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VANRATH Tech Round Up 14th May 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
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'Digital twins' created to help treat long-haul Covid-19

Dell Technologies is helping mobilise large amounts of global de-identified patient data to create virtual models of patients to treat the impacts of long-haul Covid-19. The tech giant is working with i2b2 tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit open-source research organisation, to produce what is known as 'digital twins'...

 

TikTok could soon add in-app shopping

TikTok is reportedly working with several European brands in what appears to be its latest initiative to bring online shopping to the popular social media platform. The move isn’t the first, nor is it surprising. Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out e-commerce...

Apple faces billion-pound legal action over App Store charges

The tech giant has been accused of deliberately shutting out the competition in the store and forcing people to use its own payment processing system, generating “excessive” profits for itself in the process. The claim, which is being brought on behalf of potentially millions of UK Apple users...

Venture Capital Funding To Irish Tech Firms Grew By 9% To Almost €250M In First Quarter

Venture capital funding to Irish technology firms increased by 8.9% to €249.4m in the first quarter of 2021, up from €228.9m in the same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published today in association with William Fry. "Funding appears to have shaken...

Itsme app co-founded by NI developer, raises $15.2m funding

A new social media app, which was co-founded by a Northern Irishman, has raised $15.2m in Series A funding, led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Itsme allows users to connect with one another based on similar interests, through digital caricature avatars of themselves. The idea stemmed from Portstewart native...