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Positive vaccine news punishes pandemic-boosted companies like Zoom, Peloton, Etsy

Positive vaccine news punishes pandemic-boosted companies like Zoom, Peloton, Etsy Stock markets worldwide are soaring on news that a vaccine candidate is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, and could start coming to market in a matter of months. This is upending the stock market, sending futures shares shooting higher in pre-market trading. But while the […]

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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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What we’ve learned about working from home 7 months into the pandemic

What we’ve learned about working from home 7 months into the pandemic When large parts of the world were shutting down in March, we really didn’t know how we would move massive numbers of employees used to working in the office to work from home. In early March, I wrote a piece on how to […]

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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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UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to $23.8M, down from $123M

UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to .8M, down from 3M The UK’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to £14.4 million (~$23.8M) in a final penalty notice down from the £99M ($123M) figure that the watchdog initially said it would levy in […]

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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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How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic Darrell M. West Contributor Share on Twitter Darrell M. West is Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. John R. Allen Contributor John R. Allen is President of The Brookings Institution. The novel coronavirus has accelerated the use of many digital technologies. […]

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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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