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Companies Push Employees To Prove They Are Vaccinated for Covid-19

Companies are stepping up the pressure on workers to get vaccinated -- not necessarily with mandates but with strong nudges. From a report: For months, many employers have attempted to coax workers into receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. Companies dangled.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 15th, 2021

Predicting COVID-19 using "fuzzy logic"

There is increasing pressure on society to test people in a timely manner for infection by the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, but physical testing takes time and effort and requires people to either have a test kit at home or to attend a test center. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News28 min. ago

BoxGroup closes on $255M across two funds to back startups at their earliest stages

BoxGroup has quietly, yet diligently, been funding companies at the early stage for over a decade. The 11-year-old firm in fact was the first investor in Plaid, a fintech company that nearly got sold to Visa last year for billions of dollars. It has.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Method for discovery of antiviral drugs

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet are now presenting a new screening approach that focuses on the identifi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Don"t be fooled by signs of recovery: Pandemics weaken the flow of business ideas for seven years

The UK continues on its path to economic recovery from COVID. According to the latest survey data from the Office for National Statistics, the proportion of companies seeing their turnover reduced by COVID in July 2021 was just 29%, compared to 65% i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

India roundup: Handset market resilient; carmakers dissatisfied with Musk remarks

India's handset market saw a milder-than-expected sequential drop in sales in second-quarter despite COVID surges, while its car industry is calling on the government not to extend preferential tariffs to Tesla......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News9 hr. 56 min. ago

Southeast Asia roundup: COVID surge disrupts car production, prompts new rail route for cargo

A surge in COVID infections in Southeast Asia is hitting Japanese carmakers' production in the region. And COVID-inflicted disruptions to logistics services have prompted Vietnam to introduce a new rail transport route to Europe......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News9 hr. 56 min. ago

Intel"s Itanium is finally dead

Itanium was the offspring of a 1990's partnership between HP and Intel, back when the range of ISAs in use was far more diverse than the x86 and Arm titans of today. The IA-64 architecture was designed to push forward into the realms of then-exotic 6.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 56 min. ago

2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 56 min. ago

Hundreds of AI Tools Were Built to Catch Covid. None of Them Helped

At the start of the pandemic, remembers MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI, the community "rushed to develop software that many believed would allow hospitals to diagnose or triage patients faster, bringing much-needed support to the front.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 56 min. ago

YouTube Bans Sky News Australia for One Week Over Misinformation

"YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation," writes the BBC. Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report: YouTube issued a "strike" u.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 56 min. ago

Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

CEOs want workers back at their desks. Employees and the virus have other plans. Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. (credit: Apple) All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

It"s the Hottest Job Market in 20 Years for Tech Workers

Tribune News Services says we're now experiencing the "hottest job market for tech workers since dot-com era" There's an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Tech Companies Praised for "Pandemic Leadership", Vaccine Mandates

"America reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike since February," reports Business Insider. But when it comes to anti-Covid measures like vaccine mandates, America's technology companies have been "decisive trend s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Government Denies Blue Origin"s Challenge To NASA"s Lunar Lander Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract solely to Elon Musk's SpaceX. CNBC reports: "NASA did not violate proc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Kodiak Robotics’ founder says tight focus on autonomous trucks is working

"We will need to raise more money, as you pointed out, that's certainly no secret, but I think that we have multiple options to do that." Kodiak Robotics is one of the last private autonomous vehicles companies focused on trucking that is s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Amazon Delivery Companies Routinely Tell Drivers To Bypass Safety Inspections

Amazon delivery companies around the U.S. are instructing workers to bypass daily inspections intended to make sure vans are safe to drive. From a report: Amazon requires contracted delivery drivers to inspect their vehicles at the beginning and end.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Report: Blizzard Once Slapped With "Misogyny Tax"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Kotaku: A cybersecurity company whose security researcher had once been harassed by Blizzard employees at a hacking conference charged the game developer a 50 percent "misogyny tax" when it sought a quote for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Elon Musk asked Tim Cook to make him CEO of Apple, new book claims

As if Elon Musk isn't running enough companies, he once may have suggested taking over as CEO of America's most valuable business, Apple......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

CDC Scaled Back Hunt for Breakthrough Cases Just as the Delta Variant Grew

The U.S. agency leading the fight against Covid-19 gave up a crucial surveillance tool tracking the effectiveness of vaccines just as a troublesome new variant of the virus was emerging. From a report: While the Centers for Disease Control and Preven.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

This 900-person delta cluster in Mass. has CDC freaked out—74% are vaccinated [Updated]

CDC estimates 35K symptomatic infections in US per week among 162 million vaccinated. Enlarge / Foot traffic along Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., on July 20, 2021. Provincetown officials have issued a new mask-wearing advisory for in.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021