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White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country “opened up and raring to go by Easter” and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, President Trump today announced that he is extending the government’s social distancing guidelines through April 30. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won. That would be the greatest loss of all,” he said. “Therefore, the next two weeks and during this period it’s very important th...
Tags: TC, White House, US, Tech, President, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Easter, Federal Government, Trump, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Deborah Birx


The Station: Bird and Lime layoffs, pivots in a COVID-19 era and a $2.2 trillion deal

Hello folks, welcome back (or hi for the first time) to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to the all the ways people and packages move around this world. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I also have started to publish a shorter version of the newsletter on TechCrunch . That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole enchilada — which comes out every Saturday — you can subscribe to the newsletter by heading over here, and clicking “The Stat...
Tags: Food, Travis Vanderzanden, Europe, New York, Australia, Washington, China, New York City, Tech, Austin, Munich, Automotive, House Of Representatives, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Tencent


ANALYSIS: Tag-team chief executives Newsom and Garcetti face fiercest common foe yet: coronavirus

With a backdrop of a massive Navy hospital ship behind them, the leader of the nation’s most populous state and his counterpart at the nation’s second-largest city faced cameras on Friday, March 27. The common goal: “Bend the curve” for COVIC-19. Defeat it. As Gov. Gavin Newsom met with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday in Los Angeles, they came together in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. It is not, however, the first crisis the two have faced. In Newsom’s relatively short tenure as gover...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, New York, News, Navy, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fox News, Getty, Disneyland


Trump orders GM to start ventilator production for COVID-19 amid contract dispute

President Donald Trump signed Friday a presidential directive ordering GM to produce ventilators and to prioritize federal contracts, just hours after the automaker announced plans to manufacture the critical medical equipment needed for patients suffering from COVID-19, disease caused by coronavirus. The order, made under the Defense Production Act, marks a sudden reversal by Trump, who has touted the efforts by GM and other manufacturers to try and ramp up production of ventilators and and per...
Tags: TC, White House, Tech, General Motors, Indiana, Automotive, New York Times, Fema, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Fda, Donald Trump, Trump, Peter Navarro, Federal Emergency Management Agency


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


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


Newsom Takes New Tone With Trump As He Steers California During Coronavirus Crisis

(CNN) — For Gavin Newsom, the call that triggered California’s full crisis response came in the middle of the night on March 6, and he was waiting for it. The state’s lab had been working through the night, and one of his cabinet secretaries was on the line telling him 21 of the 42 crewmembers and passengers tested for coronavirus aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship, which was idling in international waters off California’s coast, had tested positive. Newsom hung up and immediately called Dona...
Tags: Apple, Politics, New York, News, Abc, California, Washington, New York City, US, California News, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Cnn


What's a Google Play? Huawei talks up fledgling AppGallery store, shows off another voice assistant with a female name

Oh Ce-Celia, I'm down on my knees, I'm begging you please to phone home For much of its life, Huawei didn't have to think too much about its software ecosystem, at least with regard to its once-growing Western market. But then Donald Trump pulled the rug out from underneath the Middle Kingdom mobe maker with a Google embargo.…
Tags: Google, Software, Donald Trump, Huawei, Middle Kingdom, Celia


Gig workers could get unemployment benefits under $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill

The Senate’s historic $2 trillion stimulus package will make history in one more way: by providing some financial assistance to gig workers. Late last night, the Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the bill, which makes its way to the House of Representatives for a vote this week, gig workers would be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits. Additionally, the bill would provide $600 per week in federal assistance for unemployed workers f...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Congress, California, Washington, Government, Senate, Tech, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Presidential, U S Senate, Uber Lyft


Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

Inman has published more than five dozen stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Wall Street, Listings, Marketing, Radio, Mls, Agent, Rent, Berkshire Hathaway, Evictions, Mortgage, Compass, Stock Market, Market, Donald Trump


Trump's deluge of Facebook ads have a curious absence: coronavirus

Campaign ads continue to focus on the southern border even as pandemic has killed hundreds of AmericansCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the reality of the coronavirus crisis took hold in the US, Donald Trump’s Facebook campaign remained focused on a different “crisis” – the supposed threat of immigrants entering the US through the southern border. Related:
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, US, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020, US Donald Trump


