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ALEX BRUMMER: BT fails the test of care

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ALEX BRUMMER: BT fails the test of care... so it's no surprise that investors are regarding it with disdain. By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail 22:57 26 Jan 2021, updated 23:24 26 Jan 2021. BT shares have staged a minor recovery since their nadir last August when they briefly fell below 100p, valuing the owner of broadband network Openreach at less than the £12.5billion it paid for mobile operator EE in 2016. As Britain's dominant broadband and wifi supplier, during a period when large swathes of the workforce and most of the nation's school pupils have been locked down, BT should be trusted to act as if it were an emergency service. When my home 'business' BT broadband service, for which we pay £168.28 a quarter, packed up this week I returned to the Daily Mail's office even though my spouse is shielding from Covid. I have no objection to paying for the call-out or for the new equipment, even though the existing stuff was supplied by BT. But the pricing was exorbitant and left one curious as to how less well-placed households would afford to get broadband restored.

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Has Alphabet (GOOG) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

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{{monthName}} {{day}}, {{year}}, {{hour12}}:{{minuteTwoDigit}} {{dayPeriod}}. For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. This system has a long record of success, and these stocks tend to be on track to beat the market over the next one to three months. At the same time, Computer and Technology stocks have gained an average of 6.11%. As we can see, Alphabet is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.

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BT's new broadband deals offer big cash incentives but there are better options

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TechRadar is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Other brands have better fibre plans available right now(Image credit: Future). As the UK's most popular supplier of broadband deals, BT is likely the place where your search for a new internet plan will begin. And while BT does have some strong offers, looking elsewhere could secure you a much better deal. BT's two main internet plans - the Fibre 1 and Fibre 2 - supply fast speeds, topping out at 67Mb and Mastercard incentives up to £110. And while that is excellent and one of the best we've seen from BT in a while, a few others sneak in to beat it. Virgin M100 Fibre Broadband | 18 months | 108Mb average speed | £24 per month | FREE activation + £75 Amazon voucher. Neither of BT's plans, while great deals, are the cheapest options around. For a few quid less a month, you can greatly increase your speeds with Virgin.

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Microsoft: Microsoft earnings in spotlight for signs of business recovery, Xbox growth, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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By Stephen Nellis. When Microsoft Corp reports earnings on Tuesday, investors will be looking for signs that big businesses are still investing in cloud computing, that smaller businesses are starting to recover and whether Xbox sales will be slowed by chip shortages. The Redmond, Washington-based company is a winner of the pandemic-driven shift to working and learning from home, with businesses and schools adopting its Teams collaboration software and shifting many other apps to the cloud. But the pandemic also hurt sales to small businesses and sparked a global semiconductor shortage, analysts said. Investors will closely track growth of Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing business that competes with Amazon.com's Amazon Web services and Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud. They will be looking for signs of a resumption in stalled spending, from one-time projects at larger businesses to sales of apps such as Office to small businesses.

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BT and Digital Boost launch free mentoring programme for small businesses in Northern Ireland – Causeway Coast News

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BT has pledged to deliver free one-to-one coaching sessions to at least 1,000 small businesses and is encouraging small firms across Northern Ireland to register their interest. BT launched its Small Business Support scheme last Summer – a broad range of measures to help small businesses get better positioned for growth during and beyond the pandemic. The new mentoring programme forms a key part of BT’s efforts to drive skills and optimism amongst small firms, with an earlier survey conducted by BT and Small Business Britain revealing that more than half (53 per cent) lack confidence in the future of their business. Brett O’Brien, Internal Engagement Manager at BT, who has been involved in the pilot of the mentoring scheme, providing his support in sales to a small business, said: “I volunteered to be a Digital Boost mentor as I felt it was my duty to support the small businesses that are trying to weather the storm of COVID-19.

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Apple Says Hardware Chief Will Work On 'New Project' Under Tim Cook — But Wouldn't Tell Us What It Is

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Apple Says Hardware Chief Will Work On 'New Project' Under Tim Cook — But Wouldn't Tell Us What It Is. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) said Monday that company veteran Dan Riccio would transition to a new role, working on an undisclosed project and report to CEO Tim Cook. What Happened: Riccio, a leader in design, development, and engineering has been involved with nearly all Apple products from the first-generation iMac to the 5G iPhone lineup, according to a statement released by the company. Next up, I’m looking forward to doing what I love most — focusing all my time and energy at Apple on creating something new and wonderful that I couldn’t be more excited about,” said Riccio. Why It Matters: Riccio is a key individual involved in multiple “groundbreaking projects,” including the ongoing transition from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) chips to Apple Silicon.

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Apple shuffles hardware execs to make room for a mysterious new project

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Apple shuffles hardware execs to make room for a mysterious new project. Dan Riccio has served as senior VP of engineering overseeing all of Apple’s hardware since 2012, but now he’s stepping back from that role. A press release revealed he’s focusing on a mysterious “new project” at Apple and will still report directly to CEO Tim Cook. Replacing Riccio on Apple’s executive team is John Ternus, who has been the VP of hardware engineering since 2013, and is noted as a key figure in Apple’s rollout of its new M1 CPUs.

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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Given New $2,100.00 Price Target at Mizuho – American Banking News

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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) had its price target raised by equities research analysts at Mizuho from $1,810.00 to $2,100.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports. Mizuho’s price target indicates a potential upside of 10.96% from the stock’s previous close. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Shares of Alphabet stock opened at $1,892.56 on Monday.

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Thursday, January 21


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Has Alphabet (GOOGL) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

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Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. The system highlights a number of different stocks that could be poised to outperform the broader market over the next one to three months. Click to get this free report Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) : Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here.

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Wednesday, January 20


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Baystreet.ca - Another Reason Why Alphabet Stock Is a Great Long-term Tech Pick

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I’ve pounded the table on Google parent, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) for quite some time, and the reasons for this have been quite obvious. I think the company’s monopoly in the online advertising space is simply too good of a growth business to ignore. One of the aspects of the company’s business model I really like and haven’t touched on as much is the growth Alphabet has seen in its non-core online advertising business. Alphabet has diversified away from its Google platform in recent years, making a series of acquisitions in growth sectors I think have a ton of potential to grow into real cash flow making machines for the technology giant.

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