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U.S. Apple Stores to Remain Closed Until Early May

Apple today informed employees that its Apple retail stores in the United States will remain closed until early May, and Apple employees will continue to work from home until then. In a memo to employees, excerpts of which were shared by Bloomberg, Apple's retail chief Deirdre O'Brien said that Apple is "continuing to monitor local conditions for every Apple facility on a daily basis" and that reopening decisions will be made on after "thorough, thoughtful reviews and the latest guidance from...
Tags: Apple, Featured, China, United States, Apple Store, Apple Retail, Santa Clara County, Apple Stores, Bloomberg Apple, Deirdre O Brien, Apple Park Infinite Loop, Brien Apple, U S Apple Stores


iPhone 8 Screen Protector Updated With 'iPhone SE' Compatibility on Apple's Online Store

Another clue has surfaced to suggest that Apple's rumored lower-cost iPhone SE successor will likely be released soon. Earlier today, a product listing for a Belkin screen protector on Apple's online store was updated to reflect compatibility with not only the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, but also the iPhone SE. Given the original iPhone SE was a 4-inch device, and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are 4.7-inch devices, this is likely a reference to the rumored 2020 model of the iPhone SE. The product lis...
Tags: Apple, United States, Belkin, iPhone SE, Gijs Van Laer, Aaron Zollo


Using AI responsibly to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is president of Going Global Ventures, an advisor at Boston Consulting Group, a digital fellow at IPsoft and a leading global AI expert and digital cognitive strategist and venture capitalist. More posts by this contributor The American AI Initiative: A good first step, of many Irakli Beridze Contributor ...
Tags: Security, Column, Hong Kong, Europe, Privacy, Government, China, Time, Tech, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Pandora, Thailand, United States


Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large US study of hydroxychloroquine’s ability to prevent COVID-19

Despite false assertions by the president to the contrary, any potential treatments to counter or prevent COVID-19 are still only at the stage of early investigations, which include one-off treatment with special individual case authorizations, and small-scale clinical examinations. Nothing so far has approached the level of scrutiny needed to actually say anything definitively about their actual ability to treat COVID-19 or the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it, but the first large-scale U.S. cli...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, France, White House, China, US, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Disease, Fda, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Henry Ford


Pinterest CEO and a team of leading scientists launch a self-reporting COVID-19 tracking app

There have been a few scattered efforts to leverage crowd-sourced self-reporting of symptoms as a way to potentially predict and chart the progress of COVID-19 across the U.S., and around the world. A new effort looks like the most comprehensive, well-organized and credibly backed yet — and it has been developed in part by Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann. Silbermann and a team from Pinterest enlisted the help of high school friend, and CRISPR gene-editing pioneer / MIT and Harvard...
Tags: Health, Android, TC, Apps, Crowdsourcing, Pinterest, Biology, Stanford, America, Tech, Mit, Harvard, United States, Photo Sharing, Cornell, Operating Systems


HBO makes some top shows, movies, and documentaries free to stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO

Giving people even more of a reason to stay home and follow the social distancing measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the US, HBO said it would be making 500 hours of programming free to stream over HBO NOW and HBO Go without a subscription starting Friday, April 3. Shows that audiences can stream include some of the best television shows ever made like The Sopranos and The Wire, and other very good HBO shows like Veep and Six Feet Under. Movie titles like Pokémon Detective...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Television, Love, US, Tech, United States, Stupid, Crazy, Silicon Valley, Warner Bros, Adnan Syed, Jane Fonda, Hbo Now, Commonwealth, The Wire


Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large U.S. study of hydroxychloroquine’s ability to prevent COVID-19

Despite false assertions by the President to the contrary, any potential treatments to counter or prevent COVID-19 are still only at the stage of early investigations, which include one-off treatment with special individual case authorizations, and small-scale clinical examinations. Nothing so far has approached the level of scrutiny needed to actually say anything definitively about their actual ability to treat COVID-19 or the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it, but the first large-scale U.S. cli...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, France, White House, China, Tech, United States, President, Healthcare, Disease, Fda, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Henry Ford


Lending startups are angling for new business from the COVID-19 bailout

As the largest federal stimulus package in the history of the United States, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, injects a planned $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy, fintech startups are angling to get a seat at the table when it comes to distributing the cash. “In the last crisis, banks stepped away from the kinds of lending that our members do,” says Scott Stewart, the head of the Innovative Lending Platform Association. “The bank process [for lending] is quite lengthy....
Tags: Startups, TC, Congress, Tech, United States, Financial Services, Fintech, Kabbage, Financial Technology, Bluevine, Stewart, Online Lending, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, SBA, Scott Stewart


