⏱Terrible treadmill troubles
Google's new work schedule, and vaccine news
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0:15- Peloton pauses
Only 18 days after initially rebuking the claim of the Consumer Product Safety Commission that their treadmills posed a threat to households, Peloton formally announced a voluntary recall of more than 125k of their Tread and Tread+ devices. This change comes after more than 70 injuries and the unfortunate death of a child over the lifespan of the product, and led CEO John Foley to apologize for the lack of action and to say, “We should have engaged more productively with them[CPSC] from the outset.”
Yesterday Google finally answered the WFH vs Office question by saying... both. In their release they announced that more than 20% of all staff would be fully remote, 20% will be in the office full time, and the other 60% would be splitting their time between home/office in a 2/3 day split. In addition, they’ll also offer the employees up to four weeks per year where they can work from anywhere virtually, giving them the chance to take an extended vacation while still working remotely.
Moderna announced yesterday that it has several potential booster vaccine shots under development to help deal with future variants if the need arises. Although the current results of the studies are preliminary, there is promising data to suggest that a third “booster” shot would help to strengthen the immune system even further. In other vaccine news, Canada authorized the shot for children between the ages of 12-15—something both the US and Europe are considering in the near future.
1:22- Facebook Neighborhoods?
Facebook is rolling out a feature called neighborhood that will allow users in a specific area to form a group together that can function as a “virtual town square.” So far beta-testing users have used it to “find missing pets, organize hiking trips, make new friends, find a handyman, and get baking materials.”
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