Category: business

Although there were already signs that Apple’s supplies would be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the general presumption has been that the company would push through with its scheduled product launch even if it meant starting off with limited supplies. Now the word from insiders in Apple’s supply chain isn’t exactly hopeful. Apple’s first 5G-capable iPhone could be delayed beyond its initial…

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UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF), a subsidiary of the delivery company UPS, has teamed up with Wingcopter, a German drone manufacturer, to develop a new fleet of quieter delivery drones. These new drones will be designed with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities (VTOL) and they’ll be used for various delivery purposes both in the United States and internationally.

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Apple has lifted its two-device purchase restriction on iPhones, a limit implemented in part to prevent scalpers tying up supplies and selling on unlocked smartphones. The change comes amid warnings to investors from Apple to expect a less rosy quarter than original predicted, as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on iPhone sales.

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The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has thrown more than healthcare systems into chaos. Even businesses are at a loss on how to cope in a situation that has forced their employees to stay at home. Some businesses are struggling to remain open, partly to make ends meet and sometimes because they provide essential services. Both of those may be GameStop’s justification for keeping open despite…

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SoundCloud has teamed up with Twitch to help support creators who can no longer play their live shows in real-life destinations. With this new partnership, SoundCloud says that its Pro, Premier, and Repost by SoundCloud creators will have the option of performing their live works on Twitch live streams, enabling them to earn money with fast-tracked Affiliate status.

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The coronavirus has dealt a blow to the entire entertainment industry. From sporting events, Broadway and stage performances, any business that requires an audience is feeling the crunch. While these impacts are nothing in comparison with the real lives at stake in the fight against COVID-19, it is having a big effect on studios and people around the world whose livelihood rests on these the film…

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Netflix has announced a new $100 million relief fund that is intended to help the cast and crew of movie and TV show productions that have been grounded as a result of the coronavirus outbreaks. According to Netflix, most of the funds will go toward those who were working on its own originals, particularly the workers who have been most severely impacted by the loss of work.

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Microsoft pauses Edge releases, following Chrome’s lead

Earlier this week, Google announced that it would be pausing new releases for Chrome and Chrome OS, citing the adjusted schedules of the Chrome team during the coronavirus outbreak. Updates, Google said, wouldn’t stop entirely, as the team would continue to prioritize security updates as part of Chrome 80. Today, we’re seeing Microsoft make a similar announcement concerning upcoming Edge releases.

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There is a bit of confusion and even apprehension these days, especially with non-uniform and sometimes inconsistent ordinances regarding what should or should not stay open. You would think that common sense would prevail but we as a race haven’t exactly been known for that. Many states have declared that only essential retail stores should remain open. Apparently, GameStop considers itself such…

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Amazon offers multiple services to its customers, one of which is called Prime Pantry. With this, Prime customers can order household goods and non-fresh groceries to have them sent in a giant box directly to their doorstep. In an update on this service today, Amazon revealed that it is facing a huge amount of demand for this service and as a result, it has been forced to temporarily suspend…

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