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FedEx is upgrading its tech for a holiday season in pandemic times

By: Rob Pegoraro
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: November 4th, 2020
With people depending on deliveries more than ever, FedEx is calling in robots and adopting other gadgets to efficiently get packages where they’re going.
Logitech shares surge as COVID-19 boosts home-working

Logitech shares surge as COVID-19 boosts home-working

By: John Revill
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
Logitech International LOGN.S shares led Europe's gainers on Tuesday as the computer peripherals maker reported a big jump in second-quarter profit and again hiked its guidance amid a work-from-home boom.
TikTok is driving massive toy sales as play dates become less frequent during pandemic

TikTok is driving massive toy sales as play dates become less frequent during pandemic

By: Sarah Whitten
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: October 16th, 2020
Social media influencers were the fourth-most cited reason for someone making a toy purchase. More than 100 million Americans are monthly active users of TikTok. With that many eyeballs, it’s no wonder that toy companies are partnering with content creators to showcase products on the app. A number of toy companies have cited paid partnerships with TikTok creators as reasons for toy sale surges.
Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work.
Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
Caterpillar’s autonomous driving technology, which can be bolted on to existing machines, is helping the U.S. heavy equipment maker mitigate the heavy impact of the coronavirus crisis on sales of its traditional workhorses.
Fortune 500 CEO survey on how top companies are dealing with coronavirus pandemic, predictions for what's ahead _ Fortune

Fortune 500 CEO survey: How are America’s biggest companies dealing with the coronavirus pandemic?

By: Alan Murray
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: May 14th, 2020
CEOs of the Fortune 500, surveyed in the last two weeks of April, believe it will be years before the effects of COVID-19 are purged from the U.S. economy.
A big hiring pledge from New York CEOs

A big hiring pledge from New York CEOs

By: Jennifer A. Kingson
Source: Axios
Date of Publication: August 11th, 2020
Leaders of more than two dozen of the New York City area's largest employers — including JPMorgan Chase, Ernst & Young, IBM, McKinsey & Company and Accenture — aim to hire 100,000 low-income residents and people of color by 2030 and will help prep them for tech jobs.
How firms are keeping staff and secrets safe from hackers now everyone is working remotely

How firms are keeping staff and secrets safe from hackers now everyone is working remotely

By: Sam Shead
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 27th, 2020
More employees are working from home than ever before due to the coronavirus. Security chiefs from McLaren, Revolut, and Facebook explained what they’re doing to keep their companies safe during the lockdown. Measures range from using privacy screens to extra vetting on new staff.
Apple, Google and Sony will be critical to MLB season shortened by coronavirus

Apple, Google and Sony will be critical to MLB season shortened by coronavirus

By: Jabari Young
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 21st, 2020
Major League Baseball will look to Big Tech companies like Apple and Google to help with its shortened season that is scheduled to resume on July 23. Google will provide cloud computing services that the MLB can use to track stats and shorten the time umpires need to review a contested play. Sony will offer artificial crowd noise that can be picked up by broadcasts, since all teams will play in empty stadiums.
COVID-19 has upended the media industry_WEF

COVID-19 has upended the media industry. This is how it can come back stronger

By: Cathy Li and Hesham Zafar
Source: World Economic Forum
Date of Publication: June 3rd, 2020
Cathy Li and Hesham Zafar discuss how COVID-19 has affected the media industry, its response, consumer trust and the importance of innovation and adaptation.