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Zoom forecasts sales surge as video conferencing becomes a daily routine

Zoom forecasts sales surge as video conferencing becomes a daily routine

first_imgZoom Video Communications Inc raised its annual revenue forecast by more than 30 percent after comfortably beating quarterly estimates on Monday as it converts more of its huge free user base to paid subscriptions.Shares of Zoom, which have surged almost four-fold this year, rose 9.3 percent to US$355.30 after the bell. Earlier in the day they hit a record closing high of $325.10 in regular trading.Video-conferencing platforms, once used mostly as a technological substitute for in-person meetings, became a vital part of day-to-day life this year for people stuck at home under coronavirus restrictions, be it for work, school or socializing. Zoom rivals such as Microsoft Corp’s Teams and Cisco System Inc’s Webex have also seen soaring usage. Topics : When the pandemic hit in early 2020, Zoom was a relative upstart founded by a former Cisco executive that had gone public on a promise to make video conferencing software easier to use. But the ease of use came with privacy and security concerns that drove some customers to competitors earlier this year and prompted Zoom to embark on a 90-day plan to address the issues. Zoom began testing end-to-end encryption of its service in July but has not yet implemented the feature for most users.The surge in usage also strained Zoom’s infrastructure, with some outages last week as schools in many parts of the United States resumed classes virtually.Since the start of the pandemic, Zoom has worked to convert the mass of free users into paying customers, which is important because the company relies on both its own data centers and cloud providers such as Amazon.com and Oracle Corp to provide its serving, meaning it must bear costs for free users.The company said revenue rose 355 percent to $663.5 million, topping analysts’ average estimate of $500.5 million. The company’s gross profit rose to 71 percent from 68 percent, but remains far below the 80 percent range Zoom operated at before free users flocked to the service.center_img On a conference call with investors, Zoom Chief Financial Officer Kelly Steckelberg said the company’s gross profits will remain in the same range as the fiscal second quarter for the rest of the fiscal year. She also said the company was experiencing slightly higher rates of customer cancellation than Zoom’s historical average, but that the new rates had been factored into the company’s forecast.“The revenue growth is accelerating,” Chaim Siegel, an analyst with Elazar Advisors, told Reuters. “Even though they gave very strong guidance for next quarter it’s possible they’re being conservative if you consider a stay-at-home back-to-school. Zoom is a household word.”Zoom’s number of large customers – those generating more than $100,000 in revenue in the past year – more than doubled to 988 in the fiscal second quarter.The company, founded and headed by former Cisco manager Eric Yuan, raised its annual revenue target for fiscal year 2021 to a range of $2.37 billion to $2.39 billion, from $1.78 billion to $1.80 billion previously.Net income attributable to common stockholders rose to $185.7 million, or 63 cents per share, from $5.5 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier.Excluding items, the company earned 92 cents per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 45 cents, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.last_img read more

Alan Shearer picks out four Arsenal players to blame for shocking performance against Southampton

Alan Shearer picks out four Arsenal players to blame for shocking performance against Southampton

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Phil HaighSunday 24 Nov 2019 11:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link891Shares Alan Shearer picks out four Arsenal players to blame for shocking performance against Southampton Arsenal had another disappointing result on Saturday against Southampton (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal suffered another disappointing result on Saturday as they scraped a 2-2 draw at home to Southampton, causing Alan Shearer to criticise a number of their players.The Gunners needed a 96th minute equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette to rescue a point against the Saints as they took their winless run to six games.Unai Emery’s side have picked up just four wins from their opening 13 Premier League matches, drawing six and losing three.Southampton had 21 shots during the contest in north London, with the home team extremely lucky to come away with even a point, and they were booed off by their own fans at full time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPremier League record goal-scorer Shearer could scarcely believe how bad the Gunners have become defensively and picked out four names that were especially bad on Saturday.‘Where do we start? They were sloppy, so bad defensively. [Kieran] Tierney set the tone after a couple of minutes, caught on the ball, poor touches,’ Shearer said on Match of the Day.‘[Lucas] Torreira then got caught on the ball, Arsenal got away with it. Six players and the manager are moaning to the referee when Southampton score, they were too clever for them.‘David Luiz… by the time the ball is in the net he’s not even in the box, it’s too late, he’s switching off. Kieran Tierney gave away a penalty at the Emirates against the Saints (Picture: Getty Images)‘These mistakes are happening every single week trying to play out of the back but they’re not good enough to play out from the back, they keep giving chances away.‘I might get criticised for talking about fouling but what does [N’golo] Kante, Fabinho and Fernandinho do? They foul and they stop attacks.‘It’s a lack of experience from [Matteo Guendouzi] because look at the space Southampton have got to run into.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFormer Arsenal captain Tony Adams was equally critical of Emery and his side after the draw with the Saints, launching a scathing rant on their defensive abilities.‘The boos are deserved. It was a terrible, terrible performance, very disjointed, no defending in sight, [Emery] changed his system three times – he’s not doing himself any favours,’ Adams told BT Sport.‘I could put a team together that is more organised than that. There’s no one going out there to keep clean sheets, I can’t see a clean sheet in sight. When you’re giving the opposition team at the Emirates 20 chances on your goal, you’re never going to keep clean sheets’However, Emery is certain that he retains the support of the players and the board.‘They are supporting me everyday,’ said the Spaniard. ‘I know we can do better and I’m going to try to do that.’MORE: Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick considering resigning over Unai Emery situationMORE: Unai Emery adamant he retains support of Arsenal board after Southampton draw Advertisementlast_img read more

