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Brussels announces a fund to stop the bleeding of layoffs due to the coronavirus

Brussels announces a fund to stop the bleeding of layoffs due to the coronavirus The exterior of the European Parliament  It is aimed at helping Spain and Italy and would be endowed with some 100,000 million euros that the EU would...

Germany approves its emergency fund

Germany approves its emergency fund A German ambulance transfers patients in Leipzig. / EFE The Bundestag mobilizes the game of 750,000 million euros to reinforce a fight "that is a challenge for all humanity." . In a historic decision, the German Lower...

WHO head thanks Usher for backing global coronavirus fund

The head of the World Health Organisation has thanked Usher for sharing a global campaign raising funds to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO has launched an unprecedented Solidarity Response Fund, co-ordinated by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss...

Facebook commits $20M to UNF, WHO and CDC to tackle COVID-19

Facebook said on Friday that it is committing to match $20 million in donations, a tiny fraction of its quarterly profit, to support global relief efforts for COVID-19 coronavirus. Mark Zuckerberg, the social juggernaut’s chief executive, said Facebook was...

Establishing an emergency relief fund, Amazon commits to two-week pay for workers affected by COVID-19

Amazon has instituted a new policy which will see all Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine receiving up to two-weeks of pay. The additional pay is to “ensure employees have the time they need to return...

Google expands work from home recommendation to all North American employees, establishes ‘COVID-19 fund’

Last week, Google sent out a memo to staff recommending that Washington State-based employees work remotely, in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Today, the suggestion has been dramatically expanded, in line with the spread of...

Did African startups raise $496M, $1B or $2B in 2019?

Five years ago, it was hard to come by any numbers for annual VC investment in Africa. These days the challenge is choosing which number to follow. That’s the case for three venture funding studies for Africa that turned up...

RTP Global outs new $650M early-stage fund to back tech in US, Europe, India and South-East Asia

RTP Global, the VC firm founded by Russian entrepreneur and investor Leonid Boguslavsky, is announcing a new $650 million fund to continue backing early-stage tech startups, primarily at Series A but also some late seed deals and Series B. Of...

End Game, the startup behind Zombs Royale, raises $3M

End Game Interactive CEO Yang C. Liu has a refreshingly straightforward description of what he and his co-founder Luke Zbihlyj are up to: “We’re just building games. And to be honest, we don’t know what we’re doing.” Despite this self-proclaimed...

Google, Toyota invest in WhereIsMyTransport to map transport in emerging cities

In emerging markets, up to 80% of the population may have to rely on informally-run public transport to get around. Literally, privately-run buses and cars. But journey-planning apps that work well for commuters in developed markets like New York...
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Enrique Iglesias shows for the first time the face of his daughter

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One of the best European restaurants cooks for doctors fighting against the coronavirus

The Steirereck in Vienna, a restaurant with two Michelin stars, is now lighting its stove to feed those who are on the front lines...

Otto Sonnenholzner, the unexpected leader of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador

In the absence of the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, who due to his age (67 years) is within the COVID-19 risk group. It was...

Fiorentina players who tested positive for COVID-19 are cured

The Argentine defender, Germán Pezzella, the Italian striker, Patrick Cutrone and the Serbian attacker, Dusan Vlahovic, have tested negative in recent tests carried out...

Adopt a grandfather the campaign against loneliness in Portugal amid the coronavirus

A new project seeks to “pair” young people with the elderly through telephone contact to help the latter cope with their loneliness during confinement...