Walmart unveils subscription program to challenge Amazon

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Walmart said Tuesday it will soon launch a long-discussed membership program to provide free delivery and compete directly with Amazon’s popular “Prime” service.

The world’s biggest retailer will offer Walmart+ starting September 15, charging $98 annually or $12.95 a month to provide free delivery as soon as the same day along with discounts on fuel and other features.

“Life feels more complicated than ever. Walmart+ is designed to make it easier — giving customers an option not to have to sacrifice on cost or convenience,” said Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer at Walmart. 

Walmart+ replaces the retail giant’s “Delivery Unlimited” subscription service that offered home delivery of more than 160,000 items. 

The new Walmart venture will also provide discounts of up to five cents a gallon at Walmart gasoline stations and a “scan and go” feature that lets consumers pay for items by scanning them with a smartphone application. 

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T Mobile US (TMUS) and Pure Storage (PSTG)

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There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the Technology sector as 2 analysts just weighed in on T Mobile US (TMUS) and Pure Storage (PSTG) with bullish sentiments.

T Mobile US (TMUS)

In a report released yesterday, Brett Feldman from Goldman Sachs maintained a Buy rating on T Mobile US, with a price target of $135.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $113.76, close to its 52-week high of $119.20.

Feldman has an average return of 27.7% when recommending T Mobile US.

According to TipRanks.com, Feldman is ranked #436 out of 6947 analysts.

T Mobile US has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $128.91.

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Pure Storage (PSTG)

In a report released yesterday, Nehal Chokshi from Northland Securities maintained a Buy rating on Pure Storage, with a price target of $23.00

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‘Super Mario 64’ Is Nintendo’s All-Time Creepiest Game

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a close up of a toy: Internet legends abound that 'Super Mario 64' is haunted. With 'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' remaster out now, we'll finally know for sure.


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Internet legends abound that ‘Super Mario 64’ is haunted. With ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ remaster out now, we’ll finally know for sure.

Back in the day, I lied to my older brother about a haunted level in Super Mario 64 that didn’t exist. In this level I made up, Wario would appear if you ran three times in the reverse direction on a merry-go-round. Once you found him, I said, the game cartridge would become cursed.



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Of course my brother never found the secret Wario level. I was a needy younger sibling; I’d churn up all sorts of superstition for attention and never think of it again. That is, until earlier this month, when Nintendo announced the game would be, at long last, coming to the Nintendo Switch as part of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a trio of remasters

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NC parents give online application system thumbs up

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Parents said on Monday that they are elated with the elimination of long queues at schools when they have to apply for placement for their children.

PARENTS in the Northern Cape have indicated that the provincial Department of Education’s new online school application system is a move in the right direction.

Parents said on Monday that they are elated with the elimination of long queues at schools when they have to apply for placement for their children.

One parent, Joylene Marais, said the application process was not complicated. Marais added that she also made preparations in advance.

“I set my alarm for midnight but saw that the system will only officially go online at 9am. I typed in the website earlier and waited for the system to go online. I applied for Grade R and Grade 5 and the process was easy and completed within a few minutes. I applied

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Smartphone shipments could drop almost 10% this year, says IDC

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Worldwide smartphone shipments could fall 9.5% this year given pressures from the pandemic, according to market-research company IDC. Shipments fell 17% from a year earlier in the second quarter, with the market showing “visible signs of economic concerns.” IDC said in a release that before the pandemic, analysts expected a return to growth in smartphone sales that is “obviously not going to happen.” While analysts predict a 9% year-over-year increase in volumes for 2021, “that is only due to the large drop in 2020,” said IDC research director Nabila Popal in the release. “The real recovery won’t happen until 2022 when smartphone volumes return to pre-COVID levels.” Though there’s some hype around 5G devices especially with Apple Inc. (AAPL) expected to introduce its first 5G-enabled iPhones later this year, IDC program vice president Ryan Reith said in the release that IDC analysts “still believe that consumer demand for

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Internet of Things (IoT) Market Share, Trend, Opportunity, Affect On Demand By COVID-19 Pandemic And Forecast 2020-2025

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Sep 16, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Internet of Things (IoT) Market Size And Forecast

According to Market Research, the Global Internet of Things (IoT) Market Size was valued at USD 212.1 Billion in 2018 and is expected to witness a growth of 25.68% from 2019-2026 and reach USD 1,319.08 Billion by 2026.

