Baidu BIDU (BIDU US) reported Q3 results after the US close yesterday. The company also announced that it is officially buying JOYY Inc’s (YY US) China online video streaming business to garner more eyeballs to its ecosystem. JOYY, which reported positive Q3 results as well, will focus on its Bigo online video platform that is popular in SE Asia.
Revenue +1% to $4.16B (RMB 28.2B) versus estimate RMB 27.521
Adjusted Net Income $1.03B (RMB 7B) versus estimate RMB 4.581B
Adjusted Net margin 25%
Adjusted EPS $3 (RMB 20.35B) versus estimate RMB 13.45
Q4 forecast between $4.2B and $4.6B which is % growth between -1%
The rallies, which include a Women for Trump event, a “Million MAGA March” and a “Stop the Steal” demonstration — which falsely asserts that voter fraud cost Trump the election — will begin Saturday morning in and around Freedom Plaza.
The pro-Trump rallies have garnered support from Fox News host Sean Hannity as well as more fringe figures, including Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys; self-described “American Nationalist” and social media agitator Nicholas Fuentes; conservative provocateur Jack Posobiec, who promoted the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory tied to the 2016 shooting at D.C. pizzeria Comet Ping Pong; Scott Presler, a pro-Trump activist who works with anti-Muslim group ACT for America; and Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Jones has said he is leading a “Stop the Steal” caravan from Texas that is expected to arrive Friday night in the nation’s capital.
Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller responded to a tweet
President Donald Trump plans to promote unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud at upcoming rallies, White House sources told Axios on Sunday.
The president and his allies have continued to make unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud, after major news networks called the election for President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday.
Axios reporter Alayna Treene said four of the president’s advisors told her of the plan to share purported obituaries of people who voted.
Unsubstantiated reports of dead people voting began to spread rapidly online following the election and were promoted by Trump and other prominent Republicans.
In one instance, a claim of 21,000 dead people on voter rolls in Pennsylvania went viral, before being debunked by The New York Times as based on a lawsuit with allegations that have not been proven. The president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, shared the claim on his Twitter account.
George Floyd’s younger brother Terence Floyd encouraged people to vote on Tuesday by singing “don’t forget to vote” outside a polling site in Brooklyn. He called voting a “peaceful protest.” (Nov. 3)
NEW YORK — The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd’s brother was present.
A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died in the custody of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice across the nation. “Keep the fight going,” one Black woman urged. Others asked to take their photos with Terrence.
Since the death of his older brother on May 25, Terrence has been thrust into a spotlight he did not seek. A 42-year-old school bus driver in New York, Terrence is normally a quiet man, deeply attached to his three children. But now, he feels under constant pressure to relay
President Donald Trump has already publicly broken up with New York City; now New York City appears to be breaking up with his daughter. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are currently threatening to sue the anti-Trump Republican group The Lincoln Project over two Times Square billboards that attack the White House advisers over the administration’s coronavirus response. And Saturday Night Live might be the next New York landmark to hear from their lawyers. During “Weekend Update,” SNL cast member Kenan Thompson assembled his version of the Village People to deliver an ultimatum to POTUS: cease and desist playing (and dancing) to their music at his rallies or else. Or else what, you ask? Or else they’ll shave Ivanka’s head.
The mock Village People proceeded to outline their grand head-shaving scheme to the tune of — what else? — “YMCA.” “We voted and came up with a plan/We will
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by nightfall into riots and looting.
People gathered early in the day in demonstrations downtown and in cities throughout Chile that gained size and fervor through the evening. Many touted signs and rainbow colored homemade banners calling for a “yes” vote next Sunday in a referendum over whether to scrap the country’s dictatorship-era Constitution, a key demand of the 2019 protests.
The demonstrations, while largely peaceful early on, were marred by increasing incidents of violence, looting of supermarkets and clashes with police across the capital later in the day. Fire truck sirens, burning barricades on roadways and fireworks on downtown streets added to a sense of
President Trump, down in the polls with less than three weeks to go before Election Day, on Saturday campaigned in the contested Midwest, ripping into several liberal foils as the crowd called for their imprisonment.
“Ilhan Omar, she doesn’t love our country too much, I don’t think so,” he said in Muskegon, Mich., referring to a freshman congresswoman who is one of the first Muslim women in Congress.
Later, he joined in a crowd chant of “lock her up,” referencing another favorite target, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He criticized restrictions she has put in place during the pandemic, saying, “The schools have to be open, right?”
Mr. Trump’s longstanding criticism of Ms. Whitmer is particularly freighted now because, according to the F.B.I., an armed