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Coronavirus Causes Nike, Urban Outfitters And Other Retailers To Shutter Stores Temporarily

(CNN) — A growing number of retailers have announced they are temporarily closing stores in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Nike, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch and more have announced that they are shuttering many or all of their retail stores around the globe through late March because of coronavirus. They followed makeup brand Glossier and outdoor brand Patagonia, which on Thursday and Friday were among the first consumer goods retailers to announce temporary store clos...
Tags: Apple, Europe, China, Africa, Nike, Walmart, Canada, United States, Middle East, Arizona, New Zealand, Retail, Patagonia, North America, Donald Trump, Anthropologie


Oracle CEO Safra Catz tells all of its workers, except for 'critical employees,' to work from home because of the coronavirus crisis (ORCL)

Oracle CEO Safra Catz said the tech giant's workers must work from home starting this week, except for "critical employees" who must maintain Oracle and customer "essential services." As for employees who aren't considered critical, but can't do their jobs remotely, she said that Oracle "will continue to pay you until further notice."  "We need each of you to focus on your health and helping to contain the spread of the virus," Catz said in a memo. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Oracle...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Larry Ellison, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Oracle, Google Facebook, ORCL, Catz, Safra Catz


Five of the Best Free Online Video Editing Sites [2020]

When you don’t want to meet in person, video is the best way to convey what your business does. Video editing once required high-end computers to use special software. Now, in addition to video editing programs, we have now reached an online-available point. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with web-based video editors. The quality of the browser-based tools varies greatly, so we wanted to rank the best online video editors available to help you today. Choosing the best tool is often the cas...
Tags: Google, Business, Video Editing, Video Marketing, Clipchamp, FlexClip FlexClip, Movie Maker Online, VideoToolbox


Apple bans COVID-19 games and restricts virus-related apps to authoritative souces

No virus-fragging fun unless you’re actually fragging viruses – and no universal developer fee waiver either Apple has proclaimed it won’t let COVID-19-related games into its app store, because it’s the responsible thing to do.…
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Apple bans COVID-19 games because trustworthy info is quite handy at the moment

No virus-fragging fun unless you’re actually fragging viruses – and no universal developer fee waiver either Apple has proclaimed it won’t let COVID-19-related games into its app store, because it’s the responsible thing to do.…
Tags: Apple, Software, COVID


Google reveals the wheels almost literally fell off one of its cloudy server racks

Crushed rollers sent rack into the red until castor thousands solved wheely obscure problem Google has revealed that the wheels almost literally fell off some of its servers.…
Tags: Google, Software


Google's description of its site stops short of what Trump described

Google on Sunday announced a nationwide website dedicated to providing Americans with information about the novel coronavirus.
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Google's description of coronavirus site stops short of what Trump described

Google on Sunday announced a nationwide website dedicated to providing Americans with information about the novel coronavirus.
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Google's description of its coronavirus site stops short of what President Trump described

Google on Sunday announced a nationwide website dedicated to providing Americans with information about the novel coronavirus.
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What Happened After San Francisco's Market Street Went Car-Free?

"Two months after a ban on private cars took effect on a major San Francisco street, bike and e-scooter ridership is soaring, and bus trips are getting quicker," reports CityLab: [T]he average number of dockless scooter trips provided by one company, Spin, shot up by 30 percent after the car ban went into effect, according to an analysis by Populus, a mobility data startup that works with the company. "Street design changes, big and small, can have a huge impact on what mode of transportation ...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Spin, Inrix, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Populus, Regina Clewlow, Trevor Reed, Kay Cheng


#StoptheSpread: Hundreds of business leaders and investors signed a commitment to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 450 business leaders, investors, and public figures have signed an open letter committing to "lead boldly" in stopping the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States, as of Sunday afternoon.  The letter says that business leaders can be critical to determining the pace at which the coronavirus outbreak spreads throughout the country, and asks that signatories take a series of actions including sending employees to work from home.  "CEOs today have enormous influence ...
Tags: Apple, New York, US, Trends, United States, American Express, Denver, Accel, Business Insider, Stephen Curry, Pepsi Center, Carlson, Ken Chenault, Austen Allred, Chenault, Guild Education


Sanders says the first thing we need to do to curb coronavirus 'is shut this president up right now'

When asked what he would do to save American lives from the novel coronavirus, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had an immediate answer for the CNN debate moderators on Sunday night: "The first thing we've got to do, whether or not I'm president, is shut this president up right now."Sanders further alleged that "Trump is undermining the doctors and scientists who are trying to help the American people. It is unacceptable for him to be blabbering un-factual information, which is confusing the ...
Tags: Google, News, Obama, Cnn, New York Times, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Las Vegas Strip, Trump, Sanders, Rose Garden, Matthew Walther


