What to Consider Before Getting a Second Credit Card

Life presents us with a series of life-altering decisions. Should we search for a new job? Are we ready for marriage and children? Is getting a second credit card a good idea? Okay, maybe that last one isn’t in the same category, but it is an issue that requires some thought.

A second credit card means another monthly payment. Applying for one will have an effect on your credit score. There’s also the possibility that your spending could become unmanageable, and you’ll start to hear terms like “debt snowball” and “debt avalanche method,” which can sound scary if you don’t know what they are. (They’re ways to pay off your debt, BTW.)

None of this means that getting a second credit card is a bad idea. There are benefits to doing it and good reasons why you’d want to apply for one. In this article, we’ll go over some important … Read the rest

Microsoft makes $20bn bet on speech AI firm Nuance

Microsoft Corp plans to buy a tech firm known for helping to develop Apple’s Siri speech recognition software in a deal valued at $19.7bn (£13.3bn).

The purchase of Nuance Communications is the second largest in Microsoft’s history, after its acquisition of networking site LinkedIn in 2016.

Microsoft said it would bolster its software and artificial intelligence expertise for healthcare companies.

So-called “telehealth” and remote doctor visits have boomed in lockdown.

This growth is forecast to continue after the pandemic.

“Nuance provides the AI layer at the healthcare point of delivery,” Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said in a statement. “AI is technology’s most important priority, and healthcare is its most urgent application.”

The deal, which includes Nuance debt, is expected to be completed this year.

What is Nuance?

Nuance, based in Massachusetts, was founded in 1992. It employs more than 1,600 people globally and is active in 28 countries.

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Once Again, Elon Musk Said Something That Could Get Him in Trouble

The Tesla CEO made questionable comments to Wall Street analysts on a Jan. 27 conference call.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk may be on the hook for making several head-turning comments during a Jan. 27 conference call, AP reports. 

The billionaire businessman was on a call with bank analysts to discuss Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings when he allegedly misled them about the company’s vehicle production. According to the news wire, Musk said that Tesla would manufacture new versions of the S sedan and X large SUV while adding that a “Plaid” high-performance version of the electric S would be available in February.

Related: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Releases Incredible Video of a Monkey Playing Video Games With Its Mind

According to delivery and production figures that were released last week, however, Tesla did

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