Don’t Worry, America, Jared Kushner Is Going to Save You From COVID-19

Wednesday, during the latest installment of his daily briefings that have become must-see TV, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he spoke with Jared Kushner. You know Kushner—the president’s son-in-law. The president's son-in-law is a member of the president’s COVID-19 taskforce, but he is not a doctor or an elected official. In fact, Jared has no experience handling pandemics, or any medical background whatsoever. Jared Kushner doesn’t know about science or medicine but Cuomo must appeal to hi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, News, White House, New York City, America, Harvard, Middle East, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Peter Dutton, Anthony Fauci, Vanity Fair, Jared


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Facebook's ads business is being hurt by coronavirus — even though the lockdown has caused unprecedented usage. Much of the activity is on unmonetized services, while advertisers are pulling back due to the pandemic. Startup founders say investors are using the coronavirus to renege on term sheets. Founders and other investors described how some VCs were responding to the crisis by lowering valuations and backing away from de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Softbank, Trends, Startup, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Pentagon, Andreessen Horowitz, Louisiana, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Defense Department


Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact

After five days of negotiations, Senate leaders and the Trump administration the White House said early Wednesday morning that Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to help relieve the economic impact of COVID-19. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are done. We have a deal,” White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland told reporters around 1AM, according to the Washington Post. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader ...
Tags: TC, Congress, Senate, White House, Tech, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, John Hopkins University, Alan Rappeport, Washington Post Senate


California scrambles to avoid Covid-19's worst-case scenario: 'It will take a heroic effort'

State has more than 2,500 cases and faces a shortage of protective equipment and hospital beds * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageLeaders in California are scrambling to prepare the state amid a shortage of hospital beds, limited access to masks and ventilators and a patchwork approach to testing, as a surge of cases in New York provides a warning of how quickly the coronavirus crisis could spiral out of control.The number...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, New York, News, California, La, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tesla, Tim Cook, Bill De Blasio, Donald Trump, Santa Clara, Los Angeles Times


Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine By Writing Prescriptions For Themselves and Their Families

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ProPublica: A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and state regulators. Demand for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine surged over the past several days as President Donald Trump promoted them as possible treatments for the coronavirus and online forums buzzed with excitemen...
Tags: Tech, Donald Trump, Reynolds, State Association, Garth Reynolds, Illinois Pharmacists Association


Time for Experts

In this novel crisis, we in media and online need to shift much of our attention away from trying to eradicate disinformation (and how’s that going?) to spend more of our time and resources once again finding and amplifying good information — authoritative information from experts. That is why I am maintaining and immersing myself in my COVID Twitter list of 500 epidemiologists, virologists, physicians, researchers, NGOs, and selected specialist journalists. I have been taking in their c...
Tags: Google, Expertise, Facebook, Publishing, UK, California, Senate, Uncategorized, Journalism, Harvard, Atlantic, Yale, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Boris Johnson


Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

Inman has published more than five dozen stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Wall Street, Listings, Marketing, Radio, Mls, Agent, Rent, Berkshire Hathaway, Evictions, Mortgage, Compass, Stock Market, Market, Donald Trump


Wall Street roars on news of potential stimulus deal, Trump hints at opening economy

Wall Street came roaring back Tuesday with all major indices rising on a potential deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans to approve a new stimulus package and suggestions from President Donald Trump that the economy would reopen sooner rather than later. In a Monday evening press conference from the White House, Trump hinted that emergency orders established to address the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. could be lifted more quickly than most experts recommend. “ It’s going to be  soon,” T...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Tesla, United States, President, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Trump, NYU Langone Medical Center


Economic Shutdown Is Estimated To Save 600,000 American Lives

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: President Donald Trump is considering easing health directives that prevent the spread of the coronavirus in an attempt to contain economic fallout. A new analysis suggests that those measures are helping to save hundreds of thousands of lives. Economists led by Northwestern University's Martin Eichenbaum wrote that keeping social-distancing measures in place before the number of new virus cases declines -- in other words, before a peak in the ...
Tags: Angela Merkel, Tech, Bloomberg, Harvard University, Donald Trump, Northwestern University, Martin Eichenbaum, Marc Lipsitch Read


Ford, GM, Tesla given the ‘go ahead’ to produce ventilators, Trump says

Ford, GM and Tesla have been given the “go ahead” to make ventilators to help alleviate a shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that ended with a challenge to auto executives to show how good their companies are. Ventilators are a critical piece of medical equipment for patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus. COVID-19 attacks the lungs and can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia....
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Ford, United Kingdom, President, Gm, Disease, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Hyperloop


