COVID-19
Below is a collection of our content on the topic of COVID-19.
A still image from WPTV news footage of a truck crash last November in Palm Beach County, Fla. Image courtesy of WPTV
A ‘Welcome Back!’sign on a Google building in Mountain View, Calif. Photo: Bloomberg

Splunk Adopts Permanent Remote Work Policy

May 7, 2021 · 3:23 PM PDT · 1 comment
The San Francisco-based data analytics firm becomes the latest to give employees the option of working from home indefinitely.

Box Dismisses Call for Board Changes as Activist Battle Looms

May 4, 2021 · 1:26 PM PDT
After Starboard Value vowed to appoint more of its own directors, Box insists that its board is just fine as currently constructed.

Activist Investor to Push for More Board Seats at Box

May 3, 2021 · 12:53 PM PDT
Starboard Value is frustrated that Box hasn't improved revenue growth and profitability during the pandemic as other cloud software companies have done.
DataRobot founder and former CEO Jeremy Achin in a screengrab from a company promotional video via YouTube
The Commons Project CEO and co-founder Paul Meyer. Photo provided by The Commons Project

Salesforce Extends Remote Work Policy Through End of Year

April 12, 2021 · 2:13 PM PDT
Salesforce will begin opening its California offices next month to small groups of fully vaccinated employees.

Amazon Targets June for Prime Day

April 8, 2021 · 10:51 AM PDT
Amazon plans to stage Prime Day in June after delaying last year's event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Uber Gets Stellar PR for $250 Million Driver Stimulus

April 7, 2021 · 11:40 AM PDT
Uber is shrewdly calling attention to its U.S. drivers' sky-high earnings as the ride-hailing service recovers from the pandemic.

Google to Bring Back Office Workers in April

March 31, 2021 · 12:56 PM PDT · 1 comment
Wider access to vaccines has prompted big tech companies to bring limited numbers of nonessential employees back to the office,

Amazon Plans for Return to ‘Office-Centric Culture’

March 30, 2021 · 6:15 PM PDT
Amazon on Tuesday released new details about its post-pandemic plans. 
An Amazon delivery driver. Photo by Bloomberg

Zoom Sues RingCentral for Trademark Infringement

March 12, 2021 · 4:00 PM PST
The market for cloud-based collaboration products has exploded during the pandemic, and now two longtime business partners are butting heads.

Virtual Events Startup Hopin More Than Doubles Valuation in New Round

March 4, 2021 · 7:49 AM PST
Hopin, the virtual events startup based in London, has more than doubled in value over the last four months to a $5.65 billion valuation.
Samsara co-founders Sanjit Biswas (left) and John Bicket. Photo provided by Samsara
Zoom CEO Eric Yuan. Photo by Bloomberg