Big Data

Pure Storage Stock: A Big Data Pure Play

When Mr. Musk says there’s a one in a million chance we’re not in a simulation, it’s worth pondering the idea a bit. Let’s assume we’re not in a simulation and we keep designing better and better alternative realities. We’re actively doing that, and it’s called “the metaverse.” We’ll obviously make the metaverse better than […]

Qualtrics Stock Uses AI for Experience Management

Have you ever noticed that you can go years without hearing a particular word or name, but then suddenly it keeps popping up in uncanny ways? Lately, for us, it’s been SAP (SAP). No, we’re not talking about saps, as in Fools, but the world’s third-largest software company by revenue. Software developed by the $100 […]

Investing in Data Storage Hardware Stocks

Once you’ve used a solid-state drive (SSD) you’ll never go back. Those who know the difference between a hard drive and random-access memory (RAM) would easily understand why. An SSD is essentially a hard drive made of RAM, so it’s lightning-fast and constantly available. Booting up becomes a thing of the past because there are […]

UserTesting Stock: Using AI for Customer Market Research

Last month, we wrote about TaskUs stock (TASK), which offers a way to invest in a little light human slavery digital offshoring services. But the company relies heavily on a Philippines-based workforce to power its software-as-a–service (SaaS) model. There are references to artificial intelligence and automation technologies, but cheap or crowdsourced labor isn’t exactly what […]

IQVIA: A Leading Digital Healthcare Stock

Data is the new oil. It’s a phrase that regular readers will recognize, but we can’t take credit for coining it. The credit actually goes to a British data scientist named Clive Humby. Of course, it took a marketing guy to point out that raw oil must be turned into a product like gas or […]

Confluent Stock: A Metaverse Big Data Play

Short-term stock price movements are nothing but noise, yet human emotion means we can’t help but check our portfolios every five minutes during market open. You’d think mainstream pundits would discourage such behavior, but they do anything but. Just look at this gem from Jim Cramer several days ago (our emphasis in bold). A year […]

Investing in The Metaverse with Event Streaming

They say an average human driver needs about half a second to react to an unexpected event while driving. “In athletics, anything under a tenth of a second is considered unhuman and therefore a false start.” That’s according to a study by Sky Sports that measured F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg’s reaction time at less than […]

Real-Time Data Analytics and The Metaverse

One of tech’s biggest news stories coming out of 2021 would be Facebook’s rebrand to “Meta.” Like Google, it’s likely that nobody will adhere to that new name, but everyone sure took note of the strategic direction change towards the metaverse. The Web 3.0 / creator economy / DiFi crowd quickly attached themselves to the […]

Pagaya Stock Uses AI to Power Asset-Backed Securities

About three months ago, we revisited a fintech company called Upstart (UPST) after its stock price went soaring. In our previous article on the company, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze loan applications, we decided there was way too much risk and volatility to jump onto the IPO, despite the impressive growth story. What goes […]

Splunk Stock Forecast: Calm With a Chance of Volatility

Unless you’ve served time in some of America’s toughest corporations, you probably won’t know what the food chain looks like. At the very top of the hierarchy sits the Board Of Directors (BOD), a group of people who are elected to represent the interests of shareholders. Heading up this group of people is the Chairman […]