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Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’

Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’ Working at the intersection of biology and computing may be the most exciting new spot for technologists at the moment. That’s the word from Daphne Koller, the founder and chief executive officer of Insitro — the biotech company that’s raised over $243 million […]

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Birmingham-based Help Lightning raises $8 million for its remote training and support tools

Birmingham-based Help Lightning raises million for its remote training and support tools In the four years since Help Lightning first began pitching its services out of its Birmingham, Ala. headquarters, the company has managed to sign up 100 customers including some large Fortune 500 companies like Cox Communications, Siemens, and Boston Scientific. Now, with an […]

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Atomwise’s machine learning-based drug discovery service raises $123 million

Atomwise’s machine learning-based drug discovery service raises 3 million With a slew of partnerships with large pharmaceutical companies under its belt and the successful spin out of at least one new company, Atomwise has already proved the value of its machine learning platform for discovering and commercializing potential small molecule therapies for a host of […]

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Sunrun’s $3.2 billion Vivint Solar bid challenges Tesla’s energy ambitions

Sunrun’s .2 billion Vivint Solar bid challenges Tesla’s energy ambitions Tesla’s 2014 acquisition of SolarCity turned the electric vehicle manufacturer into the undisputed largest player in residential solar, but that lead has steadily eroded as its major competitor, Sunrun, surged ahead with more aggressive plans. Now with the $3.2 billion dollar acquisition of the residential […]

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President Trump signs executive order temporarily suspending work visas for H-1B holders

President Trump signs executive order temporarily suspending work visas for H-1B holders President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting work visas like the H-1B visa program for highly-skilled workers, cutting off a critical source of foreign labor for tech companies already complaining about tech talent shortages. Visa-holders already in the U.S. and those […]

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In game app-development platform Overwolf acquires CurseForge assets from Twitch to get into mods

In game app-development platform Overwolf acquires CurseForge assets from Twitch to get into mods Overwolf, the in-game app development toolkit and marketplace, has acquired Twitch’s CurseForge assets to provide a marketplace for modifications to compliment its app development business. Since its launch in 2009, developers have used Overwolf to build in-game applications for things like […]

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Join us June 3 for a contact tracing and exposure notification app development and deployment forum

Join us June 3 for a contact tracing and exposure notification app development and deployment forum Exposure notification and contact tracing are two related but distinct measures many public health authorities are either considering or already implementing. Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means the way that […]

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Gates, Wellcome and Mastercard launch $125 million fund to finance COVID-19 treatments

Gates, Wellcome and Mastercard launch 5 million fund to finance COVID-19 treatments The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard announced a new initiative yesterday to accelerate technologies designed to identify, assess, develop, and scale treatments to the COVID-19 epidemic. The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will evaluate new and repurposed drugs and biologics to treat […]

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Google, Toyota invest in WhereIsMyTransport to map transport in emerging cities

Google, Toyota invest in WhereIsMyTransport to map transport in emerging cities In emerging markets, up to 80% of the population may have to rely on informally-run public transport to get around. Literally, privately-run buses and cars. But journey-planning apps that work well for commuters in developed markets like New York or London do not work […]

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China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization

China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization On Friday, China announced that it would complete its competitor to the U.S.-operated global positioning system network by the first half of next year, increasing the pace of its decoupling from U.S. technologies. China’s Beidou network of satellites — named after the […]

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