AMPD, PAT, MTA, HIVE, MILE: Contrarian investing as the zombies climb over the walls

Okay, so the world is burning, the Russians and Saudis are pouring low-cost fuel over it, the Americans are shocked that a reality TV show host with a penchant for scams didn’t make a clever President, Italy is in total lockdown, the Japanese are thinking of holding a spectator-free Olympics, Israel is putting anyone coming home from overseas in two weeks of quarantine, the stock markets are taking their biggest dive ever, and morons are hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer while lining up for the free havarti samples at Costco.

Tech Data (TECD.Q) subsidiary DLT Solutions helps hapless public sector deal with new tech, for a price

Government technology solutions aggregator, DLT Solutions, a subsidiary of Tech Data (TECD.Q), expanded their portfolio of technology options today. Adding these tech companies to their portfolio increases DLT’s ability to provide a wide range of solutions to the U.S. public sector, including endpoint protection, automation, application development and deployment, and secure electronic signatures.

Silicon Valley virtual assistants are always on and always listening

One of my friends was absolutely stoked when she got her Alexa for Christmas last year. She took pride of place on the shelf beside her wall-mounted TV, where she could maximize her listening capability. Over the next few months, Alexa began to sink into the background of her home, almost as another family member. Whenever she needed help remembering the final ingredient of a recipe, or who was in the Six Million Dollar Man, Alexa came to the rescue.