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New York Auto Show has been fully canceled

Published on 05/25/2020 @ 4 AM EST
Usually held in April with over 1 million attendants, the New York Auto Show was delayed until August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But organizers are now saying they won’t be able to meet that deadline and are focused on reviving the auto show in spring 2021.

Fitbit is planning to build ventilators to help treat COVID-19 patients

Published on 05/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Fitbit will reportedly be shifting supply chain resources to make emergency ventilators, as told by Fitbit CEO James Park to CNBC. The ventilators will be used to help treat COVID-19 patients and could help bolster the national supply of the medical devices, which have been in need during the pandemic.

Majority of Google employees will be able to work from home until 2021

Published on 05/08/2020 @ 4 PM EST
As reported by Engadget, Google has extended its work-from-home policy for the remainder of 2020. After previously telling employees that they would be working remotely until June 1st, CEO Sundar Pichai has told employees that they’ll likely work from home until the end of the year.

Kickstarter may cut up to 45 percent of its workforce

Published on 05/02/2020 @ 5 PM EST
The OPEIU (the union representing Kickstarter employees) said layoffs could affect up to 45 percent of the workforce, according to a notice sent to Engadget, although Kickstarter disputes that number when it doesn’t factor in voluntary buyouts.

Smart driving assistant Automatic is shutting down

Published on 05/02/2020 @ 5 PM EST
As reported by the team, “Like many other companies in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our business. We have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Automatic connected car product, service, and platform.”

Coursera gives unemployed workers free access to 3,800 online courses

Published on 04/27/2020 @ 5 AM EST
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the online learning platform Coursera will make 3,800 of its courses available for free to people unemployed. Additionally, the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative is part of its Coursera for Government training program for government employees.