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As countries around the world are beginning their long and slow recovery from the coronavirus, schools and universities may have to continue their struggle to give their students a quality education while using remote communication services until the end of the year. With the need to continue classes and exams, school administrators have ended up relying …

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have transitioned to working—and socializing—from home. If these trends become the new normal, certain companies may be in for a big payoff. Popular video conferencing company, Zoom Communications, is a prime example of an organization benefiting from this transition. Today’s graphic, inspired by Lennart Dobravsky at Lufthansa Innovation Hub, is …

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. announced it has begun enrolling a virtual clinical study, ImmuneRACE, as part of a broader effort it has undertaken with Microsoft Corp. to rapidly map and measure the immune response to the COVID-19 virus to inform improved diagnostics to fulfill the need for more reliable testing. The study calls for 1,000 participants …

Google Cloud announced it’s making Google Meet, Google’s premium video-conferencing solution, free for everyone with availability rolling out over the coming weeks. Starting in early May, anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to G Suite’s business and education users, such as simple scheduling …

SAP SE  announced that to automate and speed up contact tracing after a COVID-19 case is confirmed, a local health department in southern Germany is using a cloud-based Web application developed by SAP, which went live on April 10, 2020. Each week, physicians in Germany test around 400,000 people for COVID-19, according to the Robert …

Technological ingenuity is playing a critical role in society’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, there are dozens of examples around the world of businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educators and individuals improvising and adapting technologies to meet their needs. Scientists, for example, are using supercomputers to accelerate COVID-19 drug discovery. Programmers are writing code …

Whether they’re caring for patients or advancing research towards a cure, healthcare and life sciences organizations are on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. We know that the pandemic is impacting every aspect of the healthcare industry differently, and that the needs of organizations are rapidly evolving. Our goal is to bring our …

Many of those that are familiar with the maker movement, including me, believe there is a significant opportunity to apply open source design principles and mass-scale collaborative distributed manufacturing technologies (like open source 3D printing) to at least partially overcome medical supply shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, an Italian hospital saved COVID-19 patients’ lives by …

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected by COVID-19 continue their education at home. The Learning Passport started off as a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, and its departments Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment, designed to provide education for displaced …

On April 13th Tencent Cloud launched an international anti-COVID-19 service package to help support the global fight against the pandemic. The package will help companies, medical institutions and governments worldwide tackle the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. This is the latest step taken by Tencent to assist in the global campaign against the pandemic, beginning …