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.

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