Apple hints at several week iPhone 12 delay during Q3 2020 call

Apple’s fiscal third quarter 2020 was another one for the record books, surpassing analysts’ expectations despite pandemic-related fears of a global recession. But the next quarter might not be as rosy as its predecessors, Apple CFO Luca Maestri hinted today on a conference call with analysts, as COVID-19-related delays could keep the company’s hugely important […]

Women in Sales Part 2: Skilling up for a Career in Cybersecurity Sales

McAfee fosters an inclusive environment where we value varied life experiences. To showcase women who are making an impact and inspire others, we launched our Women in Sales Series.  In Part 1, McAfee women described industry opportunities and how they continue to break boundaries to develop rewarding careers.  Here in Part 2, we introduce women whose unique past experiences helped shape their career paths. They share critical skills for success and words of encouragement for those considering a career in sales.  Practice clear communication and collaboration: “In […]

Alphabet revenue dropped in Q2 2020, the first decline since going public

(Reuters) — Google parent Alphabet’s quarterly sales fell for the first time in its 16 years as a public company, but the decline was less than expected as many advertisers stuck with the most popular online search engine during the pandemic. Shares of Alphabet fell 1.2% to $1,518.85 after it released the second-quarter results. The stock […]

Facebook beats Q2 estimates with $18.69 billion in revenue and 2.7 billion monthly active users

(Reuters) — Facebook beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, as more businesses used its digital advertising tools to tap a surge in online traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. Shares of the world’s biggest social network jumped 4% in extended trading. Revenue growth at Facebook, the world’s second-biggest seller of online ads after Alphabet’s […]

Carnegie Mellon researchers use Twitch to collect sounds for AI research

Carnegie Mellon researchers designed a live-streaming video game to collect audio from players that’ll populate a database for AI research. The team’s game — Rolling Rhapsody — is specifically designed to be played on Twitch, and it tasks streamers with rolling a ball across a map to collect “treasure” while viewers record sound from their […]

Apple’s Q3 2020 revenue hits record $59.7 billion, stock will split 4:1

Three months ago, Apple missed its initial revenue target for the second quarter of 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but was still up slightly over the prior year’s quarter — a surprising feat enabled by a rapid and nearly complete shift to online sales, as well as growing demand for work and study […]

The Sims 4 hits 30 million players with massive pandemic bump

Electronic Arts announced today during its latest earnings report that The Sims 4 has reached 30 million players. The Sims 4 launched back in 2014, but it has had amazing legs. The life-simulation game has seen tremendous growth this year alone. Back in January, EA noted that The Sims 4 had over 20 million players. […]

EA reports strong June quarter with revenue up 21% to $1.46 billion

Electronic Arts reported financial results today that beat Wall Street’s expectations with revenue growing 21% to $1.46 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30. The big game publisher released just two games during the quarter: Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, a remake of the real-time strategy series created by Westwood Studios in the […]

Chinese and Russian hackers were just sanctioned by Europe for the first time

The European Union imposed its first-ever sanctions for cyberattacks on Thursday, targeting Russian, Chinese, and North Korean groups connected to several major hacking incidents. The action, which includes travel bans and asset freezes on individuals and organizations connected to ransomware and industrial espionage, follow earlier sanctions put in place by the United States. Retaliation for […]