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Ronaldo and Messi Put Players in England to Shame
Ronaldo and Messi Put Players in England to Shame
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  • 2020-04-07 07:34:13Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- As excuses go, rejecting a pay cut because you want to pay more taxes has to be up there with the best of them. And yet, that's exactly what English soccer's labor union, the Professional Footballers Association, resorted to over the weekend in rebuffing a proposal from the Premier

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive
Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive
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  • 2020-04-07 04:30:08Z

Scores of colleges say they're taking heavy hits as they refund money to students for housing, dining and parking after campuses closed last month. There's widespread fear that an economic downturn will leave many Americans unable to afford tuition, and universities are forecasting steep drop-offs

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson In Intensive Care, Foreign Secretary To Take Charge
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson In Intensive Care, Foreign Secretary To Take Charge 'Where Necessary'
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  • 2020-04-07 03:48:43Z

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is now in intensive care with COVID-19.What Happened The prime minister, age 55, was admitted to hospital yesterday and was expected to stay overnight for routine tests after being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 27. Johnson has now been moved

Sen. Rick Scott wants congressional probe into World Health Organization
Sen. Rick Scott wants congressional probe into World Health Organization's coronavirus response

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, Republican member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, joins Tucker Carlson on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'

China posts drop in coronavirus cases, Wuhan lockdown due to end
China posts drop in coronavirus cases, Wuhan lockdown due to end

Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections, while the central city of Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak, saw no new deaths for the first time. China had 32 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, down from 39 cases a day earlier, the National Health Commission said. Wuhan, capital of central Hubei province, reported only two new confirmed cases in the past 14 days.

Dr. Fauci says America getting back to normal and where it was before the coronavirus crisis
Dr. Fauci says America getting back to normal and where it was before the coronavirus crisis 'might not ever happen' without a vaccine

"If you want to get back to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen in the sense that the threat is there," Fauci said.

How To Get Your Stimulus Check By Direct Deposit
How To Get Your Stimulus Check By Direct Deposit
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  • 2020-04-06 21:37:39Z

As American are still reeling over lost finances during the coronavirus pandemic, the promise of stimulus check payments is keeping many patiently waiting by their mailboxes. Checks are in the process of being mailed or deposited, now, though much about them is still quite unknown. While the process

China Is Winning the Coronavirus Information War
China Is Winning the Coronavirus Information War
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  • 2020-04-06 19:00:00Z

The coronavirus crisis creates a geopolitical opportunity for China, starting with digital currencies, says Teddy Fusaro of Bitwise.

Iran supreme leader approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight coronavirus
Iran supreme leader approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight coronavirus

Iran is the Middle Eastern country worst-affected so far by the coronavirus, with 3,739 deaths and 60,500 people infected as of Monday, official data showed. Shut out of international capital markets and facing a further hit to its finances with the collapse in global oil prices coming on top of U.S. sanctions, Iran is struggling to shield its economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Rouhani said in late March that the government was seeking approval for the withdrawal of the money from the sovereign wealth fund.

Scramble for masks as Italian region orders coronavirus cover-up
Scramble for masks as Italian region orders coronavirus cover-up

Residents in Lombardy, the Italian region worst hit by the coronavirus, have been forced to scrounge scarce protective face masks or to improvise solutions of their own after authorities ordered anyone moving outside to cover their nose and mouth. With protective gear in short supply across the world, the northern region pledged to distribute at least 3 million masks to the public through supermarkets, pharmacists and tobacconists. "We can't find protective masks," Milan resident Giulio Colombo said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the ventilators Elon Musk
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the ventilators Elon Musk's Tesla factories are making won't be done in time to help during the apex of the coronavirus outbreak

Elon Musk has asked Tesla engineers to make ventilators out of car parts, though they will likely take weeks to complete.

Trump is using the states as scapegoats for his coronavirus calamity
Trump is using the states as scapegoats for his coronavirus calamity

One of the defining features of President Trump's management of the COVID-19 outbreak has been his unprecedented willingness to shift the blame and responsibility to the states. Trump has suggested governors should act appreciative if they want the federal government's help, and said the states are the primary line of defense against the disease, while sitting back and watching as they bid against each other for lifesaving equipment.At his coronavirus press briefing Sunday, Trump managed - again - to pick a fight with a Democratic governor. The target this time was Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump...

