Sources: Amazon aims to test the bulk of its US workers for COVID-19 every two weeks; company confirms launching a pilot program at some fulfillment centers — - Amazon aims to test the bulk of its workers for Covid-19 every two weeks. — To this end, the company is setting …
Paddy Baker / CoinDesk:
Fidelity survey finds that the number of US institutions trading cryptocurrency futures more than doubled in the past year — Fidelity´s digital asset subsidiary found the number of U.S. institutional investors buying crypto derivative products jumped up significantly in 2020.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Concourse Labs, which provides an automated cloud governance service, emerges from stealth with $15.2M Series A led by ForgePoint Capital — Concourse Labs, a startup developing an automated cloud governance platform, today emerged from stealth with $15.2 million in financing.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to announces a shift to its own main processors in Mac computers, replacing chips from Intel, as early as this month at WWDC — - Company readies Macs for next year without Intel processors — Apple is holding virtual version of WWDC event week of June 22
Online used car seller Vroom raises $467.5M in its US IPO after pricing its shares at $22, above the initially marketed range of $18-$20 — (Reuters) - Online used car seller Vroom Inc raised $467.5 million in its U.S. initial public offering, the company said on Monday …
Eileen Yu / ZDNet:
Singapore says the wearable device it is developing for COVID-19 contact tracing will not have GPS, Wi-Fi, or cellular connectivity to ease privacy fears — Slated to be ready for rollout later this month, wearable devices the country is developing for COVID-19 contact tracing will not have GPS …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon sues former AWS VP of product marketing Brian Hall, alleging his new role at Google Cloud violates a non-compete agreement — A lawsuit filed by Amazon against Brian Hall, former Amazon Web Services vice president of product marketing, alleges that his new role at Google Cloud violates …
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
As the pandemic suspends live sports, gamblers turn to betting on e-sports; some bookmakers say e-sports betting has risen 40x — Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch. Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups. In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
As many Chinese manufacturers face low overseas demand due to the coronavirus, companies like Pinduoduo and JD have helped many launch their own domestic brands — Ask Zhu Kaiyu about his factory, and he can rattle off a series of statistics meant to impress: 15,000 square meters …
Stephanie Wykstra / Undark Magazine:
After rolling out a flawed automated system in 2014, Michigan falsely charged thousands with unemployment fraud and collected millions in fines — REPUBLISH … I N 2014, Carmelita Colvin was living just north of Detroit and taking classes at a local college, when she received a letter …