Company Name: Intego Inc.
Company Site: http://www.intego.com
Nature of Business: Intego provides Internet security and Mac anti-virus software, as well as cleaning and optimization software for Macs and iOS devices. Designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, Intego software offers unique layers of protection that keeps Mac users’ digital life organized, secure and private.
While makers of Windows antivirus have recently entered the Mac market, only Intego has been protecting Macs exclusively since 1997. Its dedicated Malware Research Team is made up of security experts who are also Mac experts, and who work 24/7 to discover and block new Mac malware as soon as it starts circulating.
Locations/also markets it operates in: Intego is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has offices in Texas, France, and Japan with a worldwide reach.
520 Pike St,
WA 98101, USA
Email: [email protected]
41 rue Condorcet
75009 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 07 27 27
Fax: +33 (0)1 55 07 27 28
Sales Email: [email protected]
Jeff Erwin – CEO
Mac users have unique security needs, and no other company understands this better than Intego. Devoted to protecting Apple products for nearly 15 years, Intego is the only company focusing solely on security for Macs and iOS devices. With a full range of products to protect Macs, as well as products for iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, Intego makes the Internet a safer place for home users and businesses.
Intego’s software is designed so novices, IT managers and security experts can protect their Macs and keep their computers running optimally. Intego has received dozens of awards from press around the world, all of which stress the quality and ease-of-use of Intego’s software.
With its unique position as the Mac security specialist, Intego provides Mac users with full protection from all the dangers of the Internet. As the Internet evolves, Intego develops new programs and enhances its existing software to meeting the growing security needs of Mac users.
- SC Magazine Awards 2009 Europe
- About.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Finalist
- About.com Readers’ Choice Awards 2011
- Softpedia Editors Review (4 stars)
- TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award
- The High Tech Society (5 stars)
- The Mac Observer (4 ½ stars)
- Macworld (4 ½ mice)
Virus Barrier 2013: Intego’s acclaimed antivirus for Mac automatically scans the computer and external drives when they are mounted for malware and online threats for around-the-clock protection, and includes application behavior analysis that detects suspicious activity in running applications.
Net Barrier 2013: Automatic network protection blocks strangers and helps identify rogue applications accessing the Internet to act as zombies, expose your confidential information, or act as backdoors into your Mac, and provides full-time application activity monitoring for anti-spyware measures.
Identity Scrubber 2013: Helps protect your identity by seeking out and protecting sensitive information like credit card numbers, employee records, internal codes, social security numbers and other critical data.
Virus Barrier iOS: Easy-to-use app for iPhones and iPads that keeps work machines free of malware with on-demand scanning of email attachments, files on the device, or files from a remote location, catching malicious files that can otherwise pass undetected from employees’ iOS devices to the company computers or networks.
Nvidia forecasts sales above estimates as gaming chip sales surge
By Chavi Mehta and Stephen Nellis
(Reuters) – Nvidia Corp forecast better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, expecting strong demand for its graphics chips used in gaming PCs and artificial intelligence chips for data centers.
As people wait for COVID-19 vaccine rollouts around the world, stay-at-home orders have helped sustain the demand for chips used in personal computers, gaming devices and data center infrastructure that enables remote working.
The Santa Clara, California-based company’s gaming chips have also regained popularity for mining cryptocurrency, a trend Nvidia is trying to counter by throttling its gaming chips ability to mine for currencies and instead offering specialty chips for mining.
While Nvidia was long known for its gaming graphic chips, its aggressive push into artificial intelligence chips that handle tasks such as speech and image recognition in data centers has helped it become the most valuable semiconductor maker by market capitalization.
It has eclipsed rivals Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices.
Shares were up 3% at $597.50 in extended trading after the results.
On a conference call with investors, Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress said that a global chip crunch made it hard to keep the company’s flagship gaming chips introduced last fall in stock and that the chips would likely remain in tight supply through the fiscal first quarter.
