How Reliance Jio Platforms became India’s biggest telecom network – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Months after India’s richest man launched his telecom network, his chief rival, Sunil Mittal, was already struggling to contain his frustration in the public. That tycoon Mukesh Ambani would try to win subscribers by offering them voice calls for free wasn’t a surprise for anyone, said Mittal at the World Economic Forum in January…

Bit Bio’s “enter button for the keyboard to the software of life” nabs the company $41.5 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Bit Bio, the new startup which pitches itself as the “enter button for the keyboard to the software of life” only needed three weeks to raise its latest $41.5 million round of funding. Originally known as Elpis Biotechnology and named for the Greek goddess of hope, the Cambridge, England-based company was founded by Mark…

Everylwell gains first FDA authorization for a standalone at-home COVID-19 test sample collection kit – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Everlywell was one of the first startups to announce that it was working on a self-administered, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic kit, but it initially sought out to ship kits before regulators made clear that this was not in line with its guidelines. Everlywell then became intent on working with the FDA to secure a proper…

Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont factory – TechCrunch

[ad_1] On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees…

A passwordless server run by NSO Group sparks contact-tracing privacy concerns – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused apps that use Bluetooth signals to create an anonymous profile of a person’s whereabouts, others, like Israel, use location and cell phone data to track the…

LetsGetChecked raises $71 million as COVID-19 epidemic makes home-testing increasingly vital – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As the country wrestles with the COVID-19 epidemic, home health testing, checkups and diagnostics have never been more important and companies like LetsGetChecked are filling a void left in a U.S. healthcare system consumed by the outbreak. The surge in demand for the company’s services has led to an equal surge in investor interest,…

Tesla’s newest board member has a long stance against short selling – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla has added Hiromichi Mizuno as a new member to its board of directors and audit committee — the former chief investment officer of Japan’s $1.5 trillion pension fund and a longtime opponent of common market practices like short selling. With Mizuno’s appointment the Tesla board now has 10 members, including Oracle founder, chairman…

MigVax raises $12M for its COVID-19 vaccine efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Worldwide, there are numerous efforts underway to create a vaccine for COVID-19. Without one, we are likely to see some form of social distancing in place for the foreseeable future. And experts like Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, think it’ll take at least a year before…

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 signs may quickly be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou primarily based AI startup Rokid is in talks with a number of corporations to promote its T1 glasses in America, based on Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is amongst a wave of Chinese corporations creating…