Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s new streaming platform failed to meet its high launch expectations. Dan and Axios media reporter Sara Fischer discuss what went wrong for Quibi, how much of it should be blamed on the coronavirus, and what comes next.

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Aug 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

John Kasich: Joe Biden won't leave Republicans behind

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), in a clear appeal to Republicans and moderates on the fence, said those who are worried Joe Biden "may turn sharp left and leave them behind" shouldn't be.

The big picture: Kasich and three fellow Republicans, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and former New York Rep. Susan Molinari, were delivering speeches at the convention under the theme, "We the People Putting Country Over Party."

Deadly Hurricane Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

A satellite image of Hurricane Zeta. Photo: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a downed power line electrocuted a 55-year-old in Louisiana as the storm moved into Alabama overnight.

What's happening: After "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi," it began lashing Alabama late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

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Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

Go deeper: As Taiwan's profile rises, so does risk of conflict with China