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Hackers try to penetrate the vital ‘cold chain’ for coronavirus vaccines, security team reports

The hackers took measures to hide their tracks, and the cyber-sleuths did not name which state might be behind the campaign.

The IBM team said it was not known why the hackers were trying to penetrate the systems. It suggested that the intruders might want to steal information, glean details about technology or contracts, create confusion and distrust, or disrupt the vaccine supply chains.

The hackers probably sought “advanced insight into the purchase and movement of a vaccine that can impact life and the global economy,” the IBM team said.

Because there was “no clear path to a cash-out” as there is in a ransomware attack, there was an increased likelihood of a state actor’s being involved, IBM said. However, the IBM investigators cautioned, it was still possible that criminals could be looking for ways to illegally obtain “a hot black-market commodity” such as an initially scarce vaccine.

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $750 million. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $(23) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $168 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the third quarter was $258 million.

On October 29, 2020, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Inphi Corporation with cash and stock consideration. The transaction is expected to close by the second half of calendar 2021, subject to the approval of Marvell and Inphi shareholders and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including

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Data warehouse firm Snowflake reports bigger loss in first post-IPO quarterly report

(Reuters) — Warren Buffett-backed data warehouse firm Snowflake reported a third-quarter loss on Wednesday in its first quarterly results, following a blockbuster market debut in September and sending its shares more than 5% lower after the bell.

The San Mateo, California-based company, which has 3,554 customers, raised $3.36 billion in its initial public offering after it was priced above the target range in the biggest U.S. listing so far this year.

Snowflake said product revenue, or sales from services on its platform, more than doubled to $148.5 million, accounting for 93% of total revenue in the quarter.

Founded in 2012 in San Francisco, Snowflake sells a cloud data platform that offers to consolidate a business’ data onto one platform. Cloud-based business services have seen rapid growth this year as offices around the world adapted to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Net loss for the quarter ended October

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B2Digital Reports 126% Q/Q Topline Growth, Projects Current Quarter Acceleration, Major Expansion in Fitness Facility Strategy

Tampa, FL – ( NewMediaWire ) – December 03, 2020 – B2Digital Incorporated (the “Company” or “B2Digital”) (OTCMKTS:BTDG), the premier development league for mixed martial arts (“MMA”), is excited to update shareholders on the Company’s outlook and the accelerating organic and strategic growth underway in its Gym segment, as well as its performance related to this strategy during the three months ended September 30, 2020, and its expectations for related performance during the current quarter ending December 31, 2020, and beyond.

Note that projections and guidance outlined below assume an absence of further regulatory lockdowns related to Covid-19 as well as the widespread distribution of a safe and effective vaccine during 2021.

“Based on the strategy we have in place – and the assumption that we don’t see major new pandemic-related shutdowns that impact the business – we are targeting $4-5 million on the topline over the rolling forward next

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COVID-19: Approval of Pfizer vaccine is a historic moment for the UK | Science & Tech News, Reports

This is an historic moment. The beginning of the end of the pandemic. And it starts here in the UK, the first country to licence a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pfizer/BioNTech jab was shown in clinical trials to prevent 95% of COVID cases. And it works just as well in the elderly, who are most at risk of serious illness from the virus.

With at least 59,000 deaths in the UK, 1.5 million worldwide, never has a vaccine been in greater need.

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The UK medical regulator has been reviewing data on safety and effectiveness as it came in from clinical trials in recent weeks, so it was able to give it the green light just a week after the companies formally applied for emergency use authorisation.

The first of 40 million doses – enough for 20 million people – will be shipped

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Future iPhone Could Offer 10x Optical Zoom, Reports Say

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  • Apple improves the iPhone’s mobile photography features every year
  • Reports indicate it is gunning for 10x optical zoom in the future
  • It might be able to do this using components from third-party suppliers

Apple could equip future iPhones with specs and technologies that would allow them to offer highly requested mobile photography features, particularly 10x optical zoom, several reports say.

Apple might consider using third-party camera technologies from Samsung, Chinese outlet Digitimes reported. This technology, the report stated, is a periscope lens.

Periscope lenses allow mobile devices to take pictures from a distance without adding any bulk to the device’s appearance and size. The camera is designed in such a way that it sits flush with the device’s chassis but is capable of adjusting focal lengths to provide higher levels of zoom.

Apple is reportedly looking to improve its already impressive iPhone camera setup by adding a periscope

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India to launch Shukrayaan Venus mission in 2024 after pandemic delays: reports

India plans to launch a new orbiter to Venus in 2024, a year later than planned, according to media reports.



A view of Venus from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft based on data captured in 1974.India is now planning to launch its own Venus orbiter in 2024.


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A view of Venus from NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft based on data captured in 1974.India is now planning to launch its own Venus orbiter in 2024.

The Shukrayaan orbiter will be the first mission to Venus by the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and will study the planet for four years, according to SpaceNews, which cited a presentation by an ISRO research scientist at a NASA-chartered committee Nov. 10. 

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ISRO has been soliciting ideas for instruments for a Venus-based mission since at least 2018, according to its website. At the planetary science committee, ISRO’s T. Maria Antonita presented more information about Shukrayaan during a discussion about NASA’s new 10-year plan for planetary science, SpaceNews reported.

Related: India looks beyond the moon to Mars, Venus

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Zoom reports big 3Q gains, but slowing growth sinks stock

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom’s videoconferencing service remains a fixture in pandemic life, but its breakneck growth is showing signs of tapering off as investors debate whether the company will be able to build upon its recent success after a vaccine enables people to intermingle again.

For now, Zoom is thriving as tens of millions of people who never heard of the service at the beginning of the year rely on its video meeting tools to connect with their co-workers, teachers, friends and family while efforts to fight contain the pandemic prevent them from going into offices, schools and most many other places. That dependence boosted Zoom’s fortunes, producing a pandemic-driven success story that was highlighted again Monday with the release of the company’s quarterly results for the August-October period.

Zoom’s revenue more than quadrupled from the same time last year to $777 million, yielding a profit of $198

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Ceapro Inc. Reports 2020 Third Quarter and Nine-Month Financial Results and Operational Highlights

– R&D activities focused on
advancing
the development of innovative delivery systems
and yeast beta glucan as a potential inhalable therapeutic for COVID-19


Q3 2020 sales
of $
3,4
7
6,000 compared to $
2,908
,000 for
Q3
2019,
representing
a
20
%
increase –

– Net profit of $
192
,000 for
Q
3
2020 vs. net loss of $
104
,000 for Q
3
2019 –


Cash generated from operations of
$
4,777
,000 in 2020 vs
.
$
1,321
,000 in 2019


Maintained production operations during COVID-19 pandemic
and completed integration of manufacturing sites

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ceapro Inc. (TSX-V: CZO; OTCQX: CRPOF) (“Ceapro” or the “Company”), a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for healthcare and cosmetic industries, today announced financial results and operational highlights for the third quarter

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