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Coronavirus | Number of cases in India doubles in five days

The Hindu 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Health Ministry confirms that it was looking at tweaking the testing protocol, with a rapid anti-body test in hotspots, where those indicating a positive would be sent for confirmation, and others would be quarantined.

Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

TechCrunch 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
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 on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Inve…

Amazon begins running temperature checks and will provide surgical masks at warehouses

TechCrunch 5 hours, 37 minutes ago
Amazon has detailed someone  measures its taking to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 at its warehouse facilities in the U.S. and Europe, according to Reuters, including taking temperature checks and distributing facemasks to employees at Amazon warehous…

Disney+ beat Netflix in recent US downloads (report)

TechCrunch 6 hours, 8 minutes ago
Netflix may still dominate global streaming, but Disney+ has made a huge splash in the United States, where it launched in November. That much was pretty clear already, and other reports have already suggested that Disney+ was the most downloaded app and bigg…

Money transfer service Azimo partners with Siam Commercial Bank for faster payments to Thailand

TechCrunch 12 hours, 10 minutes ago
Azimo, the London-headquartered international money transfer service, has partnered with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) to deliver instant payments for its customers from Europe to SCB bank accounts in Thailand. According to the World Bank, Thailand is…

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Coronavirus | Geo-fencing app will be used to locate quarantine violators

The Hindu 0 minutes ago
The government has tested an application that triggers e-mails and SMS alerts to an authorised government agency if a person has jumped quarantine or escaped from isolation, based on the person’s mobile phone’s cell tower location.

Google and USCF collaborate on machine learning tool to help prevent harmful prescription errors

TechCrunch 42 minutes ago
Machine learning experts working at Google Health have published a new study in tandem with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)’s computational health sciences department that describes a machine learning model the researchers built that can ant…

Tiger King star in virus isolation, husband says

BBC News 52 minutes ago
Joe 'Exotic' is among the 146,000 federal inmates the US prisons bureau is placing in quarantine.

Disney debuts its streaming service in India

TechCrunch 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the largest…

Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs and Leonardo DiCaprio launch a GoFundMe with $12M for the hungry

TechCrunch 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
Apple has made a donation to a new fundraising campaign, America’s Food Fund, along with Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the Ford Foundation. Together, they’ve contributed $12 million towards the $15 million goal for the new initiative being hosti…

Democrats to delay naming 2020 nominee amid Covid-19

BBC News 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
The national convention to crown the party's choice to face President Trump is postponed to August.

Coronavirus | Self-quarantine must for those leaving government centres

The Hindu 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
This should be done for 14 days as a ‘measure of abundant precaution’, says the Home Ministry

Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

TechCrunch 3 hours, 7 minutes ago
Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can …

IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote Life

TechCrunch 3 hours, 16 minutes ago
What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot. Today, $11 million-funded calendar app IRL is morphing from In Real Life to In Remote Life. It will now focus on helpin…

Coronavirus | Wuhan initially downplayed crisis, says China expert Dali Yang

The Hindu 3 hours, 24 minutes ago
The University of Chicago professor, a leading expert on China’s political system, explains how an epidemic slipped through the many layers of China’s system.

Modsy confirms layoffs, 10 months after announcing its $37M Series C

TechCrunch 3 hours, 35 minutes ago
Modsy, an e-commerce company that creates 3D renderings of customized rooms, has confirmed to TechCrunch that it laid off a number of staff. In addition, several of its executives, including CEO Shanna Tellerman, will take a 25% pay cut. TechCrunch first hear…

Lending startups are angling for new business from the COVID-19 bailout

TechCrunch 3 hours, 36 minutes ago
As the largest federal stimulus package in the history of the United States, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, injects a planned $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy, fintech startups are angling to get a seat at the table when it comes to…

NASA and SpaceX add some retro flare to the Falcon 9 rocket flying the first crewed Dragon launch

TechCrunch 3 hours, 36 minutes ago
NASA and SpaceX are moving ahead full-steam with the Demo-2 launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft – the first launch to carry astronauts to space aboard a private launch vehicle from American soil. The Falcon 9 rocket that will propel the Crew Dragon to s…

