And so it begins. The world’s leading secure messenger has suddenly and without warning confirmed its plans to become a commercial shopping site, a marketing tool for businesses to pitch their wares. This has been the risk from the moment Facebook sealed its acquisition of WhatsApp all those years ago. Well, now all those fears that Facebook will end WhatsApp as we know it have just become much more real.
Does it really matter, you ask, if businesses use WhatsApp to transact with customers in the same way Facebook Messenger and Instagram do? Is it such an issue if Facebook provides business-to-business marketing, cloud hosting and sales services to help it “continue building a business of our own, while we provide and expand free end-to-end encrypted text, video and voice calling” for its more than two billion users?
The answer entirely depends on your perspective as
ROFX was started in 2009 by a group of expert software developers and forex traders who were looking to launch an automated trading platform.
Austin, TX , Oct. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As per the The Investing Online Report, volatility in the forex market is nothing new as it is regarded as one of the most volatile markets in existence. The global forex market is an ideal place for traders who like volatility, which makes the perfect opportunity for ROFX technology users to profit.
ROFX which is a reputed name among online trading platforms, recently not announced that the company is planning to go public in 2021 via an Initial Public Offering. But the news of this IPO has broken the
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) shareholders are probably feeling a little disappointed, since its shares fell 4.9% to US$120 in the week after its latest quarterly results. Check Point Software Technologies reported US$509m in revenue, roughly in line with analyst forecasts, although statutory earnings per share (EPS) of US$1.42 beat expectations, being 5.5% higher than what the analysts expected. Following the result, the analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there’s been a strong change in the company’s prospects, or if it’s business as usual. So we gathered the latest post-earnings forecasts to see what estimates suggest is in store for next year.
View our latest analysis for Check Point Software Technologies
Taking into account the latest results, the current consensus from Check Point Software Technologies’ 28 analysts is for revenues of US$2.12b in 2021, which would reflect
2022 GMC Hummer EV:On October 20, the world was finally treated to the official reveal of GMC’s highly anticipated world’s first all-electric super-truck —- the Hummer EV. It is slated to go into production in fall 2021 for delivery in the 2022 model year. Before the unveiling, we were only privy to some basic information, including some great highlights like the revolutionary “Crab Mode.” After the unveiling, however, we now know much more.
First All-Electric Supertruck:
We now know that the first generation of Hummer EV will be known as “Edition 1” and will feature many groundbreaking technologies that help prove its breakthrough claims during the teaser trailer days. First of all, the Edition 1 will be the first vehicle produced using GM’s new “Ultium” battery architecture. This power framework uses cutting-edge GM-developed battery chemistry, which connects numerous technologies to boost range —- estimated at
State and federal investigators are planning to slap Facebook with antitrust charges as soon as November, four people familiar with the matter told the Washington Post. Such a lawsuit would mark the government’s latest crackdown on the biggest names in the tech industry, including Apple, Google, and Amazon, for holding monopolies on their respective markets.
On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission met privately to discuss the probe, and plans to file charges within the upcoming weeks, the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the outlet. However, they cautioned that since work is ongoing, that timeline is still be ironed out and may be subject to change. Another investigation led by
2020 is almost drawing to a close, but the smartphone industry still hasn’t run out of eye-catching flagships to launch. October saw the release of (among others) the Google Pixel 5 and the OnePlus 8T, both of which offer a range of enticing features at a reasonable price level. The Pixel 5 continues Google’s fine tradition of delivering competition-beating cameras, while the OnePlus 8T is a strong all-rounder that lets you recharge its battery faster than you can make a hot meal. They’re both lovely phones, but we need to know: Which one is better?
We answer this question by comparing the Pixel 5 and OnePlus 8T in a direct head-to-head. We look at their specs, designs, displays, performance, cameras, software, and special features, while counting which one wins in most categories. This should help you decide which Android flagship is more to your taste.
Yes on Prop 24 Campaign Announces Endorsement from Data Privacy Advocate and Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an endorsement from renowned consumer privacy expert Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, data privacy advocate and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy.
Kaiser, featured in the Netflix documentary “The Great Hack,” was a whistleblower against mega-data-broker Cambridge Analytica, and helped bring to light the company’s manipulation and misuse of Facebook data that impacted both the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and the U.K. Brexit referendum. She also testified before the U.K. Parliament and was a witness for the Mueller Investigation.
“I support Prop 24, which would be the strongest, most
Murata Manufacturing ADR (OTCMKTS:MRAAY), the world’s largest producer of multi-layer ceramic chips (MLCCs) with more than 40% market share, has a very bright future, according to a bullish thesis on Macro-Ops. Murata is a Japan-based manufacturer of electronic components that cranks out over 150 billion MLCC pieces per-month, versus 100 billion pieces per-month produced by closest peer Samsung Electric.
MLCCs, the company’s main revenue source, are expected to see a demand explosion from two sources: electric vehicles and 5G telecommunications, according to thesis by Brandon Beylo. MLCCs are inexpensive, extremely reliable and can withstand high voltages, frequencies and temperatures. These characteristics make them the go-to capacitor for consumer electronics, 5G telecom and EV components. The required number of automotive MLCCs jumped from 3,000 units in 2012 to 8,000 units in 2018.
Murata predicts that the MLCC usage in smartphones