What early users of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet think about the service, speed and more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rolled out its Starlink early access program to the public six months ago, with the satellite internet service growing to more than 10,000 users in the first few months. To get real-life first impressions of the service, CNBC spoke to more than 50 people who have been using Starlink. Those surveyed included … Read more

Dell jumps as it unveils VMware stock spinoff plan

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland. David A. Grogan | CNBC Dell shares rose as much as 9% in extended trading on Wednesday after the company announced its plan to proceed with the spinoff of its 81% ownership of enterprise software maker VMware. The deal should close in … Read more

SpaceX adds to previous equity round, pushing Elon Musk’s last raise total to nearly $1.2 billion

A Falcon 9 rocket launches the company’s 14th Starlink mission on Oct. 18, 2020. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX added more money to its most recent equity raise, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. SpaceX held a second close of about $314 million, adding to the $850 million that CNBC reported the company raised in … Read more

Coinbase’s blockbuster debut is a ‘watershed’ for crypto — but there are risks ahead

Coinbase is set to go public through a blockbuster direct listing Wednesday, and investors are hailing it as a “watershed” moment for the cryptocurrency industry. The digital currency exchange could be valued at as much as $100 billion, making it more valuable than major trading venue operators like New York Stock Exchange parent Intercontinental Exchange … Read more

Coinbase is unlike any market debut Wall Street has ever seen

Brian Armstrong, co-founder and chief executive officer of Coinbase Inc. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Coinbase is poised to command an astronomical valuation when the digital currency exchange goes public on Wednesday. But ask 10 market experts how the company should be valued and you’ll likely get 10 answers. That’s because Coinbase’s … Read more

Microsoft’s latest MacBook Air competitor lets you pick between Intel or AMD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Microsoft Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop 4, a laptop that competes most closely with Apple’s MacBook Air. This year, customers can choose between Intel or AMD processors across two sizes, either a 13.5-inch laptop or a 15-inch model. It shows Microsoft is taking a different path to its devices … Read more

Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $62,000 ahead of Coinbase debut

The Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange application seen on the screen of an iPhone. Getty Images Bitcoin surged to a fresh record high of more than $62,000 on Tuesday, as investors awaited the highly-anticipated stock market debut of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The price of bitcoin climbed more than 4% in the last 24 hours to hit $62,718, … Read more

Temasek and BlackRock commit $600 million to invest in firms working to reduce carbon emissions

BlackRock Chair and CEO Laurence D. Fink attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 23, 2020. FABRICE COFFRINI Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and asset manager BlackRock will team up to invest in private companies that use technology to reduce carbon emissions, the companies said Tuesday. The … Read more

Northrop Grumman robotic MEV-2 spacecraft, in a first, catches active Intelsat satellite

The view from Northrop Grumman’s MEV-2 spacecraft as it approached to dock with Intelsat satellite IS-1002. Intelsat Two aerospace firms accomplished an industry first on Monday, as a small Northrop Grumman spacecraft docked successfully with an active Intelsat satellite to provide service and extend its life. Intelsat’s IS-1002 satellite is nearly 18 years old, and … Read more

Apple reportedly building new Apple TV with built-in camera and speaker

Apple is in the early stages of building a new Apple TV device with a built-in camera and speaker, according to Bloomberg. The newest Apple TV was released in 2016 and is long overdue for an update as it competes with TV products from Amazon, Google and Roku that have gained market share by routinely … Read more