Garrett Bridges / Android Police:
Instagram has now added support for watching Live streams on the web for some users — Instagram Live has become one of the largest platforms for personal streaming, but broadcasts were only viewable from the mobile app, which can be a drag for longer streams.
Duncan Fyfe / VICE:
A look back at Leisure Suit Larry and the claims that pirated versions of the game contributed to the spread of the Jerusalem DOS virus in the late 1980s — Leisure Suit Larry sprang from the womb a combed-over Casanova in white polyester. A court jester with a satyr´s appetites …
Accellion, maker of an enterprise content firewall for consolidating and protecting sensitive third-party communications, raises $120M led by Bregal Sagemount — Accellion, Inc., a Palo Alto, CA-based provider of an enterprise content firewall that consolidates, controls …
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced experts to reframe the debate about screen time, at least temporarily, as devices become portals to employment and education — Go ahead, look at your phone and tablet. Much of it is necessary. Even the frivolous stuff. — We´re on Zoom calls six hours per day.
New York Times:
Experts say social distancing directives, likely to continue in some form after the COVID-19 crisis, could prompt various industries to accelerate automation — Broad unease about losing jobs to machines could dissipate as people focus on the benefits of minimizing close human contact.
Canalys: global PC shipments in Q1 declined 8% YoY to 53.7M units because of supply chain issues caused by COVID-19, despite surging demand due to remote work — Shanghai (China), Bengaluru (India), Singapore, Reading (UK) and Portland (US) - Friday, 10 April 2020
Paris Martineau / Wired:
Some US hospitals are equipping isolation wards with tablets and smartphones so doctors can conduct virtual rounds, patients can see their families, and more — Hospitals are deploying tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
CIRP: For Q1, iOS sees most new activations since 2016, an 8% jump YoY; iOS at 44% market share, Android 56%; OS loyalty ~90% for Android and iOS — CIRP is out with a new analyst report today looking at US smartphone activations in the March quarter and whether consumers went with iOS or Android.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
A look at the limits of Bluetooth-based voluntary COVID-19 contact tracing, which faces adoption hurdles, potentially big numbers of false positive pings, more — False positives and rampant privacy issues suggest we need to make a new investment in hiring people
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Cybersecurity service Zscaler said it plans to acquire Cloudneeti, a cloud security startup that helps prevent cloud service and application misconfiguration — Publicly traded cybersecurity provider Zscaler Inc. today said it´s acquiring Cloudneeti Corp., a Seattle startup …