Published On: Mon, Apr 6th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Amazon room workers travel out

Amazon faces workman complaints over a response to a COVID-19 pandemic, General Motors says it’s relocating quick to make face masks and we’ve got some numbers quantifying a video conferencing boom. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Mar 31, 2020.

1. Amazon room workers are walking out and Whole Foods workers are striking

Yesterday, room workers on Staten Island in New York walked off a pursuit in criticism of Amazon’s diagnosis amid a crisis. Meanwhile, workers during Whole Foods, that is owned by Amazon, are organizing a “sick out” strike to direct improved protections on a job, Vice reports.

“We have taken impassioned measures to keep people safe, tripling down on low cleaning, procuring reserve reserve that are available, and changing processes to safeguard those in a buildings are gripping protected distances,” an Amazon orator said. “The law is a immeasurable infancy of employees continue to uncover adult and do a drastic work of delivering for business each day.”

2. General Motors spins adult tellurian supply sequence to make 50,000 face masks a day

The automotive hulk pronounced in a expelled matter that it expects to broach 20,000 masks on Apr 8 — and shortly after, it should be means to furnish 50,000 masks a day once a prolongation line is during full capacity.

3. Videoconferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March

According to a new news from App Annie, business conferencing apps have been experiencing record expansion and only strike their biggest week ever in March, commanding 62 million downloads during a week of Mar 14-21. Meanwhile, amicable networking video app Houseparty has also seen unusual expansion in Europe during lockdowns and home quarantines.

4. Uber co-founder Garrett Camp stairs behind from house executive role

Camp is relinquishing his purpose as a house executive and switching to house observer, where he says he’ll concentration on product plan for a float hailing giant. In his Medium post announcing a shift, Camp signs off by observant he’s looking brazen to assisting Uber “brainstorm a subsequent large idea.”

5. Leading VCs plead how COVID-19 has impacted a universe of digital health

We asked several of a VCs who participated in a final digital health consult to refurbish us on how COVID-19 is impacting digital health startups and broader medical systems around a world. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Niantic squares adult opposite Apple and Facebook with merger of AR startup

The studio behind Pokémon Go has acquired, a earnest protracted existence startup focused on building program that authorised smartphone cameras to fast detect a 3D layouts of spaces around them.

7. Disney+ to launch in India on Apr 3

The service, accessible globally in about a dozen markets, will launch in India on Hotstar, one of a many renouned on-demand streaming services in a nation (it’s also owned by Disney). The association pronounced it is lifting a yearly subscription cost of a total entity, Disney+Hotstar, to Rs 1,499 ($20), adult from Rs 999 ($13.20).

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