The latest survey on Global Internet of Things (IoT) Market is conducted covering various organizations of the industry from different geographies to come up with a 100+ page report. The study is a perfect mix of qualitative and quantitative information highlighting key market developments, challenges that industry and competition are facing along with gap analysis and new opportunity available and trend in the Internet of Things (IoT) Market. The report bridges the historical data from 2013 to 2018 and forecasted till 2026. The report aims to

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Koenigsegg Gemera “Hybrid” Key Fob Concept Is Also a Smartphone

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Given the fact that the Koenigsegg Gemera is a revolutionary hybrid with 1,700 hp on tap, it shouldn’t surprise you to find out that the Internet has come up with a… hybrid key fob for the world’s first four-seater hypercar. Of course, it’s all delivered in the form of a rendering.
What’s so… hybrid about this key?” I hear you asking. Well, it’s part key fob, part smartphone, with digital artist Iskander Utebayev, who is behind the stunt, having even come up with a short video that makes the whole thing seem real.

The current generation of Egg keys integrates multiple functions besides locking/unlocking the vehicle, such as allowing you to operate the Autoskin hardware that hydraulically opens the doors, the hood/clam and the trunk lid. Oh, and there’s also a Ghost button that now only references the Swedish air squadron whose base was converted into the Koenigsegg

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High-Flying COVID-19 Sectors May Be Setting Up For A Correction

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Key Highlights:

  • COVID-19 has hit many retail and commercial sectors hard – but boosts Technology and Automobiles.
  • The NASDAQ 100 Technology Sector Index suggests the 100% Measured Move is complete. 
  • NASDAQ BNCHMK Computer Hardware Index has reached a lofty 150% upside Measured Move expansion. 
  • US Automobiles Index currently nearing a 135% upside Measured Move.
  • Will these trends continue, or are they a temporary “transitional process”?

As we’ve all been adjusting to the “work from home” transition that was forced upon us back in March/April 2020, a certain group of market sectors has really taken off and rallied into 100% and 100%+ Measured Moves.  One thing I can personally associate with the home office transition the need to upgrade various components of my home office as the COVID-19 lock-down initiated.  This has boosted the Technology sector. Another, less obvious, result of COVID revealed by our research showed what appears to be

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U.S., European Allies Among 29 Countries Condemning Internet Shutdowns In Belarus

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Twenty-nine countries including the United States and Germany issued a joint statement on September 17 condemning Belarus for Internet shutdowns and blocking websites after a “fraudulent” presidential election last month.

“In conjunction with restrictive measures and intimidation employed against opposition candidates and the mass arrests and detentions of Belarusian civil society members and journalists, actions to limit access to the Internet, including social media and other digital communication platforms, further erode civic space,” said the statement released by the U.S. State Department.

Belarusian authorities have repeatedly disrupted the Internet and restricted access to independent media websites in a bid to control information and hamper efforts at organizing protests.

In the statement, the 29 countries said that “civic space online is integral to a vibrant civic space off-line” and they would continue to stand by the people of Belarus as they try to make their voices heard despite “oppressive measures.”

“Shutdowns

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Briones: Classes in Manila public schools can start with gadgets at hand

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MANILA, Philippines — There is no reason for public schools in Manila to stop classes after the local government provided gadgets to students as well as teachers to augment distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Education chief Leonor Briones said on Wednesday.

“I am informed, hindi ito biro-birong investment galing SES (Special Education Fund), na ang Maynila naman ay nagkokolekta. Ito ay nag-post ng P1.2 billion so hindi biro ito, mag-distribute ng isang dosenang computer. Ito ay P1.2 billion worth of assistance to DepEd (Department of Education) and to our children beneficiaries,” Briones said during a speech aired through a video call at the turn over of gadgets ceremony at Aurora Quezon Elementary School Covered Court.

(I am informed that this is not just a simple investment from the SES, which Manila has collected. This posted P1.2 billion so this is not easy to distribute one dozen computers. This is

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