CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section

CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

Google is donating $800 million to help with the coronavirus crisis

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.


Chinese startups were already struggling to raise money. The coronavirus may be the last straw

Startups in China are usually buzzing right about now. Not this year.


Zoom's massive 'overnight success' actually took nine years

When you think of a social network, you probably imagine news feeds, birthday reminders and baby photos. But the social network of the moment -- the one that's currently getting more app downloads than either Snapchat or TikTok -- looks a little different: It's a videoconferencing service called Zoom, where many peoples' work and social lives now unfold.



From the brink of bankruptcy to a 1,300% stock gain. How this CEO turned around her company

Five years ago, chip maker AMD was bleeding money, laden with debt and staring down a potential bankruptcy. Then Lisa Su took the helm.


Amazon warehouses are getting hit with coronavirus cases

Amazon warehouses are facing a growing tide of coronavirus cases with at least 11 facilities hit so far, according to Amazon and local media reports.


Contactless card spending limit increased to tackle coronavirus spread

The contactless limit for in-store spending will increase from £30 ($35) to £45 ($52) in the United Kingdom as retailers work to reduce physical contact in shops during the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.


How governments are using text alerts to fight the coronavirus pandemic

For people living in South Korea, emergency texts from officials now come about three to five times a day.


Uber and Lyft still aren't helping their most vulnerable drivers

It's been a full week since Nicole Knesek, a driver for Uber and Lyft in Carmichael, California, attempted to apply for paid coronanvirus leave from the ride-hailing companies.


Flipkart shuts down and Amazon limits orders for 1.3 billion Indians under lockdown

India's biggest online retailers have sharply reduced their service after the government ordered a three-week lockdown on residents across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Instagram's CEO is managing one of the world's biggest social networks from his garage

"I don't normally work from my garage," Adam Mosseri said when asked what it's like to run one of the biggest social media platforms in the world from his San Francisco home.


Softbank-backed satellite startup OneWeb files for bankruptcy


Apple releases coronavirus screening app and website in partnership with CDC

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.


James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight

Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients.


The ride hailing industry is getting turned on its head by coronavirus

Just days after President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that all travel from Europe to the United States would be temporarily suspended due the coronavirus pandemic, a Dallas-based rideshare startup called Alto started seeing a steep drop in demand for rides.


Dyson received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients. CNN's Anna Stewart has the latest on the company's efforts to help.


People are holding video game weddings and graduation ceremonies

During the coronavirus pandemic, people are finding a creative way to stay connected: through video games.


YouTube to reduce video quality worldwide to ease strain on internet networks

Videos on YouTube will now default to standard definition for all users worldwide, a step down from the typical high definition that users normally see.


Instacart plans to hire 300,000 more workers as demand surges for grocery deliveries

Instacart is looking to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries as millions of people are urged to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus.


Venmo and Cash App want to deliver government stimulus payments

Online payment services like Venmo and Cash App have exploded in popularity over the past few years, but they haven't quite hit the legitimacy threshold, at least in the eyes of the federal government, of checks or direct deposit.




©Copyright 2020 jwr1.com All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication in part or whole strictly prohibited by international copyright law.