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Tech Hangover: Coronavirus strikes the tech industry again

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We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.

There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover. 

Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).

Google cancels I/O 2020, its biggest event of the year

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Another one.

Google is canceling its I/O developer event this year, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Google I/O was due to take place between May 12th to 14th this year, and the cancellation comes just days after Google scrapped its Cloud Next event in San Francisco in favor of a “digital-first” event. – The Verge

Twitter tells employees to work from home as tech firms react to coronavirus 

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Coronavirus strikes again.

Twitter on Monday became the first major U.S. corporation to strongly encourage its employees to work from home to avoid spreading coronavirus. – LA Times

It’s official: WhatsApp is rolling out Dark Mode to all users 

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If you absolutely need it, Whatsapp now has a dark mode for both iOS and Android users. Honestly surprised it took them so long.

WhatsApp is finally launching its most requested feature: Dark mode. The stealthy option has basically become a must-have feature for apps over the past year or two, and though a select few Android users have seen previews of the feature show up, this is the first time the company is officially supporting it for all Android and iOS devices. – The Next Web

Amazon expands same-day delivery with new network of mini warehouses near cities

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Amazon Prime delivers already come fast enough. Now, a handful of cities will get their deliveries even faster. What a time to be alive.

Amazon today unveiled its latest initiative to speed up delivery times on millions of items for its growing cadre of Prime members. – Geekwire

And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:


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