The Aussie startup trying to give robots a sense of touch

When it comes to picking up objects humans beat robots hands down, though that could soon change. "People can do amazing things with their hands: picking up objects of different sizes, shapes and weights,"says co-founder of robotics sensor startup Contactile, Heba Khamis. Heba Khamis pitches her research earlier this year. "Robots can’t do that. They need to be pre-programmed for […]

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Placing my bets on the New Jersey sports gambling craze

Dear John: Legal betting isn’t so good for any serious gambler who mostly wins. I did approximately 1,500 college basketball bets this winter/spring using picks from an analytics service that I paid for. These bets were typically between $200 to $500 each, not counting the 10 percent (sometimes 5 percent, sometimes 15 percent) bookmaker’s cut. I won about 56 percent […]

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Shopify: Buy at the High?

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) has had a huge run over the past few years. The all-in-one e-commerce platform has benefited from its first-mover advantage, industry-leading platform, "sticky" subscription customer base, and a robust payments processing platform that grows along with its customers. Leading enterprise software companies have done terrifically in this market. Software companies don't have to deal with rising input […]

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Jack In The Box Inc (JACK) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

Jack In The Box Inc (NASDAQ: JACK)Q2 2019 Earnings CallMay 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Jack in the Box Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being broadcast live over the Internet. A replay of the […]

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The Smartest People on Wall Street Are Buying These 3 Stocks — Should You Follow?

Whether you've just started to invest or are a pro at it, it's tempting to track what stocks the "smartest" minds on Wall Street have been buying and selling. One mistake investors often make, though, is to blindly emulate bigwigs' portfolios without realizing that not every stock fits their individual goals and risk perception. It's only after analyzing the stocks […]

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This is the sexiest accent in the U.S.

Y’all have the sexiest accent. Turns out, a Texan’s southern drawl turns more people on than any other American dialect, according to travel company Big 7’s new survey of 1.5 million social-media followers, which ranked the 50 most and least attractive accents in the U.S. The report describes the “typical” Texan’s twang as a southern accent “with a twist,” featuring […]

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The Trouble With Multilevel Marketing Schemes

Multilevel marketing is better known by the companies and products and uncomfortable/ annoying pitches associated with it — think Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) and Tupperware (NYSE: TUP), among other things. Are they a scam? Does anyone actually make money selling supplements and tchotchkes to their family, friends, friends of friends of friends, etc.? On this week's episode of Industry Focus: Consumer […]

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