Intel Acquires Moovit to Accelerate Mobileye’s Mobility-as-a-Service Offering

We did it! Intel Acquires Moovit to Accelerate Mobileye’s Mobility-as-a-Service Offering.

”Intel Corporation today announced it has acquired Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions company, for approximately $900 million ($840 million net of Intel Capital equity gain). Moovit is known for its urban mobility application that offers travelers around the world the best multimodal trip planning by combining public transportation, bicycle and scooter services, ride-hailing, and car-sharing. The addition of Moovit brings Intel’s Mobileye closer to achieving its plan to become a complete mobility provider, including robotaxi services, which is forecast to be an estimated $160 billion opportunity by 2030.”

Read more here: https://newsroom.intel.com/news-releases/intel-may-2020-acquisition/#gs.6pndni

Global Markets in Turmoil due to Covid-19

Dear friends, I am totally overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of fake news and pseudo-science publications, news, and social media posts, amidst this global health and economic crisis due to Covid-19. I believe that the knowledge generated by Big Data is the proper scientific answer to misinformation and propaganda.

Read the graphs in real time, evaluate your sources, think, understand and filter out the noise and nonsense.

Do you also feel that a new age of geopolitics, global finance and banking is rising due to the Coronavirus? Here’s one of the best articles I have read so far summoning the global crisis of 2008 up to today’s global economic turmoil: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opinion/coronavirus-economy-currency.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Find below a list of valid sources to better track all the news and monitor your understanding of this virus:

Coronavirus Live Updateshttps://ncov2019.live/?fbclid=IwAR2FVQM7Hr_iGGDod_bQsblgn–xmN-R7ukuvMHcJYrQ1spbB7LhZ-hgjag

Coronavirus is our Futurehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqw-9yMV0sI&fbclid=IwAR3nWroGRZl1aK7jeuc9U23M0QGGZtWKky8X6bXDTo0klj19AA1DBPczHPs

A visual history of pandemicshttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/a-visual-history-of-pandemics?fbclid=IwAR1gtkCgUOa19iZK0KviMa3rxj0borxb10Nt4wxdzGkYmuq6FRdPxrL2PHw

wordometerhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0A5qRvX_3Sl7bBViaj62kjIHa8TzmQ5wsAUtOwv82vXzRWBh5kihfl6i0#countries

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd?fbclid=IwAR0A5qRvX_3Sl7bBViaj62kjIHa8TzmQ5wsAUtOwv82vXzRWBh5kihfl6i0

Global Market Updates:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/business/stock-market-today.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3-_ZOeZ-JjGa_xA-wCa4qj_ghWDs0ZI7BdFe5Lxr8fHZY3Xa0JCx1h_es#link-7b8a05fb

Yours truly
Stathis Kassios

Follow me on Twitter for live updates: https://twitter.com/stathiskassios?lang=el

PS. If you have access or are aware of more valid sources please send them to me and I will add those

New article on Greece’s Public Debt – comparison to Argentina

Dear friends,

My new article on Greece’s Public Debt and a comparison to Argentina has just been published. Click on the text link below:

Ο Εφιάλτης του Δημόσιου Χρέους – Αργεντινή & Ελλάδα

Yours truly,

Stathis Kassios

I would like to thank apopseis.gr for hosting me

Predictions for the 4th Industrial Revolution

You probably all know, read or heard about 3D printers and how they will introduce humanity to the 4th Industrial Revolution altering our current political, economic, social systems . An additional vision and innovation for the future ahead is the  nanofabricators, something similar to the 3D printers but more sophisticated. Read all about it HERE

via Singularity Hub

Happy New Year 2020!

2019 was a great year full of new knowledge, new projects, new challenges. Wishing you and your loved ones Happy New Year and a great 2020 full of health, wealth and happiness!

Here’s an interesting article on Generation Z by MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614892/keynes-was-wrong-gen-z-will-have-it-worse/

-Stathis Kassios

http://stathiskassios.blogspot.com/

 

Assorted business links – End of October 2019

No one runs America. That’s the terror and the beauty of American life in a nutshell – Read HERE

Update on doing business in Pakistan – Read HERE

The five factors to determine the course of Greek bonds – Read HERE

Who deserves the Nobel for China’s economic development? – Read HERE

Master of the Universe Documentary – Read HERE

Transitioning to circular business models conference – Read HERE

Bitcoin price surge – Read HERE

 

Reviewing your company’s business plan

I am currently developing a business plan to assist a US Production Company operating in the Film & Entertainment Industry raise funds from investors. One thing I learned the hard way while presenting my past startup companies to investors: Be prepared to receive 2X the amount of questions you originally set or had in mind for you as a founder, your A team and your company. Be ready to analyze every aspect of your business (current operations, projects, product development, current financial needs and expenses). The business plan is only the first impression before the investor agrees on a personal pitch date. Organize your company’s schedule (short-medium-long term) and your goals accordingly. Clearly define your mission, your vision, your competitors, your target market and audience. Mentioning how big and profitable is the Industry you are targeting as an opportunity is cliche and naive. Analyze how you will use the funds raised and ROI for investors. Be realistic based on rational financial data, do not overestimate your financial records or future revenues projections, sales forecasts and break even analysis.

For inspiration: https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/15/amazon-is-still-executing-bezoss-1997-plan/

-Stathis Kassios