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Toilet Paper By Drone: Alphabet's Wing Delivery Service Sees Surge Amid Coronavirus In Virginia Test City

8 minutes ago   |   Forbes   |   2 articles

Forced to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, more people are ordering from a pilot drone residential delivery service run by Google parent Alphabet. The most popular...
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Walmart Grocery app sees record downloads amid COVID-19, surpasses Amazon by 20%

Walmart Grocery app sees record downloads amid COVID-19, surpasses Amazon by 20%

46 minutes ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   4 articles

Record demand for online grocery shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic has sent the apps for grocery pickup and delivery services up the charts. Walmart Grocery, as a result, has...
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Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers around the world, even though it only launched 5 months ago

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers around the world, even though it only launched 5 months ago

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers, the company announced on Wednesday. The milestone comes as the company has expanded into new markets in Europe and India, and...
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Pepper, a platform for restaurants and suppliers, pivots to deliver food to consumers

Pepper, a platform for restaurants and suppliers, pivots to deliver food to consumers

1 hour ago   |   Tech Crunch

Though the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on restaurants has been crystal clear, many forget the impact this disease has had on food chain suppliers. With restaurants...
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I stopped checking my email first thing in the morning for a month, and it did wonders for my productivity and stress level

I stopped checking my email first thing in the morning for a month, and it did wonders for my productivity and stress level

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Jen Glantz is a bestselling author and the founder and CEO of Bridesmaid for Hire , a boutique services company that offers professional bridesmaids who "take care of all your...
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7 nonprofits you can donate to right now that are helping Americans struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic

7 nonprofits you can donate to right now that are helping Americans struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   20 articles

The economic fallout from the novel coronavirus in the US is devastating - some 16.8 million people lost their jobs in a matter of three weeks. Thankfully, many organizations...
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France's competition watchdog orders Google to pay for news reuse

France's competition watchdog orders Google to pay for news reuse

2 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

France's competition authority has ordered Google to negotiate with publishers to pay for reuse of snippets of their content - such as can be displayed in its News aggregation...
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Sony invests $400M in Chinese entertainment platform Bilibili

2 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Sony said on Thursday that it is investing $400 million to secure a 4.98% stake in Chinese entertainment giant Bilibili. 10-year old Bilibili features animation, comics, games...
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Japanese payment service provider Paidy raises $43 million from ITOCHU

2 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Paidy , a Japanese fintech startup that allows customers to make online purchases without credit cards, announced today that it has raised a $48 million Series C extension from...
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App development shop V/One is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds to budding LA mobile businesses

App development shop V/One is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds to budding LA mobile businesses

2 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

The Los Angeles-based app development shop, V/One , is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds through the rest of April as the company officially launches its platform for...
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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 6,606,000

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 6,606,000

The DOL reported : In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,606,000, a decrease of 261,000 from the previous week's revised... Read more ...

Dow climbs 350 points as new Fed stimulus offsets historic unemployment filings

Dow climbs 350 points as new Fed stimulus offsets historic unemployment filings

US stocks climbed on Thursday, continuing gains from Wednesday, as t he Federal Reserve announced an additional $2.3 trillion in aid to businesses and governments. Data... Read more ...

Fed Offers $2.3 Trillion In Loans To Businesses, Local Governments

Fed Offers $2.3 Trillion In Loans To Businesses, Local Governments

The Federal Reserve announced several new lending programs Thursday in an effort to keep businesses and local governments afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. (Image credit... Read more ...

UnitedHealth is expediting $2 billion in payments as providers await their...

UnitedHealth is expediting $2 billion in payments as providers await their share of the stimulus bill

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours... Read more ...

Hotels: Occupancy Rate Declined 68.5% Year-over-year to All Time Record Low

Hotels: Occupancy Rate Declined 68.5% Year-over-year to All Time Record Low

From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 4 April Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported significant... Read more ...

Morgan Stanley CEO reveals in video to employees that he had the coronavirus...

Morgan Stanley CEO reveals in video to employees that he had the coronavirus and has recovered

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman tested positive for the coronavirus, he told employees in a video on Thursday. Gorman got a test after experiencing symptoms in mid-March, and... Read more ...

Oil prices surge after Russia, OPEC & allied producers agree to historic...

Oil prices surge after Russia, OPEC & allied producers agree to historic output cuts

Global crude prices jumped seven percent on Thursday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers led by Russia agreed to cut output in an... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos visited an Amazon warehouse and a Whole Foods to thank employees...

Jeff Bezos visited an Amazon warehouse and a Whole Foods to thank employees who are working during the coronavirus crisis

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday visited one of the company's warehouses and a Whole Foods, thanking employees who are working during the coronavirus pandemic. In a video... Read more ...

California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak

California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California plans to spend nearly $1 billion to buy up to 200 million masks each month to boost its stockpile of protective gear during the coronavirus... Read more ...

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers around the world, even though...

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers around the world, even though it only launched 5 months ago

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers, the company announced on Wednesday. The milestone comes as the company has expanded into new markets in Europe and India, and... Read more ...