Daily Crunch: Amazon announces new warehouse safety steps

TechCrunch 3 hours, 45 minutes ago
Amazon says it will start taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its warehouse workers, SoftBank backs out of its latest WeWork investment and Zoom tries to fix its security issues. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 2, 2020. 1. Amazon begins running…

Google Cloud launches a managed Memcached service

TechCrunch 3 hours, 53 minutes ago
Google today announced the beta of Memorystore for Memcached, a new service that provides a fully managed in-memory datastore that is compatible with the open-source Memcached protocol. It will join Redis in the Memorystore family, which first launched in 201…

ARCH Venture Partners raises $1.46 billion across two funds for biotech investing

TechCrunch 4 hours, 7 minutes ago
Against a backdrop where the life-or-death consequences of biotechnology innovation are becoming increasingly apparent as the world races to develop vaccines and therapies to treat COVID-19, life sciences investor ARCH Venture Partners has raised $1.46 billio…

Consumers spent record $23.4 billion on apps in Q1 2020, thanks to being stuck indoors

TechCrunch 4 hours, 23 minutes ago
Time spent in mobile apps has been surging, as people stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak have been turning to apps to do their shopping, manage their finances, find new exercises, work from home, and stay entertained. According to new data from App…

Virgin Orbit announces new plans for first Asian spaceport in Oita, Japan

TechCrunch 5 hours, 6 minutes ago
Virgin Orbit may be focusing its production efforts right now on making ventilators to support healthcare workers battling COVID-19, but it’s also still making moves to build out the infrastructure that will underpin its small satellite launch business. To th…

The young doctors being asked to play God

BBC News 5 hours, 12 minutes ago
New York has become the epicentre of the epicentre of the coronavirus crisis.

T-Mobile customers on unlimited wireless family plans get a free year of Quibi

TechCrunch 5 hours, 22 minutes ago
T-Mobile this morning officially announced its exclusive partnership with the new streaming service, Quibi, set to launch on April 6. The service will be made available for free for a year to T-Mobile customers on its unlimited wireless family plans. The stre…

Forward launches 'Forward At Home' primary care service to address COVID-19 healthcare crunch

TechCrunch 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
The global coronavirus pandemic has already caused a tremendous strain on healthcare resources around the world, and it’s leading to a shift in how healthcare is offered. Startup Forward, which debuted in 2016 and has since expanded its tech-focused primary c…

Venture-backed Celularity receives FDA approval for early trials of a new cell therapy for COVID-19

TechCrunch 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
Celularity, the venture-backed developer of novel cell therapies for cancer treatments, has received an initial clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to begin early-stage clinical trials on a potential treatment for COVID-19. The company, which has …

Jim Fruchterman raises $1.7M for Tech Matters, a new effort to help nonprofits do tech better

TechCrunch 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
Social entrepreneurship pioneer Jim Fruchterman has launched a new nonprofit, Tech Matters, with $1.7 million in backing from corporate and foundation sources, including Twilio, Okta, Working Capital, Facebook and Schmidt Futures. Tech Matters is Fruchterman’…

A bug bounty alone won't save your startup -- here's why

TechCrunch 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
For startups and companies, these are the dos and don'ts of vulnerability disclosure.

Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps

TechCrunch 5 hours, 55 minutes ago
Facebook Messenger is finally getting desktop apps almost 9 years after its debut. After seeing over a 100% increase in desktop browser audio and video calling, Messenger today releases its Mac and Windows desktop apps. They bring the same features as the bro…

Luckin Coffee’s board initiates investigation into $300M potential fraud

TechCrunch 6 hours, 7 minutes ago
China-based Luckin Coffee, the fastest growing growing coffee brand in the world, has dazzled VCs, public market investors and frankly us over the years with its dizzyingly high growth, expanding from a handful of stores and delivery kiosks to tens of thousan…

Explained | Who are the Tablighi Jamaat, the organisation at the epicentre of Coronavirus outbreak in India?

