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Will Facebook Take Out LinkedIn With It’s New Career e-Learning Portal

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The young and restless are into some weird fads lately, and I, along with millennials, baby boomers, and millions of other Americans older than sixteen, can’t seem to understand what’s fully going on. The iGen, Gen Z, or simply anyone born between the years of 1995 and 2012, are the first generation to grow up engrossed with smartphones, tablets, and other high-tech gadgets that weren’t around when many of us came into this world. These individuals are the first in human history born with an almost congenital understanding of how to take a selfie. If only their aptitude for technology was equivalent to their follow through on social activism and showing up to vote, maybe the world would be less complicated, but that’s a thought for another time. 

Whereas the last several generations marveled at the creation of social media and all its intricacies, the iGen is a bit particular when it comes to their platform of choice. According to data collected by Origin, a Boston-based market research company, 84% of Facebook’s (FB) users are between the ages of thirty and forty-nine. Yes, millions of millennials and iGen kids use the popular social media platform, but user numbers for Facebook (FB) have dropped off in the last few years. 

Ironically enough, Facebook’s (FB) largest competitor, the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, was acquired by the company for $1 billion back in 2012. As of 2017, Instagram’s monthly users amounted to roughly 800 million people engaging with the app per month, and at least 500 million use the app on a daily basis, according to Tech Crunch. 

Though Instagram’s success is mutually beneficial for Facebook (FB), the social media giant is looking into other possibilities to revitalize its platform to increase user engagement. Over the course of the last few months, Facebook (FB) has been putting in the groundwork to augment their platform to create a space for working professionals to network, collaborate, and seek out new job opportunities, while simultaneously entering territory previously dominated by sites like LinkedIn (MSFT) and Indeed. 

After offering and securing one million jobs for Facebook (FB) users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that Facebook (FB) will be launching a new education portal, Learn With Facebook (FB), that will create a space for users to share best practices and information regarding a myriad of topics across all industries. “Learn With Facebook” will integrate the two of the platform’s new services, ‘Mentorships’ and ‘Jobs’ to allow for a one-stop-shop for professional networking. 

Fatima Saliu, head of policy marketing at Facebook (FB), says that “Learn with Facebook” and other platform updates are just a few ways the company is looking towards the future and what role their social networking space will play in it all.

“This is the foundation and the beginning. We do intend to build out the content to make sure we are evolving with the market economy and job skills.”

Fatima Saliu, Head of Policy Marketing, Facebook 

Despite the sheen of new services and updates to the user experience, the tech industry still doesn’t fully trust Facebook (FB). Suffering devastating blows from bad press related to user data breaches and evil tag team efforts with foreign entities to jeopardize US political activity, Facebook (FB) is still very much in the doghouse. 

Giving credit to where credit is due, Facebook (FB) is really trying to do everything they can to use their platform for good, instead of accidental evil. The advent of ‘Jobs,’ ‘Mentors,” and now “Learn with Facebook,” demonstrate the company’s yearning to provide its users with resources to help them be successful. Facebook (FB) was founded with the intention of taking the college experience and making it a reality for everyone. Partying and consumption of alcohol aside, Facebook (FB) pioneered the concept of social networking, being able to connect with millions of people around the world for the purpose of making friends, sharing ideas, and creating new and exciting opportunities for the world to share in. 

If Facebook (FB) hopes to replace LinkedIn (MSFT), they have popularity on their side, they just need to earn back the trust of its users as well as the market. 

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Where Will Oil Go After This Week’s Price Hit?

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Even though oil had been taking a beating over the last 2 trading sessions, its price rose to $69 per barrel on Friday. However, oil prices are experiencing the worst week of 2019 mainly due to potential economic slowdown and ever-growing oil inventories. US oil inventories have not been this high since July of 2017. And to top it all off, the trade war between the US and China is growing wearier every day further affecting oil prices.

Naeem Aslam, the chief market analyst at TF Global Markets, stated, “Clearly, bargain hunters are back in town.” He later added, “However, it is still set to record the worst week of the year and this is due to the increase in trade war tensions between the U.S. and China.”

