As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide

As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide

To bridge that digital gap, families are finding new apps and gadgets that are easy for older relatives to use. Companies and community members are setting up phone calls and, in areas where lockdowns are not yet in place, in-person workshops to help those uncomfortable with tech walk through the basics. Officials are also calling […]

Coronavirus Fight Lays Bare Education’s Digital Divide

Coronavirus Fight Lays Bare Education’s Digital Divide

BEIJING — Like hundreds of millions of other children worldwide, Liu Chenxinhao and Liu Chenxinyuan were getting used to doing class work online. After their elementary school closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, the brothers received their homework through a...
UK budget: tax on digital services starts April 1

UK budget: tax on digital services starts April 1

The UK government said Wednesday that it’s moving ahead with a 2% tax on revenue from digital services such as search and advertising starting on April 1. The levy will apply to firms with global sales of more than £500 million ($648 million), with at least £25...