Why markets are ignoring the idea of a bigger conflict between the US and Iran, for now
Global financial markets shrugged off U.S.-Iran tensions because they are not expected to escalate into a larger military conflict or seriously impact the global economy — at least for now. Read more
North American League of Legends Introduces Monday Night Games
Riot Games has published new changes to its top League of Legends competition in North America, the LCS, as well the tier-two LCS Academy. Most notably, regular season broadcasts will extend to three days a week, with four games on Saturday and Sunday (followed by an in-studio Academy game) and a new “Monday Night League” broadcast that will feature two “marquee match-ups” of the week. Read more
Apple’s story is shifting thanks to the massive success of AirPods
Even though the Apple story has been tied to services for the last couple of years, a lot of the attention has actually shifted to the company’s wearables business, which includes AirPods, Apple Watch and the lineup of Beats headphones. Read more

The U.S. Cannabis Revolution: Two Charts

The U.S. Cannabis Revolution: Two Charts
Now Americans are participating in a legal revolution: the movement to legalize cannabis. Cannabis legalization in the U.S. is an exercise in grassroots activism – aided by the courts. Read more

Why 2020 Is Set To Be An Earnings Bonanza

  • 01/07/2020
  • Source: Forbes
  • by: Michael Foster
Why 2020 Is Set To Be An Earnings Bonanza
Here’s the good news: you’re not stuck between the pathetic sub-2% payout on regular stocks and the 0% you’ll get in cash. There’s a better way—one that pays you huge 6%+ dividends and regularly crushes stocks! Read more
ESL Pro Tour launched for StarCraft and Warcraft in three-year deal
Modern Times Group properties ESL and DreamHack have entered a three-year strategic agreement with Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged will receive their own ESL Pro Tour circuits with respective prize pools of $1.8 million and over US $200,000 in 2020 as part of the deal. Read more

Google will soon read websites to you

  • 01/07/2020
  • Source: CNBC
  • by: Todd Haselton
Google will soon read websites to you
Google on Tuesday announced during CES 2020 that Google Assistant will soon be able to read websites to you. This could offer easier access to information for people who are visually impaired. Read more
Illinois announces nearly $11 million worth of recreational cannabis sold in first 5 days
CHICAGO — The state announced Monday that $10,830,667 worth of recreational cannabis has been sold during the first five days.... Read more

Samsung Q950 8K QLED TV First Impressions

  • 01/06/2020
  • Source: Forbes
  • by: John Archer
Samsung Q950 8K QLED TV First Impressions
There was a time not so long ago - last year, basically - where just the fact that it carried an 8K resolution would have made Samsung’s new Q950 (Q950S in the US, Q950TS in Europe) TV a talking point. Just a few days into 2020, though, 8K TVs are everywhere, frankly. So it’s just as well that the Q950 has plenty of other things to shout about beyond the huge number of pixels it carries. Starting with its design. Read more
Canopy Growth Carves Out Major Presence In Ontario Cannabis Market
On January 6, 2020; Canopy Growth announced that it is “working with” a total of 10 license holders to open Tokyo Smoke branded retail stores, Canopy’s retail brand. This includes the five licensees that were previously announced by the Company on November 28, 2019. Read more
GG.Bet to host CS:GO tournament at ICE London 2020
Online betting platform GG.Bet has announced its plans to host a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament at gaming exhibition ICE London in February. Read more
Disney’s streaming business is already worth more than $100 billion alone, investors believe
Disney’s streaming business is already being valued by investors at more than $100 billion, according to an estimate by Barclays, showing that investors have high confidence less than two months after Disney+ launched. Read more