#7 The worlds longest flight
Thursday was a big day for Singapore Airlines. The company restarted a direct service between Singapore and New York. By doing so, the Airbus A350-900ULR performs the longest direct flight by miles, CNBC reports.
The flight covers 9537 miles and takes 18 hours and 25 minutes. It operates with no economy class.
#6 Hondas $2.75 billion investment
The self-driving vehicle industry continues to attract major (automobile) players. Reuters reports that Honda is investing no less than $2.75 billion in Cruise, the self-driving vehicle unit of General Motors.
Hondas investment comes on top of the $2.25 billion investment from Japans SoftBank in the same GM unit. Honda, GM and Cruise will jointly develop the vehicles.
#5 Bitcoin technicals breaking bad
Not so great news for Bitcoin investors this week. The worlds biggest digital token seems to have entered a new negative divergence pattern, Bloomberg reports.
For now, all eyes remain on the $6000 support level - this hasnt been tested since mid-August.
#4 App store beats Google play
The fact that there is a gap between the amount of money Apples App Store makes compared with Google Play is no news in itself. The fact that this gap widened - a lot - in the third quarter of 2018, however, is.
According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the App Store has generated almost 93% more money than Google Play in Q3, TechCrunch reports. Apples App Store made $12 billion, 23.3% more than in the same period last year while Google Play made $6.2 billion, up 21.5% compared to last year.
#3 Walmart joins forces with PayPal
Walmart, the worlds biggest retailer, and PayPal are teaming up to allow their customers to deposit and withdraw cash at Walmart stores in the United States, Yahoo! Finance reports.
The collaboration with PayPal is another move by Walmart in an attempt to make its stores a one-stop shop for customers. For PayPal, its the first time that its customers will have a way to access cash at brick-and-mortar stores.
#2 Crude slumps
Uncertainty about the global oil demand outlook and the impact of the reimposition of US sanctions on Irans energy sector led to a slump in crude prices on Thursday, the Financial Times reports.
Brent prices fell $2.05 a barrel to $81.05 and West Texas Intermediate prices dropped $1.73 a barrel to $71.44.
#1 Tech stocks drive S&P 500 drop
Speaking of slumps, the falling oil prices mentioned above were part of a market-wide sell-off that started on Wednesday and still rippled across global markets on Thursday. As a result, tech stocks drove the S&P 500 to its worst one-day drop since February, the Financial Times reports.
That's this week's wrap-up all done again. Of course, well keep on top of the latest Tweets and well continue to bring you the most trending financial micro-messages from the web. See you back here next Friday.