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Airbnb’s monstrous $200m acquisition

This week, Airbnb invites AI into its home, Snap partners with Amazon, and Boeing shares climb thanks to a billion dollar sale.

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Airbnb jumps 5% on AI acquisition 🏡

A $200 mill bet: Airbnb has made its first acquisition as a public company, in a deal valued at just under $200 million.

  • Entering the AI game: It’s bought a startup called Gameplanner.AI, which was founded by Adam Cheyer, one of Siri's (later purchased by Apple) founders.

  • Your “travel concierge”: Gameplanner.AI will help Airbnb become a “travel concierge” that learns about users over time and enhances their travel experiences by matching them with the right homes.

Stock analyst rating saying hold

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

Snap gains 8% thanks to Amazon partnership 👻

Snapping up Amazon products: Snap will now let users buy Amazon products via Snapchat ads meaning they don’t leave the app.

  • A win-win: Snap keeps users on its platform for longer and Amazon is likely to benefit from further revenue.

  • Following in Pinterest’s footsteps: Amazon has already experienced positive results when it rolled this out with Pinterest. It’s now doing the same with Snap and Meta.

Stock analyst rating saying hold

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

Boeing shares up 9% as it sells 95 jets 🛩️

Investors are optimistic: Boeing shares increased this week as Emirates Airline said it planned to buy 95 jets from the aircraft company. 

  • Spenny jets: With the average jet costing between $89 - $440 million, we don’t need to do the maths to tell you Boeing has just generated a lot of revenue. (Remember, past performance does not guarantee future results!)

  • Back on course: Boeing needed a boost after struggling in recent times, following global trade tensions and two deadly 737 Max crashes.

Stock analyst rating stating strong buy

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

What have we learned this week? 🤓

  • AI is coming to apps: Last week Bumble, this week Airbnb. AI will begin to match us up with all sorts, whether it’s dates or homes. 

  • Amazon’s going social: Amazon’s recent partnerships may see a fall in website/app traffic, but revenue is likely to increase.

  • The Middle East is a market mover: Boeing knows that travel to the Middle East is growing and airlines need to keep up with demand.

Stock announcements this week 👀

  • Amazon: The ecom giant is making it so users of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat don’t have to leave the apps to make a purchase via Amazon. 

  • NVIDIA: The S&P 500’s best performing stock of 2023 reports Q3 earnings on Tuesday 21st November.

  • Tesla: The EV giant has added a legally binding clause in the Cybertruck buyer’s agreement that dictates owners “will not sell or otherwise attempt to sell the Vehicle within the first year.”

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*Figures and ratings correct as of November 15th 2023.

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