coronavirus pandemic

Google Releases Mobility Reports to Help Public Health Officials

Google Releases Mobility Reports to Help Public Health Officials

Google has released its first batch of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. The reports use aggregated Google Maps data to track the movements of people during the pandemic. The tech giant is hoping that public health officials will be able to use the information to make more informed decisions and slow the spread of the coronavirus.…

Yubico Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Yubico Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Yubico’s Chad Thunberg has some handy security tips for organizations that are trying to adjust to a remote work environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) notes that many organizations and employees have never had to address this particular set of problems, and that they should be especially wary…

Activity Monitoring Startup Zensors Offers Free Services to Help Fight COVID-19

Activity Monitoring Startup Zensors Offers Free Services to Help Fight COVID-19

Computer vision activity monitoring startup Zensors has announced that it will be offering its platform for free to certain entities to help them take measures against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Founded two years ago from a team out of Carnegie Mellon University, Zensors was among the earliest adopters of computer vision in the…

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

The FIDO Alliance’s inaugural Authenticate conference has officially been postponed. The event was originally scheduled to run from June 2-3, but will now take place on November 9-10. The FIDO Alliance member plenary has similarly been rebooked for November 11-12. The venue will remain the same despite the scheduling shakeup. Both Authenticate and the member…

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Research is predicting that global smartphone production could drop as much as 30 percent in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The downturn largely reflects the considerable disruption to production lines and supply chains in China, which was the first country to be hit by the coronavirus. China also…

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions. Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out…

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health is working with hospitals to help manage the number of patients in emergency departments. To that end, the company will be outfitting hospitals with telehealth services and home monitoring kits to help doctors provide better care to remote patients.  The new measures are being taken up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which…

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

“In announcing the offers, the GSMA maintained that it stands by the decision to cancel this year’s MWC Barcelona, asserting that it was ‘the only option at the time, as has been made clear by subsequent events.’” Having cancelled this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona over coronavirus concerns, the GSMA is already looking to next…

Reed Exhibitions Postpones CNP Summit and Makes Plans for Virtual Series

Reed Exhibitions Postpones CNP Summit and Makes Plans for Virtual Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is still rippling through the 2020 conference schedule. Reed Exhibitions has announced that this year’s CNP Summit has officially been postponed. The event was originally supposed to run from May 19 to 21 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, but will now be rescheduled for a future date that is yet…

Ericsson Stresses Remote Participation Options for Upcoming AGM

Ericsson Stresses Remote Participation Options for Upcoming AGM

Ericsson is moving forward with plans for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this month, but the tech giant is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of its shareholders. The AGM is scheduled to take place at 3:00 pm CEST on March 31 at Kistamässan in Stockholm. Of course, large gatherings are…

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Vivify Health has announced new COVID-19-focused features for its Vivify +Go remote care app for mobile devices. One of the new features, Screening Pathway, enables end users to self-diagnose by answering a series of questions based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines. The aim is to reduce unnecessary demand on healthcare providers, as end users…

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

“Recognizing that a growing number of workers are self-quarantining and looking for ways to work from home, Google has made the premium version of Meet available for free until July 1st of this year.” With much of the world now transfixed by COVID-19, Google is highlighting its efforts to leverage its platforms and technologies to…

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