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  • San Francisco-based Dropbox announced Tuesday that will stop asking employees to come into its offices and instead make remote work the standard practice.
  • For employees that need to meet or work together in person, the company is setting up “Dropbox Studios” when it’s safe to do so.
  • The company extended its mandatory work from home policy through June 2021.



Drew Houston wearing a suit and tie: Dropbox Inc. co-founder Drew Houston waits as Dropbox (DBX) is listed for the company's initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York, U.S., March 23, 2018.


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Dropbox Inc. co-founder Drew Houston waits as Dropbox (DBX) is listed for the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York, U.S., March 23, 2018.

San Francisco-based Dropbox announced Tuesday that it will stop asking employees to come into its offices and instead make remote work the standard practice, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends.

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“Remote work (outside an office) will be the primary experience for all employees and the day-to-day default for individual work,” the company said in a

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  • With remote work a long-term reality for many companies, tools to help employees work productively from home are critical. 
  • StackShare shared which tools are most popular on its platform, while execs from companies like Facebook, GitHub, Gitlab, and Atlassian also dished on their go-to products. 
  • It’s not just about the specific tools, though, it’s about how they’re used — including to keep company culture alive. 
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Because of the pandemic, remote work has become the new normal for many tech companies. 

Firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Atlassian are allowing employees to work remotely permanently, if they wish — a practice already adopted by startups like GitLab — and adapting to new productivity products in the process. It’s not just about the tools a company uses though, but also how they use them. 

StackShare, a website for companies to share what apps they use, has

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Countless parents in East St. Louis say they are relying on minimal resources while struggling to gain internet access to help their children participate in remote learning at area schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

East St. Louis is a largely Black community where nearly 40% of residents live below the federal poverty line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Melissa Lawson, a single mother of three who lives there while juggling multiple jobs, told the Belleville News-Democrat that she already had to make adjustments to get by before the pandemic after being severely injured in a car accident. She said some of the cutbacks included canceling internet service.

“Sometimes, we would go to a McDonald’s parking lot and use their Wi-Fi, and even with that, you only get so much with the hotspot,” Lawson noted. “Then you run into the problem of what if my laptop

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  • 24 of the top 50 companies who posted the most remote job openings on FlexJobs between March 1 and September 15, 2020, are software and technology-based.
  • Atlassian, Amazon, Collabera, CrowdStrike, Oracle, Red Hat, Tanium and Twilio are a few of the many tech companies actively looking to fill remote-based job positions today.  
  • Amazon has 949 open work-from-home positions open today on their Amazon Jobs site, 287 of which are for Solution Architect roles, 99 in Software Development and 83 in Project/Program/Product Management Non-Tech.   

FlexJobs is one of the leading sites and subscription services specializing in verified high quality, remote and flexible jobs. They have seen an increase of more than 50% in remote job listings in the areas of Computer/IT, Customer Service, Accounting & Finance, Project Management, Marketing

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Microsoft  (MSFT) – Get Report will allow staff, with permission from their managers, to work from remote locations permanently, a media report says.

The Redmond, Wash., software maker company outlined new guidelines about working plans, which were obtained by The Verge.

The new rules also allow Microsoft employees to freely work from home for less than half their working weeks, the Verge reported.

“The covid-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live, and work in new ways,” said Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, in a note to employees.

The company said that what it called the hybrid workplace guidelines would give workers flexibility, maintain individual work styles, and balance business needs.

Workers who choose to work from home permanently will give up their assigned office spaces, but they will still be able to use other space available at Microsoft’s headquarters.

Microsoft said that workers with

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(Bloomberg) — More than half of companies plan to shrink their offices as working from home becomes a regular fixture after the Covid-19 pandemic ends, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc.

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Some 53% of larger organizations plan to reduce the size of their office space and more than three quarters will increase work flexibility. Almost all of the respondents were uncomfortable returning to work because they fear contracting the virus, the poll found.

Cisco, the largest maker of networking equipment, recently surveyed 1,569 executives, knowledge workers and others who are responsible for employee environments in the post-Covid era. The findings suggest many of this year’s radical changes to work life will remain long after the pandemic subsides.

Read more: Microsoft CEO Says Remote Work Can Feel Like ‘Sleeping at Work’

The poll, conducted for Cisco by Dimensional Research, concluded that working from home is the “new

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The “Wix for sales teams” enables product demos without relying on engineers, designers, and other technical experts for customization

SAN FRANCISCO & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 6, 2020–

Walnut, a platform that provides sales teams with the ability to create and execute product demos without the need for technical expertise in driving the customer sales journey, has announced a seed funding round of $2.5 million.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006006036/en/

Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)

Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)

This round was led by venture capital firm NFX and includes additional investments from notable industry incumbents, including Wix CEO Avishay Abrahami, Liquid2 Partners Joe Montana and Michael Ma, Graph Ventures Partner Matt Wyndowe, Plangrid Co-Founder Kenny Stone, Former YCombinator PT Partner and current Mercury CEO Immad Akhund, and RoundForest CEO Alon Gamzu.

Walnut enhances the sales journey by enabling sales professionals and teams to personalize the demo experience

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For the past few weekdays, Crystal Berroa woke up in the morning not knowing how to help her two young daughters attend school remotely. 

Here’s how one family is using the library for online learning

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Berroa lives in a shelter in New York City and repeatedly tried to contact school officials to help her daughters log into remote learning classrooms on school-issued iPads.

So far, she hasn’t gotten anywhere.

”If one (iPad) connects and the other doesn’t, I’m screwed,” Berroa said. “There’s nothing I can do. Sometimes it doesn’t connect at all during the day. My daughter is a first grader. She’s learning how to read right now. And I have no idea what’s going on.”



a young boy sitting at a table: Trachelle Bivins and her 5-year-old son, Ondrae Florence, complete his school work together at Central Library of Rochester on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Ondrae would have attended school at School 23, part of the Rochester City School District, if the district had not moved to online learning.


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Trachelle Bivins and her 5-year-old son, Ondrae Florence, complete his school work together at Central Library of Rochester on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

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Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device

Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device Wednesday, an update to its $30 dongle released in 2018 and the higher-end $70 Chromecast Ultra released in 2016. 


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Google on Wednesday unveiled a new $50 (£60, AU$99) Chromecast streaming device, dubbed Chromecast with Google TV, in a revamp of its bare-bones TV dongle to better suit the streaming world’s dramatic changes in the four years since the $70 Chromecast Ultra came out. And this time, the latest iteration of Chromecast adds both a remote control and a tailor-made interface called Google TV. 

The new Chromecast was immediately available to buy in the US when Google announced it, and it is still in stock with a few retailers including Google’s online store and at other retailers, like Best Buy. By Friday morning, the new Chromecast appeared to backordered at Home Depot, out of stock at Target and sold out

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Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device

Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device Wednesday, an update to its $30 dongle released in 2018 and the higher-end $70 Chromecast Ultra released in 2016. 


Google; screenshot by CNET

Google unveiled a new $50 (£60, AU$99) Chromecast streaming device Wednesday, dubbed Chromecast with Google TV, in a revamp of its bare-bones TV dongle to better suit the streaming world’s radical changes in the four years since its $70 Chromecast Ultra came out. And this time, the latest iteration of Chromecast adds both a remote control and a tailor-made interface called Google TV. 

The new Chromecast was immediately available to buy in the US when Google announced it, including in Google’s online store and at other retailers like Best Buy. By Thursday morning, it appears to sold out at Walmart. A deal in Google’s online store, which bundled the new Chromecast with six months of Netflix’s $13-a-month plan for a

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