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Mercedes and Microsoft team up for virtual car maintenance - Business Insider

Mercedes and Microsoft have teamed up to develop virtual maintenance technology for the coronavirus age

By: Matthew DeBord
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
Mercedes-Benz USA has partnered with Microsoft to bring virtual-reality and online-collaboration technology to vehicle service.
NFL partners with Microsoft for Teams virtual fan cams

The NFL will use Microsoft Teams to let fans cheer along with players when they score a touchdown

By: Jabari Young, Jordan Novet
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
Players will be able to see fans on giant screens in the end zone when they score, and fans will be able to celebrate with them.
Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

By: Joseph Pisani
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2020
In the latest sign of how it’s prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.
Boston Dynamic robot dogs are being used to monitor COVID-19 patients

If you’re in the hospital with COVID-19, this robot dog might come take your vital signs

By: Adele Peters
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2020
Dr. Spot will see you now. A study found the robots were good at gathering information from patients—and the patients like them too.
Long haul effects and solutions of work burnout

Why you’re feeling work-from-home burnout—and what can be done

By: Lydia Dishman
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: August 26th, 2020
As the pandemic drags on, many remote workers are reporting feeling drained. Here’s what some employers—and employees—are doing to feel better.
Shopify, Suddenly Worth $117 Billion, Is One of the Biggest Pandemic Winners - WSJ

Shopify, Suddenly Worth $117 Billion, Is One of the Biggest Pandemic Winners

By: Inti Pacheco
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2020
E-commerce platform has tapped into small businesses needing websites, doubling its revenue.
No reset, no bottom for GE yet: J.P. Morgan

No reset, no bottom for GE yet: J.P. Morgan

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
General Electric Co (GE.N) shares are now worth less than $5 each, analysts from J.P. Morgan said on Monday, valuing the U.S. conglomerate at less than $44 billion and predicting it is yet to reach a turning point in efforts to reboot its businesses.
Zoom Again Lifts Full-Year Outlook as Sales Surge During Pandemic - WSJ

Zoom Again Lifts Full-Year Outlook as Sales Surge During Pandemic

By: Kimberly Chin
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
Remote working and distance learning are fueling investor enthusiasm in the video-conferencing platform.
Zoom shares soar; Wall Street warns of risks when pandemic eases

Zoom shares soar; Wall Street warns of risks when pandemic eases

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 1st, 2020
Wall Street analysts raised price targets for Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) on Tuesday as its shares were set to hit record highs, while warning that a return to office work could hamper its success in luring small corporate customers.
5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign - PR Daily

5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign

By: Ted Kitterman
Source: Ragan's PR Daily
Date of Publication: August 24th, 2020
The payment company asked business owners to share their stories of managing through the trials of an unprecedented pandemic—creating a support hub for entrepreneurs in the fight of their lives.