Is Facebook Preparing Its Shopping List to Fuel Its Blockchain Dreams?

While it is in a well aware fact now that Facebook is building its war chest for blockchain, from open hiring to acquiring top talent from the street. But last week news of acquisition blockchain start-up Chainspace took a lot of people by surprise as the Social Media Giant was …

Google is the most popular search engine in most of the world except Russia — here’s why

In all corners of the world, if you’re looking to do an internet search, chances are high that Google is your go-to. The company has cornered the search market, capturing roughly 90% of the global market share. But Google’s domination hasn’t extended everywhere, and Russia is one of the few …

Rio Tinto completes rollout of world-first autonomous iron ore rail operation

Rio Tinto has completed the rollout of its automated rail network in the Pilbara, Western Australia, which is the first heavy-haul, long distance autonomous rail operation in the world. The $940 million rail project, titled AutoHaul, focuses on automating trains to transport iron between Rio Tinto’s various port facilities in …

Canada is now the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at …

PepsiCo just became the latest beverage company to say it’s looking at the fast-growing cannabis market

PepsiCo is taking a hard look at the cannabis industry as other beverage makers explore the market. “I think we’ll look at it critically, but I’m not prepared to share any plans that we may have in the space right now,” Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston told Jim Cramer and …

Global Stem Cell Market Expected to Reach $270.5 Billion

The global stem cell market is expected to reach US 270.5 Billion by 2025, while increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.8% during the period from 2017 to 2025. All this comes from a report published by Transparency Market Research. From a global perspective, North America accounts for …

Ground transport at 760 mph: New hyperloop passenger pod unveiled

Elon Musk’s dream of hyperloop travel is getting closer to reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) unveiled its first full-size passenger capsule in Cadiz, Spain, on Tuesday. The company, one of several in the race to enact hyperloop technology, said the vessel had been built to scale to transport passengers at …

5 Biotech Stocks to Play the Sector’s Next Big Trend: NASH

The stars are aligning for several biotech stocks. Thirty-five billion stars in fact. That huge number in dollars represents the potential annual spending needed to treat one of the biggest and growing problems facing the healthcare sector today. We’re talking about NASH. Most often occurring in obese or glucose-intolerant people, …

Satellite company partners with Amazons’ AWS to bring internet connectivity to the ‘whole planet’

Iridium Communications announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services this week, to develop a satellite-based network called CloudConnect for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. “We’re really covering the whole planet … with terrestrial networks today it’s still only 10 percent or 20 percent” of the Earth, Iridium CEO Matt Desch …

Rookie Pot Stocks Overshadow More Established Peers in September

Move over marijuana heavyweights, the rookies are taking over. The recent pot mania has seen a slew of companies looking to get in on the sector and stock returns this month have overshadowed larger and more established marijuana companies, including Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis and even high-volatility Tilray. September’s MVPs …