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„Twitter Will Allow Employees To Work At Home Forever – Two months into working from home, Twitter makes it permanent for some. – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees on Tuesday telling them that they’d be allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes. Some jobs that require physical presence, such as maintaining servers, will still require employees to come in. – ‚We’ve been very thoughtful in how we’ve approached this from the time we were one of the first companies to move to a work-from-home model,‘ a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. ‚We’ll continue to be, and we’ll continue to put the safety of our people and communities first.'“BuzzFeed
„Apple, Unlike Facebook and Google, Plans to Start Returning More Workers to Offices Soon – Apple is bucking the trend set by rival tech giants Facebook and Google during the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to have staff return to its offices this year, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg. – Facebook and Google have both informed employees that they will be extending work from home policies until at least the end of 2020 (though policies for both companies’ armies of contractors are reportedly significantly less flexible).“Gizmodo
Telegram begräbt TON endgültig
„Telegram abandons $1.7 billion crypto project – Telegram has given up on the Telegram Open Network. The launch of the network was delayed by a court case with the SEC. – Telegram, the operator of the 400 million-strong messenger app, today announced that it has given up on its upcoming blockchain network, the Telegram Open Network, following a lengthy, protracted dispute with the SEC. – ‚Today is a sad day for us here at Telegram. We are announcing the discontinuation of our blockchain project.‘ wrote Pavel Durov, co-founder of Telegram, in a blog post. ‚Telegram’s active involvement with TON is over.‘ … The network didn’t launch, so Telegram offered to return investors their money. … That Telegram has had to abandon its project after two and a half years of work reopens the question of how Telegram, a privacy-oriented, encrypted messaging app, will make money.“Decrypt
Die Bundeswehr setzt auf Matrix
„Bundeswehr will komplett auf Matrix-Chat wechseln – Die Bundeswehr will als Kommunikationssystem für Chat-Nachrichten künftig vollständig auf die freie Software Matrix setzen. Das gibt der IT-Dienstleister der Bundeswehr, BWI, bekannt. In der Ankündigung heißt es außerdem, ‚künftig wird die Chat-Applikation auch für die Übermittlung von Informationen der Schutzklasse ‚Verschlusssache – Nur für den Dienstgebrauch‘ (VS-NfD) zum Einsatz kommen‘. – Das ist insofern überraschend, als die Verwendung freier Software für Verschlusssachen und deren Zulassung durch das BSI mitunter schwierig sein kann, wie der Fall von OpenGPG aus dem vergangenen Jahr zeigt. Erste Tests zur Nutzung von Matrix bei der Bundeswehr laufen seit Dezember vergangenen Jahres.“Golem
„Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication, and its Apache licensed reference implementations. Maintained by the non-profit Matrix.org Foundation, we aim to create an open platform which is as independent, vibrant and evolving as the Web itself… but for communication. As of June 2019, Matrix is out of beta, and the protocol is fully suitable for production usage. … Matrix provides state-of-the-art end-to-end–encryption via the Olm and Megolm cryptographic ratchets. … With the advent of WebRTC, developers gained the ability to exchange high quality voice and video calls… The core Matrix team maintains bridges to Slack, IRC, XMPP and Gitter, and meanwhile the wider Matrix community provides bridges for Telegram, Discord, WhatsApp, Facebook, Hangouts, Signal and many more. … Matrix is really a decentralised conversation store rather than a messaging protocol.“Matrix
„Liberate your communication – Communicate the way you want with Riot – a universal secure chat app entirely under your control. … Built on the Matrix protocol. A new standard for open, decentralised communication.“Riot
eCommerce wächst explosionsartig
„US e-commerce sales jump 49% in April, led by online grocery – Online retailers are seeing Black Friday-like sales due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. According to new data from Adobe’s Digital Economy Index, U.S. e-commerce jumped 49% in April, compared to the baseline period in early March before shelter-in-place restrictions went into effect. Online grocery helped drive the increase in sales, with a 110% boost in daily sales between March and April. Meanwhile, electronic sales were up 58% and book sales have doubled.“TechCrunch