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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Zoom's stock price is up nearly 10% in after-hours trading after the vide0-chat company posted Q2 results well above analyst expectations and raised its full-year guidance.

Why it matters: Zoom is unquestionably one of the biggest winners of the ongoing pandemic as restrictions on in-person interactions have forced many around the world to shift nearly all personal and professional activities online.

By the numbers:

  • Earnings: $0.92 per share, adjusted, compared to $0.45 expected, per Refinitiv.
  • Revenue: $663.5 million, compared to $500.5 million expected, per Refinitiv (and up 355% year-over-year).
  • Zoom now has about 370,200 customers with more than 10 employees, up 458% year-over-year, and 988 customers paying more than $100,000 in trailing 12 months revenue, up 112% year-over-year.

Of note: Asked about the company's plans with regards to China, Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg told analysts Zoom has no plans to move its engineering teams currently based in the country, though it is working on diversify where its engineering employees are based.

  • She added that moving Zoom's staff out of China would not affect its ability to provide services, but could affect its margins in the long run if it has to make staffing changes.
  • CEO Eric Yuan added that users of Zoom in China make up a small portion of the company's business.

Editor's note: The story has been updated with comments from the company's analyst call.

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Nov 4, 2020 - Technology

Qualcomm results top expectations amid "milestone quarter"

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Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday reported sales and earnings that topped expectations, sending its shares higher. The results came amid stronger-than-anticipated smartphone shipments and licensing revenue.

Why it matters: Qualcomm is a major force in the wireless industry and arguably the biggest U.S.-based player in 5G.

Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

U.S. sounds alarm on Ukraine

Conscripts line up at a Russian railway station yesterday before departing for Army service. Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" by new intelligence — detailed for Axios and other outlets — showing Russia stepping up preparations to invade Ukraine as soon as early 2022.

Why it matters: Most of this was known from public sources and satellite imagery, but the administration is sending a stronger signal by releasing specific details from the intelligence community.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo

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CNN said Saturday evening it has fired one of its star anchors, Chris Cuomo, following new revelations from a legal review made by the company into Cuomo's involvement in the management of his brother's sexual harassment scandal.

Why it matters: Saturday's firing speaks to how much pressure CNN was under by employees and critics to address Cuomo's behavior.