10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. A leaked memo obtained by Vice revealed Amazon’s efforts to mount a smear campaign against a worker it fired. The memo was written by Amazon’s top lawyer and described the fired worker, Chris Smalls, as “not smart or articulate.” Zoom’s CEO apologized […]

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A Delta flight attendant describes what it’s like flying during the coronavirus pandemic with near-empty planes and ‘ghost town’ airports

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the airline industry continues to be impacted by country-wide lockdowns and declining travel demand. John, a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines, described to Business Insider what a day in his life looks like, and how the airline is taking precautions to protect its staff […]

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Medical students are graduating early to take on coronavirus – are they ready?

This year’s medical students have graduated early. As of today, they’re on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19. Qualified medical students should graduate quickly “as a matter of urgency”, the Medical Schools Council advised British universities. The soon-to-be graduates were invited to complete their provisional registration as doctors and apply for an interim Foundation […]

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Jared Kushner’s coronavirus team — deemed a “frat party” by one official — reportedly used personal email accounts and a free conference call website to arrange meetings

Jared Kushner has recruited a team of individuals, including friends and people from the private sector, to help the White House with its coronavirus response, according to a New York Times report. Along with an unnamed senior official describing his team as a “frat party,” some of Kushner’s recruits have used their personal email accounts […]

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‘It’s going to be a mess’: What small businesses applying to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program need to know

Subscribe to Outbreak, a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. As small businesses ready to apply for the new Small Business Association’s Payroll Protection Program loans (as part of a $2.2 trillion stimulus package), banks are calling it: they’re not ready for […]

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