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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) – COVID-19 Has Sent The Need For Chatbots Skyrocketing. Is The Technology Ready?

The story of chatbots could have been written—and, indeed, was being written—without the help of a global pandemic. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, some estimates had pegged the chatbot market would grow from $2.6 billion to $9.4 billion in the next five years. This projected growth was mostly attributed to increased adoption rates and improvements in AI and natural language processing technology. 

But in the span of a few days in March, bank branches closed, call centers cleared out, and most other customer service-adjacent workers were sent home, forcing businesses to suddenly confront a virtual-only reality. 

Where Chatbots Stood Pre-Pandemic

Most early examples of chatbots as we know them can be traced to technology companies like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) (Siri) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) (Watson), as well as business-to-consumer websites like Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) and Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK). Each of

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Do Hedge Funds Love New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (EDU)?

The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We at Insider Monkey have plowed through 823 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of June 30th, when the S&P 500 Index was trading around the 3100 level. Stocks kept going up since then. In this article we look at how hedge funds traded New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) and determine whether the smart money was really smart about this stock.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) investors should be aware of a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.

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Did Hedge Funds Make The Right Call On Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) ?

We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, which is why imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, professional investors have to conduct complex analyses, spend many resources and use tools that are not always available for the general crowd. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have occasional colossal losses; they do. However, it is still a good idea to keep an eye on hedge fund activity. With this in mind, let’s examine the smart money sentiment towards Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) and determine whether hedge funds skillfully traded this stock.

Hedge fund interest in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity

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