2017-07-29

Tech Review: 7 of the Top 10 Global Brands Are Tech Companies

Tech Review (TR 2017-07-29)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:
Features • 1) 7 of the Top 10 Global Brands Are Tech Companies, 2) Apple $AAPL, 3) Q2 2017 earnings, 4) Unicorn: Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo, 5) SoundCloud #FAIL, 6) Post-Brexit: new UK-US bilateral trade agreement, 7) ICYMI Tech News.

1) 7 of the Top 10 Global Brands Are Tech Companies
Blue companies above are classified by the source as non-tech, Gold as tech (source: visualcapitalist.com)
Source: Chart: Ranking the World's Most Valuable Brands | visualcapitalist.comin just 10 years tech brands have taken over the list. All ten use as their principal domain name brand.com.

Other Tech News:

2)  Apple $AAPL (principal domain: Apple.com) conference call to discuss third fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EDT (US). See also Trump & Apple Contract Manufacturer Foxconn Announce New Wisconsin Facility | TheHill.com--Foxconn investing $10 billion in Wisconsin and creating 3,000 jobs there--"The White House said the new project is expected to be the first of many new U.S. plants from Foxconn, one of the biggest manufacturers of Apple products such as iPhones." and Why You Should Sell Your Apple Shares Before The Next iPhone Release | SeekingAlpha.com.

3) Q2 2017 earnings webcasts this past week on DomainMondo.com: Alphabet $GOOG / $GOOGLFacebook $FBTwitter $TWTR, Verisign $VRSN, Amazon $AMZNSee also


4) Unicorn: Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo (domain: ofo.so) in talks to raise $1 billion in a new funding round led by Japan's SoftBank Group--Reuters.com.

5) SoundCloud #FAIL:‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’--How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away | TheVerge.com.

6)  Post-Brexit world: work has already started on a new UK-US bilateral trade agreement between the two countries effective upon Brexit--Reuters.com.

7) ICYMI Tech News:
  • Samsung's semiconductor unit brought in $15.8 billion last quarter, passing Intel ($14.76 billion in chip sales)--Fortune.com.

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo  

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