Cisco beefs up cybersecurity play with $28 billion Splunk deal By Reuters

© Reuters. The logo of networking gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is seen during GSMA’s 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (Reuters) -Cisco Systems on Thursday agreed to acquire cybersecurity company Splunk (NASDAQ:) for about $28 billion, in its biggest acquisition ever that would bolster its network security … Read more

Why I think the Halma share price is a buying opportunity

Image source: Getty Images The Halma (LSE:HLMA) share price has taken a step back after the company’s trading update this morning (21 September). But the stock has been one of the best performers in the FTSE 100 over the last decade.  At a price-to-earnings ratio of 33, the stock doesn’t look like an obvious bargain. … Read more

OpenAI to launch DALL·E 3, its latest text-to-image AI tool

Cinefootage Visuals/iStock via Getty Images Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)-backed OpenAI unveiled the latest version of its text-to-image AI tool called DALL·E 3. The company said that DALL·E 3 is now in research preview, and will be available to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise customers in October, via the API and in Labs later this fall. DALL·E 3 is … Read more

Opinion: Instacart shares slump to their IPO price as investors have second thoughts

Shares of Instacart, the online grocery-delivery service, slumped to their initial public offering price on Wednesday, as investors appeared to have second thoughts, in a setback for the newly energized IPO market. In after-hours trading Wednesday, Instacart CART, known formally as Maplebear Inc., fell slightly below its original offering price of $30 a share, closing … Read more

Unless I’m crazy, these FTSE 100 shares are a steal!

Image source: Getty Images Since late June 2022, my wife and I have built a brand-new portfolio of undervalued shares. After 15 months of buying, we now own seven new US stocks, 15 FTSE 100 shares, and five FTSE 250 positions. In total, we bought 27 new stocks. Though many of our new holdings have … Read more

Slovak election could see Kyiv lose staunch ally By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Slovakia’s former Prime Minister and leader of SMER-SSD party Robert Fico attends the party’s election campaign rally, ahead of Slovakia’s early parliamentary election in Banovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia, September 14, 2023. REUTERS/Radovan Stok 2/2 By Jan Lopatka and Radovan Stoklasa BANOVCE NAD BEBRAVOU, Slovakia (Reuters) – “We are a peaceful … Read more

Hollywood writers reportedly near deal with studios to end strike

Hollywood writers and studios are reportedly near an agreement to end one of the months-long strikes that have brought production of TV shows and movies to a halt. Citing sources close to the negotiations, CNBC reported Wednesday night that the two sides were close to a deal following a face-to-face meeting earlier in the day. … Read more