Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Technology Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Comcast RISE Initiative Provides Small Businesses with Free Marketing Insights and Opportunities to Apply for Media, Technology Upgrades and Grants Up To $10,000

Black-Owned Small Businesses, Those Impacted Most by the Pandemic, are the First Eligible Applicants for Comcast RISE Resources and Grants.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today launched Comcast RISE, an initiative created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years. The multi-faceted program offers grants, marketing and technology upgrades, including media campaigns and connectivity, computer and voice equipment, as well as free marketing insights to all applicants.

U.S. small businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the number of U.S. active business owners dropped from 15 million to 11.7 million from February to April. The study

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Apple on EU ‘hit list’ of big tech companies that will face stricter rules

The European Union plans to impose new and stricter regulations on a “hit list” of 20 large internet companies — including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

EU regulators, who are seeking new powers to police Big Tech in Europe, are currently drawing up that “hit list.” The companies will be subject to more stringent rules in an effort to curb their market power.

The list of rules will be based on criteria such as the number of users a company has, or the market share of revenues, according to The Financial Times. It could also include technology companies deemed so powerful that rivals can’t trade without using their platforms.

Companies that find themselves on the list may face new rules that could force them to be more transparent about the information they gather and regulations requiring them to share data with their competitors. It’s likely that the list will

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Amazon Prime Day Kicks-Off Holiday Shopping Projected To Hit $9.9 Billion

Holiday 2020 will be an extended shopping season starting with Amazon’s
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Prime Day on October 13th and 14th. Many other retailers will be following suit to compete for the customer’s dollars over the two-day period. Last year Amazon Prime Day raked in $6.93 billion worldwide from 124 million U.S. Prime users (up almost 11% from the previous year). For 2020, the projections are sales of $9.91 billion worldwide from more than 142 million U.S. users, surpassing 50% of the US population.

Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst of eMarketer, said in an interview,” Prime Day is a coordinated industry-wide event with other retailers planning promotions to compete with Amazon for shoppers’ attention.” The value of each shopping

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Q3 PC shipments hit fastest growth in a decade

A customer looks at Dell computers at a Best Buy store in Orem, Utah.

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Computer makers shipped 79.2 million PCs in the third quarter, up 12.7% year over year, showing the fastest growth in a decade, technology research company Canalys estimated on Friday.

Despite the swelling popularity of phones and tablets in recent years, people have been leaning harder on personal computers while working or studying from home in the past several months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Acer of Taiwan was the biggest individual beneficiary from the trend in the third quarter, shipping 5.6 million PCs, up 15%, according to the Canalys estimates, which include Chromebooks that run Google-led Chrome OS. The company said Lenovo, the largest PC maker by shipments in the quarter, shipped 19.3 million PCs, up 11.4%.

Microsoft, whose Windows 10 operating system runs on over 1 billion devices,

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Global 5G Smartphone Sales Will Hit 250 Million in 2020

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics global 5G smartphone sales will surge 1,300 percent to a record 250 million units in 2020. Apple iPhone, Huawei, and Samsung are driving the 5G smartphone market higher this year.

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “We forecast global 5G smartphone sales to soar 1,300 percent from 18 million units in 2019 to a record 250 million in 2020. The 5G category is the main engine of smartphone growth today and for the next decade.”

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “A quarter-billion 5G smartphones will be sold worldwide in 2020. China and United States are the two largest 5G countries. Apple iPhone, Huawei, and Samsung are the top-three brands that together will capture two-thirds of all 5G smartphone sales globally this year.”

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, added “The 5G category

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TCS, Infosys, Wipro shares hit new 52-week high today; BSE IT index rallies 90% since March



a group of people sitting at a desk: From March lows of 10,937.37, BSE IT index has rallied over 90 per cent


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From March lows of 10,937.37, BSE IT index has rallied over 90 per cent

IT stocks were in focus today as TCS, Wipro, Infosys and Mindtree shares hit fresh 52-week highs on Monday. BSE Information Technology index rose 3.32 per cent to climb up to a new record high. During the second quarter of FY21, BSE IT index surged 31.7 per cent, significantly outperforming BSE Sensex, which managed to gain 9.2 per cent. Corporate earnings for the July-September quarter will kick start from Wednesday as TCS is scheduled to announce its second-quarter results. Analysts expect Q2 to be a strong quarter for Indian IT companies as all the companies successfully transitioned to ‘work from home’ (WFH) model leading to business continuity and significant cost savings.

From March lows of 10,937.37, BSE IT index has rallied over 90 per cent. In today’s session, TCS shares

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Cyber Pirates Hit Global Shipping Industry Nearing Peak Season

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The MOL Experience container vessel is loaded as it sits at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in the port of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.

Two key players in the global shipping industry are trying to restore computer networks and assess the damage from separate cyber attacks this week that are adding short-term complications to supply chains already straining ahead of peak season for consumer demand.

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The International Maritime Organization, a UN agency that serves as the industry’s regulator, said Thursday it suffered “a sophisticated cyber attack against the organization’s IT systems.” The breach affected its public website and internal systems, it said. The IMO’s web page remained down Friday morning in London.

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Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics company hit in Shopify data breach

  • Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics company confirmed that it was one of the companies affected by the Shopify data breach earlier this month.
  • Two Shopify employees may have exposed customer contact and order details from 200 merchants, Shopify said on September 23.
  • Kylie Cosmetics said it was “deeply disappointed” to learn that the breach affected its customers, but remains “confident” that customers can still use its site.
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Kylie Jenner’s makeup company has warned customers that their data — including parts of their credit card numbers — may have been exposed in a Shopify security breach.

Two “rogue” Shopify staff members stole order records and may have exposed customers’ names, email and postal addresses, and order details from less than 200 merchants, the Canadian e-commerce giant said on September 23. Kylie Cosmetics was among those affected, the beauty brand announced on its website.

The breach may

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Membrane Separation Technology Market Size growing at 3.9% CAGR to hit USD 22400 million by 2025

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Sep 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, Growth forecast report ” Membrane Separation Technology Market size by Product Type (RO, UF, MF, NF and Other), By Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Food & Beverage, Medical & Pharmaceutical and Industrial Processing), By Region Outlook (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America & Middle East and Africa), Top Manufacturer, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2020-2025 added by Market Study Report LLC.

The global Membrane Separation Technology market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 3.9% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expected to reach USD 22400 million by 2025, from USD 19220 million in 2019.

The Membrane Separation Technology market report provides a detailed analysis of global market

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Uber’s push to expand its food delivery empire just hit another roadblock as the DOJ scrutinizes its plan to buy Postmates



a person holding a sign: Uber has become increasingly reliant on food delivery during the pandemic. Reuters


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Uber has become increasingly reliant on food delivery during the pandemic. Reuters

  • The DOJ is taking a closer look at Uber’s plans to buy Postmates, Uber disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday.
  • The “second request,” as it’s called, puts the deal on hold indefinitely until both companies “substantially comply” with the government’s request for more details and it gives the deal a green light.
  • But the DOJ’s request signals it’s “concerned about the deal,” Sam Weinstein, a former DOJ antitrust lawyer, told Business Insider.
  • Uber pivoted to buy Postmates after merger talks with Grubhub reportedly fell through over similar  antitrust concerns as the platform faces increased scrutiny from lawmakers.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Uber’s plans to expand its food delivery business by acquiring Postmates have hit a roadblock.

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In a regulatory filing Friday, Uber disclosed that the US Department of Justice has issued

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