Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

March 27, 2020 at 09:01AM Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and other gig workers who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic would get some relief under the proposed new $2 trillion federal rescue package. Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package…

‘It’s like a remote sleepover’: my week meeting quarantined strangers

March 27, 2020 at 07:00AM The Quarantine Chat app pairs users by phone with strangers around the world in some degree of isolation, a one-on-one human connection in a time of chaos Coronavirus – latest US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Just before everything changed, one week ago, I was outContinue reading “‘It’s like a remote sleepover’: my week meeting quarantined strangers”

It’s Friday night as Britons head to the pub, theatre or a gig … online

March 27, 2020 at 06:00AM From Alicia Keys to DJ Khaled, Frankie Boyle to Daniel Sloss, live streams and video-sharing launch the lockdown weekend Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Virtual pubs, comedy clubs, quiz nights and concerts will be among the attractions as a frazzled UK attempts to shake off, howeverContinue reading “It’s Friday night as Britons head to the pub, theatre or a gig … online”

Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation

March 27, 2020 at 01:55AM Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs and communications, says the company will work to remove coronavirus-related information that has the potential to cause physical harm. Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation…

Report coronavirus ‘quack cures’ immediately, says UK government

March 27, 2020 at 12:00AM People urged to inform social media firms if they see falsehoods shared online Coronavirus – live updates See all our coronavirus coverage “Dangerous quack cures” for the coronavirus being shared online should be reported to social media companies immediately, the government has said. Lemon juice, liquid silver and hot waterContinue reading “Report coronavirus ‘quack cures’ immediately, says UK government”

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

March 26, 2020 at 08:17PM Districts are scrambling to get remote learning lessons in place. But over half of students live near the poverty line, 14% have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find Internet access. The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One…

FBI promotes fitness app amid coronavirus lockdown, prompting privacy warnings

March 26, 2020 at 06:55PM ‘Looking to get ripped while ceding your location data to the FBI?,’ advocacy group comments FBI promotes fitness app amid coronavirus lockdown, prompting privacy warnings … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: FBI promotes fitness app amid coronavirus lockdown, prompting privacy warnings

From vacuum cleaners to ventilators: Can Dyson make the leap?

March 26, 2020 at 06:01PM The firm has no medical expertise, but it does have some relevant experience Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Since the engineering firm Dyson unveiled a prototype ventilator it said could help prepare the NHS for a surge in Covid-19 patients, there has been scepticism about itsContinue reading “From vacuum cleaners to ventilators: Can Dyson make the leap?”

Hundreds of thousands sign up their computers to fight against coronavirus, creating vast collaborative research project

March 26, 2020 at 05:28PM Project is working ten times faster than the world’s most powerful supercomputer Hundreds of thousands sign up their computers to fight against coronavirus, creating vast collaborative research project … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hundreds of thousands sign up their computers to fight against coronavirus, creating vast collaborative research project

Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments

March 26, 2020 at 05:24PM Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are the landlords. Amidst the Coronavirus economic crisis, startups need a break from paying rent. They’re in a cash crunch. Revenue has stopped flowing in, capital markets like venture debt are hesitant, and startups and small-to-medium sized businessesf are at risk of either having to layContinue reading “Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments”

Salesforce’s Benioff pledges no ‘significant’ layoffs for 90 days

March 26, 2020 at 04:53PM In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff outlined an eight-step plan to keep people safe and find treatments and a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, all while working to find a way to get people back to work safely. He also asked that all CEOs take aContinue reading “Salesforce’s Benioff pledges no ‘significant’ layoffs for 90 days”

iPhone 12 release date could be delayed by months due to coronavirus, reports say

March 26, 2020 at 10:35AM Apple usually launches new handset in September iPhone 12 release date could be delayed by months due to coronavirus, reports say … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: iPhone 12 release date could be delayed by months due to coronavirus, reports say

Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks

March 26, 2020 at 04:09PM Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and edge computing, Affirmed looks like the ideal acquisition target for a large cloud provider looking to get deeper into the telco business.Continue reading “Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks”

Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams

March 26, 2020 at 03:39PM CRM has for years been primarily a story of software to manage customer contacts, data to help agents do their jobs, and tools to manage incoming requests and outreach strategies. Now to add to that we’re starting to see a new theme: apps to help agents track how they workContinue reading “Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams”

PlayStation to slow downloads in the US to protect internet amid coronavirus lockdown

March 26, 2020 at 03:17PM Sony will throttle game downloads in the US in an attempt to protect the internet. PlayStation to slow downloads in the US to protect internet amid coronavirus lockdown … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: PlayStation to slow downloads in the US to protect internet amid coronavirus lockdown

Yaguara nabs $7.2M seed to help e-commerce companies understand customers better

March 26, 2020 at 02:47PM Yaguara, a Denver-based startup that wants to help e-commerce companies understand their customers better to deliver more meaningful experiences, announced a $7.2 million seed investment today. The round was led by Foundation Capital with participation from Gradient Ventures, Rainfall Ventures and Zelkova. It also had help from some e-commerce heavyContinue reading “Yaguara nabs $7.2M seed to help e-commerce companies understand customers better”

More Telework Also Means More Porn — And That’s Good News For Hackers

March 26, 2020 at 02:00PM Working from home can make employees more vulnerable to hackers — especially if they’re browsing websites they wouldn’t visit when the boss is watching. More Telework Also Means More Porn — And That’s Good News For Hackers…

Coronavirus: WhatsApp news service from WHO offers life-saving advice to billions of users

March 26, 2020 at 02:19PM Chatbot offers advice such as, ‘Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the coronavirus’ Coronavirus: WhatsApp news service from WHO offers life-saving advice to billions of users … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: WhatsApp news service from WHO offers life-saving advice to billions of users

‘The perfect time to start’: how book clubs are enduring and flourishing during Covid-19

March 26, 2020 at 01:45PM As the world goes into lockdown, reading groups are moving to Zoom, Twitter and Instagram to bring readers together • Scroll down for a list of book clubs you can join My book club was the first to concede defeat. Before my gym, hair salon and therapist accepted that thereContinue reading “‘The perfect time to start’: how book clubs are enduring and flourishing during Covid-19”

How to watch films with friends online under coronavirus lockdown

March 26, 2020 at 11:55AM New generation of apps make social distancing more social How to watch films with friends online under coronavirus lockdown … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: How to watch films with friends online under coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram

March 26, 2020 at 08:47AM Social network has attempted to direct users to authoritative guidance instead of misleading information Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram

What’s the best tablet for video calling grandma?

March 26, 2020 at 08:00AM Chris needs a tablet or video-calling device for his grandma’s Covid-19 isolation. What are the options? I want to get my grandma a tablet for easy video calling. She is elderly and needs to self-isolate, and she is already quite isolated after the recent death of her husband. I amContinue reading “What’s the best tablet for video calling grandma?”

Zoom: Video chat used by Boris Johnson for cabinet meetings and offices across world dropped by Ministry of Defence over security concerns

March 26, 2020 at 08:04AM The Ministry of Defence is reportedly discouraging use of the video chat app Zoom over concerns about its security. Zoom: Video chat used by Boris Johnson for cabinet meetings and offices across world dropped by Ministry of Defence over security concerns … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Zoom: Video chatContinue reading “Zoom: Video chat used by Boris Johnson for cabinet meetings and offices across world dropped by Ministry of Defence over security concerns”