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Cue Health awarded $13 million government contract to develop portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test

Biotech startup Cue Health has secured a $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’ Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which will be used to speed the development and testing of a handheld molecular test that can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Cue, which broke cover in 2014 with plans for a connected lab in a box for at-home testing and a $7.5 million funding round, is developing a product that pai...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Ceo, Fda, Biotech, Influenza, Viruses, BARDA, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Cue Health, Ayub Khattak


Hungary: Coronavirus law lets PM Viktor Orbán rule by decree, threatens 5 years in prison for 'misinformation' spreaders

Hungary has passed a coronavirus response law that gives sweeping powers to the government. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán can now rule by decree, and there are jail terms of up to five years for anyone accused of spreading “misinformation,” including social media posts. No time limit is given for the state of emergency in the European Union-member country. Excerpt from reporting by The Guardian's Shaun Walker in Budapest and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels: Parliament voted by 137 to 53 to pass the...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Internet, America, European Union, Tech News, Budapest, Hungary, Guardian, Brussels, Parliament, Shaun Walker, Viktor Orban, Orban, Hungarian Parliament


Ways to digitize every stage of your sales funnel during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing agents to do much more of their previously face-to-face business over a computer. Here are a few novel ways to make it work.
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Technology, Minnesota, Youtube, Listings, New York City, Marketing, Linkedin, Computer, Radio, Agent, Compass, Google Hangouts, Matterport, Interior Design


Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Voting, Air Pollution, Drones, Alaska, Dinosaurs, Sci Fi, Westworld, New Mexico, Best of the week, Raptor, Pandemic, Hippos, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources

There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these are relatively simple, including around three or four questions that basically cover the top reported symptoms experienced by anyone who has confirmed to have had the disease. Chatbot-based symptom checking software startup Clearstep has created its own COVID-19 screener, which goes more...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Florida, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Articles, Tech, Heart Attack, United States, Disease, Infection, Mobile Device, Johns Hopkins University, Chatbot


Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

Inman has published more than five dozen stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Wall Street, Listings, Marketing, Radio, Mls, Agent, Rent, Berkshire Hathaway, Evictions, Mortgage, Compass, Stock Market, Market, Donald Trump


Compass CEO Robert Reffkin urges agents to use their CRMs

The real estate industry is currently experiencing massive upheaval thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but according to Reffkin there's one big thing agents can do to better weather the storm: take advantage of their CRM.
Tags: Twitter, Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Agent, Compass, CRM, Referrals, Contactually, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Robert Reffkin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Customer Relationship Manager


Babbel makes its language learning app free for all US students

Babbel, the Berlin-based paid language learning app, today announced that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is making its service available for free to all K-12 and college students until the end of the term. Previously, the company offered a similar deal for students in Italy, the U.K., Germany, Spain and France. The service currently offers courses for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian and English. Student...
Tags: TC, Apps, Education, France, China, Germany, Berlin, US, Tech, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Duolingo, Babbel, Language Learning


The internet’s top 12 coronavirus-related questions, answered

With mixed messages coming from our leaders, Americans have turned to the internet to answer their COVID-19 questions. We explore the top 12 coronavirus questions, according to Google Trends. When seeking answers, it is important to prioritize evidence-based information from credible sources. It seems the only thing spreading faster than coronavirus is panic and disinformation. With mixed messages and conflicting reports coming from leaders, Americans have turned to the internet to address th...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, South Korea, Internet, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Government, Senate, New York City, Walmart, Cnn, Walgreens


UK turns to WhatsApp to share coronavirus information

Three years ago, the U.K. government chastised WhatsApp for enabling end-to-end encryption by default. Today, it’s relying on the encrypted messaging app as a vital service for sharing information about the coronavirus pandemic. The new chatbot, supplied by the U.K. government, will let anyone subscribe to official advice about the pandemic, known as COVID-19, in the hope of reducing the burden on its national health system. Send “hi” to 07860 064422 (or +44 7860 064422 for international users) ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, New York, Government, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, United Kingdom, Italy, Boris Johnson, Infection, Messaging Apps, Pandemic, Coronavirus


Kry launches free service for doctors to do video consultations during COVID-19 crisis

