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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

For all its suspicion of Trump, the tech industry came out of the administration's first three months mostly unscathed.

The view from the other coast: A number of Silicon Valley's post-election fears didn't materialize in the first 100 days — including a significantly gutted H-1B visa program and calls for increased law enforcement access to encrypted data. Trump's poorly executed travel ban marked the high point of tensions between tech companies and Trump, even though the action wasn't directly aimed at the industry. But outside a few moments of drama, tech doesn't have a lot to complain about — at least not yet.

Keep in mind: The fact that Trump didn't take aim at the tech industry doesn't exactly equal a "win," insiders emphasized. And many of Trump's early actions are mere starting points, with a long way to go before real policy is set. So while tech companies dodged several bullets, guards are still up.

Not so bad:

  • Corporate tax reform: Trump's proposal to slash the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% moves the U.S. rate in line with other industrialized nation's — something the big tech firms like Cisco, Intel and IBM have been pushing for years.
  • Privacy: Trump signed the congressional resolution overturning the FCC's broadband privacy rules — a move supported by tech giants including Google and Facebook (even though the original rules didn't actually apply to them).
  • High-skilled immigration: Trump threatened to end the H-1B visa program that the tech industry relies on to hire overseas talent. But the executive order that he finally signed targets outsourcing companies rather than big tech firms. In fact, redirecting visas away from outsources could actually make more available for the tech industry.
  • Trade agreements: The White House announced that it intends to renegotiate and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement that includes updated data policies the industry has supported, like ensuring data can cross borders without interference. (Trump did, however, withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which tech endorsed for its modern approach to data.)

Not so good:

  • Net Neutrality: FCC chief Ajit Pai is moving ahead with dismantling the key Obama-era telecom regulation, kicking of the process to undo the strong rules banning blocking web traffic or building "fast lanes" on the internet. Unwinding the rules is a worse deal for startups and new entrants (like Snap) who don't have the market leverage of, say, Google or Netflix.

TBD:

  • A number of big-ticket issues still wait in the wings, like patent reform, merger reviews and encryption. Another frustration for the industry is that Trump has not filled the agency positions who'll be the key decision-makers on these matters.

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Broncos and 49ers the latest NFL teams impacted by coronavirus crisis

From left, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel during an August training session at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the NFL season into chaos, with all Denver Broncos quarterbacks sidelined, the San Francisco 49ers left without a home or practice ground and much of the Baltimore Ravens team unavailable, per AP.

Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucus.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.