Bloomberg: The Coronavirus Could Offer Tech Companies’ a Shot at Redemption

Bloomberg: The Coronavirus Could Offer Tech Companies’ a Shot at Redemption. “As the coronavirus pandemic tears through the U.S., money is already flowing in from Silicon Valley heavyweights. Bill Gates has pledged more than $100 million from his family foundation to fight the disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has put money toward new equipment to try to quadruple Covid-19 testing in the California Bay Area. And Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has teamed up with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and other Silicon Valley notables to donate more than $5 million to feed impacted families.”

CNN: US tech companies will be hit with new UK tax in just three weeks

CNN: US tech companies will be hit with new UK tax in just three weeks. “Britain will start charging a tax on digital services in three weeks despite fierce opposition from Big Tech and the US government. The UK government said Wednesday that it’s moving ahead with a 2% tax on revenue from digital services such as search and advertising starting on April 1.”

2020: Digital, Online, and Virtual Events for the Tech and Business Industry (Web Strategist)

Web Strategist: 2020: Digital, Online, and Virtual Events for the Tech and Business Industry. “For the business person who’s now working at home, or is travel-restricted, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to the industry. Many physical-world conferences are shifting to digital, virtual, or blended experiences. This list will help you stay organized on which event to attend, and when. Event organizers and marketers: use this to coordinate market timing.”

The coronavirus impact: Here’s how COVID-19 has affected the tech industry (CNET)

CNET: The coronavirus impact: Here’s how COVID-19 has affected the tech industry. “The novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the global technology industry. Many companies have shut factories and banned business-related travel, and major industry events like Facebook’s F8, the Geneva Motor Show, Google I/O and Mobile World Congress continue to be called off because of the outbreak.”

Inside Indiana Business: Powderkeg Launches Culture Directory

Inside Indiana Business: Powderkeg Launches Culture Directory. ” Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg has launched a new tool it says will showcase tech companies through their culture. The company says the Culture Directory, which currently features more than 300 tech firms, allows tech professionals to learn about company cultures. At launch, the directory includes companies in the Indianapolis area. However, Powderkeg says the directory will expand in 2020 with new features and locations, including Denver, Charlotte, Raleigh, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh.”

CNET: Big Tech companies to pay hourly workers affected by coronavirus

CNET: Big Tech companies to pay hourly workers affected by coronavirus. “Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and Apple will continue to pay hourly workers who can’t do their jobs remotely even as big technology companies urge their full-time staff to work from home in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.”