Alphabet releases a website for COVID-19 test screening, the stock market continues to fall and Microsoft Teams decreases. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 16, 2020.
Alphabet-owned health technology company Verily has actually launched the COVID-19 screening site that was first described by President Trump as a broadly focused coronavirus web-based screening and screening energy developed by Google.
After a flurry of article by Google and Verily over the weekend– as well as Trump’s subsequent claim that Google CEO Sundar Pichai called him to ask forgiveness— it became clear that the screening and screening site was a Verily job, limited in scope to California citizens, with a particular focus on a couple of counties for now.
The morning after the Federal Reserve cut its rate of interest to near zero at the advising of the president, all of the indexes posted major losses. For the third time in the previous two weeks, the Dow struck its emergency situation circuit breaker as the marketplace opened; the S&P likewise stopped trades.
The innovation giant left a cryptic message on Twitter, mentioning that it has “received reports that effect associated with TM206544 is ongoing.” Perfect timing.
After several weeks’ worth of leaks, the latest version of Apple/Beat’s Powerbeats arrives this week. But there will be no Powerbeats 4– not for now, a minimum of. Instead, the business’s rather confusingly doing away with the numbering scheme in favor of the simpler “Powerbeats” name.
VC Lisa Enckell looks at business like shoe brand Portblue, AI e-commerce business Sorabel and Sama, an online recruitment platform for migrant workers, which all started life using WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to interact with clients, onboard users and raise brand awareness. (Additional Crunch subscription required.)
Y Combinator said that it might make its Summer season 2020 accelerator program completely virtual, proving that even the world’s premier accelerator isn’t unsusceptible to having its business reshaped by the novel coronavirus spreading out throughout the world.
The team at Equity discusses what the collapse of the public markets might mean for startups aiming to raise funding. On the other hand, on Original Material, we examine the new FX/Hulu series “Devs,” a creepy techno-thriller that also supplies some remedy for the craziness of the real life.
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