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AMD’s (ticker: AMD) main products are processors in personal computers, servers, and graphics cards. The chip maker has been steadily gaining market share in high-growth areas like cloud computing. The jump came after the social media company revealed a new product called Facebook Pay.
An FT analysis of 100 health websites, including WebMD, Healthline, Babycentre and Bupa, found that 79 per cent dropped “cookies” that allow third-party companies to track individuals. Google’s advertising arm DoubleClick was by far the most common destination, showing up on 78 per cent of the sites tested, followed by Amazon, on 48 per cent.
stemming from the loophole, which were brought to its attention by security researchers in Europe. It has now revealed, however, that the earlier repair did not stop all the ways attackers could take advantage of the vulnerability, forcing it to take further action this week. Intel also admitted that even this would not completely solve the problem, and more remedial work needed to be done.
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(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. plans to debut a new MacBook Pro laptop with a larger screen and revamped keyboard as soon as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation. This will be the first major update since the MacBook Pro line was redesigned three years ago. Apple is moving from a 15-inch screen to a higher-resolution 16-inch screen, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced products. The display will likely appeal to video and photo editors, gamers and software developers. The new keyboard is designed to be more reliable. Some MacBook laptops have been criticized by users in recent years for sticky keys and other problems, prompting Apple to start a keyboard repair program. The speakers will be louder. The existing 13-inch model won’t be updated.The 16-inch MacBook Pro will replace the current 15-inch model, which starts at $2,399. The new laptop will cost about the same and is expected to go on sale this week, the people said. It won’t be the last Mac launch of the year. Apple plans to release the revamped Mac Pro desktop computer in December, one of the people said. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.The Mac continues to be a steady seller for Apple, generating roughly $25 billion in annual revenue. This is despite the company pushing more-portable devices such as the iPad and iPad Pro.The MacBook Pro laptop is Apple’s highest-end portable computer and it is differentiated by faster processors and larger screens. The new models will have main processors from Intel Corp., not Apple-made chips that it plans to add to at least some computers as early as next year, Bloomberg News has reported.The MacBook Pro and Mac Pro will cap a year of Apple product releases that also included the iPhone 11 line, Apple Watch Series 5 and AirPods Pro.(Updates with speaker details in third paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Gurman in San Francisco at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tom Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org, Alistair Barr, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
What’s New: Today at a gathering of industry influencers, Intel welcomed the next wave of artificial intelligence (AI) with updates on new products designed to accelerate AI system development and deployment from cloud to edge. Intel demonstrated its Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processors (NNP) for training (NNP-T1000) and inference (NNP-I1000) — Intel’s first purpose-built ASICs for complex deep learning with incredible scale and efficiency for cloud and data center customers. Intel also revealed its next-generation Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU) for edge media, computer vision and inference applications.
(Bloomberg) -- Dell Technologies Inc. announced a goal to make half of its global workforce female by 2030, one of a raft of pledges meant to foster greater diversity and sustainability at the personal computer maker.The company also set a 2030 target for women to make up 40% of the employees worldwide who manage people. Women comprised 30.4% of Dell’s workforce as of February. And the company said it wants 25% of Dell’s U.S. workers to be African-American or Hispanic by 2030, an increase from almost 13% this year.Dell is among a number of technology companies that have mapped out grand pledges for a more diverse workforce. Facebook Inc. said in July that it wanted to double the number of women, black and Hispanic employees in the U.S. in the next five years -- so half of its U.S. workforce would be from underrepresented groups by 2024. Like several of its peers, including Oracle Corp. and Intel Corp., Dell has been accused by the U.S. Labor Department of paying women and ethnic minorities less than other employees in the same roles. Dell paid $7 million to settle such allegations in September.“We think there is a lot that is challenging the world right now and we are committed to being a significant contributor to solving these problems,” Christine Fraser, Dell’s chief responsibility officer, said in an interview. “We don’t think of it as something that’s nice to do. We think of it as a business imperative.”Dell will educate 95% of its 157,000 employees each year on topics such as unconscious bias, micro-aggressions and privilege, the Round Rock, Texas-based company said Tuesday in a statement.“It’s not just about putting the numbers out,” Brian Reaves, Dell’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, said. “The changes that are coming out behind these goals are in every part of our business.”Dell, which also makes servers, storage hardware and networking gear, said it would expand its sustainability efforts. By 2030, for every product a customer buys, the company said it will recycle or reuse an equivalent product. Dell will also make 100% of its packaging recyclable by the same deadline. More than half of the company’s product content will be made from recycled or renewable materials.“We see e-waste as one of the fastest-growing waste streams,” David Lear, Dell’s vice president of corporate sustainability, said in an interview. “We very intentionally design our products knowing we’ll get it back one day.”The company also said that 75% of the electricity at Dell facilities will come from renewable sources by 2030, and 100% by 2040. Currently, Dell’s headquarters north of Austin, Texas, are powered by renewable energy, Lear said.To contact the reporter on this story: Nico Grant in San Francisco at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew Pollack, Mark MilianFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
As equities look to continue their remarkable run but nothing has been set in stone regarding the trade war, dividend paying stocks may be a solid route to take as things progress.
