SAN FRANCISCO A year ago, many investors had given up on Apple, whose stock price had fallen more than 30 percent from its 2015 peak. Apples once-unstoppable growth had come to a crashing halt: The number of iPhones sold was down 13 percent, and the company posted its first revenue decline in 13 years.Today, Apples business remains sluggish, but that hasnt stopped investors, including the famously tech-averse Warren E. Buffett, from falling in love with it again. Shares of the tech giant the most valuable company in the United States by market value have repeatedly hit new highs this year. On Friday, they closed at $143.65, up nearly 60 percent from last Mays trough.Whats driving the stock, say skeptics and fans alike, is hope hope that the new iPhones due in September, on the 10th anniversary of the original iPhones introduction, will be dazzling enough to inspire existing iPhone users to upgrade and prompt others to switch from Android phones made by Samsung, Huawei and other manufacturers.
Donald Trump has named his most likely challenger in the 2020 presidential election. It is Elizabeth Warren. Analysis Inside the White House press room: a rollercoaster of euphoria and nauseaThe president is a carnival barker, his press secretary a perpetual high-wire act, the White House briefing room a home of truth seen through funhouse mirrors. This, as George W Bush memorably said, is some weird shit Read moreStanding before the faithful of the National Rifle Association in Atlanta on Friday, the president predicted a surfeit of candidates. Youll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and youre going to say, No, sir, no thank you no, maam, the president said. Perhaps maam. It may be Pocahontas, remember that.Pocahontas is the racially charged term that Trump used on the campaign trail to dismiss Warren, who has claimed Native American heritage. Clearly, she had got under his skin. The Massachusetts senator was a self-declared nasty woman with a message for Trump: Women have had it with guys like you. She went to toe to toe with him on his favourite medium, Twitter, hammering him for delivering a one-two punch of bigotry and economic lies.
There has been no shortage of news coverage surrounding high-profile reports of harassment and discrimination in the tech industry. Most notably, perhaps, was the recent coverage of a former Uber engineer who detailed in a blog post the sexual harassment she said she experienced while working for the company. And just this week, secretive Silicon Valley company Palantir settled a lawsuit to resolve charges that it discriminated against Asian applicants.While there are anecdotes aplenty of alleged discrimination and harassment in the tech industry, a recently released study by the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll seeks to provide analysis into how “toxic work environments” are contributing to women, people of color and LGBTQ employees leaving the sector. Among its key findings: Bullying is driving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees out of tech.
Twitter Inc’s shares rose 6 percent on Monday after a report that the company is partnering with Bloomberg LP for streaming news, marking the stock’s third straight day of gains following strong results last week.Twitter and Bloomberg Media will create a service that will stream news produced solely for Twitter, the Wall Street Journal reported.”(The share movement) is solely because of the Bloomberg partnership. There will be exclusive content streaming on Twitter, and that’s innovative. The market appears to like that,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.Twitter reported its strongest user growth in over a year last week. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey cited technical changes to Twitter’s timeline as one of the reasons for the growth.The microblogging service’s user growth had stalled in the past few quarters, prompting the company to take steps to attract subscribers and advertisers alike.
Apple håller tidtabellen och släpper sina betaversioner på måndagar. Nu i afton så har den femte betaversionen av macOS 10.12.5 släppts till utvecklare.
Fokus ser ut att ligga på buggfixar och prestandaförbättringar. Det finns ingen nya funktioner med i de anteckningar som skickas med betaversionerna.
Du kan ladda ned beta 5 via Apples portal för utvecklare eller direkt i en Mac med en tidigare betaversion installerad eller om du har betaprofilen installerad i datorn.
Den femte betaversionen av iOS släpptes tidigare och utanför det normala schemat vilket är något ovanligt men intehelt unikt då det gäller Apple. Då detta handlar om buggfixar och korrigeringar så kan en publik lansering vara nära. Apple brukar inte släppa särskilt många betaversioner för underhållsuppdateringar.