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Health care CEOs raked in $3.2 billion as pandemic raged

CEOs’ median pay rose to $9 million despite record layoffs of health workers. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jonathan Kitchen) As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country last year, the chief executive officers of 178 US healthcare compani.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 15th, 2021

Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam see June exports exceed pre-pandemic levels

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam saw their respective export values for June 2021 exceed the corresponding pre-pandemic monthly figures for June 2019, thanks mainly to economic recovery in the US and China that sharply boosted imports from the three So.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q21 profit

Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has reported net profits increased 16.4% on year and about 47% sequentially to a record high of NT$3.95 billion (US$141.5 million) in the second quarter of 2021. EPS for the quarter came to NT$9.09......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

UK Considers Blocking Nvidia Takeover of ARM Over Security

According to Bloomberg, the U.K. is considering blocking a takeover of Arm by Nvidia due to potential risks to national security. SoftBank announced plans to sell Arm to U.S. chip company Nvidia last September for more than $40 billion. It's been und.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 55 min. ago

What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups

The main takeaways? "Buy now, pay later" may be effective at driving retail conversion, but scale matters and long-term margins look slim for BNPL startups. On Sunday Square announced it was gobbling up Afterpay in a deal worth $29 billion.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Tencent"s value plunges by $60 billion after China calls online games "electronic drugs"

In an article on Tuesday, the state-run Economic Information Daily said many teenagers were now addicted to online games, and they were having a negative effect on the youngsters. It also called for more restrictions. The outlet is affiliated with Ch.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago

The first Star Wars Tamagotchi lets you take care of a digital version of R2-D2

Resulting from a partnership between Bandai and Disney, the Star Wars R2-D2 Tamagotchi will feature some unique features compared to most other versions of the digital toy currently on sale......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago

India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

Indian fintech startup BharatPe has raised $370 million in a new round of financing as it looks to aggressively scale its business in the next two years. It’s the nineteenth Indian startup to become a unicorn this year (up from 11 last year) as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago

A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware

Advanced Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in assets under its management, was hit by a ransomware attack in July that saw cybercriminals steal personal information on the company’s private i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago

We can’t believe how cheap this Garmin GPS watch is today – save over $200!

Amazon is offering Garmin's Forerunner 935 smartwatch with GPS for a super low price. It's an excellent health and fitness wearable with smart notifications!.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago

Activision Blizzard quarterly revenue jumps to $2.3 billion as it faces harassment allegations

Activision Blizzard is raking in the cash even as the fallout over a harassment and discrimination lawsuit threatens its enormous business......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 27 min. ago

Cracking one more layer of genetic code will finally enable personalized medicine, researcher says

When the Human Genome Project reached its ambitious goal of mapping the entire human genome, it seemed the world was entering an era of personalized medicine, where evidence from our own specific genetic material would guide our care......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 55 min. ago

Deadly wildfire encircles Turkish power plant

Roaring blazes encircled a Turkish thermal power plant Tuesday and forced farmers to herd panicked cattle toward the sea as wildfires that have killed eight people raged on for a seventh day......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News13 hr. 26 min. ago

Equality and fairness: Vaccines against this pandemic of mistrust

The COVID crisis has laid bare a crisis of trust......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News18 hr. 55 min. ago

Harmful algal blooms jeopardize health of reptiles, songbirds

Toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes region cause mixed reactions in wildlife, from higher stress levels to weaker immune systems......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News18 hr. 55 min. ago

TED talks seek to inject optimism into pandemic gloom

A TED conference under the theme "The Case for Optimism" on Monday threw down the gauntlet for a return to face-to-face gatherings, despite the daunting challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and deep political divides......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

China PCB maker DSBJ to step into IC substrate market

China's PCB maker Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) has disclosed plans to invest CNY1.5 billion (US$232.1 million) in establishing a new wholly-owned subsidiary that will be dedicated to production and sale of IC substrates......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

Eternal Materials 1H21 pre-tax profit hikes over 100% on year

Electronic material and composite resin maker Eternal Materials recorded a pre-tax profit of NT$2.412 billion (US$86.1 million) for the first half of 2021, soaring 129.09% on year, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

Global semiconductor sales rise in 2Q21

Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled US$133.6 billion during the second quarter of 2021, up 8.3% sequentially and 29.2% from a year earlier, according to SIA......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

Deep learning and holography create a better point-of-care sensor

Agglutination assays are widely used immunological sensors based on antigen-antibody interactions that result in clumping of antibody-coated microscopic particles. Once the sample—for example, a patient's serum—is introduced, the corresponding ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021