3 Stocks to Buy Ahead of a Potential Second Wave of Coronavirus

john rambo

One of the biggest dangers of buying stocks today is that a second wave of coronavirus could lead to more lockdowns and business shutdowns, potentially paving the way for another market crash. It’s a serious risk, and one that’s at the front of my mind given the S&P 500‘s recent record highs — a kind reminder of how expensive stocks are today. That’s why it is important to invest in companies that are likely to perform well even amid shutdowns and sharp rises in COVID-19 cases. 

Three companies that are doing well during the pandemic and are good buys for worried investors today are Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). All three stocks will diversify your portfolio and provide a safe place to invest your money if you’re worried about a second wave hitting in the fall.

1. Quidel

Quidel’s been one of the hotter

Read More

Unpleasant Surprises Could Be In Store For Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:CHKP) Shares

john rambo


Morgan Stanley Bets on These 3 Stocks; Sees Over 40% Upside

Did the stock market’s epic rally just need a little breather? The last few weeks have seen stocks experience their first meaningful correction since the bull market kicked off in March. Now, the question swirling around the Street is, will the rally pick back up again, or is more downside on the way?According to Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist Mike Wilson, uncertainty regarding the presidential election and stalemate on the next stimulus package could lead to declines in September and October. “On the correction, there’s still downside as markets digest the risk of congressional gridlock on the next fiscal deal. While we think something will ultimately get done, it will likely take another few weeks to get it over the goal line,” he noted.However, Wilson argues the recent volatility in no way signals the end of the

Read More

Head of S.I tech company admits to bilking program that helped kids at Brooklyn Catholic schools

john rambo

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The head of a South Beach-based technology company is on the hook for more than $133,000 and could spend up to 33 months behind bars after admitting he bilked a federal program serving disadvantaged kids in Brooklyn Catholic schools.

John Comito, 69, pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud during a remote conference in Brooklyn federal court.

The defendant admitted to ripping off the E-rate program.

Comito, the chief executive officer of AutoExec Computer Systems Inc., said he submitted an invoice in October 2015, in which he falsely claimed his company had provided certain Internet services and equipment to schools under the program.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors said the company illegally obtained $433,000.

Comito personally profited to the tune of $133,240, said prosecutors.

Under the plea agreement, the defendant agreed to forfeit his illegal gains.

“I wish to express to the court how sorry I am for my

Read More

Nokia Corporation (NOK) Management Presents at Deutsche Bank 2020 Virtual Technology Conference (Transcript)

john rambo

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Deutsche Bank 2020 Virtual Technology Conference Call September 14, 2020 10:45 AM ET

Company Participants

Bhaskar Gorti – President, Nokia Software and Chief Digital Officer

Tom Bevilacqua – Investor Relations

Conference Call Participants

Rob Sanders – Deutsche Bank

Rob Sanders

Hello. Good morning. I am Rob Sanders, Head of Tech Hardware in Europe at Deutsche Bank. I am delighted to welcome our speaker today, Bhaskar Gorti, the President of Nokia Software and Chief Digital Officer. Also joining us is Tom Bevilacqua, Investor Relations also at Nokia. The format today of this session is going to be a Q&A, but of course, please do write-in with your questions as we go along. We will be happy to take those questions as we go along, but well, let me just welcome you Bhaskar and maybe as part of your response, maybe you could just start by explaining your role

Read More

Cloudflare Blames CenturyLink for Sunday’s Internet Blackout

john rambo

With Cloudflare down, dozens of popular websites and services went with it.

With Cloudflare down, dozens of popular websites and services went with it.
Screenshot: DownDetector

Widespread internet outages knocked down Cloudflare, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Amazon, Hulu, and a slew of other sites on Sunday morning, and it’s apparently all because of a single internet service provider: CenturyLink.

Given that Cloudflare’s online security services are designed to keep websites up and running, when it went down, so did dozens of the popular sites and services that rely on it, including Discord, Feedly, and League of Legends. Cloudflare began seeing “an increased level of HTTP 5xx class errors” early Sunday morning, according to the company’s status page. It later tweeted that issues with a “third-party transit provider” were affecting all of Cloudflare’s data centers that use that provider.

