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WhatsApp Launches World Health Organization Chatbot to Answer COVID-19 QueriesSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Following on from the launch of its new COVID-19 information hub earlier this week, WhatsApp has also announced the launch of a new chatbot, created in conjunction with the World Health Organization, which will provide access to accurate, timely information on the coronavirus pandemic to the app’s 2 billion users.
Instagram Launches ‘Stay Home’ Sticker and Story to Encourage Social Distancing Amid COVID-19 OutbreakSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — I’m not sure how effective Instagram’s cause-related stickers are, but it certainly seems keen on releasing them, which would likely suggest that they’re at least somewhat effective. This week, Instagram has launched a new ‘Stay Home’ sticker for Instagram Stories in order to encourage people to stay inside amid the evolving COVID-19 outbreak.
Twitter Now Enables Users to Invite Guests to Live-Streams Ahead of TimeSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — In these times of physical distancing, social platforms are likely to become an even more important element of our day-to-day lives, and tools which enable us to interact in real-time, simulating social elements as best as possible, will also come to the fore. We’ve already seen Zoom take off as a virtual hangout tool, and other platforms are working to expand their live-streaming capacity and provide more ways to connect.
Coronavirus: The Hammer and the DanceMEDIUM.COM — This article follows Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now, an article with over 40 million views translated into over 20 languages describing the urgency of the Coronavirus problem. Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only take a few weeks, there wouldn’t be a peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way.
U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemicWASHINGTONPOST.COM — The intelligence reports didn’t predict when the virus might land on U.S. shores or recommend particular steps that public health officials should take, issues outside the purview of the intelligence agencies. But they did track the spread of the virus in China, and later in other countries, and…
Claimer raises seed backing to make it easier for UK startups to claim R&D tax creditsTECHCRUNCH.COM — Claimer, a London-based startup that makes it easy for companies to claim R&D tax credits in the U.K., has raised £300,000 in seed funding. Backing the already revenue-generating company is Ben Holmes (who was previously at Index Ventures), Nick Telson and Andrew Webster (the founders of DesignMyNight, which recently exited), Rupert Loman (founder of Gamer Network), and TrueSight Ventures.
Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus PreparednessPROPUBLICA.ORG — ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the…
How to Be A Great Leader When Crisis HitsLOLLYDASKAL.COM — Times of crisis are the moments when leadership is most needed. But what happens when we’re required to maintain social distancing and teams need to work remotely? How can we lead in ways that make a positive difference? Here are some of the thoughts I’ve been sharing with my clients: Maintain a…
Y Combinator-backed Kosh is a neobank for blue-collar workers in IndiaTECHCRUNCH.COM — Dozens of startups have stepped up in India in recent quarters to improve banking experience for millions of users and businesses in the country. As a result, tens of thousands of people who could not get a loan or a credit card from a bank can now secure both from fintech startups. But this push to bring financial inclusion to everyone still has many areas to cover.
Twitter will broadly delete any COVID-19 tweets that could help the virus spreadTECHCRUNCH.COM — You don’t have to go far to find someone online downplaying the severity of a global pandemic that’s shut down entire economies and ground everyday life to a halt. Knowing that, Twitter will take extra steps to remove tweets that put people at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus as it rapidly sweeps through communities around the globe.
Staying Connected During a Crisis—A Quick Note From HootsuiteBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / By now, you’ve seen a flood of emails and blog posts from businesses about their response to COVID-19. All the news about the economy, disruption to business, and an increase in customer questions make it easy to feel overwhelmed and confused about what actions to take…
Seth Rogen got high, watched ‘Cats,’ and live-tweeted itMASHABLE.COM — Pretty much everyone is going a bit stir crazy right now, what with the global coronavirus pandemic and all. The social distancing and self-quarantine has many holed up at home, catching up on films they skipped at the cinema in a desperate attempt to keep themselves and their families non-homicidal.
Hackers hit Nutribullet with credit card stealing malware – TechCrunchTECHCRUNCH.COM — Magecart hackers have struck again, this time targeting the website. According to new research by security firm RiskIQ, hackers broke into the blender maker’s website several times over the past two months, injected malicious credit card-skimming malware on its payment pages and siphoned off the credit card numbers and other personal data — like names, billing addresses, expiry dates and card verification values — of unsuspecting blender buyers.
CcHub funds tech to curb COVID-19 on concerns of an Africa outbreakTECHCRUNCH.COM — Africa’s largest innovation incubator, CcHub, will offer funding and engineering support to tech projects aimed at curbing COVID-19 and its social and economic impact. The Lagos and Nairobi based organization posted an open application on its website this week, CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani told TechCrunch on a call.
It’s not just you: A Facebook glitch marked authentic coronavirus news as spamMASHABLE.COM — Social platforms and big tech companies have stepped up amid the coronavirus pandemic, moving aggressively to try and combat misinformation and put expert, reliable sources front and centre for users. And people have been using Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and various other platforms to share community information, offer help, and shame their peers and parents into social distancing.
All the times Bill Gates has warned us about a deadly pandemic like coronavirusFASTCOMPANY.COM — Writing on his blog in January 2010, Gates brought up the H1N1 outbreak that garnered media attention the prior year. Most of the coverage made it sound dangerous, he wrote, “but the real story isn’t how bad H1N1 was. The real story is that we are lucky it wasn’t worse because we were almost completely unprepared for it.” He also referred to that outbreak as a “wake-up call” to invest in better capabilities to track and manage a deadly epidemic, “because more epidemics will come in the decades ahead and there is no guarantee we will be lucky next time.” At the annual TED conference in Vancouver, Gates gave a TED Talk bluntly titled “The Next Outbreak?
Working From Home? Here Are 7 Things You Should Start Doing TodayINC.COM — Due to the current global threat of the coronavirus COVID-19, countless people have suddenly been thrust into the world of remote work. And with increased encouragement to maintain social distance, many are forced to work from home. As an author and consultant, I’ve had the privilege to work mostly from home for the past five years.
Warren Buffett Says Choosing to Live Your Life This Way Is What Separates Successful People From the RestINC.COM — Warren Buffett, in addition to being the greatest investor of our generation, is also a champion of self-improvement, sharing a trove of advice to help us better our lives. One of those famous Warren Buffett tips — what he calls the key to his success — is actually a rule that he follows religiously: Go to bed a little smarter each day.
What To Do When You Exceed Your Leadership AbilitiesLOLLYDASKAL.COM — Whether you’re a first-time manager, a senior executive, or a CEO , there may come a time in your leadership when you feel you’ve reached the limits of your own leadership abilities. You may realize you’re in over your head, or begin questioning your own capabilities, or feel overwhelmed or…
Monzo launches free and paid-for business bank accountsTECHCRUNCH.COM — Monzo, the U.challenger bank, is officially launching business bank accounts today, after an extensive trial period over the last 12 months that saw early access given to 2,500 business customers. Perhaps surprisingly, right out of the gate is offering two versions of its business bank account — which is aimed at sold traders and SMEs — a free account and a premium paid-for account, confirming our scoop from last week.
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