SoftBank reportedly balks at commitment to buy $3B in shares from WeWork shareholders

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that SoftBank Group is using regulatory investigations as a way to back out of its commitment to buy $3 billion in shares from existing WeWork shareholders. WeWork’s spectacular train wreck of an initial public offering w…

How to buy and set up the right monitor for your laptop so you can work more comfortably at home

As the coronavirus spreads, you may have been asked to work from home. Instead of leaning over your laptop computer and trying to do everything on its tiny screen, I’ve recommended adding a full-size monitor to your desk. Depending on where you live, you may…

UNESCO updates distance-learning guide for the 776.7 million children worldwide affected by school closures

As schools around the world close or move classes online to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many parents and educators are scrambling for ideas. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has assembled an online guide with li…

Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. “We invite other comp…

What to Do If You Need a Return or Pick Up at the Apple Store During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Last week, after Apple announced that that the company was closing all of its retail stores outside of China until March 27th as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, the company has provided additional clarification about what Apple users should do in…

Peloton stock spikes as the at-home fitness company finds potential customers stuck at home

As governments across the country weigh whether to push non-essential public venues like gyms to close, more people are searching out expensive gear from Peloton . The public markets are obviously seeing some pretty substantial swings in recent days, but new…

Huboo picks up investment from Maersk Growth, the venture arm of container logistics giant A.P. Moller

Huboo, the U.K. startup that operates a multi-channel fulfilment service for e-commerce businesses of varying sizes, has picked up an undisclosed amount of investment from Maersk Growth, the venture arm of Danish container logistics giant A.P. Moller – Maersk…

Alphabet’s Verily launches its California COVID-19 test screening site in a limited pilot

Alphabet -owned health technology company Verily has launched the COVID-19 screening site that was first misrepresented by President Trump as a broadly focused coronavirus web-based screening and testing utility developed by Google . After a flurry of blog po…