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THE COMUNICANO for Monday March 16th 2020

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Google developing a Corona Watch site...Trump gets things a bit wrong...Game over for sports fans thi
 
March 16 · Issue #697 · View online
Andy Abramson
Google developing a Corona Watch site…Trump gets things a bit wrong…Game over for sports fans this year…..How life is going virtual in Italy and elsewhere….Netflix shuts down production…How the cloud is being impacted…Google Nest adds emergency calling…Microsoft Teams fumbles in Europe…Why the election is good for Zenefits….Amazon and others cancel events….Apple closes stores and others follow…FCC and others remove data caps to empower work from home…Airbnb relaxes cancellation rules….those stories and more are all here today, in THE COMUNICANO!!!

Corona Watch
Google says it is developing a nationwide coronavirus website Google says it is developing a nationwide coronavirus website
Trump said Google is building a site to help people find coronavirus tests Trump said Google is building a site to help people find coronavirus tests
Trump’s Google testing announcement mixed up several real projects Trump’s Google testing announcement mixed up several real projects
The Financial Blow of the Coronavirus on Sports The Financial Blow of the Coronavirus on Sports
Under lockdown, Italy's social and family life goes virtual Under lockdown, Italy's social and family life goes virtual
Netflix Watch
Coronavirus Impact: Netflix Shuts Down Film, TV Work in U.S. and Canada as Production Nears Standstill Coronavirus Impact: Netflix Shuts Down Film, TV Work in U.S. and Canada as Production Nears Standstill
WFH Watch
Why remote work makes disagreement hard—and how to do it anyway Why remote work makes disagreement hard—and how to do it anyway
Cloud Watch
More of us are working from home because of coronavirus. This is the impact on cloud firms More of us are working from home because of coronavirus. This is the impact on cloud firms
Google Watch
Google Home app prepares emergency calling details ahead of new Nest Aware plan Google Home app prepares emergency calling details ahead of new Nest Aware plan
Microsoft Watch
Microsoft Teams goes down just as Europe logs on to work remotely Microsoft Teams goes down just as Europe logs on to work remotely
Ahead of the Pack, How Microsoft Told Workers to Stay Home Ahead of the Pack, How Microsoft Told Workers to Stay Home
Politech Watch
Joe Biden's revival is a boon for this San Francisco tech start-up Joe Biden's revival is a boon for this San Francisco tech start-up
Amazon Watch
Amazon cancels re:MARS 2020 event amid COVID-19 outbreak Amazon cancels re:MARS 2020 event amid COVID-19 outbreak
Amazon Prime Will Falter During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say Amazon Prime Will Falter During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say
Starbucks Watch
Starbucks to close some stores, eliminate seating in all others to slow spread of coronavirus Starbucks to close some stores, eliminate seating in all others to slow spread of coronavirus
Apple Watch
Apple’s WWDC is happening this year after all—but it has a new format Apple’s WWDC is happening this year after all—but it has a new format
All Apple Stores outside of Greater China are closing until March 27th All Apple Stores outside of Greater China are closing until March 27th
Apple Says Only Reputable Coronavirus Apps Will Be Accepted on App Store, Expediting Approval Process Apple Says Only Reputable Coronavirus Apps Will Be Accepted on App Store, Expediting Approval Process
Airbnb Watch
Airbnb Broadens Cancellation Policy For Travelers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Airbnb Broadens Cancellation Policy For Travelers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic
ISP Watch
Comcast suspends data caps, makes Xfinity WiFi free for 60 days Comcast suspends data caps, makes Xfinity WiFi free for 60 days
After deregulatory blitz, FCC scrambles to prevent ISP abuse during pandemic After deregulatory blitz, FCC scrambles to prevent ISP abuse during pandemic
T-Mobile Watch
T-Mobile to Temporarily Close Indoor Mall Stores From Monday T-Mobile to Temporarily Close Indoor Mall Stores From Monday
Snap Watch
Snap is the world’s most innovative company of 2020 Snap is the world’s most innovative company of 2020
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