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16 Minutes on the News #25: Gaming & Chrome OS/Steam; Going Cashless; Coronavirus Latest

Andrew Chen, Jonathan Lai, Alex Rampell, and Sonal Chokshi

Posted March 8, 2020

This episode of 16 Minutes on the news covers:

  • Google could bring Steam support to Chrome OS, according to an earlier unconfirmed report, and what that could mean for the broader gaming ecosystem, developers as well as devices — with a16z general partner Andrew Chen and Jonathan Lai on the consumer team;
  • New York restaurants and retail establishments can no longer reject cash payments under legislation that was passed by the City Council there; what this says about the banking system more broadly, why it’s a regressive tax on the poor and therefore a progressive move — at 8:57 with a16z general partner Alex Rampell on the fintech team;
  • updates on COVID-19 diseaseat 16:44 based on latest reports from WHO and CDC as of Friday March 6.

…with Sonal Chokshi.