Techmeme
April 6, 2020, 9:15 AM

Top News

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook says Apple has now sourced 20M+ masks for healthcare workers from its supply chain and has designed and will ship face shields at a rate of 1M/week  —  Tim Cook is back with another update on Apple's ongoing efforts to help healthcare professionals amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Quibi app review: works reliably, auto-flips between landscape and portrait, but no tablet-optimized mode, no family member profiles, and lacks a TV experience  —  A mobile-only video app was always going to be a hard sell  —  After months of publicity, Quibi — the mobile phone app that's centered …
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's Quibi short-video streaming service launches with $1.8B in funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic  —  Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had to cancel a starry Hollywood party for their short-video platform because of the virus.  But Quibi is still going live.
Harriet Sherwood / The Guardian:
After some UK cell towers were set on fire, the government will meet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to stop the spread of a conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19  —  After a spate of fires, the government is stepping in to halt the spread of linking coronavirus to the mobile network
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
YouTube says it will remove content spreading conspiracy theories linking 5G and coronavirus, but will leave content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G  —  Decision comes as four more phone masts are attacked  —  Play Video  —  YouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories …
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / New York Times:
Researchers: Google searches about symptoms, like loss of smell, can help find places where positive COVID-19 cases were missed and reveal undetected symptoms  —  They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected.  I may have found a new one.  —  Mr. Stephens-Davidowitz is the author of …
Daphne Leprince-Ringuet / ZDNet:
A look at how big tech companies and startups are helping governments around the world tackle COVID-19, with chatbots, supercomputers, hackathons, and more  —  Governments around the world have called on the help of the technology industry.  Here are a few of the projects in the works.

Sponsor Posts

Google Meet:
Try Google Meet Video Meetings  —  Google's premium video meetings are now free for everyone.  Find it at meet.google.com.
Zoho:
Improve customer service with extensions for Zoho Desk powered by Zoho Flow  —  On Zoho Marketplace, we have over 950 extensions to simplify and improve everyday workflows and help make the most of Zoho products.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Oura:
Listening to your body changes everything  —  Oura can help you understand your body during sleep and empower you to transform your health.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 06/05 - What If Self-Driving Cars Won't Prevent As Many Accidents As We Hoped? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:15 AM ET, April 6, 2020.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:

Earlier Picks

Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Valerie Strauss / Washington Post:
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: