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

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

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 hosting on fundraising platform GoFundMe. The proceeds will go to benefit World Central Kitchen and Feeding […]

ImmunityBio and Microsoft team up to precisely model how key COVID-19 protein leads to infection – TechCrunch

ImmunityBio and Microsoft team up to precisely model how key COVID-19 protein leads to infection – TechCrunch

An undertaking that involved combining massive amounts of graphics processing power could provide key leverage for researchers looking to develop potential cures and treatments for the novel coronavirus behind the current global pandemic. Immunotherapy startup ImmunityBio is working with Microsoft’s Azure to deliver a combined 24 petaflops of GPU computing capability for the purposes of […]

FDA clears procedure for N95 mask decontamination – TechCrunch

FDA clears procedure for N95 mask decontamination – TechCrunch

The FDA approves a new procedure that could allow healthcare workers to reuse N95 respirator masks, Microsoft divests from a facial recognition startup and Saudi spies have been taking advantage of a network security flaw. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 30, 2020. 1. FDA grants emergency authorization to system that decontaminates N95 respirator masks […]

Apple launches COVID-19 screening website – TechCrunch

Apple launches COVID-19 screening website – TechCrunch

Today, Apple launched its own coronavirus screening site (apple.com/covid19) and iOS app developed alongside the White House, CDC and FEMA. The site is pretty simple, with basic information about best practices and safety tips alongside a basic screening tool which should give you a fairly solid idea on whether or not you need to be […]

The CDC launches a ‘coronavirus self-checker’ bot called Clara for people in the United States – TechCrunch

The CDC launches a ‘coronavirus self-checker’ bot called Clara for people in the United States – TechCrunch

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a bot over the weekend to help people make decisions about what to do if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19. Called Clara, the “coronavirus self-checker” was created in partnership with CDC Foundation and Microsoft Azure’s Healthcare Bot service. While COVID-19 has been declared a global […]

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