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Apple coronavirus COVID-19 app connects users with guidance from Centers for Disease Control

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Apple launches tools to connect users with COVID-19 guidance from Centers for Disease Control. Apple on Friday launched new tools to connect users with information from health authorities about the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The company said the tools will ask users "a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one" and will offer "CDC recommendations on next steps, including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, whether or not a test is recommended at this time, and when to contact a medical provider." They were created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA.

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Google Donating $800 Million To Help With The Coronavirus Crisis – CBS San Francisco

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MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF / CNN) — Google is committing to donate more than $800 million to support businesses, organizations and healthcare workers as part of its coronavirus response — most of it in the form of free advertising. The tech company headquartered in Mountain View said it will give the World Health Organization and global government agencies a total of $250 million in ad grants — up from the $25 million it announced a few weeks ago — to share information on how to battle the spread of the virus, CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post on Friday. Another $340 million in Google ad credits will be available to small and medium–sized businesses whose accounts have been active over the past year, Pichai said, with an additional $20 million earmarked for announcements on relief funds and support for small businesses. Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, days after announcing that it would donate more than 10 million respirator masks across the US and Europe.

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Latest coronavirus rules and opening times for Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons, Tesco, and Sainsbury's - Teesside Live

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You can read more in our cookie notice. Or, if you do not agree, you can click Manage below to access other choices. If you choose not to, you will still see adverts on our site, because they help us to fund it, but those adverts will not be tailored to you. Latest coronavirus rules and opening times for Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons, Tesco, and Sainsbury's. Customers are still being allowed to shop for 'essentials' once a day, but are encouraged to only do so if they really need to. And scenes of panic-buying and shelves being stripped at big supermarkets across the region appear to have now died down, as new rules and regulations are enforced. But it's inevitable that crowds of shoppers will still want to shop at the same time, so the UK's biggest retailers have introduced new measures to protect staff and customers - and they are evolving all the time. Sainsbury's has been praised on Twitter by many of its customers for the lengths it is going to across its stores to ensure social distancing is being carried out.

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Apple Releases Coronavirus Screening App And Website In Partnership With CDC – CBS Sacramento

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(CNN) — Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech platform. Both tools were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Apple said in a statement to CNN Business. Apple said it will not collect or store users’ answers to the questionnaire, though it will collect anonymous information about the usage of the tools. The website was expected to add links to a CDC screening tool when it became available; a Google spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Microsoft (MSFT) Inks Deal to Acquire Affirmed Networks

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Notably, per Crunchbase data, Affirmed Networks raised around $155 million in funding as a private entity.Notably, Acton, MA-based Affirmed Networks offers fully virtualized, cloud-native 5G core and mobile edge computing offerings. Further, Azure's revenues surged 64% year over year at constant currency.Microsoft to Gain Competitive Edge in Cloud MarketWith the latest move, Microsoft is expected to strengthen its competitive position against Alphabet’s GOOGL Google Cloud and Amazon AMZN in the cloud computing market.Notably, both Alphabet and Amazon are leaving no stone unturned to deliver enhanced low-latency experience to cloud customers via 5G network, to augment competitive prowess in the space.Google Cloud rolled out Anthos for Telecom solution in early March, with an aim to enhance its presence in the 5G edge computing space.Moreover, strategic alliance with AT&T is noteworthy. Notably, Azure trails only Amazon Web Services, which is losing ground in the cloud infrastructure market. Click to get this free report AT&T Inc. (T) : Free Stock Analysis Report Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : Free Stock Analysis Report Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) : Free Stock Analysis Report Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) : Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here.

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Apple launches COVID-19 screening app and website

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The resources offer an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to seek testing or emergency care. Apple noted in a press release that the screening tool “does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.”. If your screening results indicate that you may need to take a COVID-19 test, Apple doesn’t provide direct advice on where to get tested. It merely suggests that you “talk to someone about testing.” That’s likely because testing in the US is inconsistent and limited right now, and the CDC has urged people to contact their primary doctor before heading to a hospital in hopes of a test. However, Apple urges anyone experiencing difficulty breathing to immediately dial 911. In addition to these tools, you can also now ask Siri “How do I know if I have coronavirus?” and Siri will have you respond to a few screening questions and point you toward information from the CDC.

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Apple launches coronavirus app, website

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Officials with technology giant Apple announced the release Friday of a new screening tool and resources in the form of an app and a website to help people protect themselves amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the app and the site were developed in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and theFederal Emergency Management Agency. "The COVID-19 app and website allow users to answer a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one," company officials said Friday in a news release. Company officials highlighted that the tools are meant to be resources and are not meant to replace advice from health care providers or warnings and guidance shared by state and local officials.

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How to turn off (or simply pause) news headlines on your Amazon Echo Show or Google Nest Hub display

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Mar 27, 2020 9:42 AM PT. While it’s important to stay informed during the rapidly developing coronavirus crisis, it’s certainly possible to become too informed. By default, Echo Show and Google Nest displays will occasionally flash trending news headlines, which nowadays means lots of grim bulletins about the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the globe. The Echo Show offers a fairly granular level of control over what appears on the home screen, handy for toggling specific elements on and off at will, meaning (for example) that you can lose the headlines without sacrificing such innocuous updates such as trending recipes, sports scores, or upcoming calendar events. Another option: If you’d rather not disable news and trending topics headlines completely, you can suspend them during certain hours using Do Not Disturb. When Do Not Disturb is turned on (tap on your Echo Show in the Alexa app, then tap Do Not Disturb to set a schedule), your Echo Show will still sound alarms and timers and Alexa will respond to questions, but no headlines or any other content (save the clock) will appear on the home screen.

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Top Stock Reports for Apple, Cisco & PepsiCo

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Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Apple (AAPL), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and PepsiCo (PEP). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today. The Zacks analyst believes that the company is benefiting from a steady momentum in the Services segment, driven by strong App Store sales and the robust adoption of Apple Music and Apple Pay. The company recently launched new iPad and MacBook. Solid adoption of Apple Watch and AirPod are expected to drive its top line. However, it doesn’t expect to achieve its second-quarter revenue guidance due to supply chain disruption amid the coronavirus outbreak, which is expected to hurt iPhone sales.

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BT Sport and Sky face £1bn loss from cancelled sports during Covid-19

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Warnings of huge losses for Sky and BT Sport amid coronavirus crisis. If leading sports remain out of action until August, Sky and BT Sport will lose nearly £1 billion in revenue, according to Enders Analysis who calls for players to take a pay cut in support. The EPL is Europe’s major league most reliant on broadcast licence fees. For the EPL, Sky and BT pay the league twice a year, in July and December, and clubs get their shares in August and February. According to the report, BT has disclosed that its current contract included a deposit of £27 million at the time it was awarded and then biannual payments of £145 million. The report highlighted: “Assuming a worst-case scenario of a four-month suspension of all sports coverage (British and foreign), with all sports subscribers pausing their contract and wholesale clients being allowed to follow suit, Sky would lose £700m and BT £228m in revenues.”. However, beyond July Sky and BT will start saving money if sport remains off screens as upcoming rights payments would be postponed or cancelled.

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