Biden Campaign Launches ‘Trump COVID Plan’ Website to Criticize Pandemic Response

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has launched a new website mocking what he says is President Donald Trump’s “plan” to end the COVID-19 pandemic.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles during a campaign event in Durham, North Carolina on October 18, 2020.


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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles during a campaign event in Durham, North Carolina on October 18, 2020.

A link to the new website, TrumpCovidPlan.com, was shared by Biden on Twitter Friday. The link’s preview assures readers that “Everyone who’s seen President Trump’s COVID-19 plan says it’s tremendous” and “You’ve never seen a plan like it. Believe me,” while going to the website reveals a black and white page reading “Not Found.”

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“After eight months of this pandemic, we finally found President Trump’s plan to beat COVID-19,” Biden tweeted while sharing the link.

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ComEd STEM Home Labs Provides Virtual STEM Programming for 100 Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To safely bring STEM education to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is launching ComEd STEM Home Labs, its first-ever virtual program to provide Chicagoland students with STEM engagement at home. ComEd engineers developed the program in collaboration with university professor and STEM influencer Dr. Kate Biberdorf. The series kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 24, for 100 students, ages 13-17, from across Chicago-area communities.

Continuing ComEd’s longstanding investment in STEM engagement for Chicago-area youth, this new program inspires students to advance their confidence, knowledge and career paths in STEM through hands-on experiments in a year where many extracurricular programs are on hold. By exciting young women and students of color about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, ComEd STEM Home Labs will encourage them to pursue jobs in STEM.

“Women, African Americans and Latinos remain underrepresented in STEM

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The pandemic makes clear it’s time to treat the internet as a utility

After months of being stuck at home, many Americans know full well that there are three things they can’t live without. Two of them are power and water.



a screen shot of a computer keyboard: Like power and water, the internet has been shown by the pandemic to be a necessity for households. It's time for it to be regulated as a utility. (Los Angeles Times)


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Like power and water, the internet has been shown by the pandemic to be a necessity for households. It’s time for it to be regulated as a utility. (Los Angeles Times)

The third, I’m sure, will be obvious to all.

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Internet access.

Imagine this prolonged ordeal without being able to work or attend school from home, without email, without being able to shop online, without streaming video and music.

The few times my home has lost power and/or internet access since the pandemic began (including just this week), it felt like life came to a crashing halt. The harsh reality of isolation became impossible to ignore.

“We’re looking at something that has truly become a necessity

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Cisco’s Webex Participants Near 600 Million as Pandemic Flares Again | Technology News

By Supantha Mukherjee and Stephen Nellis

STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Cisco’s video-conferencing app Webex clocked 590 million participants in September and is on track to record over 600 million this month, nearly double the numbers recorded in March when countries started shutting down due to the pandemic.

After offices started to close down due to COVID-19, people switched on video conferencing platforms to work from home, leading to swift growth in platforms such as Webex, Zoom Video Communications Inc and Microsoft Corp’s Teams.

While the expansion in Webex user numbers started in March, it has not tapered off, and attendees are at all-time highs in October amid a resurgent pandemic, Jeetu Patel, Cisco Systems Inc’s general manager for security and applications business, told Reuters.

Webex had recorded 324 million meeting participants in March. Zoom disclosed 300 million daily participants in April, and Teams in April disclosed 200 million. The numbers

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Verisign Q3 results top expectations, raises year outlook as pandemic increases Internet activity

VeriSign, the Reston, Virginia-based company that runs the global database of principal domain names on the Internet, this afternoon reported Q3 revenue that topped analysts’ expectations, and profit well ahead of consensus, and raised its forecast for the full year, citing increased Internet activity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

VeriSign stock declined by 2% in late trading following the report. 

Revenue rose 3.1%, year over year, to $317.9 million, yielding EPS of $1.49 a share. 

That compares to consensus for $316.07 million and $1.35 per share.

The company said it handled registrations for 10.9 million new domain names for .com and .net, up from the year-earlier period total of 9.9 million new domains. Total domain name registrations in VeriSign’s database for .com and .net at quarter’s end stood at 163.7 million, up 4% from the prior-year quarter. 

