Round 4. In-flight fitness. Brain hacking. 
Hi there,

Don't forget to cast your vote for our bracket which asks:

If you had to invest in a company and hold for 10 years, which company would you invest in?

Round 4 has some heavyweight matchups, including
  • Apple vs. Netflix
  • Amazon vs. Facebook
  • SpaceX vs. Alibaba
  • Alphabet vs. Baidu 
Polls close tomorrow, December 10th. Vote now.

And now, here are this week's top briefs.

Infographic: Apple’s Biggest Acquisitions
As Apple nears its 100th M&A transaction since its acquisition of NeXT Computer in 1996, we visualize the Cupertino-based giant's top acquisitions.

On Earnings Calls, Which Tech Company Are Senior Execs Most Obsessed With? Hint: It’s No Longer Google
More than Google, Apple, or Facebook, there's one company that CEOs and public company execs are talking about the most. We analyzed earnings call transcripts to identify the new king of technology.

What Is Blockchain Technology?
Few people understand what it is, but Wall Street banks, IT organizations, and consultants are buzzing about blockchain technology. It's hard to remove blockchain from Bitcoin, so we'll start with Bitcoin as we work to understand this technology's potential.

Forget Online Shopping. Walmart Patents A Store Built Right In Your Home.
Walmart's latest patent eliminates any remaining distance between inventory and consumers.

On-Demand Fitness Services Could Bring The Gym To Your Next Flight
Incumbents in the air travel and hospitality spaces are rolling out novel fitness offerings — from in-flight workouts to spin bikes in hotel rooms.

Here’s How Andreessen Horowitz & Union Square Ventures Are Betting On Blockchain
We took a closer look at these top VCs' blockchain investments, which range from private enterprise blockchains to cryptocurrency hedge funds.

The Elon Musk Effect: 8 Big Industries Brain Hacking Could Transform
Researchers and tech companies are bringing the nervous system online. These are the industries that will be transformed first.

Hungry for Investment: Big Food Races Toward Startups
Since 2015, global food giants from Tyson Foods to Land O'Lakes have launched venture funds and incubator programs to attract early-stage startups.

Staying Connected: Where Auto Suppliers Are Making Private Market Bets In Sensors, Self-Driving, & Cybersecurity
We dig into the ramp-up in private markets activity by major automotive suppliers like Bosch, Delphi, Continental, and more.

7 Small-Satellite Startups Bringing Space Down To Earth
Beyond space exploration, these high-potential startups are leveraging data from small satellites to increase military surveillance, predict the weather, and more.

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