The coronavirus is already bursting the tech investment bubble

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The pandemic has revealed the shaky foundations of companies like Uber, WeWork, and Airbnb. A handful of technology companies have benefited from coronavirus. Amazon has profited handsomely, as have streaming and video conferencing platforms like Netflix and Zoom . But the pandemic has laid bare the shaky foundations of a number of other platforms that bill themselves as technology companies and have enjoyed the high valuations that come with this label. Read Full Story

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When running an organization, remember that flexibility has a cost

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Amid the pandemic, many organizations are trying to remain flexible. But putting off making a decision has a real cost. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. The number of new cases has changed substantially in the past few weeks in many states. The response of local, state, and federal authorities has changed in ways that have been hard to predict. Read Full Story

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How the rise of automation can inform our upskilling during the pandemic

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To see how workers have overhauled their skills in the past, look to the influx of skills from the previous explosion of machine and process technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a devastating loss of lives and livelihoods around the globe, and for those of us continuing to shelter-in-place, it has drastically changed the way we go about our daily lives. With limited opportunities to return to work for millions, COVID-19 has also accomplished something that few of us could have predicted: it has revealed fundamental flaws in how we approach employment in the face of changing times. Read Full Story

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Report: China has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for military use

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The military research unit has eschewed phase 3 clinical trials and is going straight into use. The Chinese military has approved a COVID-19 vaccine following studies that show it is safe and has some efficacy, according to Reuters . A research unit of the Chinese military developed the vaccine in collaboration with CanSino Biologics. So far, only the military will have access to the vaccine. Read Full Story

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