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Google’s revenue is on track to shrink for the first time ever because of the coronavirus, according to one of the internet industry’s top analysts (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet’s biggest revenue stream is set to be hit hard by the coronavirus, with digital advertising already dropping off. Key analysts predict that the effects could be felt throughout the year, with one predicting Google’s first year-over-year decline in ad revenue. It would be a more significant drop than the company experienced during the last […]

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Mayors are pleading with their Republican governors to follow the science and shut down states over the coronavirus

Mayors across the country are on the frontlines of fighting the spread of the coronavirus in vulnerable urban areas. But the governors of several large red states, including Arizona, Texas, and Florida, are largely leaving local officials to fight their own battles or usurping local authority. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told Insider that Gov. Doug […]

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Airbnb’s CEO compared the coronavirus crisis to Hurricane Maria, saying its business will bounce back, just as it did after the storm that ravaged Puerto Rico

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Monday promised hosts that the company’s business will bounce back following the coronavirus pandemic, saying that it has weathered crises before. He pointed to what happened after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico; thousands more property managers are offering accommodations via Airbnb now than they were before. The comparison could be […]

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Coronavirus: Is Bay Area social distancing lockdown working? Some see progress

Two weeks into the Bay Area’s first-in-the-nation public lockdown to slow the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, doctors and local health officials are anxiously debating a question with literal life-or-death consequences: Is it working? By some accounts, there are encouraging signs. Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano said Monday that they haven’t […]