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Coupa Software Was Weakening Well Ahead of Earnings

For his second “Executive Decision” segment of Mad Money Wednesday night, Jim Cramer spoke with Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa Software (COUP) , the spending management software provider that saw its shares fall despite posting a strong quarter.

Bernshteyn said he was proud of the results this quarter, as the company was able to reduce implementation times and increase overall operational efficiency. He said spend management remains a critical area for most businesses, especially as they cope with supply chain disruptions around the globe.

When asked about those disruptions, Bernshteyn explained that many companies are using Coupa’s community intelligence to diversify their supply chains and optimize their spending. Many companies are switching from single-source to multi-source and are renegotiating to deal with changing conditions.

Let’s check out the charts.

In the daily Japanese candlestick chart of COUP, below, we can see that the shares reversed to the downside after breaking

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Programming languages: C++ just jumped in popularity. Here’s why

35-year-old programming language C++ is undergoing a revival, according to Tiobe Software, which says it is the fastest growing language of any right now. 

C++ is “doing very well”, Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen, says in the company’s September 2020 index for the world’s most popular programming languages. C++ currently ranks fourth, behind C, Java, and Python. 

Tiobe’s index is based on programming-related search queries on 25 search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and Bing. It’s not a perfect system, but it is meant to reflect changes in a language’s popularity as measured by the topics developers new and old are searching for. It’s also meant to serve as an indicator for what languages developers should learn and use for their next projects. 

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As Jansen notes, C++ hit a high point in 2003 with a 17.53% share that put

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How to Shop for a Used Computer

When it comes to buying used PCs, it’s best to avoid sites like Craigslist, eBay, or Reddit—it’s possible to find good deals there, but if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, you can easily get tripped up by fake or misleading listings or even a PC preloaded with malware. If you’re buying your first used computer, you can avoid scams and heartbreak by sticking to major retailers. Computers from these sellers are also more likely to be professionally cleaned and restored.

Best Buy has a wide selection of preowned, refurbished, and open-box laptops and desktops. The site’s filters make it fairly easy to narrow down the specs by our recommendations above, and the desktops in particular are good deals if you’re able to upgrade the memory or install an SSD yourself.

When buying from Amazon, stick to models with the Amazon Renewed tag, which Amazon says “have been

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