Swedish telehealth startup Kry has launched a tool for healthcare professionals to conduct remote consultations during the coronavirus pandemic. Calls for EU citizens to self isolate to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is driving major demand for video appointments, it said. The platform — Care Connect by Kry — is launching in Europe, with ten languages supported initially, but will shortly be opening up worldwide. CEO and co-founder, Johannes Schildt, told us it’ll be launching in North America w...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Eu, Canada, United States, NHS, Healthcare, National Health Service, North America, Digital Healthcare, Livi, Spain Italy, Pandemic


New coronavirus research suggests vaccines developed to treat it could be long-lasting

A new study from Italian researchers suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic currently causing a global health crisis, is relatively slow to mutate – meaning that any effective vaccine that is developed to prevent people from getting infected should be broadly effective across geographically separated populations, and over a relatively long period of time. The research, conducted by two independent teams working separate from one another, including s...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Science, Medicine, Tech, Rome, United Kingdom, Flu, Viruses, Wuhan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, John Hopkins University, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Ancona University Hospital


Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

Inman has published more than five dozen stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Wall Street, Listings, Marketing, Radio, Mls, Agent, Rent, Berkshire Hathaway, Evictions, Mortgage, Compass, Stock Market, Market, Donald Trump


Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new utility as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows globally. While Kinsa’s US Health Weather Map has no way of tracking the spread of COVID-19 specifically, as it looks only at fevers tied to geographic data, it could provide easy-to-grasp early indicators of the positive effects of social distancing and i...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, US, Tech, Model, United States, New York Times, Dalziel, Miami, Influenza, Kinsa, Ben


Hackers tried to break into WHO, which faces more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks

Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began. From reporting by Raphael Satter, Jack Stubbs, and Christopher Bing at Reuters: WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity...
Tags: Network Security, Security, Post, New York, Technology, News, Tech, World news, US news, Tech News, Hacked, Who, Hackers, World Health Organization, Reuters, Picks


Google Assistant Now Sings You Through the Proper Way to Wash Your Hands

As part of a collab with the World Health Organization, Google announced a new Assistant command Friday to walk (or, rather, sing) users through one of the most basic yet crucial defenses against spreading potentially fatal contagions: washing your hands.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Pandemic, Google Assistant, Coronavirus, Covid 19, World Health Organization Google


Netflix launches $100 million coronavirus relief fund to help jobless cast and crew

Streaming entertainment company Netflix says Friday they are creating a $100 million relief fund to help members of the creative community who have lost their jobs and have no way of earning a living during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the money will go toward supporting laid-off crew members, said Netflix. From a statement by Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos: “The COVID-19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and f...
Tags: Asia, Post, Business, Hollywood, News, Tech, Tech News, Netflix, Afc, Ted Sarandos, Iatse, Brent Lang, Europe Latin America, AFTRA, Pandemic, Entertainment News


Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

The global coronavirus pandemic is unlike any other event that anyone living today has experienced. Since the illness was first detected last year in China to the first weeks of March when it ravaged the U.S. economy, it has sent markets into free fall and forced everyone in the real estate world to adapt at […]
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Wall Street, China, Listings, Marketing, Radio, Mls, Agent, Rent, Berkshire Hathaway, Evictions, Mortgage, Compass, Stock Market, Market


Bright MLS debuts coronavirus response program

Bright Steps includes extra granular data about the market, new virtual showing capabilities, webinars and other tools.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Mls, Agent, Outbreak, Redfin, Franchise, Select, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, Pandemic, RE/MAX, Bright MLS, MLS & Associations, Brian Donnellan


YouTube Launches Verified Coronavirus Coverage Hub on Homepage

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, YouTube announced Thursday that its homepage will now feature a news shelf of trustworthy COVID-19 coverage for users to easily source up-to-date news.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Youtube, Social Media, Reddit, Outbreak, Conspiracy Theories, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Pandemic playlists to watch the world burn by

Or is it "listen the world burn by"? Either way, some folks are taking their unexpected isolation time at home to make coronavirus-specific playlists. Here are the ones I'm aware of, thanks to in-the-know pals: album/song images via Google search
Tags: Google, Post, Music, News, Playlists, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Watch The World Burn


