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iPhone 12 is almost here, which means now is the worst time to buy a new iPhone

It’s official! Apple sent out invites (complete with AR graphics) for an event on Oct. 13. Here’s how to watch the virtual event live. This event should be all about the new iPhone, which rumors say will be called the iPhone 12. With the event date set, we have officially entered into the “don’t buy a new iPhone unless you absolutely need it” zone.

a close up of electronics: We'll find out on Oct. 13 whether or not this concept rendering of the iPhone 12 Pro from the YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone is accurate. ConceptsiPhone

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We’ll find out on Oct. 13 whether or not this concept rendering of the iPhone 12 Pro from the YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone is accurate. ConceptsiPhone

a close up of a camera: A concept rendering of the next iPhone.


A concept rendering of the next iPhone.

Apple usually announces new iPhones at the beginning of September. And while the company definitely held an event last month, it was to announce the Apple Watch 6 and SE as well as the new iPad and iPad Air. The October event will likely

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Business leaders call for urgent reforms as global economy faces its ‘worst state in a century’

  • On Monday, business leaders under the Business Twenty group made 22 policy recommendations for the G-20 group.
  • Each recommendation fell into three key areas: empowering people, safeguarding the planet and shaping new frontiers.

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Top business leaders say the global economy is facing its worst crisis in a hundred years, and “downside risks remain elevated” unless urgent reforms are enacted during the G-20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia in November.

“The global economy is in its worst state in a century,” warned Yousef Al-Benyan, chairman of Business Twenty (B20), a group made up of high-level CEOs from around the world. “The challenging opportunity is to build back better, with real urgency required from policymakers and business leaders,” he added.

Business Twenty is an engagement group that seeks to represent the voice of the global business community across all member states and economic sectors in the

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Forecasting in uncertainty: Too soon to declare the worst is over in the US tech market downturn

Remember the old Road Runner cartoons where Wile E. Coyote runs over a cliff chasing the Road Runner then hangs in midair for a couple of seconds before plummeting? Right now, the tech market reminds me of that cartoon. 

Recent tech vendor earnings and other data suggest the pandemic recession’s damage to the US tech market was not that bad and perhaps improving. For example, in August, Salesforce reported a 29% increase in its quarterly revenues ending in July compared with the same quarter a year ago, and Workday announced a 20% increase in revenues over the same period. In September, Oracle reported that its Fusion and NetSuite ERP subscription revenues in the quarter ending August 2020 were 33% and 25% higher, respectively, than a year ago (though total cloud software services and license support revenues only went up 2%, in line with growth rates over the past year). Adobe’s

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The S&P 500 is staring down a key technical level that could determine whether the market’s worst selling is over, Fundstrat’s Tom Lee says

  • The S&P 500 is flirting with a “line in the sand” that will determine if the worst of the September market correction is behind us, Tom Lee said in a note on Wednesday.
  • That “line in the sand” is 3,363.31 on the S&P 500, which represents the 38% Fibonacci retracement level of the June 29 low and the September 2 high.
  • On Wednesday, the S&P 500 closed just below the 3,363.31 level, and traded slightly above that key resistance level in Thursday trades.
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The S&P 500’s 11% peak-to-trough sell-off in September has tested bullish investors, as a resurgence in daily COVID-19 cases and uncertainty surrounding additional stimulus and the November election serves as an overhang for the stock market.

But according to a Wednesday note from Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, investors can rest easy if the S&P 500 manages to

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Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange suffers its worst outage ever

A hardware failure has caused the Tokyo Stock Exchange to completely halt trading for an entire day for the first time in its history.

a man standing in front of a building: A man walks past an electronic board which normally displays stock prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange but is empty after trading was halted due to a glitch in Tokyo on October 1, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

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A man walks past an electronic board which normally displays stock prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange but is empty after trading was halted due to a glitch in Tokyo on October 1, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

The exchange said Thursday afternoon that the technical problem was due to an issue with hardware. A backup device failed to work, making it impossible to distribute market information.