A Tiger at the Bronx Zoo Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
A Tiger at the Bronx Zoo Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

The tiger was tested for the virus after several of the zoo's lions and tigers started showing signs of respiratory illness

430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced
430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonialike illness to international health officials on New Year's Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China, including nearly 40,000 in the two months after President Donald Trump imposed restrictions on such travel, according to an analysis of data collected in both countries.The bulk of the passengers, who were of multiple nationalities, arrived in January, at airports in Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York; Chicago; Seattle; Newark, New Jersey; and Detroit. Thousands of them flew directly from Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, as American public health...

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Trump's Deadly Weeks Become 21st Century 'Pearl Harbor Moment'

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump warned that deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. will escalate over the next one to two weeks, and could be on par with the number of fatalities seen in world wars."There's going to be a very, very deadly period, unfortunately," Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday.The president said that as the number of deaths peak, "I really believe we probably have never seen anything like these kind of numbers, maybe during the war -- a world war. A World War I or II or something.""The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, it's going to be our 9/11 moment, it's going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives,"...

U.K. Pledges 100,000 Virus Tests a Day as Criticism Intensifies

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock pledged to ramp up coronavirus testing to 100,000 a day -- still less than half the level pledged by his boss -- amid mounting criticism of the government's handling of the crisis.Emerging from a week in isolation after falling sick with the virus himself

'We Didn't Know That Until the Last 24 Hours': Georgia Gov. Says He Just Found Out People Without Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus

While announcing a statewide shelter-in-place order on Wednesday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, said that he had just been informed that asymptomatic individuals could spread the coronavirus.The illness "is now transmitting before people see signs….Those individuals could have been infecting people before they ever felt [symptoms]," Kemp said at a press conference. "We didn't know that until the last 24 hours."It has been widely known for months that the coronavirus can spread through asymptomatic transmission. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidelines for outbreak mitigation regarding asymptomatic...

Life-or-Death Hospital Decisions Come With Threat of Lawsuits
Life-or-Death Hospital Decisions Come With Threat of Lawsuits
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  • 2020-04-02 10:00:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- Doctors and hospitals overwhelmed in the pandemic will have to make their excruciating life-or-death decisions meticulously or they risk being second-guessed by a jury when the onslaught is over.Lawyers who defend health care providers are already giving advice on how their clients can

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says we are ignoring a
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says we are ignoring a 'huge fiscal time bomb' set to detonate when the pandemic subsides

The crisis is not a replay of the Great Recession, Krugman says, adding that there would be a second wave if we don't act forcefully enough now.

Los Angeles mayor tells 4 million to wear masks
Los Angeles mayor tells 4 million to wear masks

The mayor of Los Angeles urged 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they walk out in public, even as state health officials shied away from requiring a coverup. Homemade cloth masks, or even a "tucked-in bandanna," will help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the nation's second-largest city and remind people to practice safe social distancing, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday as he donned a black cloth mask to make his point. Garcetti also said people should only use masks when they are going out to shop for food or perform other essential tasks.

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Clinical Trials Are
Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Clinical Trials Are 'On Track,' White House Task Force's Fauci Says
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  • 2020-04-02 03:33:46Z

The clinical trials of Moderna Inc.'s (NASDAQ: MRNA) novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are "on track," according to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.What Happened Fauci, who is one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

Industry Groups Urge States To Cut Truckers Slack At Travel Plazas
Industry Groups Urge States To Cut Truckers Slack At Travel Plazas
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  • 2020-04-01 20:01:42Z

Cut truck drivers some slack.That's the message from trade groups for the trucking and travel plaza industries, which said Wednesday that critical relief supplies are being delayed because drivers must wait in long lines for carryout food and to use travel plaza facilities in some states.NATSO, which

Bank of America Lets 50,000 Mortgage Borrowers Skip Payments
Bank of America Lets 50,000 Mortgage Borrowers Skip Payments
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  • 2020-04-01 19:04:48Z

(Bloomberg) -- Bank of America said it has agreed to allow 50,000 mortgage customers to defer payments for three months because they've lost income as a result of the pandemic.The borrowers have all kinds of home loans, including some that are not federally backed, said Bill Halldin, a spokesman for

Austrian supermarkets hand out face masks before they become compulsory
Austrian supermarkets hand out face masks before they become compulsory

Austrian supermarkets on Wednesday began handing out basic face masks to largely compliant shoppers before they become compulsory next week, though there remained some confusion about the new measure and uncertainty about its usefulness in fighting the coronavirus. Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday masks would soon be required in supermarkets and possibly later in public places in general, a cultural shift for a country that introduced a ban on face-coverings like Muslim veils 18 months ago in the wake of Europe's migration crisis. Neighboring Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which have far fewer cases, have introduced a more sweeping measure, making face masks...

