Business Fallout: Airlines beg for aid; Google launches site 2020/03/21 19:47:18 ABC News
Airlines and retailers are pleading for aid as Congress and the White House continue to negotiate a rescue package
Google launched an educational website on coronavirus in the United States 2020/03/21 19:33:10 Business Insider
Google has debuted an educational website on coronavirus in the United States, designed to provide accurate information on education, prevention, and local resources. Concerns around disinformation have swirled around the pandemic, as platforms like Fox News and Whatsapp have been identified as spreading false and misleading information . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Google debuted an educational website on the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, which focuses on providing accurate information on education, prevention, and local resources. The site is designed to highlight information from "authoritative" sources at the front of the pandemic response, like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, to gather information on data visualization, safety and prevention, relief efforts, and resources for affected individuals and businesses. The launch coincided with a major uptick in cases of the virus identified in the US , where there are cases in every state and 274 deaths as of March 21.
Google says it has removed 'millions of ads in the past week' relating to coronavirus, but users are still seeing ads for products like face masks 2020/03/21 16:37:49 Business Insider
Weeks after Google said it banned adds for face masks, users still reported seeing them on news articles about COVID-19. Sens. Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal have called on the FTC to take action against Google for continuing to serve advertisements for products like face masks and hand sanitizers. The company told Business Insider it's removed millions of ads in the past week alone related to the novel coronavirus. Google told Business Insider it has a "dedicated task force" working to remove such ads from companies violating its policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Weeks after Google said it was banning ads from companies attempting to profit off of panic surrounding the novel coronavirus, users still reported seeing ads for products like face masks served by Google Ads. Journalist and "Recode Media" podcast host Peter Kafka on Saturday said he was served an ad for a face mask on an article about a shortage of medical supplies published by The New York Times. "The more useful explanation is that Google's ad ops aren't set up to deal with an influx of bad actors trying to abuse it," he wrote. "If this sounds familiar it's because every big publishing platform has a version of that problem." "Google will catch up to this ad and ban it, but mask sellers will respond with new ads.
Google launches highly anticipated coronavirus website 2020/03/21 14:45:22 CBS News
The site offers safety and prevention tips, search trends, and other resources for individuals, educators and businesses.
Google's coronavirus information site is now live 2020/03/21 05:51:38 The Next Web
Google has just launched a site with information and resources to understand the coronavirus outbreak. You can access it at google.com/covid19.
Apple might soon launch an AR/VR headset with HTC Vive-like controller 2020/03/27 10:19:34 India TV News
Apple is reportedly planning to release a combination AR/VR headset with a very similar design as the controller for the HTC Vive headset.
Taiwan PCB Makers in Apple's Supply Chain Contradict Reports of iPhone 12 Launch Delay 2020/03/27 09:50:35 Mac Rumors
Taiwanese makers of iPhone-bound printed circuit boards (PCBs) have denied reports that Apple has asked them to postpone volume production of Apple's 2020 iPhone by two months, according to a DigiTimes paywalled article. Taiwan's PCB makers in the supply chain of 5G iPhones have denied reports claiming they have been asked to postpone volume production by two months in line with a likely launch delay for Apple's new-generation devices amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources. The rebuff follows a report earlier this week from Japanese news site Nikkei that claimed Apple was preparing to delay the launch of its 2020 iPhone lineup "by a few months" over over fears of how well iPhones would sell in the current situation. That report suggested supply chain sources also foresaw "practical hurdles" that could push back the launch date, which was scheduled for September. According to Nikkei , Apple is monitoring the viral outbreaks on both sides of the Atlantic, and assessing whether a delay might be preferable.
Now you can try Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X free for 90 days 2020/03/27 09:07:19 The Indian Express
Covid-19: Apple is extending 90-day free trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, its video and audio editing software
Kuo: Apple to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom Arm-based processors in 2021; USB4 support will come to Macs in 2022 (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors) 2020/03/27 06:50:02 Techmeme
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors : Kuo: Apple to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom Arm-based processors in 2021; USB4 support will come to Macs in 2022 — Apple plans to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom designed Arm-based processors in 2021 …
Apple is Giving a 90-Day Free Trial for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X 2020/03/27 06:06:33 Gadgets 360
Apple is introducing a 90-day free trial period for its Final Cut Pro X and the Logic Pro X apps due to the coronavirus pandemic that has confined everyone within their homes.
