Welcome to another edition of "This Week in Tech." Things are starting to heat up now that we are approaching mid June. Would love to hear some feedback on how these blog posts are. You can reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if there is a particular section or topic that you like or dislike.
3 cool things in tech
1. Foursquare raises money and promptly acquires a Seattle-based startupIt may have been awhile since you've heard about the company Foursquare making any big moves. Recently they just raised more funding and subsequently bought a company called Placed, which functions as a location analytics company. Placed was bought by Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., about two years ago.2. NFL QB Aaron Rodgers' firm raised money from other stars to play the investing gameAaron Rodgers is officially the co-founder of an investment firm that will focus on the consumer sector. This comes on the heels of other top athletes like Serena Williams, Lebron James, Kobe Bryants, and others getting involved in the world of investing. Other current professional athletes are rumored to have a stake in Rodgers' firm.3. Uber adds VIP helicopter rides to its arsenalUsers that are Platinum or Diamond members of Uber are the only ones that have access to the helicopter rides. The trial of this idea will take place in New York but could eventually move to all cities that have a lot of traffic. A flight from Lower Manhattan to JFK Airport is projected to be around $225, about 3x as expensive as the Uber X cost.
2 rising tech stocks
After struggles in the previous two weeks, the market rebounded in the past week. Many tech stocks were up at least 5% from the previous week.NVIDIA: $135.91 to $145.50 (7.06%)Salesforce: $150.57 to $161.27 (7.11%)
1 tech related video
Highlights from Apple's WWDC 2019Most of the highlights are related to new products as well as insights they've gained in the past year.
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