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SwissCovid Kontaktverfolgung

Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google’s tech – Several thousand people are now testing SwissCovid. – Switzerland is now piloting a COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses the Apple-Google framework. According to the Swiss university EPFL, the app, SwissCovid, is the first in the world to put the Apple-Google model to use. … Employees at EPFL, ETH Zurich, the Army and select hospitals and government agencies will be the first to test the Swiss app. This pilot phase is expected to last a few weeks. In the meantime, Swiss parliament must revise the law on epidemics in order to allow the app to be launched countrywide in mid-June.


Öffnungen bei Google und Apple

Google to begin reopening offices July 6, will let workers expense $1,000 for equipment while telecommuting – Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees Tuesday that the search giant is targeting July 6 to reopen offices for workers who want to come back. The return will be gradual, starting at about 10% building capacity, he said. The company aims to ramp up to 30% capacity by September.“


Apple will open about 100 more stores in the U.S. this week, with focus on curbside service – When the stores re-open, about 130 Apple stores will be operational in the United States. – Some stores re-opening this week will be available for walk-in customers.“


ByteDance: 3 Milliarden US$ Profit!

TikTok’s parent ByteDance Ltd. generated more than $17 billion in revenue and more than $3 billion of net profit last year, figures that show the world’s most valuable startup is still growing at a brisk rate, according to people familiar with the matter. – The revenue for last year was more than double the company’s tally of about $7.4 billion in 2018, propelled by phenomenal growth in user traffic that’s drawn advertisers away from Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Baidu Inc. The people asked not to be identified because the financial details are private.“


Facebooks Calibra heißt jetzt Novi

Facebook’s Calibra Rebrands to Novi, Details Wallet Tie-Up With WhatsApp – In the approach to the launch of the Facebook-spawned Libra payments ecosystem, a key subsidiary has been given a new name and a new look.“


Mastodon & Matrix für Nachrichten

Mastodon soll Ende-zu-Ende Verschlüsselung bekommen – Die Direktnachrichten in Mastodon sind damit sicherer als bei Twitter, wo diese Funktion bisher fehlt. Als Basis dient die Matrix-Technik. – Das Entwicklerteam des freien und föderierten Microblogging-Dienstes Mastodon arbeitet an der Umsetzung einer Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung in seinem Dienst. Gedacht ist das nachvollziehbarerweise natürlich nicht für sämtliche Nachrichten in dem Dienst, die ja meist öffentlich sein sollen, sondern für Direktnachrichten.“


Amazon will Zoox kaufen

Amazon in advanced talks to buy self-driving startup Zoox – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is in advanced talks to buy self-driving startup Zoox Inc, in a move that would expand the e-commerce giant’s reach in autonomous-vehicle technology… The deal will value Zoox at less than the $3.2 billion it achieved in a funding round in 2018, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.“