. Several startups have said they aim to produce marijuana compounds like CBD and THC in a lab without the need for a farm. This month, Amyris has inked a $300 million deal with a new startup to make lab-grown CBD. A key focus is the beverage industry, Amyris' CEO told Business Insider. The race is on to make marijuana's active ingredients with...
Tags: Boston, Softbank, Trends, Intel, Walgreens, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, University Of California, AMyris, Cvs, Melo, Cowen, AMRS, John Melo, ASR Group, Shaklee


Report: Grindr’s Chinese owner Kunlun is selling the dating app after CFIUS raised personal data concerns

Grindr, the popular dating app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, looks like it might be changing hands again, a year after it was acquired at a valuation of $245 million. According to a report in Reuters, Grindr’s owner Kunlun is looking for a buyer of the company after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) determined that having the app owned by a Chinese company poses a national security risk. Kunlun originally acquired a 60 percent stake in the compan...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Government, China, US, United States, Opera, Bumble, Huawei, Grindr, Qualcomm


Class action roundup

Supreme Court remands Frank v. Gaos to lower court on standing issue, thus sidestepping cy pres question; dissenting from per curiam ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas writes that cy pres payments are “not a form of relief to the absent class members and should not be treated as such (including when calculating attorney’s fees)” [opinion; Ronald Mann, SCOTUSBlog] New Manhattan Institute report details problems with cy pres, including its use to support ideologically fraught groups and those advan...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, US, Department Of Justice, Class Actions, Frank, U S Department of Justice, Larry, Lenny, Clarence Thomas, Cowen, Ronald Mann, GAOS, Cy Pres, Class Action Settlements


A product Comcast launched 2 years ago was supposed to disrupt AT&T and Verizon's business — now experts see it as something totally different

Comcast's cell phone service got off to a fast start, but doesn't pose a threat to the wireless market, Cowen analysts say. The service, Xfinity Mobile, launched in 2017 and had 1.2 million customers by the end of 2018. It turns out Comcast is using the service to retain its existing customers rather than stealing ones from other providers, according to a research note. When Comcast launched its Xfinity Mobile cellular service in 2017, Wall Street analysts predicted its customer base would s...
Tags: Verizon, US, Trends, Comcast, Xfinity, Mvno, Cavanaugh, AT T, Cowen, Mike Cavanaugh, Xfinity Mobile, Cowen Xfinity Mobile


A tale of two companies: Domo's stock skyrocketed 21%, while Cloudera's stock dropped almost 20%. Here's why Wall Street is paying close attention to both (DOMO, CLDR)

After Cloudera and Domo reported their quarterly earnings on Wednesday, both companies saw dramatically different stock movements the next day. Domo, which makes a cloud tool for tracking business information, saw its stock rise about 21% in trading on Thursday. Shares of Cloudera, which makes software for analyzing huge amounts of information, dropped about 20%. Investors are skeptical about the Cloudera-Hortonworks merger, but they are confident about Domo's new enterprise sales strategy. ...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Trends, CIO, Hortonworks, Wood, Amazon Web Services, Domo, Cloudera, Ives, Cowen, Wedbush Securities, Dan Ives, J Derrick Wood, Hortonworks Meanwhile Domo


Apple Gains for Fifth Day as Cowen Touts Growth in Services

At current levels, Apple is trading at its highest level since early December. “We view the Services business as an investable long-term theme as EPS contributions can double to $6 by fiscal year 2021, and increasing recurring revenues should drive a higher multiple,” analyst Krish Sankar wrote.
Tags: Apple, Science, Cowen, Krish Sankar


Wall Street thinks the FDA's latest crackdown on e-cigarettes might actually be good news for Juul

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration's outgoing chief announced moves that would crack down further on flavored versions of e-cigarettes, such as Juul products. Juul products represent 80% of the e-cigarette market. In advance of the FDA's announcement, the company chose to pull its fruit-flavored varieties from retail stores last fall. Wall Street analysts think the FDA's moves could positively influence Juul by "leveling the playing field" with other e-cigarette makers, who may now...
Tags: Wall Street, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Jefferies, Juul, Blu, Altria, Stifel, Cowen, Vype, Vuse, British American Tobacco and Imperial, Vype Vuse


Wall Street thinks the FDA's latest crackdown on e-cigs might actually be good news for Juul

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration's outgoing chief announced moves that would crack down further on flavored versions of e-cigarettes like the Juul. Juul products currently represent 80% of the e-cigarette market. In advance of the FDA's announcement, the company chose to pull its flavored fruit varieties from retail stores last fall. Wall Street analysts think the FDA's moves could positively impact Juul by "leveling the playing field" with other e-cig makers, who may now need to...
Tags: Wall Street, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Jefferies, Juul, Blu, Altria, Stifel, Cowen, Juul Juul, British American Tobacco and Imperial, Vype Vuse


3 Marijuana Stocks That Beat Aurora Cannabis to Profitability

Aurora Cannabis might be Cowen's top pick, but the investment bank has overlooked other profitable pot stocks.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Cowen, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Aurora Cannabis, 4aa1b695-d6ec-5fc1-9253-1a59b9912fa3