CEO Jim Bidzos said business in the quarter reflected increased Internet usage prompted by

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Microsoft Earnings Ahead With Demand For Cloud, Teams, And Video Games In Focus Amid Pandemic

Key Takeaways:

  • Focus on Azure unit as businesses see cloud adoption key to operational resilience.
  • Xbox Series S and Series 3 release slated for November puts gaming in spotlight
  • LinkedIn ad revenue expected soft but seen growing as business ad spending recovers

This year handed the market and Main Street an unsettling flurry of ups and downs. But if you sift through it all—high hopes along with headaches—there’s been an important lesson: “Digital tech intensity,” a line from Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella, may be the key to resilience.

Nadella, whose company reports fiscal Q1 results Oct. 27, was talking about business resilience. But taking his lesson further, it can arguably apply to healthcare, education, and household living as well. If you want to emerge from the pandemic a bit faster, perhaps stronger, and even saner, then you may need to build up your digital capacity.

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Sam’s Club is putting robot janitors in all of its stores during the pandemic

Soon every Sam’s Club will have a robot to scrub the store floors.



a group of people standing outside of a building: A customer wears a protective mask while pushing a shopping cart outside a Sam's Club ahead of opening hours in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No one has a handle on how vast the toll will be on the nation's local governments as much of the U.S. economy grinds to a halt from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving it a near certainty that the economy is heading into the first recession in over a decade. Photographer: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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A customer wears a protective mask while pushing a shopping cart outside a Sam’s Club ahead of opening hours in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No one has a handle on how vast the toll will be on the nation’s local governments as much of the U.S. economy grinds to a halt from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving it a near certainty that the economy is heading into the first recession in over a decade. Photographer: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In partnership with Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence company, the membership-only warehouse chain will distribute 372 new autonomous floor scrubbers to its stores this fall.

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Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart, has already deployed hundreds of the robotic scrubbers. With the addition of 372 new robots, the

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Snap grows revenue and users amid coronavirus pandemic

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Snapchat reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday.


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Snap, the parent company of ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, grew its number of daily users and raked in more revenue than expected in the third quarter as more people turned to the platform to stay in touch with family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.

Snapchat had 249 million users who logged in to the app daily in the third quarter, up 18% compared to the same period last year. 

“Our focus on delivering value for our community and advertising partners is yielding positive results during this challenging time. We’re excited about the growth of our business in Q3 as we continue to make long-term investments in our future,” said Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO, in a statement on Tuesday. “The adoption of augmented reality

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Fortunes of China’s internet tycoons soar amid pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic swelled the fortunes of internet entrepreneurs, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Ma’s fortune rose 45% percent over 2019 to $58.8 billion, according to Hurun Research Institute, which follows the country’s wealthy.

Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent, which operates the popular WeChat messaging service, was No. 2 at $57.4 billion, up 50%. Debuting at No. 3 was Zhong Shanshan, chairman of bottled water brand Nongfu Spring, with $53.7 billion following his company’s Hong Kong stock market debut in September.

Rising share prices created an average of five new Chinese entrepreneurs worth at least $1 billion every week over the past year, according to Hurun’s founder, Rupert Hoogewerf.

“The world has never seen this much wealth created in

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Fortunes of China’s internet tycoons soar amid pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic swelled the fortunes of internet entrepreneurs, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Ma’s fortune rose 45% percent over 2019 to $58.8 billion, according to Hurun Research Institute, which follows the country’s wealthy.

Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent, which operates the popular WeChat messaging service, was No. 2 at $57.4 billion, up 50%. Debuting at No. 3 was Zhong Shanshan, chairman of bottled water brand Nongfu Spring, with $53.7 billion following his company’s Hong Kong stock market debut in September.

Rising share prices created an average of five new Chinese entrepreneurs worth at least $1 billion every week over the past year, according to Hurun’s founder, Rupert Hoogewerf.

“The world has never seen this much wealth created in

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