Apple Offering New Products Aimed at Ed Tech & Smart Classrooms Market

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) is making a greater push for new products to be sold into the Education Technology (Ed Tech) and Smart Classrooms Market. MarketsandMarkets forecasts stated that the Ed Tech and Smart Classrooms Market is expected to grow from USD 43.27 Billion in 2015 to USD 93.76 Billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 16.7% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020.

Today, Apple held a launch event at  Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School and announced that they had 200,000 apps developed for education to be used on their new iPad that will be offered to schools for $299. The new apps are taking advantage of  Apple’s augmented reality development kit will serve to gain greater market share in the Education Technology (Ed Tech) and Smart Classrooms Market.

Apple is also launching a new software development platform called ClassKit for education. Apple will provide Free iCloud storage up to 200 GB for education users.

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Apple reveals new $299 iPad at education-themed event

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Vista Partners Quote of the Day (3-7-18) via Warren Buffett

“Don’t watch the market closely. If they’re trying to buy and sell stocks, and worry when they go down a little bit … and think they should maybe sell them when they go up, they’re not going to have very good results.” – Warren Buffett

Vista Partners recently published “Concerned?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-3-18 and it is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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New Fed Chair Jerome Powell Cools Overheating Talk & Confirms Gradual Approach

Jerome Hayden Powell is an American former investment banker, who is the current Chair of the Federal Reserve. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate. Based on public filings, Powell’s net worth is estimated to be as much as $112 million making him the richest member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Powell, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 1, 2018, stated the following:

“By continuing to gradually raise interest rates over time we are trying to … achieve inflation moving up to target, but also make sure that the economy doesn’t overheat.”

“There is no evidence that the economy is currently overheating.”

“I will be honest. I would have thought you would have seen more wage increases by this point.”

“We’ve got an economy with strong momentum. … I do think you will begin to see wages coming up.”

These statements seemed to catch the market off-guard today as the Dow 30 sold off 420.22 points into the close off -1.68% for the day as it closed at 24,608.98.

Recently, Vista Partners (“Vista”) published February’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Clear Skies Ahead?” Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks,Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology. Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In February’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “For anyone holding long-term Treasuries, this could be a nightmare. If we see a move….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in February’s Newsletter: Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & General Mills (GIS).

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Powell Plays Down Overheating Risk While Asserting Gradual Path

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back against the notion that the U.S. economy is close to overheating, as he fine-tuned the message on his outlook while reinforcing his commitment to a gradual …..

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Vista Partners Publishes The February 2018 FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published February’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Clear Skies Ahead?”.

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In February’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “For anyone holding long-term Treasuries, this could be a nightmare. If we see a move….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in February’s Newsletter: Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & General Mills (GIS).

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Now Visit Apple in Vienna!

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to “leaving the world better than they found it.”

Apple announced recently that Apple® Kärntner Straße, Apple’s first store in Austria, opened Saturday, February 24 in the heart of Vienna. Nestled on the famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, the store’s 150 employees invites visitors to experience the creative sessions and services offered in Apple Stores around the world.

Apple® Kärntner Straße was designed with the original heritage building in mind, the two-level store features a corner entrance and reinstated exposed columns with large window openings that seamlessly connect it to the public gathering space outside. The highly knowledgeable employees together speak 44 languages and are ready to serve international customers.

Visitors can participate in free Today at Apple℠ sessions every day focused on photography, coding and app development, music, art and design, and more in The Forum. The diverse programs include Quick Start and How To sessions, Music Labs and Studio Hours, all led by Apple Creatives, the store’s experts in liberal arts. Interactive Photo Walks and Sketch Walks take participants outside the store to explore nearby sites in the city while learning new skills.

Programs are designed to serve all in the community, including sessions specifically for educators and children, such as Kids Hour on Saturdays. Entrepreneurs and app developers interested in hands-on training and advice can meet with Apple team members in the Boardroom for customized support.

Customers looking to simply try out Apple products can explore the entire line in the store and learn more from the store team at any time. New owners can get help customizing their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac with Personal Setup and users can work side by side with Geniuses at the Genius Bar when looking for technical support and advice. Additionally, the Apple Store app is a personalized guide to the best support options from Apple and another way to get connected with an expert.

I am an Apple product fan and live in and work in San Francisco so we get a bit of this experience at their stores in The City, but I would just as soon grab a ticket to experience this new store in Vienna, a town that is truly vibrant, beautiful and rich with history.

Learn more about Apple and track its ongoing progress at Vista Partners Apple (AAPL) Coverage Page.

Apple Opens its First Store in Austria Saturday

Apple® Kärntner Straße, Apple’s first store in Austria, will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the heart of Vienna. Nestled on the famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, the store’s 150 employees will invite visitors to experience the creative sessions..

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“Back In Order?” Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Update 2-17-18

Vista Partners has published “Back In Order?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-17-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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Vista Partners Updates Coverage on Four Dow 30 Companies: CAT, 3M, IBM & UNH

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published updated coverage on four Dow 30 components 3M (MMM), Caterpillar (CAT), IBM (IBM) & UnitedHealth Group (UNH).  The reports may be downloaded for FREE at the Vista Partners Coverage Section.

Vista recently published a report on Atossa Genetics (NasdaqCM: ATOS) a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions that announced additional findings from its Phase 1 study of Atossa’s proprietary oral Endoxifen recently.

Shares of Atossa (ATOS) closed up 17.06% today while trading volumes have risen to 4,480,000/day since last week when Vista Partners Published it’s FREE Research Report. DOWNLOAD the Vista Partners FREE Report at http://www.vistapglobal.com/vp-coverage/atossa-genetics-inc-atos/.

Vista also maintains coverage on cloud service provider Fusion (NasdaqCM: FSNN) and affordable health insurance product provider Health Insurance Innovations (NasdaqGM: HIIQ). See Featured Coverage here.

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Vista Partners Publishes The January 2018 FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published  January’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Déjà vu All Over Again?”.

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In January’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “Politics aside, it would seem that when it comes to President Donald Trump’s economic policy, he …” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in January’s Newsletter:  Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | DowDuPont (DWDP) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | JPMorgan Chase (JPM) & 3M (MMM).

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Have You Read “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life”?

Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but he allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom.

Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”

When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.

Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.

Praise for The Snowball

“Even people who don’t care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time

“Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times

“If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post

“Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal

“A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes

“The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

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Apple (AAPL) Makes a New Buddy?

The Vancouver based buddybuild team announced that they have joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build “amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community.”Buddybuild’s website states that it “ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution into a single, seamless platform. No more cobbling together disparate systems to meet your mobile development needs. With buddybuild, you can focus on what matters most: creating awesome apps.”

The buddybuild team is now part of Apple!

We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community..

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