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WhatsApp tightens limits on message forwarding to counter coronavirus misinformation

WhatsApp is trying to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus misinformation by placing new limits on the number of times a forwarded message can be shared simultaneously.


Coronavirus lockdown could give online education a lasting boost in India

Indian children are using more education apps, as schools close in its nationwide lockdown.


Samsung says it eked out a profit rise before the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic hit

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, eked out a rise in profit last quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to disrupt supply chains and cripple global demand.


Verizon stops in-home internet repairs and installations except for emergencies

Verizon is cutting back on in-home technician visits for internet service installations and repairs to slow the spread of coronavirus.


WeWork sues SoftBank for bailing on $3 billion share buyout agreed to in October

WeWork is suing SoftBank for abandoning a $3 billion share buyout, accusing the Japanese company of inventing reasons to back out of the plan, as financial losses mount and the Covid-19 pandemic worsens.


Amazon halts its shipping service that competed with UPS and FedEx

Amazon is halting its third-party shipping service in the United States, which competed with FedEx and UPS, the company said Wednesday.



People are luring Instacart shoppers with big tips -- and then changing them to zero

In late March, Instacart worker Annaliisa Arambula accepted a grocery order that came with a big tip: $55. The store was just down the street, everything the customer wanted was available, and the order seemed to go off without a hitch.



Boeing will redo bungled test flight of its Starliner spacecraft

Boeing said it will repeat a test flight of its Starliner spacecraft after several major issues plagued its first attempt. The decision casts more uncertainty on when Starliner can be used to begin carrying NASA astronauts into orbit a milestone that's already years overdue.


Jack Dorsey sets aside $1 billion for charity. His initial focus: coronavirus relief efforts

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he's dedicating more than a quarter of his wealth to a new fund for charitable causes, with the immediate focus on coronavirus relief efforts.


5G and Wi-Fi 6 will improve your WFH experience

In a matter of weeks, much of the world has shifted to working or attending school from home in to slow the spread of coronavirus.



Airbnb hosts struggle to pay the bills as the pandemic sparks mass cancellations

Jeff Martin was enjoying a vacation with his wife Joleen in Mexico in mid-March when they woke up one morning to an onslaught of cancellations to their various Airbnb properties.


Amazon says it may fire workers who violate social distancing guidelines

Amazon said it may begin firing employees who "intentionally violate" the company's social distancing guidelines, despite complaints from workers who say the demands of their job make it impossible to comply with the policy.


As hospitals enforce strict rules, parents are using FaceTime to see their newborns

When Shelby Law gave birth to her baby seven weeks early in late March, she and her husband freely visited their newborn in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Sony unveils its new PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense

Sony revealed more details about its new PlayStation 5 controller on Tuesday and said that it's starting to ship the controller to game developers. That means game developers can think about how to use the new controller's features in their games.


The conspiracy linking 5G to coronavirus just will not die

As the spread of the coronavirus is proving difficult to contain, so too is the misinformation surrounding it.


The pandemic is playing to almost every one of Amazon's strengths

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay inside, few companies have proven themselves as essential as Amazon. From groceries to cleaning supplies, shipments from Amazon have become lifelines for many who are steering clear of supermarkets and other physical retail stores. Company executives have likened the surge in demand to the annual holiday shopping crush.


Microsoft is giving workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave because of school disruptions

Microsoft is giving its workers an additional three months of paid parental leave to deal with extended school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.