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Detroit Auto Show canceled in preparation for FEMA to turn venue into field hospital

The North American International Auto Show, which was scheduled for June in Detroit, has been canceled as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and the city prepares to repurpose the TCF Center into a temporary field hospital. NAIAS is held each year in the TCF Center, formerly known as the Cobo Center. Organizers said they expected the Federal Emergency Management Agency to designate the TCF Center as a field hospital. “Although we are disappointed, there is nothing more important to us ...
Tags: Europe, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, Fema, Michigan, Detroit, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alberts, Charity Preview, Rod Alberts, COVID-19


Which US Cities Will Have the Largest Coronavirus Outbreaks in April

Which are the US cities that will have the most serious problems with coronavirus COVID-19 after New York? Newark, New Jersey is included with the New York Metro area. Detroit has 1000 cases with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: New York, Science, Medicine, Future, US, World, Public Health, Cities, United States, Innovation, Disease, Detroit, Predictions, Newark New Jersey, New York Metro, Coronavirus


This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies h...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Social, Gaming, Apps, Instagram, Cdc, Tech, Smartphones, Monetization, Growth, App Annie, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus


Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Alex Jones, Infowars, Playstore, Take That Infowars, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes

There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency clearance for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and will begin production next week, with output of 50,000 per day possible starting next week. The new Abbott ID ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biotech, Viruses, Infection, Abbott, Veterinary Medicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus


Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also …Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Spectrum, Charter Communications, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


John Borthwick & Matt Hartman of betaworks discuss coronavirus adaptation strategies

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hopping on Zoom with betaworks’ John Borthwick and Matt Hartman to discuss the tech world’s adaptation to this new locked-down world, the future of new media and answer questions from the audience. We discussed whether new media companies can raise capital right now, and touched on emerging trends around audio, voice, AR, live events, travel-related companies and many other topics. It was a delight, and I’m excited to do more of these in the future. For those ...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Tech, Fundraising, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Matt Hartman, Verified Experts, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response

One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards COVID-19 response. Skyrora, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they can to provide much-needed healthcare equipment for frontline responders amid the coronavirus crisis. Skyrorary says that the entirety of its UK...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Space, UK, Scotland, Tech, Chemistry, NHS, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Rocket, Edinburgh, Hygiene, Aerospace, Ethanol


Duke University uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to clean N95 face masks for reuse

With shortages of N95 face masks persisting nationwide, healthcare facilities are scrambling to find ways to clean and treat the masks for reuse to protect doctors and nurses most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Duke University thinks it has found a solution using vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks. The process uses specialized equipment to vaporize hydrogen peroxide, which can then infuse all the layers of the mask to kill germs (including viruses) without degrading mask...
Tags: TC, Safety, Tech, University, Chemistry, Vice President, Mask, Duke, Director, Brown, Duke University, Pharmaceutical, Cameron Wolfe, Scott Alderman, N95, COVID-19


Attract, engage and retain employees in the new remote-work era

Irene DeNigris Contributor Share on Twitter Irene DeNigris, chief people officer of iCIMS, has a passion for cultivating a highly engaged, high-performance culture. When looking for answers, where do people first turn? For many, it’s Google. During the first half of March, we saw Google searches for “work from home” reach a 12-month high, garnering at least 50% more search interest than the anticipated peak, which usually occu...
Tags: Google, Work, Startups, Column, Employment, Tech, Remote Work, Recruitment, Hiring, Video Conferencing, Human Resource Management, Telecommuting, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Irene DeNigris


The FDA just okayed multiple 15-minute blood tests to screen for coronavirus, but there are caveats

On Thursday, the FDA amended their emergency policy around diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Following on a change made March 16, the agency opened the door for a number of specific private entities and labs to develop and distribute tests that can provide results on the spot in as little as 15 minutes – but there are some pretty big caveats to keep in mind as you hear about more of these coming to market. The tests, which are ‘serological,’ meaning t...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, China, Singapore, Tech, Taiwan, United States, Fda, Viruses, Infection, China Taiwan, EUA, Fox Rothschild, Coronavirus


Apple Releases Free COVID-19 Screening Tool in Partnership With White House, CDC

Wondering if you need to get tested for COVID-19 — and what to do next if you have symptoms of infection? Apple now has an app for that. The company Friday released a free screening tool and set of resources to help people stay informed and take the steps to protect their health during the […]
Tags: Apple, News, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House CDC


Bird lays off about 30% of workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, TechCrunch has learned. “The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has forced our leadership team and the board of directors to make many extremely difficult and painful decisions relating to some of your teammates,” Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden wrote to staffers in a memo, obtained by TechCrunch, today. “As you know, we’ve had to pause many markets ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Travis Vanderzanden, Layoffs, China, Tech, Bird, Lime, San Francisco Bay Area, VanderZanden, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Silicon Valley Meanwhile Lime


Daily Crunch: Clearstep’s chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Mobile, Apps, Spacex, Virginia, Los Angeles, Tech, National Notary Association, StarLink, Florida Nevada Texas, Social Bluebook, Daily Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Now might be the perfect time to rethink your fundraising approach

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What to expect when pitching European VCs First mover advantage: Does it matter...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple Made a Pretty Solid Covid-19 Screening Tool

There’s no shortage of tech companies willing to help fight the current Covid-19 pandemic. Intel recently set aside $6 million for relief efforts. Google is committing $50 million to relief efforts. Telecoms are waiving data overage and late fees. Among them are companies like Apple that have developed Covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Intel, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Beating The Drum To Pay Attention


