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13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Best Amazon Canada Prime Day 2020 deals: Echo Show 5 hits CA$60, the Echo Dot drops to CA$25

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is underway in countries around the world, and Canada is no exception. The two-day shopping event runs through the end of the day (Pacific Time) Wednesday, Oct. 14. We’ve pulled some the most notable deals we’re seeing at Amazon Canada, and compiled them below. (Check out Amazon Canada’s press release for the full list of discounts the retailer has promised.)

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of this update, but are subject to change. As more deals become available, we’ll update this story.

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As in the US, Amazon’s smallest Echo display device is already available at a discount, returning to its lowest ever price of CA$60. That’s a whopping 40% off. The price is expected to stay at this level now through Oct. 14.

Read our Echo Show 5 review.

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Normally running about CA$150, you can get nearly 30% off the Fire TV Cube with hands-free control via Alexa Voice Remote. The Cube also comes with 16GB of storage. 

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Samsung’s 40-inch LED Smart TV is seeing a sharp Prime Day price cut. The cost of the 1080p-resolution TV has recently fluctuated between CA$350 and CA$400, but you can snag it today for about 20% less.   

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Prices for the Eufy Security wireless video doorbell have been dropping steadily since March, but are bottoming out for Prime Day with a 30% cut from their summer price of CA$330. If you’re looking for a cost-conscious competitor to Ring and other wireless doorbell systems with a monthly cost, the battery-powered Eufy Security comes with no monthly fee and could be just the deal for

12
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW) Hits a 52-Week High

For investors seeking momentum, ARK Next Generation Internet ETF ARKW is probably a suitable pick. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up 191.3% from its 52-week low price of $40.50/share.

Let’s take a look at the fund and its near-term outlook to gain an insight into where it might be headed:

ARKW in Focus

Companies within the fund are focused on and expected to benefit from shifting the bases of technology infrastructure to the cloud, enabling mobile, new and local services, such as companies that rely on or benefit from the increased use of shared technology, infrastructure and services, Internet-based products and services, new payment methods, big data, the Internet of things, and social distribution and media. It has AUM of $2.43 billion and charges an expense ratio of 76 basis points.

Why the Move?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, consumers are opting for online retailers to purchase food items and other goods and are resorting to video streaming services and other modes of in-house entertainment. In line with the rising online shopping trend, customers are resorting to digital payments to clear their bills, while merchants and utility providers are advocating the same. Also, the pandemic has resulted in some changes in the lifestyle and preference of people. Most of the surveys have found that people are opting for online shopping over visiting a brick-and-mortar store for their purchases of essential food items and supplies. This is making funds like ARKW an attractive investment option.

More Gains Ahead?

It seems like the fund will remain strong, with a positive weighted alpha of 160.14  which gives cues of further rally.

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01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Second Cyber Attack in a Week Hits Global Shipping Industry

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A vessel loaded with shipping containers is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in this aerial photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday a phase two trade deal with China isn't under consideration, saying the relationship between Washington and Beijing has deteriorated too much.


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A vessel loaded with shipping containers is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in this aerial photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday a phase two trade deal with China isn’t under consideration, saying the relationship between Washington and Beijing has deteriorated too much.

The global shipping industry sustained a second cyber attack within a week that’s raising concern about disruptions to supply chains already straining to move goods heading into the usual peak season for consumer demand.

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The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that serves as the industry’s regulatory body, said in a statement Thursday it has suffered “a sophisticated cyber attack against the organization’s IT systems.” A number of IMO web-based services are currently unavailable and the breach is affecting its public website and internal systems, it said.

That attack followed the disclosure earlier this week by closely held CMA CGM SA, the world’s fourth-biggest container liner by capacity, that its information systems were compromised. The Marseille, France-based company said Thursday that offices are “gradually being reconnected to the network thus improving the bookings’ and documentation’s processing times.”

“We suspect a data breach and are doing everything possible to assess its potential volume and nature,” the company said in an emailed statement. CMA CGM is among the world’s five leading container liners that account for 65% of global capacity, according to Alphaliner data.

A ‘Headache’

A rash of cyber incidents has afflicted the shipping industry in recent years, the biggest of which was an intrusion that cost Copenhagen-based A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Outlook is down: Microsoft web outage hits users worldwide

Outlook online users around the world are reporting problems accessing the Microsoft service, adding to the woes Office 365 users experienced earlier this week. 

Microsoft at 9am CET, 3am ET, confirmed that users are having issues accessing Exchange Online accounts via Outlook on the web. 

SEE: Office 365: A guide for tech and business leaders (free PDF) (TechRepublic download)

Microsoft initially said users in India are the primary group impacted. However, the company later confirmed on the Microsoft 365 Status Twitter account that the issue is affecting users worldwide. 

Downloaddetector currently indicates the worst impacted regions include the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, and India. There are also multiple user reports on Twitter from users in Europe who’ve been unable to access Outlook as the workday begins.  

This new incident follows a six-hour Office 365 failure earlier this week due to an authentication error that prevented users from signing into Office.com, Outlook.com, Teams, Power Platform, and Dynamics365. Microsoft was forced to roll back a recent change that impacted authentication operations for numerous Microsoft and Azure services.   

Microsoft’s Office Service health dashboard also confirms that users of Outlook.com “may be unable to access their email”. 

“We’re collecting additional data from the affected infrastructure to aid in our investigation to determine the cause of impact,” Microsoft said. 

SEE: Office 365 outage with roll back failure ends after more than six hours

Similar to the incident earlier this week, Microsoft said it is investigating recent updates it has made to its service to