The Hindu 6 hours, 11 minutes ago
The Islamic Organisation has presence in 150 countries and millions of followers

SaaS growth appears to slow as churn concerns rise

TechCrunch 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
A set of charts provided to TechCrunch detail how the growth rate of SaaS companies, in both B2B and B2C, are falling. The market could be in for SaaS's first patch of hard times in recent memory.

Coronavirus | Positive cases in Tamil Nadu rise to 309

The Hindu 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Of the 75 cases reported on April 2, 74 were returnees from a recent Tablighi Jamat congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West.

US jobless claims hit new record as virus spreads

BBC News 6 hours, 37 minutes ago
More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus spreads.

How 6 top VCs are adapting to the new uncertainty

TechCrunch 6 hours, 52 minutes ago
As the global economy grinds to a halt, every business sector has been impacted, including the linked worlds of startups and venture capital. But how much has really changed? If you read VC Twitter, you might think that nothing has changed at all. It’s not ha…

CIOs are dead tired of dumb tech. Pulse has $6.5M to help them help each other

TechCrunch 7 hours, 8 minutes ago
The technology that runs our companies these days is staggering in its complexity. We have moved from a monolith to a microservices world, from boxes to SaaS, and while that has added agility to the enterprise, it has come at the cost of a metric f-ton of ser…

Cloudflare CEO pledges to double 2020 internship class

TechCrunch 7 hours, 8 minutes ago
Internet security company Cloudflare has pledged to double its Summer 2020 internship class, and make the entire program remote if necessary, in response to cancellations of internships programs across the country due to COVID-19. Yelp, Funding Circle, StubHu…

Scoutbee launches free tool to help organisations search for COVID-19 support-related supplies

TechCrunch 8 hours, 46 minutes ago
Scoutbee, the supplier discovery platform, has rolled out a new free tool for organisations helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic and who are in need of critical supplies. Targeting NGOs, public bodies, local and national governments and healthcare provid…

‘Deep concern’ over coronavirus emergency powers

BBC News 9 hours, 15 minutes ago
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban took sweeping new powers to fight the virus on Monday.

Ikea acquires AI imaging startup Geomagical Labs to supercharge room visualisations

TechCrunch 9 hours, 24 minutes ago
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishings and decor giant, has been one of the leaders among retailers when it comes to adapting to tech innovations that impact its business, being one of the first to launch augmented reality applications, partnering with others to …

Watch | Air quality improves amid lockdown in India

The Hindu 9 hours, 59 minutes ago
A video on the improvement in air quality across the country amid the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Spain sees record rise in unemployment amid virus

BBC News 10 hours, 11 minutes ago
The country imposed strict measures to fight the coronavirus, which has killed more than 10,000 there.

SoftBank terminates $3BN tender offer for WeWork shares

TechCrunch 10 hours, 18 minutes ago
SoftBank Group has pulled a $3 billion tender offer for WeWork shares — citing closing conditions not being met. The investment behemoth had been rumoured to be getting cold feet, when the WSJ reported last month that it was using regulatory investigations as…

Zoom freezes feature development to fix security and privacy issues

TechCrunch 10 hours, 33 minutes ago
Zoom has been widely criticized over the past couple of weeks for terrible security, a poorly designed screensharing feature, misleading dark pattern, fake end-to-end-encryption claims and an incomplete privacy policy. Despite that, the video conferencing ser…

COVID-19 | Air India suspends contract of around 200 pilots

The Hindu 11 hours, 6 minutes ago
Air India on Thursday temporarily suspended the contracts of around 200 pilots, who were re-employed after retirement, as all domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspende

Why Anne Tyler won't be writing about coronavirus

BBC News 11 hours, 27 minutes ago
One of America's greatest living writers says it would be "wrongheaded" to mention the virus in a book.

