40 more game companies join WHO #PlayApartTogether coronavirus awareness campaign

40 more game companies have joined the World Health Organization (WHO) #PlayApartTogether coronavirus awareness campaign. And more the campaign has gained more than 4.7 billion consumer media impressions worldwide. The promotional campaign, organized by the game industry on behalf of the WHO, encourages healthy physical distancing by bringing special events, exclusives, activities, rewards, and inspiration to some […]


Mayo Clinic starts using autonomous vehicles to deliver coronavirus tests and medical supplies

The Mayo Clinic today announced a partnership with Bestmile and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to deploy autonomous shuttles that transport medical equipment and COVID-19 tests collected at the hospital’s drive-thru testing site. The hope is that they’ll expedite the delivery of much-needed supplies while reducing the risk of human exposure to the coronavirus. On […]

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GameStop reportedly told employees to wrap their hands in plastic bags while they continued working during the coronavirus outbreak

Ben Gilbert/Business Insider A Manhattan-area GameStop store. Across America, non-essential services and businesses are temporarily shuttered as people stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Embattled retailer GameStop, the world’s largest video game retail chain, argued it was “essential” and stayed open until March 21. While the company is still operating a “delivery at […]


How the coronavirus is impacting the camera industry

The novel coronavirus is affecting the imaging industry in dramatic ways. Professional photographers face weeks of canceled sessions and the postponement of major events like the Olympics. Major trade shows like Photokina and NAB have been canceled. New products have been delayed as factories have been forced to close. Even before the virus became a global […]


How coronavirus is boosting booze, weed, and other vice industries

While many businesses are struggling to survive the crippling impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, others are seeing a surge in demand. The increased traffic spans bicycle stores, video-based social networking, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, “vice industries.” With social-distancing and self-isolation widely acknowledged as the best ways to counter the spread of COVID-19, demand for goods such […]