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Sohn Conference Briefly Distracts From Barrage of Earnings — ICYMI

“Ahead of earnings, the Department of Justice dropped an investigation into eSIM cards on major telecoms providing an awkward backdrop for first-quarter earnings” writes Michael Brown for thestreet.com. TheStreet explore the issue in our walk-up, and covers earnings for the Action Alerts PLUS holding in a live blog here.Wall Street prepared to enter the heart of U.S. corporate earnings season, though investors were also welcoming the new week with a slew of corporate news.The Sohn Investing conference was off and running Monday. Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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High-profile investors bet on stocks tied to millennials: Sohn Conference

“Against a background of more volatile markets and worries that some of the biggest hedge fund managers are nursing losses this year, many in the audience focused on the smaller, better-performing investors like Oleg Nodelman” reports businessinsider.com. Alexander Captain, who runs Cat Rock Capital Management, introduced Dutch company Takeaway.com NV while Lin Ran, who runs Half Sky Capital, pitched GrubHub Inc , the parent company of Seamless. Nodelman, founder and managing Director of EcoR1 Capital LLC, whose fund returned a reported 53 percent last year, announced a long bet on…

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Monday Memo: Earnings from Alaska Air, Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks and Microsoft, plus Seattle-area home prices and 2 IPOs

“WEDNESDAY: Boeing reports its first-quarter earnings” writes The Seattle Times for seattletimes.com. In a 7:30 a.m. teleconference, CEO Dennis Muilenburg will report a strong position in the commercial-airplane market.In an 8:30 a.m. teleconference, CEO Brad Tilden is expected to announce that full integration of the two airlines’ passenger-service systems is close, which will fully merge their reservation systems. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Employers don’t understand the ‘black box’ behind rising drug prices, and are fed up

“Numerous studies have found that working Americans are paying more each year for health care services, which is putting pressure on household budgets” writes Christina Farr for cnbc.com. Employers are fed up with the U.S. health care system.They asked tough questions, held companies in the drug supply chain to task, and seemed eager to learn about its complexities.But the most of the conversations were focused on a more pressing issue: The rising cost of drugs.If the tech giant steps up to the plate to become a distributor of complex health…

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Cybersecurity conference exposed attendee info via a garbage app because of course it did

“Notably, this isn’t the first time the RSA Conference has blundered with its conference app” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. But maybe, just maybe, a conference dedicated to computer security and encryption should know better than to leave attendee information exposed via its conference mobile app.”Let me remind you of the RSA Conference 2014 app that downloaded all attendees’ names into SQLite DB.” And, to make matters worse, this wasn’t the only problem members of the cybersecurity community had with the conference app. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Voicera acquires AI notetaker Wrappup to boost meeting summary on iOS and Android

“Voicera today announced it has acquired Wrappup to expand its meeting assistant Eva to the AI note-taking app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. One member of the Wrappup team will move to the United States to work with Voicera in its Menlo Park, California office.Eva can be instructed during meetings to do things like record action items, but the integration of Wrappup will automate the discovery of meeting action items. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Next Block Conference – Unlocking Blockchain Technology

“Next Block Conference represents the first blockchain event organized by Cryptovest, in partnership with Krypton Events” reports financemagnates.com. Whether you want to learn about cryptocurrencies or understand the technology and legalities behind them, Next Block Conference in Kyiv is the place to be.The unique one-day event will help unlock blockchain technology for the masses with help from top experts, executives and industry leaders, holding in-depth panel discussions on a wide variety of topics. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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Dynavax shares rise 14% on promising cancer conference data

“Another abstract from the company showed “encouraging” durability of responses to SD-101 in melanoma, he noted” writes Emma Court for marketwatch.com. DVAX, -4.82% shares rose 14% in premarket trade Monday after the company released promising data in conjunction with the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, happening this week. Dynavax shares have surged 34.8% over the last three months but slumped 0.5% month-to-date, compared with a 4.3% decline in the S&P 500 SPX, -0.29% over the last three months and a 0.6% month-to-date rise.New results for the company’s immuno-oncology…

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2018 MWC football power rankings: Who can stop Boise State?

“Boise State is the defending conference champion and might have the best offensive and defensive players in the conference (QB Brett Rypien and rush end Curtis Weaver, respectively, though there are certainly other candidates for those titles)” writes Apr Edt for sbnation.com. The Broncos have the conference’s best recruiting to lean on and boast probably the most balanced, athletic roster.At the end of each conference previews run-through, I take a look at how I perceive the conference’s balance of power heading into the season. Source: sbnation.com Share This:

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Auto industry lawyers warn automated driving hype will be a legal matter

“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc and Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The crash cranked up pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to prove its software and sensors are safe.Any litigation arising from accidents involving fully or partially automated vehicles could also pit software suppliers against vehicle manufacturers.Fully automated vehicles are not expected to become available to consumers…

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