NYU makes face shield design for healthcare workers that can be built in under a minute available to all

New York University is among the many academic, private and public institutions doing what it can to address the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) among healthcare workers across the world. The school worked quickly to develop an open-source face-shield design, and is now offering that design freely to any and all in order to help scale manufacturing to meet needs. Face shields are a key piece of equipment for front-line healthcare workers operating in close contact with COVID-19 p...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Tech, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Mask, Laser, Emerging-technologies, New York University, Nyu, Contents, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


House passes historic $2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue bill

A massive bipartisan effort to provide relief to a U.S. economy on ice just leapt over its last major hurdle. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a historic stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or “CARES” act, which contains an unprecedented $2.2 trillion in total financial relief for businesses, public institutions and individuals hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill passed the House today after Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) took the unpopul...
Tags: TC, Congress, Washington, Government, Senate, Tech, House, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham, Sanders, Small Business Administration, Benioff, Kevin McCarthy R CA


Instacart shoppers are planning a nationwide strike to demand better safety protections and pay amid COVID-19

Instacart shoppers, led by the folks over at Gig Workers Collective, are planning a nationwide strike in protest of the company’s practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice first reported. Shoppers, who are responsible for grocery shopping and deliveries, say they have urged Instacart to take proper safety precautions, such as providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant products, but “have been ignored,” Gig Workers Collective wrote in a post today. On March 30, shoppers will strike and not ret...
Tags: Food, TC, San Francisco, Tech, House Of Representatives, Instacart, Personnel, Gig workers, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Gig Workers Collective


Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Trump Threatens, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Defense Production Act, People Are Dying


Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Trump Threatens, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Defense Production Act, People Are Dying


Google sets aside $800M in ads and loans to help in COVID-19 fight

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and loans to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement gives a full breakdown of the deployment, the bulk of which is in credits for Google services: Google will be giving $250 million worth of ad grants to more than 100 government orgs across the globe, including the World Health Organization. They will also be seeding $340 millio...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Tech, Aws, World Health Organization, Philanthropy, Sundar Pichai, Google Cloud, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Google sets aside $800M in ads and cash to help in COVID-19 fight

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and cash to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement gives a full breakdown of the deployment, the bulk of which is in credits for Google services. Google will be giving $250 million worth of ad grants to more than 100 government orgs across the globe, including the World Health Organization. They will also be seeding $340 million...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Tech, Aws, World Health Organization, Philanthropy, Sundar Pichai, Google Cloud, Coronavirus, COVID-19


HCM Talent Technology Roundup

  HCM Technology Report: Talent Technology Roundup   On March 5, when COVID-19 was still something to think about if you had time. Paychex said that 66 percent of U.S. business owners felt “prepared” for the virus to become widespread. Nearly as many, 59 percent, said they had continuity plans in place to address any business disruptions. […]
Tags: Technology, News, Trends, Guest Post, Branding, Paychex, Blog Posts, HR Tech, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Resources


UK tech industry forms Code4COVID.org to fight the Coronavirus crisis

A coalition of grassroots UK tech initiatives has come together to co-ordinate the key groups of tech industry people supporting the UK’s response to the Coronavirus. COVID19 Tech Response (CTR) aims to co-ordinate the supply of available tech talent; work on the problems that need solving and the matching of the two. So far, they have brought over 400 tech volunteers together, mostly from the UK, some of whom have been providing volunteer support to local Covid Mutual Aid groups whic...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Ctr, Marc Sloan, Mike Butcher, Nathan Young, Josh Russell, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Newspeak House, Tech Response Airtable


Stocks fall sharply Friday morning as the mid-week recovery falls short

The major American stock market indices are down sharply this morning at the open, with stocks falling after a multi-day rally helped shave some losses off their calendar-year results. So far, 2020 has proven to be a toxic year for publicly traded equity, as a decade-long bull market collided with a global pandemic and stark economic slowdown around the world. This week it became known that around 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits this week, a record-setting figure that dwarf...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, House, Earnings, Stock Market, Jones, COVID-19, COVID


Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources

There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these are relatively simple, including around three or four questions that basically cover the top reported symptoms experienced by anyone who has confirmed to have had the disease. Chatbot-based symptom checking software startup Clearstep has created its own COVID-19 screener, which goes more...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Florida, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Articles, Tech, Heart Attack, United States, Disease, Infection, Mobile Device, Johns Hopkins University, Chatbot


How child care startups in the U.S. are helping families cope with the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of billions of people around the world. For many parents with young children in the United States, shelter in place orders implemented in different areas over the past few weeks mean they now spend each day balancing work with taking care of their families. For child care providers, a vital but often underappreciated part of the American economy, the crisis means dealing with economic uncertainty, but also adapting to serve new roles, including providi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Texas, Families, Colorado, Cdc, Montana, Child Care, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Beck, America, Tech, Childcare, United States


Notarize to add 1,000 online notaries to address demand for remote transactions

Notarize, the platform that enables digital notarizations, announced that it is adding 1,000 notaries to address demand as more Americans are ordered to shelter in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but still need to sign important documents. The startup is partnering with the National Notary Association to verify notaries have been screened and have the necessary insurance or bonding. The service is available to Americans in all 50 states or abroad, but notaries must be physically located ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Business, Virginia, Tech, Cnbc, Documents, National Notary Association, Notarize, Pat Kinsel, Florida Nevada Texas, Kinsel, COVID-19, Online Notary


Cops use drones to shame people flouting lockdown rules

Police in the U.K. posted a drone video that highlighted transgressors
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Emerging Tech, Coronavirus, COVID-19



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