Peter White / Deadline:
Q&A with Jeffrey Katzenberg on launching Quibi on April 6 in the middle of a global pandemic, why Quibi only licenses rather than owns the content, and more — Quibi is one of the most anticipated platform launches of the year and it´s also one of the most talked about in Hollywood circles.
Profile of DJI, which has a 77% share of the US consumer drone market but is in a precarious spot amid US-China trade war, fraud accusations, COVID-19 pandemic — China´s flashiest global brand has a 77% share of America´s consumer drone sales. It also has to deal with coronavirus …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Crowdsourced data from Candor shows 267 tech companies have frozen hiring, 44 had layoffs, 36 rescinded offers, while 111, like Zoom and Twitter, are hiring — The coronavirus has taken a toll on the workforce, and now you can see a list of who´s hiring, freezing hires, laying off people …
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Interview with Huawei CEO Richard Yu on the impact of COVID-19, the launch of the P40 series, and the continuing issues brought upon by the US ban — Today Huawei launched its latest generation of photography focused smartphone: the P40 series. This series consists of the P40, the P40 Pro …
Paris Martineau / Wired:
With 3M+ people filing for unemployment benefits last week, US states are seeing their aging tech systems get overwhelmed and experts say it will only get worse — Laid-off workers struggle to file claims for unemployment benefits; economists say the situation will likely get worse.
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
In response to plummeting demand, Lyft suggests drivers find additional income by becoming Amazon grocery shoppers, warehouse workers, and delivery drivers — Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with Lyft Inc. on recruiting the ride-hailing company´s drivers to deliver packages and groceries as the pandemic keeps people indoors.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
CEO memo: Bird is laying off about 30% of its workforce; company says it will provide four weeks of pay and three months of health coverage — Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, TechCrunch has learned.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
An international group of ~400 cybersecurity experts from over 40 countries have come together to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity formed on Wednesday to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom Arm-based processors in 2021; USB4 support will come to Macs in 2022 — Apple plans to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom designed Arm-based processors in 2021 …
DL Cade / PetaPixel:
Sony to spin off its consumer electronics, imaging, and mobile businesses into new intermediate holding company Sony Electronics Corporation on April 1 — Early this morning, Sony announced that it would be spinning off its entire “Electronics Products & Solutions” (EP&S) segment …