Are states testing enough? This coronavirus map will tell you how yours ranks

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As it stands now, there have been just over 8.9 million tests performed in the United States. That equates to just over 27,000 tests per million people. In other words, testing has a long way to go. Testing is key for getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control. Unfortunately, some states are testing more than others. But how does your state stack up? A new interactive tool by Peter Walker, head of growth at media analytics firm Public Relay , helps shed some light on that. Read Full Story

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Uber app will list job openings to help Uber drivers find other jobs during COVID-19

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The section will feature job openings at more than a dozen companies, including McDonald’s, Walgreens, and FedEx. With 41 states staying at home under government orders, the transportation industry has taken a huge hit—including ride-hailing app Uber’s legion of 3.9 million drivers, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck and have seen their sole source of income dwindle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Story

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Twitter Q1 2020 earnings: mDAU growth explodes thanks to ‘global conversation related to the COVID-19 pandemic’

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Twitter delivers its strongest ever year-over-year mDAU growth, but earning per share disappoints. Twitter has just announced its Q1 earnings for fiscal 2020. In the run-up to the results, there was much uncertainty around the social media company’s numbers considering last month Twitter withdrew its original Q1 2020 guidance due to the impact of COVID-19. In February, Twitter had originally said it expected Q1 total revenue to be between $825 million and $885 million, as well as its operating income to be between below a million dollars and up to $30 million. Read Full Story

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Five things we learned about Michelle Obama from her Netflix documentary ‘Becoming’

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One of them is that if you’re holding out hope for her to save 2020, it’s not going to happen. “Your life isn’t yours anymore,” says Michelle Obama at the outset of Becoming , the new documentary based on her 2018 memoir of the same name. She makes the poignantly self-aware comment as she examines what her life will be like after spending the past eight years under the scrutiny that comes with life as the First Lady of the United States. Read Full Story

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Key Insights: CXO is the new hero of 2020, UK consumer trends, and local SEO strategy

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30-second summary: COVID-19 and world recession eclipse the UK consumer sentiment as McKinsey & Company track a 46% growth in pessimism about their economic recovery The five most positive shifts and how they are here to stay Majority of marketing professionals believed that BAU will return in a year 2020 is the year for perfect vision in terms of CXO (customer experience optimization) How many SEO tools do marketers use? Feed your curiosity and discover more on local SEO and strategies. The COVID-19 waves have brought upon a unique fashion of ebb and flow in the marketing sea. Our key insights continue to reflect the new developments in the face of marketing as 2020 progresses. Pessimism continues to eclipse UK consumers Consumer behavior is a mosaic that has continued to shape up a new abstract in recent months. McKinsey & Company have continually been observing consumer thoughts and trends and …

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This ‘quantum dot’ tech helps grow more plants by making sunlight more powerful

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Indoor farms can grow more food than fields by using special recipes of LED lights to induce more plant growth. This new technology lets a regular greenhouse achieve the same effect. Inside the sprawling warehouses where some indoor farming startups grow food under artificial light, custom “light recipes” adjust the color of LEDs to help plants grow faster. Even with efficient LED bulbs, the systems still use a huge amount of energy. But new technology designed for traditional greenhouses can manipulate sunlight in a similar way, without any use of electricity at all. Read Full Story

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