CenturyLink confirmed on Twitter that its technicians were working to fix an IP outage, which was resolved shortly before noon.

Read More

Difference Between Home & Business Computers | Small Business

john rambo

When purchasing a computer one of the questions that a sales representative will ask is how you intend to use your computer. That’s because the software, hardware and cost of a computer vary depending on the applications you intend to use the computer for. In general a business-grade computer has more memory and processing capacity than a consumer-grade computer which affects the price. Choosing the right computer for your needs ensures you get the best price for the most useable features.


The way you use a business computer and the way you use a personal home computer are usually completely different unless you have a home office that you use for businesses purposes. Business computers are used for everything from editing and rendering videos to creating videos and presentations and viewing high-grade graphics. Home computing is mostly restricted to surfing the Web, checking email, light word processing and gaming.

Read More

Microsoft Teams Continues to Gain Momentum on Slack Technologies

john rambo

Text size

These reports, excerpted and edited by Barron’s, were issued recently by investment and research firms. The reports are a sampling of analysts’ thinking; they should not be considered the views or recommendations of Barron’s. Some of the reports’ issuers have provided, or hope to provide, investment-banking or other services to the companies being analyzed.

Mondelez International MDLZ-Nasdaq

Overweight Price $56.39 on Sept. 8

by Wells Fargo Securities.

It isn’t often that a large-cap “consensus long” offers multiyear upside to numbers and an abnormally wide valuation discount versus peers, but so is the case for Mondelez, in our view. We think now is the time to take advantage of this disconnect. Covid-19-related uncertainty is evident in the calendar-year 2021 estimated price/earnings discount versus global Staples peers (15% versus 5% five-year average), and we are more confident than ever in our “411” growth thesis; that three Mondelez-specific factors can yield

Read More

Psychology professor spreads message of Internet safety through teen peer education program

john rambo

Since 2016, Liberty University psychology professor Dr. Janet M. Brown has been working hard with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Safe Surfin Foundation to keep children safe from Internet predators, and now their specially developed program has expanded to high schools in several states.

Dr. Janet Brown poses with the first high school Cyber S.W.A.T. team at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Va.

Their program is called Cyber S.W.A.T. (which stands for Safety While Accessing Technology) and it empowers groups of high school students at each school to teach proper Internet practices to their fellow classmates.

“Cyber S.W.A.T. is a paradigm shift in the way we train young people how to be safe on the Internet in that it’s peer-to-peer,” Brown said. “With social cognitive theory the idea in this case

Read More

NVIDIA creates the world’s biggest AI R&D firm with $40bn Arm acquisition – Regulation, NVIDIA, ARM, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Mergers And Acquisitions

john rambo

NVIDIA and SoftBank Group have announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund, in a deal worth $40 billion.

The deal brings together NVIDIA’s leading AI computing platform with Arm’s vast ecosystem to create the premier computing company for the age of artificial intelligence, accelerating innovation while expanding into large, high-growth markets. SoftBank will remain committed to Arm’s long-term success through its ownership stake in NVIDIA, expected to be under 10 percent.

“AI is the most powerful technology force of our time and has launched a new wave of computing,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

“In the years ahead, trillions of computers running AI will create a new internet-of-things that is thousands of times larger than today’s internet-of-people. Our combination will create a company fabulously positioned for the age of AI.

“Simon Segars and his team at

Read More

Five Defining Features to Build the New Generation Internet

john rambo

Recent geopolitical events, such as President Trump’s order to ban TikTok and WeChat in the United States, have exemplified the imperative of decentralization. The next generation internet will empower individuals to own their data, exchange their wealth, and control their digital footprint — all without being subject to the whims of politicians and tech giants, which have historically weaponized the web for their own gain.

Content-addressable storage, or CAS, such as IPFS, eliminates reliance on path addressing, such as that of URLs. Content addressing can prevent malicious behaviors such as file path attacks and content manipulation.

Peer-to-peer routing for communications: Internet communication must adopt peer-to-peer protocols such as dynamic hash tables and must be supplemented by a variety of decentralized communication protocols like email and onion routing (Tor). An additional goal is to avoid single-point attacks on communication lines.

Personal cloud computer: The so-called client/server model of

Read More