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Airbnb tells Bay Area employees to work from home for the next 2 weeks due to coronavirus concerns and says it will continue to pay hourly workers

Airbnb tells Bay Area employees to work from home for the...

Airbnb has told its Bay Area employees to work from home for the next two weeks as concerns grow surrounding the coronavirus, a spokesperson told Business Insider.Airbnb is also working with vendors to ensure hourly workers continue to be paid during this time, the spokesperson said.Airbnb is the latest of several companies in the area,…
Apple’s retail stores are closed until further notice as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread (AAPL)

Apple’s retail stores are closed until further notice as the coronavirus...

Apple's retail stores are closed until further notice, according to the company's website.The move comes after Apple said it would close all stores outside of China until March 27.Apple is closing its stores as the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States and abroad, forcing companies to shift to remote work policies when possible.It's…
4 steps all founders with products stuck overseas should take to find US-based suppliers quickly so they can still meet customer demands

4 steps all founders with products stuck overseas should take to...

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. The coronavirus outbreak has shut down factories and workplaces worldwide, and both large companies and small businesses are scrambling to meet demand.It's a wake-up call for startups that typically have small teams and have to be resourceful to survive. Wesley…
Alphabet moonshot companies must pay Google a ‘services fee’ to eat at cafeterias and ride the shuttles, and it’s apparently a big source of tension (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet moonshot companies must pay Google a ‘services fee’ to eat...

Google's parent company Alphabet has a number of "Other Bets" subsidiaries under its umbrella, as a result of the corporate overhaul made by founder Larry Page in 2015. These units were charged a 'shared services fee' for using Google resources, like its employee shuttles and cafeteria food, according to a new report from The Information's Nick…
Inside the Apple Museum, the huge private shrine to Apple products that will soon have a replica of Steve Jobs’ garage

Inside the Apple Museum, the huge private shrine to Apple products...

The Apple Museum exclusively told Business Insider about its plans to recreate the Jobs garage Business Insider This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. The Apple Museum has revealed plans to open a replica of Steve Jobs' garage – complete with an augmented reality guide –…
Tech billionaire Marc Benioff wants every CEO to take a ‘no-layoff’ pledge as part of an 8 point plan to deal with coronavirus (CRM)

Tech billionaire Marc Benioff wants every CEO to take a ‘no-layoff’...

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, known for his outspokenness on social and political issues, is urging everyone to take steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Benioff is calling on CEOs to take a 90-day "no layoff pledge" to help their employees through this crisis, as part of an eight-point plan he tweeted to help stop…
‘Don’t use the microwave’: 7 ways to speed up your internet when working from home

‘Don’t use the microwave’: 7 ways to speed up your internet...

Turning the microwave off could speed up your internet. Getty Coronavirus lockdowns mean millions of people around the world are now working from home. The UK's media regulator, Ofcom, has released a list of ways you can ensure fast and reliable internet.These range from using an Ethernet cable to turning off your microwave.Visit Business Insider's homepage…
Intel says COVID-19 could cause a global recession, as it looks to raise $8 billion in a bond offering (INTC)

Intel says COVID-19 could cause a global recession, as it looks...

Intel says the coronavirus crisis has "significant increased economic and demand uncertainty," according to a Monday filing with the US Securities and Exchange commission.The tech giant also warned that COVID-19 will likely cause a slowdown "and it is possible that it could cause a global recession."Intel is looking to raise $7.96 billion in a bond…
Musician Grimes says tech billionaire Elon Musk’s goals are very similar to Bernie Sanders’ and that he’s ‘tangibly, visibly’ solving the world’s problems (TSLA)

Musician Grimes says tech billionaire Elon Musk’s goals are very similar...

Grimes compared her boyfriend, Elon Musk, to Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying their goals are "very similar." In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Grimes said that Musk's work on issues like climate change and space travel is "tangibly, visibly" making a difference, and that the government doesn't have the capacity to solve the world's problems.Musk, who…
Amazon wants other retailers to use its cashierless Go store tech, but until Amazon can answer these 6 questions its futuristic shopping plan may go nowhere (AMZN)

Amazon wants other retailers to use its cashierless Go store tech,...

Amazon announced on Monday that it will start selling its cashierless store technology used in Amazon Go stores to other retailers.But retail experts told Business Insider that Amazon still hasn't answered some important questions about its new service.It's still unclear how exactly Amazon plans to use the shopping data it collects or how it will…

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