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Mar 15, 2020

American Airlines cuts long-haul international flights by 75%

American Airlines said it will suspend 75% of its long-haul international flights from the U.S., beginning March 16 in response to decreased demand and government travel restrictions put in place to lessen the spread of COVID-19. American Airlines had already reduced its capacity. This latest move,…

By Kirsten Korosec
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Mar 15, 2020
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Mar 15, 2020
By Darrell Etherington
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Mar 15, 2020

Our infected machine

We are handling the first real global crisis since the Cold War with staggering incompetence. People are already dying en masse. We all need to stay home and stay away from one another. If we wait until those who can’t do math see the awful consequences all too visible to those who can, thing…

By Jon Evans
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Mar 15, 2020
By Darrell Etherington
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Mar 14, 2020

How big tech is taking on COVID-19

Over the past week, one thing has become painfully clear for U.S. residents: COVID-19 is going to permeate every aspect of our lives for a long time to come. Those of us in and around tech have been noticing this for months now. First through the impact on our friends and colleagues in Asia, who [&…

By Brian Heater
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Mar 14, 2020

Apple sets restrictions for COVID-19-related apps

Apple today put in place more COVID-19-related safeguards — this time centered on its App Store. In a note posted to its developer community, the company explains that it will take steps to vet submissions of apps focused on the global pandemic that has begun to impact nearly every aspect of life a…

By Brian Heater
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Mar 14, 2020
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Mar 14, 2020

Startups Weekly: Investors are excited to write checks during the pandemic

[Editor’s note: Want to get this weekly review of news that startups can use by email? Just subscribe here.]  Some startup investors are so uncertain about the current economic environment that they are hesitating to give us their forecasts on the record (this never happens). But others tell us the…

By Eric Eldon
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Mar 14, 2020
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