CES Going All-Digital, SEMA Insists on Still Doing It in Person


From Autoweek

One is an automotive aftermarket parts group, the other represents the latest in cutting-edge high-tech electronics. They are as different as a robotically driven autonomous vehicle and a blown pony car.

Their differences extend not only to the products they display, but to their approaches to the current COVID-19 pandemic. SEMA’s going ahead with business not-quite-as-usual for its annual convention November 3-6, with attendees present and circulating in the three huge halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES organizers, meanwhile, announced yesterday they’re going all-digital for their upcoming show January 6-9.

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“The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is reimagining how to connect exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world while prioritizing health and safety. We are excited to share that CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience,” CES said in a statement. “With the growing global

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Facebook, PayPal, Shopify, ServiceNow and Cognizant Technology


For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 29, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Facebook FB, PayPal PYPL, Shopify SHOP, ServiceNow NOW and Cognizant Technology CTSH.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Tech Stocks’ Earnings Preview: Facebook, PayPal, Shopify and More

Technology stocks are expected to see a robust second-quarter 2020 earnings season driven by solid demand for remote working and learning technology, rising need for cloud computing services and increasing deployment of 5G amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The work from home and online-learning trend is expected to have benefited Zoom Video, Microsoft, Google and Cisco. Increased usage of cloud computing has been quite a boon for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure in

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Connectivity is as essential as water and electricity: HPE CEO


If the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of anything, the digital divide in the United States is alive and well…and very unfortunate.

Want to see that divide between the haves and have nots in society in real-time? Venture over to a McDonald’s parking lot right now, where you may see people camped out trying to access the fast-food chain’s free high-speed WiFi to get work or schoolwork done. That’s a very different experience than someone still with a well-paying job waking up in the morning, having a Starbucks latte delivered to them while they pound out work at home on the high-speed broadband that costs them $150 a month.

Talk to tech heavyweights and long-time friends John Chambers (former Cisco CEO and JC2 Ventures founder) and Antonio Neri (current Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO), and they both agree there is opportunity at hand — born from the pandemic — to close … Read More . . .

Beijing Slams Forced U.S. Entry to China’s Houston Consulate


(Bloomberg) — U.S.-China diplomatic tensions continued to simmer on Saturday as Beijing slammed the “forced entry” to its Houston consulate by U.S. personnel hours earlier and vowed to respond “as necessary.”

Federal agents and local law enforcement authorities broke into the consulate building late Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle and CNN, after issuing an order on July 21 that it must close within 72 hours.

The newspaper reported that among the personnel on site were some wearing shirts carrying the words “U.S. Department of State.” Agents tried three different entrances at the compound before prying open a back door, the Chronicle reported.

Beijing said that U.S. had broken diplomatic conventions by entering “China’s national property.”

“According to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the Sino-U.S. Consular Treaty, the United States must not infringe on the premises of the Chinese Consulate in Houston in any way,” Foreign Ministry spokesman

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