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March 22, 2020, 5:00 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:
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Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at the rise of “Zoombombing”, where trolls disrupt public Zoom conferencing calls by using the service's screen-sharing feature to share graphic content  —  As its user base rapidly expands, the videoconference app Zoom is seeing a rise in trolling and graphic content.
Geoff Baker / The Seattle Times:
Satya Nadella, whose 23-year-old son is a legally blind quadriplegic with cerebral palsy weakening his immune system, on Microsoft's role in slowing COVID-19  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admits to feeling the personal anxieties many of his employees have shared about the coronavirus pandemic.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook's efforts to help governments, emergency response orgs, SMBs, its employees, and users during the pandemic could help improve its tarnished reputation  —  - Over the past few weeks, Facebook has been quick to launch a number of efforts to help combat the spread of the coronavirus …
Michael Novinson / CRN:
Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, owned by Insight Partners, to be bought by PE firm Hellman & Friedman at $1.15B valuation; Insight to keep minority stake  —  Application security testing vendor Checkmarx has grown its headcount to more than 700 people, up 28 percent from 534 employees …
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google launches a dedicated COVID-19 website, focused on locally relevant info in the US, as well as enhanced Search results for terms related to the disease  —  After lots of complicated drama, a simple website  —  One week ago, President Donald Trump held a press conference wherein …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Snap Camera, which lets users overlay their faces with AR filters in services like Zoom, Hangouts, and Twitch, has seen 10X surge in downloads since March 1  —  Workers around the world are suddenly confined to their homes and apartments to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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