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Samsung’s entire rumored device lineup for today’s upcoming Unpacked event has been spoiled by a series of videos from leaker Evan Blass. Most interesting is the hands-on footage of Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable (most previous leaks have only been press renders), but the videos also include footage of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet, the Galaxy Buds true wireless earbuds, and the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch.
The sheer quantity of leaks that have preceeded today’s event mean we already had a good idea of what to expect from the five devices, but in some cases this is the first time we’ve seen them outside of perfectly composed press renders. For the Galaxy Z Fold 2 that means seeing how its two displays...
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Ford reported second-quarter earnings and beat Wall Street estimates.
Ford lost $0.35 per share on an adjusted basis, with revenue of $19.4 billion.
In after-hours trading, Ford stock moved higher on the news, up 3.5% to $7.
Ford CFO Tim Stone also said that Ford has 150,000 reservations for its new Bronco SUV.
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Ford reported second-quarter earnings after the markets closed on Thursday, and carmaker beat estimates.
Ford lost $0.35 per share on an adjusted basis, with revenue of $19.4 billion.
Analysts expected a loss of $1.30 per share, on revenue of $14.36 billion, according to Zacks. Ford had previously said that it expected to absorb an operating loss of $5 billion for the quarter.
Shares moved higher one the news in after-hours trading, up 3.5% to $7.
On a call with the media after results were announced, CFO Tim Stone said that Ford has racked up 150,000 reservations, and $100 each, for its new Bronco SUV, revealed earlier this month.
CEO Jim Hackett later said on a call with analysts that Ford was hiring 2-3,000 new workers to build the Bronco in Michigan (one model will be assemble in Mexico). And COO Jim Farley indicated the Ford would add capacity for the vehicle as needed, with the current manufacturing requiring two shifts, rather than a full three.
Stone also said that for expected to return to profitability in the third quarter. After warning that Ford could post a $5-billion operational loss, he said that the much better results could be attributed to "strong operational execution by the team."
He also noted that Ford had already paid down $7.7 billion in borrowing on its credit lines from earlier in 2020, and that the company's balance sheet is well-fortified to make it through the year, with $39 billion in cash.
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President Trump and the US government have been considering a ban on TikTok over long-held concerns regarding its ties to China, and its access to user data and influence over content moderation.
The threat of a TikTok ban would mean that the app's massive US userbase, estimated to be near 80 million, is up for grabs, and US tech companies are already capitalizing with new apps and formats borrowing from TikTok's viral short-form video format.
Concerns over national and data security are leveled against TikTok as Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other US tech companies ready to face lawmakers' scrutiny over antitrust issues.
In a rare occurrence, the Trump administration and US tech companies have found themselves as allies in the fight against TikTok, as they all come after the China-based app with their own motives.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming to Wednesday's antitrust hearing bringing attention to the one issue he and President Donald Trump can actually agree on: China.
Wednesday's hearing will see the CEOs of America's most powerful tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — in front of Congress as they face hours grilling over any potential violations of antitrust regulations. But even as lawmakers and tech executives are poised to face-off, the two sides have otherwise found common ground in their battle against the social network called TikTok.
Zuckerberg's remarks, published Tuesday night, are seemingly catered directly to Trump: The Facebook CEO is preparing to frame Facebook as a story of homegrown American success, whose future is threatened by authoritarian China. While Zuckerberg doesn't harness the same racist and discriminatory rhetoric Trump frequently uses to attack China, the bottom line paints the picture of China as the common enemy.
The Trump administration will be watching Silicon Valley's most notable leaders closely Wednesday, but the government's attention has been otherwise monopolized by the potential threats that an app from China could pose. TikTok's roots in China — where the app's parent company, ByteDance, is located — have long raised questions from US lawmakers and security experts about how much access and influence the Chinese government has over user data and content moderation. TikTok has tried to demonstrate it's distancing itself from its Chinese roots, launching a content advisory council to guide policy changes and appointing a US-based CEO in June.
But TikTok's China ties have attracted more attention when earlier this month, both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly said they were considering a TikTok ban in the US: Trump said the ban would be a way to punish China over its role in the coronavirus pandemic, while Pompeo cited national security concerns.
Since coming to the US in 2018, TikTok has grown into a social media powerhouse and established itself as a staple of internet culture and social interaction for Generation Z. The app has more than 2 billion global downloads, and an estimated US userbase as high as 80 million. It outperforms US-based apps with younger audiences such as Snapchat and Instagram in both new downloads and time spent.
Although the imminent threat of TikTok disappearing from the US has signaled panic among users and creators, it's been a sign of opportunity for Silicon Valley.
US-based tech companies have already capitalized on the chaos to lure the app's loyal following to their competing platforms. Big names like Snapchat and Google had toyed with creating TikTok competitors in the past, but have only just recently used the app's uncertain future to roll out viable products. Zuckerberg's Facebook, meanwhile, is expected to roll out a new TikTok-like format inside of Instagram Stories called Reel to users in the US in early August.
Although Zuckerberg will surely face questions Wednesday about whether Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp have stifled competition, the CEO won't have to worry about facing issues over Reels' attempt to compete with China's TikTok.
Zuckerberg's attempt to channel Trump's patriotic rhetoric comes as the president's political campaign runs ads on Facebook and Instagram accusing TikTok of "spying" on its users. The accusation is based on research from March showing how apps are able to access content stored on the clipboard — the copy-and-paste feature — of users' iPhones and iPads. TikTok was only one of the dozens of the apps (including) LinkedIn and Fox News caught spying on iPhone clipboards, but that didn't stop the Trump campaign from turning the story into anti-TikTok ammunition.
Of the major players who oversee the digital town squares through which Americans interact and disseminate information, TikTok is one of the biggest that won't sit down Wednesday in front of Congress. It won't have to answer lawmakers' questions, but it's sure to be the subject of subtle jabs and implications from the tech CEOs capitalizing on showing off their nationalism in DC.SEE ALSO: Snap is investigating allegations of racism and sexism within the company after some employees complained of a 'whitewashed' culture
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Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now.A post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal is currently “unlikely” to be reached, Michel Barnier has said.UK and EU negotiators have not yet reached any agreement following intensified talks between the two sides in July.Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Barnier said the two sides had until “October at the latest” to strike a deal or risk the imposition of quotas and tariffs from January 1 next year.“This means that we only a few weeks left and that we should not waste it,” the EU’s chief negotiator said. “There are risks of no deal.“By its current refusal to commit to the condition of open and fair competition, and to a balanced agreement on fisheries, the UK makes a trade agreement at this point unlikely.”Barnier sad the UK was “effectively seeking for near-total exclusion of fishing vessels from the UK’s water” which was “simply unacceptable”.The UK’s chief EU negotiator, David Frost, agreed “considerable gaps remain in the most difficult areas”, including fishing, following the latest round of talks.“We have always been clear that our principles in these areas are not simple negotiating positions but expressions of the reality that we will be a fully independent country at the end of the transition period,” he said.The UK is currently in a transition period which sees it continue to abide by EU rules.This period comes to a close at the end of the year and Boris Johnson has ruled out extending it.Related...
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