A tale of two Covid stocks

Jay Chaudry, founder and chief executive officer of Zscaler Inc.

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Zscaler shares surged 26% on Thursday. Splunk plunged 23%.

Both reported quarterly results late Wednesday and had very different-pandemic related stories to share with investors.

Zscaler, a security software vendor for the cloud, said revenue in the period ended October climbed 52% and the company raised its forecast for the year. Splunk, a provider of data analytics software, said revenue shrank 11% from a year earlier, missing estimates for a third straight period.

For Zscaler, momentum has picked up throughout the year as large enterprises seek ways to protect their increasingly disparate data and secure their networks now that employees are connecting from more places and devices. After Thursday’s rally, the stock is now up 298% for the year, the third-best performance among U.S. tech stocks behind only Zoom and Fastly.

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More States Launch COVID Apps


States across the country continue to launch apps that are aimed at alerting residents via their smartphones when they’ve come into contact with others who are positive for COVID-19.

The latest state to do so was Washington, which launched its statewide COVID-19 exposure app, WA Notify, Nov. 30. With the launch of this app, Washington joins a growing list that includes Michigan, Colorado, Delaware and others. All of these apps are relatively simple, and they function much the same way: they are anonymous, no-cost and voluntary, asking users to submit positive test results into apps, subsequently sending alerts to anyone who may have been in their proximity. The number of states now offering this to residents has topped a dozen, with more states — specifically Oregon and California — poised to join the list soon.

In addition to more states launching these apps, download rates are also increasing in many

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Corrections Departments Manage Pandemic in Prisons With Free COVID Tool From Vant4ge, a Leader in Criminal Justice Technology

SALT LAKE CITY – December 3, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​​​​​The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionately adverse effect on the United States’ prison population. According to The Marshall Project, there have been nearly 200,000 cases among inmates and more than 1,400 deaths, resulting in corrections agencies being overwhelmed. A 20-year leader in criminal justice technology, Vant4ge is contributing to the mitigation effort by offering a free COVID-19 tool to help corrections departments manage the crisis and determine which inmates are the safest to release early. The comprehensive Vant4gePoint software platform that allows agencies to efficiently coordinate care and rehabilitation for inmates and parolees also consists of the most predictive assessments ever developed. In response to the pandemic, Vant4ge is making the risk assessment tool that features evidence-based, data-driven assessment instruments with automated scoring and reporting available to corrections administrators and case managers.  

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WH Press Sec McEnany Says Trump ‘Followed the Science,’ Works Hard on COVID Response ‘Behind the Scenes’

When asked on Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s recent lack of public comments on the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed that Trump has been working “behind the scenes” and that his previous actions demonstrate that he has “followed the science” on the virus.

“He’s hard at work at this with the task force behind the scenes,” McEnany said, touted Trump’s advocation of reopening schools as proof that Trump has “followed the science”, especially as more medical experts have supported reopening schools as well.

“The President’s followed the science,” McEnany said. “He’s also kept in mind we have a constitution, and he will be unashamed and always advocating for the science in the best interest of the children of this country.”

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In a Wednesday press briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that President Donald Trump has always followed the science on COVID-19 and is
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New questions: What did David Perdue know about COVID technology before big stock buyback?

Earlier this year, embattled Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, one of two multimillionaire Republicans facing tight runoff elections that could decide control of the Senate, sold $1 million worth of stock in Cardlytics, a financial firm where he once sat on the board. What makes this stock sale especially interesting is that six weeks later, an executive shake-up at Cardlytics that sent the stock tumbling. After the share price hit its low point in March, Perdue bought back up to $500,000 worth of stock, which has since quadrupled in value.

The trades drew federal scrutiny, but Perdue argued that he did not personally direct any of his transactions. The New York Times reported last week, however, that Department of Justice investigators have found that Perdue had instructed his Goldman Sachs wealth manager to make the sale two days after receiving a personal email from the Cardlytics CEO that advised of

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What did David Perdue know about COVID technology before big stock buyback?



