Friday, April 10, 2020

Emergent BioSolutions gets $14.5M in federal funding to expedite COVID-19 plasma therapy development –...

Last week, we spoke to the head of Emergent BioSolutions’ Therapeutics Business Unit Dr. Laura Saward about her company’s work developing plasma-based potential treatments for COVID-19. Now, the company...

Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships – TechCrunch

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations...

LinkedIn’s making its recruitment tools free to those fighting the coronavirus pandemic – TechCrunch

Like many other websites at the moment, the career-oriented networking platform LinkedIn has seen a big boost in traffic as a result of people being asked to work from home...

Trump orders GM to start ventilator production for COVID-19 amid contract dispute – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump signed Friday a presidential directive ordering GM to produce ventilators and to prioritize federal contracts, just hours after the automaker announced plans to manufacture the critical medical...

House passes historic $2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue bill – TechCrunch

A massive bipartisan effort to provide relief to a U.S. economy on ice just leapt over its last major hurdle. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a historic stimulus...

Stripe leads $20M Series A into Fast, which is building a universal checkout service...

Early this morning, Fast, a startup building platform-agnostic login and checkout services, announced that Stripe has led a $20 million investment into its business. Prior investors Index Ventures and Susa...

MasterClass is launching free, live Q&A sessions with big shots in their respective industries...

MasterClass is known for selling access to pre-recorded online classes by a long list of people who are among the best at what they do, from tennis great Serena Williams...

Google launches COVID-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more,...

Google says coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way,...

Be on guard for coronavirus robocalls, warns FCC – TechCrunch

Robocalls have been targeting the vulnerable and unsuspecting for years, so it’s no surprise that the scumbags would take advantage of the current global catastrophe to enhance their scams. The...

Here’s how TechCrunch is keeping our brains busy while we’re stuck at home –...

This is a difficult time. Whoever and wherever you are, your life is likely already changing in ways you never could have anticipated as the world grapples with the fast-spreading...

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