COVID-19 deaths in America are flat even though cases are soaring. Here’s what that could mean.

The US’s daily coronavirus deaths have stayed relatively flat despite rapidly rising case counts. Public-health experts have suggested a few reasons for that: Young people represent a growing share of cases, and increased testing means more mild cases are diagnosed. But increased testing could also create a longer lag time between when cases are confirmed […]

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Trump’s advisers reportedly considered proposals to undermine Hong Kong’s peg to the US dollar, threatening a system that has been in place since 1983

The US administration reportedly discussed limiting Hong Kong’s peg to the dollar that has been in place since 1983, in response to China’s draconian security law passed in May. Bloomberg reported Wednesday, that the possibility of limiting Hong Kong banks’ ability to buy dollars, has been raised with US secretary of the State Mike Pompeo, […]

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THE AVOD ECOSYSTEM: As cord-cutting shifts the revenue model of media companies, the ad-supported streaming space is poised to take off — here are the key players brands need to know, and how to work with them

Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Media, Advertising, and Marketing industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Media, Advertising, and Marketing report, the AVOD Ecosystem. You can purchase this report here. The video streaming marketplace has expanded to include […]

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Rivals Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover are partnering up for one-click checkouts to compete with the likes of Apple Pay and PayPal as e-commerce booms

American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa, have partnered to create a one-click checkout button, called Click to Pay The product launched last October, but the networks are making a renewed push for adoption as e-commerce takes off amid the coronavirus pandemic. It also comes as digital-first competitors such as PayPal and Apple Pay have seen […]

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Brazil’s president says he is taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his coronavirus. Scientists have long said it doesn’t work.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, said Tuesday that he is taking the contentious antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat his symptoms. The drug is widely considered ineffective as a treatment for COVID-19, and can result in serious side effects. The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved the drug, […]

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Egypt blamed ‘negligence and mismanagement’ by doctors for its coronavirus crisis, then started arresting them for speaking out

Egypt has arrested doctors who speak out about the country’s fragile health system and their poor working conditions in the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has also blamed the medical profession for the outbreak in the country. Medics who speak out are being charged on grounds such as “spreading false […]

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Facebook tried and failed to placate civil rights groups leading an ad boycott on its platform. The groups branded the meeting a “disappointment”.

Facebook met with the civil rights groups leading an ad boycott on Tuesday. The groups went in with ten demands, of which Facebook only addressed one: hiring a C-suite level civil rights exec. Facebook said it would make the hire but wouldn’t commit to making the position C-suite. The civil rights groups branded the meeting […]

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