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States, feds try to end scourge of coronavirus price-gouging

Enlarge Anton Petrus | Getty Images As the nation and the world reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, many goods are in short supply and high demand. That basic economic formula means prices are going up—way up. Among the nation’s largest digital storefronts, a combination of individual sellers out to make bank and algorithmic pricing that …

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The Multi Trillion-Dollar Stimulus Package: These Are the US Corporations Begging for Bailouts

</header> <strong>The coronavirus outbreak has caused considerable damage to the global economy and this week the U.S. is facing the onslaught of the scare. As Republicans and Democrats battle in congress over a 2020 stimulus plan, corporate industries are leaping at the chance to get a bailout. While the Fed tosses around trillions of dollars, …

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With demand surging, Amazon signals month-long deliveries for some items

Enlarge / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images As the coronavirus has forced millions of families into lockdown, demand for Amazon’s delivery service has surged. To help the company deal with rising demand, Amazon has prioritized several categories of essential items, including baby products, health items, and pet supplies. The results of …

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The Internet May Be Next Victim of Coronavirus Pandemic – Netflix, Google, Apple and Amazon React

</header> <strong>With an estimated billion people staying home, remote working or just watching shows online all day, telecom infrastructure is coming under great strain. Experts and companies are mostly saying that the risk is far from critical yet, but the EU has taken the possibility of the internet crashing very seriously. Netflix, Google, Apple, and …

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Why streaming isn’t the savior of canceled film festivals

The cancellation of the SXSW festival came as a major blow to the film industry, bringing with it the postponement of 99 world premieres. To cut down on the spread of coronavirus, other film festivals soon followed suit. All this has led to a flurry of Twitter users suggesting film festivals should pivot to streaming. …

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Amazon hiring 100,000 warehouse workers amid coronavirus boom

Enlarge / An Amazon worker in a fulfillment center in the Orlando area, April 2019. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Untold millions in the United States and around the world are following the advice of public health workers and government officials and hunkering down at home. Being at home, however, doesn’t stop consumers …

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US ITC to probe Apple and Samsung over touchscreen patent complaint

Sponsored Links Engadget The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced that it will launch a probe on Apple, Samsug and other tech companies that manufacture certain touch devices. Its decision was prompted by a complaint filed by Ireland-based company Neodron, which accused several device manufacturers of infringing on its touchscreen-related patents. Neodron’s portfolio of …

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Amazon will hire 100,000 workers to keep up with the surge in demand

Sponsored Links NurPhoto via Getty Images To keep up with a “significant increase in demand” due to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon is hiring an additional 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US. As more people turn to online shopping in an attempt to stay home (and because grocery stores are struggling to keep shelves …

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Of all the smart speakers, what made you choose the Echo Show 5?

If you’re in the market for a smart display, you have a lot of choices right now. If you need something small that works great as a bedside timekeeper, the Lenovo Smart Clock is ideal. For the kitchen, something bigger like an Echo Show 8 or Nest Hub Max will do. And somewhere in the …

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7 of the World’s Largest Blockchain-as-a-Service Enterprises

</header> <strong>You’ve heard of Software as a Service (Saas), the means by which businesses subscribe to and access cloud-based software. Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) is its distributed ledger equivalent. It describes the process by which a third party installs, hosts and maintains blockchain networks on behalf of other organizations. Today, BaaS is utilized in industries such as …

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