More Americans could die from coronavirus than those killed in battle during Civil War, White House projection shows
More Americans could die from coronavirus than those killed in battle during Civil War, White House projection shows

New estimates show that the coronavirus fatality rate could surpass the number of Americans killed in battle from several wars combined.

The US Navy is trying to get sailors off the aircraft carrier hit by a coronavirus outbreak, but it is having trouble finding enough beds
The US Navy is trying to get sailors off the aircraft carrier hit by a coronavirus outbreak, but it is having trouble finding enough beds

The acting Navy secretary said the service was trying to get sailors ashore, but the challenge is finding enough beds for the thousands on board.

India manhunt after Islamic gathering becomes virus hotspot
India manhunt after Islamic gathering becomes virus hotspot

A large religious gathering in New Delhi has sparked a manhunt across India for suspected coronavirus cases after being linked to dozens of infections and several deaths. The gathering emerged as one of India's major virus hotspots after thousands flocked to an Islamic religious centre in the Nizamuddin West neighbourhood of Delhi. Some returned home to other states after the gathering, but many remained in the vicinity, saying they were trapped because public transport had been shut down due to the virus.

Dubai to support Emirates airline, closes tourist market to fight coronavirus

Dubai said on Tuesday it would help its state-run Emirates airline overcome the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and enforced a full lockdown on a district famous for its gold and spice markets. The United Arab Emirates, the region's tourism and business hub which includes Dubai, has taken measures

Southwest CEO Seeks Cost Cuts With Airline
Southwest CEO Seeks Cost Cuts With Airline 'Living Day to Day'
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  • 2020-03-31 00:41:59Z

(Bloomberg) -- Southwest Airlines Co. is "in intensive care," its chief executive officer said, urging employees to keep cutting expenses wherever possible as the new coronavirus continues to erode travel.The U.S. discounter is evaluating the $50 billion federal program that will provide loans and cash

A coronavirus patient
A coronavirus patient's phlegm or poop could still have live virus in it even after they recover and test negative, new research suggests

New research raises doubts about whether negative throat swabs are enough to say a patient is coronavirus-free. Doctors may have to sample their poop.

Unemployment could top 32% as 47M workers are laid off amid coronavirus: St. Louis Fed
Unemployment could top 32% as 47M workers are laid off amid coronavirus: St. Louis Fed
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  • 2020-03-30 22:29:02Z

Unemployment could top 32% as 47 million Americans lose their jobs, according to a St. Louis Fed estimate.

Egypt Could Deepen Rate Cuts to Combat Virus, Central Bank Governor Says
Egypt Could Deepen Rate Cuts to Combat Virus, Central Bank Governor Says

(Bloomberg) -- Egypt has scope to further cut interest rates to combat the impact of the coronavirus on an economy that's in good shape after sweeping reforms, the central bank governor said.Tarek Amer's comments came after the central bank on Sunday introduced temporary cash withdrawal restrictions, a step he said was necessary after customers took 30 billion pounds ($1.9 billion) from banks in the past three weeks. The measure, which could be revisited soon, seeks to encourage people to use bank transfers and e-payments."We want to stop putting cash under the mattress," Amer said in an interview aired on local TV.The Arab world's most populous nation, which has reported 609 cases of the...

Trump sounds like he could make a move that would make the coronavirus pandemic even worse
Trump sounds like he could make a move that would make the coronavirus pandemic even worse

Some of Trump's advisors and allies are talking about barring coronavirus fighting equipment from international trade. That could start a trade war.

Pope backs U.N. chief
Pope backs U.N. chief's call for global ceasefire to focus on coronavirus

Pope Francis on Sunday backed a call by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at his weekly blessing, delivered from the official papal library instead of St. Peter's Square because of the lockdown in Italy, Francis specifically mentioned the appeal Guterres made in a virtual news conference on Monday. Saying the disease knows no borders, Francis appealed to everyone to "stop every form of bellicose hostility and to favor the creation of corridors for humanitarian help, diplomatic efforts and attention to those who find themselves in situations of great vulnerability".

