Weekly#369

  • Citymapper Mobility Index
  • WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Jupe is a new startup aiming to address hospital room shortfalls with modular, mobile space
  • Airbnb to provide free or subsidized housing for 100,000 COVID-19 healthcare workers
  • Coronavirus home test delivery gives Amazon key move towards UK healthcare dominance
  • Sony Spins Off Camera Business Into Separate Company
  • Apple releases final iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, tvOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2
  • Amazon’s Prime Video Cinema hub to corral new theatre releases
  • Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.
  • London Business School: The economics of a pandemic: the case of Covid-19 [PDF]
  • WSJ: Online Grocers Are Getting a Preview of Their Future (paywall)
  • FT/LEX: Apple: 5G-shock (paywall)
  • How 3M Plans to Make More Than a Billion Masks By End of Year…The company has in two months doubled global production of N95 masks to about 100 million a month, and it’s planning to invest in new equipment to push annual mask production to 2 billion within 12 months.
  • Duke University uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to clean N95 face masks for reuse
  • How the Pandemic Will End“…We realized that her child might be one of the first of a new cohort who are born into a society profoundly altered by COVID-19. We decided to call them Generation C…”
  • WSJ: A Real Digital Infrastructure at Last (Eric Schmidt) (paywall)
  • WSJ: Europe Tracks Residents’ Phones for Coronavirus Research (paywall)