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Chip pricing trends could boost AMD, Nvidia and Micron results: analyst

“Chip pricing trends remain strong, according to Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh, and he thinks that could bode well for Advanced Micro Devices Inc” writes Emily Bary for marketwatch.com. Sold-state drive (SSD) pricing looks “robust,” Rakesh wrote, and “should be a tailwind for Micron and WDC.” Meanwhile, regarding graphics processing unit (GPU) pricing, Rakesh thinks the trends continue to suggest “tight inventory and availability.”.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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BARCLAYS: Google search data has a ‘very high correlation’ with Netflix’s US subscriber growth

“Google search data on the streaming service has shown a “very high correlation” with Netflix’s subscriber growth in the US, according to a report distributed Thursday by Barclays analysts led by Kannan Venkateshwar” writes John Lynch for businessinsider.com. If you’re looking to forecast Netflix’s growth over time, you might look to Google Trends for some guidance.The firm found that domestic Google Trends data for the word “Netflix” in one quarter tended to be predictive of Netflix’s growth in subscribers for the following quarter.While Barclays found the relationship between Google Trends…

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Edmunds highlights top car tech trends from CES 2018

“The cellular vehicle-to-everything technology also has the ability to communicate at short range, even when there is no cellular signal” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Ford also is announcing plans to adopt what’s called “cellular vehicle-to-everything” technology (C-V2X for short) in the coming years.Ford believes that cellular vehicle-to-everything technology is the key to getting more automakers to commit to connected-car systems and to standardize the technology that will be used. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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5 job trends to watch for in 2018

“While some industries and many individuals continue to struggle, 2017 saw the job market get even stronger” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. RELATED: 12 cities with the most job openings That does not mean the labor market is all good or in any way stagnant.That’s true in some technology jobs, healthcare, e-commerce, and key professional services, according to data from Glassdoor.If you are currently in the workforce or plan to enter it or change jobs in 2018, there are some things you need to know. Source: aol.com Share This:

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2017’s dumbest food trends

“Made from sugar and food colouring, this one is likely to continue into the new year, which is yet another reason to hibernate until spring” writes Felicity Cloake for theguardian.com. It’s rare I agree with Gordon Ramsay on something these days, but “unicorns are meant for children’s tales, not foods”. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Videogame stocks in 2018: Trends seem good for publishers, bad for retailers

“He wrote in a note to clients earlier this month his team expects 10% to 15% growth in videogame digital downloads in 2018” writes Tech Reporter for marketwatch.com. That seems to bode well for the large publishers, but not so much for retailers like GameStop Corp.The trend is not good for retailers that specialize in games such as GameStop, or chains such as Target Corp.Both Olson and Wingren suggest buying stocks in the three large publishers, which have significantly outperformed the market of late, as with the rest of tech. Source:…

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