Quotient Technology (QUOT) Reports Q3 Loss, Lags Revenue Estimates

Quotient Technology (QUOT) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.05 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.04. This compares to loss of $0.03 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of -25%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this digital coupons company would post a loss of $0.14 per share when it actually produced a loss of $0.15, delivering a surprise of -7.14%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates two times.

Quotient Tech, which belongs to the Zacks Internet – Software and Services industry, posted revenues of $121.12 million for the quarter ended September 2020, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.50%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $114.83 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates just once over the last four quarters.

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Temperature rises with global warming could have major implications for child health, say researchers — ScienceDaily

Exposure to high temperatures in pregnancy is associated with an increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes, especially preterm birth and stillbirth, and among women in lower socioeconomic groups, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

Although the effects may appear small in size, the researchers say the findings “could have a major impact on public health as exposure to high temperatures is common and escalating.” Moreover, conditions such as preterm birth often have lifelong implications for affected newborns.

Increases in global temperatures raise concerns about heat impacts on health, especially in vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those living in poverty, and the chronically ill.

Previous evidence reviews have found associations between exposure to high temperatures and pregnancy outcomes, but have included few studies and have not assessed differences across population groups and by type of heat exposure.

So an international team of researchers set out to assess whether exposure

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FMC Corporation Recognized at 2020 Crop Science Awards

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) was recognized with top honors in the Best R&D Pipeline and Best Biological Product (Biostimulant) categories at the Crop Science Forum & Awards 2020.

The annual awards event, formerly Agrow’s Crop Science Awards & Forum, recognizes best-in-class scientific, technological and leadership initiatives in the global crop protection industry across 12 categories. Recipients are chosen from entries submitted from around the world and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel.

“We are pleased that FMC’s world-class pipeline of proprietary insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, many featuring new modes of action, has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Dr. Kathleen Shelton, FMC vice president and chief technology officer. “Our technology organization is focused on anticipating grower needs, translating those into potential market opportunities and then directing our research into developing new, sophisticated, sustainable products that address those opportunities.”

Best R&D Pipeline

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Facebook shuts down huge ‘Stop the Steal’ group

As of Thursday morning, a huge Facebook group called “Stop the Steal” was organizing rallies and fundraising to challenge election results across the US. The group accumulated more than 300,000 members in the less than 48 hours it existed before Facebook removed it on Thursday afternoon.

“In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal’ which was creating real-world events,” a Facebook company spokesperson said in a statement. “The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from members of the group.”

The Stop the Steal group, created on Wednesday, was littered with election misinformation accusing Democrats of plotting to steal the 2020 presidential election from President Donald Trump before it was taken

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Exxon Mobil, Not Facebook, Is Trailer Trash

Step back to look at tech’s run past five years. Amazon
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sprinted 500% with Alibaba
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and Microsoft
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logging in at 300%. Not bad! Facebook’s a triple. The Nasdaq 100 Index more than doubled, but the S&P 500 Index just pushed over 60%. How many investors stayed the course, overweighted in tech paper for five years? Note the wipe-out in Exxon Mobil
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. This so-called polite investment, dropped 60%. Management still clings to its blue-chip history, maintaining its dividend in the throes of operating losses and serious asset write-downs. This is boardroom obtuseness which turns me off.                 

  Tech, The Only Distance Runner

So far, the market ignores wide variances in R&D spending among major tech houses. The spend ranges down from 20% of revenues for Facebook to under

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Data Privacy And Security Concerns Surface Related To Guardian Alliance Technologies’ National Applicant Information Center

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Data Privacy and Security.

SEATTLE, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Miller Mendel, Inc. recently became aware of the Guardian Alliance Technologies (“Guardian”) feature called the National Applicant Information Center (“NAIC”). As explained on Guardian’s website and sales video (click to watch), the NAIC database created by Guardian warehouses applicants’ personal and private data. Guardian describes collecting applicant personal and private data from numerous agencies and sharing that information between them in a manner that Miller Mendel believes constitutes the commercialization of private applicant data to third parties.

The NAIC raises potential legal and ethical concerns, particularly with regard to the commercial use of an applicants’ private data, as well as the potential negative impacts it can have for public safety agencies and their applicants. To explore these risks, Miller Mendel engaged its legal counsel, Emily Maass of Immix Law Group, to

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Uber and Lyft Go Legit. Now What?

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Two questions hung over millions of people who worked for Uber, Lyft and other app companies: Should it be legal and was it fair for them to be considered independent contractors rather than employees?

This week, Californians said yes.

Voters in the state overwhelmingly approved a ballot proposal, Proposition 22, that enshrines so-called gig work into law. The measure overrides a 2019 state law and a 2018 State Supreme Court ruling that would have forced the companies to treat workers in California as employees with wage guarantees and other benefits.

My colleague Kate Conger spoke with me about why this California measure is relevant for all Americans’ jobs, and why the app companies are likely to pursue a federal law establishing contract work nationwide.

Shira: Is the vote for Prop. 22 anything

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Amazon’s early Black Friday deal ends soon on the $29 camera that lets your phone see anywhere



a hand holding a smart phone sitting on top of a car: Wireless Borescope Camera


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Wireless Borescope Camera

While it’s technically true that Black Friday 2020 is still a few weeks away, Amazon already has so many early Black Friday deals available in its Holiday Dash deals hub.

Want some examples? Top-sellers right now include up to 58% off FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 masks and Nan Qi Xing KN95 masks that NIOSH says work as well as 3M N95 masks, Prime Day 2020’s best-selling wireless headphones for just $22.49, a $290 Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5 bundle on sale for just $149.99, wildly popular $15 TP-Link Kasa smart plugs for $6.75 each, a shockingly rare discount on Purell hand sanitizer pump bottles, and more.

On top of all that, however, there is one device from a lesser-known brand that will probably outsell everything else with our readers. That’s right, the crazy wireless camera that lets your smartphone

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ex-Crisil CIO Ramesh Lakshminarayanan to spearhead HDFC Bank’s technology

Mumbai: HDFC Bank in a note on Thursday announced the hiring of Ramesh Lakshminarayanan as its Group Head – Information Technology designated as Chief Information Officer.  

The bank said Lakshminarayanan will spearhead its technological transformation journey to the next level. “His role will cut across verticals at the bank. He will be responsible for technology strategy, strengthening foundational technology, enhancing the digital capabilities and harnessing new age AI/ML technology solutions for the bank,” said the bank in a note.  

Lakshminarayanan spent three years as Chief Information/Technology Officer at CRISIL and was responsible for for technology operations, data and analytics. He was the co-founder of analytics firm Pragmatix Services which was acquired by CRISIL in 2017.

“An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Ramesh has held leadership positions with organizations such as Citibank, ABN AMRO Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Group. Ramesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Mumbai

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Xiaomi announces retractable lens technology for future smartphones: Digital Photography Review

Xiaomi has introduced its self-developed Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology at its annual developer conference. Image credit: Xiaomi

Chinese technology company Xiaomi has officially kicked off its annual Mi Developer Conference (MIDC 2020) in Beijing. During the conference, Xiaomi has showcased numerous new technologies and breakthroughs, including retractable wide-aperture lens technology for smartphone devices.

If you have been following along with new smartphone announcements over the last few years, you’ll have noticed a strong emphasis on improvements in image quality, camera performance and lens quality. Drawing inspiration from traditional camera and lens design, Xiaomi has developed new Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology. This advancement in design lodges a compact optical structure in the smartphone, which can be extended when necessary.

Xiaomi promises that this new design will result in a breakthrough in performance. The company states, ‘This design allows the retractable telescopic camera to have a larger aperture to increase the amount

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