Google’s Coronavirus Website Is Nothing Like Trump Described

Google finally unveiled its coronavirus website today. Yes, that website, the one that President Donald Trump said Google was building that the company had no idea it was building. The website, while a good resource to obtain information on covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is nothing like what…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Here’s a wrap of the main tech-related coronavirus news in the last 24 hours

Much of the world is waking up to a strange new reality. As the coronavirus strain, COVID-19, swept across the planet, today may go down in history as the day when huge numbers of countries were largely united in a global shut-down to address the pandemic. TechCrunch brings you a wrap of the technology world’s response to the virus do far in our own dedicated “COVID-19-updates” coverage. • In Extra Crunch we cover how you should pitch a story in the era of COVID-19. In our main coverage: • Goog...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Fcc, Microsoft, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Tech, Tesla


States Tighten Public Limits; Grim Italy Milestone: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- New York state ordered non-essential workers to stay home, a move followed hours later by neighboring New Jersey and then by Illinois. Italy reported 627 fatalities, the most in one day anywhere, as the death toll in Europe’s epicenter topped 4,000.President Donald Trump banned all non-essential travel from Mexico, exempting commerce. He also deferred student loan payments.The U.K. and the U.S. warned that social distancing may be in place longer than expected. The European Union ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Nbc, Congress, Mexico, France, Singapore, Nigeria, America, Spain, Bloomberg


All Nine Supreme Court Justices Healthy, Spokeswoman Says

(Bloomberg) -- All nine U.S. Supreme Court justices are healthy and took part in a private conference Friday, a spokeswoman said, as the court signaled it was trying to move ahead with its work despite the coronavirus outbreak.The justices didn’t engage in their traditional practice of shaking hands before the regularly scheduled meeting, and “a number” of them participated by phone, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in an email. The pandemic has prompted the justices to postpone the two-week ...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Bloomberg, House, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Oracle Corp, Alphabet Inc, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito


What are the rules wrapping privacy during COVID-19?

In a public health emergency that relies on people keeping an anti-social distance from each other to avoid spreading a highly contagious virus for which humans have no pre-existing immunity governments around the world have been quick to look to technology companies for help. Background tracking is, after all, what many Internet giants’ ad-targeting business models rely on. While, in the US, telcos were recently exposed sharing highly granular location data for commercial ends. Some of these pr...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Uber, Asia, Europe, UK, Fcc, California, White House, China, Germany, Israel, US, Tech, Eu


A week later, Trump’s national coronavirus screening website is still nowhere to be found

Last Friday, President Trump, together with Vice President Pence and White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Brix, announced that we would soon see a new website go up that would be at the core of the government’s testing strategy. This website, which was supposedly being built by 1,700 Google engineers, was meant to help direct people to testing locations and “be very quickly done.” Now, a week later, that site, whether built by Google or not, is still nowhere to be found. Whi...
Tags: Google, TC, White House, Tech, Vice President, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Bay Area, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Google Google, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deborah Brix


Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

The global coronavirus pandemic is unlike any other event that anyone living today has experienced. Since the illness was first detected last year in China to the first weeks of March when it ravaged the U.S. economy, it has sent markets into free fall and forced everyone in the real estate world to adapt at […]
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Stocks rise after mixed day, with tech leading and SaaS outperforming

The wild ride that has been U.S. stock market over the past couple of weeks may be settling down — at least for the moment — from the whiplash-like swings that helped set global markets on edge. The new economic normal that the pandemic has brought to countries across the world seems to be settling on weary investors as the extent of COVID-19 becomes more clear and as proper testing begins to roll out along with massive trillion dollar aid packages. Wall Street responded to reports of possible b...
Tags: TC, California, Wall Street, Tech, Tesla, Companies, United States, Ford, President, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Honda


FDA testing coronavirus treatments including chloroquine, plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn addressed the ongoing work of the agency in terms of its work on potential treatments and vaccines for the COVID-19 coronavirus currently spreading globally. Despite a claim early in Thursday’s White House briefing on the pandemic by President Donald Trump that one proposed treatment, anti-malarial chloroquine, had already been approved by the FDA for COVID-19 treatment, Hahn said that in fact the agency is currently looking at wide-...
Tags: Health, TC, White House, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Food and Drug Administration, Gilead, Hahn, Stephen Hahn, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Remdesivir



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