Here are top 5 trending and happening news from the world of technology
Facebook and Twitter Pull down Coronavirus messages from Brazil President
Facebook and Twitter are apparently practicing intolerable attitude towards misleading messages about coronavirus. So much so that it did not even spare Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. Both popular social media platforms have pulled down Bolsonaro’s COVID 19 messages on the pretext that these messages were misleading and contained distorted messages. In these deleted posts and tweets, Brazil’s President is reported to have passed off a popular anti-malaria prescription drugs as an effective treatment for Coronavirus.
Beleaguered WeWork Sells Off Social Network Meetup
Beleaguered co-working giant, WeWork, has sold off social networking platform and subsidiary company Meetup for an undisclosed amount. AlleyCorp and other private investors are now the new owners of this company. As per the reports, WeWork has sold the company for far less than the acquisition amount it paid back in 2017. The SoftBank backed co-working giant WeWork paid whopping $157 Mn for acquiring Meetup.
Sony pushes almost its entire movie lineup to 2021
Sony Pictures has all but given up on 2020, after it became the latest movie studio to push the release dates of its upcoming movies due to coronavirus outbreak. According to Variety, the release of Sony’s highly anticipated movies like Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius and Peter Rabbit 2 have been all pushed to early next year.
Airbnb extends refund window & sets up $250 Mn package for hosts
With coronavirus continuing to wreak havoc on the hospitality industry, Airbnb has decided to further extend its full cancelation policy to May 31st. Following the latest updated policy, Airbnb’s guests with check-in dates between March 14th and March 31st are now eligible for complete refund. The company has also separately created $250 Mn fund corpus for compensating their hosts.
Amazon workers protest against company’s muted response to COVID 19
Workers at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York, fulfillment center are staging protest against company’s supposed muted response to COVID-19. The online retail giant has already confirmed at least one case of Coronavirus at its New York fulfillment center. But the workers at the fulfillment center claims that there are likely more cases of COVID 19 and also alleged that the company is not taking the necessary precautions to stop the spread of the virus.