Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Gareth Emery Touches Fans Personally With “We’ll Be OK” Campaign

With the entertainment industry on an indefinite shutdown, artists, promoters, and event-workers are facing mass layoffs and income losses into the second quarter of 2020. Gareth Emery —a trance music producer known for uplifting, soothing beats and positive lyrics that’s been featured on main stage festival lineups around the world—is one of them. Regardless of how the industry shutdown has impacted his life, though, Emery’s most recent campaign is a steady reminder that the...

Bird Scooter Under Fire On Social Media For Laying Off 30% Of Workforce Via Zoom

Bird Scooter is under fire this weekend after allegedly laying off as much as 30% of its total workforce—around 400 people—via an online call on the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. The company, which is facing increased hardship during the COVID-19 crisis as its shared scooter program nearly came to a complete halt in recent weeks, is desperately trying to save cash to survive the rest of the year. In a Zoom call on Friday with hundreds of staff members, Bird laid off its employees nearly all...

The United States Just Charged The Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, On Drug Trafficking

In an unprecedented announcement made on Thursday, the United States State Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) charged President Nicolás Maduro with drug trafficking. The ongoing investigation alleges that Maduro, in addition to his duties as the leader of the South American nation, led a drug cartel on the side that brought cocaine into the United States from Venezuela. The United States has made it clear that it no longer recognizes Maduro as Venezuela’s President,...

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Twitter Finds New Use For Blue Check Verification

Twitter Support announced in a thread over the weekend that it would be prioritizing blue check verification for accounts that are associated with field experts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accounts belonging to figures in the scientific or medical community would be eligible for rushed verification as the platform attempts to combat the spread of misinformation related to the virus. With conspiracy theorists, fake news organizations, and other figures with questionable agendas go viral...

These Work From Home Necessities Will Keep You Cozy While Quarantined

We hope you enjoy these work from home necessities! But keep in mind, Grit Daily might take small cut of the profit on the items recommended here—but that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in them. We only recommend products that we would buy or use ourselves, so don’t be wary of our suggestions.  Whether we like it or not (we do) the workforce is likely to become more remote even after the COVID-19 crisis ends and people can go back to work. If you’re one of the lucky...

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