Activ Surgical Introduces Visualization Tech to Avoid Surgical Hazards

Activ Surgical Introduces Visualization Tech to Avoid Surgical Hazards
May 8, 2020

After $25 million in funding and three years of development, the Boston-based medical device and software program development firm Activ Surgical is bringing its first product to market, the firm stated yesterday. The corporate’s ActivEdge platform, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software system utilizing data from a hardware attachment that can be mounted to existing surgical gear, is meant to provide real-time intelligence and visualization to enhance patient outcomes, the corporate stated….

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Peloton Posts Hike in Memberships and Huge Revenue in Q3 Amid Coronavirus

Peloton Posts Hike in Memberships and Huge Revenue in Q3 Amid Coronavirus
May 7, 2020

Peloton bested Wall Road’s excessive expectations, delivering a huge quarterly earnings report Wednesday that confirmed revenues are hiking 66%. In after-hours trading, the linked fitness firm’s stock rebounded around rising and dipping below the stock’s previous all-time high. The corporate posted total revenues of $524.6 million for the quarter, beating estimates of $488.5 million. The corporate detailed a loss of $.20/share. Whole members grew from 2 million in Q2 to…

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Digital Identity’s Proxy Acquires Smart Ring Manufacturer Motiv

Digital Identity’s Proxy Acquires Smart Ring Manufacturer Motiv
April 28, 2020

Motiv, the startup, which helped turn the script on wearables by basically cramming a fitness tracker’s value of technology into a ring. This week, San Francisco’s “digital identity” startup Proxy declared that it’s acquiring the company. The company’s website is littered in buzzwords, but Proxy focuses on digital key cards — primarily providing a way to make use of digital devices like smartphones to access businesses and homes. An odd match…

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Nigerian Payment Startup PalmPay Cuts Charges and Creates 100 Million Naira COVID-19 Fund

Nigerian Payment Startup PalmPay Cuts Charges and Creates 100 Million Naira COVID-19 Fund
April 22, 2020

Africa centered fee startup PalmPay will waive switch fees in Nigeria and offer direct payouts to customers who’ve contracted COVID-19 in the West African nation. The venture — that started last year supported by China’s Transsion —  has developed the PalmPay Support Fund. The initiative will start with 100 million Naira (≈ $300K) and offer individual funds of 100,000 Naira (≈ $250) to PalmPay customers who’ve contracted the coronavirus. The startup will…

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InHerSight Launches Women Centric Job Finding Mobile App

InHerSight Launches Women Centric Job Finding Mobile App
April 17, 2020

About 60% of the over 700,000 jobs lost in the first wave of pandemic layoffs were jobs held by women, according to data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. However, women in quest of a new job usually have different requirements from employers, compared with their male counterparts. Beyond the usual issues around hours, salaries, and benefits, women typically need to know about an organization’s culture, policies around work-life balance, baby care, mentorship, growth…

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Zoom Hire Ex-Facebook Security Chief to Fix App Issues

Zoom Hire Ex-Facebook Security Chief to Fix App Issues
April 10, 2020

Zoom has hired former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser as safety and privateness issues about its fast-rising video-conferencing app drive a world backlash against the corporate. That criticism incldues a move on Wednesday by Alphabet’s Google to ban the desktop model of Zoom from corporate laptops. Taiwan and Germany have also put bans on Zoom’s use, whereas Elon Musk’s SpaceX has banned the app over safety considerations….

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California City Allows Nuro to Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Fleet

California City Allows Nuro to Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Fleet
April 8, 2020

California’s Division of Motor Vehicles Tuesday authorized autonomous technology startup Nuro to test two driverless delivery automobiles in nine cities, a decision that comes as coronavirus concerns lock down many in the state. U.S. corporations that ship groceries, essential goods, and take out food are scrambling to search out drivers as well as methods to deliver with zero contact amid the virus pandemic. Nuro, the second company after Alphabet’s Waymo…

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Disney+ Starts Publishing Content in Middle East and North Africa

Disney+ Starts Publishing Content in Middle East and North Africa
April 2, 2020

Walt Disney’s Disney+ content will be out there for the first time in North Africa and the Middle East on regional pay-TV and online streaming service provider OSN from April 9. Dubai-based OSN has signed a “long-term” exclusive distribution rights agreement, OSN CEO Patrick Tillieux said by phone, declining to reveal further details. Disney+ original programming, along with hit show ‘The Mandalorian’, will be available on OSN’s pay-tv and online streaming…

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Coronavirus Lockdown Fosters Community Spirit in U.K. Through Social Help Groups

Coronavirus Lockdown Fosters Community Spirit in U.K. Through Social Help Groups
March 25, 2020

Help communities on social media are connecting people with those most in want during the coronavirus shutdown, strengthening a community spirit often shunned in the capital’s fast-paced life. Londoner Stephanie Cheun is one of those chipping in, leaving a bag of groceries on the doorstep of a stranger in her neighborhood after getting the decision on Facebook. To ensure she wasn’t left out of pocket, Cheung was reimbursed directly by…

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Toyota, NTT Come Together to Build Smart Cities Featuring AI

Toyota, NTT Come Together to Build Smart Cities Featuring AI
March 24, 2020

Toyota Motor and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone have agreed on working together to develop smart cities and will invest 200 billion yen ($1.eight billion) in each other to rock the tie, the two firms said Tuesday. The two corporations will develop a data platform that will gather and analyze data from homes, autos, and public institutions, which might be utilized to create new companies specializing in transportation, health, and energy…

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