Apple will produce 1M face shields per week for medical workers

"We've launched a companywide effort, bringing together produce designers, engineering, operations and packaging teams, and our suppliers to design produce and ship face shields for health workers," Cook said. | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

SV event businesses are suddenly staring at blank calendars and layoffs

Food caterers, event planners, venue owners, DJs and others that rely on the tech industry's parties and conferences have struggled to find work due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

China is donating 1k ventilators to help New York in coronavirus fight

The Chinese government has facilitated a donation of 1,000 ventilators to New York set to arrive at JFK Airport today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Bank of America: 58,000 small businesses ask for $6B in loans since 9 a.m

The U.S. has asked banks to help it dole out at least $350 billion in loans to small businesses, part of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus law. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

JPMorgan says it's not ready for small business loan applications

The program is a crucial component of the $2 trillion stimulus package signed last week by President Trump to cushion disruptions tied to the coronavirus. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Tesla soars on delivery numbers – company delivered 88,400 vehicles in Q1

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak affected Tesla production in China and the U.S. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

401(k)s contributions from employers may drop during economic downturn

Companies both large and small are seeking legal advice about their options for reducing or pausing their contributions to their workers' 401(k) plans — a move that some employers made during the last U.S. economic downturn. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

SoftBank pulls out of last year's WeWork 3B USD stock deal

SoftBank said in a statement it is pulling out of the offer agreed as part of last year's bailout plan of the floundering shared-office operator. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

New Microsoft, Google, Amazon cloud battle over world without code

No code? No problem. Apps can now be created without it. The tech revolution, which is playing a major role in the coronavirus crisis, is an intense area of competition between cloud giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Apple buys popular weather app Dark Sky and plans to shut down Android versions

Dark Sky said no changes will be made to its iOS app, which costs $3.99, though it will no longer be available to download for Android users. Service for Android subscribers will stay active until July 1, and then will shut down. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Amazon fires warehouse worker who led strike for more coronavirus protection

Amazon said it fired Chris Smalls for 'violating social distancing guidelines and putting the safety of others at risk.' | Continue reading | 6 days ago

These photos of the USNS Comfort arriving in New York City capture an iconic moment of hope for a city and country fighting a pandemic. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Job losses could total 47M, unemployment rate of 32%, Fed says

Millions of Americans already have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis and the worst of the damage is yet to come, according to the Federal Reserve. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Margin calls on mortgage lenders at unprecedented levels

Mortgage bankers warned the U.S. housing market risks a "large-scale disruption," due to efforts by the Fed that were meant to help it. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30

President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the national social distancing guidelines to April 30, walking back his previous remarks that he wanted the country to reopen for business by Easter. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Amazon workers plan strike at Staten Island warehouse, demand Covid protections

JFK8 workers are walking out to demand that Amazon close the facility after an associate tested positive for the coronavirus. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Zoom CFO explains how the company is grappling with increased demand

The company's own Zoom calls have more virtual participants, and employees have been adding server capacity to handle the extra load. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Slack sees 12.5M customers due to work from home surge [video]

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, joins "Closing Bell" to discuss the impact of coronavirus on his business. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Airbnb freezes hiring and suspends marketing due to coronavirus

Airbnb will institute a hiring freeze and suspend its marketing as the company braces adjusts to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The US economy has come to a standstill, satellite imagery shows

The coronavirus crisis is bringing the United States economy to screeching halt, as satellite imagery shows every sector getting hit. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

SF's early restrictions may be helping hospitals avoid Covid-19 overload so far

San Francisco isn't seeing anywhere near as many COVID-19 cases as New York, although the situation could still change. Medical experts share their theories as to why that is. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Abbott receives approval for test that can detect coronavirus in 5 minutes

Abbott on Friday announced it received approval for a test that is capable of delivering positive results of the coronavirus in as little as five minutes. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Coronavirus deaths in New York break 500

The number of deaths in New York state related to the coronavirus pandemic has topped 500 | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Airlines warn government aid ‘not a cure’ for coronavirus travel plunge

Airlines have warned they expect travel demand to remain weak. United, Delta say that would require a smaller workforce to match. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators under Defense Production Act

President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to make ventilators under the Defense Production Act hours after criticizing the company for not acting quickly enough to produce the supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Slack stock pops 15% after CEO reveals spiking user growth

Slack's CEO Stewart Butterfield told a story on Twitter about just how crazy things have been for the company this past month. From deciding to shut down to seeing a boost in customers. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Bill Gates: If I were president, this is what I would do to fight coronavirus

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says if he were president of the United States, he would prioritize keeping everyone isolated to "flatten the curve." The billionaire says he would be clear that it will not be an easy time. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Masks donated by Apple and Facebook for health workers were stockpiled after wildfire regulations

After a spate of disastrous wildfires degraded air quality, the state of California passed a regulation in 2019 requiring employers to have masks on hand. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Facebook, Microsoft partner with WHO for coronavirus hackathon

The World Health Organization has partnered with Facebook, Microsoft and several other tech companies for a hackathon to promote the development of software to take on challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Robinhood offers credits to some customers, says it fixed engineering issues

Robinhood is looking to rebuild trust with users by offering credits to some customers affected by recent trading outages | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Singapore says it will make its contact tracing tech free to developers

Singapore had been praised globally for its approach in managing the outbreak through stringent contact tracing and quarantine efforts. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Trump requests supplies from South Korea to help combat coronavirus, report says

President Donald Trump asked South Korean President Moon Jae-In for supplies to help combat coronavirus on Tuesday, according to South Korean media. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Dow rebounds more than 11% in best day since 1933 as Congress nears deal

The Dow logged in its best day in 87 years as investors hoped U.S. lawmakers were close to an agreement on a stimulus bill. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Bill Gates says the US missed chance to avoid shutdown and should stay closed

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said the US didn't act fast enough on the COVID-19 pandemic. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days

The coronavirus survived for up to 17 days aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, living far longer on surfaces than previous research has shown, according to new data published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

The coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days, a study published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, indicating the longest survival time of the virus on surfaces yet found by researchers. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

The fastest sell-off ever

The second, third and fourth quickest 30% pullbacks all occurred during the Great Depression era, according to data from Bank of America Securities. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Senate fails for a second time to advance a coronavirus stimulus bill

Stocks fell sharply as U.S. lawmakers failed to push through massive fiscal stimulus to curtail the economic blow from the coronavirus. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Uber CEO asks Trump to support gig workers impacted by the coronavirus

Uber has spent much of its history fighting to keep its workers classified as contractors, avoiding expenses like healthcare costs. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

You can now ask Siri if you have coronavirus

Apple appears to have updated on Siri on Saturday to help users who are wondering whether they have COVID-19 | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Politics Cisco commits $225M in fight against coronavirus

Cisco will provide $225 million "in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19." | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Angela Merkel in quarantine after her doctor who tested positive for coronavirus

Merkel will be tested regularly over the coming days and will continue to conduct her duties as chancellor from home, her spokesperson said. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

WeWork board is demanding that SoftBank follow through with investment

In an email on Sunday, the special committee to the WeWork board said that it's attempting to ensure that SoftBank complete its tender offer as promised. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Gov. Cuomo announces trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to start in NY

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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets a 20% raise to $27.5M for his work

Solomon, head of Goldman Sachs since 2018, is getting a significant raise. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Actor, singer, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was 81. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Amazon AWS launches $20M initiative to help fight the coronavirus

The program is designed to accelerate diagnostic solutions for coronavirus COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

WHO officials warn health systems are ‘collapsing’

On Thursday, the number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Italy surpassed that of China. | Continue reading | 16 days ago