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Remote Work with Matt Mullenweg (This Week in Startups Interview)

Remote work is the topic of the moment!

Matt Mullenweg has been leading the remote work movement for many years via his company – Automattic.

Here is a recent interview on This Week in Startups with Matt when they talk all things Automattic and remote work.

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Music Tech

Amuse.io – Do They Pay Musicians / Artists More Money Than Competitors?

The short answer is = NO.

Amuse claim that they pay artists / musicians more money than their competitors – but this is a completely FALSE claim.

The major record labels and the lead music distributors all have the same revenue share with Spotify, Apple Music and other DSPs. There is NO way that a small distributor such as Amuse would have a higher revenue share than the major record labels!

It’s getting a little bit tired that there are a lot of companies out there making completely false claims knowing they can’t be challenged.

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Business Tech

Coinbase Valued at Over $100 billion – You Have to Be Kidding Me (From $8 billion to $100 billion in a year)

Coinbase is looking to go public very soon and its valuation in the secondary markets has just gone over $100 billion.

Coinbase’s valuation over the years:

  • 2016 — $500M
  • 2017 — $1.6B
  • 2018 — $8B
  • 2020 — $100B

Coinbase reported revenue of $530M for 2019 and $691M for the first nine months in 2020. The company posted a net income of $141M between January-September 2020, up from a loss of $30M in overall 2019. Notably, these numbers don’t include 2021, when the Bitcoin price surged more than 90% YTD.

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Finance Stock Market

GME and AMC are Killing Short Sellers and Its Great!

Wallstreetbets is a sub-reddit where they wanted to try to build a community to for the big short sellers out of certain stocks, but what they didn’t realise is that they can really kill these companies with the power of the retail investors.

Short Seller percentages of outstanding stock:

  • GME = 102% Short Sellers
  • AMC = 18% Short Sellers

Most companies tend to be below 2% in short sellers.

At the time of writing this GME is up to $337 per share (up 128% in one day) and AMC 19.35 per share (up 286% in one day).

The community seems to be using their retail power to try to force these short sellers out of the market and make them bankrupt.

Stick it to the man!

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Business Tech

Is the S&P 500 Over Weighted in Tech Stocks or Not?

The S&P 500 is an index of some of the leading companies in the United States. The S&P 500 doesn’t push extremely high in one area as its supposed to show a cross section of America.

Here is the breakdown the S&P 500 by Market Sector:

As you can see there is a very broad cross section of companies in all sectors of America. Technology is the leading sector, but it’s not the whole S&P 500.

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Tech

Jetbrains (Kotlin Creators) Have No VC Funding and Valued at $7 Billion

Great article on Bloomberg about Jetbrains – the company behind the popular programming language Kotlin.

Key numbers:

  • Company is profitable ($200 million EBITDA expect this year)
  • No VC funding from the beginning
  • Valuation $7 billion
  • 1,500 staff (750 in St Petersburg) – Prague HQ

It’s great to hear from other founders who are far more interested in the issue they are trying to fix than the billions of dollars they could be personally making.

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Tech

DJI on the Banned US Trade List – Wont Affect the Company Day to Day

The US Commerce Department recently announced that DJI is now on the US Trade Ban list.

DJI has since come out and stated that Americans will be able to continue to buy and use its products “normally” despite the companies presence on the list.

This ban only affects the companies from purchasing parts from American companies, so I’m assuming DJI saw this ban coming and already had a plan B supply chain in place ready to go at any time.

I’m not entirely sure how a drone company is helping to support human rights abuses in China. It seems like if this is the case then all Chinese companies will be in the same position!

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Tech

Baidu Shares Jump 14% as it plans to Enter the Electric Vehicle Market

Baidu shares rose 14% on Tuesday after news was announced that the Chinese search engine based company was planning on building their own electric vehicles.

Its great to see that Chinese technology companies are starting to think about the EV sector and how they can disrupt the auto industry. Alibaba has also partnered with Chinese automaker SAIC to develop premium EVs for the Chinese market.

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds as technology companies are very well placed to enter this market and make huge disruptions in the same way Tesla has.

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Portfolio

Portfolio – Introduction

I have been running investment portfolios for a company and also some high net worth individuals for the past 5 years. Over those years I have managed to beat the S&P 500 index every year in terms of overall yearly returns. I have always had a very simple investment philosophy which revolves around Benjamin Grahams teachings with a few tweaks for the modern day (also look up to Warren Buffett).

Im going to be starting a section on here for personal finance in which I’m going to tell everywhere when I’m buying a stock – at what price and why. I hope this might give everyone a little insight into my thinking.

I have started a new category on here called Portfolio. This will be the easiest place to follow the latest happenings.

I’m hoping this just helps one other person!

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Sports Tech Tennis Video

Tennis Deep Fake Interviews with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (Video)

Rafael Nadal will most likely still be winning Roland Garros in 2050!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=9ce_z9rW_EU

This videos really shows how technology has moved on and the ability to make even the small details (like hair) move in the right direction when he moves his head in this interview.

Amazing Deep Fake technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhn0kzS1SeI