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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Digital Games Developer SciPlay Hiring In Austin


AUSTIN, TX — Digital games developer and publisher SciPlay seeks to fill several job slots after experiencing “tremendous” growth since establishing its second U.S.-based office in Austin, officials said Wednesday.

Company officials said they have ramped up hiring efforts on the back of robust growth and increasing demand for its games. In the past year, SciPlay officials said they have hired more than 120 new employees to bring its global team to almost 500 employees. Established in 2016, the company’s Austin office has grown to more than 130 employees in just four years, officials explained. After adding more than 20 employees since COVID-19 hit the global workforce, SciPlay expects to hire more than 30 additional employees in 2020 in Austin, officials added.

“It has been an absolute joy to watch our SciPlay family grow with the addition of dozens of our city’s brightest and finest game developers,” Karen LeBlanc, lead

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Texas Instruments, Teradyne, Intel, MaxLinear and NXP Semiconductors


For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 21, 2020 – 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: Texas Instruments Inc. TXN, Teradyne Inc. TER, Intel Corp. INTC, MaxLinear Inc. MXL and NXP Semiconductors N.V. NXPI.

Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

Top 5 Tech Stocks Ahead of Q2 Earnings This Month

Second-quarter earnings results so far are rather disappointing as expected. The pathetic performance can be blamed solely on the global outbreak of coronavirus and consequent lockdowns.

Despite this gloomy scenario, the technology sector is expected to perform relatively better this earnings season. Notably, a few tech stocks with a favorable Zacks Rank are likely to beat earnings estimates this month.

Tech Sector Vs. Broad-Market Q2 Earnings Expectations


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