Notes of interest from Apple’s Q4 2020 and annual earnings report

Apple has published its fourth fiscal quarter of 2020 results, breaking all of the company’s fourth fiscal quarter records. Here are some notes of interest from the report, including remarks from Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri surrounding the particulars of the report.

Apple’s third fiscal quarter of 2020 earnings

On Thursday afternoon, Apple posted record September quarter revenue of $64.7 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $0.73. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“Apple capped off a fiscal year defined by innovation in the face of adversity with a September quarter record, led by all-time records for Mac and Services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Despite the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Apple is in the midst of our most prolific product introduction period ever, and the early response to all our new products, led by our first 5G-enabled

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Broad Interest in .CPA Internet Domains as Oct. 31 Early Application Deadline Nears

Next Phase Shifts to a First-Come, First-Served Basis in Early November

More than 90 percent of the American Institute of CPAs’ major firms group, which represents most of the nation’s top 100 CPA firms, have applied to secure their existing online branding under the new restricted Internet domain for the accounting profession, .cpa.

CPA.com has seen a similarly strong response from the next 400 largest firms, with more than 70 percent of these firms advancing applications through an early registration process that began Sept. 1. This initial, protected phase ends at 10 a.m. Eastern, Oct. 31. The first batch of preferred names will be released in early November, after which future requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Applying for a .cpa domain is an important, long-term strategic decision for CPA firms,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com. “Restricted domains are part of the new way

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Oregon public employee unions, interest groups launch neutral-looking election website to sway voters

Oregon voters who go online to search for information about the election now underway are likely to find a website called the “2020 Oregon voter guide” at the top of their search results.

Thanks to paid search engine ads, that website shows up before the state’s official voters’ guide, which is what the Oregon secretary of state calls the online version of the voters pamphlet.

So what is the “2020 Oregon voter guide” and who is paying for it?

It looks neutral and informational, with biographies and flattering photographs of all six major party candidates for statewide office and a promise to provide “simple and clear information.” But it endorses only Democrats and urges a “yes” vote on all four statewide ballot measures.

The website says it is “presented by a coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting economic fairness, public education, healthcare access, and environmental justice.” It recommends the Democratic

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