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Google is pushing its Zoom competitor, Google Meet, on as default in Gmail calendar invites November 16th, but notifying users that they can make this feature live now. November 16th the switch is flicked for them. The new setting will be on by default for all organizations from today. The aggressive move is probably why big some big Zoom news is coming out later today.

Google is seeing more than 100m users use Google Meet a day and adding about 3m users a day on top of that. A

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Stocks rose Monday as investors remained hopeful of further fiscal stimulus and prepared for quarterly earnings reports from the biggest banks in the United States.

Technology shares such as Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report, which rose ahead of its expected iPhone 12 unveiling Tuesday, and Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Report, which gained ahead of the start of its Prime Day event, were the standouts.

TheStreet’s Katherine Ross discussed breaking news in the stock market on Street Lightning. Cramer spoke about his expectations from Prime Day, why stocks popular on Robinhood matter and what to expect from Apple’s iPhone event tomorrow.

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s shopping extravaganza starts at midnight on Oct. 13. The company says that more than a million deals will be offered in 19 countries during the event.

Cramer said he hopes Amazon will have a better product line up for Prime

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10 things in tech you need to know today

October 12, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.



a group of people standing in front of a store: Fortnite parodied Apple's famous 1984 ad Epic Games


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Fortnite parodied Apple’s famous 1984 ad Epic Games

  1. A judge ruled Apple doesn’t have to bring Epic Games’ ‘Fortnite’ back to the iPhone App Store. Epic sued Apple in August over allegations of anticompetitive behavior.
  2. 60 employees voluntarily resigned from Coinbase over its new ‘apolitical’ policy. Tensions came to a head in a company-wide meeting when employees demanded CEO Brian Armstrong say the words “Black lives matter”. 
  3. Peloton removed QAnon hashtags from its platform as tech companies continued to grapple with the conspiracy theory movement. “Peloton was built on community, inclusivity, and being the best version of yourself,” a spokesperson said.
  4. Leaked audio revealed Google CEO Sundar Pichai saying he plans to expand ‘hub’ offices for a more flexible working future. Pichai
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a plane sitting on top of a grass covered field: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites stands atop Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida during a Sept. 28, 2020 launch attempt.


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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites stands atop Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida during a Sept. 28, 2020 launch attempt.

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites Tuesday (Oct. 6) in the company’s 13th mission dedicated to the space-based broadband megaconstellation and you can watch the launch live here. Liftoff is set for 7:29 a.m. EDT (1129 GMT)

A veteran Falcon 9 rocket will launch the mission, referred to as Starlink 12, from the historic Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX typically begins launch webcasts 10 minutes before liftoff. 

You can watch the launch directly from SpaceX here.

The Falcon 9 rocket for this mission has launched twice before. On May 30, it launched the Demo-2 astronaut mission for NASA and the South Korean military satellite ANASIS-II in July.

SpaceX

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Despite an ongoing pandemic and the U.S. economy barely limping along, the Nasdaq is still trading more than 50% above its March lows. The surge in tech stocks in 2020 has understandably led investors to draw comparisons to the dot-com bubble in 2000.

The Nasdaq ultimately peaked at 5,048.62 on March 10, 2000. Of course, some dot-com bubble stocks have performed much better than others in the 20 years since the bubble burst.

FANG Stocks Of Dot Com Bubble: Today’s investors are very familiar with the FANG stocks, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOGL). These four stocks both led the bull market since the 2008 financial crisis and dominate today’s market with their massive market caps.

The dot-com had its own growth of FANG-esque stocks that dominated the tech sector back in 2000:

  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)

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The main aim of stock picking is to find the market-beating stocks. But every investor is virtually certain to have both over-performing and under-performing stocks. So we wouldn’t blame long term Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (TSE:CMG) shareholders for doubting their decision to hold, with the stock down 58% over a half decade. Unhappily, the share price slid 3.0% in the last week.

See our latest analysis for Computer Modelling Group

While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.

During the five years over which the share price declined, Computer Modelling Group’s earnings per share (EPS) dropped by 8.0% each year. This reduction in EPS is

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Venice will activate its Mose flood barrier system today for the first time, as bad weather and particularly high tides are set to hit the canal city. This will be the first real test of the mobile gates, whose construction has been wildly over budget, years late, and riddled with corruption. 

Venice, in the northern Italian region of the Veneto, is braced for storms over the weekend and is expected to see

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Why Unity Software Stock Spiked Today

September 28, 2020 | software | No Comments

What happened

Shares of Unity Software (NYSE:U) are climbing today after an analyst initiated coverage of the company on Friday with a buy rating. Shares jumped by as much as 10.3% this morning, before settling slightly lower. As of 11:25 a.m. EDT, Unity’s stock was up 8.9%. 

So what

D.A. Davidson analyst Franco Granda started his coverage of the stock at the end of last week with a price target of $100. Investors have been excited about Unity ever since the company went public less than two weeks ago, and the buy rating Granda slapped on the stock helped push shares up even higher. 

Since the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on Sept. 18, Unity’s shares have climbed 43%.  

Red and green graphs on a dark background.

Image source: Getty Images.

Unity makes software that’s used by video game publishers and competes with Epic Game’s Unreal Engine. Granda believes that Unity’s software will not only benefit from the

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HappyKids, iFood.tv and The LEGO® Channel Will Debut on The Roku Channel

Future Today, the largest publisher of video streaming channels that reach millions of OTT viewers, today announced it is significantly expanding the footprint for its most successful programming by launching three new Free Advertising-Supported Linear TV (FAST) streaming channels on The Roku Channel, home of free and premium television on the Roku® platform, in the U.S.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200928005592/en/

HappyKids, iFood.tv and The LEGO® Channel Will Debut on The Roku Channel (Photo: Business Wire)

“Future Today is a great partner and we’re very excited to include their free linear channels on The Roku Channel,” said Ashley Hovey, Director of AVOD Growth, Roku. “We strive to deliver amazing, free ad-supported content to our engaged users. This partnership not only provides easier and immediate access to some of Future Today’s most popular

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a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites from Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 28, 2020.Shown here: A different Falcon launches the Starlink 11 mission on Sept. 3 from the same pad.


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SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 28, 2020.Shown here: A different Falcon launches the Starlink 11 mission on Sept. 3 from the same pad.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its next big batch of Starlink satellites into orbit for the company’s growing megaconstellation today (Sept. 28), and you can watch the action live online. 

The Hawthorne, California-based company will loft 60 Starlink internet satellites on its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s historic Pad 39A here at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:22 a.m. EDT (1422 GMT). 

You can watch the launch live here and on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of SpaceX, beginning about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can also watch the launch directly via SpaceX. 

Related: SpaceX’s Starlink satellite megaconstellation launches in photos 

Today’s flight,

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