Peloton halts live classes as employee tests positive for coronavirus

Peloton Interactive said on Monday it would pause live production of its exercise videos at both its New York and London-based studios through to the end of April amid the coronavi...

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Vladimir Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app

Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin has said, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app to track people...

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1.5 million Israeli citizens are now using voluntary coronavirus monitoring app

Around one and a half million Israelis have downloaded a smartphone app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Healt...

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Europe to launch coronavirus contact tracing app initiative

European scientists and technologists said they would launch a joint initiative on Wednesday to support the use of digital applications in the fight against coronavirus while compl...

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

German government aims to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app in weeks

Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections, after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapo...


WeWork sells social network Meetup to AlleyCorp, private investors

Social media platform Meetup said on Monday that shared-office operator WeWork had sold the company to a group of investors led by AlleyCorp, which funds companies in New York. 


Grindr’s owner says to sell social media app for $608 million

The Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Friday that it has agreed to sell Grindr LLC, a popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016, for about $608.5 million.

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Exclusive: Tencent-backed WeDoctor invites banks to lead $1 billion Hong Kong IPO, sources say

WeDoctor will push ahead with a Hong Kong listing and invite pitches from investments banks next week to lead an IPO valuing the Chinese healthcare platform at up to $10 billion, t...


Microsoft Teams surpasses 20 million daily active users; rival Slack shares slip

Reuters – Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million users in July.