Disney+ beat Netflix in recent US downloads (report)

Netflix may still dominate global streaming, but Disney+ has made a huge splash in the United States, where it launched in November. That much was pretty clear already, and other reports have already suggested that Disney+ was the most downloaded app and biggest search trend in the United States last year. Now a new report from mobile intelligence company Apptopia and competitive engagement platform Braze suggests that Disney’s streaming service has continued its spectacular success into 2020...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Morty, Rick, The Walt Disney Company


Dolly Parton Will Read Bedtime Stories to You Every Week

Used to be that Dolly Parton was relegated to the country music community--well loved, adored, but hemmed in by her genre. Certainly Gen X’ers like myself didn’t take her too seriously, and having a theme park named after you in Tennessee? Not too cool. Yet, as we have wandered back into the wretched, burning plains of modern life and found that, yes, Mister Rogers was a good person all along, we have also made space for Dolly Parton. She is a good person, and she is also therefore a Goo...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, College, United States, Tennessee, Dolly Parton, Republic Of Ireland, David Bowie, Rogers, Facebook Twitter, Parton, Dolly, KCRW, Canada Australia, Ted Mills


Forward launches ‘Forward At Home’ primary care service to address COVID-19 healthcare crunch

The global coronavirus pandemic has already caused a tremendous strain on healthcare resources around the world, and it’s leading to a shift in how healthcare is offered. Startup Forward, which debuted in 2016 and has since expanded its tech-focused primary care medical practice to locations in major cities across the U.S., is launching a new initiative called ‘Forward At Home’ that reflects those changes and adapts its care model accordingly. Forward’s primary differentiator is its focus on ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Startups, TC, Cdc, China, Articles, Tesla, Ceo, United States, Healthcare, Biotech, Telemedicine, Aoun, Telehealth


What Marketers Need to Know About TikTok

Key Takeaways TikTok is a bite-sized social video platform that allows users to create, share, and edit videos with built-in tools that make it easy for anyone to add music or special effectsAlmost half of the users on TikTok are between the ages of 16-24 Brands seeing success on the platform are authentic in the content they are creatingTikTok has 5 ad units which have large minimum spends; however, their self-serve platform is in Beta What is TikTok? TikTok is a bite-sized ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Rihanna, La, China, US, Seo, Snapchat, Beijing, United States, Tsa, Ftc, Terms Of Service, Social Media Agency, Social Media Strategy


Apple Partners With Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Others to Launch America's Food Fund

Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the Ford Foundation have partnered to launch America's Food Fund, an initiative aimed at helping to ensure that all people have reliable access to food in the United States. The initiative is being hosted by fundraising platform GoFundMe and will benefit the non-profit hunger-relief organizations World Central Kitchen and Feeding America. Apple, Powell Jobs, DiCaprio, and the Ford Foundation have donated a combined $12 million to kickstart th...
Tags: Apple, America, United States, Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, Jose Andres, Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Laurene Powell Jobs Leonardo DiCaprio, Launch America s Food Fund, Claire Babineaux Fontenot, America s Food Fund


Woman accused of running over Holocaust survivor in San Fernando Valley has led a tabloid life

Who is Joyce Bernann McKinney? To the family of 91-year-old Gennady Bolotsky, McKinney is a 69-year-old woman accused of running over and killing the Holocaust survivor from Ukraine with her truck as he walked his dog in the San Fernando Valley last summer. To the Los Angeles County mental-health system, she’s the patient it received after a judge ruled her mentally incompetent to stand trial. British tabloid readers of the 1970s, well, to them McKinney was a former Miss Wyoming, the woman behin...
Tags: Google, Utah, Hollywood, London, News, Germany, Office, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, United States, Wyoming, New York Times, Mormon, Pizza Hut, Salt Lake City


Teardown of Huawei Flagship Phone Finds US Parts Despite Blacklisting

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Huawei is still using components made by U.S. companies in its newest flagship smartphone, a Financial Times teardown has found, despite the U.S. all but blacklisting the Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer. The teardown was done by XYZone, a Shenzhen-based company that disassembles smartphones and identifies the suppliers of their components. The biggest surprise was that some parts from U.S. companies were still ending up in the newest...
Tags: South Korea, US, Samsung, Tech, United States, Huawei, Financial Times, Shenzhen, Department of Commerce, U S Commerce Department, Micron Micron, Qualcomm Skyworks


