Two tech giants joined forces to fight COVID-19

When two of the largest technology companies in the world decide to put aside their differences and work together, it’s often a sign that things are not going well in the world. The cooperation between Apple and Google to develop a contact-tracing platform that could be widely adopted quickly overshadowed other contact-tracing efforts, including those by government and private industry alike. The jointly developed Exposure Notifications platform, which has since become a standard feature of both iOS and Android operating systems, has been adopted by more than 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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