As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since March, the latest sign of an exodus spurred by the pandemic



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  • As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to San Francisco-based site Public Comment.
  • Public Comment worked with the United States Postal Service to track requests for a change of address between March 1 and November 1, 2020.
  • The data showed that 124,131 households requested a change of address during that period with at least 34,803 of those requests for moves to a different neighborhood within San Francisco. 
  • That means as many as 89,328 households left the city altogether. Those who left relocated to Las Vegas, Florida, the Denver region, and a city near Portland, Oregon, according to Public Comment. 
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As many as 89,000 households have moved out of San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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GoodFirms Discloses Trustworthy Mobile App Development Companies for Business During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the necessity for digital transformation. These days, mobile apps have been increasing and demanding for apps like shopping, entertaining, socializing gaming, and many more. The behavior of mobile users is indicating a shift in how they are interacting with their favorite brands.

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Therefore, various industries that were not leveraging mobile apps are now considering to build an app for their business. It is also helping the varied sectors of enterprises solve the specific challenges they face because of the worldwide health crisis. The apps have given enterprises new opportunities to make new revenue streams and deliver value-added services to customers.

As the demand has increased for creating sorts of mobile apps like ecommerce, enterprise, healthcare, education, financial, social, entertainment, game, and much more, several service providers in the market claim to be the best. Thus to help the

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the Financial Changes That the Pandemic Brought

Reports indicate that the 2020 health emergency has increased the use of digital transactions while decreasing the use of physical money.

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For some time it has been predicted that, eventually, cash could fall into disuse to give prominence to electronic payments. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic could make these projections a reality.

Based on the trends seen in 2019 and so far in 2020, it is speculated that global cashless transactions will have an annual growth rate of 12% until 2023. In Latin America the growth rate will be 6%, according to the World Payments Report 2020 published by Capgemini.

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5G’s rollout speeds along faster than expected, even with the coronavirus pandemic raging

The world may be grappling with a widespread pandemic, but that’s sure not slowing down 5G’s rollout. The super-fast technology reached more customers this year than expected and will cover about 60% of the global population by 2026, according to a new report from Ericsson. That makes 5G the fastest deployed mobile network ever, the Swedish networking giant said.



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By the end of this year, there will be 218 million 5G subscriptions around the world, up from Ericsson’s forecast in June for 190 million — which itself was an increase from an earlier estimate. 

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“5G coverage will be built out to the extent that 1 billion people will live in 5G coverage areas by the end of 2020 worldwide,” Patrick Cerwall, head of strategic marketing insights at Ericsson, said in

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Deutsche Bank is considering offering some staff the opportunity to work from home two days a week permanently. 

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations worldwide to move staff to remote work models with barely any notice. Working from hastily-created home offices for months on end, however, has raised questions as to why remote work setups can’t be more common in the future — and some companies are asking the same questions themselves. 

It is not known when offices will be deemed safe enough for full teams to occupy them again — and in the meantime, this means shift patterns, reduced workforces, virtual meetings, and remote work which has become the new ‘normal’. 

For Deutsche Bank, the current work trends may impact future policies, including the option for some staff to only come into the office three out of five days in a working week.

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Phone and internet customers reveal debt trouble with telco companies during pandemic

Phone and internet customers say they are being disconnected, harassed by debt collectors and generally treated harshly by their telco providers when they need help, negatively impacting mental health.

The Consumer Action Law Centre has released a report detailing stories of people struggling to pay their phone and internet bills, with some fearing homelessness due to losing their job during the pandemic.

Despite a federal moratorium on evictions and banks allowing mortgage repayments to be deferred during the pandemic, debt collectors have continued to contact telco customers demanding repayments.

James* was one of those customers.

The 23-year-old lives in Melbourne and identifies as Aboriginal. He’s studying for a Cert III and receives JobSeeker and the Mobility Allowance for his disability.

He was contacted by debt collectors for multiple debts, including for a buy-now-pay-later purchase, a payday loan, a consumer lease and a Telstra debt of nearly $3,000 from three years

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COVID-19 has brought many restrictions, forcing companies to seek novel solutions in many areas. One of the most substantial areas of change is technology, which is now sufficiently robust to put networking and other vital business activities online. In this age of restrictions, MobiCard, a digital business card platform, is leading to new freedoms.

“Companies are seeing that technology done right offers numerous breakthroughs and refinements,” says Joshua Sodaitis, MobiCard’s Chairman and CEO. “On the client-side, as more and more customer interactions become digital in nature, we will only see an increasing demand for faster solutions. On the company side, creating a culture of digitization will help businesses remain relevant and ready for the next challenge.”

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Sportsdigita, an all-in-one cloud-based presentation software company owned by former National Hockey League executive Angelina Lawton, sees opportunity amid the pandemic as sports teams conduct business online instead of in person.

The company, which counts the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees among its clients, is raising $10 million to $25 million in Series A funding. It may use some of the money it rasies to acquire smaller firms that have been hurt financially by Covid-19.

Sportsdigita is a subscription-based software company that’s seen growth since Covid-19 halted in-person meetings. It offers customized presentations and integrates video conferencing and presentation software. It competes with other services, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams, both of which are included in an Office subscription.

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With most staff working from home, the headquarters of Kazakhstan’s fintech hero Kaspi.kz exudes a sleepiness ill-fitting for a company whose rapid rise has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Kaspi, Kazakhstan’s payment systems and e-commerce leader, became the Central Asian country’s most valuable firm after it was valued at $6.5 billion on the London stock exchange in October in what was the United Kingdom’s second largest float of this year.

The listing took commentators by surprise, coming after a failed attempt — falling short of a $4 billon market cap valuation — the year before.

But Kaspi’s Georgia-born CEO Mikheil Lomtadze, told AFP that the company and its investors, including Goldman Sachs and CIS-focused Baring Vostok — were not fazed by the false start.

“We believe that we have a lot of space for further growth, and we were not in any hurry to do our IPO,” said Lomtadze

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