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Older Programmers Are Suddenly in High DemandPeople who know a computer programming language that has been around since the Eisenhower administration are suddenly in high demand. With unemployment claims surging amid the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey has put out an urgent call for volunteers who know COBOL, the language that still underpins the state's unemployment system....
Newser11 hours ago
In this  Feb. 12, 2020, photograph, a sign for the car sharing service Lyft stands near a pickup zone outside the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver.  Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together.  Lyft and rival Uber are turning to deliveries to make up for lost income after ride-hailing screeched to a halt. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh reality checkJust as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Zoom Hid Security Flaws: ShareholderShares in videoconferencing app Zoom hit record highs at the end of last month as COVID-19 forced people to work and socialize from home. Then came the drop, coinciding with concerns about " zoombombing " and other security and privacy issues. Another drop in stock price came Tuesday, with shares closing at...
Newser20 hours ago
A worker disinfects the street outside Congress during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fightThere are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic for both national economies and small businesses
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Twitter Founder Is Giving $1B to Fight CoronavirusTwitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he is donating more than a quarter of his considerable wealth to help the fight against COVID-19. In a tweet Tuesday, Dorsey, who also founded and leads payment app company Square, said he is giving $1 billion in Square equity to the Start...
Newser1 day ago
'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes“Hawaii Five-0” and “The Good Doctor,” two television shows that had farewells last week, may have gained more viewers as people stayed home because of the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump listens during a conference call with banks on efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, at the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissionsPresident Donald Trump will preside over one of America's sharpest drops in climate-changing emissions despite mocking the idea of climate change himself
The Associated Press1 day ago
There are almost no visitors at the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the German government has considerably restricted public life. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaksTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey is setting aside $1 billion in stock to establish a philanthropic venture focused initially on global relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, people use social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as they queue to enter a supermarket in Windsor, England. A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet paper, many shoppers quickly found online grocery delivery slots almost impossible to come by, too. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demandA pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this April 6, 2020, photo, visitors wear masks against the new coronavirus as they visit a flower farm in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets. Despite a campaign by the communist leadership to revive the economy, the bleak situation in Huangpi, highlights the damage to farmers struggling to keep afloat after the country shut down for two months. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets
The Associated Press2 days ago
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