How Chipotle’s tech push paid off big when the coronavirus pandemic hit
Chipotle While restaurants have been poster children for the coronavirus economic slowdown, Chipotle Mexican Grill saw digital orders rise 81% in the latest quarter and its share price rise almost 12% in the week following those results. The company began an aggressive push toward digital interaction with its customers... Read more
Inside the Early Days of China’s Coronavirus Coverup
Immediately following Zhong’s announcement, the Chinese government allowed major news organizations into Wuhan, giving them a surprising amount of leeway to report on the situation there. In another press conference on January 21, Zhong praised the government’s transparency. Two days after that, the government shut down virtually all transportation... Read more
The fallacy of ‘normal’: How the coronavirus will reboot venture capital
The measures most of the world has put in place to mitigate the spread of the pandemic has shut down the global economy in a more abrupt fashion than we’ve ever seen. Despite what many are saying, the idea of a V-shaped recovery is woefully optimistic. While parallels are... Read more
LockBit, the new ransomware for hire: a sad and cautionary tale
Ransomware has emerged as one of the top threats facing large organizations over the past few years, with researchers reporting a more than a fourfold increase in detections last year. A recent infection by a fairly new strain called LockBit explains why: after it ransacked one company’s poorly secured... Read more
Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode 11 recap: Ahsoka’s life is ‘Shattered’ as friend becomes foe
Ahsoka and Rex’s friendship is tested in this episode — this is super generic because it’s above the spoiler warning. Lucasfilm Ouch. The penultimate episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ final season came to Disney Plus on Friday, as the dust settles following the Siege of Mandalore. Unfortunately,... Read more
Which States Are Reopening, Which Remain on Lockdown, and Why
Florida After weeks of criticism over his reluctance to enact sweeping social distancing measures, Governor Ron DeSantis ordered all Florida residents to shelter in place beginning April 2. A previous order applied only to four southeastern counties: Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, and Monroe. Most of the state will reopen... Read more
Google and Facebook: Digital ad market is avoiding coronavirus disaster
(Reuters) — Reports of the demise of the digital advertising market due to the coronavirus outbreak appear exaggerated as the tech giants dominating the online ads business, Google and Facebook, said this week they saw early signs that the worst could be over. Their remarks countered Wall Street expectations... Read more