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The global benchmark for oil, Brent Crude, has experienced a decrease of 5 percent this week. However, Brent Crude this morning climbed $0.98 to value each barrel at $68.74. Due to US sanctions and voluntary supply cuts, a floor under prices held. Market analysts are expecting the oil market to recover off of the price floor.

“It is reasonable to doubt whether Saudi Arabia will be willing to step up its output given the latest decline in prices, […] we therefore expect to see higher oil prices again in the near future,” Explain analysts at Commerzbank.

In order to make the market tighter, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been cutting oil supplies since the beginning of the year. 

Brent Crude’s prices reflect that the supply and demand of oil is tightly knit. According to UBS, Brent Crude should get back to $75 this month as supply gets tighter and tighter.

“Compliance of OPEC and its allies to the production cut deal remains high, while production from Iran and Venezuela is likely to again trend lower this month,” explains analyst Giovanni Staunovo,

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StockPrice.com Friday Morning Update – May 24, 2019

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New Systems & AI Trigger Innovation In Security Industry; Can Lockheed Martin Adapt?

Threats to people’s lives are constantly developing across the globe. In order to mitigate the growing fears of international conflict, security and defense companies have continuously innovated. Living in constant fear is never sought and these companies understand that. Security innovations allow people in the US to walk around freely at the park or go watch their favorite artist at a concert with little to no fear.

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Two Massive Growth Industries, One Choice for Investors

Two of the fastest growing industries right now in the United States are on-demand technology and cannabis. These two industries are at the epicenter of growth and investors aren’t being shy about their appetite for companies in these arenas. But one company, in particular, has developed a unique business model that services both of these massive growth industries.

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The Delivery Market in the Age of Convenience; Can GrubHub & Uber Adapt?

As the internet grows and develops, people and services become more connected. Thus, the food delivery service industry has blown up over recent years. Big players like UberEats (UBER), Postmates, and DoorDash are making big splashes against competitors like GrubHub (GRUB). These companies only represent a fraction of what delivery services can become.

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New Systems & AI Trigger Innovation In Security Industry; Can Lockheed Martin Adapt?

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Threats to people’s lives are constantly developing across the globe. In order to mitigate the growing fears of international conflict, security and defense companies have continuously innovated.

Living in constant fear is never sought and these companies understand that. Security innovations allow people in the US to walk around freely at the park or go watch their favorite artist at a concert with little to no fear.

New Potential for the Security Industry & Security Stocks

While developing security protocols and machines to fight threats overseas is important, home-grown threats have become a point of concern for US citizens. Mass shootings have increased, and the Muslim radicalization of American citizens is prevalent as ever. In order to make people safer, Liberty Defense has come to fill that hole.

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) is developing HEXWAVE to revolutionize how facilities get secured. HEXWAVE can be used to detect any kind of weapon through 3D imaging. The technology utilizes both quickness and indiscretion to produce warnings of potential threats while respecting people’s privacy. 

While the product is still undergoing testing, Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) has been taking steps to put HEXWAVE in front of the public. The company recently announced signing a memorandum of understanding with Utah’s Attorney General to beta test HEXWAVE there. The technology can be tested at sporting events, amusement parks, schools, and government buildings.

Bill Riker, Liberty Defense’s CEO, stated, “HEXWAVE can be applied in a variety of settings to provide a means to identify possible threats before they advance into attacks. We are excited that the Attorney General of Utah recognizes the potential value of this technology and the opportunity it provides for enhanced security in the state.”

What’s Should Be Expected Of Defense Companies?

When people think about the US armed forces they marvel at the gear used from tanks to jet planes. Most people do not take the moment to think where the US actually gets its arms from.

Report: This New Technology Could Transform A Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry!

One company responsible for US defenses is Lockheed Martin (LMT). Lockheed Martin develops and manufactures missile systems, aircraft, and training systems. They even provide cybersecurity services to governmental figures.

While Lockheed Martin controls a large portion of the defense industry, they show no signs of slowing down. Recently, the company made progress on its new production facility in Alabama. It is expected to be a 225,000 square foot facility to fulfill US Air Force needs.

The construction is expected to be finished in 2021. Executive Vice President, Frank St. John, explained, “All our employees come to work with an unwavering commitment to help our customers succeed in their mission to create a more secure and prosperous world.”


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