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Amazon says it has begun assembling equipment to build a lab to screen its workers for COVID-19, may be working on antigen testing (Jay Greene/Washington Post)

Jay Greene / Washington Post: Amazon says it has begun assembling equipment to build a lab to screen its workers for COVID-19, may be working on antigen testing  —  With workers in at least 64 warehouses and shipping facilities testing positive, the e-commerce giant says it hopes to start testing a small numbers of employees ‘soon’

UK startups including Deliveroo, Citymapper, and Graphcore urge the government to create a task force to make lending schemes accessible to tech companies (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: UK startups including Deliveroo, Citymapper, and Graphcore urge the government to create a task force to make lending schemes accessible to tech companies  —  The U.K. government, like a number of other countries around the world such as the U.S., has stepped up its pace in providing relief …

SimilarWeb and Apptopia: amid quarantines, Americans increasingly use online platforms on computers, not smartphones; Nextdoor.com traffic is up 73% from Jan. (New York Times)

New York Times: SimilarWeb and Apptopia: amid quarantines, Americans increasingly use online platforms on computers, not smartphones; Nextdoor.com traffic is up 73% from Jan.  —  Stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, with movie theaters closed and no restaurants to dine in, Americans have been spending more of their lives online.

Tyto Care, a NYC-based telehealth startup that sells an in-home kit to help doctors remotely diagnose patients, raises $50M in round led by Insight Partners (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Tyto Care, a NYC-based telehealth startup that sells an in-home kit to help doctors remotely diagnose patients, raises $50M in round led by Insight Partners  —  With social distancing, self isolation, and remote working emerging as the standard behavioral protocol to combat the COVID-19 outbreak …
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