An Michelin-star chef on lockdown in Italy is streaming his family's nightly dinners on Instagram 2020/03/28 20:16:00 Business Insider
Italian Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura has started streaming his family dinners on Instagram while his country is on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The series, called "Kitchen Quarantine," shows Bottura and his family cooking dinner with common household ingredients. Bottura is one of countless chefs worldwide whose restaurants have closed amid the coronavirus outbreak. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered restaurants left and right — and the top-ranked restaurant in the world was no exception. But amid weeks of self-isolation in Modena, Italy, Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura has found a new way to delight his fans: by streaming his family meals on Instagram. Bottura, whose restaurant Osteria Francescana was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2018 , recently began posting live Instagram videos in which he and his family cook dinner together using common household ingredients. He calls it " Kitchen Quarantine ," and it goes live every night at 8 p.m. local time.
Stocks were so volatile this week some analysts have started pulling their S&P 500 targets 2020/03/28 19:05:47 Business Insider
Wall Street analysts at Oppenheimer this week abandoned its S&P 500 target amid market volatility due to the coronavirus pandemic this week. "In such an environment the risk and the extent of damage will vary greatly within segments of the economy and sectors of the markets causing us to suspend our target at this time," John Stoltzfus, chief investment strategist of Oppenheimer Asset Management, wrote in a March 23 note Analysts at Canaccord Genuity and BMO also pulled S&P 500 targets, CNBC reported Saturday. Read more on Business Insider. The stock market had yet another rollercoaster week fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. Amid increased market volatility, some Wall Street analysts have started pulling targets for the S&P 500, saying it's too difficult to predict the future during a period of such high uncertainty. "Until the virus exhibits a decline in its trajectory and rolls over, 'normalcy' is likely to remain out of reach," John Stoltzfus, chief investment strategist of Oppenheimer Asset Management, wrote in a March 23 note. "In such an environment the risk and the extent of damage will vary greatly within segments of the economy and sectors of the markets causing us to suspend our target at this time." Stoltzfus said that Oppenheimer will start the S&P 500 forecast again when the length of the "hard stop" of the US economy can be determined, he said.
Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for Canada’s front-line health-care workers 2020/03/28 17:52:46 The Star
Registered nurse and novice sewer Joan Davis says she co-founded the Facebook group Sewing for Lives, Ontario out of concern there wouldn’t be enough masks for the army of workers and volunteers doing their part both in and out of hospital.
Zoom updates app to remove Facebook data sharing 2020/03/28 16:48:03 Seeking Alpha
Yesterday, Motherboard reported that Zoom Video's (NASDAQ:ZM) iOS app sent data to Facebook even if the user doesn't have a Facebook profile. The videoconf
Watch – Deaf & autistic boy who has ‘no friends’ got over 700 bday cards from strangers 2020/03/28 15:01:49 The London Economic
Mum Natasha James, 33, put an appeal out on Facebook to see if anyone would send Dylan a card The post Watch – Deaf & autistic boy who has ‘no friends’ got over 700 bday cards from strangers appeared first on The London Economic .
Amazon to open store without checkouts in UK 2020/03/14 16:00:32 The Guardian
Automated shop allows customers who have Amazon Go app to simply walk out with items Amazon hopes to transform another sector of the British retail market by bringing a checkout-free food store to London. Later this year, the US retailer is expected to open an Amazon Go site in the west London enclave of Notting Hill, more than two years after its first automated outlet opened in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading…
From paper towels to disinfectant: Where you can still find household essentials 2020/03/14 14:15:00 Aol.
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He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them 2020/03/14 09:00:18 New York Times
Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.
Infosys vacates Bengaluru office building after suspected coronavirus case 2020/03/14 06:56:00 Business Today
Coronavirus in Bengaluru: Companies such as Google, Mindtree, Amazon Inc, Wipro and Tech Mahindra have also adopted work from home as a model
Geldof: Trump a vulgar fool, Putin a gangster, Xi Jinping ruthless 2020/03/14 05:00:58 Free Malaysia Today
Irish singer-songwriter, author and political activist also says tech giants like Facebook and Amazon need to be broken up.
