Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
Two former Huawei employees, who had labor disputes with the company, say they were detained by China after discussing Huawei sales to Iran in a WeChat group — China arrested five former employees who had discussed the tech giant´s Iranian sales in a chat group, raising questions about its government ties.
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Etsy says it is seeing Cyber Monday like demand in April for fabric-based face masks, as its stock price rises to all-time highs from a record low in March — Price climbs from record low to new high as 50,000 sellers turn to making coronavirus protection — At the end of March, Etsy …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
The COVID-19 outbreak is accelerating the adoption of autonomous sidewalk delivery robots in the US, as startups Starship and Kiwibot scramble to meet demand — “We saw that business double overnight,” startup says of UK grocery deliveries. — On the morning of March 30 …
Ian Sherr / CNET:
A look at the challenges workers of Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Facebook, and Google encounter working from home and how the companies are responding — Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Uber set new policies for employees working from home as tech culture clashes with family life.
Stephen Pulvirent / HODINKEE:
As Apple Watch celebrates its 5th anniversary, watch enthusiasts reflect on its impact and how its mainstream appeal brought new interest in mechanical watches — After half a decade, the Apple Watch´s lasting impact is clear. — There are certain moments that stand out as true game-changers.
New York Times:
Facebook expands WhatsApp group video calls to up to eight people and adds new live video features for Facebook, Instagram, Portal, and Facebook Dating — Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley´s company of the moment.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to step down, President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1 — Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc. — AT&T announced CEO Randall Stephenson will step down. President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1.
The Economic Times:
How IT companies in India transitioned 4M employees to work remotely, including by moving desktops that employees were using at their workplaces to their homes — IT companies had to move desktops that employees were using at their workplaces to their homes as they could not procure laptops in multiple thousands at such short notice.
Alexander Behrens / Decrypt:
Coinbase announces Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange — San Francisco-based Coinbase has released a DeFi pricing oracle fed by the Coinbase Pro exchange and secured by advanced Coinbase infrastructure. — Ethereum
Paayal Zaveri / Business Insider:
Slack says it will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, will continue to pay contractors and hourly workers their regular wages — - Slack will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, and is committed to continue paying its employees …