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March 16, 2020, 2:50 AM

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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Alphabet's Verily launches a coronavirus screening website limited to the San Francisco Bay area, requires users to log in with their Google account  —  - Alphabet's Verily on Sunday night launched a pilot of a COVID-19 screening and testing website in the San Francisco Bay Area, a day earlier than it said it would.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
An overview of the COVID-19-related work Google is doing, and how it falls far short of the comprehensive testing system implied by President Trump on Friday  —  ‘Neither one of the announcements were ready for prime time,’ one official told the Washington Post
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Google says it is working with the US government to develop a nationwide COVID-19 website on symptoms, risks, and testing info, in addition to other measures  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) said on Saturday that it was working with the U.S. government to develop …
Frank McShan / MacRumors:
WSJ: some Apple employees still work from HQ due to restrictions on external access to some systems and prohibitions on unreleased products from leaving campus  —  The process of tech companies sending thousands of employees home amid the coronavirus crisis has been messy, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says it is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27 due to the spread of COVID-19 and plans to pay its hourly workers during the closures  —  Apple today announced that it is closing all of its retail locations outside of Greater China until March 27 due to the continuing spread …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon warns it is experiencing Prime delivery delays and running out of stock of popular household items amid the coronavirus outbreak  —  - Amazon said many household items are out of stock due to increased demand as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S.
Grant Martin / Forbes:
Airbnb is broadening its cancellation policy to offer refunds to worldwide travelers with stays and experiences booked between March 14 and April 14  —  The largest vacation rental company in the world is broadening its cancellation policy to offer refunds to worldwide travelers with stays …
FinSMEs:
Validere, an informatics platform for oil and gas companies, raises $15M Series A led by Wing VC, says it's now monitoring and optimizing 3M+ barrels per day  —  Validere, a Calgary and Toronto, Canada- and Houston, TX-based informatics platform that enables energy companies …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
FCC says it netted $4.47B for 5G mmWave bands in its spectrum auction and $2.7B for 24GHz and 28GHz bands with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon as top bidders  —  Once touted as the key building block of 5G networks, high band millimeter wave spectrum has taken a back seat to longer-distance low …
FinSMEs:
b.well Connected Health, a consumer-facing healthcare management platform, raises $16M Series A led by UnityPoint Health Ventures  —  b.well Connected Health, a Baltimore, MD-based platform designed to provide consumers a new front end to healthcare, closed a $16m Series A funding.

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