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The Week (October 29)

2020/ 10/ 31 by jd in Global News

“The president has precious little time to turn around the fortunes of his re-election campaign,” but he instead seems “bent on alienating as many voters as possible in the campaign’s closing days by flouting public health guidelines, babbling convoluted innuendo about Hunter Biden, and ignoring the increasingly desperate plight of Americans teetering on the edge of disaster.”


Forbes (October 29)

2020/ 10/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Zoom is now worth more than ExxonMobil.” Reaching a market cap of $139 billion, the conferencing service pulled ahead of ExxonMobil ($138.9 billion). Revenues are an altogether different matter. “While Zoom posted $1.35 billion in revenue over the past 12 months, Exxon, by comparison, posted $213.8 billion in revenue during that time period.”


WARC (October)

2020/ 10/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Almost two-in-five marketers (38%) in Asia Pacific are allocating more than 30% of their budgets on mobile marketing and advertising, according to data from WARC and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)…. In APAC, mobile commerce is far more popular than across other regions which makes it all the more important to master the e-commerce experience as consumers look to shop online more post-COVID.”


Wall Street Journal (October 28)

2020/ 10/ 29 by jd in Global News

“France has emerged as the epicenter of the second wave of coronavirus infections now sweeping much of Europe, causing hospitals to brace for a surge of new patients.” Governments have been left “are struggling to respond to the second wave, loath to impose new lockdowns that would compound the economic pain the coronavirus pandemic has already inflicted on their countries, but concerned about the steady rise in hospitalizations and deaths.”


Mercury News (October 27)

2020/ 10/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that ‘we’re rounding the turn, we’re doing great.’”


Seattle Times (October 27)

2020/ 10/ 28 by jd in Global News

“The world’s biggest buyers of commercial jets believe Boeing, which is set to report more heavy financial losses Wednesday, has fallen significantly below parity with rival Airbus — with limited options for recovery as it bleeds cash during the pandemic-driven aviation crisis.”


Washington Post (October 26)

2020/ 10/ 27 by jd in Global News

“The coronavirus pandemic numbers have been going the wrong direction for more than a month, topping 80,000 newly confirmed infections daily across the country, with hospitalizations rising in more than three dozen states and deaths creeping upward. Now, the United States is barreling toward another inflection point: a holiday season dictated by the calendar and demanded by tradition.”


Reuters (October 25)

2020/ 10/ 26 by jd in Global News

“Lee Kun-hee leaves behind an impressive, albeit deeply flawed, empire. The Samsung chairman, who transformed his father’s noodle-trading business into a $355 billion smartphone and chipmaking colossus, has died at 78. The second-generation leader’s mark on Korea Inc will endure, but so do scandals that threaten the family’s grip on power.”


Boston Globe (October 23)

2020/ 10/ 25 by jd in Global News

In yet “another ominous virus sign,” confirmed new COVID-19 cases “in Massachusetts jumped by 986 Thursday—the highest count of new cases in nearly five months—as more than 20 percent of the state’s cities and towns were designated high-risk for the virus.”


The Guardian (October 23)

2020/ 10/ 24 by jd in Global News

“This is Donald Trump’s America. It’s no wonder he doesn’t want to answer for it. What’s stunning, though, is the degree to which he has simply given up on articulating any plan for the future – and that he’s so sure voters won’t care.”


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