'End us now': DirecTV employees fear its death as AT&T gets ready to build off its giant WarnerMedia deal

AT&T has finally closed its $85 billion Time Warner acquisition and looks se t to launch a streaming service from WarnerMedia at the end of 2019. But employees from an earlier nearly $50 billion dollar deal for DirecTV are wondering what that might mean for them.  DirecTV had its worst subscriber losses in history in the fourth quarter of 2018, when it shed 650,000 customers. Current and former employees of the company say DirecTV's problems are in part self-imposed. They say AT&T leve...
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Apple’s 5G iPhone may face some interesting supply challenges

With the rest of the mobile world scrambling to embrace 5G in 2019, it's no secret that Apple is in no rush to roll out iPhones with 5G support anytime soon. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that Apple didn't embrace 3G with the original iPhone and took its sweet time before embracing 4G LTE with the iPhone 5. Truthfully, Apple's strategy with respect to 5G is perfectly understandable given that broad coverage for 5G across the country is going to take some time. I...
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Bloomberg, Intel, Huawei, Qualcomm, Mediatek, Ramsay, Cowen, Matthew Ramsay, Truthfully Apple


Apple Is a Year Away From a 5G iPhone and Could Struggle to Find Parts For It

Added analyst Matthew Ramsay, “our industry contacts at MWC remained as surprised as we are that Apple is in this situation,” referring to the Mobile World Congress, a conference dedicated to the wireless industry. Shares of Apple fell 0.2 percent in early trading. Apple’s first option, Cowen wrote, is to “launch 18 months after 5G competition with an inferior modem from Intel likely without mmWave capabilities,” referring to the band of spectrum that can be used for 5G’s high-speed wireless c...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Cowen, Matthew Ramsay


Regulators are gearing up to decide how to handle the $1 billion CBD industry, whose lotions and cookies currently exist in a legal haze

In a congressional hearing this week, regulators said they would discuss their approach to policing the $1 billion CBD industry at a meeting in April. CBD is a compound found in marijuana and hemp that's valued for its purported wellness benefits. The April meeting could help clear the legal haze surrounding the CBD market, according to Wall Street analysts. Although it doesn't get you high, CBD has been linked with potentially therapeutic properties and is the main ingredient in the first fed...
Tags: Wall Street, US, Trends, Fda, Donald Trump, Congressional, US Food and Drug Administration, Cowen, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, FDA Foods


Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open the door to new treatments for devastating diseases

Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley have for the first time created cannabis compounds in a lab, instead of by harvesting them from a plant. They detailed their work, which uses synthetic biology, in a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. If the technique can be scaled, it could transform the marijuana industry by allowing scientists to explore little-known cannabis compounds and manufacture those like THC and CBD for less money. Several other startups have annou...
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Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open to the door to new treatments for devastating diseases

Scientists at UC Berkeley have for the first time created cannabis compounds in a lab, instead of by harvesting them from a plant. They detailed their work, which uses synthetic biology, in a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. If the technique can be scaled, it would likely transform the marijuana industry by allowing scientists to explore little-known cannabis compounds and also manufacture those like THC and CBD for less money. Several other startups have announced similar effo...
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Wall Street thinks the $1 billion market for CBD could explode to $16 billion by 2025

In a new report, analysts at the investment bank Cowen highlight a marijuana and hemp compound called CBD as a massive opportunity for growth. The analysts estimate that the US market for CBD will skyrocket from a current value of roughly $1-2 billion to $16 billion by 2025. The science on CBD's therapeutic benefits remains somewhat unclear, however. The FDA has only approved one CBD-based drug. Called Epidiolex, it's used to treat rare forms of epilepsy. Wall Street is seeing green. In a new...
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Elon Musk says ‘something is broken’ at the SEC after the agency asked a judge to hold him in contempt of court (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is feuding once again with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The billionaire tweeted early Tuesday that 'something is broken' at the stock regulator.  On Monday, the SEC accused Musk of violating his agreement stemming from last year's attempt to take the company private.  Just hours after the US’ top stock market regulator asked a federal judge to hold him in contempt, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that 'something is broken' with the Securities and Exchange Commissio...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Bloomberg News, Cowen, Securities and Exchange Commission This, Tesla Jeff Osborne


Verizon just shared new details with Wall Street its 5G strategy but also walked back a key projection

At an analyst event on Thursday, Verizon announced it would launch mobile 5G service in more than 30 US cities this year. It expects to release the first 5G-capable smartphone in the first half of the year. Verizon also walked back previous comments about plans to grow its new 5G Home service. Verizon will launch its mobile 5G network in more than 30 US cities in 2019 , the company said at an event it held for investors on Thursday. Verizon didn't identify the cities or how much the se...
Tags: Verizon, US, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Matt Ellis, Kyle, Cowen, Hans Vestberg, Verizon CTO, Kyle Malady, Colby Synesael