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    Introduction to ARK’s Big Ideas 2020

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    Join James Wang as he interviews Cathie Wood (CEO and CIO at ARK Invest) on our recently published Big Ideas 2020 report. On this podcast Cathie will share her perspective on some of the biggest breakthroughs ARK believes should not be missed in the coming year. What is ARK’s Big Ideas Report? This annual research […]

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    Parcel Drone Delivery Should Supercharge Ecommerce

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, DPSGY, GOOG, JD, RKUNY, UPS

    According to ARK’s research, with regulatory approval in the US, an Amazon drone could deliver a package today profitably for $0.90 in less than a half hour, cutting the cost of domestic shipping by roughly 90%. Given frictionless and inexpensive delivery, consumers would likely buy many more goods online. ARK illustrates that parcel drone delivery […]

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    These Innovations Have the Potential to Save Lives

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    Mentioned Companies: ALV, DLPH, GOOG, MBLY, TSLA

    We believe that innovation is changing the way the world works and ultimately making it a better place by saving lives, delivering productivity advancements, empowering users and developers, and reducing the environmental and social externalities of economic growth. Below, we highlight a few examples from our previously published research on how disruptive innovation saves lives. […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 133: AR, Cryptoassets, EVs, Drones, & Balloons

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, BABA, GOOG, GOOGL, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 133. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    Delivery Drones Could Serve a Large Swath of the US Population

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN

    Delivery drones are ready to launch, once regulators give them the greenlight. So how many people will these drones be able to serve in the US? Our research suggests that, if the FAA approved them today, Amazon’s drones could transport packages to more than 50 million people in roughly 30 minutes. The battery improvements we […]

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    Air Taxis Are On The Way

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    Mentioned Companies: BA, EADSY, TSLA

    “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters,” said Peter Thiel in 2013.1 Five years later, we have twice as many characters per tweet, but no flying cars. In our view, a vehicle for both the road and the air will never see the light of day. In fewer than five years, however, personal […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 92: AI, Blockchain, CRISPR, Drones, and EVs

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    Mentioned Companies: AAPL, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 92. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    Drone Deliveries, Machine Learning, The Bitfinex Hack, and More Takeaways from Last Week’s Brainstorming

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, FB, GOOG, GSK, MBLY, TSLA

    This is a blog series based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders and investors. It is designed to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in innovation. 1. Commercial Drone Deliveries Are On the Horizon Both Google and Amazon  just […]

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    Amazon Drones Could Deliver a Package in Under Thirty Minutes for Less Than One Dollar

    by | Industrial
    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, FDX, UPS

    This piece has been updated since its original publication. For a detailed explanation of our research assumptions about drone delivery click here. Update: We published this article back in April 2015 relatively shortly after Amazon’s first announcement of Amazon Prime Air. This week we finally received new insights into the drone delivery program. The Seattle-based retailer […]

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    Who Will Benefit When Commercial Drones Take Off?

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    Despite crippling regulatory battles, finally the commercial drones may be taking off. This year, Amazon gained FAA approval for testing delivery drones, and the FAA is in talks to relax the onerous line-of-sight requirement 1 for operators. When commercial drones are free to fly, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) expects unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]

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    How Can Amazon Charge $1 for Drone Delivery?

    by | Industrial
    Mentioned Companies: AMZN

    Since its initial publication, ARK has scrutinized the assumptions and refined the estimates. Even with more conservative figures, ARK finds that Amazon could offer drone delivery for $1 and still turn a profit. Here are the assumptions, broken down into three parts: Part 1: Estimated Volume of Packages Shipped by Prime Air Amazon  is on track to […]

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    Africa: The Final Farming Frontier

    by | Industrial
    Mentioned Companies: AGCO, CNHI, DD, DE, MON, SYT

    As Africa moves through a structural transformation driven by agricultural innovation, several companies are capitalizing on the shift. Technology upgrades will allow African farmers to farm more land in less time, helping to feed the continent’s booming population. Improved yields, labor productivity, and economies of scale will reshape the African continent. Sub-Saharan Africa has considerable […]

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    The Fast Farming Future – New Age Farming Technology

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    Mentioned Companies: DD, DE, MON, TRMB

    Thanks to advancements in farming technology and data collection, farmers are planting faster and more efficiently than ever before. In 2013, farmers planted 41 million acres of corn in one week, or 43% of the annual US harvest. By comparison, in 1983 they planted a mere 16 million acres, roughly a quarter of total domestic harvest.1 […]