Weekly#368

  • McKinsey: COVID-19: Implications for business
  • How execs at Twitter, Slack and Box decided to send everyone home
  • Amazon to Hire 100,000 Warehouse and Delivery Workers Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns
  • Nokia adds 5G to worldwide IoT network, lets carriers test new sensors
  • “Microsoft Corp’s Teams chat and conferencing app gained more than 12 million daily users in one week, a 37.5% jump as more people worked from home during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Thursday…Teams had 44 million users as of March 18, Microsoft said, more than double the 20 million daily active users that the software maker reported in November. Teams users grew from 32 million to 44 million in the period between March 11 and March 18 alone, as many more U.S. companies asked employees to work from home, Microsoft said.”
  • Netflix urged to slow streaming to prevent breaking the internet
  • Ford releases a data set to accelerate autonomous car development
  • iPadOS 13.4 lets iPads use trackpads
  • Here’s everything new in Android 11 Developer Preview 2
  • Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
  • PlayStation 5 will feature a 10.2-teraflop GPU and a speedy custom SSD
  • E-commerce sales surpassed 10% of total (US) retail sales in 2019 for the first time
  • WSJ: Square Gets Green Light to Open a Bank (paywall)
  • Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight
  • Italian hospital saves Covid-19 patients lives by 3D printing valves for reanimation devices
  • Pandemic Erodes Gig Economy Work
  • Coronavirus will change the grocery industry forever…”A third of consumers said Sunday that they had purchased groceries for online pick up or delivery in the past seven days, according to a survey by analysts at Gordon Haskett Research Advisors. Around 41% said they were buying groceries online for the first time.”