Pension funds to transform governance for speedy end to deficits – report

Pension funds to transform governance for speedy end to deficits – report

first_imgState Street said these moves came against the background of increasing overall scrutiny of pension funds in an operating environment that was more complex. Pension funds taking a “more advanced approach to governance” expect to eliminate their deficits more quickly than the rest of the industry, it said.They will also increase their exposure to alternatives, it said, adding that six out of 10 of this group of pension funds think they will put more into hedge fund strategies over the next year, compared with 34% of all respondents.State Street said these governance changes would happen at the same time as plans to cut costs and diversify portfolios. As an example, it said 80% planned to merge assets and liabilities from multiple pension plans.Respondents cited cost cuts and more effective operation as two key benefits of this consolidation.Ian Hamilton, managing director for Asset Owner Solutions at State Street, said consolidation was set to increase, with economies of scale the most obvious hoped-for gains but other motivations also in play, such as risk management and an eagerness to leverage in-house talent. He also said larger schemes were bringing more and more expertise in-house and that this trend was set to continue, although it would not be limited to big schemes.The research showed that only 38% of respondents considered the general investment literacy of their governing fiduciaries was very strong, while only 36% rated their ability to understand the risks their pension funds were facing as very strong, State Street said. Some 92% of pension funds internationally are planning to make at least one major change to their governance models, with many expecting their action to help them get rid of their deficits more quickly than others, according to new research.State Street Corporation said its poll of 400 pension staff in 20 countries also showed that 68% of the funds they work for are planning to make at least three changes to governance.Many of the improvements they are looking to make involve the transparency and frequency of reporting and giving out information, it said.State Street said 41% of respondents planned to increase the detail or frequency of their reporting to the board in 2016, while about the same proportion aimed to be more transparent to their members about the fund’s governance and investment performance.last_img read more

March is ‘Problem Gambling Awareness Month’

March is ‘Problem Gambling Awareness Month’

first_imgBatesville, In. — March 19th is the day when sport lovers get their pencils out, print off their brackets and brainstorm for the NCAA March Madness tournaments. According to ESPN, during 2017 March Madness, 70 million brackets were filled out adding up to over $10.4 billion dollars spent.March Madness is a big attraction to people, but many do not realize how gambling can become a bigger problem. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), “Chemicals in the brain are activated during gambling much like when individuals drink alcohol. Just like having a drink can develop into alcoholism, gambling activity can become an addiction, affecting more than 5 million Americans.”March is problem gambling awareness month. This year’s theme is Awareness+Action. The goal is to increase public awareness of gambling addiction, treatment and other services. Additionally, the campaign is calling healthcare providers to action by encouraging them to screen clients for possible gambling problems. It is better to know the risk and play it safe.Warning Signs of Problem Gambling Include:Constantly borrowing money to keep bettingPreoccupation with bettingLying about amounts of money spent on gamblingAnxiety and sleeplessness due to gambling activityNeed Help?National Problem Gambling Helpline 24/7: Call or text 1-800-522-4700.Article by Haley Ryanlast_img read more