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Earlier this year, embattled Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, one of two multimillionaire Republicans facing tight runoff elections that could decide control of the Senate, sold $1 million worth of stock in Cardlytics, a financial firm where he once sat on the board. What makes this stock sale especially interesting is that six weeks later, an executive shake-up at Cardlytics that sent the stock tumbling. After the share price hit its low point in March, Perdue bought back up to $500,000 worth of stock, which has since quadrupled in value.

The trades drew federal scrutiny, but Perdue argued that he did not personally direct any of his

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3 Event-Marketing Trends in a COVID Era

For acquiring leads and doing business, there is no substitute for the value of face-to-face events. That’s why, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings and events commanded 25-30% of B2B marketing budgets, according to research by Frost and Sullivan.

Today, after months of widespread closures across the global economy, organizations have switched to virtual formats to keep their events alive. But the landscape is beginning to shift: Small and manageable live gatherings have occasionally taken place between waves of shutdown and reopening.

Although face-to-face meetings are due to return in force eventually, new formats and trends will set the course for event marketing in the coming years. This article outlines three of those trends and explains ways to take advantage of them while keeping attendees safe.

1. Hybrid is the future of event marketing


Fully 89% of event organizers say that even when face-to-face meetings resume, virtual elements will remain

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Madrid opens new hospital, CDC study suggests COVID was in US earlier than thought

Bipartisan Senate group pitching $900 billion stimulus plan — 10:45 a.m.

A bipartisan group of senators is set to unveil a $908 billion stimulus proposal, according to people familiar with the plan, in an effort to break a monthslong impasse that’s now threatening to tip the economy back into contraction.

Neither Republican nor Democratic leadership has signed on to the plan, however, leaving it facing the same long odds that a failed bipartisan House proposal faced before Election Day. President-elect Joe Biden has so far backed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has pushed a $2.4 trillion bill.

Under the new proposed compromise, businesses would get a roughly $300 billion infusion for a version of the Paycheck Protection Program of forgivable loans, and state and local governments would get $240 billion, including money for schools, according to two people familiar with the proposal.

Without patients or staff, Madrid opens new $119M

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The Young Founders Shaping The Digital World Through Covid And Beyond

During a volatile year, the 2021 Under 30 Consumer Tech listers are helping us lose weight, stay sane, heal the planet and make our homes more productive and profitable. One makes a heck of a good chicken-less chicken nugget too.


In a year that has changed nearly every aspect of work, business, and life, the members of the 2021 Consumer Tech Under 30 list are ensuring the change will ultimately be for the better. 

Don’t just take our word for it. For the tenth Consumer Tech Under 30 list, Forbes writers Monica Melton, Noah Kirsch, Will Yakowicz, and I combed through thousands of incredible nominees. Then our four all-star judges— Candid’s Lilla Cosgrove, Airtable’s Howie Liu, Casper’s Neil Parikh, and Khosla Ventures’ Adina Tecklu— choose the best of the best. The result: 30 brash young leaders shaking up nearly every consumer market—health, media, real estate, retail, transportation, communication, and

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UAE National Day 2020: President Sheikh Khalifa pays tribute to Covid frontliners, talks about optimism and future in address – News

President pays tribute to nation’s frontliners in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called on the people of the UAE to look to the future with optimism and contribute with ideas and visions that will help the country achieve further progress across all sectors.

On the occasion of the UAE’s 49th National Day, Sheikh Khalifa, in a statement to Nation Shield, the UAE Armed Forces magazine, said that while the nation prepares to celebrate its Golden Jubilee in 2021, the nation’s sons and daughters should be ready to welcome the next 50 years with future visions “that will prepare our country for more development across all sectors, so that by year 2071, the UAE will become the first in the world in global indicators for well-being, happiness and quality of life.”

“Looking to the future with optimism, anticipating

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