Edited Transcript of 4751.T earnings conference call or presentation 22-Jul-20 7:00am GMT

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Q3 2020 CyberAgent Inc Earnings Presentation

Tokyo Jul 24, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of CyberAgent Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00:00am GMT

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Corporate Participants


* Susumu Fujita

CyberAgent, Inc. – Co-Founder, CEO, President & Representative Director




Unidentified Company Representative, [1]


It is now time to start the financial results announcement of CyberAgent for the Third Quarter of FY 2020 ending in September. This financial results announcement will be live streamed. For what will be explained to you today, please refer to the disclaimer written in the presentation material.

Now our President Susumu Fujita will walk you through the financial results.


Susumu Fujita, CyberAgent, Inc. – Co-Founder, CEO, President & Representative Director [2]


Hello. I’m Susumu Fujita, the President of CyberAgent. Now I would like to share with you the financial

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Brooks Brothers Inc. announced Thursday it was seeking a bankruptcy court’s permission to enter an asset purchase deal with Sparc Group LLC, a joint venture between the Barneys and Nautica brands owner Authentic Brands Group LLC and mall operator Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE: SPG).

What Happened

Sparc is offering to buy all of the beleaguered retailer’s worldwide business operations for $305 billion and will continue to operate 125 of Brooks Brother’s retail locations.

A United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware is due to consider the stalking horse bid — a reference to an initial-bid on assets of a bankrupt company — as well as the bidding procedures on August 3.

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The devices, made by the Austrian company Safedi, are intended to make sure people are socially distancing in the office. A green light shines when people are at least six feet apart.

A red light flashes and the device emits a noise when people get too close.

“Safedi has already shown its value in just one day, especially when it’s time for those coffee breaks,” Cellink CEO Erik Gatenholm said.

The devices are one example of the varied and sometimes bizarre tech-infused solutions businesses are using in an effort to get their employees back to work and offer their customers a safe environment amid the ongoing outbreaks of the coronavirus in

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It's easy to edit a PowerPoint template.
It’s easy to edit a PowerPoint template.

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  • You can edit a PowerPoint template by adjusting its theme settings.

  • Your options for editing templates look fairly similar whether you make them on the desktop or web version of PowerPoint, though the latter is more limited.

  • While the preset options PowerPoint offers you are helpful, you may want to edit the default font, colors, and more.

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Microsoft PowerPoint offers many templates to kickstart your projects — and you can adjust these presets with a few easy clicks.

Whether you need to match your latest presentation to your work’s logo colors or have a different preference for a photo slideshow, you can make those changes in several locations. You can also edit fonts, color schemes, accents, backgrounds, and more. Adjustments can be made in the toolbar at the top or in the

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The problem was that the president offered almost no usable information about the risks Americans faced, what was being done with our tax dollars to fight back, or an honest evaluation of the various efforts on the part of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Venture investors in TikTok parent ByteDance Ltd. have approached Zhang with a range of proposals to address U.S. concerns that the short-video app is a security threat, according to people familiar with the matter. They include selling a majority stake in TikTok to American interests, perhaps strategic investors or the venture firms themselves, said the people, asking not to be identified because the talks are private.

Zhang, who controls the company, has so far resisted. He’s tried building up TikTok’s operations in the U.S., hiring an American chief executive officer and reassuring regulators that user data will not be shared outside the country. TikTok has also stepped up its lobbying in Washington,

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