'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

Bangladesh, which has reported 48 cases of the virus and five deaths, imposed a lockdown on Tuesday, the same day it confirmed the first case in Cox's Bazar, the coastal district where the Rohingya camps are located. As the coronavirus forces the world's big cities and wealthiest countries into lockdown, a potential humanitarian catastrophe threatens tens of millions of people crowded into refugee camps and makeshift settlements for displaced people from Bangladesh to Syria and across Africa, where healthcare and clean water is often scarce, sanitation is poor, illnesses are rife and social distancing is almost impossible. "God forbid, if the virus gets into the camps, it would have a...

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What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns
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  • 2020-03-28 15:28:32Z

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's "essential" and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Whether it is in Asia, Europe, Africa or the United States, there's general agreement: Health care workers, law enforcement,

Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

(Bloomberg) -- Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine."Right now we have a pinpointed risk," Governor Gina Raimondo

Opinion: Trump isn
Opinion: Trump isn't alone in worrying about closing churches during the pandemic

Christians are debating whether a total shutdown of church services is necessary.

Rhode Island State Police are stopping New Yorkers traveling into the state and advising them to quarantine and register with the National Guard
Rhode Island State Police are stopping New Yorkers traveling into the state and advising them to quarantine and register with the National Guard

Police are pulling over those with New York license plates "due to New York's high rate of the COVID-19 cases" a trooper told Insider.

Airline employees are safe from being laid off for now, but United warns that job cuts may be on the horizon if the coronavirus pandemic rages on for as long as expected
Airline employees are safe from being laid off for now, but United warns that job cuts may be on the horizon if the coronavirus pandemic rages on for as long as expected

"If the recovery is as slow as we fear, it means our airline and our workforce will have to be smaller than it is today," United's CEO said.

Oprah on coronavirus:
Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'

Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home - even if that means longtime partner Stedman Graham has to stay in the guest house. Earlier this week Winfrey posted a video of her talking to Graham as he poked his head outside of the guest house window.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19
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  • 2020-03-27 16:59:20Z

He has mild symptoms and has self-quarantined.

Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed
Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed

A High Court judge rules Ofcom was entitled to fine RT £200,000 for impartiality breaches.

Tips for safe grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic
Tips for safe grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic

Here are six tips to keep your grocery trips safe and efficient.

Tycoons Putin Tapped for Russia Virus Aid Won't Feel Much Pain

(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin sold his plan to raise taxes on dividends paid offshore as a source of funds for helping businesses and employees hurt it by the economic disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.But the levy will start only next year, providing budget revenue in 2022, according

Coronavirus Is Expediting iPhone Makers
Coronavirus Is Expediting iPhone Makers' Plans to Move Beyond China
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  • 2020-03-27 10:43:42Z

(Bloomberg) -- Wistron Corp., one of Apple's manufacturing partners, said this week half its capacity could reside outside China within a year. The declaration underscored how the Asian assemblers that keep the world supplied with iPhones and other gadgets are shifting to a higher gear after the coronavirus

Trump Promises GOP Convention Will Be Held This August
Trump Promises GOP Convention Will Be Held This August

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said that the Republican National Convention would go forward as planned this August even as the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of large-scale events all across the U.S.The Democrats are scheduled to hold their convention, in Milwaukee from July 13 to 16. The Republican convention is to be held from Aug. 24 to 27, and the president told Sean Hannity on Fox News Thursday night that "We're quite a bit later than them, which I think is good."Trump said there was "no way" he would cancel the convention. "It's going to be incredible."He added that by the end of August "we're going to be in a great space," though he did not specify why he thought...

The maker of Coors beer is joining other breweries and distilleries across the country in producing hand sanitizer
The maker of Coors beer is joining other breweries and distilleries across the country in producing hand sanitizer

Coors is ramping up its charitable outreach and pledged $1 million to an organization that helps bartenders and other service industry professionals.

Airlines owe you a refund when they cancel a flight. So why is United balking during coronavirus crisis?
Airlines owe you a refund when they cancel a flight. So why is United balking during coronavirus crisis?

Airlines are supposed to refund flyers' money if they cancel a flight. United has introduced more restrictive policies during the coronavirus crisis.

New York City hospital at
New York City hospital at 'center of this crisis' sees 13 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The deaths occurred Tuesday to Wednesday at the Queens hospital as New York continues to battle COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.


