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THE COMUNICANO for Friday March 20th 2020

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Apologies if the newsletter for Thursday hit a glitch.....today, you'll get TWO editions of THE COMUN
 
March 21 · Issue #701 · View online
Andy Abramson
Apologies if the newsletter for Thursday hit a glitch…..today, you’ll get TWO editions of THE COMUNICANO!!!
Can surveillance tools help stop the spread of Corona…Data shows where Corona really is…How gig economy workers are impacted by Corona…What Major League Baseball may do to salvage the season…Game Developer Conference rescheduled….How to fix your home WiFi.Uber stock up, rides down…Amazon pauses Pantry….Big streamers are slowing down traffic…Are MealKits and Delivery Corona’s silver lining..Teams adds noise suppression, Slack adds users….Zoom turns up heat on Microsoft and others…Nokia phones to come with global SIM….U.S. Park Service adding cell towers…And a wipe up to the end…….all here and more, in today’s COMUNICANO!!!


Privacy Watch
Translating a Surveillance Tool into a Virus Tracker for Democracies Translating a Surveillance Tool into a Virus Tracker for Democracies
Corona Watch
Hidden data is revealing the true scale of the coronavirus outbreak Hidden data is revealing the true scale of the coronavirus outbreak
Pandemic exposes cracks in US labor market, leaving gig workers feeling desperate and exposed Pandemic exposes cracks in US labor market, leaving gig workers feeling desperate and exposed
MLB coronavirus shutdown: These nine lingering questions must be answered before baseball returns MLB coronavirus shutdown: These nine lingering questions must be answered before baseball returns
Conferences Watch
GDC Summer, New Event to Replace Postponed Game Developers Conference, Set for August GDC Summer, New Event to Replace Postponed Game Developers Conference, Set for August
WFH Watch
Hating Your Home Wi-Fi Network? Let’s Fix It. Hating Your Home Wi-Fi Network? Let’s Fix It.
UBER Watch
Uber says rides down by as much as 70% in cities hardest hit by coronavirus, looks at delivering meds Uber says rides down by as much as 70% in cities hardest hit by coronavirus, looks at delivering meds
Amazon Watch
Amazon Prime Pantry temporarily closes as online shopping surges amid coronavirus outbreak Amazon Prime Pantry temporarily closes as online shopping surges amid coronavirus outbreak
Streaming Watch
Exclusive: YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus Exclusive: YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus
Netflix is slowing down in Europe to keep internet from breaking Netflix is slowing down in Europe to keep internet from breaking
MealKit Watch
Could the COVID-19 Outbreak Save Meal Kits? Could the COVID-19 Outbreak Save Meal Kits?
HealthTech Watch
Can Smart Thermometers Track the Spread of the Coronavirus? Can Smart Thermometers Track the Spread of the Coronavirus?
Remote-Care Companies Scale Up to Combat Coronavirus Threat - Remote-Care Companies Scale Up to Combat Coronavirus Threat -
Teams Watch
Microsoft Teams picks up real-time noise suppression, raise hand, and more Microsoft Teams picks up real-time noise suppression, raise hand, and more
Zoom Watch
Microsoft Teams is feeling threatened by Zoom video conferencing solution Microsoft Teams is feeling threatened by Zoom video conferencing solution
Slack Watch
Slack adds 7K customers in 7 weeks amid remote-work boom, besting its preceding 2 results Slack adds 7K customers in 7 weeks amid remote-work boom, besting its preceding 2 results
Email Watch
Working remotely? Your company needs to talk about email etiquette Working remotely? Your company needs to talk about email etiquette
Delivery Watch
As Restaurants Fight to Stay Alive, Delivery Services Continue Controversial Practices As Restaurants Fight to Stay Alive, Delivery Services Continue Controversial Practices
Social Watch
Facebook now lets most users opt-in to dark mode & desktop redesign Facebook now lets most users opt-in to dark mode & desktop redesign
Instagram prototypes Snapchat-style disappearing text messages Instagram prototypes Snapchat-style disappearing text messages
A letter from the Scribd CEO to our community A letter from the Scribd CEO to our community
Apple Watch
Apple finally admits Microsoft was right about tablets Apple finally admits Microsoft was right about tablets
Apple's 5G iPhones currently on schedule Apple's 5G iPhones currently on schedule
iPad Pro RAM upgrade is a good sign for the iPhone 12 iPad Pro RAM upgrade is a good sign for the iPhone 12
Apple’s Supply Chain Woes Linger Even as China Recovers Apple’s Supply Chain Woes Linger Even as China Recovers
Mobile Watch
The Park Service is selling out to telecom giants (Wiring the wild ) The Park Service is selling out to telecom giants (Wiring the wild )
Nokia Watch
HMD, maker of Nokia phones, introduces a global data-roaming SIM card HMD, maker of Nokia phones, introduces a global data-roaming SIM card
TravelTech Watch
Lufthansa launches new digital service for delayed flights Lufthansa launches new digital service for delayed flights
ToiletPaper Watch
With the toilet paper frenzy, I thought it was a good time to look at some of the favorite Charmin commercials…not of all have we all likely seen…Some of the political parodies are just too funny…
Charmin Bears Enjoy The Go Funny Toilet Paper Commercials
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