As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks
Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.
Despite economic hardship caused by the coronavirus, the number of students applying for financial aid has fallen, suggesting the number applying to college in the fall will drop too.
Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.
As countries slowly begin to re-open, we examine what changes we can expect to see from the retail industry. Dr. Jason Rao, CEO of Health Security Partners, and Dr. Barbara Kahn, Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School offer their insight.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is being widely praised for her response to protests that flared following the death of a black man, George Floyd, after a white officer in Minneapolis pressed a knee into his neck
Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.
German flagship airline Lufthansa has agreed to a compromise worked out between the government and European Union, overcoming a major hurdle toward final approval of a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) bailout from Berlin
Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite Security Problems Just this past December, the video chat service reported 10 million users. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Zoom's activity has exploded in recent months. According to The Verge, it revealed a huge increase to 200 million at the start of April. The Verge adds that Zoom's use has jumped 50 percent since then. The increase comes despite security experts and the FBI saying default settings are not secure. In 2019, Apple removed Zoom software after it was revealed websites could take over cameras. There is also the "Zoombombing" issue, where pranksters have entered random calls to show "shock content." In response, Zoom recently released its 5.0 version to combat security and privacy problems. 5.0 heightens encryption, security for meetings and users must now have a default password.
Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App Facebook is preparing to introduce a new mobile gaming app amid the coronavirus pandemic when many are glued to their phones. Facebook Gaming will be a free app designed largely for creating and watching live gameplay. According to Facebook, 700 million of its reported 2.5 billion monthly users already engage with online gaming content. The gaming industry is one of a few experiencing a boon during the era of COVID-19. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App The app has no advertising in it for now and will rely on 'stars,' a currency that viewers can use to 'tip' streamers.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says air travelers will have to be tested for COVID-19 before boarding a plane to the state, or submit to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival
As restrictions begin to ease slowly across the globe, the future of air travel hangs in the balance. What will flying look like in a post COVID world? And how will airlines keep their passengers safe? Joe Leader, CEO of APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Assoc.) and IFSA (International Flight Services Assoc.), Shashank Nigam, founder, and CEO of SimpliFlying, and Bob Mann, CEO of R.W. Mann Airline Industry Analysis and Consulting answer our questions.
Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With Upcoming Games Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick says things are still running as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has a slew of new titles in the pipeline, including a new 'Call of Duty' game. It is speculated to be a reboot of the 'Black Ops' sub-series, similar to 2019's 'Modern Warfare' remake. And there has also been talk of new 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' games. Robert Kotick, to CNBC
Government leaders in the U.S. are warning that the massive protests following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis could fuel a new surge in cases of the coronavirus
Lucy Martin, a Los Angeles based entrepreneur and artist, was on the brink of bankruptcy, then the coronavirus hit. But rather than pushing her over the edge, the pandemic provided a business opportunity which enabled her to turn her life around. This is her story.