Facebook has cancelled its annual F8 developer conference because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. “This was a tough call to make – F8 is an incredibly important event for Facebook and it’s one of our favourite ways to celebrate all of you from around the world – but we need to prioritise the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on,” he said. In place of an in-person event, Facebook said it would stage a range of “locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content”. Another event – the Game Developers Conference (GDC) – now also appears to be in question after Microsoft became the latest of several companies to announce they were pulling out.
Tesla will work with PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), or the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, to build the world’s largest battery facility able to store energy generated by both solar and wind power. The Moss Landing Power Plant will serve as the base for the renewable energy facility to be developed jointly by both companies. California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard program mandates that 60% of the energy generated in the state be from renewables by 2030, and 100% electricity be derived from carbon-free resources by 2045. Tesla has worked with PG&E on smaller power storage projects in the Sacramento area in the past. What Else Is There.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The video game "Plague Inc", which has surged in popularity amid the coronavirus epidemic, has been removed from Apple's China app store after regulators said it contained illegal content, its developer said. "This situation is completely out of our control," UK-based developer and publisher Ndemic Creations said in a statement, adding its immediate priority was to make contact with the Cyberspace Administration of China to understand its concerns and work towards a resolution. He added that it might be related to a new feature in the game which allows players to create "fake news" stories about the virus, noting other epidemic-related games albeit ones with some educational content were still available in China. He said he didn't think the game's removal was related to an update Apple made this week that requires developers of revenue-generating mobile games on its Chinese site to obtain a license from the Chinese government as other unlicensed games had not been affected.
Adobe has made Adobe Acrobat available on Google Drive in a move to bring the tool to more customers worldwide. Google Drive is a cloud-based tool that is said to have more than one billion individual users as well as millions of companies, with more than two billion digital files stored on the cloud. This includes Sheets, Docs, JPEGs, PSDs, PDFs and more. When it comes to PDFs, users can now utilise Acrobat’s tools without leaving Google Drive. According to Adobe, this integration is suitable to professional and personal needs. For those using Google Drive in a company setting, in order to make use of the integration the IT admin needs to select ‘on’ for the integration.
Plans Include New Headquarters in California, Major Operations Center in Mississippi. Google's new corporate campus in Mountain View, California, is designed to be enclosed in a photovoltaic canopy, with hangar-like buildings inside that can be moved, according to a design firm on the project, London-based Heatherwick Studio. February 27, 2020 | 05:56 P.M. Technology giant Google plans to invest at least $10 billion more into new offices and data centers this year as it seeks to significantly grow its nationwide workforce in cities including Atlanta and New York. Watch the video to learn how you can access industry leading CRE news and the data analytics you need to drive success.
Bill Gates, most famous for being the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and one-time richest man in the world, has gone from tech wizard to billion-dollar philanthropist. Gates along with childhood friend Paul Allen founded Microsoft on April 4, 1975. Originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it eventually relocated to Washington state in 1979. One of the biggest leaps on the ladder of success for Microsoft came on Nov. 6, 1980, when IBM made a contract stating it would pay Microsoft $430,000 (around $1.5 million today, inflation-adjusted). Shares closed at $28 on first day of trading, making a 31-year-old Gates and his 11.1 million shares worth $310 million, marking his debut on the Forbes 400 with $318 million.
The software giant said its personal computing segment won't meet revenue forecasts because of the virus outbreak. The dental and animal health products company beat analysts' fiscal third-quarter profit and revenue forecasts. The app maker for processing credit card payments beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter financial forecasts as it gained subscribers. The online crafts marketplace beat analysts' fourth-quarter earnings forecasts and gave investors a strong revenue forecast for the year.
Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Microsoft (MSFT), Chevron (CVX) and Accenture (ACN). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today. The Zacks analyst believes that the ongoing expansion in Microsoft Teams’ subscriber base improved the company’s competitive edge in the enterprise communication market against Slack and Zoom. The Zacks analyst believes that Chevron is one of the best-placed global integrated oil companies to achieve sustainable production ramp-up.
In 2014, the year before he declared his run for president, Donald Trump spent a reported $45 million in cash to buy the historic Turnberry golf resort in Scotland. But the source of the funds he used to purchase the golf course have always remained a mystery, and this week a member of Scotland’s parliament called on the government to investigate where Trump got the money. Harvie called on the Scottish government to use a 2018 law known as an “unexplained wealth order,” which gives Scottish authorities power to investigate potentially corrupt foreign officials who may have laundered illegally earned or stolen money through Scotland. If foreign owners of land or other assets in Scotland are unable to show a legitimate source of their funding, the Scottish government may seize their property, under the relatively new and rarely-used law, according to The Scotsman report. Scottish First Minister — the highest official in the country’s government — Nicola Sturgeon said that she would take the request seriously, but said that criminal matters were more appropriate for law enforcement agencies to investigate. At the time, in 2008, Trump’s business was still reeling from a series of bankruptcies and was considered unworthy of credit by most major banks. Somehow, at the same time, Trump claimed that his business was in “a very, very strong cash position,” despite the economic collapse of 2008 and subsequent recession.
Business|Facebook Cancels Conference, Microsoft Withdraws From Another on Coronavirus. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would cancel its annual developer conference due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak and Microsoft Corp followed suit by withdrawing from a gaming conference scheduled for next month. "In place of the in-person F8 event, we're planning other ways for our community to get together through a combo of locally hosted events, videos and live streamed content," said Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook's director of platform partnership. The conference, which attracted 5,000 people from around the world last year, was scheduled to be held on May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California.