For Some Companies, A Sliver Of Good News During COVID-19 2020/03/27 19:15:31 Benzinga
We have all seen how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the stock market in the past weeks. And though there's plenty of reasons to be negative, there are a few companies that could benefit from this crisis. The FAANG stocks, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB ), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX ), and Google ( Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG )), could manage to get through this crisis relatively unscathed, as social distancing has made people rely much more on digital services, whether those are online shopping and delivery, using more streaming services, or social media. So it is not a surprise that both Facebook and Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR ) reported an increase in the usage of their services. On the other hand, any potential recession could hurt these companies' advertising revenue, as this is usually one of … Full story available on Benzinga.com
GraniteShares’ short and leveraged ETPs span 281 per cent in returns 2020/03/27 12:46:54 etfexpress.com
27th Mar 2020 - 12:46pm GraniteShares’ short and leveraged ETPs span 281 per cent in returns Submitted By Beverly Chandler | 27/03/2020 - 12:46pm GraniteShares seems blessed with an ability to live in interesting times. The firm launched its range of short and leveraged single stock daily ETPs on the London Stock Exchange last December, just as the UK was in the throes of Brexit news and facing a General Election. GraniteShares brings short and leveraged single stock ETPs to the UK The GraniteShares daily ETPs, with fees of 0.99 per cent are providing 3x long and 3x short exposure to AstraZeneca; BAE Systems; Barclays; BP; Diageo; Glencore; Lloyds Banking Group; Rio Tinto; Royal Dutch Shell; Rolls Royce and Vodafone. Latest figures from GraniteShares reveal that between 19th February and 11TH March, when the world’s stock markets saw significant falls on concerns about the impact of the coronavirus, its 11 3x inverse and 11 3x leveraged FTSE 100 single stock exchange traded products (ETPs) delivered returns of between +194.9 per cent and -86.5 per cent.
Netflix Download Data Suggests 'Top And Bottom Line Outperformance' Due To Social Distancing 2020/03/26 14:35:51 Benzinga Feeds
Unlike many other stocks, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) has a business model that is relatively insulated from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. On Thursday, another analyst said Netflix’s numbers may actually be benefiting from the rising number of Americans working from home. The Netflix Analyst BofA Securities analyst Nat Schindler reiterated his Buy rating and $426 price target for Netflix. The Netflix Thesis Schindler said Netflix subscriber growth should beat expectations to the upside in the first half of 2020. At the same time, the company’s margins should get at least a temporary boost due to reductions in costs related to reduced marketing spend and the shutdown of TV and … Full story available on Benzinga.com
Netflix (NFLX) Cuts Video Quality in India on Coronavirus Woes 2020/03/26 08:25:00 Zacks Investment Research
Netflix (NFLX) downgrades video streaming quality in India followed by Amazon, YouTube among others in an attempt to lower network traffic amid Covid-19 outbreak.
Facebook Looks Compelling at Current Levels, Says 5-Star analyst 2020/03/25 15:30:36 Nasdaq
The coronavirus hasn’t spared the mega-caps, and social media giant Facebook is a case in point. Among its FAANG peers, year-to-date, Facebook ( FB ) has suffered the most, shedding 24% of its value. Should the sharp pullback raise concern among investors? Not at all, says SunTrust Robinson’s Youssef Squali . Despite the new macro environment’s impact on future estimates and a recent price target reduction, the 5-star analyst maintains that FB remains in good health. As a result, Squali reiterated his Buy rating, although as mentioned, the price target gets a haircut - down from $265 to $230. From current levels, the upside potential comes in at 47%. (To watch Squali’s track record, click here ) The major source of Facebook’s revenue is from advertising, so it is bound to feel the weight of coronavirus’ impact. As ad budgets all over the world get severely slashed, there will naturally be less money to spend on Facebook. That being said, as the world’s leading social media platform, with a 62% market share, the outbreak has benefitted FB in another way.
