Good morning, Austin. Here’s hoping your weekend was a good one, and that your work week is off to a happy start, as well.
Here’s a look at some of the technology stories making news and generating buzz around the Internet this morning:
Buffett goes big on Apple
We’ve known for a while that investing guru Warren Buffett has been investing in Apple Inc. What we didn’t know until Monday was just how heavily the Berkshire Hathaway chairman was betting on the tech giant.
In a CNBC interview Monday morning, Buffett said his holding company now owns 133 million shares of Apple stock. That’s about $18 billion worth of stock -- more than double what most in the industry thought Berkshire Hathaway’s stake to be.
Buffett’s big buy-in on Apple doesn’t follow his typical investment patterns, so many in the tech sector are wondering what the greater meaning of it all might be. Stay tuned.
News from Samsung
As it works to battle back from its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and current bribery allegations against one of its top executives, tech giant Samsung rolled out a number of new products at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Engadget has a video presentation that edits all the Samsung news into a short, easily digestible segment. It’s worth your time to take a look.
And more from MWC 2017
Samsung, of course, wasn’t the only company making news at Mobile World Congress. CNet has a nice roundup of the new products announced at the show, and TechCrunch offers a rundown of what it considers the biggest announcements made at this year’s event.
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