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Silicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions

Silicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions

By: Katherine Bindley and Eliot Brown
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 11th, 2020
Bay Area staffers move to less-costly locales to work remotely in pandemic, triggering cost-of-living salary reductions and stoking debate.
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.
Microsoft, Accenture, Bank of America and other employers offer perks like subsidized “learning hubs” to parents juggling virtual school - The Washington Post

Big firms offer stressed parents new perks such as subsidized tutoring

By: Jena McGregor
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: August 20th, 2020
Aimed at stressed out parents, the offerings try to make up for widespread school closures.
Some companies are thriving amid the coronavirus recession - The Washington Post

In a bleak economy, these companies are flourishing

By: David J. Lynch
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: August 11th, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping spending patterns, creating new winners and losers.
Cloud Strategies Aren't Just About Digital Transformation Anymore

Cloud Strategies Aren't Just About Digital Transformation Anymore

By: Lisa Morgan
Source: InformationWeek
Date of Publication: May 26th, 2020
A look at how cloud solutions are prioritized during the virtual work caused by the pandemic.
Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market - The New York Times

Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market

By: Natasha Singer
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
As businesses grapple with how to safely reopen the workplace, companies like Fitbit and Verily, Google’s sister company, are rushing out new work force health-vetting and tracking tools.
Slack partners with Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams

Slack partners with Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams

By: Tom Warren
Source: The Verge
Date of Publication: June 4th, 2020
Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multiyear agreement that means all Amazon employees will be able to start using Slack. The deal comes just as Slack faces increased competition from Microsoft Teams, and it will also see Slack migrate its voice and video calling features over to Amazon’s Chime platform alongside a broader adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
From Facebook to KFC - 11 Brands Honor Moms in Light of the Pandemic

From Facebook to KFC—11 Brands Honor Moms in Light of the Pandemic

By: Mónica Marie Zorrilla
Source: Ad Week
Date of Publication: May 8th, 2020
Mother's Day may look different this year, but it's a holiday worth celebrating
All the Things Covid-19 Will Change Forever, According to 30 Experts

All the Things Covid-19 Will Change Forever, According to 30 Experts

By: Mark Sullivan
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: April 20th, 2020
Tech execs, VCs, and analysts—from WhatsApp’s Will Cathcart to AOL cofounder Steve Case—on the pandemic’s lasting impact on how we live, work, and think.