Amazon Gets a Fire Phone, but When Will DC Comics Get Its Kevin Feige?

Three Fools take to the air to tell you how to profit from the rising influence of geek culture.

Jun 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

This week, we look at the feature-rich Fire Phone. Will the new handset help (NASDAQ:AMZN) steal business from its smartphone competitors? Or is it just a ploy to get more consumers visiting the retailer's online store?

Then, we examine the prospects for GoPro's upcoming IPO. Should long-term investors look to get in now, or is it too early to buy? We also consider whether Facebook has a winner in Slingshot, a so-called Snapchat killer that leans on an interesting gimmick to boost engagement.

We also talk about a new Google initiative called "Made With Code," aimed at getting girls more interested in writing the next generation of great digital apps. Is Google being generous, savvy, or both?

Next, we return to entertainment and a report that Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) plans to make and release seven movies based on DC Comics characters between now and 2018. Is the studio smart to adopt such an accelerated schedule? Does it need a show-runner like Marvel's Kevin Feige to run point?

Finally, we talk about Denver Comic Con and how a beloved independent comics property is getting new life on screen -- and why that may be bad news for one of the major pay TV networks.

Guest host Alison Southwick, Nathan Alderman, and Tim Beyers have these stories and more in this week's episode of 1-Up on Wall Street. Click the video to watch now, and then be sure to follow us on Twitter for more segments and regular geek news updates!

The tech breakthrough so big, it's got Buffett shaking in his boots
Warren Buffett just called this emerging technology a "real threat" to his biggest cash cow. Yet only a few investors are embracing this new market, which experts say will be worth over $2 trillion. It won't be long before everyone on Wall Street wises up, and that's why The Motley Fool is releasing this timely investor alert. Click here to learn more about what's keeping Buffett up at night and the one public company we're calling the brains behind the technology.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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