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VR chair startup raises funds, as pandemic boosts prospects for VR and gaming

Roto VR, startup which markets an interactive, ‘360 degree’ chair, has raised £1.5 million in a funding round led by Pembroke VCT. Others in the round include TVB Growth Fund, managed by The FSE

Instead of Laying Off 20 Percent of His Company, This CEO Made an Unusual Decision. It's a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Gravity CEO Dan Price was facing a crushing decision--cut 20 percent of his people or go bankrupt. Then, he had a brilliant idea: Ask employees for help.
Africa Roundup: Africa’s tech ecosystem responds to COVID-19

Africa Roundup: Africa’s tech ecosystem responds to COVID-19

In March, the virus gripping the world — COVID-19 — started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent’s tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread. Early in March,
Damon Motorcycles makes acquisition, raises $3M and extends pre-orders

Damon Motorcycles makes acquisition, raises $3M and extends pre-orders

EV startup Damon Motorcycles has acquired the IP of Mission Motors, raised $3 million and announced a special production run of its debut model. The Vancouver-based venture unveiled the 200 mph
D-Wave gives anyone working on responses to the COVID-19 free cloud access to its quantum computers

D-Wave gives anyone working on responses to the COVID-19 free cloud access to its quantum computers

D-Wave, the Canadian quantum computing company, today announced that it is giving anyone who is working on responses to the COVID-19 free access to its Leap 2 quantum computing cloud service. The
Trump Criticized for Bringing Out MyPillow CEO at White House Press Conference

Trump Criticized for Bringing Out MyPillow CEO at White House Press Conference

A sermon and a pledge to make facemasks had people talking on Twitter.
Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up salary and bonus for the rest of the year to pay ‘front-line’ workers feeling the shutdown squeeze

Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up salary and bonus for the rest of the year to pay ‘front-line’ workers feeling the shutdown squeeze

The CEO of Texas Roadhouse is giving up his base salary and bonus for the remainder of the calendar year in order to pay "front-line" employees amid the coronavirus pandemic, Market Watch reported

Tesla email reveals two employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Two Tesla employees, who had been working at home for nearly two weeks, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal email sent Thursday morning by the company’s head of environmental,

Why Mark Cuban is focusing his time—and money—on coronavirus relief

The entrepreneur, investor, and Dallas Mavericks owner speaks with "Fortune" CEO Alan Murray about his efforts to soften the effects of the coronavirus.
Zindi taps 12,000 African data scientists for solutions to COVID-19

Zindi taps 12,000 African data scientists for solutions to COVID-19

Since its inception, Cape Town based crowdsolving startup Zindi has been building a database of data scientists across Africa. It now has 12,000 registered on its its platform that uses AI and machine
Africa turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID-19

Africa turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID-19

Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward
Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures

Stocks blast higher on expectation of sweeping federal action

There are no free market fanatics on corporate boards the moment the economy wobbles. Today makes the point, with stocks shooting higher on the back of news that a sweeping federal package of aid and

Astra encounters anomaly during pre-launch testing, will evaluate options for next attempt

Rocket launch startup Astra, which had been attempting to claim DARPA’s prize for successful demonstration of flexible space launch capabilities until earlier this month, will not be moving forward

Jeff Bezos Just Posted a 4-Page Letter to Amazon Employees on Instagram. It Announces a Drastic Change for the Company

Bezos is entirely focused on adapting his business to a disease that no one even knew about a few months ago.
Jumia adapts Pan-African e-commerce network in response to COVID-19

Jumia adapts Pan-African e-commerce network in response to COVID-19

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia is adapting its digital retail network to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Nigeria headquartered operation — with online goods and services verticals in 11 African

Ford, GM, Tesla given the ‘go ahead’ to produce ventilators, Trump says

Ford, GM and Tesla have been given the “go ahead” to make ventilators to help alleviate a shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that ended with a challenge

Amazon, Apple and Microsoft CEOs detail their companies’ efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic

The tech industry is mobilizing its considerable resources to attempt to support efforts against the growing global coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all

Delta Air Lines will park at least half its fleet and close airport lounges

In a letter to employees, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian today announced that the company is parking at least half of its fleet as demand for flights during the current COVID-19 pandemic has plummeted