IoT solutions are enabling social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tyler Cracraft Contributor Tyler Cracraft is an electronic engineer turned solution architect at Advantech who has more than a decade of experience working in the electronics technology industry. If you’re a business owner or investor and are wondering about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world, you’re not alone. Today’s…

Trump admin strips away healthcare protections for transgender people

[ad_1] You wouldn’t be blamed if you haven’t heard about the Trump administration’s latest rollback of protections for transgender people. With the coronavirus pandemic, the economic crisis, and the  continuing protests against the police killing of George Floyd, there’s a lot going on. On Friday, the government reversed an Obama-era regulation which makes it illegal…

Pipo Saude raises $4.6 million to bring healthcare benefits management services to Brazil – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Pipo Saude, a Brazilian provider of healthcare services for businesses and their employees, has raised $4.6 million in a new round of funding to expand its footprint in Brazil. “The company’s platform offers recommendations for the healthcare products that fit the team, enabling businesses to improve the quality of life of their employees,” said…

Hims & Hers launch Spanish language telemedicine services – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hims & Hers, the startup focused on providing access to elective treatments for things like hair loss, skin care, and erectile disfunction and online telemedicine services, is expanding its services to include a Spanish language option, the company said. After Mexico, the U.S. has the second-largest Spanish speaking population in the world, with an…

70% of Indian startups will run out of money in less than 3 months – TechCrunch

[ad_1] More than two-thirds of startups in India need to secure additional capital in the coming weeks to steer through the coronavirus pandemic, according to an industry report. 70% of startups in India, home to one of the world’s largest startup ecosystems, have less than three months of cash runway in the bank, and another…

Origin wants to make accessible physical therapy women’s new normal – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful. Gender bias in medicine is systemic,” says Carine Carmy, the fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Origin, during a condensed chat about her startup mission to make physical therapy for women and mothers accessible and affordable across the US, both online and…

Facebook, telcos collaborate on subsea cable for Africa and Middle East – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook, and a group of telecom companies including China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, and Vodafone are collaborating to build the “most comprehensive” subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region where nearly a billion people are still not connected to the internet. The project, called 2Africa, will see the companies…

Twilio tapped for Zocdoc’s expansion into telehealth video consultations – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Twilio’s video player will be used as the backbone for the new video consultation service that Zocdoc is launching for its customers today, the two companies said in a statement. As the COVID-19 epidemic reshapes healthcare in the U.S. more service providers are going remote with the delivery of healthcare consultations and encouraging entire…

Owkin raises $25 million as it builds a secure network for healthcare analysis and research – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Imagine a model of collaborative research and development among hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities and other research institutions where no one shared any actual data. That’s the dream of the new New York-based startup Owkin, which has raised $25 million in fresh financing from investors, including Bpifrance Large Venture, Cathay Innovation and MACSF (the French…