Coronavirus Briefing Newsletter - Times of India

The Times of India 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
The latest news and updates on the coronavirus outbreak from Times of India. An informed guide to the covid 19 outbreak, with the latest developments

‘Testing, tracing, isolating and quarantine should be our first priority,’ PM Modi tells CMs via video conference

The Hindu 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted States to appoint district-level disease surveillance officers.

Chinese city bans the eating of cats and dogs

BBC News 12 hours, 5 minutes ago
The ruling is a tougher version of China's ban of wildlife meat, after it was linked to the virus.

Encore's musical messages let you commission a video performance to send to loved ones

TechCrunch 12 hours, 8 minutes ago
Encore, the U.K. marketplace that lets you find and book a musician or band online for your event, is launching a new online product to help musicians find an additional revenue stream during the coronavirus pandemic, and bring a little joy to all of us. Dubb…

Flux and Pleo partner to bring itemised digital receipts to Pleo's 'smart' expense cards

TechCrunch 13 hours, 8 minutes ago
When three former employees of Revolut founded Flux in 2016, the mission was clear: build a platform to bridge the gap between the itemised receipt data captured by a merchant’s point-of-sale (POS) system and what little information typically shows up in your…

Congress asks Centre for a Common Minimum Relief Programme

The Hindu 13 hours, 11 minutes ago
21-day lockdown was necessary but unplanned enforcement caused chaos and pain, says the Congress Working Committee

Google to shut down its India-focused Q&A app Neighbourly

TechCrunch 13 hours, 21 minutes ago
Google is shutting down Neighbourly, a Q&A social app that it launched in select parts of India two years, the company has informed users. The app, developed by company’s Next Billion Initiative, aimed to give local communities an outlet to seek answers to pr…

Daniel Pearl convict's death sentence overturned

BBC News 14 hours, 1 minute ago
British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted of beheading the US journalist in 2002.

Oil prices rise on hopes of a price war truce

BBC News 16 hours, 21 minutes ago
US President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to strike a deal in the next few days.

4. What’s the cost of a three-month EMI waiver?

The Times of India 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
Check today's top 10 news stories, headline news, breaking news, latest news, politics news, sports news, entertainment news and business news on Times of India

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 9 live updates | Death toll touches 62; over 1,900 test positive

The Hindu 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
More than 9,00,000 people have been infected by coronavirus, and nearly 46,000 have died.

Record surge in US coronavirus death toll

BBC News 16 hours, 48 minutes ago
The number of infections across the country has risen to more than 213,000 since the outbreak began.

Scientists begin tests on two possible vaccines

BBC News 17 hours, 2 minutes ago
The Covid-19 vaccine candidates will be tested on ferrets over three months in Australia.

Coronavirus: World will reach a million infections in days, says WHO

BBC News 18 hours ago
The head of the World Health Organization says he is "deeply concerned" by the rapid of the virus.

"A perfect storm for first time managers," say VCs with their own shops (and who have advice)

TechCrunch 18 hours, 58 minutes ago
Until very recently, it had begun to seem like anyone with a thick enough checkbook and some key contacts in the startup world could not only fund companies as an angel investor but even put himself or herself in business as a fund manager. It helped that the…

Proposed amendments to the Volcker Rule could be a lifeline for venture firms hit by market downturn

TechCrunch 19 hours, 14 minutes ago
In the wake of the financial crisis, Congress passed regulations limiting the types of investments that banks could make into private equity and venture capital funds. As cash strapped investors pull back on commitments to venture funds given the precipitous …

Detroit to be first to deploy Abbott Labs' 5-minute COVID-19 test, mayor says

TechCrunch 19 hours, 42 minutes ago
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said today on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show that the city of Detroit is on track to be the first city to deploy Abbott Labs’ five-minute COVID-19 test. The mayor said the test would be available for first responders. The goal, he said, was…

Mobile payments firms in India are now scrambling to make money

TechCrunch 20 hours, 33 minutes ago
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and chief executive of India’s most valuable startup, Paytm, posed an existential question in a recent press conference. “What do you think of the commercial model for digital mobile payments. How do we make money?” Sharma asked …

Should more of us wear face masks?

