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WeWork Skips Rent Payments as Coronavirus Hits Revenue


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:01:00 -0400

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The shared-office provider has stopped paying rent at some U.S. locations, in the latest sign that the co-working company is aggressively trying to cut costs as the pandemic adds to its troubles.

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Airbnb's Coronavirus Crisis: Burning Cash, Angry Hosts and an Uncertain Future


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:11:00 -0400

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With travel nearly at a standstill, the home-sharing giant is facing increasing losses and doubts about its planned public listing.

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Airbnb Paying More Than 10% Interest on $1 Billion Financing


Created: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:22:00 -0400

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Airbnb Inc. agreed to pay its new investors interest at a rate of more than 10%, and to strengthen its leadership, in return for the $1 billion in additional funding announced Monday, according to people familiar with the matter

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Tesla Cuts Salaries, Furloughs Workers Amid Coronavirus Crisis


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:53:00 -0400

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The electric-car maker is furloughing workers and cutting salaried employees’ pay more than two weeks after it was forced to shut down production of its lone U.S. car-assembly plant.

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iPhone Can't Recognize You With a Mask On? Here's What to Do About It


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:10:00 -0400

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The coronavirus pandemic means we must wear masks, which makes unlocking our smartphones more difficult. There are hacked solutions, but the best advice is from medical pros who have dealt with this for years.

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U.S. Allows Google Internet Project to Advance Only if Hong Kong Is Cut Out


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:22:00 -0400

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U.S. officials granted Google permission to turn on a high-speed internet link to Taiwan but not to the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, citing national-security concerns in a ruling that underscores fraying ties between Washington and Beijing.

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Instagram Draws Surge in Offers of Masks With Potential Risks


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:02:00 -0400

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Thousands of accounts are hawking medical face masks that could be fraudulent, according to a research report, a sign that Facebook is struggling to prevent users from taking advantage of the pandemic.

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Disney+ Tops 50 Million Paid Subscribers Globally


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:43:00 -0400

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Walt Disney Co. reported more than 50 million paid subscribers world-wide for its Disney+ service some five months after its launch in the highly competitive streaming-platform market.

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Hacking Groups Hunt Pandemic Opportunities, Warn U.S., British Officials


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:28:00 -0400

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Cybercriminals and sophisticated hacking groups tied to foreign adversaries are increasingly tying to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to target individuals and organizations, U.S. and British authorities said.

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Amazon to Suspend Delivery Service That Competes With UPS, FedEx


Created: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:43:00 -0400

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Amazon.com will halt a delivery service for non-Amazon packages, according to people familiar with the matter, as it re-evaluates the nascent offering that competes directly with FedEx and UPS.

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Facebook's WhatsApp Battles Coronavirus Misinformation


Created: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:54:00 -0400

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Users’ ability to forward content on its encrypted messaging platform is being limited, as misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic proliferates on the service in its biggest market, India.

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Zoom CEO: 'I Really Messed Up' on Video Platform's Security


Created: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:12:00 -0400

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The software’s rapid transformation from a business tool into a lifeline for countless homebound users has attracted trolls and hackers as well as scrutiny from privacy experts that the company is now racing to address.

Read more: Zoom CEO: 'I Really Messed Up' on Video Platform's Security


Digital-Media Upstarts Cut Costs as Coronavirus Wipes Out Advertising


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:11:00 -0400

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Many digital-media companies began 2020 predicting this would be the year they would cross the goal line of profitability. Then the new coronavirus struck.

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Facebook's Road to Redemption Runs Straight Down Main Street


Created: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 16:24:00 -0400

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The company is responding to the coronavirus crisis by developing digital tools and a $100 million rescue fund to help the small businesses that depend on the social network.

Read more: Facebook's Road to Redemption Runs Straight Down Main Street


Coronavirus Sets Up Accelerated Push to Cloud for Cybersecurity Industry


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:06:00 -0400

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As the coronavirus pandemic shutters offices and batters the economy, experts say the largest-ever remote work experiment could supercharge the cybersecurity industry’s shift to cloud services.

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U.S. and Europe Look to Track People to Slow Spread of Coronavirus


Created: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:31:00 -0400

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Western governments aiming to relax restrictions on movement are turning to unprecedented surveillance to track people infected with the new coronavirus and those with whom they have been in contact.

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German Industrial Firms Plan to Build Private 5G Networks


Created: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:49:00 -0400

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More than 30 car manufacturers, chemical companies and others are moving toward creating their own private 5G networks, a move they say will improve cybersecurity.

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How Enforcers Curtailed a Robocall Scam


Created: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 07:00:00 -0400

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A telecom-industry task force has said it recently identified and cut off a barrage of coronavirus-related calls it suspected were bogus.

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In a Pandemic, a New Worry: Touching the Payment Screen


Created: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 07:44:00 -0400

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As coronavirus spreads, people are worried that signing payment screens at store checkouts could make them sick. According to the card networks, they shouldn’t have to sign anyway.

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ICUs Leverage Remote Doctors and Telemedicine to Manage Coronavirus Deluge


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0400

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Hospitals fast-track old and new remote technology to help care for a flood of critically ill Covid-19 patients—and protect on-site health-care workers.

Read more: ICUs Leverage Remote Doctors and Telemedicine to Manage Coronavirus Deluge

 
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