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October is here and while we would come to expect smaller fall and Halloween sales, the coronavirus — among other factors — has caused this month to look different than years past. For one thing, after months of delay Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially begins tomorrow — and competitors like Target, Walmart and Wayfair have already started their counter sales. What does this mean? More products are offered at slashed prices, including home goods, electronics and more. And while we would normally expect big sales to ramp up come Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems that holiday shopping and related sales
PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders are a white whale these days: they sold out within moments of going live on their respective pre-order dates, and PS5 did so again when GameStop got a restock. Since then things have been pretty quiet as we move towards the November 10 and November 12 release date, when we expect to get some more stock in physical and digital retailers. One retailer, however, says that it’s going to have more stock tomorrow, October 13.
Earlier today, I got an email from antonline, which says that it will have new PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-order stock at 2:00 PM, so head on over to the store to see if you can snag one. The catch is that it seems to be offering bundles from $559-$779.95, so you won’t be buying a standalone console. An extra controller or
Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.
Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.
The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.
Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to
What’s happening now, and what it may mean going forward.
A quick summary
The dip-buyers are now just 2.9% away from making a new market high.
The earnings recession continues, but forward estimates look rosy.
Inflation is ticking higher from a very low base.
Big Tech has lost some of its mojo.
A COVID-19 vaccine is getting closer but is not yet in sight.
The S&P 500 was up 3.8% last week
It was a strong week, up 4 out of 5 days. The only downer was Tuesday, when Trump said he was ending congressional talks regarding a second round of stimulus payments until after the election. That didn’t play well, so he reversed course on Wednesday and the market rallied.
What caught my eye on the above chart, by Jill Mislinski from AdvisorPerspectives, were the three consecutive gap openings after Tuesday’s selloff. Gap openings are not uncommon, but three
OnePlus is bringing its OnePlus 8T this week, and the teasers just don’t seem to stop. Almost every day now, OnePlus is feeding the excitement ahead of the OnePlus 8T with teasers about either the OnePlus 8T smartphone itself, or other products that the company might launch alongside the smartphone. The latest comes from OnePlus’ Nord Instagram handle. The company has hinted that a new Sandstone variant for its more affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone might also be launched during the October 14 launch event.
The OnePlus Nord Instagram handle shared an image, which seems like the OnePlus Nord’s back panel’s impression on black sand. The company is calling the Sanstone variant of the OnePlus Nord a special edition. The company has not said if this will be any different from the OnePlus
The Huawei Mate 40 series, including the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, will be officially revealed on October 22.
The reveal was made by Huawei’s Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu via Weibo.
Unfortunately, the Mate 40 Pro won’t have Google apps and could be the last of its kind.
Update: October 10, 2020: Huawei Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu has confirmed, via Weibo (h/t GSMArena), that the Huawei Mate 40 series will be revealed on October 22. The reveal will be made starting at 8 AM Eastern time (5 AM Pacific time).
Original story: October 9, 2020: Things have been relatively quiet surrounding the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro (for obvious reasons). However, we still expect the phones to launch at some point this month, and a leaker claims to know exactly when that will happen.
According to leaker @rodent950 (who has had reliable info in the
If you, like me, joined millions of other taxpayers in filing for an extension this year, be sure to check your calendar: October 15 is the due date to file your 2019 tax return.
To avoid late filing penalties, you need to file on or before the October 15 deadline. If you owe taxes, you’ll want to pay as soon as possible to reduce any penalties and interest.
Timely File Your Return
Even on extension, the rules for timely filing your return still apply. That means that you need to have your return postmarked on or before midnight on October 15, 2020. If you want a little extra breathing room, do it as soon as possible.
If you’re filing electronically, the same general rules apply: you’ll want your return postmarked electronically on or before midnight on October 15, 2020. Under the Regs (§ 301.7502-1(d)), that means that the return
Huawei has tweeted that it will reveal its Mate 40 series on October 22nd, likely the last of its phones to have Kirin chips— at least for the foreseeable future— due to the ongoing economic pressure from the US.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, said at a conference August 7th that “this year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.” The US has accused Huawei of building backdoors into network infrastructure, ostensibly to aid Chinese government spying efforts. Huawei has denied the Trump administration’s accusations of spying.
But the Trump administration placed Huawei and 114 of its affiliates on its Entity List in May 2019, which meant US firms were unable to sell technology to the company without explicit US government approval.
It also meant Google was barred from doing business with Huawei, preventing Huawei from obtaining an Android license, and keeping Google apps
Huawei is about to unveil its next big phone — and a swan song of sorts. The Chinese tech giant has announced that it will reveal the Mate 40 phone series at a virtual event on October 22nd at 8AM Eastern. It didn’t say much about what the new Mates would entail (“unprecedented power” isn’t really a clue), but it’s safe to say that the processor will be the most talked-about feature.
The company has already confirmed that the Mate 40 will be its last phone with a high-end Kirin chip, at least for a while. Now that the US has slapped Huawei with trade restrictions that led chip manufacturers like TSMC to back away, the company simply doesn’t have access to cutting edge processing tech for future models. The 5-nanometer Kirin chip in the Mate 40 expected to be fast and efficient, but it’s not expect to reach other