Google and Facebook both report their first-quarter earnings in the coming week. The financial results will give us our best look yet at how the pandemic is affecting the advertising industry. Advertising spend is typically a proxy for the health …Read More »
A 'nanofiber' mask fabric manufactured in Oklahoma filters 9 times more tiny, potentially-dangerous particles than a bandana, independent tests show. Here's how you can buy it
One of the designers that discovered that blue shop towels were more effective at filtering tiny particles than a bandana worked with a particle testing company to officially test 20 materials. They tested a variety of things people were using …Read More »
Venture capital investors say they expect a slowdown in merger and acquisition activity because of the looming coronavirus recession. Potential acquirers may focus on their own survival because they’re not sure how long the recession will last. Many could cut …Read More »
MIT students are recreating their Cambridge, Massachusetts campus on “Minecraft” after COVID-19 ended their semester early. Events including graduations and weddings have been moved online to “Minecraft,” “Animal Crossing,” and other online games since the coronavirus spread throughout the world. …Read More »
Electronics manufacturing company Adafruit has seen a 90% plunge in sales during the coronavirus pandemic, but it's been able to overhaul its operations to build medical supplies for crisis relief
Adafruit, an electronics manufacturing company based in New York City, sprung to action after local officials put out a call for help during the coronavirus pandemic. The company is now putting its 50,000 square foot factory to work building medical …Read More »
Over the years, Google has released dozens of products branching out from its search engine. Some of these products we use every day, such as Gmail, while others fizzled out with only a mere fraction of the impact as expected, …Read More »
A crop of fintechs is trying to help banks and small businesses with the new $320 billion round of PPP loans. Here's what they're doing.
President Donald Trump signed a new stimulus package Friday, meaning the paycheck-protection program for small businesses will be replenished with $320 billion. The first phase of the PPP sparked backlash as funds quickly ran out. The government allowed alternative lenders …Read More »
$1 billion startup Rent the Runway has furloughed 35% of its employees. Its future is now in question as coronavirus ravages retail.
Rent the Runway has furloughed roughly 35% of its corporate employees and cut overall headcount as a result of the fallout from the coronavirus, the company confirmed to Business Insider. A slew of startups, from scooter company Bird to luggage-maker …Read More »
Here's exactly how well 20 materials for homemade masks — from folded bandanas to blue shop towels — can filter tiny, potentially-dangerous particles, according to an N95 testing company
Which easy-to-buy materials are best suited for home made masks based on how well they filter particles? After Business Insider first reported on a group of fashion designers who discovered certain blue shop towels filter particles far better than a …Read More »
Appointment-only stores, hand sanitizing stations, and robots stocking shelves: Here's how our shopping experience could change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Retailers across the US have come under intense pressure during the coronavirus pandemic. While some stores have stayed open and adjusted their shopping environments to be safer for consumers and workers, others have closed. Experts are now looking at how …Read More »