• Early-stage African VC firm, Microtraction reports portfolio boom despite the weight of COVID-19

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    In a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that early-stage startups on the African continent are continuing to see some notable growth, both in terms of their business and from investors looking to back them.
    Microtraction , an early-stage venture capital firm based in Lagos, Nigeria, saw funding nearly quadruple for its portfolio.
    In a review of the year published last week, the firm noted that 21 companies in its portfolio have raised more than $33 million in funding. This represents nearly four-fold growth over a year ago when its portfolio raised $6 million. The companies'...
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  • Is Windows 10X a Chromebook killer?

    Is Windows 10X a Chromebook killer?

    1 month ago - By Computerworld

    Demand for laptops soared to record levels in 2020, driven by the work-at-home and school-at-home requirements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Notebook sales rocketed past 200 million in a year, a record-breaking 22.5% year-over-year increase , according to market intelligence firm TrendForce. To read this article in full,
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  • How COVID-19 has changed the culture of science

    1 month ago - By Chemical & Engineering

    C&EN spoke to researchers and scientific leaders about the good, the bad, and the uncertain ways that life has changed because of the pandemic, in the lab and beyond
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  • 8 tools that helped us tackle the coronavirus

    1 month ago - By Chemical & Engineering

    In the past year, researchers worked at a breakneck pace to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent COVID-19. These technologies were critical to their success
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  • COVID-19: Science's greatest test

    1 month ago - By Chemical & Engineering

    A year of ingenuity, adaptation, perseverance, and incalculable loss put a spotlight on science and scientists. We examine what the process taught us and how it could affect science going forward
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  • A year in the COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Chemical & Engineering

    In the span of a year, more than 60 COVID-19 vaccines were put into clinical studies, and several were authorized
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