Invesco is launching a new Nasdaq ETF to capitalize on the tech craze

In the ETF space, success begets success.



a tall building in a city: A view of NASDAQ in Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic on May 7, 2020 in New York City.


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A view of NASDAQ in Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic on May 7, 2020 in New York City.

Just look at what Invesco is doing today. They’re launching a new product, the NASDAQ Next Gen 100 ETF (QQQJ).

It might more appropriately be called the Nasdaq 100 Junior Varsity list.

The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) started tracking the NASDAQ-100 Index in 1999. Since then, it’s become the fifth-largest ETF listed in the U.S., with $135 billion in assets under management.

Now Invesco is looking to capitalize on the interest in technology and growth stocks by offering a new “junior” QQQ.

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Vivo V20 Smartphone Launching Today in India at 12 Noon, Watch LIVE Streaming of Vivo’s Launch Event Here

Vivo India will officially launch the V20 smartphone today in India. The company has been teasing the smartphone on Flipkart revealing its key specifications & launch date. The phone was initially unveiled in Thailand last month alongside the Vivo V20 Pro. The Vivo V20 SE was launched in Malaysia under Vivo V20 series last month. As of now, there is no information on the India launch of V20 Pro & V20 SE models. Vivo V20 launch event will commence at 12 noon via Vivo India’s official YouTube & other social media handles. Interested users can also watch the live online telecast of the event by clicking on the below-embedded video. Vivo V20 With 44MP Selfie Camera Launching Tomorrow in India.

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In terms of specifications, the smartphone is expected to feature a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED waterdrop notch display

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Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale

It’s happening slowly but surely. With every passing week, more venture firms are beginning to announce SPACs. The veritable blitz of SPACs formed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya notwithstanding, we’ve now seen a SPAC (or plans for a SPAC) revealed by Ribbit Capital, Lux Capital, the travel-focused venture firm Thayer Ventures, Tusk Ventures’s founder Bradley Tusk, the SoftBank Vision Fund, and FirstMark Capital, among others. Indeed, while many firms say they’re still in the information-gathering phase of what could become a sweeping new trend, others are diving in headfirst.

To better understand what’s happening out there, we talked on Friday with Amish Jani, the cofounder of FirstMark Capital in New York and the president of a new $360 million tech-focused blank-check company organized by Jani and his partner, Rick Heitzmann. We wanted to know why a venture firm that has historically focused on early-stage, privately held companies would be interested in

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3 Astronauts Launching To ISS This Week, 3 Others Coming Home

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  • 3 astronauts are launching to the ISS from Kazakhstan this week
  • They will only have a week together with the current residents of the ISS 
  • In November, the ISS will celebrate the 20th year of continuous human presence aboard the space lab

Three astronauts are set to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) this week to join the three astronauts currently aboard the orbiting laboratory. But their time together will be short-lived because the three current residents are already set to come home next week.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are scheduled to launch aboard a Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft Wednesday. The three will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and are expected to arrive and dock to the ISS just hours later around 4:52 a.m EDT.

Live coverage of the 1:45 a.m. launch will be available on NASA Television

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Launching two years, it has become an emerging market fund like no other



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It has been a tricky debut for Mobius Investment Trust since its launch on the London Stock Exchange two years ago. 

The £100million fund, investing in under-researched and little known emerging market companies, has had to cope with a difficult stock market backdrop – with its share price falling back more than 20 per cent in March this year as the coronavirus pandemic panicked markets worldwide. 

Although the shares have since bounced back strongly – 47 per cent over the past six months – they are trading at around their £1 launch price. 

Yet manager Carlos Hardenberg is convinced the trust, with its focus on small technology firms, healthcare stocks and companies specialising in online educational tools, offers an outstanding opportunity for investors to make long-term returns. 



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‘It’s been a challenging and exciting two years,’ says

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NASA Ingenuity: Meet the woman launching a helicopter on Mars

What does it take to build a helicopter to fly on Mars? 

For starters, you can forget the remote control. Mars is more than 30 million miles away on a good day, so the time delay in sending and receiving signals means you couldn’t fly the spacecraft with a joystick — you have to send waypoints in advance from here on Earth and hope for the best. 

MiMi Aung, project leader of NASA’s Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Project, observes a flight test with JPL engineers Teddy Tzanetos (left) and Bob Balaram. 


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It also needs to charge itself. And it has to be able to take off in the incredibly thin Martian atmosphere (roughly 100 times thinner than Earth’s atmosphere), meaning the entire helicopter — including solar panel, batteries, computers, rotors and landing gear — has to weigh less than 4 pounds. And how do you test it in a simulated

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4 Tests For Launching A Venture In The Pandemic

Times of rapid and dramatic change can shift the tectonic plates of opportunity. The current pandemic is such a time — meaning that leaders should looking for suddenly-surfaced opportunities around which to  build a new business.

How can you decide which of these new opportunities is the right one for you? I offer students In my Foundations of Entrepreneurial Management course at Babson College a way to think about this question. The most important principle to keep in mind is that most startup ideas people pitch to me don’t work because the founders are trying to solve the wrong problem.

Here are the four tests potential founders should apply to make sure their new venture idea is solving the right problem:

1. Compelling evidence of ‘customer pain.’

I have interviewed hundreds of company founders over the last 10 years and I’ve found that the most common reason they started their

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Poco C3 Smartphone Launching Today in India at 12 Noon, Watch LIVE Streaming of Poco’s Launch Event

Poco, the former sub-brand of Xiaomi will officially launch the Poco C3 smartphone today in India. The company has been teasing the handset revealing its key features on its official Twitter handle. The online event will commence at 12 noon via Loco game streaming app, Rheo TV, Gaming Monk, Poco India’s official YouTube & other social media channels. Interested users can also watch the online telecast of the event by clicking on the below-embedded video. The smartphone is teased to go on sale on Flipkart. Poco C3 to Be Launched in India on October 6, 2020; Teased on Flipkart Ahead of Launch.

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In terms of specifications, the Poco C3 handset is expected to feature a 6.53-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels.

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Asus’ new ROG Phone 3 is a 5G gaming phone launching in the US

Asus’ latest gaming phone, the ROG Phone 3, is now available in the US. The ROG Phone 3 has some of the highest specs out there for a smartphone along with a bunch of features and accessories meant to enhance the mobile gaming experience.





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The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, a 6.59-inch OLED HDR screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz, 512GB of UFS 3.1 ROM storage, and support for 5G. It has the same 6,000mAh battery as last year’s model.

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The ROG Phone 3 comes in two configurations: one priced at $1,000 that comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and another priced at $1,100 with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. 16GB of RAM is still a rare spec for phones, but it is available in a higher configuration of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The ROG Phone 3’s predecessor debuted at

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Google’s New Chromecast Is Launching Without An Official Stadia App

The saga of Stadia, Google’s streaming game service that still hasn’t released in many regions around the world, keeps getting stranger. Google has just released a new Chromecast for TVs, and while it comes with over 6500 apps, Stadia isn’t one of them right now.

The Verge got their hands on the new Chromecast, which comes with Google TV, and found that there was no official Stadia app at launch. While they were able to get Stadia working through sideloading, it’s not an ideal solution, and it means that using Google’s service on this Google product at launch is inconvenient.

According to The Verge, the device will be updated to support Stadia officially in “the first half” of 2021. Stadia is officially supported by the Chromecast Ultra, which makes its lack of inclusion here especially confusing. The only way to get the Ultra now is through the Stadia Premiere Edition

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