How Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg And Other Tech CEOs Are Helping Fight The Global Pandemic – Yahoo Finance

How Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg And Other Tech CEOs Are Helping Fight The Global Pandemic – Yahoo Finance

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Benzinga is covering every angle of how the coronavirus affects the financial world. For daily updates, sign up for our coronavirus newsletter.As the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated, tech CEOs are marshaling resources, using technology and donating money to help mitigate COVID-19’s impact.Here is how they do that.Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Wholly Focussed On COVID-19Writing in the company blog dayone on Saturday, Amazon Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos said his own time and thinking was now “wholly focussed” on COVID-19.He wrote, “This isn’t business as usual, and it’s a time of great stress and uncertainty.” Amazon is changing its logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing, and third party seller processes to “prioritize stocking and delivering essential items like household staples, sanitizers, baby formula, and medical supplies.”Bezos announced the company was planning to hire 100, 000 new employees and raise wages for hourly workers “who are fulfilling orders and delivering to customers during this period of stress and turmoil.”Tim Cook Says Apple Helping Health WorkersApple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO announced the company was procuring supplies to fight the pandemic. Cook tweeted on Sunday, “We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe.
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To help, Facebook donated our emergency reserve of 720, 000 masks.” Zuckerberg went on to explain that they were working to source millions more.Alphabet’s Pichai Focuses On Education On Saturday, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG),  tweeted about Teach From Home, “We’re rolling out Teach from Home, a tools & resources hub to help teachers continue teaching during school closures.
We’re also establishing a $10M Distance Learning fund to support orgs that help remove barriers for students learning remotely. #COVID19.”Teach from Home would be a central hub of information, tips, training, and tools from across Google for Education that will help teachers. Google has announced a $50 million COVID-19 response, out of which $10 million would go towards its Distance Learning Fund. .

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