Python beats Java to become second-most popular programming language

The TIOBE Index ranks the popularity of programming languages based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses, and third-party vendors. Ratings are calculated using popular search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Baidu and Amazon.

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For the first time in two decades, Python beat Java to become the second-most popular programming language this month, according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index. C language retains pole position.

The index ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses, and third-party vendors. Ratings are calculated using popular search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Baidu, Wikipedia and Amazon.

Python’s recent surge in popularity can be attributed to rise in data mining, artificial intelligence (AI) and numerical computing, TIOBE stated.

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Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.67 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.52 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.64 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 28.85%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this healthcare information technology company would post earnings of $0.36 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.39, delivering a surprise of 8.33%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times.

Computer Programs and Systems, which belongs to the Zacks Medical Info Systems industry, posted revenues of $68.33 million for the quarter ended September 2020, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6.31%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $68.70 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters.

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Wayfair Beats Estimates on Covid Home-Improvement Trend

(Bloomberg) — Wayfair Inc. reported quarterly financial results that exceeded analysts’ estimates, suggesting the wave of home improvement inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic is lingering.

The Boston-based company, one of the largest online furniture retailers, reported a third-quarter profit of $2.30 a share, excluding certain items. Sales jumped 67% to $3.84 billion, Wayfair said in a statement. Analysts expected earnings of 85 cents a share on revenue of $3.67 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced millions of people to stay home this year. That’s increased purchases of furniture and other home goods as consumers spruce up their living spaces. Furniture has been one of the last retail categories to move online, but the virus has limited access to physical stores and sent millions of new customers to Wayfair’s websites and apps.



chart: Wayfair has soared as the pandemic drives more online furniture shopping


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Wayfair has soared as the pandemic drives more online furniture shopping

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Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Proving to be a popular deal after initially selling out, Amazon has reissued its $40 discount on the brand-new iPad Air, this time on the tablet in the stylish green finish. Early Black Friday deals on Beats and the new Apple Watch SE offer savings of up to 44% off, plus last call for $199 AirPods Pro.

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It’s back. Price wars continue to offer shoppers aggressive savings on new Apple hardware, with the $559 iPad Air 4 making a comeback at Amazon. The 64GB Wi-Fi 10.9-inch iPad Air in green is now $40 off while supplies last. See how Amazon’s discount compares to iPad Air prices at other retailers in our Price Guide.

Looking for a cheaper iPad? The new 2020 10.2-inch iPad is also on sale at Amazon, starting at $299.

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Samsung beats Xiaomi to reclaim No. 1 spot in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi, which has led the Indian smartphone market for three consecutive years, has ceded ground to its long-rival Samsung in the world’s second largest market, according to a new report.

According to estimates from marketing research firm Counterpoint, Samsung commanded 24% of the Indian smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September this year, ahead of Xiaomi’s 23% share. (For context: during Q3 2019, Samsung assumed 20% of the smartphone market in India while Xiaomi captured 26%.)

Counterpoint’s finding is in contrast to what research firm Canalys reported last week. According to Canalys, Xiaomi held the top spot in India with 26.1% of the market share in Q3 2020, ahead of Samsung’s 20.4%.

But both the firms agree that India’s smartphone market saw a sharp rebound during the quarter. According to Counterpoint, more than 53 million smartphone units shipped in Q3 2020 at a 9% year-over-year growth. (Canalys pegged

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OnePlus 8 beats OnePlus 8T in speed test video



a close up of a computer: OnePlus 8 beats OnePlus 8T in speed test video


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OnePlus 8 beats OnePlus 8T in speed test video

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 8T with some incremental upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 8. The new OnePlus 8T comes with a faster 120Hz display, a faster 65W charging brick, and an improved set of cameras. Both smartphones share the same Snapdragon 865 processor. Despite that, a speed test video conducted by a YouTube channel SpeedTest G shows that the OnePlus 8 is faster than the OnePlus 8T (First Impressions).

The OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 speed test video runs a benchmark test that tests the CPU and GPU capabilities of the devices. Initially, the OnePlus 8T was leading by a couple of seconds over the OnePlus 8. However, at about 1.10 minutes into the video, the OnePlus 8 took over the lead from the OnePlus 8T during the GPU test. In the end, the OnePlus 8 came

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Hasbro revenue beats estimates as families splurge on board games



a close up of a logo: Illustration photo of a Monopoly board game by Hasbro Gaming


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Illustration photo of a Monopoly board game by Hasbro Gaming


(Reuters) – Hasbro Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Monday, boosted by demand for its Monopoly and other board games from stuck-at-home parents looking to keep their children entertained. As schools in many parts of the country continue to hold classes online, coupled with limited options for outdoor activities, parents have turned to toys and board games to keep their children occupied, boosting sales for Hasbro and rival Mattel Inc .

The company said total revenue from all of its gaming brands including Monopoly, Scrabble and Dungeons & Dragons jumped 21% to about $543 million in the third quarter.

The company’s net revenue rose 12.8% to $1.78 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 27, beating analysts’ average estimate of $1.75 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

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