No one knows what post-coronavirus reality will be like

There are now more than 3,300 US coronavirus cases. Infected people without symptoms appear to be driving the spread. A cruise ship with passengers in isolation has been denied entry at Caribbean ports. Nike and Urban Outfitters joined Apple and other retailers closing down stores.
Tags: Apple, News, US, Nike, Stories, Caribbean


UK lays out plans for legal e-scooters, medical drones and more transportation innovation in test cities

Electric scooters are still unlawful to use on public roads and pavements in the UK, but that hasn’t stopped many consumers from using them anyway to get from A to B. Now, in an effort to wean people off the use of individual automobiles, the government may finally be coming around to bringing its rules up to speed with the times, moving one step closer to legally using e-scooters alongside other new mobility technology, such as drone deliveries for medical supplies, in the coming years. The UK’...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, France, Tech, West, Southampton, Transport, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Derby, West Midlands, Solihull, Grant Shapps, Olympic Park


Analysis: No one knows what post-coronavirus reality will be like

There are now more than 3,300 US coronavirus cases. Infected people without symptoms appear to be driving the spread. A cruise ship with passengers in isolation has been denied entry at Caribbean ports. Nike and Urban Outfitters joined Apple and other retailers closing down stores.
Tags: Apple, News, US, Nike, Stories, Caribbean


CDC issues new guidance against gatherings of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance (also available in full below) regarding large group gatherings and events in light of the ongoing effort to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country. The new CDC guidance recommends against holding any events or group gatherings of 50 or more people across the U.S., and notes that this guidance applies for at least the next eight weeks. The updated guidance, issued on Sunday night, also indicates that gath...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Cdc, New York City, Articles, Tech, United States, Bill De Blasio, Prevention, Mayor, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus


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Utilities related to Google Chrome browserChanges for 0.002 - 2019-12-09[refactor] Extract base routine to App-BrowserUtils.
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Y Combinator may go fully remote for its next cohort

Y Combinator said that it may make its Summer 2020 accelerator program entirely virtual, proving that even the world’s premiere accelerator isn’t immune to having its business reshaped by the novel coronavirus spreading across the world. YC has already made its Demo Day for its Winter 2020 cohort an online only affair. The accelerator also accelerated the timeline for the Demo Day, which will be held tomorrow — a week early. Y Combinator moves its online Demo Day forward one week Bey...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Accelerator, California, Tech, Bay Area


Trump Talks Up Fed Rate Cut as Pence Reports Coronavirus Case Jump

In surprisingly brief remarks at the beginning of a press briefing about the government response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump declared himself “very happy” that the Federal Reserve had cut interest rates to near-zero in an emergency bid to protect the economy from the pandemic.“It makes me very happy, and I want to congratulate the Federal Reserve,” Trump told reporters in the White House briefing room, adding that it was “really great for our c...
Tags: Google, News, White House, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Bay Area, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Trump Talks Up Fed


New Supercar Technology Does Away With Windshields

The Wall Street Journal reports on a new technology being developed by McLaren Technology Centre for its "Elva," a multi-million dollar, 804-horsepower two-seat roadster. It doesn't have a windshield... In place of a windscreen, Elva will debut a technology called Active Air Management System (AAMS). When engaged, it generates two air flows streaming over the cockpit: One glances off the low, curvaceous wind deflector rising out of the front bodywork, with an energy proportional to vehicle sp...
Tags: Tech, Mclaren, Wall Street Journal, Gstaad, McLaren Technology Centre, ELVA, Andrew Kay Elva


As social distancing measure, Starbucks temporarily shifts to ‘to go’ model in US and Canada

Beginning today, Starbucks is instituting a temporary move to a “to go” model for all of its locations in the U.S. and Canada. One of the more sweeping actions taken by a major food chain, the coffee giant is looking to adhere to advice about social distancing among an exponential uptick in cases of COVID-19. The model, which find the company closing down seating in its cafe and patio areas, will be in place for at least two weeks, according to the company. Instead, Starbucks will rely on it...
Tags: Health, Food, Cdc, US, Tech, Canada, Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Rossann Williams, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Instead Starbucks


No one knows what the post-coronavirus reality will be like

There are now more than 3,300 US coronavirus cases. Infected people without symptoms appear to be driving the spread. A cruise ship with passengers in isolation has been denied entry at Caribbean ports. Nike and Urban Outfitters joined Apple and other retailers closing down stores.
Tags: Apple, US, Nike, Cnn, Caribbean


