AMC will make moviegoers wear masks in theaters after outcryMASHABLE.COM — Planning on going to the movies when theaters reopen? If it’s an AMC theater, you’ll need to wear a face mask. On Friday, the world’s largest movie theater and decided to make patrons wear masks. The reversal came after “an intense and immediate outcry from our customers,” said AMC in a . AMC had said the day prior that it would not require masks.
7 of the best face masks of 2020 so farMASHABLE.COM — Face masks came roaring into vogue this year, first due to smoke from the Australian bushfires, then due to the global coronavirus pandemic. While the accessories have been common in Asian countries for a long time, 2020 saw them widely adopted internationally as health issues dominated the news cycle.
Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote todayTECHCRUNCH.COM — Today marks the first day of Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC, as it’s known.) With the pandemic continuing to rage on throughout the world, this year’s WWDC is entirely virtual — including the company’s big annual keynote, where it shows off all of the updates coming to iOS, macOS, and all of the other software it builds in-house.
Working from Home While BlackHBR.ORG — We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. As workers are tasked with working from home to help flatten the curve of new coronavirus cases, new opportunities and obstacles for working…
Chris D’Elia and the rise of Twitter as a platform to call out sexual predatorsMASHABLE.COM — Comedian Chris D’Elia first noticed Michaela Coletta’s Instagram photos years ago, when she was 17, according to the now 25-year-old. He took the opportunity to DM her. . “He noticed I liked some of his photos on Instagram and immediately started messaging me,” Coletta told Mashable. “From my Instagram photos, you could visibly tell I was still in high school.” .
TikTok Teens and K-Pop Stans Say They Sunk Trump RallyNYTIMES.COM — President Trump’s campaign promised huge crowds at his rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday, but it failed to deliver. Hundreds of teenage TikTok users and K-pop fans say they’re at least partially responsible.Brad Parscale, the chairman of Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign, posted on Twitter on…
Katie Hopkins is permanently banned from TwitterMASHABLE.COM — Hopkins, who has been retweeted by Donald Trump several times, is known for her extreme views on immigration and other social issues. She once referred to refugees fleeing war as “cockroaches.” In 2017, Hopkins was fired from a radio show for calling for a “final solution” for Muslims living in the United Kingdom after a terrorist attack in Manchester. .
Six campaign staffers working on Tulsa rally test positive for coronavirusCNN.COM — (CNN)The Trump campaign confirmed six staffers working on the Tulsa rally tested positive for coronavirus. “Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented.
Startups Weekly: Which investor wrote the first check?TECHCRUNCH.COM — Editor’s note:Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. Which startups investors are actually first to backing the best companies? If you know this information before fundraising, you can avoid pitching investors who were always going to tell you that you’re “too early” anyway.
Fall in love with the 12 best rom-coms on HBO MaxMASHABLE.COM — HBO Max is here, and gives fans access to previously hard-to-stream Studio Ghibli hits, every Harry Potter movie, and a little sitcom known as Friends. It has also given many popular rom-com movies a new platform. The streaming service’s expansive library features many longtime swoon-worthy movie favorites as well as modern romantic classics.
After reopening, Apple is closing stores in four states as COVID-19 numbers climbTECHCRUNCH.COM — Apple today confirmed earlier rumors that it plans to shut down re-opened stores in four states.Impacted locations include six stores in Arizona, two in Florida, another two in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible,” Apple said in a statement.
Twitter labels video Trump tweeted as ‘manipulated media’CNN.COM — New York (CNN Business)Twitter on Thursday night labeled a video tweeted by President Donald Trump as “manipulated media.” The move marks the third time Twitter has taken action against Trump in a month. Trump tweeted a video with a fake CNN graphic; the video claims, “America is not the problem. Fake news is.” A Twitter spokesperson said Thursday night, “This Tweet has been labeled per our synthetic and manipulated media policy to give people more context.” The video, which runs for 60 seconds, starts with footage of one part of a viral video that shows a black child run from a white child.
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is coming. Here’s how to take action.MASHABLE.COM — Though communities have celebrated it for more than a century, Juneteenth is not yet recognized as a federal holiday. Some states, like Texas, recognize it as a state holiday, while more and more private companies, like Twitter and Spotify, are making Juneteenth a paid company holiday. Of course, if your state or company doesn’t recognize Juneteenth, that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to commemorate it even while social distancing.
The trouble with climate financeECONOMIST.COM — The trouble with climate financeGreen investing has shortcomingsThe financial system and climate change Jun 18th 2020THE FINANCIAL industry reflects society, but it can change society, too. One question is the role it might play in decarbonising the economy. Judged by today’s fundraising bonanza…
Lyft to require 100% electric vehicles on its platform by 2030TECHCRUNCH.COM — Lyft said Wednesday that every car, truck and SUV on its platform will be all electric or powered by another zero-emission technology by 2030, a commitment that will require the company to coax drivers to shift away from gas-powered vehicles. The target, which Lyft plans to pursue with help from the Environmental Defense Fund, will stretch across multiple programs.
Triumph releases e-bicycle but no word on e-motorcycle debutTECHCRUNCH.COM — UK motorcycle manufacturer Triumph released an e-bicycle today, the Trekker GT — with 90 miles of riding range, a 250 watt motor and a 504 watt hour battery. With a five hour charge time, the bike weighs 52 pounds (24 kilograms) and can produce up to 60 Nm (or 29 ft-lbs) of torque. Triumph’s Trekker GT will be available for $3,750 at Triumph dealerships in the U.and abroad.
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