• Consumers Stay Connected By More Video Conferencing During Pandemic
    During the past week, 20% of U.S. households used video and conference call platforms like Zoom and Slack, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
  • Some Tech Spending Rolls On, Despite COVID-19
    Cuts in spending are expected for traditional technologies like PCs and mobile devices, but new tech including AI is projected to grow.
  • Kroger Taps Tracking Tech To Limit In-Store Traffic
    Walmart recently enabled shoppers to use the Walmart Pay app at self-checkout, so consumers don't have to touch the screen or interact with associates.
  • Some Smart Tech Grows During Pandemic
    Voice is likely to stay on a strong growth path, as businesses turn to voice agents and bots for at-distance customer interactions.
  • Walmart Grocery Tops Amazon In App Downloads, Shopping Apps Hit 106 Million
    Downloads of Walmart Grocery increased 460% in average daily downloads compared to its January performance.
  • Consumers Turn To Video Streaming, Buying More Tech During Pandemic
    With consumers homebound, 56% of U.S. households using tech services are using streaming video services, nearly a third (32%) are streaming music and 22% are streaming live TV.
  • Nuro Gets Nod For Driverless Delivery Vehicles In California
    Self-driving vehicle startup Nuro has been given the OK to start testing two of its driverless vehicles on California roads.
  • WiFi Calling Increases 95% As Homebound Consumers Dial In
    Core network traffic including home broadband, wireless and business usage was up 25% Monday vs. a similar day at the end of February.
  • Publix, Walmart Lead Shoppers To Contact-Free Payments
    It's been taking forever to move contactless or mobile payments to mass adoption, but COVID-19 may be changing that.
  • Self-Driving Vehicles Delivering COVID-19 Medical Supplies
    Self-driving vehicles are transporting COVID-19 tests collected at drive-through testing locations at Mayo Clinic.
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