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Chinese food delivery giant offers paper ‘shield’ to diners to protect them against coronavirus

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Meituan, one of China’s biggest food delivery firms, is delivering a paper “shield” to diners ordering from its platform to help protect them from catching the coronavirus.  Users in Beijing and Shanghai can receive one of the protective covers with their delivery for free. Meituan said the cover can effectively prevent meals from any water …

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Yelp gives senators its list of grievances against Google in antitrust hearing

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Yelp shared its long-standing grievances about Google at a hearing at the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on “Self-Preferencing by Digital Platforms” on Tuesday. The testimony demonstrated how Yelp’s persistent claims of Google’s anticompetitive practices are now coming into focus as lawmakers and regulators probe Big Tech. Google has said it makes changes in search to benefit …

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Google tells more than 100,000 North American employees to stay home amid coronavirus fears

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The company is recommending all North American employees work from home as it takes measures to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading. Prior, the company gave employees at some offices the option to work from home and blocked visitors from coming into those offices. Google is telling all of its North American employees to stay home …

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Gig economy companies from Uber to Lyft take action as coronavirus cases grow; workers say it’s not enough

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Uber and Lyft are planning to compensate drivers affected by the coronavirus for up to 14 days. Postmates and Instacart have unveiled “no-contact” food delivery. DoorDash, meanwhile, is letting customers leave in-app instructions if they prefer orders left at the door. Amazon Flex, which taps independent contractors to make deliveries, doesn’t have a policy to compensate …

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Cisco Expands Simple and Secure Portfolio to Help Small Businesses Thrive

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New Cloud-Driven Solutions from Cisco Make Buying, Installation & Maintenance Easy The New dedicated online destination for small businesses on Cisco.com.  New “Buy Now” button on Cisco.com, providing faster access to Cisco & partner expertise  New technology and offers in the Cisco ‘Designed for Business’ portfolio built for simplicity and security  Cisco is accelerating its …

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Apple is rejecting coronavirus apps that aren’t from health organizations, app makers say

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Apple is cracking down on apps related to the COVID-19 corona virus outbreak that aren’t from recognized institutions like governments or hospitals, iPhone developers say.  A search for “corona virus” or “COVID-19″ on Apple’s App Store reveals few apps specifically centered around the outbreak and almost no spam. A search for the same terms on …

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AT& T’s fastest 5G network is now available for consumers, not just businesses

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AT&T announced Thursday that its 5G mmWave network is now available to everyone. Prior to Thursday AT&T’s slower but more widespread 5G network was available to all, but the limited-range mmWave 5G network was only available to business customers. The first phones, the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra, which support mmWave and low band …

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Amazon employee in Seattle office tests positive for coronavirus

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Amazon confirmed that an employee who works in its “Amazon Brazil” office in downtown Seattle, Washington, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Washington state has seen the largest surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., including several cases at a nursing facility. Amazon on Tuesday said an employee who works in one of its Seattle, …

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I just tried the first mainstream 5G phone, and so far 5G isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra are the first phones in the U.S. to support a range of 5G networks being rolled out here. They work on the faster and slower versions of 5G networks.  I tested the Galaxy S20 Ultra for a week, and while it’s a great phone, there’s still no …

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