Jon Markman

Jon Markman is editor of the independent investment newsletter The Daily Advantage.

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Microsoft, JCI and the UAE: The Internet of Things Blossoms in the Desert

Microsoft, JCI and the UAE: The Internet of Things Blossoms in the Desert

Big glass box buildings have become common across the world's cityscapes. But they can be energy gluttons. Enter Microsoft and Johnson Controls for IoT software, switches and controls in a venture with a UAE recycling and waste-management company.

Google AI on Track to Revolutionize Medicine

Google AI on Track to Revolutionize Medicine

Using data, machine learning and AI, Alphabet managers are incubating vibrant new businesses in pharma and tech. One or more of these will become exciting stand-alone businesses.

Uber's Potential Goes Way Beyond Just Ridesharing

Uber's Potential Goes Way Beyond Just Ridesharing

Uber is building a scalable, reliable software based dispatch system for the entire world, complete with mapping, logistics and a robust payment infrastructure. Allowing developers to build applications on top of this platform is transformational.

Disney Has What It Takes to Succeed Against Netflix

Disney Has What It Takes to Succeed Against Netflix

It's now clear consumers want everything on demand, including live TV. That's a huge new opportunity for the revamped and rejuvenated House of Mouse.

As 'Precision Medicine' Starts to Take Off, Here's Who's Poised to Capitalize

As 'Precision Medicine' Starts to Take Off, Here's Who's Poised to Capitalize

Precision medicine is like a smart bomb that bases treatment on a patient's individual genetics. One company makes the hardware and software to help make it happen.

Cell Towers Boom Amid New Uses -- Here's How to Play the Trend

Cell Towers Boom Amid New Uses -- Here's How to Play the Trend

Companies like ClimaCell are using cell towers to improve weather forecasts. This benefits tower operators because it means carriers will be willing to pay higher rents.

Spotify Has the Makings of a Blockbuster Stock

Spotify Has the Makings of a Blockbuster Stock

The music streaming company is set to take the place of record labels as it moves aggressively to vertically integrate into concerts, merchandise, promotion and data analytics.

Next-Gen 3D Printing Is Finally Ready for Its Close-Up: Here's How to Play It

Next-Gen 3D Printing Is Finally Ready for Its Close-Up: Here's How to Play It

3D printing ultimately will drive the made-to-order market of the future. Although there's few pure plays, one company is already using the technology to profit.

Shopify Has Cracked the Code on E-Commerce

Shopify Has Cracked the Code on E-Commerce

Shopify has become the go-to partner for small businesses seeking a foothold in e-commerce. Critics who complain about its high valuation misunderstand its role in the fastest-growing industry on Earth.

Facebook's Native Cryptocurrency Libra Will Supercharge Its Platform

Facebook's Native Cryptocurrency Libra Will Supercharge Its Platform

When Libra launches next year, Facebook's gated community of two billion-plus members worldwide will have its own currency. And the world will never be the same.