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March 2, 2020, 2:55 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
COVID-19's impact on tech this week: cancelled conferences, supply chain and sales disruptions, murky business outlook for online travel firms, and rise of Zoom  —  Companies are telling investors that sales are slumping because of the outbreak, conferences are being canceled, and workers are being instructed not to travel.
Polygon:
Organizers announce that this year's Game Developers Conference has been postponed from March to summer amid COVID-19 concerns  —  Sony, EA, Activision Blizzard, Unity, and Epic Games have all withdrawn due to COVID-19 concerns  —  This year's Game Developers Conference has been postponed …
Ben Gilbert / Business Insider:
Indie game developers and publishers say Stadia's library is sparse because Google wasn't offering devs enough money and may abandon the platform in the future  —  - Last November, Google finally launched a major gaming platform that was in development for years: Google Stadia.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Union of Concerned Scientists study: ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace  —  Union of Concerned Scientists recommends more electric cars and pooled trips  —  Uber and Lyft have weathered criticism about pollution …
Rajiv Rao / ZDNet:
How Apple, after languishing in India for years, became the fastest growing premium smartphone brand in the country in 2019  —  For the first time in its brief history in India, the premium brand has gone all out to woo customers with big price cuts, and thanks to local manufacturing efforts, it has worked wonders.
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Process Street, which is developing a no-code workflow builder for businesses, raises $12M Series A led by Accel  —  Process Street, which has developed no-code workflow builder, has raised a $12 million Series A led by Accel.  —  Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Elementor, a WordPress-focused graphical website building platform, raises $15M from Lightspeed Venture Partners  —  WordPress has become so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget that it still drives a huge ecosystem of startups that build tools and services around the platform.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
A look at top Democratic presidential candidates' stances on tech issues like breaking up Big Tech, digital privacy, encryption and backdoors, and Section 230  —  - Voters from 14 states and one U.S. territory will decide which Democratic candidate to support for the presidential nomination on Super Tuesday.
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