Apple's Orders for iPhone 12 Components Complicated by Unclear Consumer Demand

Amid the ongoing pandemic in the United States and other countries, Apple is continuing to forge ahead with work on its upcoming iPhone 12 devices, which are expected to feature 5G connectivity, new 3D cameras, and other features. With travel restrictions to China, Apple is experiencing difficulties preparing for its new devices and placing orders for components, according to The Wall Street Journal, and one factor Apple is dealing with includes predicting consumer demand. Apple's new iPhone...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, United States, TSMC, Wall Street Journal, Apple Inc, Susquehanna, China Apple, Information Apple, Mehdi Hosseini, Iphone 12


Apple Providing Subsidies to Authorized Service Providers That Offer Repairs on Pickup and Drop-Off Basis

In an effort to encourage social distancing, Apple has indicated that it will provide subsidies to Apple Authorized Service Providers that offer product repairs on a pickup and drop-off basis in the United States and Canada. In an internal memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors, Apple said it will provide $20 for each iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Beats repair and $25 for each Mac repair that is completed on a pickup and drop-off basis. Apple stressed that ...
Tags: Apple, China, Canada, United States, MacRumors Apple, Apple Stores, AASP, Apple Authorized Service Providers


Olive, a startup developing an automation tool for healthcare administration, raises $51 million

Time is money as the old adage goes, and this is doubly true in healthcare systems operating with thin margins now made even thinner thanks to the loss of revenue caused by a freeze on elective procedures. Stepping in with a technology that automates much of the time-consuming backend processes hospitals and healthcare providers need to keep up with is Olive, a startup out of Columbus, Ohio. The company, which counts over 500 hospitals representing some of the largest healthcare providers in the...
Tags: TC, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Ohio, Columbus, General Catalyst, Electronic Health Records, COLUMBUS Ohio, Ascension Ventures, Drive Capital, Mission Health, Sean Lane, Ron Paulus, Ronald A Paulus


Apple's Pandemic Recovery Donation to China More Than Doubles to $7 Million

Apple has more than doubled its donation to China's virus recovery efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Chinese social networking site Weibo today (via Reuters). Apple has now donated more than 50 million yuan ($7 million) to the country, which will be used to support long-term public health recovery efforts.China has shown incredible spirit and resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak and we are grateful to our teams, partners and customers for their support during these challenging times...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Cook, China, United States, Tim Cook, Weibo, Hubei, Reuters Apple, Apple Stores, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Lei Shen Shan


Apple was founded in a garage on this day in 1976. Now the Apple Museum is building its very own replica.

The Apple Museum has revealed plans to open a replica of Steve Jobs' garage – complete with an augmented reality guide.  Founded in 2016, hundreds of people descend on museum's private collection in Prague, the Czech Republic, every day.  The exhibition has become a hotspot for European entrepreneurs and families curious to learn about the history of Apple.  Business Insider got an inside look at the museum chronicling almost 50 years of Apple, which has been forced to close temporarily due to...
Tags: Apple, Europe, California, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Syria, Prague, United States, Pablo Picasso, Banksy, Calais, Steve, Apple Museum, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak


What authority should government have over our actions?

In classical liberal philosophy, voluntary action says the scope of legitimate government authority is extremely narrow.While not all classical liberals agree on immigration policy, the question remains: What right does a government have to stop someone from moving to another country should they so choose?As an immigrant, himself, Georgetown University professor Peter Jaworski invites us to consider the freest countries in the world and examine the economic freedom and civil liberties their citi...
Tags: Democracy, Government, Future, Immigration, Society, Compassion, History, Choice, Peace, United States, Innovation, Refugees, Global development, Georgetown University, Global Issues, Peter Jaworski


United States: New PTAB Ground Or Just Supporting Evidence? - Ropes & Gray LLP

Recently, the Federal Circuit in Philips v. Google (here) explained that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) may only institute trial on grounds presented in a trial petition.
Tags: Google, News, United States, Patent Trial Appeal Board PTAB, Gray LLP, Federal Circuit in Philips