Trump says Google CEO Sundar Pichai called to apologize

At what is now a daily coronavirus press briefing at the White House, President Trump today said that Google CEO Sundar Pichai called him to apologize. What Pichai apologized for wasn’t immediately clear, but Trump then went on to praise Google’s communications team for supposedly substantiating Trump’s comments about Google’s coronavirus screening site. “I want to thank the people at Google and Google Communications because as you know, they substantiated what I said on Friday,” said Trump. ...
Tags: Google, TC, White House, Tech, Ceo, Companies, President, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Head, Alphabet, Pichai, Bay Area, Trump, Donald J Trump, Pence


Trump flicked a Google statement onto the floor during a live press conference in an apparent rebuke of a botched coronavirus website rollout

President Donald Trump bemoaned the news coverage about the confusion behind his unveiling of what was purportedly a Google-led effort to develop a coronavirus-screening website. Trump held in his hand what appeared to be a Google statement, in tweet form, that he claimed vindicated his prior remarks. "As you know this is from Google, they put out a release," Trump said, holding the statement in his left hand before flicking it to the ground.  "You guys can figure it out yourselves, and how th...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Donald Trump, Bay Area, Trump, Rose Garden, Google Communications


Gov't virus testing will prioritize medical staff, elderly

The federal government's effort to rapidly expand testing for the coronavirus will initially focus on screening health care workers and the elderly, Trump administration officials said Sunday. Broad-scale testing is a critical part of tracking and containing pandemics. Two days after President Donald Trump previewed a nationwide network of drive-thru testing sites coordinated by a Google-designed website, his deputies fleshed out a more measured effort coordinated by state and federal emergenc...
Tags: Google, News, Donald Trump, Trump


The US Army Bombed a Hawaiian Lava Flow. It Didn't Work.

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: Why were two apparently unexploded bombs sticking out of a lava tube on Hawaii's Mauna Loa? That's what Kawika Singson, a photographer, wondered in February when he was hiking on Mauna Loa, the colossal shield volcano that rises 55,700 feet from its base below the sea to its summit. Singson had stumbled upon relics of one of volcanology's more quixotic disaster response plans. These devices, described in more detail recently in the U.S. Geological ...
Tags: Tech, Hawaii, New York Times, Keystone, TNT, Times, US Army, Mauna Loa, Army Air Corps, Hilo, U S Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, U S Army Air Corps, Jaggar, Kawika Singson, Singson, Janine Krippner


Apple's A14 Chip Rumored to Become First Arm-Based Mobile Processor to Exceed 3GHz

Apple's unreleased A14 chip is rumored to be the first Arm-based mobile processor to officially exceed 3GHz, according to a new report by Research Snipers. Apple's A14 processor, the successor to the A13 chip in both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, is expected to debut this fall in Apple's "iPhone 12" models. The report highlights the suspected Geekbench 4 score of the A14 chip, with a frequency reaching 3.1GHz. This would be 400MHz higher than Apple's current A13 Bionic chip with a frequenc...
Tags: Apple, TSMC, Geekbench, Iphone 12, Research Snipers Apple


We're Better Equipped to Find Extraterrestrial Life Now Than Ever Before

"However small the probability of seeing a signal from E.T. is, those chances are soon going to be a lot better than they have been in the past," reports Smithsonian magazine: Sure, after decades of listening, there is still no message. But with more data to sift through, and new technologies with superior search capabilities, odds of hearing from E.T. are rapidly improving. If the probability in the decade 2011 - 2021 were x percent, it's going to be 1,000 times x in the following decade, says...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Smithsonian, Jill Tarter, SETI Institute, AAAS, Andrew Siemion, SETI Research, Tarter, Siemion, Berkeley SETI Research Center SETI


US slashes federal interest rates in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The Trump administration has slashed federal interest rates as part of an effort to stabilize the economy following a rocky week on the financial markets. The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near-zero, the second time that the central bank has cut interest rates in as many weeks. The Federal Reserve also launched a $700 billion quantitative easing program to help prevent a further economic downturn sparked by the spread of coronavirus. A statement said the bank will maintain its inter...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Government, White House, US, Tech, Spain, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, World Health Organization, Denmark, National Security


Fed slashes rates to near zero, eases bank lending rules

By Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press The Federal Reserve took emergency action Sunday and slashed its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to nearly zero and announced it would purchase more Treasury securities to encourage lending to try to offset the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The central bank said the effects of the outbreak will weigh on economic activity in the near term and pose risks to the economic outlook. The central bank said it will keep rates at nearly...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Japan, Sport, Soccer, United States, Broadway, Treasury, Pimco, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Fed, David Wilcox, The Fed, JPMorgan Chase, Newport Beach



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