Weakness in the data center market might have affected NVIDIA's (NVDA) third-quarter fiscal 2020 earnings. However, strength in gaming and automotive is expected to have aided the top line.
Investing.com – Wall Street fell on Monday as violent clashes in Hong Kong and trade comments from U.S. President Donald Trump caused investors to dial down last week's optimism.
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Give credit where credit is due. I've had more than my share of worries about Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) this year, but thanks to a third-quarter earnings report last month that impressed investors, Intel stock has rallied nicely.Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com And the gains are deserved. From a fundamental perspective, Intel's Q3 was impressive. Headline numbers crushed analyst consensus estimates. Full-year adjusted earnings per share guidance was raised by 20 cents.Commentary after the report also drives some confidence. On the Q3 conference call, management reiterated its projection that 7nm production would arrive in 2021. After years of delays at 10nm, that outlook inspires hope that Intel's development processes are back on track.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat said, the current rally to $58 seems to incorporate most, if not all, of that optimism. Broader worries still hold, and looking closer Q3 earnings weren't quite as good as the headline beat and guidance raise suggest. * 7 Stocks to Sell Before They Roll Over INTC stock isn't necessarily a short here, and it remains cheap enough that value investors might see an opportunity. But the concerns that have dogged Intel stock aren't completely dispelled by a single quarter, and I still believe chip bulls have better options elsewhere. A Closer Look at Q3 EarningsAgain, from a headline perspective, Intel's Q3 looks like a classic, and usually bullish, beat-and-raise quarter. And the numbers did impress.That said, Intel received a bit of outside help. A lower-than-expected tax rate, based on quarterly guidance given after Q2, appears to have contributed about 3.5 cents to earnings. The same is true relative to the full-year outlook: a one-point reduction in the estimated tax rate added roughly 4.5 cents to the full-year EPS outlook.Of course, Intel beat Q3 guidance by 18 cents and raised its full-year guidance by 20 cents. Tax rates play only a modest role on both fronts, but it's worth noting that the implied outlook for the fourth quarter isn't much higher than it was after Q2.It's been hiked just two pennies or less than 2%. That increase appears to have come mostly, if not solely, from a lower tax rate and a lower share count thanks to buybacks.As a result, at least per guidance, the third-quarter results aren't necessarily the sign of a sudden acceleration in growth. That sense is confirmed by looking at the results themselves and ignoring expectations. Updated full-year guidance still suggests the adjusted EPS will increase by just two cents. Non-GAAP operating income should decline by about 6% year-over-year.Q3 was better than expected, certainly. But looking at fourth quarter and full-year guidance, it doesn't suggest that Intel has proven its on a path to growth. Helpful Commentary on DevelopmentThat said, the commentary on the third-quarter conference call does offer some support for the mid-term outlook. Intel seems on track in both 10nm and in its pathway to 7nm. PC growth seems better than expected and should drive growth. This is especially true given that, as management admitted on the Q3 call, Intel hasn't been able to provide enough chips to meet current demand.A meeting between Intel's CFO and analysts this week supports that optimism. Morgan Stanley analyst George Davis wrote that Intel's "process and design have returned to a much tighter level of coordination." In other words, what Intel delivers in practice is much closer to what it plans on paper.This matters, and it's already mattered to Intel stock. The 2019 price-to-earnings multiple assigned Intel stock has expanded from roughly 10x at May lows to a current 12.5x. The lower multiple reflected a market legitimately worried that Intel's earnings would decline. The current valuation, in contrast, prices in something like stability and admittedly still leaves room for upside if hopes for improved execution are valid. Risks, Other Choices and Intel StockThat remains a big 'if'. One impressive quarter doesn't offset several years of delays. Those delays have allowed rival Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) to take share in CPUs and build out its own datacenter business.AMD's deal with Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) for chips in the Google Cloud business was a huge win for the smaller company and another loss for Intel. Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) looms in datacenter as well. Both companies are (pardon the pun) chipping away at Intel's near-monopoly in the category.And the growth at those rivals raises another issue for INTC stock: why wouldn't a semiconductor bull buy NVDA or AMD instead? Those stocks both are more expensive, obviously. And recent results for both companies show earnings and revenue declines.But those declines are a result of the crypto bubble bursting; both companies should drive significantly faster growth going forward. If chip stocks outperform the market, those growth names likely will as well.If an investor sees those stocks as too high, so-called "semicaps" like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) remain cheap on an earnings basis. Both stocks are plays on the same broader trend as INTC: growing chip demand thanks to trends like Big Data and the Internet of Things.It simply seems like Intel stock has a narrow bull case at the moment. And while the stock is cheap, that doesn't mean it's without risk. We've seen INTC stock fall sharply twice in the last year. Execution worries remain.Put another way, Intel is the biggest company in the semiconductor industry. But for several years, it hasn't been the best, and Q3 earnings alone don't fix that problem. Until it's fixed, it's going to be difficult for INTC stock to drive a sustainable rally from current levels.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Sell Before They Roll Over * 5 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy That Could Be Saved By An Acquisition * 4 Startup Stocks Getting Smashed The post The Q3 Rally Was Great, but Intel Stock Has Gone as Far as It's Going appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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On Tuesday, Nio (NYSE:NIO) stock erupted higher, climbing 37% to $2.34. I have covered Nio stock for a long time, and while shorting NIO at this low price obviously won't be too lucrative, being long the shares just hasn't made sense either.Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com But is Tuesday's rally enough to change the tune for Nio stock and shift momentum back to the bulls?Unfortunately, there's still quite a bit of overhead resistance that Nio stock has to push through. On top of that, the company's fundamentals haven't really changed. Since the shares' technicals aren't bullish and the company's fundamentals aren't upbeat either, Nio stock is still a tough name to buy at this point. That's especially true now that the shares are 40% more expensive than they were just the other day.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips What Caused the Spike?Nio stock price ripped higher after it was reported that NIO is working with Mobileye. Now a part of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) after being acquired by the chip maker in 2017, Mobileye will work with Nio to build vehicles with autonomous driving features and capabilities.The autonomous driving game is still in its early stages, but many believe that it will be a powerful driver of revenue, efficiency and safety in the future. That's why Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has put so many resources behind developing its own solutions for autonomous driving. * 3 Positive Market Signals for the Rest of 2019 But why does Nio working with Mobileye suddenly make Nio stock worth roughly 40% more? Are Nio's sales and earnings going to immediately increase? Has its balance sheet been meaningfully improved by the deal?The deal could potentially boost Nio's sales down the road. But at least on the surface, the partnership doesn't seem to be worth a 40% surge in Nio stock price. A Reaction to TeslaNio's deal with Intel seems like a reaction to Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) presence.Tesla's battery factory in Shanghai, China is in the early stages of production. For Nio, a struggling China-based electric car maker, Tesla's entrance isn't exactly good news. Tesla has better financing, more flare and a more dominant position in electric vehicles. Not only that, but its Autopilot feature is one of the most advanced driver assist systems available today.Is Nio's partnership with Mobileye an attempt to fight back against Tesla? Perhaps, although it's likely too little, too late for Nio. At the end of the day, the agreement with Intel doesn't immediately move the needle for NIO, and that's what matters for a sub-$5 stock. Trading Nio Stock Click to EnlargeWhile the one-day gain of