Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Are Investing in Fintech Firm Acorns

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Are Investing in Fintech Firm Acorns

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Acorns Grow Inc. RZI 4.44% wants to go viral. It has enlisted A-Rod and J.Lo to help. Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are buying a stake in the California-based company, Acorns said Monday, joining an investor base that includes Ashton Kutcher, Bono and Kevin Durant. Acorns doesn’t just want celebrities as investors—it is also talking to some of them about designing financial products tailored to their interests. The influencer strategy is the brainchild of Acorns Chief Executive Noah Kerner, a onetime DJ for Ms. Lopez and a former head of marketing at WeWork Cos. He is trying to transform Acorns from a niche savings app that invests users’ spare change into a bank alternative used by 100 million consumers. “Our focus is getting everyday Americans saving and investing for the…
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Nokia 7.2 Case Renders Reveal a Round Triple-lens Camera Design

Nokia 7.2 Case Renders Reveal a Round Triple-lens Camera Design

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Julian Chokkattu/Digital TrendsThe budget market is a crowded space, but Nokia’s excellent phones have managed to stand out from the crowd. Last year’s Nokia 7.1 was an excellent budget handset, and was only replaced on our list of the best cheap phones by the emergence of Google’s exceptional Pixel 3a. Nokia’s not going to take that lying down, and rumors are coming in of an updated budget smartphone with a new look, powerful internals, and a potential triple-lens camera. Here’s everything we know about the Nokia 7.2. Design The latest look at the Nokia 7.2 has come through an ever-popular leak medium: The humble protective case render. First highlighted by Nokia Power User, the cases from Gesma show a thin device with a notched display, a rear-based fingerprint scanner, and…
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Stocks to Watch: Nordstrom, DXC Technology

Stocks to Watch: Nordstrom, DXC Technology

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Shares of Nordstrom declined nearly 14% last week. Photo: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Here are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Monday’s session. Nordstrom Inc. JWN -0.12% : The company’s shares declined nearly 14% last week, as disappointing results from Macy’s Inc. weighed on some retail names. DXC Technology Co. DXC 3.85% : The software firm’s stock fell more than 11% last week, as investors continued to punish the company after it lowered full-year guidance earlier this month. This is a version of the “Stocks to Watch” section of our Markets newsletter. To receive it every morning via email, click here. Write to Ira Iosebashvili at ira.iosebashvili@wsj.com Copyright ©2019 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 ] Source link
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Twitter Deploys New Filter in DMs to Weed Out Abusive Content

Twitter Deploys New Filter in DMs to Weed Out Abusive Content

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Twitter is continuing with its long-running attempts to deal with abuse on its service. The latest effort is the trial of a filter that puts potentially abusive Direct Messages out of view. Announcing the new feature in a tweet, the company said: “Unwanted messages aren’t fun. So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind.” The new section can be found by going to your Messages and tapping on the existing Message Requests button that contains content from people you don’t follow. Below any new messages, you’ll see a note saying: “Show additional messages, including those that may contain offensive content.” Finally, tap on Show to view any messages that Twitter’s filters suggest may contain offensive content or spam. Its usefulness…
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Investors Rush Into Havens as Growth Fears Persist

Investors Rush Into Havens as Growth Fears Persist

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Investors are snapping up safer assets including gold, dividend-paying stocks and the Japanese yen, underlining anxiety over trade tensions and slowing global growth.Major U.S. stock indexes remain near records, thanks in part to the continued strength of the U.S. economy. But some economically sensitive market indicators are signaling a downturn is ahead. “The market mood is very uncertain right now,” said James Bianco, head of Chicago-based advisory firm Bianco Research. “There are a lot of things happening at once and investors are not sure what to make of them.” The prices of rich-country government bonds have surged since July, sending yields in Europe to record lows and pushing the global stock of negative-yielding debt above $15 trillion. The world’s best-performing major currency is the Japanese yen, which has long been…
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Wreckage, reefs, and robots: The high-tech quest to find Amelia Earhart’s plane

Wreckage, reefs, and robots: The high-tech quest to find Amelia Earhart’s plane

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Robert BallardOn June 1, 1937, a plane took off from Miami, Florida. It was a twin-engine Lockheed Electra plane, which just so happened to contain the world’s most famous pilot and her navigator. Their mission? To circumnavigate the globe and make a triumphant return to Oakland, California. Only the plane and its crew never made it. Somewhere during the perilous voyage, between Lae, New Guinea and a small uninhabited coral islet in the Pacific, it disappeared. A combination of bad weather, radio transmission problems, and low fuel meant that the last recorded contact with the plane took place July 2, 1937. What followed was the most expensive sea and air search in American aviation up to that point. Tragically, no plane was ever discovered. Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and navigator…
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Summer 2019: 15 free things to do, from Edinburgh Fringe to the Tolkein Trail

Summer 2019: 15 free things to do, from Edinburgh Fringe to the Tolkein Trail

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Summer holidays can be tough if you're on a budget and looking for ways to entertain yourself, your friends or even the whole family.  Fortunately, there are thousands of free events taking place around the UK until September that are educational, entertaining, or both! From historical trails to galleries and festivals, here are 15 free culture events you can check out this summer. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Visit a museum (PA) There are hundreds of world-renowned museums around the UK that offer a diverting and educational experience for all the family. Whether it’s meeting “Hope”, the blue whale skeleton on display in the Natural History Museum in London,…
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Global Stocks Jump to Start the Week

Global Stocks Jump to Start the Week

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• Asian, European stocks jump • Eurozone inflation data due • U.S. Treasury yields rise Global stocks climbed Monday on the prospect of central-bank stimulus measures across major economies. The Stoxx Europe 600 opened 0.7% higher, led by gains in its basic resources and banking sectors, with Deutsche Bank shares up 3%. The German DAX rose 0.9% and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 was up 0.8%. Hong Kong stocks were among the best performers in Asia on Monday. The Hang Seng Index rose 2.2%, on pace for its best performance in two months, as there was some relief that the weekend’s large-scale protest didn’t end in violence. Elsewhere in Asia, the Shanghai Composite rose 2.1%, while indexes in Japan and Korea rose less than 1% apiece. Chinese shares stood out with…
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IKEA Is Preparing to Dive Deeper Into Smart Home Technology

IKEA Is Preparing to Dive Deeper Into Smart Home Technology

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IKEA has been dabbling in smart home tech in recent years, but a new announcement from the company reveals it’s about to dive even deeper into the sector. The Swedish furniture giant said it’s creating a dedicated business unit geared toward smart home tech, which, according to the company, marks its biggest commitment to a single product line since it introduced Children’s IKEA more than 20 years ago. “At IKEA we want to continue to offer products for a better life at home,” Björn Block, head of the company’s new smart home unit, said in a release, adding, “In order to do so we need to explore products and solutions beyond conventional home furnishing.” IKEA’s interest in the smart home sector first caught our attention in 2015 with the launch…
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Breath of the Wild Now Best-Selling The Legend of Zelda Game

Breath of the Wild Now Best-Selling The Legend of Zelda Game

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The critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has achieved a new milestone, claiming the title as the best-selling entry in the beloved franchise. Breath of the Wild has now sold the most copies among all The Legend of Zelda games in the series’ 33-year history, according to The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, who shared the information on Twitter. Not sure how I missed it, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became the best-selling Zelda game some time ago. Here are the top 5 best-selling Zelda property games in the U.S. life to date. pic.twitter.com/FBVozDoPxB — Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) August 16, 2019 Breath of the Wild took more than two years to surpass the previous record holder, Twilight Princess. The simultaneous launch of Breath…
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