Day: March 26, 2020

Netflix is currently down for many users around the world – TechCrunch

Netflix is currently experiencing outages around the world, but affecting mostly users in the United States and Europe. According to Down Detector, users began reporting issues around 12PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, and many people are still unable to connect to the streaming service on different platforms, including mobile, PCs and smart TVs.

Many people around the world are relying on Netflix for entertainment while under lockdown or quarantine measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Both Netflix’s status and help pages have notes saying “We are currently experiencing a higher than normal wait time for support via phone and chat. Please try again later or check our online help center for answers to frequently asked questions. Thank you for your patience.” It is also fielding issues through its customer support Twitter account.

On March 21, Netflix said that in response to the European Union’s request for

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Working from home: 6 lessons learned that can help leaders in the long run

While you’re telecommuting due to the COVID-19 outbreak, be aware of what you’re learning about various tools and techniques that will also be helpful when work returns to normal.

I had always considered myself a capable remote worker. After all, I don’t really have a permanent office anywhere other than my home setup, and I have been productive everywhere from airplane seats, to corners of client warehouses, to the two workstations I have set up at home. 

Despite solving the “remote” aspect of my work, I did not realize that most weeks involved dozens or even hundreds of in-person interactions. Reducing those interactions due to the coronavirus, and also having the other four members of my family omnipresent in my home office, has created an entirely new dynamic.

SEE: Coronavirus: Critical IT policies and tools every business needs (TechRepublic Premium)

During challenging situations, we often are so focused on

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