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Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination.
Doctor Anywhere, a Singapore startup for remote medical consultations, raised US$27mil (RM116.64mil) in funding as the coronavirus pandemic fuels demand for telemedicine services.
Dockless scooter companies charged into cities in 2018, promising a mobility revolution with cheap, clean rides and billions in venture capital backing. Yet they soon faced roadblocks, including shaky business models, safety concerns, and fast-moving city regulators. At the start of 2020, cash-losing operators were shrinking their headcounts and vehicle fleets.
The World Health Organisation plans to reach at least 50 million people with a WhatsApp information service that delivers information on demand about the coronavirus and is so successful in South Africa it will be used around the world.
China adapts surveying, mapping, delivery drones to enforce world’s biggest quarantine and contain Covid-19 outbreak
Shenzhen Smart Drone UAV’s drones used in surveying, mapping can lift a maximum payload of 15kg. Adaptation shows how outbreak has opened the door for innovative applications to emerge from existing tech.
Authorities censor intellectuals who have criticised officials’ handling of the outbreak. Posts calling for freedom of speech after the death of Li Wenliang, the doctor punished for alerting people about the virus, are removed.
In South Africa's Cape Town, an aerial photograph shows vast villas interspersed with lush greenery, blue swimming pools and the odd tennis court, while on the other side of the road, hundreds of tin-roof shacks tell a different story.
Academics say US president’s policies have been a catalyst for innovation. But Communist Party official says Trump’s role not significant enough to merit mention in official documents.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA plunged the most in six years after the poor performance of two recently released videogames forced the company to slash its full-year targets
Last year, Apple Inc software chief Craig Federighi said developers would be able to easily bring their iPad apps to Mac computers, essentially letting coders write an app once and deploy it across millions more devices. So far, the reality has fallen short for some developers and is even leaving consumers paying twice for apps.