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The issue also appeared to affect smaller Japanese stock exchanges in Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo, which share the same trading system as the TSE.

The daylong halt is a significant nuisance for a stock market that is worth about $6 trillion and is the

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Google Is Stoking Antitrust Criticisms at the Worst Possible Time

Major tech corporations have been under intensifying antitrust scrutiny in recent years over various business practices. For Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), the primary concerns relate to the iOS App Store and the company’s 30% cut of digital sales and subscriptions. For Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) subsidiary Google, critics argue that Google’s dominant position in search allows it to funnel users into its own online services.

a close up of a garden: Google Is Stoking Antitrust Criticisms at the Worst Possible Time

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Google Is Stoking Antitrust Criticisms at the Worst Possible Time

In a bizarrely timed move, Google is about to further stoke antitrust concerns.

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Google wants its cut

The search tech giant this week provided an update on its Android developer blog saying that developers will soon be required to integrate the Google Play billing system — entitling Google to the same 30% cut that has caused massive headaches for Apple, such as the iPhone

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The Best And The Worst States For Finding Tech Talent

Where The Educated Workers Are

The year started out with national unemployment at historic lows before surging in April as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession took hold. While the unemployment rate has steadily declined in recent months, it still remained high at 8.4 percent in August.

A number of solution providers have told CRN that with employee cutbacks at large IT vendors and layoffs among IT staffs in non-technology businesses, the pools of experienced engineers, developers, sales representatives and other tech talent has increased somewhat from the start of 2020. But the fact is that finding and hiring well-educated, highly experienced people remains one of the biggest challenges for solution provider owners and executives.

As part of the CRN 2020 Best States for Solution Providers analysis, we’ve ranked the states according to the overall education and experience levels of the pool of available workers. The analysis

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Africa has held off the worst of the coronavirus. Researchers are working to figure out how.

When the coronavirus first began spreading around the world, there was near-universal concern among experts that countries in Africa could be hit particularly hard, with high rates of transmission that could quickly overwhelm health care systems.

But roughly nine months into the pandemic, which has sickened over 31 million people and caused more than 950,000 deaths around the world, most African countries have fared significantly better than other parts of the world. The reasons are still something of a mystery — more research is needed, and some studies that aim to answer the questions are only just beginning — but scientists said the success of many African countries so far offers crucial lessons for the rest of the world and shine a light on how inherent biases can distort scientific research.

“The initial disease prediction models painted a very bleak picture of severe devastation of lives and economies in Africa,”

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Best and worst from Syracuse football’s 37-20 win over Georgia Tech

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse picked up its first win of the season, 37-20, on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. .

The Orange (1-2, 1-2 ACC) has bye week before facing Duke at home on Oct. 10. Georgia Tech falls to 1-2.

Biggest offensive play

Syracuse took early control of the game but Georgia Tech looked like it had wrested that advantage away as the third quarter neared its end. But after the Yellow Jackets pulled within three points, Syracuse responded with a three-play touchdown drive.

The response was capped by a 43-yard dime from quarterback Tommy DeVito down the sidelines and into the hands of Nykeim Johnson. With the Orange on the ropes, the touchdown provided Syracuse some needed cushion.

Biggest defensive play

Syracuse clinched the game on its fourth interception and a defensive touchdown by Trill Williams. The Orange took the ball when Ja’Had Carter intercepted a Jeff Sims

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The Best And Worst Uses Of Xbox One Hardware

In 2013, console makers Microsoft and Sony looked toward a future they thought was going to completely change the video game industry. Like Nintendo had the year before with the Wii U, the other two platform holders tried to incorporate big new technology ideas into their new consoles, adapting to trends such as touchscreens, mobile app integration, motion control, voice control, and the power of cloud integration. With the Xbox One, Microsoft envisioned a completely new game console that would power your entire living room and tried to completely change the game with its hardware and capabilities.

As we near the release of the ninth generation of consoles and the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, though, things are very different. Most of the ideas that defined the Xbox One when it was announced have disappeared from the console, and new elements that were initially discounted have come to help

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