The Stock Market Indicates No Recession on the Horizon

The Stock Market Indicates No Recession on the Horizon

first_imgThe focus is on home sales in a week that’s light on major economic reports. The July report on existing home sales for will be out Wednesday. Thursday brings the weekly look at first-time claims for unemployment benefits. Also on Thursday, minutes of the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. New home sales for July will be released Friday. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow agrees with the president by simply saying there’s no recession on the horizon. Our Economy is very strong, despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed, but the Democrats are trying to “will” the Economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 Election. Very Selfish! Our dollar is so strong that it is sadly hurting other parts of the world…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019 Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street amid easing recession fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up about 300 points in early trading after President Trump’s positive comments on the economy and trade talks with China. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 are also higher after the opening bell.President Trump is not worried about the U.S. economy sliding into a recession saying consumers are loaded with cash because of his tax cuts.Stocks can still climb to new records despite the yield curve inversion, says JPMorgan https://t.co/RUmz0wpY45 pic.twitter.com/pw0SrGDwRb— Bloomberg (@business) August 19, 2019last_img read more

FL Supreme Court Upholds Amendment 4 “Fines and Fees” Restriction for Ex-felons

FL Supreme Court Upholds Amendment 4 “Fines and Fees” Restriction for Ex-felons

first_imgDuring the 2018 campaign, proponents for the amendment had acknowledged that fines and restitution could be considered as part of “all terms” that needed to be completed before a former felon’s rights were restored.As the 2019 legislative session began, language in some drafts of an implementing bill mentioned additional civil and private fees.That additional language was ultimately not included in the final version, although the situation led some Amendment 4 proponents to argue more strongly that fines or fees should not be considered part of “all terms.”Several Democrats also referred to the requirement as a “poll tax” that is banned by the Constitution.Lawsuits by groups such as the Florida League of Women Voters and the ACLU against the fines and fees requirement are still pending.Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga dissented partially from his colleagues, writing that although he agrees that the “all terms” language included fines and fees, he does not believe that the language was “unambiguous” and had an “ordinary meaning that would have been understood by voters.” The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed the voting status for ex-felons, ruling that they must pay all fines, fees and restitution before having their right to vote restored under Amendment 4.In an advisory opinion that came after a request from Governor Ron DeSantis, the court ruled that Amendment 4’s language stating that “all terms of sentence” needed to be completed before voting rights would be restored “can only reasonably be understood to similarly encompass ‘the ultimate sanctions imposed,’ including ‘costs.’ … [Or] the phrase encompasses ‘all obligations’ or ‘all matters.’”The amendment was passed by 65 percent of voters in the 2018 election, while its implementing bill was passed last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature.DeSantis tweeted following Thursday’s decision:I am pleased that @FLCourts confirms that Amendment 4 requires fines, fees & restitution be paid to victims before their voting rights may be restored. Voting is a privilege that should not be taken lightly, and I am obligated to faithfully implement Amendment 4 as it is defined.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 16, 2020last_img read more