Nio stock price was impressive, Nio stock does not have an impressive track record. Even with the 37% gain, the shares were still down a whopping 67% in 2019.Think about that next time you're sitting on a losing position and don't want to cut ties simply because it will mean the paper loss will turn into a realized loss. Seriously. This stock rallied 40% in one day and is still down over 60% in 2019.But how do we trade Nio stock now?Going forward, see if Nio stock price can stay above $1.80. If it can do that, perhaps it can begin to repair some of the damage on its charts. If NIO continues to push higher, see if it can reclaim its 50-day moving average. If the shares climb over $2.60, perhaps they can fill their gap toward $2.75. The Bottom Line on Nio StockThere are so many stocks to buy out there that are better than Nio. To be fair, there are worse ones, too. And while one-day gains in excess of 30% sound appealing, remember that Nio stock price is below $5 for a reason.The Mobileye announcement is good for Nio. But I don't believe it will have an immediate impact on the company's vehicle sales or its revenue. Perhaps it will help NIO burn less cash. Still, Nio stock doesn't seem worth the risk at this moment.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long NVDA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Sell Before They Roll Over * 5 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy That Could Be Saved By An Acquisition * 4 Startup Stocks Getting Smashed The post Does a 37% Rally Suddenly Make Nio Stock a Buy?Â appeared first on InvestorPlace.
For Massachusetts-based BioDirection, a company working to commercialize tech for detecting injuries from trauma, Albuquerque provided an ideal labor pool. "This is due to Intel," said Chief Scientific Officer Sergey Dryga, who said the computer chip company's semiconductor technologies have commonalities with what BioDirection is developing. BioDirection's Tbit System is designed to detect and measure biomarkers released in the body following head trauma or a "jolt to the body," a news release says.
Whereas Intel is charging far less per CPU core for its latest high-end desktop CPUs relative to a year ago, AMD is going in a different direction with its newest offerings.
‘I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes. … I’ve paid more than anyone in taxes, but I’m glad to — if I’d had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is coming up on its two-year anniversary, which makes it a good time to look at just how much it really changed the landscape for America's biggest firms.The bottom line? A horde of the nation's largest companies have lower tax rates than most citizens.The number crunchers at WalletHub analyzed annual reports for the S&P; 100 - a blue-chip index of the largest companies in the U.S. stock market - to determine the federal, state and international tax rates they paid in 2018. Although individual companies' tax rates diverge widely, corporate America as a whole is paying much less to Uncle Sam than ever before.The TCJA, signed by President Donald Trump in late 2017, permanently lowered the federal corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%. Data shows it worked. WalletHub says the overall tax rate (which includes federal, state and international) that S&P; 100 companies pay is around 21%, which is more than 15 percentage points lower than they paid in 2017.To get a sense of how small some of the nation's largest companies' tax bills are, we sorted through the WalletHub data to find the 10 corporations with the lowest overall tax rates. We excluded companies with negative tax rates in 2018 - the idea being that one year's discrete net tax benefit is less likely to be indicative of a company's tax situation going forward. For instance, we don't expect PepsiCo (PEP) to receive a 36.67% annual tax refund in perpetuity.All of the companies on this list paid a lower federal tax rate (and overall tax rate) than the average American.Read it and weep. SEE ALSO: 20 Large-Cap Dividend Stocks With More Cash Than Debt
The Intel executive lays out the logic for massive buybacks and discusses the company's latest chip production schedule in a chat with TheStreet.
Ray Kroc and Robert Noyce were titans of mid-century American business: one turned McDonald’s into a fast food empire, the other founded chipmaker Intel and became known as the “mayor of Silicon Valley”. Last year Intel’s chief executive Brian Krzanich left the company after an office relationship.
Nvidia stock is up 35% in the past three months as Wall Street continues to jump back in the previously high-flying chip stock. So is now the time for investors to buy Nvidia stock?