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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 25 April 2020

* Facebook Messenger Rooms challenges Zoom with free, unlimited group video calls >>
* Mark Zuckerberg OnVideo Chat Needs To Evolve For The Pandemic >> talk: >>
* Facebook to launch ‘virtual dating’ over Messenger for Facebook Dating users >>

* Tired of boring Zoom meetings? Rent this donkey. Or alligator. Or camel. >>
* What economy class could look like after virus >>
* Limelight sees ‘tremendous’ interest in edge computing launch >>

* AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Augmented Artificial Intelligence (A2I) >>
* Amazon’s fully managed service for Apache Cassandra is now generally available >>
* Amazon AppFlow automates bidirectional data flows between AWS and SaaS apps >>

* SpaceX rolls out new Starship prototype for tests (video) >>
* Video Friday: Waymo Unveils 5th-Gen Self-Driving Car >>
* Wi-Fi is getting its biggest upgrade in 20 years >>

* AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is retiring >>
* Bezos Takes Back the Wheel at Amazon >>
* All the Ways to Kill a Coronavirus (So Far) >>

* OneWeb Bankrupt and Trying to Sell Spectrum Rights >>
* Contact tracing apps are coming whether we like it or not >>
* Verizon CEO: ‘The network is keeping up very well’ >>

* Lightweight Nuclear Electric Space Propulsion With Ten Times the Power >>
* Instant Lunar Landing Pads >>
* Kilometer Arrays from Chipsats >>
* Gene Edited Algae and Microbes to Make Fuel on Mars >>
* Feasible and Affordable Missions for Exoplanet Imaging >>
* DARPA Looks for Tunneling Breakthroughs >>
* Lunar Propellant Mining NASA NIAC Study >>

* Blackmagic drops the price of its 6K cinema camera to $1,995 >>
* China is injecting millions into WHO as the US cuts funds. >>
* Video shows Samsung’s AI-powered ‘Bot Chef’ kitchen assistant slicing, dicing, and stirring dinner in a skillet >>
* Robots to assist researchers on Antarctic preservation program >>

* Live-streaming sales prove a lifeline for China’s small retailers as pandemic disrupts business models and consumer behaviour >>
* Israeli researchers say they can make disinfectant from tap water >>
* Portable ‘cold plasma’ wand prototype could destroy germs in seconds >>

* Pocket-sized device tests DNA in blood samples for genetic conditions >>
* CES might have helped spread COVID-19 throughout the U.S. >>
* Google will soon require that all advertisers reveal their identities >>

* Everybody in the Pool: Researchers Use Algorithms to Tackle the Coronavirus Test Shortage >>
* The changing face of employment law during a global pandemic >>
* What the first coronavirus antibody testing surveys can tell us >>
* At-Home Coronavirus-Sample-Collection Kits Aren’t Perfect but Could Help Fill Testing Gap >>
* Covid-19 news: US not involved in global WHO plan to tackle pandemic >>

* Covid-19 news: Up to half of deaths in Europe have been in care homes >>

* How Argentina’s Strict Covid-19 Lockdown Saved Lives >>
* Coronavirus: US death toll passes 50,000 in world’s deadliest outbreak >>
* Trump can’t stop putting his top public health officials in tough spots >>

* Can virtual therapy help us cope with the coronavirus lockdown? >>
* Build A Sophisticated Microscope Using Lego, 3D Printing, Arduinos, and a Raspberry Pi >>
* PANOSETI prototypes: Ambitious alien-hunting project deploys 1st two telescopes >>

* Tiny, levitating ‘nanocardboard’ aircraft could explore Mars one day >>
* Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders the fate of planet Earth in ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ finale >>
* Is life a gamble? Scientist models universe to find out >>

* Walmart and Nextdoor team up with new ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ program amid coronavirus >>
* Positive leadership in uncertain times >>
* Leading with purpose: How marketing and sales leaders can shape the next normal >>

* How retailers are preparing for the post-coronavirus recovery >>
* Global Surveillance in the Wake of COVID-19 >>
* OnePlus lays off employees in Europe less than two weeks after OnePlus 8 launch >>

* Verizon lost 84,000 pay TV subscribers in Q1 as consumers continue shift to streaming >>
* Telegram promises secure group video calls sometime this year >>
* California aims to quintuple its coronavirus testing >>
* Antigen testing could be a faster, cheaper way to diagnose covid-19 >>

* Verizon: Predicting the cost of COVID-19 >>
* Mobile network operations in a 5G world >>

Pods/Listen/Watch
* TED The Prequel: A global pandemic calls for global solutions >>
* Amazon Used Data from Sellers to Launch Competitive Products >>
* Coronavirus Generates Push for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrade >>
* Podcast: What the heck is a ‘Planetary Computer?’ Microsoft explains. >>
* Original Content podcast: ‘Too Hot to Handle’ might be a work of evil genius >>
* TED: An evolutionary perspective on human health and disease >>
* Lenovo’s Mike Leach on the Role of the Workstation in Modern AI – Ep. 118 >>
* Economics of 5G & NYC’s Connectivity Master Plan >>

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