Thu.Apr 09, 2020

Energica CEO plots her Italian EV company’s reboot from lockdown

TechCrunch LA

There could be more demand for electric vehicles post COVID-19 crisis, believes Energica founder Livia Cevolini. The CEO of the high-performance Italian motorcycle manufacturer offered that point of optimism, as her Modena based EV company remains closed by government decree.

Cash control during these strange times

Berkonomics

And these are indeed strange times, especially if you haven’t lived through 2000-2002 and 2007-2008 recessions and difficulty in finding money from banks and investors. The simple economic truth. Here is a simple economic truth. Fixed overhead continues to eat into your cash month after month.

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App development shop V/One is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds to budding LA mobile businesses

TechCrunch LA

The Los Angeles-based app development shop, V/One , is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds through the rest of April as the company officially launches its platform for would-be, LA-based mobile app moguls.

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Interview with Guy Friedman, SteadyMD

socalTECH

It's an unusual time for the startup world, however, despite the ongoing health emergency, companies are still announcing funding. One of the companies to recently raise funding is SteadyMD (www.steadymd.com), a developer of an online telehealth service which matches up people with their own, personal doctors they can access via video, text, and phone.

Pfizer, BioNTech Say mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Trials May Start This Month

Xconomy

Multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates that use a new technology called messenger RNA are now being readied for clinical trials that Pfizer and BioNTech plan to start in coming weeks.

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Report: Online Events, Webinars To Replace Live Events In 2020

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El Segundo-based Aggregage said this morning that it has run a survey of publishers, and found that a 70 percent of marketer are expected to cancel all or some of their live events for the next 60 days, and nearly 25 percent plan to cancel some or all of their live events for the next six months. Aggregage said its survey found that 65% of those surveyed plan to reallocate some or most of their live event budgets to online events, such as webinars.

Veritone Launches Sports Draft Site, DraftClips.com

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Are you tired of being unable to tune into your favorite sports events? Costa Mesa-based Veritone , which develops artificial intelligence software, says it has launched a new website, DraftClips.com , aimed at giving sports fans free access to over 30,000 clips and hundreds of hours of video footage of 2020 top draft college football footage.

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SmartAction Powers Coronavirus Hotline

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Los Angeles-based SmartAction , which develops artificial intelligence-powered "virtual agents" for contact centers, says it is powering a new, toll-free coronavirus hotline being launched by NFL quarterback Jameis Winston and Dr. Scott Kelley. The company said the new hotline will help families get rapid responses to common questions, triage callers, and provide guidance for medical treatment and/or a coronavirus test.