Stocks post worst quarter since 2008 financial crisis

The first quarter of 2020 ended with a whimper  — with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ posting their worst quarter in decades — as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty and volatility across all major stock market indices. At the beginning of the quarter, we were still basking in a decade-long bull market. The global pandemic, and the economic havoc it caused, put an end to those halcyon days. All major American indices dropped into bear-market territory March...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Europe, Finance, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, SaaS, Earnings, Federal Reserve, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Bessemer, Stonks, COVID-19


Apple to Continue Paying Contract Workers While Campuses Are Shuttered

Contract workers at Apple's Silicon Valley campuses will continue to be paid their normal wages while Santa Clara County's shelter in place order is in effect, an Apple spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal today. The announcement was a departure from Apple's original plans. Over the last few days, hundreds of contract workers were told that their jobs would be suspended without pay, but Apple appears to have reversed course on that decision. Apple's contract workers include janitors, bu...
Tags: Apple, China, United States, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Santa Clara County, Kristin Huguet, Apple Park, Hallcon Corp, Bay Area Apple, Patricia Cortez


Apple is reportedly worried that people won't have the money to buy new iPhones this year, and it's an ominous sign of what's to come for people's finances (AAPL)

Apple may be considering delaying the iPhone 12's launch because it's concerned that consumer demand for smartphone upgrades may be low following the coronavirus outbreak and economic fallout. That's according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, which was published last week. Apple's reliance on China means it's likely been bracing for a worst-case scenario far earlier than most, and its moves have largely preempted broader changes and developments. The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple's bi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, California, China, US, Samsung, Trends, United States, Italy, Korea, Illinois, Aapl, Reuters, Nikkei Asian Review, Greater China


Venture capital isn’t escaping the downward spiral of the global economy

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This morning we’re looking at what venture capitalists got up to in the first quarter of the year and how they are really responding to the current global crisis. It’s easy to find mixed signals on Twitter, with some VCs noting that they have slowed their investing cadence or tightened criteria as the markets shed value. Others claim to be as active as before. Founders are repor...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, COVID-19


Bay Area effort to feed hospital workers partners with Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen

An effort I’ve been following in the Bay Area to deliver meals to front-line hospital clinicians dealing with the results of COVID-19 is announcing a big new partnership today that should give it a national stage. Frontline Foods is partnering up with World Central Kitchen to scale up its ad-hoc efforts across the US. World Central Kitchen is a not-for-profit organization founded by chef José Andrés in 2010 that has made headlines over and over again as it has provided food and disaster relief i...
Tags: Google, Food, TC, Chef, Japan, Australia, California, Restaurants, US, Tech, Canada, United States, Google Docs, Food And Drink, Chefs, Oakland


Damon Motorcycles makes acquisition, raises $3M and extends pre-orders

EV startup Damon Motorcycles has acquired the IP of Mission Motors, raised $3 million in funding and announced a special production run of its debut model. The Vancouver-based venture unveiled the 200 mph Hypersport in January and began taking pre-orders for the e-moto, with a base price of $24,995. Damon has positioned its EV entry as an ultra-fast, smart and safe motorcycle. In addition to its go-straight-to-jail top-speed, the Hypersport boasts 200 miles of highway range, 147 ft-lbs of torque...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Jay Leno, California, Cdc, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Ceo, IP, Canada, United States, Motorcycles, Italy


D-Wave gives anyone working on responses to the COVID-19 free cloud access to its quantum computers

D-Wave, the Canadian quantum computing company, today announced that it is giving anyone who is working on responses to the COVID-19 free access to its Leap 2 quantum computing cloud service. The offer isn’t only valid to those focusing on new drugs but open to any research or team working on any aspect of how to solve the current crisis, be that logistics, modeling the spread of the virus or working on novel diagnostics. One thing that makes the D-Wave program unique is that the company also ma...
Tags: TC, Europe, Japan, Knowledge, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Canada, United States, Volkswagen, Sigma, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Tohoku University, Baratz, Canada Japan


How to Get the Most out of Your Remote Teams [Infographic]

Not that long ago the idea of a team working entirely remote was a considered a logistical nightmare. Monitoring projects, exchanging data and resources or sharing those resources in real time was only possible in the most basic forms. The reverse is the case today, entire teams and in some cases organizations work remotely from different parts of the world. Today, a business of any size can share employees, software, research tools and more through the internet. And they are able to communicat...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Work From Home, Freelancing, Business, Tools, Microsoft, Southeast Asia, Social Media, United States, Canva, Skype, Outsourcing, Increasing Productivity, Google Suite, Mallee Blue Media



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