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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective blocking vaccine in 90 percent of participants in its Phase 3 clinical trial, the companies announced on Monday. That’s based on data analyzed by an […]

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Europe urges e-commerce platforms to share data in fight against coronavirus scams

Europe urges e-commerce platforms to share data in fight against coronavirus scams European lawmakers are pressing major e-commerce and media platforms to share more data with each other as a tool to fight rogue traders who are targeting consumers with coronavirus scams. After the pandemic spread to the West, internet platforms were flooded with local […]

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Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19 Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a […]

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Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next?

Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next? It wasn’t the lingering exhaustion that made Christine Huang, a New York public school teacher, leave the profession. Or the low pay. Or the fact that she rarely had time to spend with her kids after the school day due to workload demands. Instead, Huang […]

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Sidekick Health scores $20M for its gamified digital care platform

Sidekick Health scores M for its gamified digital care platform Nordic digital therapeutics company, Sidekick Health, has closed a $20 million Series A led by pan-European VC Wellington Partners and healthcare focused VC Asabys Partners. Existing investors, Novator and Frumtak Ventures, also participated in the oversubscribed round. The 2014-founded startup has built a gamified digital […]

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TravelPerk launches an API for COVID-19 restrictions

TravelPerk launches an API for COVID-19 restrictions About a month after outting an open API platform for its customers to augment their apps, business trip SaaS startup TravelPerk has launched a standalone API product aimed at helping the wider travel industry provide up-to-date information on travel restrictions and risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerland’s 2020 startup outlook

10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerland’s 2020 startup outlook European entrepreneurs who want to launch startups could do worse than Switzerland. In a report analyzing Europe’s general economic health, cost of doing business, business environment and labor force quality, analysts looked for highly educated populations, strong economies, healthy business environments and relatively low costs for conducting […]

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Now may be the best time to become a full-stack developer

Now may be the best time to become a full-stack developer Sergio Granada Contributor Sergio Granada is the CTO of Talos Digital, a global team of professional software developers that partners with agencies and businesses in multiple industries providing software development and consulting services for their tech needs. In the world of software development, one […]

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Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy

Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy In Y Combinator’s early days, founders would move to Palo Alto, split a two-bedroom with five others to save money and trade notes around the clock with their new, like-minded roommates. Now, as remote work continues and the pandemic persists, scores of entrepreneurs are […]

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Tech’s role in the COVID-19 response: Assist, don’t reinvent

Tech’s role in the COVID-19 response: Assist, don’t reinvent The pandemic has affected just about every business in the world, but tech has also geared up to fight back in its own way, as we found out from speakers at Disrupt 2020. But technology has opted to take a back seat to frontline workers and […]

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