Daily Archive: August 20, 2020

Contact tracing apps are only one part of the pandemic fight

What’s new: Dozens of countries have rolled out automated contact tracing apps, but a new study confirms what experts already knew: they can’t beat the pandemic on their own. According to a new systematic review of 15 published studies, the technology still requires manual contact tracing, social distancing, and mass testing in order to be effective.

The new research, from University College London, reinforces what technologists and epidemiologists (and we) have been saying ever since the pandemic first reared its ugly head: Digital tools can only be a complement—not a replacement —for the very human work required

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Apple hits $2 trillion market cap – TechCrunch

Apple stock reaches a big milestone, Facebook Portal gets more work-friendly and Twitter reports progress against hate speech. This is your Daily Crunch for August 19, 2020.

The big story: Apple hits $2 trillion market cap

Apple’s share price is up around 59{69439eabc38bbe67fb47fc503d1b0f790fcef507f9cafca8a4ef4fbfe163a7c5} since the beginning of the year, despite seeing relatively modest, 11{69439eabc38bbe67fb47fc503d1b0f790fcef507f9cafca8a4ef4fbfe163a7c5} year-over-year revenue growth in its most recent earnings report.

Alex Wilhelm argues that Apple’s strong market performance, and similar strength from other tech giants, is a good thing for startups:

Public rallies can help advance IPOs, and acquisitions. So today’s news that Apple is now sufficiently

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