Day: September 9, 2020

Computer Guidance Corporation Announces Rapid Growth in Cloud Hosting in FY2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Computer Guidance Corporation Announces Rapid Growth in Cloud Hosting in FY2020
Cloud-Based Construction Software Developer & Provider Achieves Massive 200% YOY Growth and
Exponential Increase in Hosted eCMS Users and Deployments

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of cloud-based ERP solutions for the construction industry, announced today significant year-over-year growth of its Cloud Hosting services.

CGC’s Cloud Hosting services have grown a minimum of 20% annually since inception and experienced a 200% rate of growth year over year for Fiscal Year 2020. CGC’s continuous infrastructure investment averages $1$2 million annually, resulting in 99.99% uptime and reliability.

Key factors in powering the company’s growth have been attributed to its eCMS Cloud Construction ERP software’s Web-based technology platform which allows users to access integrated business-critical data and execute streamlined workflows anytime, anywhere on any device through secure Internet access. In addition, CGC’s

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3 Foreign Tech Picks Amid The Domestic Selloff

The big market break that we have all been anticipating is finally upon us. The remarkable speed at which this correction is occurring has already ripped stocks back to where they were a month ago, with overstretched tech leading the slide.

S&P 500 has plummeted 7% since September 2nd, while the tech-driven Nasdaq 100 has lost over 10% of its value.

Analysts have been speculating that this day of reckoning would occur, and the correction would be more significant the further valuations were pushed. Now the froth has finally being blown off the top.

The overzealous “pandemic traders,” as I like to call them, have brought with them valuation-neglecting optimism about the stock market that drove us to unsustainable levels over the last few weeks. The historically low volume last few weeks of summer vacation allowed the flooding cash from the retail investing/trading to

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Huawei planning to produce far fewer phones in 2021

Huawei P40 Pro Plus in hand screen

  • Huawei reportedly plans to ship just 50 million smartphones in 2021.
  • This is a 74% drop compared to projected shipments in 2020.
  • Samsung could take advantage by focusing on Europe and India as a result.

Huawei surprised the tech world when it emerged as the number one smartphone brand in Q2 2020, passing Samsung to take the crown. It’s widely believed that the manufacturer was able to capitalize on a COVID-19 recovery in its home market of China while Samsung’s strongholds of Europe and North America were being hit hard by the pandemic.

Unfortunately for Huawei, Korean outlet The Elec now reports that the brand is planning to produce far fewer smartphones in 2021. Huawei reportedly told its South Korean subcontractors that it plans to produce just 50 million units next year.

How does that compare to 2020 then? Well, it would be a 74% drop compared to its expected

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UV LED sources demand calibration to precise measurements for safe operation (MAGAZINE)

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation covers a wide wavelength range between 100 and 400 nm and is divided into three main areas, according to ISO standard 21348 — UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. Typical applications in the UV-A range between 315 and 400 nm are UV curing or UV ink printing. Light sources in the UV-B range between 280 and 315 nm are mainly used in medical skin treatment as phototherapies. The UV-C range between 100 and 280 nm can be applied in air and water disinfection, which is currently very relevant in the fight against pathogens such as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

The lighting industry has seen increased demand for UV-C radiation sources since the COVID-19 pandemic originated. UV-C radiation between 255 and 265 nm has been studied as a highly efficient method of inactivating the DNA or RNA of microorganisms, e.g. coronavirus, and prevents their replication and ability to actively infect

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Stock futures flat after technology-led sell-off

U.S. stock futures were flat overnight trading on Tuesday, following the technology-led stock rout that continues to pressure financial markets. 

Dow futures dropped 30 points. S&P 500 futures pointed to modest gains at the open on Wednesday and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.6%. 

Disappointing coronavirus vaccine news also pressured the futures market on Tuesday. AstraZeneca shares plunged in extended trading after the company  said a late-stage trial of  its Covid-19 vaccine candidate has been put on hold due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant in the U.K.

Shares of athletic retailer Lululemon and messaging platform Slack fell in after hours trading on Tuesday, despite both companies reporting better-than-expected earnings. 

