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American Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Results

Record Quarterly Bookings Accelerated Growth in Cloud Services Annual Contract Value

American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) today reported preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021.

Key Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights:

  • Subscription fees were $8.1 million for the quarter ended April 30, 2021, a 28% increase compared to $6.3 million for the same period last year, and Software license revenues were $1.2 million, a 15% increase compared to $1.1 million for the same period last year.

  • Cloud Services Annual Contract Value (ACV) increased approximately 45% to $38.3 million for the quarter ended April 30, 2021 compared to

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Apple Has Some Major iPad Software Upgrades Planned This Year

Illustration for article titled iOS 15 Will Reportedly Bring Big Changes to Notifications and the iPad Home Screen

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Earlier this week, Apple added a new M1-powered iPad Pro to its portfolio, and now a new report indicates the company has some big plans for iPadOS.

According to multiple sources who spoke to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to revamp the way the iOS handles notifications, while possibly adding some new features to Messages, and allowing users to add even more widgets to the iPad’s home screen. Those upgrades will be coming in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Apple’s major OS updates are typically released in the fall alongside the latest iPhone models. However, Apple often

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Police reportedly found white supremacist sites on FedEx gunman’s computer last year

In a call to the FedEx gunman’s house last year, police reported seeing guns and a computer with searches of white supremacist websites, according to recently released information from an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) report.

Why it matters: The 19-year-old gunman killed eight people, half of whom were Sikh, at a FedEx facility last week before dying by a self-inflicted shot. Police have yet to identify a motive.

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What happened: Brandon Hole’s mother contacted police in March 2020 after he purchased a gun. She

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Microsoft hopes to revive its Microsoft Store later this year

Microsoft had big hopes for the store that it integrated in its Windows 10 operating system. The Microsoft Store, as it is called nowadays, did not live up to its expectations, mainly because it could not attract enough developers and users. Microsoft removed entire sections from its Store since its launch, but it appears that the company is working on reviving its store in a major way.

Filed under rumor for now, because the news is not coming from Microsoft but from unnamed Windows Central sources. According to the report, Microsoft is planning to release a major Store update that

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Has Nokia (NOK) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

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U.S. Drops Switzerland, Vietnam Currency-Manipulator Labels

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. refrained from designating any trading partner as a currency manipulator in the Biden administration’s first foreign-exchange policy report, even as Switzerland, Taiwan and Vietnam met thresholds for the label.The Treasury Department said Friday that those three economies met criteria for the manipulator label, including a large trade surplus with the U.S. But it said there was “insufficient evidence” to conclude that the three trading partners showed the intent of “preventing effective balance of payments adjustments or gaining unfair competitive advantage in international trade” to apply the tag.A Treasury official

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Technology resource instructor named WPS Teacher of the Year | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — COVID-19 has made it clear how important technology access is for students, particularly if they can’t come to school.

Frederick Douglass Elementary School Principal Stephanie Downey said it would have been very difficult to survive as a school during the pandemic without employees like Kelly Carey, an instructional technology resource teacher at FDES and John Kerr Elementary School.

She said Carey has played a critical role in helping teachers, students and their families adjust to virtual learning.

This led to Carey being named Winchester Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year on Thursday.

Carey was surprised with the

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