Foxconn will produce ventilators at its controversial Wisconsin plant
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  • 2020-04-08 08:57:38

Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant will be used to produce ventilators with medical device firm Medtronic. Medtronic’s CEO said that Foxconn will be manufacturing ventilators based on its PB-560 design in the next four to six weeks.

How to customize your new Slack interface
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  • 2020-04-08 08:22:29

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It's been a few weeks since Slack introduced ...

Rakuten Mobile's low-cost data plan fully launches in Japan
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  • 2020-04-08 08:04:20

Rakuten Mobile announced the full commercial launch of its low-cost data plan in Japan today. Priced at 2,980 yen (about $27) per month, the plan gives users unlimited calls and data where Rakuten has its own networks. The company also raised the amount of domestic roaming data in response to incre…

Phos, the UK fintech that offers a software-only POS for smartphones, raises €1.3M
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  • 2020-04-08 08:00:37

Phos, the U.K. fintech that offers a software-only PoS so that merchants can accept payments directly on their phones without the need for additional hardware, has raised €1.3 million in funding. The round was led by New Vision 3, an early-stage VC based in Bulgaria (where a part of the Phos team i…

How a nearly fatal accident changed the way I do business
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  • 2020-04-08 08:00:17

We often hear suggestions on living happier, more fulfilling lives. We read them in books, hear them on podcasts, see them online – they’re practical things we know make sense, yet we often go back to our old ways because that’s the grind we know. For me, one bad decision changed my life. And that […]

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?
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  • 2020-04-08 07:57:05

Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? Peter, 71, ...

Tesla cuts wages, furloughs staff, still thinks it'll reopen factory next month
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  • 2020-04-08 06:36:33

Despite going through a will it, won't phase a few weeks ago, Tesla closed its Fremont factory in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, the company is cutting wages, and putting ...

MyBuddy.ai, a virtual tutor for kids learning English, raises $1 million seed round
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  • 2020-04-08 06:31:58

MyBuddy.ai, a startup that develops virtual tools to help kids learn English, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from LETA Capital. The capital will be used to expand into new markets and develop new features including mini-classes about health. The San Francisco-based co…

Don’t believe the hype: Why skepticism is increasingly important for VCs
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  • 2020-04-08 06:00:02

Startups have long lived by the mantra of ‘fake it till you make it’ and many are built on buzzwords and hype. For example, a blockchain startup claiming to use the technology without having an actual blockchain. Or a study last year which revealed that two in five ‘AI startups’ actually have no AI whatsoever. [Read: Darktrace’s co-CEO […]

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn will produce ventilators in its Wisconsin factory
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  • 2020-04-08 05:58:29

Foxconn, Apple's long-term partner for assembling iPhones, said today it'll start manufacturing ventilators in the US hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. The Taiwan-based ...

This photographer is taking lockdown portraits over FaceTime
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  • 2020-04-08 04:18:13

Yorkshire-based photographer Tim Dunk has found a way to keep on taking portraits in isolation: FaceTime. Dunk works with the subjects to find or create good light within their homes, then edits the resulting shots in Lightroom.

Tesla to cut salaries, furlough workers as COVID-19 shutdowns extended to May 4
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  • 2020-04-08 04:17:27

Tesla is suspending production at its U.S. factories until May 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the company to cut pay for salaried employees between 10% and 30% and furlough workers, according to an internal email sent Tuesday night and viewed by TechCrunch. Pay cuts for salaried employee…

Tesla cutting salaries and furloughing workers to ‘manage costs’ during pandemic
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  • 2020-04-08 03:37:06

With its US factories and offices shut down due to the novel coronavirus, Tesla is now cutting full-time employees’ pay through the end of June and placing hourly workers on unpaid leave. It’s the latest sign of economic stress being caused by the pandemic.

Australian startup SafetyCulture nabs $800 million valuation on $35.5 million round
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  • 2020-04-08 02:48:19

SafetyCulture, the Australian enterprise software company that manages security and compliance checks at companies around the world, has raised $35.5 million at an $800 million valuation in its latest round of funding. Nearly half of the new money was meant to provide liquidity to employee sharehol…

Netflix Updates Parental Controls to Remove Content From Searches, Filter by Rating - IGN
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  • 2020-04-08 02:16:22

New ways to stop your damn wiener kids watching Tiger King.

