Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in…

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services

Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker…

Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker App Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Andrew T. Chan is a lead researcher on the app, which takes seconds to complete and is being encouraged to be used daily. The physician-epidemiologist explains that the app will help determine "hot spots" or new symptoms. According to Lifehacker, COVID Symptom Tracker asks you two simple questions: 1. Have you taken a coronavirus test before? 2. Are you currently feeling healthy or experiencing symptoms? You will also provide some demographic information. Giving your name or number is optional. Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker

Twitter Founder Is Giving $1B to Fight Coronavirus

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he is donating more than a quarter of his considerable wealth to help the fight against COVID-19. In a tweet Tuesday, Dorsey, who also founded and leads payment app company Square, said he is giving $1 billion in Square equity to the Start...

Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from…

Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets

HBO Is Unlocking Nearly 500 Hours Of Content To…

The premium cable channel is making hours of programming available to stream, including some of its most popular shows and documentaries.

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Zoom CEO: 'I Really Messed Up'

As many companies shift gears or close doors in the coronavirus economy, Zoom has had the enviable problem of managing what the Wall Street Journal calls "breakneck growth." Except that, per the Journal, "it hasn't been going well" as the videoconferencing company has been beset with security and privacy issues...

Quibi to Fill Five or 10 Minutes at a Time During…

When Jeffrey Katzenberg was envisioning streaming service Quibi, he thought the service would be perfect for those in-between moments like commuting to work or waiting in line for coffee. As U.S. residents social distance due to coronavirus fears, priorities and activities have changed. However, those in-between moments still remain hidden amidst homeschool, chores, video conferencing, and answering emails — and that’s where Quibi can still fit in.

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as…

The global economic crisis caused by coronavirus has devastated the oil industry in the U.S., which pumps more crude than any other country

Ukraine battles forest fires near Chernobyl

Ukrainian says firefighters are laboring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant

Facebook Plans To Hire 10,000 New Workers By The…

COO Sheryl Sandberg made the announcement to CNBC on Thursday.

Zoom Video Hits Turbulence

Video-conferencing app Zoom Video has exploded in popularity as more people than ever are looking to work and socialize remotely, but concerns about its privacy and security policies are growing. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who himself had a Zoom meeting 'zoom-bombed' last week, has sent a letter to the company asking for more information on their privacy practices.

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German restaurant takes novel approach to keep…

Thomas Metzmacher was faced with having to shut down his Frankfurt restaurant specializing in a traditional tart hard cider due to German regulations prohibiting groups of people from gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic

San Diego Mayor Says He’s Impressed By San Deig…

With over 1,400 confirmed coronavirus cases in the city so far, San Diego is prepping for a surge in coronavirus patients. To accommodate the expected surge, San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer recently announced a directive to offer up all available city property to fight the outbreak. “It’s about having an all hands on deck approach to make our city facilities available to our hospitals should we need them, with one goal: how are we planning for a surge that we may or may not have?” said Mayor Faulconer. “We are doing everything we can from a city standpoint to support our hospitals.”

WeWork Sues SoftBank Over Breach of Obligations

WeWork is suing Softbank after it withdrew its $3 billion tender offer. The company claims SoftBank breached obligations with WeWork minority shareholders, and now the company is telling SoftBank to complete the offer or pay for the damages.

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General Motors Staffs Up to Start Ventilator…

General Motors is bringing on 1,000 workers in Indiana as it ramps up production of Ventec Life Systems’ ventilators in an effort to ultimately crank out 10,000 ventilators per month. "Next week we start production,” GM Corporate Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Hess told Cheddar.