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House Democrats want $ 5.5 billion for pandemic broadband funding

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled their latest anti-coronavirus bill, including a series of measures to keep families and businesses online during the pandemic. “With schools closed and millions of people out of work, Congress needs to use its resources to keep Americans connected,” said Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) MPs in one common explanation. “We hope that …

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Google’s Nest Aware revamp is here to simplify your subscription

Google’s new Nest Aware pricing model is rolling out starting this week, the company announced today. The new model means that a single subscription now covers all of your Nest devices, rather than asking you to pay on a per-device basis. It’s available in each of the 19 markets where Nest Aware is available, including the US, UK, Australia, France, …

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Belkin works with the University of Illinois to manufacture ventilators

The manufacturer of computer and telephone accessories, Belkin, is working with the University of Illinois to develop an emergency ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients, the two organizations announced today. The gas-powered ventilator, known as the FlexVent, is a “disposable emergency ventilator that automatically provides pressure-controlled ventilation with constant flow to patients with breathlessness.” The FlexVent is currently being checked by …

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Waymo’s first external round of donations grew to $ 3 billion

Waymo’s first external round of donations, originally intended to raise $ 2.25 billion for the self-driving company, grew to $ 3 billion thanks to the inclusion of some new investors. On March 2, Waymo announced its first external investment round, which included investors such as Silver Lake, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Mubadala Investment Company, Magna International, Andreessen Horowitz, …

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Twitter now lets employees work indefinitely from home

Twitter now allows its employees to work indefinitely from home, which was reported by for the first time BuzzFeed News. CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly informed employees in an email sent on Tuesday about the new policy. “If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and want to do it forever, we will …

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Twobird is a collaborative email app from the developer of Notability

Twobird is a new email application from Ginger Labs, the company behind the popular Notability note-taking application that wants to make email easier and more powerful. Today it is fully launched after an early access beta that started in September last year. The “powerful yet simple” philosophy in Twobird manifests itself in two ways. The “simple” part is in things …

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