Satya Nadella, whose 23-year-old son is a legally blind quadriplegic with cerebral palsy weakening his immune system, on Microsoft's role in slowing COVID-19 (Geoff Baker/The Seattle Times) 2020/03/22 05:55:02 Techmeme
Geoff Baker / The Seattle Times : Satya Nadella, whose 23-year-old son is a legally blind quadriplegic with cerebral palsy weakening his immune system, on Microsoft's role in slowing COVID-19 — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admits to feeling the personal anxieties many of his employees have shared about the coronavirus pandemic.
Should You Buy the Panic? 2020/03/21 12:00:05 ETF Trends
By Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO, U.S. Global Investors If anyone has the right to say “I told you so,” it’s Bill Gates. Two years ago, the co-founder, former CEO and now former board member of Microsoft urged governments to step up their preparedness in the event of a modern global pandemic. Such an event, Gates warned, […] The post Should You Buy the Panic? appeared first on ETF Trends .
Microsoft develops 'real time noise suppression' for conference calls to filter background noises 2020/03/20 22:47:16 Daily Mail Online
Microsoft is working on a new AI-powered sound filtering tool to its Teams software that will remove potentially embarrassing background noises from audio and video conference calls.
Zoom warns investors that the app's huge boom in popularity is making it more expensive for the company to do business (ZM) 2020/03/20 22:42:10 Business Insider
Zoom has experienced a huge increase in usage over the past few weeks — consumers and businesses alike are turning to the red-hot video chat app to stay connected amid the spread of coronavirus. Zoom executives said earlier this month that much of that new usage is for its free product, so its too early to tell how it will translate into more business. However, the increased usage puts more pressure on Zoom to keep up the quality of its product and forces the company to invest in growing its infrastructure, according to a new company filing. Zoom also worries that if it can't grow its infrastructure fast enough, people might start to see its product as unreliable, which will only give rivals like Microsoft, Google, and Cisco opportunity to pounce. Click here for more BI Prime stories . Zoom has had explosive growth over the past few weeks, as businesses and schools around the world turn to operating remotely to try and slow the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus disease. However, in a new securities filing from the company on Friday, Zoom warns investors that this may prove to be a double-edged sword: The flood of new users, both consumer and business, will force the company to invest in building out its infrastructure while also maintaining the reliability that helped make it such a hit in the first place. "We expect our cost of revenue to increase for the foreseeable future, both in absolute dollars and as a percentage of total revenue, as we expand our data center capacity and third party cloud hosting due to increased usage stemming from the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus," Zoom writes in the filing.
The Full Nerd ep. 130: DirectX 12 Ultimate and PlayStation 5 specs 2020/03/20 21:55:00 PCWorld
In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung , Brad Chacos , and Adam Patrick Murray talk DirectX 12 Ultimate and PlayStation 5 spec reveal. We kick things off with Microsoft's big news on DirectX 12 Ultimate , which promises to marry Xbox Series X to PC gaming. If you want to know whether you have a DirectX 12 Ultimate card or not, watch this episode, above. To read this article in full, please click here
2K Games is pulling its games from NVIDIA GeForce Now 2020/03/07 00:53:12 Android Central
2K Games is pulling its games from NVIDIA GeForce Now, NVIDIA has confirmed on its forums. This includes titles like the Borderlands franchise.
2K Games pulls its titles from NVIDIA GeForce Now 2020/03/06 23:31:13 Windows Central
2K Games is pulling its games from NVIDIA GeForce Now, NVIDIA has confirmed on its forums. This includes titles like the Borderlands franchise.
Here’s Why Nvidia Stock Looks Better Than Ever 2020/03/06 19:08:09 InvestorPlace
After a rough patch in 2018, NVDA stock is back on track and looking better than ever due to a handful of promising catalysts.
NVIDIA Stock Falls 5% 2020/03/06 14:56:00 Investing.com
Nvidia acquires SwiftStack, a small AI-focused data storage and management platform it currently uses, for an undisclosed sum (Chris Mellor/Blocks and Files) 2020/03/06 01:00:41 Techmeme
Chris Mellor / Blocks and Files : Nvidia acquires SwiftStack, a small AI-focused data storage and management platform it currently uses, for an undisclosed sum — Nvidia is buying SwiftStack, an object storage software company. Terms were undisclosed but the takeover looks like a white knight move by Nvidia.