Morning Beat: Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), and GoPro Inc (GPRO)


Volkswagen AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) emissions scandal has brought to the limelight how far automakers are willing to go in a bid to play safe in the eyes of environmental regulators. The scandal might have proved as to why Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) may be the future of the auto industry due to environmental friendly cars.

Regardless of diesel cars playing a key role in polluting the environment they are unlikely to go away anytime soon. The amount of investment needed to upgrade the national power infrastructure to power millions of cars will always pose a big headwind on Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) taking over.

Part of the power infrastructure upgrade would involve a switch to nuclear power to replace coal and natural gas. The use of Nuclear power may however not be the best solution at the moment. Environmentalists remain unaware of how far the technology has evolved to encourage the switch.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella announced that his company will provide internet access to 500,000 villages across India. The executive made the announcement at a dinner party hosted in honor of Indian Prime Minister Visit to the US.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has already begun working on the project. It is currently offering internet services to a school in Srikakulam district through a pilot program that involves using unused spectrum between TV channels.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is gearing up for one of the biggest battles against search giant Google on the virtual reality front. The software giant has reiterated intentions to revolutionize VR experiences on mobile with its HoloLens mixed reality technology.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) intends to use HoloLens to take Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Cardboard program head on as the race for the next big thing in virtual reality heats up. The software is currently inviting applications for its upcoming Hackathon developer’s conference where VR ideas will take center stage. Developments on the VR front could allow the company to tie with ease its mobile and desktop operating systems in future.

GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) has added yet another action camera to its Hero product line. Hero+ is the company’s new action camera that will retail for $199. The unveiling also came with the confirmation of a $100 price cut for the Hero 4 Session camera. The high-end camera will now retail for $299 down from $399.

Hero+ adds to the company’s GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO)’s action camera line that consists of three high-end Hero 4 cameras and three low-end cameras. Hero+ comes with a waterproof body a microSD slot and Micro USB charging port. The camera can record two resolutions of 1080p at 60 frames and 720p 60fps. Its other specs are at par with those of Hero+LCD action camera.

Viraj Shah

Viraj Shah has completed M.Com (Finance) and is currently pursuing his CFP. He tracks US markets along with other global markets like India very closely. He is very passionate about stocks, real estate, and technology. He also believes that money can always be made in the market.

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