The World Health Organization in Africa is holding virtual hackathons and offering up to $20,000 in seed-funds to finalists with digital solutions to stem COVID-19. The r
Startek has been focusing on improving profitability. In the fourth-quarter, it did not renew an low-margin engagement with an Indian telco and has been closing a few cen
Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a startup developing technology-enhanced greenhouses for agricultural developments across the Middle East, has received a commitment of up to $1
Yapily, one of a number of fintech startups that offer an opening banking API to let enterprises, such as financial service providers and merchants, connect to banks, has
Quibi, the much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment, is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more th
Lockdown isnt easy, especially for healthcare professionals, essential service providers and even those who need to visit hospitals frequently. Dedicated to help those in
Several companies said that clients plan to invoke the force majeure, or 'Act of God', clause in their agreements.
Zoombombing -- where unauthorized people get access to a meeting and share hate-speech or pornographic images -- started trending on social media. Security experts found
Paytm First Games reported a 200% increase in users in the past month as people stayed indoors.
Startup industry writes to FM seeking loans free of interest or linked to tax, GST refunds
As it mobilizes its supply chain, employees, and partners to provide personal protective equipment to medical workers and others working to stop the spread of the COVID-1
Tesla is among a group of automakers retooling facilities to build ventilators for the Covid-19 crisis. In the following video, the company provides a behind-the-scene lo
On Friday, the Kenyan augmented reality game developer Internet of Elephants launched its latest game in partnership with the conservation science experts from the Borneo
Times are exceptionally hard, especially for local restaurants, which were always in a precarious business even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But when times are hard,
What do a heating filter company, a robotics startup and an architecture startup have in common? Usually, nothing. But right now, as COVID-19 sweeps the world and jeopard
As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns
“The Platform” is not a subtle movie. That’s true of its approach to horror, with intense, bloody scenes that prompted plenty of screaming and pausing f
[Editors note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.] There are a few online productivity stocks booming,
Under new guidance issued by the Small Business Administration it seems non-profits and faith-based groups can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to
Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a masters in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. His
Its clear that the people who can let go of their past plans and embrace the new environment ahead will thrive.
This week... how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting apps and the wider mobile app industry, more leaks about the new version of iOS, Apple bought Dark Sky, and more.
Segments across e-commerce are helping ease peoples anxieties by helping bring solutions both virtually as well as to your doorstep. These testing times are bringing to f
One fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is that countries are increasingly likely to adopt more and more protectionist measures.
E-commerce companies have been facing a major manpower shortage, as migrant workers have returned to their native places, amid the virus outbreak.
Swiggy said about 60 to 70% of its cities are still shut for food delivery including few prominent ones like Vizag, Vadodara, Guwahati, Indore.
Hours after security researchers at Citizen Lab reported that some Zoom calls were routed through China, the video conferencing platform has offered an apology and a part
Facebook's WhatsApp is in the midst of a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance outfit NSO Group. But before complaining about the company's methods, Facebook seems
The massive surge of COVID-19-related layoffs has put tech in a unique position. While the startup world is facing layoffs itself, it is also trying to help get people ba
People seem to love the concept of the battle pass. Largely popularized by Fortnite, battle passes reward players for playing well, and playing often. The better you do,
Sick of sharing those generic Zoom video call invites that all look the same? Wish your Zoom link preview’s headline and image actually described your meeting? Want
As capable as robots are, the original animals after which they tend to be designed are always much, much better. That's partly because it's difficult to learn how to wal
When you look at the most successful companies in the world, they are almost never just one simple service. Instead, they offer a platform with a range of services and an
As of this writing, nearly a million people globally have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 50,322 have died. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, consumers and
Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly-shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwords to enter calls vi
Stocks fell in regular trading Friday, as all major American indices fell in the wake of a broadly negative jobs report. With more than 700,000 jobs lost in the March dat
Since 2016, social media companies have faced an endless barrage of bad press and public criticism for failing to anticipate how their platforms could be used for dark pu
With movie theaters largely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is pushing back its slate of upcoming films. And at least one movie won’t be making it into
The worlds population is aging, but the needs of elderly people are still being underserved. A United Nations report found that older people make up more than one-fifth o
GM and Honda will jointly develop two new electric vehicles slated for 2024, the latest move by the two automakers to deepen their existing partnership. Under the plan, t
We’re now several weeks into what is has become a very big dip for the global economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, but amidst that, we are seeing are some notab
The FDA has been working to adapt its policies and restrictions to respond to the growing need for unconventional solutions like shortages of medical equipment needed for
The German pension and insurance industry was a laggard in the world of online a few years ago, but in recent times it has quickly caught up. Theres further evidence of t
Google uses its ad-tracking data to provide a glimpse at how the world is responding to coronavirus, the CDC changes its tune on face masks and Apple accidentally reveals
Last week, we spoke to the head of Emergent BioSolutions’ Therapeutics Business Unit Dr. Laura Saward about her company’s work developing plasma-based potenti
Bustle Digital Group, owner of a portfolio of digital media properties including Bustle itself, says it laid off two dozen staffers today. That includes eliminating the e
Its a tough fundraising environment out there, but one of the few glimmers of hope lies in the enterprise and SaaS markets. Critical customer problems + recurring revenue
OctoML, a startup founded by the team behind the Apache TVM machine learning compiler stack project, today announced it has raised a $15 million Series A round led by Amp
NASA’s Artemis program aims to bring humans back to the Moon, with the goal of staying there for good in the interest of pursuing additional science and exploration
With shelter-in-place orders worldwide, it’s never been a better time to curl up on the couch and loss oneself in a TV show. That’s what we’re doing. So