Doctors, policymakers and administrators have begun to deploy technology from smartphones, computers to remote patient monitoring tools in an effort to limit COVID-19 exposure. Meanwhile, jittery patients are flocking to companies that offer remote services rather than risk going into an infected doctor's office, but telehealth has its limits — and doctors can't diagnose everything via a screen.
Tuesday's interfaith virtual roundtable on "Religion's New Faith inTech" opened a window into how different religious leaders are approaching the coronavirus crisis as it begins to intersect with major holidays such as Passover, Ramadan, and Easter. Many are turning to digital communications methods to maintain their communities.
Some in L.A.'s Jewish community are meeting to conduct prayers, to the dismay of many of their rabbis. Heated Facebook posts began popping up in forums and personal pages among members of L.A.'s Orthodox Jewish community. Many are upset about alleged secret in-person prayer gatherings. Some are even advocating those who don't abide by the city's social distancing guidelines should be turned in to the police.
Five years after its conception and 18 months after development kicked off, Quibi launches today in the U.S. and Canada. Much has changed since founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg first pitched CEO-to-be Meg Whitman over dinner on his vision of the next generation of content innovation.