Tech giant Google now no longer requires its US based employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Earlier, Google had the policy of mandatory submission of vaccination certificates from employees. The tech giant had warned employees of the consequences of remaining unvaccinated. According to a CNBC report, Google apparently will go easy on employees who are not vaccinated. However, the new policy in place states that Google employees wishing to work from the office have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Read More
On June 17, 2021, Google India announced that it will support the procurement and installation of about 80 oxygen generation plants in high-need and rural locations of the country. This will happen using an additional grant worth $15 million i.e. Rs. 109 crore, to two non-profit organizations.Read More
Apple has taken a major decision. It has decided to relax the requirement of wearing masks for vaccinated customers at many of its offices and store in the US from next week.
Apple will be joining Walmart Inc., Trader Joe’s, Starbucks Corp., and Costco Wholesale in relaxing the COVID-related safety protocols.Read More
Additional modifications in Facebook’s policy against fake news on its social networks was made in an announcement recently. Users sharing misleading information on Facebook and Instagram will now be punished severely by the company. Read More
Google has been a constant source of information and relief amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It has been providing useful data to its users through most of its services and Apps, among which Google Maps has had its fair share. Now, Maps is all set to introduce another layer which shows at what locations the outbreak has hit the hardest.
Apple has dropped its latest iOS version 13.7 which will now be available for users. A major update in the new iOS is the COVID-19 Exposure Notification Express feature. Apple and Google had collaborated to launch the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, a system that allows public health authorities to actively support COVID-19 contact tracing, without having to develop their own application. Read More