Zoom Booms As Pandemic Drives Millions To Its Video ServiceOverall, Zoom now has more than 300 million daily participants attending a meeting held on its service, up from 10 million five months ago. Those numbers include people who join multiple Zoom meetings during the same day, something that has been happening more recently in recent months.
Illinois Grants To Help Expand Broadband, Digital Access
Joliet High School Class In Remote Learning Session Subjected To Racial Slurs, Porn In Zoombombing AttackHigh school students in Joliet were the targets of a new Zoombombing attack.
Printing Out A Solution For The COVID-19 Problem"Every day a new person is showing up and it's a completely selfless act."
Ransomware Attack Renders LaSalle County Government Computers UnusableHackers looking to score cash are now targeting the government in LaSalle County, Illinois.
Signs Of Progress As State Of Illinois Works To Bring Computers Into Present DayBack in August of last year, CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker told head Illinois state IT guru Ron Guerrier that she would be checking back in six months about rectifying issues with old state computers. Those six months are up.
Computer Scientist Who Pioneered 'Copy' And 'Paste' Has DiedAfter leaving Apple in 1997 he co-founded an education software company and held executive positions at Amazon, Yahoo and the genetics-testing service 23andMe before turning to independent consulting.
Morgan Stanley To Buy E-Trade For $13 BillionE-Trade will bring with it 5.2 million client accounts, $360 billion in retail client assets and a pool of customers who may become wealthier and use more of Morgan Stanley’s full-service offerings. Morgan Stanley has 3 million client relationships and $2.7 trillion in client assets.
Facebook Reverses On Paid Political Messages That Aren't AdsIt used to be clearer what's an ad and what isn't — and thus what's subject to disclosures and other rules. With social media, a campaign can pay celebrities and other influential users to spread a message on their behalf, without ever buying an ad and be subject to its rules.
Amazon Wants To Question Trump Over Losing $10B Contract BidAmazon's court filing cites an alleged comment that surfaced in a book last year that said Trump privately told then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to "screw Amazon" out of the contract.
Twitter Shares Jump On Rise In User Numbers, RevenueThe company averaged 152 million daily users during the last three months of the year, up from 145 million during the previous quarter.
Record Sales Push Tesla To 2nd Straight Quarterly ProfitTesla shares have more than tripled in value since May of last year, pushing the company’s market value above giant German automaker Volkswagen as well as the combined values of General Motors and Ford.
Workers Criticize Amazon On Climate Despite Risk To Jobs
GM To Invest $2.2B To Build Electric VehiclesGM said in a statement that the factory will start building the company's first electric pickup late in 2021, followed by a funky-looking self-driving shuttle for GM's Cruise autonomous vehicle unit.
Want To Make $255? Here's How To Become An Election JudgeTuesday marks eight weeks until the Illinois primary, and Chicago has been scrambling to find workers to man the polls.