Sarah Kessler / OneZero :
Many people who have lost income during the coronavirus pandemic, including gig workers for Uber and elsewhere, have turned to GoFundMe to fill the gap — People who have lost their income during the crisis now turn to the crowdfunding platform for help — Monday, March 17, Benjamin Majchrzak …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp announces two initiatives to combat COVID-19 misinformation: an Information Hub in partnership with WHO and others, and a $1M grant to Poynter — WhatsApp has long grappled with its platform being used to spread misinformation. In the latest move, today it announced two initiatives …
Roger Sollenberger / Wired:
A look at print-on-demand companies that let users upload any design for products like T-shirts and the challenges of policing IP violations — Print-on-demand companies allow anyone to upload designs for T-shirts, mugs, and other items. But many images violate intellectual property rights.
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Amid COVID-19 crisis, tech platforms are making a premature bet on AI, as human moderators shift to moderating less sensitive content while working from home — Today, let´s talk about some of the front-line workers at Facebook and Google working on the pandemic: the content moderators who keep the site running day in and day out.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Fox is buying ad-supported streaming service Tubi in $440M cash deal; Tubi remains separate company, deal mostly financed with proceeds from sale of Roku stake — With a focus on bringing sports and news to subscribers, not original content — Fox Corporation has acquired ad-supported …
Amazon confirms at least five workers at its warehouses in Spain and Italy have tested positive for the coronavirus, says the facilities will remain open — At least five workers at Amazon.com Inc. warehouses in Europe have contracted the coronavirus, a sobering development …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Microsoft, White House OSTP, and Allen Institute help in identifying and releasing 24,000+ articles on coronaviruses for free, for medical and NLP researchers — The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a repository of more than 29,000 scholarly articles about coronavirus family viruses …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says it will offer an extended return period due to store closures and will accept returns two weeks after stores reopen — Apple on Friday shut down all of its retail stores outside of greater China for a two week period in an effort to cut down on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States and other countries.
David Pierce / Protocol:
Profile of Zoom, which has conquered video chat with a simple service that keeps latency under 150 milliseconds, as COVID-19 forces employees to work remotely — Before coronavrius locked workers at home, Zoom was a leading videoconferencing tool. But it wants to be more. It wants to be your whole office.
b.well Connected Health, a consumer-facing healthcare management platform, raises $16M Series A led by UnityPoint Health Ventures — b.well Connected Health, a Baltimore, MD-based platform designed to provide consumers a new front end to healthcare, closed a $16m Series A funding.