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Chef Tom Colicchio says entrepreneurs are “the lifeblood of our communities.”  Lawyer-turned-influencer Meena Harris calls them “a glimpse of the future.” And Techstars’ CEO Maëlle Gavet believes they are “solving today’s challenges.” The Next 1000 Judges weigh in on Main Street’s engines. After one of the toughest years on record for the nation’s more than …

In a year of lockdowns, each one of us experienced the power of technology at a fundamental level. With the world shifting enmasse to virtual, technology helped us take care of loved ones, get healthcare, access essential services, get work done and keep our businesses running. It took a pandemic to bring home the power …

Covid: Boris Johnson to announce whether 21 June easing to go ahead  BBC News Delaying England’s Covid reopening ‘could keep thousands out of hospital’  The Guardian Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England  The Associated Press It’s too soon to end lockdown. But give us the best route to early freedom – Covid passports  The Guardian England …

US biotech company Vaxxinity has raised the prospect of breakthroughs in treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as a result of the unprecedented resources and energy channelled into vaccine research since the start of the pandemic. Covid-19 has already resulted in the first approved mRNA-based vaccines and now Vaxxinity is developing a novel coronavirus shot using synthetic …

But fresh images from the bilateral meeting of the pair show a far closer affair. Pictures have emerged from the first in-person meeting of the Prime Minister and US President showing Mr Biden with his hand on Mr Johnson’s shoulder. The pair and their wives struck up a good relationship as they met at Carbis …

Side face of AI robot by particle form. Yuichiro Chino | Moment | Getty Images The global pandemic has aggravated existing inequalities around the world, and triggered questions about whether technology can help level the playing field. As a leading hub for cutting edge technology and innovation, Asia faces the same debate: Can technology work …

More than three quarters of people age 65 and older in Austin-Travis County are fully vaccinated, public health officials said Tuesday. For the entire eligible population – that’s people 12 years and older – the number is more than 54 percent. The area remains in stage 2 of Austin Public Health’s risk-based guidelines, and the …

U.S. officials on Sunday ratcheted up pressure on companies and foreign adversaries to fight cybercriminals, and said President Joe Biden is considering all options, including a military response, to counter the growing threat. The Biden administration is looking at “all of the options,” to defend the country against ransomware criminals, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo …

St. Petersburg (Russia): As Indian companies get ready to manufacture Russian-made Sputnik V anti-Covid vaccine to meet the staggering demand in the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia is the only country in the world which is ready to transfer technology and to expand production abroad, and noted that the vaccine was …

Prosecutors in Camden, New Jersey, sought criminal charges against a home health aide accused of inadvertently exposing an elderly patient to Covid-19 early in the pandemic in what appears to be the only case of its kind. The patient, an 80-year-old woman, died of the illness in May last year. The attempt to hold an …