From the end of March to early April, Disney's breakout streaming service, Disney+, gained some 16.5 million paid subscribers in just 10 days, according to the company's second quarter earnings report.
Apple this week expanded the dataset of its Mobility Trends Reports tool to include hundreds of new cities and sub-regions, allowing researchers to better study the effects of COVID-19 on personal and public transportation.
The French government has accused Apple of lowering the effectiveness of its upcoming COVID-19 contact-tracking app, with digital technology minister Cedric O claiming Apple is not helping enough by preventing background app access to Bluetooth.
As world governments scramble to contain the spread of COVID-19, France and the UK this week announced plans to begin testing digital contact tracing solutions developed without the aid of Apple and Google's exposure notification system.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has delivered a "virtual commencement address" to graduating Ohio State University students, with the video address offering life advice to viewers, as well as urging graduates to build a "better future than the one you thought was certain."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week published a paper outlining key features public health organizations should look for in a COVID-19 contact tracing platform, with the recommendations closely following methodology implemented in Apple and Google's exposure notification system.
A group of Republican senators on Thursday said that they intend to introduce a bill that would regulate how consumer data is used to fight the spread of COVID-19, including by Apple and Google's exposure notification system.