BBC News 20 hours, 40 minutes ago
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus health myths

BBC News 21 hours, 6 minutes ago
Reality Check tackles misleading health advice being shared online

Original Content podcast: 'Star Trek: Picard' launches with a bumpy, memorable season

TechCrunch 21 hours, 28 minutes ago
Star Trek TV shows generally take a while to get good — but if any of them was going to have a strong start, you’d think it’d be “Star Trek: Picard.” After all, it returns Patrick Stewart to the role that made him famous, that of onetime Starfleet captain Jea…

BA expected to suspend 36,000 staff

BBC News 21 hours, 47 minutes ago
The airline reaches a deal with unions to furlough 80% of its workforce after grounding most of its fleet.

"Content network effect" makes TikTok tough to copy

TechCrunch 22 hours, 20 minutes ago
Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes where users shoot a new video to recontextualize audio pulled from someone else’s clip, or riff on an existing meme or concept. That only works because Ti…

In a significant change, Apple customers can now buy or rent titles directly in the Prime Video app

TechCrunch 22 hours, 34 minutes ago
Amazon has made it easier for Apple customers to buy or rent movies from its Prime Video app with a recent update. Before, customers using the Prime Video app from an iOS device or Apple TV would have to first purchase or rent the movie elsewhere — like throu…

This adorable tiny record maker lets you cut your own 5-inch vinyl singles

TechCrunch 22 hours, 36 minutes ago
Vinyl has been coming back for the last few years, but unlike MP3s, CDs, or even cassette tapes (also coming back), records aren’t easy to record on your own. This tiny toy record maker makes it easy, though you probably shouldn’t expect that famous vinyl sou…

An EU coalition of techies is backing a 'privacy-preserving' standard for COVID-19 contacts tracing

TechCrunch 22 hours, 52 minutes ago
A European coalition of techies and scientists drawn from at least eight countries, and led by Germany’s Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for telecoms (HHI), is working on contacts-tracing proximity technology for COVID-19 that’s designed to comply with th…

NASA issues agency-wide crowdsourcing call for ideas around COVID-19 response

TechCrunch 22 hours, 53 minutes ago
There’s crowdsourcing a problem, and then there’s crowdsourcing a problem within NASA, where some of the smartest, most creative and resourceful problem-solvers in the world solve real-world challenges daily as part of their job. That’s why it’s uplifting to …

Things the US has got wrong - and got right

BBC News 23 hours, 7 minutes ago
Medical supply shortages, slow to test and mixed messaging are among the shortcomings in the US response.

LinkedIn's making its job listing tools free to those recruiting to fight the coronavirus pandemic

TechCrunch 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
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 and stay indoors overall to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with a bump of 55% mor…

Notion hits $2 billion valuation in new raise

TechCrunch 23 hours, 35 minutes ago
Notion, a startup that operates a workplace productivity platform, has raised $50 million from Index Ventures and other investors at a $2 billion valuation, the company told The New York Times. A Notion spokesperson confirmed the raise and valuation to TechCr…

Stocks fall sharply as U.S. government warns of hard weeks ahead

TechCrunch 23 hours, 53 minutes ago
A recent redbound in domestic equity prices faded further into the distance today, as American stocks fell for a second consecutive day following modest Tuesday declines. After rising from new 52 week lows, all domestic indices after the American president wa…

Coronavirus | Coimbatore Police intercept container trucks packed with migrants

The Hindu 23 hours, 57 minutes ago
Five drivers arrested for attempting to ferry 250 workers out of State to Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan.

Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski files motion to force Uber into arbitration

TechCrunch 1 day ago
Anthony Levandowski, the star self-driving car engineer who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit, has filed a motion to compel Uber into arbitration in the hopes that his former employee will have to shoulder the cost of at least part of the $179 mill…

Militants kill 2 civilians in Kulgam: police

The Hindu 1 day ago
A police spokesman said militant fired upon two civilians around 11:20 p.m. on April 1.