The Latest: Auburn to limit attendance for early home games

The Latest: Auburn to limit attendance for early home games

first_img Associated Press Tickets will cost $150 per game.___Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante says he has the coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic.The 37-year-old Mirante says in a video on Instagram that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.He says “I feel well, I have no symptoms, neither a fever nor a cough.” The Black Knights have yet to finalize their schedule, but they open the season Sept. 5 at Michie Stadium against Middle Tennessee State. BYU opens its season on Sept. 7 at Navy.___North Carolina has immediately suspended athletics activities for all sports teams for at least 24 hours due to a “continued upward trend in positive COVID-19 tests on campus.”In Wednesday’s announcement, the school said the pause would last until at least 5 p.m. Thursday. That came two days after UNC canceled in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction.The move includes the closure of campus recreation facilities, though dining halls and libraries will remain open in limited capacity. ___Appalachian State has paused football practices after reporting a coronavirus cluster involving the team.The school in Boone, North Carolina, says athletic director Doug Gillin has suspended practice “until further consultation warrants a change in status.”The decision announced Tuesday night comes after there were active cases reported for seven students and four staffers. The school said health officials have instructed the individuals to isolate while recovering, while those in close contact with the active cases have been instructed to quarantine.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Auburn will limit attendance at Jordan-Hare Stadium to about 20% of capacity at the start of the football season. August 19, 2020 ___Alaska-Anchorage is dropping its men’s hockey, women’s gymnastics and men’s and women’s skiing programs because of significant reductions in state funding. The programs will shut down in the 2021-22 academic year and save the university about $2.5 million per year.Chancellor Cathy Sandeen said state funding for UAA has declined $34 million since 2014. She called her decision to cut sports “devastating.”The move is not entirely related to budget strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Last fall the Board of Regents voted to consolidate academic programs and services to meet budget reductions. University leaders and Gov. Dunleavy agreed on a $70 million reduction in state funds to the university system from 2020-22.About 55 athletes, seven coaches and two athletic department staff members are impacted. The Rev. John Jenkins, the Notre Dame president, announced in-person undergraduate classes would be canceled through Sept. 2. About 150 students have tested positive.Notre Dame is imposing restrictions on student activity, including limiting access to dormitories to residents and barring students from major gathering places on campus.The Fighting Irish football program announced last week there have been four positive test results for COVID-19 out of 619 tests done since players returned to campus in June.___Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic director Allen Greene said the move will lead to “a shortfall of tens of millions of dollars this year.” He noted that football revenue finances each of Auburn’s 21 sports teams.Auburn says all general seating tickets for the Sept. 26 opener against Kentucky will be reserved for students. That doesn’t include controlled premium spaces or tickets designated for guests of home or visiting players and coaches.Auburn will announce ticket allocations for other games later.Face coverings will be required for all spectators and gameday workers with no tailgating allowed. Stadium capacity is 87,451, which means attendance will be limited to just over 17,000 fans. The athletic department already cut $1 million in expenses over the last two years.___Army and Brigham Young have agreed to a home-and-home football series, with the first game between the two independents slated for Sept. 19 at Michie Stadium as both schools piece together new schedules.The second game in the series is scheduled for November 2032 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. The two schools have never met in football and both are scrambling to fill schedules that were pretty much wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. Army lost games against Bucknell, Princeton, Oklahoma, UMass, Eastern Michigan, Miami of Ohio, and Buffalo, while BYU lost eight games. ___The Seattle Seahawks will play at least their first three home games without fans in the stands at CenturyLink Field.The team said in a statement Wednesday the decision was made in conjunction with public health officials and the office of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.Seattle will be without fans for games on Sept. 20 vs. New England, Sept. 27 vs. Dallas, and Oct. 11 vs. Minnesota. The earliest the Seahawks may have fans is Nov. 1 against San Francisco.While the team hopes conditions will improve as the season progresses, it will “follow the lead of public health and government officials to make future decisions about game day.” If it’s determined a limited capacity will be allowed later in the season, the Seahawks will reach out to season ticket holders at that time. Surratt announced his decision Wednesday on social media, citing “the many uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19.” Surratt said he’s set to earn an economics degree in December, saying the school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has “forever transformed my life.”“My experience at Wake Forest has been extraordinary, and I leave with a humble and grateful heart,” Surratt said.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound redshirt junior made The Associated Press’ All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team last season after hauling in 66 catches for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games before going down with an injury. The 1,001 yards were the best for all power-conference receivers at the time of the injury, with four games of at least 150 yards last season.Surratt’s brother, Chazz, plays linebacker at North Carolina after starting his career as a quarterback and is also an NFL prospect.UNC team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe says in an email that Chazz Surratt’s status remains unchanged. The news comes a day after Roma announced that two of its youth team players had tested positive for the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The largest 10-kilometer road race in the United States will be run virtually in 2020.The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, which has been held on the Fourth of July since its inaugural event in 1970, shifted to a Thanksgiving date in hopes of staging the race during the coronavirus pandemic. It normally attracts some 60,000 runners.But the Atlanta Track Club now says the race will not be run down the city’s famed Peachtree Street because of safety concerns. Georgia has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit states during the pandemic, recording nearly 250,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,700 deaths.“As coronavirus has spiked in recent weeks here in Georgia, we recognize that this decision is the best and only responsible way forward,” executive director Rich Kenah said in a statement.The track club now plans a virtual event that will allow runners to experience some of the race’s traditions and compare their times with others who take part. ___The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have some fans for their football games played between the hedges.The university announced ticket plans that call for allowing 20 to 25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium, where the field is surrounded by hedges. That would mean maximum crowds of between 18,500 and 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games in 2020.The Bulldogs are offering single-game tickets in hopes of accommodating as many season ticket holders as possible for games against Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.The school says those who choose not to attend games this fall will be eligible for a refund on all donations and season ticket purchases, while retaining their preferred status for 2021. The Latest: Auburn to limit attendance for early home games In a statement, athletics director Bubba Cunningham said school officials “want to make sure we continue to do everything we can to ensure that that our teams, campus and community remain healthy.‘’Athletes will have continued access to services such as academic support and medical care.The decision to switch to remote instruction was made after four coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity surfaced in the past week. The school plans to allow athletes, international students, ROTC students and students with hardships such as the lack of online access at home to remain in campus housing if they choose.___Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off as well in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus.last_img read more

