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Coronavirus Updates: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic

The World Health Organization - a specialized agency of the United Nations concerned with the world's public health - has officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Since the first detection, COVID-19 virus has infected more than...

FDA expedites diagnostic testing for coronavirus

The U.S. government is working with the Food and Drugs Administration - FDA to strongly examine the cause of novel coronavirus. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC being the national partner are helping in closely...

Google acquired medical data of millions under secret project ‘Nightingale’

Google has covertly acquired health care records of millions of patients, without their approval. It has been revealed that Google and Ascension, a Non-profit Catholic health care provider, were jointly involved in a secret data-gathering project...

China’s new effort to combat gaming addiction in youngsters

Chinese authorities have introduced new regulations in a bid to combat gaming madness in the country. Young gamers under the age of 18 will no longer be able to play video games without any...

China Vows Not to Sell E-Cigarettes

In the news reported by Reuters, China’s tobacco regulation authority has decided to ban the online sale of e-cigarettes. This move has been taken amid the health concerns reverberating over in the U.S.  The...

Facebook reportedly aimed to acquire Fitbit before Google

The giant social networking company Facebook was also interested in buying Fitbit for $1 million that is approximately half of the amount Google offered to acquire it.  As we already reported about Google’s interest...

Google acquired Fitbit for $2.1b

Google parent company ALPHABET is to buy smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion. In a blog post released by Google SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh said that the acquisition of Fitbit is "an opportunity to...

AI-based health startup Healx raises $56M

Healx, a UK-based biotechnology startup, has secured a $56 million in Series B funding to combat rare diseases using AI as reported by Bloomberg. This funding round was headed by Atomico, an investment company led by Swedish...

Top 5 Technology Trends in 2020

With ever-changing technology around us it is important to keep an eye on what’s coming up in the future.  In this report, we are sharing our picked top technology trends in 2020.  1. 5G...

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