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March 23, 2020, 12:55 AM

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Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
In memo to employees, Bezos says face mask orders for workers are unfilled due to short global supply, and that his time is now “wholly focused” on COVID-19  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he has turned all of his attention to the impact of COVID-19, the tech giant's response …
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
CNBC:
Apple has updated Siri to help US users asking if they have COVID-19, with answers coming from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC  —  - iPhone users who are wondering whether they have COVID-19 can now turn to Siri.  — Apple has updated its voice assistant …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
IBM, Department of Energy, White House OSTP, others launch a consortium to give COVID-19 researchers access to supercomputers, 330+ petaflops of computing power  —  Following the launch of its 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, IBM today announced that it will help coordinate an effort …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Nextdoor launches Help Map, a new interactive tool that lets neighbors offer help to one another with tasks like grocery shopping  —  Help shop for groceries or just check in on your at-risk neighbors  —  Nextdoor, the social networking app designed around local communities …
Geoff Baker / The Seattle Times:
Satya Nadella details Microsoft's response to COVID-19 as he writes a memo to employees worldwide: “We are in uncharted territory”  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admits to feeling the personal anxieties many of his employees have shared about the coronavirus pandemic.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Ampere Analysis study of Disney+ US subscriptions finds 50% of households with kids under 10, 42% with kids under 18, and 41% of 18-24-year-olds are subscribers  —  Disney Plus is one of the few bright spots in the Mouse House's business portfolio amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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