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Weeks after Amazon announces new Halo smart watch, Apple dazzles with new Series 6 Thumbnail

Weeks after Amazon announces new Halo smart watch, Apple dazzles with new Series 6

Apple's popular smartwatch is getting an update, called the Apple Watch Series 6, with a key new health sensor, as well as features focused on making the gadget easier to use with kids. The new sensor for the Apple Watch can measure your blood oxygen level in 15 seconds, Apple said, and will also track your blood oxygen in the background. The feature adds to 2019's Apple Watch Series 5, which Apple used to introduce technology that enabled an always-on display, turning its Watch into more of a watch, as opposed to the wrist computer some people consider it to be.

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Activision stock continues to shine

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) saw its IBD SmartSelect Composite Rating rise to 96 Tuesday, up from 94 the day before. The new score means the company is now outperforming 96% of all stocks in terms of the most important fundamental and technical stock-picking criteria. The top-performing stocks tend to have a 95 or better grade as they start a significant move so be sure to keep that in mind when looking for the best stocks to buy and watch. Activision Blizzard is currently forming a flat base, with an 87.83 buy point. See if the stock can break out in volume at least 40% higher than normal.

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DraftKings and Espn join forces to expand online sports betting Thumbnail

DraftKings and Espn join forces to expand online sports betting

DraftKings joined forces with ESPN to promote its online sports betting products on ESPN-affiliated websites. DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) is one of the main online sports gambling companies with a lot of growth prospects in the future. The company went public on April 24th, 2020, using the popular SPAC strategy when it merged with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corporation at an IPO price of $19.

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Square adding a new payroll feature

Square is letting workers access some of their earned wages ahead of schedule, which could add fuel to the company’s recently booming banking business. San Francisco-based Square on Tuesday launched “On-Demand Pay,” which lets those using Square for payroll give employees up to $200 of a paycheck ahead of the normal biweekly schedule. Those funds can be funneled directly into Square’s popular mobile account, the Cash App.

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Amazon Prime drone delivery receives FAA approval

Amazon received federal approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday, a milestone that allows the company to expand unmanned package delivery. The company has zeroed in on drone delivery as part of a push to get packages quicker to Prime members. Since last year, Amazon has also invested billions of dollars to transition from two to one-day delivery.

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Amazon is entering the wearable space with new Halo

Amazon is entering the wearables market in a big way. The company on Thursday introduced a wristband for health and fitness tracking called Halo, alongside a subscription service and smartphone app. The space is currently dominated by the Apple Watch and devices from Fitbit, which is awaiting regulatory approval for an acquisition by Alphabet’s Google. Amazon’s Halo product builds on these older fitness tracking devices with features that have never been seen in a mainstream wearable device, including one that tracks a user’s emotional state by listening to the tone of their voice, and another that provides a three-dimensional rendering of their body with an estimated body fat percentage.

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