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This week's quarantine recommendations:
Handsoap fragrance you settle for because there's nothing left in the store
: Soapy Farms' "Pear-Picking with Nana Out Back," 8 fl oz.
Irresponsible purchase of the week
: Raspberry danish
Press "F" to pay respects
: For the home workout resistance band incident that left your lip bloodied and the next week penciled off to be spent rebuilding trust with an inanimate object.
Whoa, is it already that time? Below are links (construction and non-construction). As always, please send the latest news to
: You may have heard that Paycheck Protection Program piggy bank got rattled for
every last one of its quarters
in the Senate for more money towards small businesses (any company with less than 500 employees) and the House will likely okay it very soon.
The Marauder's Map, but bleaker
: An AI-based tool can track jobsite activity differences since the pandemic,
revealing COVID-19's effects on every state's construction
. Among the relevant data points, 37 states saw between a 5% decline and an increase in business while just 6 states saw a decline of over 25%. Of late, links involving color-coded maps in the Buildr Newsletter have increased 7500%.
of what was touched on in Procore's customer roundtable webinar "We're In This Together."
: In perhaps the most positive news we've had in quite some time,
Season 3 is
at Disney+ in what has to be the highest budgeted show about the day in the life of a single father. "But what about Season 2?" They fatefully wrapped production on that last month, rhetorical question.
: If you missed it,
of the first two episodes of ESPN's Michael Jordan doc
. Scottie Pippen made
Here comes the zoom, ready or not
: In more data map-related content,
you can zoom in on to see the percentage that your neck of the woods has COVID-19 symptoms.
Wondering who the largest companies to sponge up all that "small business" money were?
: Meant to lure frugal Android owners and people who bought the SE last time(?), Apple is introducing
. Sources tell us the SE stands for "(only) Somewhat Expensive (in relation to the other iPhones)."
: Do you have the app Houseparty yet? Odds are you might, as they had
50 million downloads last month
. If group videoconferencing apps are a mullet, Zoom is business in the front while Houseparty is party in the back.
: In more Zoom rival news, Verizon
for a crisp $500 million. Seems like a stretch considering nobody's worn jeans since March.
Amazon Primed (to ship soon. Seriously, any day now)
: You know how that yoga mat you bought upwards of a month ago still hasn't shipped in spite of Amazon Prime's oft-flaunted 2-day shipping? That's because Amazon is so overloaded that they're
currently figuring out how to dissuade you from buying
. Imagine being so successful that you're plotting ways to shrink your business.
: Wondering what Bill Gates' 5 book recommendations for quarantine are? No?
That's it from us. Stay safe and support your local Etsy mask-makers; glitter costs more than you'd think.
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