Silicon Valley Bank only started processing stimulus loan applications today
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  • 2020-04-08 01:46:37

In a sign of just how broken the process is for startups looking to receive stimulus dollars, Silicon Valley Bank, the bank that claims “more innovative startups bank with us than any other bank,” only just began processing claims today. “Since the CARES Act and the PPP were annou…

Livongo stock jumps over 10 percent on revised earnings guidance, pointing to digital health boom
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  • 2020-04-08 01:42:49

Livongo Health’s stock jumped over ten percent on a day that saw most exchanges tumble after a day of crazy volatility. The digital diagnostics and therapeutics company is benefiting from booming demand for digital health services as remote medicine takes center stage for beleaguered health c…

Hong Kong fintech startup Neat raises $11 million Series A to give small companies more banking services
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  • 2020-04-08 01:00:21

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, announced today that it has raised a $11 million Series A to help small businesses do cross-border banking. The round was led by Pacific Century Group, with participation from Visa and MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia, and returning investors Dymon Asia Ve…

Expect More (Small) Movies to Bypass Theatrical for Disney Plus - IGN
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  • 2020-04-08 00:30:04

Disney executive chairman Bob Iger says the company will shift more movies initially slated for theatrical release to streaming debuts on Disney+.

Netflix adds PINs to profiles so I can stop freeloaders from screwing up my recommendations
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  • 2020-04-08 00:26:50

Netflix today added a feature that allows you to set a four-digit PIN on your user profile. While the feature was baked into a new set of parental controls and is ostensibly to stop ...

Facebook launches Tuned, a scrapbook messaging app just for couples (with iPhones)
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  • 2020-04-07 23:53:05

Every once in a while, Facebook spits out an idea for an app via its NPE, or New Product Experimentation team. The team was previously responsible for a meme-creation app called Whale ...

Hallucinogenic mushrooms could affect the brain long after its active ingredient leaves the system
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  • 2020-04-07 23:50:35

New research shows that the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, called psilocybin, could affect the brain long after it has left the user’s system. To date, most studies ...

Hallucinogenic mushrooms could affect the brain long after its active ingredient leaves the system
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  • 2020-04-07 23:50:35

New research shows that the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, called psilocybin, could affect the brain long after it has left the user’s system. To date, most studies ...

Phil Spencer Interview Analysis – Unlocked 438 - IGN
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  • 2020-04-07 23:32:31

What we think Phil said without exactly saying it...

Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent
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  • 2020-04-07 23:26:11

Google is rolling out a refreshed UI for its Google Fit apps for iOS, Android, and Wear OS that puts a bigger focus on step tracking. There’s also a new way to track your progress toward your Heart Points goal throughout the week.

New US Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ran a racist, right-wing conspiracy blog
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  • 2020-04-07 23:18:01

I'm about three hours into a deep wallow in new US Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's blog and – spoiler alert – it's a hot mess full of racism, Islamophobia, oddly-placed misogyny, ...

Pixel 4 face unlock finally gains an alertness check
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  • 2020-04-07 23:13:37

The Pixel 4's face unlock will now finally check to make sure you're awake.

Tyto Care raises $50 million as it looks to buy and build new services during COVID-19 demand surge
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  • 2020-04-07 23:00:44

Tyto Care, the provider of a home health diagnostic device and telemedicine consultation app, said it has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Insight Partners, Olive Tree Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures, according to a statement and brings the startup’s total ca…

Restaurant management platform Toast cuts 50% of staff
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  • 2020-04-07 22:51:33

Last valued at $5 billion, restaurant management platform Toast has joined the sweep of startups laying off employees due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toast reduced the size of its staff by 50% through layoffs and furloughs, according to a blog post from Toast’s CEO, Chris…

Best Standing Desk 2020: Adjustable Desks for Work and Play - IGN
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  • 2020-04-07 22:50:59

From low-cost standing desks to high-cost, high-quality, there's a standing desk for everyone's needs.

Latin America Roundup: Grupo ZAP, Grow Mobility, Wavy get acquired; Credijusto adds $100M; Cornershop, iFood brace for delivery boom
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  • 2020-04-07 22:45:36

As the world locks down borders and capital flows to brace for the impact of coronavirus, Brazilian startups continue to attract international attention.

Senator backing anti-crypto bill calls out Zoom’s lack of end-to-end crypto
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  • 2020-04-07 22:40:48

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal dings Zoom for false end-to-end crypto claim.

