Published May 02, 2019 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Five9 Inc (NASDAQ: FIVN)Q1 2019 Earnings CallMay. 01, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good day, and welcome to the Five9's First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Ms. Laukkanen. Please go ahead, ma'am. Advertisement Lisa Laukkanen -- Managing Director Thank you, operator. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us on today's conference call to discuss Five9's first quarter 2019 results. Today's call is being hosted by Rowan Trollope, CEO, Dan Burkland, President, and Barry Zwarenstein, CFO. During the course of this conference call, Five9's management team will make projections and other forward-looking statements regarding the future financial performance of the … [Read more...] about Five9 Inc (FIVN) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
Why big tech keeps trying its hand at hardware
Today, most of us see the internet on some variation of an opaque rectangular screen. Think of them as little digital islands—black mirrors—dwarfed by the real world around them. Then imagine a screen that covered your whole field of vision and was see-through, like a windshield—or a head-up display in a fighter jet—so that the digital stuff could be convincingly mixed in with the real. That’s more or less what mixed reality is like. Actually MR is just one flavor of spatial computing in which you can use hand gestures or your voice or your eyes to interact with the virtual content. The early mixed reality experiences of today require an expensive headset device that contains multiple motion sensors, depth sensors, and eye tracking cameras, like the Magic Leap One and the Microsoft HoloLens. You may know “augmented reality.” AR, it turns out, is a slightly less intense cousin of MR. Digital imagery is layered over the real-world view, but you … [Read more...] about Augmented reality when? We asked Magic Leap, Facebook, Google, and more
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: The Bigger Picture Behind Amazon Ditching N.Y. DealBook Supported by Feb. 15, 2019 Good Friday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) What Amazon’s U-turn means Amazon yesterday canceled its plans to build a huge corporate campus in New York City. • The decision was an abrupt turnabout after a yearlong search for a second headquarters. The tech giant ultimately decided to open two new sites — in Queens and in Virginia. Each would have gained an estimated 25,000 jobs. • But Amazon faced a backlash in New York from lawmakers, activists and union leaders who said it didn’t deserve nearly $3 billion in government incentives. • “The company made its decision late Wednesday, after growing increasingly concerned that the backlash in New … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: The Bigger Picture Behind Amazon Ditching N.Y.
When Microsoft introduced the Xbox One in 2013, it was still the industry standard-bearer in video game consoles with the Xbox 360. In the course of a few months, Microsoft torpedoed its goodwill with its most dedicated fans, while Sony repeatedly dunked on Microsoft with the introduction of the PlayStation 4. But Microsoft has been repositioning its Xbox business in smart ways, introducing programs that people love and paving the way for a future that sounds promising. Meanwhile, Sony has made several easily avoidable mistakes. Microsoft’s Xbox One is losing to Sony’s PlayStation 4 – badly. With over 90 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the wild, Microsoft’s Xbox One is getting trounced. Estimates put Xbox sales number somewhere in the range of 30 to 50 million – Microsoft stopped reporting hardware sales numbers some time ago. But don’t count Xbox out just yet. Between its Netflix-like Game Pass service, the company’s game streaming … [Read more...] about Microsoft is making the right moves to fix its past mistakes and topple the PlayStation with its next game console
Jan 28, 7:54 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Cochrane 01/28/19 AT 7:13 PM The world is changing the way it conducts business. For centuries, humans have used cash to buy and sell goods and services because local fiat currency has been the most efficient way to to conduct commerce. Yet, over the past several decades, technology has drastically changed consumer behavior as well as how governments respond with new rules and regulations. Recent seismic payment shifts away from cash have been driven by the rapid rise of e-commerce and mobile payments.Meanwhile, businesses have faced new opportunities and problems. How quickly is the world moving toward a cashless economy? Are certain geographic areas more likely to experience this transformation? Is this a positive change for society? We'll explore these questions, with an aim to capture nuanced … [Read more...] about How To Start Investing In A Cashless Society