The company also said it will make a change to its gaming chips starting with the RTX-3060s to make them less efficient for mining cryptocurrency. The company said it will instead introduce mining-specific chips.
“We would like GeForce GPUs (graphics processing units) to end up with gamers,” Kress said.
Kress said analysts have estimated that cryptocurrency mining contributed between $100 million and $300 million to Nvidia’s sales in the fiscal fourth quarter. The company expects the new mining chips to generate about $50 million revenue in its fiscal first quarter, Kress added.
The company expects first-quarter revenue of $5.30 billion, plus or minus 2%, above analysts’ average estimate of $4.51 billion.
Revenue in the quarter ended on Jan. 31 rose to $5 billion from $3.11 billion a year earlier. Analysts on average were expecting $4.82 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
Revenue in the company’s gaming segment was $2.5 billion, above analyst estimates of $2.36 billion, according to data from FactSet. Data center revenue was $1.9 billion, above estimates of $1.84 billion according to FactSet data.
(Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Maju Samuel and Will Dunham)
Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start
By Emma Thomasson
BERLIN (Reuters) – German sportswear company Puma expects the financial impact from coronavirus lockdowns to last well into the second quarter, but believes global growth in running should help to support a strong improvement after that.
“We clearly see a running boom in the whole world,” Chief Executive Bjorn Gulden told journalists, noting that yoga and other outdoor activities are also doing well. He expects the healthy living trend to continue even after the pandemic.
Gulden said his optimism is underlined by the fact that orders for 2021 are up almost 30% compared to a year ago, with bookings for running products particularly high.
However, there is still uncertainty about when lockdowns in Europe will end, with about half of the stores selling its products currently closed in its home region.
For the full year, Puma expects at least a moderate increase in sales in constant currency, with an upside potential, and a significant improvement for both its operating and net profit compared with 2020.
Shares in Puma were down 2.9% at 1100 GMT.
“The wording on outlook looks softer than we had anticipated, even by Puma’s cautious standards,” said Jefferies analyst James Grzinic.
Gulden noted that a shortage of shipping containers bringing products made in Asia would impact margins, with freight rates likely to double in the next 12 months.
Puma will put a stronger focus on the women’s market in future, Gulden said, creating shoes better modelled to female feet for running and soccer and capitalising on partnerships with celebrities like singer Dua Lipa and model Cara Delevingne.
Gulden admitted Puma had been slow in creating its own app, but it plans to launch one towards the end of the year, further supporting online sales, which grew by 63% in 2020.
Rival Nike in December raised its full-year sales forecast after demand for outdoor sportswear drove an 84% surge in online sales.
Gulden said he is hopeful that the Olympics will go ahead in Japan and the European soccer championship will also take place after both were postponed from 2020.
($1 = 0.8226 euros)
(Reporting by Emma Thomasson; Editing by Mark Potter and Keith Weir)
ExxonMobil to sell some UK, North Sea assets to HitecVision for over $1 billion
(Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it would sell its non-operating interest in its UK and North Sea exploration and production assets to private-equity fund HitecVision for more than $1 billion.
Exxon has been looking to sell its oil and gas assets since late 2019, seeking to free up cash to focus on a handful of mega-projects.
The deal includes ownership interests in 14 producing fields operated primarily by Shell as well as interests in the associated infrastructure. Exxon could also receive about $300 million in contingent payments based on a potential for increase in commodity prices.
Exxon’s share of production from these fields was about 38,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2019, the company said.
Exxon said it would retain its non-operated share in upstream assets in the southern part of the North Sea as well as its interest in the Shell Esso gas and liquids (SEGAL) infrastructure, which supplies ethane to the company’s Fife ethylene plant.
HitecVision, in partnership with Eni, had bought Exxon’s Norwegian North Sea assets for $4.5 billion in 2019.
Initially, Exxon hoped to raise more than $2 billion from the sale, which was planned for late 2019. In June 2020 sources told Reuters that the portfolio was more likely to fetch $1 to $1.5 billion given the oil price weakness last year.
(Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)
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