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Exclusive: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan Is Giving K-12 Schools His Videoconferencing Tools For FreeFORBES.COM — On Thursday, on the heels of Zoom’s biggest day ever for downloads the day before, CEO Eric Yuan was taking the time to remotely sign up schools to free accounts of his video conferencing software. First was a prestigious school in Silicon Valley, then two schools in the Austin, Texas area….
Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow DayMEDIUM.COM — know there is some confusion about what to do next in the midst of this unprecedented time of a pandemic, school closures, and widespread social disruption. As a primary care physician and public health leader, I have been asked by a lot of people for my opinion, and I will provide it below based on the best information available to me today.
A Movement to Stop the COVID-19 PandemicSTAYTHEFUCKHOME.COM — Our governments are failing us in preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Slow reactions, public appeasement policies, and their urge to stabilize the economy are keeping them from taking the measures it takes to protect millions from this disease. It is time for…
These simulations show how to flatten the coronavirus growth curveWASHINGTONPOST.COM — Whoops! As health experts would expect, it proved impossible to completely seal off the sick population from the healthy. Leana Wen, the former health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, explained the impracticalities of forced quarantines to The Washington Post in January. “Many people work in the city and live in neighboring counties, and vice versa,” Wen said.
This Serial Entrepreneur Tried to Build the Amazon of Rentals. Now, He Needs to Sell–FastINC.COM — If Joe Fernandez sounds a bit joyless lately, it’s understandable.The 42-year-old co-founder of Joymode, a subscription rental service for general merchandise, just laid off 80 percent of his staff and spent the month of January liquidating his company’s massive inventory: a Mary Poppins-style…
A Top VC Firm Urged Founders to Immediately Cut Spending. Here Are 4 Easy Ways to Do ThatINC.COM — Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Sequoia Capital published a note last week advising founders to conserve cash and prepare for a difficult or impossible fundraising environment. Calling coronavirus the “black swan of 2020,” the gist of their letter was that we are likely headed into a recession and the companies that survive will be the ones that drastically reduce spend now to extend their runway.
Perspective | I ran the White House pandemic office. Trump closed it.WASHINGTONPOST.COM — One year later, I was mystified when the White House dissolved the office, leaving the country less prepared for pandemics like covid-19.The U.S. government’s slow and inadequate response to the new coronavirus underscores the need for organized, accountable leadership to prepare for and respond…
The politics of pandemicsECONOMIST.COM — Mar 12th 2020TO SEE WHAT is to come look to Lombardy, the affluent Italian region at the heart of the covid-19 outbreak in Europe. Its hospitals provide world-class health care. Until last week they thought they would cope with the disease—then waves of people began turning up with pneumonia….
Here are the funniest memes about working from home during the coronavirus outbreakFASTCOMPANY.COM — Various countries around the world are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak by canceling festivals and conventions, closing schools, and encouraging social distancing as much as possible. Increasingly, that distancing is extending to employees working from home to minimize exposure to the virus. Google advised its North American employees to clock in from their living room/home office/wherever if they can, at least until April 10.
Unitary, an EF alumnus, raises £1.3M seed for its content moderation AITECHCRUNCH.COM — Unitary, a startup that’s developing AI to automate content moderation for “harmful content” so that humans don’t have to, has picked up £1.35 million in funding. The company is still in development mode but launched a trial of its technology in September. Led by Rocket Internet’s GFC, the seed round also includes backing from Jane VC (the cold email-friendly firm backing female-led startups), SGH Capital, and a number of unnamed angel investors.
Facebook Begins User Testing of New ‘Horizon’ VR Social PlatformSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Facebook sees VR as the future of social media interaction, a future that Facebook wants to own in order to maintain is position on top of the social heap. And its working to do just that – after recently acquiring several top VR game developers an integrating them into its growing Oculus VR division, The Social Network has this week started sending out invites to beta testers for its new social VR app ‘Horizons’ where users will interact in the virtual world.
How Likely Are You to Fall for a Scam? This 5-Minute Test Will Tell YouINC.COM — Ever wonder how likely you are to fall for a scam? Get sucked into a bad business deal or deceived by a charming liar who claims to offer a great business opportunity? Now you can find out. A research team led by Alessandra Teunisse at Macquarie University in Sidney, Australia has created a simple 12-question test that measures gullibility and takes about five minutes to complete.
New Report Looks at Social Platform Performance Benchmarks by IndustrySOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — When analyzing your social media performance metrics, you need a level of context to make sense of the numbers and ascertain where you can improve and what’s already working. Comparing the data against your own past stats is the best way to do this, and ensure that you’re aligning with your broader business goals, but it can also be helpful to benchmark your performance against others in your industry, providing further insight into where you’re at, and what you should expect. .
How canceled events and self quarantines save lives, in one chartVOX.COM — The main uncertainty in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States now is how big it will get, and how fast. In the last few days, we’ve seen cases jump dramatically; as of Tuesday, there were 729 confirmed cases and at least 26 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Nancy…
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