Hikes in the time of coronavirus: What I loved, what I learnedMASHABLE.COM — I’ve got my water. I’ve got my sun hat. I’ve strapped on my mask. I’m about to hit one of my favorite trails in the world, one hand on the car door, when I’m paralyzed by a familiar moment of anxiety. . On the surface, it manifests as the kind of don’t wanna feeling often felt prior to any exercise.
Why Innovation Is Booming and Always Has Amid CrisesINC.COM — We often hear the expression, “Build it and they will come.” With innovation, a more accurate statement is, “Eliminate a pain and they will come.” The ultimate success of the automated teller machine (ATM) is a great example of this. The story is extremely relevant given our current circumstances.
Big pharma is having a good crisisECONOMIST.COM — Big pharma is having a good crisisDrug innovation is back in fashionBig pharma is no longer the villain May 23rd 2020Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubFOR MUCH of the…
The power of games and play during times of crisisMASHABLE.COM — It took the cancellation of games to shock most of us into realizing that the world as we knew it was gone, seemingly overnight. On March 11, the NBA abruptly announced the indefinite suspension of its 2019-2020 season due to coronavirus, followed swiftly by similar announcements from the MLB,…
3 Big Ways Companies Are PivotingENTREPRENEUR.COM — May 19, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The global health crisis came swiftly. With little time to prepare for the nationwide shutdown that has left America on…
Here’s what Virgin Orbit hopes to achieve with their first full orbital test launch on SundayTECHCRUNCH.COM — held a press briefing on Saturday hosted by CEO Dan Hart and VP of Special Projects Will Pomerantz. The company aims to fly its first ever orbital test launch on Sunday, at roughly 9:30 AM PT (12:30 PM ET), though there’s flexibility for that to move depending on preparations and weather. If it succeeds with this test, it’ll join an elite club of private spaceflight companies that have actually made it to orbit – but that’s not the only measure of success for Virgin for tomorrow’s test run.
With Peloton’s app, you can dance your way through quarantineMASHABLE.COM — Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines and apps in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of ways to exercise if your gym is closed. Thanks to a short (and hectic) work week made possible by the upcoming, long Memorial Day Weekend, it’s safe to say I’ve been far more scatterbrained than usual.
An eighth Amazon warehouse employee has died from COVID-19TECHCRUNCH.COM — An eighth Amazon employee has died of COVID-19. The news comes as the company is under scrutiny for failing to be more transparent about the wider number of infections among its warehouse workers. A spokesperson confirmed the reports of the death, telling TechCrunch, “We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked at our site in Randall, Ohio.
3 views on the life and death of college towns, remote work and the future of startup hubsTECHCRUNCH.COM — has halted travel, shunted schools online and shut down many cities, but the future of college-town America is an area of deep concern for the startup world. College towns have done exceedingly well with the rise of the knowledge economy and concentrating students and talent in dense social webs. That confluence of ideas and skill fueled the rise of a whole set of startup clusters outside major geos like the Bay Area, but with COVID-19 bearing down on these ecosystems and many tech workers considering remote work, what does the future look like for these cradles of innovation?
7 people describe what they keep in their ‘spank bank’MASHABLE.COM — The earliest definition of is from March 2003. The entry refers to it as “SpankBank” as if it were a Bank of America competitor, and defines it as “the collection of images, thoughts, dreams, and desires one conjures to heighten arousal in order to achieve climax; In regards to Self Gratification/Masturbation.” Almost two decades later, it’s difficult to conceptualize the world in 2003.
Here’s how Ed Helms and Rashida Jones joined ‘The Office’MASHABLE.COM — Season 2 of The Office ended with some serious cliffhangers, and Season 3 kicked things off by introducing two important new characters: Andy Bernard and Karen Filippelli. On the latest episode of the , former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey talked about all the goings on in Season Episode “Gay Witch Hunt.” In addition to chatting with Oscar Nunez about his character development in the Season 3 premiere, Fischer and Kinsey also discussed Jim’s transfer to the Stamford branch and how the hilarious Ed Helms and Rashida Jones got to join their cast.
African countries need ‘startup acts’ more than ever to support innovationTECHCRUNCH.COM — from COVID-19 continues to grip Africa’s major economies, the tech ventures in those countries need state support. National legislation that creates clear frameworks and operational support for startups are one of the best ways to help Africa’s digital companies survive and thrive through the coronavirus crisis — and improve their environment over the long term.
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