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40 more game companies join WHO’s #PlayApartTogether coronavirus awareness campaign – VentureBeat

40 more game companies join WHO’s #PlayApartTogether coronavirus awareness campaign – VentureBeat

40 more game companies have joined the World Health Organization (WHO) #PlayApartTogether coronavirus awareness campaign. And more the campaign has gained more than 4.7 billion consumer media impressions worldwide. The promotional campaign, organized by the game industry on behalf of the WHO, encourages healthy physical distancing by bringing special events, exclusives, activities, rewards, and inspiration to some…
Biggest companies pay the least tax, leaving society more vulnerable to pandemic – new research

Biggest companies pay the least tax, leaving society more vulnerable to pandemic – new research

The coronavirus pandemic is rocking financial markets, disrupting supply chains and sharply reducing consumer spending. The crisis is hitting the likes of airlines and high street retailers particularly hard, and is decimating many small businesses. Unfortunately, this is proving devastating for millions of precarious and low-income workers across the world. Many governments – including the…
French companies benefiting from state aid can’t buy back shares – minister

French companies benefiting from state aid can’t buy back shares – minister

FILE PHOTO: French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Paris, France March 25, 2020. Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERSPARIS (Reuters) - French companies benefiting from financial support from the government to help them through the coronavirus crisis must…
WHO and game companies launch #PlayApartTogether to promote physical distancing – VentureBeat

WHO and game companies launch #PlayApartTogether to promote physical distancing – VentureBeat

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the video game industry have teamed up on #PlayApartTogether, a promotional campaign that encourages healthy physical distancing by bringing special events, exclusives, activities, rewards, and inspiration to some of the most popular games in the world. Some of the industry’s biggest and most powerful companies — from Activision Blizzard…
Electronics companies are getting gridlocked by coronavirus lockdowns

Electronics companies are getting gridlocked by coronavirus lockdowns

For anyone in the hardware business, the last month has brought some scary numbers. Computer shipments from China to the US dropped 64 percent in the first two weeks of March, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Monitor and TV imports dropped 66 percent, against a broader 45 percent drop in total…
Nonprofits and Companies That Are Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Nonprofits and Companies That Are Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Seniors and immunocompromised citizens have been put in a tough position: brave the masses of people sometimes literally fighting at grocery stores and risk catching something, or wait at home as they run out of supplies. In response, stores across the country are offering special shopping hours for seniors and those with underlying health issues…
Most tech companies aren’t WeWork

Most tech companies aren’t WeWork

Shin Kim is working on a new SaaS startup and is also chief of staff to entrepreneur Elad Gil . Previously, Shin was at Oak Hill Capital and J.P. Morgan and earned a Master’s in EECS (data science) from UC Berkeley. With the recent emphasis on Uber and WeWork, much media attention has been focused…
Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch

Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch

We’re down in Sunnyvale, CA today, where Alchemist Accelerator is hosting a demo day for its most recent batch of companies. This is the 23rd class to graduate from Alchemist, with notable alums including LaunchDarkly, MightyHive, Matternet, and Rigetti Computing. As an enterprise accelerator, Alchemist focuses on companies that make their money from other businesses,…
Tech companies are ‘too big’ says House Antitrust chairman David Cicilline

Tech companies are ‘too big’ says House Antitrust chairman David Cicilline

Last week, the House Antitrust Subcommittee held a unique hearing where executives from Sonos, Tile, Basecamp, and PopSockets laid out the challenges of working and competing with big tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon. It felt like a turning point in the conversation about big tech platforms and the power they have over competition,…
Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES – TechCrunch

Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES – TechCrunch

A range of robots were on display at this year's CES “I think there are fewer fake robots this year.” I spoke to a lot of roboticists and robot-adjacent folks at this year’s CES, but that comment from Labrador Systems co-funder/CEO Mike Dooley summed up the situation nicely. The show is slowly, but steadily, starting…

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Google Confirms All The Stuff Stadia Won’t Have At Launch –...

Ahead of Stadia’s launch next week, Google’s representatives fielded questions during an AMA on Reddit about what exactly the video game streaming service will include in the beginning. The answer is, not much.The whole thread was a good reminder that much of Stadia remains as theoretical as it seemed when it was originally pitched during…

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