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March 23, 2020, 4:45 AM

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Jason Del Rey / Vox:
As Amazon prioritizes household staples and other high-demand items, some non-essential items are now showing April 21 delivery dates even with Amazon Prime  —  The e-commerce giant is prioritizing household staples and other high-demand items during the coronavirus outbreak.
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 …
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 …
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 …

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