Quibi: Here’s what you need to know about the new streaming service

Quibi will face significant competition and it’s launching in the middle of a pandemic, which may or may not help its growth. But it has a lot of buzz –— and money — backing it up, not to mention two of the most famed executives in Hollywood and Silicon Valley running the company.

The Write Stuff: 4 College Admissions Essay Editing Services Reviewed

Looking for good news about the college admissions process these days? You won’t find much of it. Not only has the cost of attending college doubled on average since the 1980s, but also it’s gotten considerably harder to get in. The majority of colleges in America have witnessed a plummeting acceptance rate as the number […]

INSIGHT-Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy’s coronavirus crisis

“We are used to seeing people die, but normally it feels like you are accompanying them at the end of the road,” said Maura Zucchelli, a nurse at Itineris, a private company which provides medical assistance at home in the Bergamo area.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. hog futures hit 17-1/2-year low, cattle sink as virus measures disrupt markets

CHICAGO, April 3 (Reuters) – U.S. hog futures fell on Friday to the lowest point since late 2002 on tumbling pork prices and slowing slaughter rates as measures to control the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools and restaurants and sent U.S. unemployment rates soaring.

IBM taps former Bank of America CTO to oversee cloud business

(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) on Monday named former Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) top technology executive Howard Boville head of its cloud business, as Arvind Krishna takes over from long-time chief Ginni Rometty.

CVS to launch two new drive-through COVID-19 testing sites

Brennan said CVS was basically “shutting down that other model” of a single lane drive-through in the parking lot of one of its stores. A CVS spokeswoman said the Shrewsbury site is still operational, but the company is evaluating how and when to transition to this new model in Massachusetts.

CVS ramps up drive-through coronavirus testing sites with faster kits

Walgreens said last week on a conference call with analysts that it had a pilot running in Chicago that was doing about 150 tests a day under the direction of the government. Target said in March that because CVS handled the pharmacy operations in its stores, it would partner with them to bring any sites […]

Safaricom, Vodacom finalise M-Pesa acquisition from Britain’s Vodafone

“The transaction… will accelerate M-Pesa’s growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-Pesa brand, product development and support services as well as the opportunity to expand M-Pesa into new African markets,” they said in a statement.

Lockdown: TCS offers free, 15-day digital certification programme

TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services, announced on Monday a free, 15-day self-paced digital certification programme called Career Edge, specially designed for college students/working professionals to enhance their career skills by helping them effectively utilise the time at hand during this period of lockdown. The programme, offered on the TCS iON Digital […]

Tech giants such as Google, Facebook seek to defer Indian digital tax – sources

India and the United States remain at loggerheads over a wide array of tariffs. The digital tax has alarmed the U.S. government, which has reviewed it, but Washington is not immediately likely to raise concerns with New Delhi given priorities over the coronavirus, said a fourth source aware of the U.S. government’s thinking.