England Call up for Dele Alli

England Call up for Dele Alli

first_imgTottenham Hotspur forward Dele Alli has been named in England’s 26-man squad for their final two World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania in October, despite uncertainty over his availability for both matches.Alli is under investigation by FIFA for making an obscene gesture during England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley last month and a lengthy ban would exclude him from both qualifiers.Manager Gareth Southgate said that Alli’s inclusion could backfire for England but remains hopeful that the 21-year-old will be available for the upcoming fixtures. “We have not heard anything at the moment from FIFA on Dele Alli. We run the risk of being a shambles because he might have to be withdrawn. We hope common sense prevails,” Southgate told reporters on Thursday.“I have had a good chat with Dele… He recognises the responsibility and we still have to qualify. We hope to have him available.”Southgate praised Alli’s Tottenham teammate Harry Kane, with the striker scoring five goals in his last four appearances for England.“I don’t know a better finisher at the moment. He has a real hunger and wants to be the best player in the world. Some do not have the commitment with their lifestyle, but he does. You want players who want to be the best,” Southgate added.Fellow striker Jamie Vardy was not included in the squad as he recovers from a hip injury and Southgate said that the 30-year-old had been playing through pain and would benefit from a rest during the two-week international break.Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, who last played for England in November 2015, was handed a surprise recall and is joined by Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who replaces Burnley’s Tom Heaton.England lead Group F on 20 points, five points ahead of second-placed Slovakia, and are one win away from sealing their spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.ENGLAND SQUAD:Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (West Ham United), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton)Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Chris Smailling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur)Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

IncubateUSC funds student ventures

IncubateUSC funds student ventures

first_imgStarting a business is no easy feat. It involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. Though every entrepreneur wishes their startup could be an instant winner, sometimes people need a little help. IncubateUSC is one place they can turn to.IncubateUSC is a community of experienced students, staff, faculty and mentors on campus dedicated to providing resources that help students build great businesses.With so many startup resources and incubator programs being offered on campus — including SparkSC, Startup Garage and D-Health Lab — Incubate USC streamlines the process by compiling all these campus resources on their website and also offering startup services like mentorship and support.“Having seen and met with so many startups in the past year who all had similar needs, it just seemed logical to create a single online destination to point people to that would navigate Trojans through all the resources USC has to offer,” Jay Chang  said, one of the main venture consultants at IncubateUSC.By consolidating the useful resources for starting up a business, IncubateUSC serves as a single portal for entrepreneurs to use. Whether it is securing funding for a venture, seeking pro-bono legal assistance or getting an experienced advisor or mentor for professional advice, IncubateUSC has catalogued all these different resources from across campus and  throughout the L.A. area to help venture-bound Trojans.IncubateUSC provides two main services: free consultations and different start-up events and competitions to facilitate startup networking. The service that many entrepreneurs find most useful is its free consultation services.Through its consultation services, entrepreneurs with ideas for a business venture can set up appointments with one of their venture consultants. After several appointments, students can get advice on where to get started and accomplish major startup tasks like putting together a business plan and learning how to speak with potential investors.Most of the students who have sought the help of IncubateUSC just have a great business idea, while some already have a prototype for their business concept said James Bottom, the director for IncubateUSC. Nevertheless, within just the first meeting, students can emerge with a business plan and strategy all for free.“No matter what stage of your venture, we pair you with a venture consultant with relevant experience or understanding of your business concept and help guide you through growing your venture,” Bottom said.The venture consultants at IncubateUSC are composed of staff, faculty and mentors who are on and around the USC campus seeking to expand the next generation of startups at USC. Many of these resources are free because of provisions by USC and from collaborations with big companies.“We also have partnerships with companies like IBM, Amazon, Google and more, providing thousands of dollars in credits for services,” Chang said.Since its inception a few semesters ago, the program has reached out to nearly 4,000 students and worked with several active startups. IncubateUSC seeks to reach out to more students and alumni this semester.Some of the wide variety of startups that IncubateUSC has worked with in the past include Freeform Labs, a company producing design software using virtual reality technology, Pulp Pantry, a healthy food company, and Sayy, a decision-making app.IncubateUSC is seeking out more people with great ideas by highlighting its entrepreneurs via a series called “Startup Secrets.” The series will highlight the successes and students that have come out of the program and others on campus.last_img read more

Alpena High School Students Honor Parkland, Florida Victims

Alpena High School Students Honor Parkland, Florida Victims

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisStudents and other members of the community gathered at the Alpena High School parking lot for a silent vigil Wednesday night.  Organizers wanted to provide a quiet space to commemorate the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. WBKB spoke with a sophomore at Alpena High, where she opened up and shared how the shooting affected her. Click the video for more details.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Couple Says ‘I Do’ on Valentine’s DayNext Art in the Loft Introduces New Facelast_img