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Your iPhone ($699 at Amazon) home screen has looked and worked pretty much the same way for the last 13 years, but all that’s set to change now that Apple has . After you on a , you’ll have more options and features to personalize your home screen than you’ve ever had with iOS before.
Taking cues from core features, Apple has focused much of the iOS 14 update on making the home screen simpler to organize, with more customization options, smarter suggestions and leaner, faster app experiences. The end result is a mobile operating system that does more to
He billed himself as a “Fixer” when he was hired. Mike Zimmer came with that reputation, a football coach skilled at fixing problem areas, especially on defense.
The Fixer has tackled big projects at different times in his seven seasons in Minnesota, some of his own doing, some not. Teddy Bridgewater’s knee injury, a revolving door at quarterback, offensive coordinators coming and going. He’s managed to keep the Vikings relevant as a playoff contender through turbulence.
This project feels different. He has a whopper of a mess on his hands — and once again some of it is his own doing, some of it not. His to-do list is extensive:
Repair the offensive line after years of neglect by the front office.
Shore up the depleted defensive line.
Help Kirk Cousins regroup and find his way after a poor start.
Develop a cast of inexperienced cornerbacks.
Establish more options at
The software business is on fire. This is going to be by far the biggest year for software IPOs in history.
Four big software IPOs are pricing this week: Snowflake, Unity Software, Jfrog, and Sumo Logic. Palantir and Asana are coming at the end of September.
Snowflake priced its IPO at $120 per share, raising $3.3 billion. Previous price talk over the weekend had been at $75-$85 per share, then raised to $100-$110 per share on Monday.
JFrog priced 11.6
Home improvement was one of the few categories that boomed during the coronavirus pandemic as consumers spent more time at home. Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) was one of the big winners in the segment, outdoing rival Home Depot (NYSE:HD) with a 30% sales increase and a 35% rise in U.S. comps in the second quarter ended July 31.
Digital played an important role in bolstering the company’s revenue, growing 135% in the second quarter and rounding out a strong omnichannel program. Adjusted earnings per share increased to $3.75, which includes $460 million the company paid out to employees due to the pandemic. Lowe’s stock has moved accordingly, gaining 37% year to date as of Tuesday morning.
CEO Marvin Ellison said in a conference call that over the past 18 months, the company has been highly focused on executing its “retail fundamental” strategy, which improved the business infrastructure and positioned