Today is a significant day in the history of cryptocurrency: the bitcoin halving.
A freedom of information (FOI) request has found that UK police forces are largely adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, in particular facial recognition and predictive policing, without any public consultation despite previous assurances that this would take place.
Videoconferencing giant Zoom has today announced that it is acquiring secure messaging and file-sharing service Keybase for an undisclosed amount.
Europe’s largest private hospital network, Fresenius, has been hit by a severe ransomware attack, after reportedly opting to pay during a previous attack.
Swiss digital financial services startup Alpian has today announced that it has raised CHF 12.2m ($12.4m) in Series A funding to launch a digital bank targeting the country’s high net-worth population.
A wearable with built-in social distancing technology has been launched to help construction, manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics companies get back up and running amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Artificial intelligence (AI) company Omilia has announced that it has raised $20m for its automated voice-based customer care virtual assistant, as investors see the potential of conversational AI as an alternative to call centres amid the coronavirus.
A startup that is bringing medical-grade laundry technology capable of killing the Covid-19 coronavirus on clothes to mass use has received £1.4m in seed funding.
Even in normal times, textbooks can be an eye-watering expense for students, but under lockdown, when libraries are closed, it is an even greater challenge.
3 THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD TODAY Good morning, here’s your Monday morning briefing.
Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, but a real-world version of them known as urban air mobility (UAM) is becoming an increasingly certain part of our future.
To the surprise of no-one, Amazon’s first-quarter results, announced yesterday, saw the ecommerce colossus post greatly enhanced revenues, but the company has also revealed unprecedented spending plans to support its operation amid the pandemic.
Business and science leaders from the G20 member states have written to the G20 calling on the organisation to urgently improve digital infrastructure in response to the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting that 5G is key to future economic recovery.
One of the many industries that has been particularly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is education, and not just in terms of schools.
When Covid-19 forced businesses such as cinemas to close, it didn’t just impact those companies.
With pubs, bars and restaurants closed for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus, many suppliers in the drinks industry have seen a sudden loss of business, including bread-based brewer Toast Ale.
ZuBlu, a travel startup focusing on the scuba diving industry, has announced that it has secured $1m in a seed funding round, with investors anticipating a surge in interest once the coronavirus lockdowns have been lifted.
Amid the coronavirus, healthcare organisations across the world are being battered by cyberattacks at a time when they can least afford to be compromised.
In March, the Free Software Foundation held its conference, LibrePlanet 2020, as an entirely online affair, having been forced to switch to a virtual conference at just days notice due to the coronavirus.
As it battles the coronavirus, the NHS is under pressure on many fronts, not least around staffing, but automation technology by Rainbird is helping take the strain.
It’s hard to overstate the impact the Covid-19 coronavirus has had on the fitness industry.
The coronavirus pandemic is putting immense strain on healthcare, and not just to treat patients with Covid-19.
For many companies, the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and the resulting need for remote working has caused serious upheaval.
When something breaks in a rented home, the landlord typically sends a professional to make repairs.
Prior to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, many organisations were exploring a transition in working life, where the static office would be replaced with a hybrid approach, reflecting the footloose manner in which many employees can now work.
Two NASA astronauts and a Roscosmos cosmonaut returned to Earth today after months-long missions to the International Space Station (ISS) that departed before the coronavirus outbreak.
Sprout.ai, an insurtech startup formerly known as BlockClaim, has raised $2.5m in a second seed funding round in order to accelerate the rollout of its automated rapid insurance claims settlement platform.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a malware campaign targeting Syrian citizens that uses Covid-19 to lure users into installing apps onto their phones that are then used to spy on them.