Technologies

Can the Stock Move Higher?

Wall Street expects a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when Palantir Technologies Inc. (PLTR) reports results for the quarter ended June 2022. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company’s earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates.

The earnings report, which is expected to be released on August 8, 2022, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations. On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower.

While management’s discussion of business conditions on the earnings call will mostly determine the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations, it’s worth having a handicapping insight into the odds of a positive EPS surprise.

Zacks Consensus Estimate

This company is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.03 per share in its

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ZIM Announces Additional Investment in Sodyo, a Developer of Groundbreaking Scanning Technology

HAIFA, Israel and TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) announced today the closing of an approximately $5 million Series B financing round in Sodyo Ltd.a developer of next generation scanning technology.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Logo

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Logo

Sodyo’s next generation scanning technology creates highly functional offline to online (O2O) solutions that allows businesses to access information and understand their workflows, and enable online interaction with customers. Using customizable colorful markers, Sodyo’s Visual Code takes scan technology beyond the QR code to operate on any media (outdoor or indoor, print or digital, mobile or stationary), from much greater distances than with any other technology, scanning multiple markers at one time and under a wide variety of environmental conditions.

Proceeds of this investment are intended to further develop Sodyo’s technology and expand its implementation, including ZIMARK‘s, a Sodyo-ZIM joint venture, dedicated

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IRI and NPD Complete Merger, Creating a Leading Global Technology, Analytics and Data Provider

CHICAGO and PORT WASHINGTON, NY, Aug. 1, 2022 — Information Resources, Inc. (“IRI”) and The NPD Group (“NPD”) have completed their merger to create a leading global technology, analytics and data provider. The merger brings together colleagues across the globe to offer more than 7,000 clients a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior and total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries. A unified name and brand for the combined company will be announced at a later date.

The combined company will empower brands and retailers to collaborate, better service their customers, respond to trends and leverage more powerful insights to drive growth. Together, IRI and NPD have deep sector knowledge, leading data assets and strategic retail relationships in more than 20 industries, including CPG, softlines, hardlines, beauty, technology, foodservice and food consumption. The company’s unparalleled insight capabilities will be powered by the industry-leading technology and

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SOCOM Orders Cropduster Attack Planes from L3Harris Technologies

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5 Modern Technologies ‘The Jetsons’ Accurately Predicted 60 Years Ago

when The Jetsons premiered in 1962, show writers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera imagined what the future might look like in 100 years. They also created George Jetson, the “dad of the future,” to handle the trials and tribulations of the nuclear household of 2062, and they set his date of birth as July 31, 2022(Opens in a new window).

In celebration of this beloved cartoon father’s birthday, we decided to take a look at the various gizmos and gadgets in the show to see how much of it might have inspired modern technologies we use today. It turns out there’s a quite a lot.


1. Video Calls

A laptop displaying a video conferencing on a kitchen table

(Credit: Chris Montgomery/Unsplash)

Perhaps the most obvious bit of tech from The Jetsons to make its way to the modern age is the video call. Video calls took place regularly on the show, most often for connecting family members to

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