The sell-off in technology shares worsened on Tuesday as investors rotated out of companies that led the market’s historic comeback from the coronavirus recession.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite underperformed once again on Tuesday — falling more than 4% 

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Impartner Announces New Chief Revenue Officer; Expands Executive Team to Capitalize on Growth of Channel Management Technology Industry

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Impartner, the world’s fastest-growing, most award-winning Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and channel management platform provider, announced today the appointment of SaaS-industry sales powerhouse Bill Curran as chief revenue officer. Curran replaces long-time CRO and former North American Channel Chief at Akamai Mark Rogers, who assumes the role as SVP of Alliances & Strategic Relationships, to further accelerate the growth of Impartner’s channel and strategic alliance ecosystem, which already includes a global network of partners and key alliances. 

Curran brings an extensive history of market-making SaaS and enterprise software executive and sales leadership with companies such as Cedar, Clarus, Synthio, Izenda and ExactTarget, where as VP of Sales he led the enterprise sales team to grow sales 150% annually, driving an increase in total company revenue from $7M to $125M in 6 years. Curran is also recognized for his reputation for consistently

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Rise of the Machines: New Book Applies Christian Ethics to the Future …

Once viewed as the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is steadily making inroads into our everyday lives—from our social media feeds to digital assistants like Siri and Alexa. As helpful as AI is for many aspects of our lives, it also raises a number of challenging moral and spiritual questions. Facial recognition can be used to locate fugitive criminals, but also to suppress political dissidents. Various apps and platforms can anticipate our preferences, but also harvest data that invades our privacy. Technology can speed healing, but many are hoping to use it to enhance natural human abilities or eliminate “undesirable” emotions.

In his recent book 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, Oxford professor emeritus John Lennox surveys the current and future landscape of AI and addresses these and related issues. Lennox is a mathematician who has spoken internationally on the philosophy of science, written books

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Tesla Valuation Dropped $40 Billion In A Day. More To Come?

[9/8/2020] The Big Tesla Sell-Off

Tesla’s stock (NASDAQ: TSLA) fell 9% on Thursday to about $407, driven by a broader sell-off in technology and high-growth sectors. A sizable drop! For perspective, Tesla lost $38 billion in value in a single day – that’s more than Ford’s current market cap ($27 billion) and just below GM’s market cap ($42 billion). However, Tesla’s stock remains up by about 4.5x year-to-date, with a valuation of about $380 billion. That makes the company more valuable that Dow constituents such as Procter & Gamble ($344 Bil), JP Morgan Chase ($309 Bil), UnitedHealth Group ($301 Bil) as well as S&P 500 constituents Mastercard ($344 Bil), NVIDIA ($321 Bil). However, is Tesla fairly valued at

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Judge Warns Julian Assange to Shut Up After Shouts of ‘Nonsense’ at Extradition Hearing

LONDON—In a few weeks or months, Judge Vanessa Baraitser will rule on whether Julian Assange can be taken to the United States to face a string of serious espionage charges, so it’s probably a good idea for him to stay in her good graces.

But on Tuesday, the second day of the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition hearing in London, which was delayed for months by the coronavirus pandemic, Baraitser delivered a forceful warning to Assange that he will be removed from court for good if he can’t keep his thoughts to himself while witnesses are delivering their evidence.

Assange reportedly shouted out “nonsense” during the hearing when the lawyer representing the U.S. told a witness that the WikiLeaks founder was facing extradition not for handling leaked documents but for releasing the names and endangering U.S. informants.

Clearly displeased by his outburst, Baraitser told Assange, who was in the dock, that he

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Apple to hold iPhone launch event online on Sept. 15

By Mark Gurman | Bloomberg

Apple Inc. said it will hold an online event Sept. 15, where the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhones and Apple Watches.

The event will be streamed from the company’s website starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

The technology giant usually organizes a slick hardware-focused show every fall from its Cupertino, California-based headquarters or another location in Silicon Valley. This year, the event will be only online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That follows Apple’s developers conference in June, which worked well as a virtual event.

The Sept. 15 show will be Apple’s most important of the year, ushering in four 5G iPhones and new Apple Watches that the company hopes will bolster holiday sales and shipments for much of 2021. The new handsets will have updated designs with squared edges like the current iPad Pro, more screen size options, new colors and

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