A wave of ransomware hits US hospitals as coronavirus spikes

American hospitals are being targeted in a wave of ransomware attacks as covid-19 infections in the US break records and push the country’s health infrastructure to the limit. As reports emerge of attacks that interrupted health care in at least six US hospitals, experts and government officials say they expect the impact to worsen—and warn […]

Trump faces executive order lawsuit as critical race theory fuels AI research

Today, civil rights groups — including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund — filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on the grounds that a Trump executive order violates free speech rights and will “undermine efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” The lawsuit follows opposition to the executive order from a range of […]

New – Application Load Balancer Support for End-to-End HTTP/2 and gRPC

Thanks to its efficiency and support for numerous programming languages, gRPC is a popular choice for microservice integrations and client-server communications. gRPC is a high performance remote procedure call (RPC) framework using HTTP/2 for transport and Protocol Buffers to describe the interface. To make it easier to use gRPC with your applications, Application Load Balancer (ALB) […]

Twitter Q3 2020 revenue smashes estimates with $936 million as user growth slows

Twitter has reported strong revenue growth for Q3 2020, while its monetizable users also grew year-on-year (YoY) even though they fell short of estimates. The social networking giant announced its most recent financial and user metrics this afternoon, breaking a longstanding tradition that has typically seen Twitter announce its financials before the market opens. The […]

Facebook beats analyst estimates for Q3 2020 revenue despite ad boycotts

(Reuters) — Facebook Thursday warned of a tougher 2021 despite beating analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue as businesses adjusting to the global coronavirus pandemic continued to rely on the company’s digital ad tools. The world’s biggest social media company said in its outlook that it faced “a significant amount of uncertainty,” citing impending privacy changes […]

Apple reports record $64.7 billion revenue in Q4 2020 despite iPhone delay

While 2020 won’t be remembered fondly in history books, it has been quite good for Apple, which is ending its fiscal 2020 with record revenues for three of its four quarters. Today, Apple announced record fourth quarter revenues of $64.7 billion, once again citing strength in its growing services business, as well as an all-time […]

Activision Blizzard reports $1.95 billion in revenue for Q3 2020, needs to hire 2,000 people

Activision Blizzard reported earnings today that beat expectations. Its Call of Duty franchise continued to outperform last year’s results as people played a lot more games during the pandemic. The Santa Monica, California-based game publisher said its non-GAAP revenues for the third quarter ended September 30 were $1.95 billion, up 38% from $1.28 billion a […]

Google’s AI converts webpages into videos

Researchers at Google say they’ve developing an AI system that can automatically convert webpages into short videos. It extracts assets like text and images and their design styles including fonts, colors, and graphical layouts from HTML sources and organizes the assets into a sequence of shots, maintaining a look and feel similar to the source […]