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When Foolish Begin-Ups Falter, We All Lose

This text is a part of the On Tech publication. You’ll be able to sign up here to obtain it weekdays. It feels just like the world is burning, doesn’t it? It’s exhausting to care concerning the struggles of foolish scooter start-ups. Some younger tech firms are being crushed as prospects shelter at house throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and they’re laying off workers at lightning speed, as my colleague Erin Griffith writes. This may be devastating to individuals who work at start-ups, though the layoffs are a small quantity in…

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Lawmakers Query Begin-Ups on At-Residence Kits for Coronavirus Testing

Three firms that rushed to market unauthorized kits for at-home coronavirus testing face new questions from lawmakers in Washington. On Wednesday, two Home Democrats, Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Katie Porter of California, despatched letters to the chief executives of Carbon Well being, Everlywell and Nurx, asking them to elucidate their enterprise and testing practices. The companies had marketed kits designed to permit customers to gather their very own saliva, throat swabs or deep nasal swabs at house and ship the samples to labs to be examined for the…

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Begin-Ups Bounce the Gun on Dwelling Kits for Coronavirus Testing

Final week, two high-profile San Francisco well being start-ups began marketing at-home coronavirus kits that allow individuals accumulate their very own saliva samples or oral throat swabs after which ship the specimens to business labs to be examined for the virus. The beginning-ups, Carbon Well being and Nurx, every mentioned they had been getting ready to supply hundreds of the kits within the coming weeks. By Friday afternoon, the Nurx web site mentioned its kits had “reached capability for immediately” and promised extra could be accessible on the market this…

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The Week in Tech: Gigs at Dwelling, however Not What Begin-Ups Meant

Every week, we evaluate the week’s news, providing evaluation about crucial developments within the tech business. Hiya from our new market-melting, social-distancing, work-from-home reality. That is Erin Griffith, a start-ups and enterprise capital reporter in San Francisco. I hope you’re staying sane whereas staying inside. I’m calling this previous week The Tom Hanks Awakening. Seemingly from the second information broke Wednesday night that Mr. Hanks, our American treasure, had tested positive for the coronavirus, conversations concerning the virus shifted from half-measures and are-we-overreacting Twitter debates to blanket cancellations and true…

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Amid Coronavirus Fears, Startups Rethink the Digital Convention

The primary convention to go was Cellular World Congress. The annual gathering of electronics-makers and telephone geeks introduced the cancellation simply weeks earlier than it was set to start, in late February, for the sake of security. World concern over the new coronavirus was rising, and plus, exhibitors have been dropping left and proper. Subsequent got here Adobe Summit. Then Fb F8. Inside weeks, Google had cancelled its annual developer convention, Google I/O, and Google Cloud Subsequent, its cloud-focused convention. Microsoft known as off its MVP Summit. IBM pulled the…

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