Zoom slides 14% as slowing sales-growth forecasts make investors question the stock’s 200% post-COVID rally

Two professors from the University of California, Berkeley use Zoom to teach their students through an online course.


  • Zoom Video sank as much as 14% on Tuesday after the company’s quarterly report revealed an expected slowdown in sales growth into 2021.
  • The company’s third-quarter revenue and earnings beat estimates, and guidance for the current quarter and full fiscal year landed above expectations.
  • Yet the high end of Zoom’s fourth-quarter sales forecast implies growth of 330% from the same period last year. That’s less than the year-over-year growth seen in the second and third quarters.
  • Analysts have debated whether Zoom’s 200% rally from the market’s March lows is sustainable as COVID-19 vaccines near distribution and revenue growth slightly weakens.
  • Watch Zoom trade live here.

Zoom Video tumbled as much as 14% on Tuesday after its third-quarter report hinted its incredible revenue growth will weaken through the end of

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Navigating the post-COVID future of work: New challenges require new digital technologies

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for digital transformation across organizations of all stripes. If companies were not already well underway with their digital transformation before the pandemic, they almost certainly are now. Post-COVID, this transformation will only accelerate.

Around the world, the companies that are furthest along on their transformation journeys are better equipped to manage and emerge from this crisis. Those lagging have found themselves on a burning platform, with too much tech debt, dated software and outdated processes.

At some point, whether in several months or longer, offices will begin to reopen in earnest and technology will help with the return to the workplace. But even when offices do open back up, the traditional office and desktop workspace will become a pre-COVID artifact.

A major change will be the move to a distributed workforce and workplace, which will require multiple technologies and platforms connected by digital

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Post-COVID tech-leveraged economy may be more difficult for some workers, Fed Chairman says

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes that were already happening in the economy and these changes may make it more difficult for out-of-work individuals to return to the workforce.

The post-COVID economy will be one marked by more telework and accelerated automation, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday.

“We’re not going back to the same economy,” Powell said during an online panel at the European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking 2020. “We’re recovering, but to a different economy, and it will be one that is more leveraged to technology.”

Powell’s comments mirror what other economic and business leaders have said about the future of work post COVID-19, but the central banker also gave a warning about the negative economic effect these trends would likely have.

Remote work is here to stay

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, told TIME magazine that he sees the software company having a more

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Post-COVID fatigue is independent of severity of initial infection — ScienceDaily

More than half of people with acute COVID-19 infection continue to have persistent fatigue 10 weeks after their initial illness, according to a new study published November 9 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Liam Townsend of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and colleagues.

Fatigue is one of the most common initial presenting complaints of people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The long-term consequences of COVID-19 have not been well-studied and concern has been raised that the virus has the potential to trigger a post-viral fatigue syndrome.

In the new study, researchers tracked fatigue, as well as patient characteristics including COVID-19 severity, laboratory markers, levels of inflammatory markers and pre-existing conditions, in 128 study participants who had previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2. The participants, all recruited from a post-COVID-19 outpatient clinic at St. James Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, were 54% female and averaged 49.5 years old (standard

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The Prospects For Emerging And Frontier Markets In The Post-COVID Environment

During the past six months, the global economy has been assailed by a multitude of vicissitudes. But on closer inspection, the pandemic has served to accelerate a number of economic and political trends which were in train long before the outbreak in Q1 of this year.

Back in February, when the crisis was largely confined on China and financial markets were still in denial, I wrote in – When the facts change: –

Global supply chains have been shortening ever since the financial crisis, the Sino-US trade war has merely added fresh impetus to the process. As for financial markets, stock prices around the world declined in January but those markets farthest from the epicentre of the outbreak have since recovered in some cases making new all-time highs.

Then came the panic of March. Stocks collapsed, developed market government bonds rallied, the VIX Index quadrupled: and central banks and

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Chatbots, automation, home offices? Experts talk our post-Covid future

Before the coronavirus pandemic upended the world as we know it, offices played an integral role in modern life.

Packed with people and technology, these buildings were hubs of networking, idea generation and deal making.

How things have changed. Today, vast swathes of office space remain eerily quiet as many people across the globe continue to work from home.

At the start of the 2000s, such a shift would have been difficult. For one thing, internet connections were far slower back then, not to mention temperamental.

What’s more, the connected devices we now so heavily rely on — smartphones, tablets, fast, powerful laptops — were still some years off from becoming the norm both at home and in the workplace.

Given that video conferencing, email and fast download speeds are now par for the course, making working from home far less of a challenge, could some of these changes be

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Will We See A Technology Repatriation Post-Covid?

Tech adoption rates are up dramatically in the last six months due in large part to COVID. Almost overnight, even the least tech literate companies were forced to move business to the cloud, buy collaboration platforms, and start using SaaS applications to keep their business running and their employees safe. Events and meetings moved online. Companies from Facebook to Microsoft are allowing remote work to continue likely for all of 2021. But at some point in the future, however, the world will return to some semblance of normal. Travel will be safer and easier. Deals will be made over dinner and a glass of wine again. Companies will return to their abandoned offices and employees will return to work like normal.

So what happens to the technology when all of this comes to fruition? Many are wondering if we will see a tech repatriation or if companies will continue

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IEEE Unveils ‘Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World’

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today unveiled “Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World.”  The global study reveals the confidence Millennial parents with Generation Alpha children (under 11 years-old) in the U.S., U.K., India, China and Brazil may have in AI and emerging technologies for the health and wellness of their families.

IEEE unveils global study: Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World

Generation Alpha includes individuals born in 2010 and continuing through 2025. Considered the most tech-infused demographic, Generation Alpha is growing up experiencing the benefits of AI for their health and wellness. To learn more about how health- and wellness-related technologies are benefiting humanity, visit https://transmitter.ieee.org/health-wellness-2020.

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IEEE Unveils ‘Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World’ | News

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today unveiled “Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World.”  The global study reveals the confidence Millennial parents with Generation Alpha children (under 11 years-old) in the U.S., U.K., India, China and Brazil may have in AI and emerging technologies for the health and wellness of their families.

IEEE unveils global study: Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World

Generation Alpha includes individuals born in 2010 and continuing through 2025. Considered the most tech-infused demographic, Generation Alpha is growing up experiencing the benefits of AI for their health and wellness. To learn more about how health- and wellness-related technologies are benefiting humanity, visit https://transmitter.ieee.org/health-wellness-2020.

Robots, Disinfecting, Social Distancing and Dining
Self-driving cleaning robots have also been deployed during the

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