Coronavirus: Telecom Italia says internet traffic up 70%+, mostly online games like Fortnite, Call of Duty

The death toll in Italy's coronavirus outbreak today passed 1,000. Schools throughout Italy are completely shut down, which is reportedly driving a surge in internet traffic as bored kids forced to stay indoors turn to online games. From Bloomberg News: With schools, shops and restaurants closed in an attempt to limit Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak, the amount of data passing through Telecom Italia SpA’s national network has surged by more than two-thirds in the past two weeks, the compan...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Europe, Post, Games, Technology, News, Sweden, Tech, Public Health, Italy, Online Games, Bloomberg News, Telecom Italia, Telecom Italia SpA, Online Gaming


Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees—well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors—to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Medicine, Microsoft, Outbreak, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Google Asks All U S Staff


Investing in the face of a disaster

This guest article is by friend of Monevator and former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer, who is also the author of Investing Demystified. T he emergence of the coronavirus over the past two months has dominated the news and preoccupied the markets. The virus is already having a real impact all over the world, as millions curtail travel and social interactions, and suffer financial or – worst of all – great personal loss. At the time of writing, more than 4,000 people have died globally. The gr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Japan, UK, London, Marketing, US, Investing, Crisis, Goldman, AAA, Commentary, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Morgan, US China, Lars


What you should know about coronavirus COVID-19 (and what not to worry about)

COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that has likely been transmitted from another animal to humans. As of today, over 94,200 people have been affected worldwide, with 3,200 deaths. While the American public is generally not in danger, minimizing the risk is not smart either. What it is Coronaviruses are a family of viruses, ranging from the common cold to MERS and SARS. COVID-19, the coronavirus currently under discussion, is a novel strain that is new to humans. All coronaviruses can be transmit...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, California, Cdc, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Public Health, Innovation, Health Care, Sanitation, Vaccines


Coronavirus: Wall Street ends worst week since 2008, Dow closes down 350+ points

Recession fears are spreading, along with COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak and unknowns about preparedness caused massive financial losses this week. The Dow closed down 350+ points. The S&P 500 dropped for the seventh day in a row, and posted its biggest drop in a single week since the 2008 financial crisis. More from Reuters: The S&P 500 fell for the seventh straight day on Friday and the benchmark index suffered its biggest weekly drop since the 2008 global financial crisis on growing fears...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, Technology, News, Finance, Tech, Financial Crisis, US news, Epidemic, Reuters, Pandemic, Nasdaq Composite IXIC, Not Good, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus: Amazon limits employee travel, Google bans travel to Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea; Facebook cancels event

After a Google employee in Zurich was diagnosed with COVID-19, Google issued stark travel restrictions for employees, and Amazon is among other companies doing the same. The outbreak has caused at least 2,797 deaths globally. In response, Amazon.com issued orders to employees to defer all non-essential travel within the U.S. and beyond. Google set new restrictions for travel to Iran, Japan, South Korea, and two Italian regions, Lombardy and the Veneto, where the virus is spreading. Other tech...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Post, Business, Technology, News, China, Singapore, Tech, Canada, United States, New York Times, Outbreak, Jetblue


This CIA Tool Hacks Windows Computers Silently Over the Network

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency to turn Windows file servers into covert attack machines that can silently infect other computers of interest inside a targeted network. Codenamed Pandemic, the tool is a persistent implant for Microsoft Windows machines that share files with remote users on a local [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Cia, Wikileaks, Patient Zero, Hacking Windows, Network Hacking, Mohit Kumar, Pandemic, Vault 7, Windows Hacking Tool, SMB server, Windows Implant


CIA Implants This Windows Hacking Tool to Silently Hack Computers Over Network

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency to turn Windows file servers into covert attack machines that can silently infect other computers of interest inside a targeted network. Codenamed Pandemic, the tool is a persistent implant for Microsoft Windows machines that share files with remote users on a local [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Cia, Wikileaks, Patient Zero, Hacking Windows, Network Hacking, Mohit Kumar, Pandemic, Vault 7, Windows Hacking Tool, SMB server, Windows Implant



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