Shopify Evolving Into World’s First Retail Operating System

Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify, discusses how COVID has dramatically sped up the timeline for commerce moving online and has also moved Shopify closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first retail operating system.

Spotify Chooses Joe Rogan Over Neil Young

Neil Young gave Spotify an ultimatum: Him or Joe Rogan — and Spotify chose Joe Rogan.

United Airlines CEO Credits Vaccine Mandate With Saving Employee Lives

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby is crediting COVID vaccine mandates with saving the lives of his employees, with the company now going eight weeks without a death.

Ford Delays Return to Office Till Next Year, May Require Vaccines

Ford is joining the growing list of companies pushing back their return to the office date, telling employees they will not be back till next year.

Walmart Joins List of Companies Requiring Employees Be Vaccinated

Walmart has announced it will require some employees to be vaccinated, a response to the more contagious Delta variant.

New York Times Pushes Back a Return to the Office

In what is becoming an all-too-familiar routine, the New York Times has announced it is pushing back its return to the office.

Deja Vu: Twitter Shuts Offices Amid COVID Surge

Twitter has closed its San Francisco and New York offices amid surging COVID cases.

Google Pushes Back Return to Office, Will Require Vaccination

Google has joined Apple in pushing back its return to the office date, and confirmed it will require onsite employees to be vaccinated.

Apple Employees Send Second Letter Protesting Return-to-Office Policy

Apple employees have sent a second letter to company leadership objecting to plans for a return to the office.

Apple Pushes Back Return to Office Amid Increased COVID Cases

Apple is pushing back its return to office deadline in response to a resurgence of COVID cases.

COVID Has Had Lasting Impacts on the Consumer World

A new report shows just how widespread the impacts from COVID have been as consumers look toward a post-COVID world.

FDA Approves Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test

he U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test, another antigen test where certain individuals can rapidly collect and test their sample at home.

Amazon Offers Support For President Biden’s Vaccination Plans

Amazon has congratulated President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration and offered its support in ramping up the vaccine rollout.

Fund Manager: Tech Not Headed For Crash, COVID Setting Up Growth Trends

Tech stocks may be riding on record highs, with sky-high valuations, but investors shouldn’t fear another Dotcom Bubble crash, according to Terry Smith.

The Future of Nursing Homes

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, senior citizens have borne the brunt of casualties. This is especially true of those living in nursing homes, though the extent varies. As of September 2020, 25% of US coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing…

Amazon Using Pinkertons to Combat Unions, Spy on Workers

Amazon has a complicated relationship with its employees and the latest reports are not likely to help the situation.

Facebook Moderators Want Remote Work, Hazard Pay

Facebook moderators are protesting the company’s decision to require them to come back to the office amid the pandemic.

Chipotle Set to Open Digital Kitchen, First Digital-Only Restaurant

Chipotle has announced its first digital-only restaurant, potentially disrupting the restaurant industry during one of its most challenging periods.

Massive Shift to Online Shopping… And It’s Permanent

A survey about online shopping habits indicates that the massive shift to online shopping during COVID will continue after COVID.

Airbnb: Working From ‘Any Home’ Huge 2021 Trend

An Airbnb commissioned survey reveals that the work at home trend will be transforming into the ‘working from any home’ in 2021. The survey says that 83% of employees are in favor of relocating as part of remote working.