You can finally buy Amazon Prime shows and movies in-app on Apple devices, after Amazon bypasses Apple’s 30% levy

You can now buy TV shows and movies through Amazon Prime Video on your Apple devices.Amazon has gained an exemption for its streaming service from Apple’s controversial 30% tax on media purchases made through its app store.Apple claims it has a long-established program which grants exemptions to “premium subscription video entertainment providers.”Apple has historically locked…

Houseparty says many of the original Twitter posts spreading rumors it got hacked have now disappeared

Popular group calling app Houseparty is sticking to its belief that it’s the subject of a paid smear campaign that is spreading rumours the app has been hacked. The company says it has discovered the original posts on Twitter first claiming the app had been hacked – but most have either been deleted or suspended. Houseparty…

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says we are ignoring a ‘huge fiscal time bomb’ set to detonate when the pandemic subsides

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says it is important to realize that legislation around the novel coronavirus so far is not a stimulus bill; it is mostly a disaster-relief bill. He says it is good for the most part but will probably need to be bigger, maybe as large as $4 trillion or $5…

An emergency room doctor died after displaying coronavirus symptoms. His best friend said he ‘lost his life needlessly’ due to lack of protective equipment.

Dr. Frank Gabrin, a two-time cancer survivor, woke up gasping for air on Tuesday.His husband told NJ.com that Gabrin, an emergency room doctor in New Jersey, had to reuse personal protective equipment. The hospitals Gabrin worked at, however, told NBC New York that they were stocked.”Frank made it very clear that it’s not about what…

Health officials have reportedly increased security for White House coronavirus expert Dr. Fauci after he faces threats

US health officials have reportedly increased Dr. Anthony Fauci’s security as he has faced threats to his personal safety.Sources told The Washington Post that the 79-year-old’s safety has recently become an issue for Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, as Fauci has become a more visible — and sometimes critical — member of the…

Sniffer dogs are being trained to recognise the coronavirus in the UK

The next target for Medical Detection Dogs, a UK-based charity that trains sniffing dogs to recognise diseases, is the coronavirus.The charity is working alongside Durham University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to trial the dogs.Once a way to safely catch the coronavirus’ odor is established, the charity estimates it will take…

Amazon says it will investigate after we obtained a photo appearing to show a lack of social distancing at Indiana warehouse

Amazon has implemented a number of social distancing policies amid the coronavirus pandemic, but employees say the reality does not always match the rhetoric.A worker at an Amazon warehouse in Indiana sent Business Insider a photo that they allege shows managers huddled at a table next to a sign that states, “Please work together to…

Israel’s prime minister reportedly shared a fake video from the Hallmark series ‘Pandemic’ and claimed it as evidence that Iran was covering up its coronavirus deaths

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly claimed to have seen a clip of Iranian soldiers dumping dead coronavirus patients into trash piles to conceal the country’s actual death toll.According to Axios reporter Barak Ravid, the clip was from the 2007 Hallmark mini-series “Pandemic,” which depicts the spread of a fictional flu pandemic around the world. According to…

SoftBank is backing out of its plan to buy $3 billion of WeWork shares, including nearly $1 billion from former CEO Adam Neumann

SoftBank is abandoning its plan to buy $3 billion worth of WeWork shares from other investors and employees, including some $970 million worth from the company cofounder Adam Neumann.The move most likely means WeWork itself won’t be able to tap into a $1.1 billion credit line from SoftBank.The share-purchase effort and credit line were part…