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- San Francisco 7-day test positivity rate: 2.2
- San Francisco 7-day rolling average new cases per day: 41
- San Francisco 7-day average case rate per 100,000: 4.6
- San Francisco 14-day hospitalization average: 60
THE LATEST IN TECH FOR GOOD
Uber rolled out a new tool to provide its 170,000 corporate clients with information on their total rides and emissions to get them to track and lower them over time.
Comcast plans to double its network energy efficiency by 2030, cutting the electricity per consumed terabyte of data in half.
Twitter expanded alt text reminders, a feature that makes images on the platform more accessible to people who use screen readers.
Google released a tool that makes it easier to remove search results containing personal data such as your address, phone number, and email.
Verizon will partner with Visionable, a leading health tech company in the U.K., to expand the range of connected healthcare solutions they can work on.
Spotlight Impact Story
Salesforce introduced a first-of-its-kind carbon credit marketplace —dubbed Net Zero Marketplace—to focus on climate action and companies trying to reach net zero. It will aggregate offset providers and rating agencies and aims to make carbon credit purchases more transparent. There will be about 90 projects available across 11 countries throughout Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. when the marketplace officially kicks off next month.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom announced that the state will receive $1.1 billion in federal funding to support California’s small businesses.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to boost housing on state property and announced new state sites identified for affordable housing.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to crack down on hate crimes and protect targeted communities.
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Unite Hacks is a non-profit organization founded by six high school and college individuals. Its mission is to bring back ethical coding after COVID for high school students with all levels of experience and background and to inspire students to innovate for their community through tech and Code. Unite Hacks is hosting its first-ever 12-hour hackathon this fall on October 22 at Circuit Launch in Oakland, California. Learn more about the organization and how you support or join the hackathon here.
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