This low-flying growth equity firm, with payments and logistics bets, just closed a $255 million fund
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  • 2020-04-07 22:24:18

Activant Capital, a seven-year-old, Greenwich, Ct.-based growth equity firm that’s still making a name for itself, has managed to secure $255 million in fresh capital commitments, despite that the U.S. economy appears to be headed into a recession. It’s something of a coup for founder S…

The spacecraft that utterly transformed SpaceX has flown its last mission
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  • 2020-04-07 22:05:22

On Tuesday, the first version of Dragon completed its 20th and final mission.

Sea of Thieves Ships of Fortune free update release date, details
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  • 2020-04-07 21:48:33

Sea of Thieves’ next update, Ships of Fortune, is set to go live on April 22. This new update will overhaul Adventure and Arena with new faction-based content, match changes, and more. New cat cosmetics will also be added to the shop.

Amazon to Suspend Delivery Service That Competes With UPS, FedEx
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  • 2020-04-07 21:48:00

E-commerce giant to halt third-party deliveries to focus on handling the surge in its own customers’ orders

Sony unveils the DualSense, the PlayStation 5's stunning controller
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  • 2020-04-07 21:44:50

This was a perfectly ordinary Tuesday, Sony. The biggest news in gaming was supposed to be the new Animal Crossing update. And here you hit me out of the blue with the new controller ...

Xbox Game Pass new games for April 2020
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  • 2020-04-07 21:41:17

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will soon get access to games like Journey to the Savage Planet and Yakuza Kiwami on Xbox One, and Football Manager 2020 on Windows PC.

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Bar is getting custom widgets and its own store on Windows
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  • 2020-04-07 21:37:27

Microsoft is opening up its Xbox Game Bar for all developers. New custom widgets will be available for the overlay, including ones from XSplit, Razer, and Intel. It’s Microsoft’s chance to become the default overlay for PC gaming.

NASA puts $7M towards long-shot research, from moon mining to solar lenses
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  • 2020-04-07 21:31:59

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program is all about making high-risk, high-reward bets on unique — and sometimes eyebrow-raising — ideas for space exploration and observation. This year’s grants total $7M and include one of the most realistic projects yet. It might even get made! N…

The next PlayStation controller is called DualSense, looks like a cool robot
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  • 2020-04-07 21:29:43

New rumble sensors in the triggers, new light bar placement, USB Type-C, more.

Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity
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  • 2020-04-07 21:22:23

Jack Dorsey announced in a series of tweets today that he is shifting $1 billion in his Square equity to create a fund dedicated to COVID-19 relief. The Twitter and Square CEO is calling the fund Start Small and posting a tally of disbursements and recipients in a public spreadsheet. Dorsey said in…

Jack Dorsey to donate $1 billion to fund COVID-19 relief and other charities
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  • 2020-04-07 21:21:43

Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is donating $1 billion, or nearly one-third of his net worth, to his Smart Small fund to help with COVID-19 relief. After that, the fund will shift its focus toward funding initiatives in women’s health and education and in supporting universal basic income experiments.

Verizon canceling FiOS installs and telling customers to wait a few months
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  • 2020-04-07 21:19:36

Verizon sows confusion, says November install dates are just "placeholders."

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is re-adding famous abilities
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  • 2020-04-07 21:19:14

World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, will give players the ability to equip a wider variety of skills and abilities. Some of these abilities return from past expansions, like the Warrior’s Shattering Throw.

As hospitals harden visitation rules, parents turn to FaceTime to see their newborns
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  • 2020-04-07 21:15:28

FaceTime isn’t generally considered a specialized medical tool, yet that’s just what it’s become to some hospitals. As medical facilities test their breaking points under the ...

Obsidian’s survival game, Grounded, enters early access on July 28
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  • 2020-04-07 21:14:54

Grounded, the survival adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment, will be released into Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Steam Early Access on July 28. A new trailer was also revealed during April’s Inside Xbox event.

Chris Hemsworth stars as a ruthless mercenary in trailer for Extraction
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  • 2020-04-07 21:06:11

The Russo Bothers produced the action-thriller hitting Netflix later this month.

What you should know about Jack Dorsey’s surprising $1 billion commitment to charity
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  • 2020-04-07 21:05:59

The Twitter founder is making an unexpected and important philanthropic push in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Announcing the Compose Specification - Docker Blog
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  • 2020-04-07 20:56:10

Docker is pleased to announce that we have created a new open community to develop the Compose Specification.

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