COVID-19 patients respond positively to Gilead Sciences experimental drug

Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc’s shares jumped by 16% following news reports that its experimental drug remdesivir is proving to be effective in U.S. trials of patients who have been severely afflicted by the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. According to a report from medical news website STAT, a University of Chicago hospital participating…

Zoom’s usage jumps by 151%, takes lead over Microsoft Teams

With the Wuhan Coronavirus forcing people to work from home, a report by research firm Apptopia says, the number of people using Zoom Video Communications Inc’s app has nearly trippled that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s Teams. The COVID-19 driven work from home call has boosted demand for video conferencing platforms. According to the…

Samsung unveils Galaxy S20 phone and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest foldable 5G capable flagship as it surges ahead to maintain its market position in an increasingly competitive phone market. The development marked Samsung’s second attempt at a folding phone, following a delayed rollout in 2019, as it fends off traditional rival in the premium smartphone market, which includes Apple Inc…

Panasonic’s Q1 profits at Tesla’s Gigafactory boost investor confidence in EV market

On Tuesday, following Panasonic Corp’s first quarter report, shares of Asian companies in Tesla Inc’s battery supply chain surged. Panasonic’s battery venture with Tesla has boosted investor confidence in the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker. Panasonic’s first quarterly profit from its $1.6 billion investment in Tesla’s Gigafactory is also another validation of Tesla founder Elon…

Accenture Plc’s reports net income of $1.36 billion on the strength of its cloud and digital services

Accenture Plc’s first quarter earnings have beaten Wall Street analysts’ estimates, on the back of fast-growing digital and cloud services businesses. The IT consulting firm has shifted its focus to the cloud and offers a wide range of services ranging from managing clients’ social media marketing strategies to helping them move to the cloud. Accenture…

Amazon.com re-allows Australian shoppers on its U.S. site

The strategic decision comes a day before Black Friday and the crucial holiday shopping season in the U.S. On Thursday, Amazon.com Inc, the world’s largest online retailer, stated it would no more block Australian shoppers from accessing its U.S. site. The development comes midst a customer backlash in the world’s 12 biggest economy. Australian shoppers…

Apple updates product line with big screen size and diversifies into medical device market

The latest update of its product line is more in the nature of a transitional update rather than transformational one. In an attempt aimed at getting more consumers to upgrade to its latest and more expensive products, Apple has unveiled its biggest iPhone to day; it has also launch a watch that detects heart problems.…

DRAM chips have been the growth engine for SK Hynix for the 1st quarter of 2018

SK Hynix, the world’s second biggest memory chip producer, will boost NAND memory chip production by more than 30% in the second half of this year. NAND memory chips are easier to assemble than DRAM chips. On Thursday, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc posted a record second quarter profit which underpins a continuation in…