• Learning The Right Lessons From The Race For An Effective Covid-19 Treatment

    15 days ago - By Forbes

    Remdesivir's price announcement provides important lessons. First, innovation is essential for treating Covid-19, which means prices must compensate for the costs and risks of development. Second, value assessment models, such as those used by ICER, are becoming unnecessary obstacles to innovation.
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  • Global Loss of Production Capacity Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    15 days ago - By Economy

    It will take several years of persistent investment efforts to put global output back to potential.
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  • Making Ends Meet Part 2 - Bridging Income Gaps With Personal Loans

    15 days ago - By Financial Engines

    By Chris Ishida, Director, Financial Planning, Financial Engines In Part 1 of our “Making Ends Meet” series, Bridging Expense Gaps During and After the COVID-19 Crisis , we described some of the financial resources that could...
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  • Making Ends Meet Part 1- Bridging Expense Gaps During and After the COVID-19 Crisis

    15 days ago - By Financial Engines

    By Chris Ishida, Director, Financial Planning, Financial Engines Financial relief from the federal government The impacts from the coronavirus pandemic have been widespread. We've seen a new record for the highest one-week number of initial unemployment claims since the Department...
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  • 5 Ways Product Managers Can Prioritize Mobile Customers

    5 Ways Product Managers Can Prioritize Mobile Customers

    15 days ago - By Business 2 Community

    A huge number of consumer transactions now happen digitally due to COVID-19. As a result, 2020 is the most we've seen brands leverage mobile customer feedback to improve their products and adjust their overall business goals. Companies and product managers across all industries have leveled up their in-app engagement processes and are increasing their efforts to personalize, segment, and understand their customer base even down to the individual level.
    The coronavirus pandemic has pushed mobile to the core of the buyers' journey, and in order to compete, product roadmaps must adjust to...
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  • LatAm Daily Briefing: 2020 GDP Contraction Will Near 10%

    15 days ago - By Economy

    Difficulty in containing COVID-19 will extend and deepen this year's historic recession in the region.
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  • Hawkeyes with Mai Tais: Iowa makes to-go cocktails permanent

    15 days ago - By Fortune

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    As COVID-19 continues to shut down major parts of the American economy, legislators and industry groups are scrambling to create innovative ways to safely incentivize job retention and spending. One idea, which has caught on in 30 states plus the District of Columbia, is to allow restaurants and bars to sell cocktails and bottled spirits to-go.
    On Tuesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into legislation HF 2540, which makes cocktails-to-go permanently...
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  • R&D tax credits are due July 15th. Neo.tax wants to help startups apply, and raised $3M to do it

    R&D tax credits are due July 15th. Neo.tax wants to help startups apply, and raised $3M to do it

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    All founders love “free” money, but with the global pandemic going on, the necessity of free money has taken on a whole new meaning this year. First, there was the scramble to secure PPP loans a few weeks back for U.S.-based startups, and then the second wave of PPP loans when Congress offered a second tranche of funding. Two weeks ago, I covered a company called MainStreet, which is helping startups apply for local economic development credits which cities offer to businesses relocating to their regions.
    Free money for startups? It's possible with MainStreet's platform for economic...
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  • Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impacts

    Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impacts

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Consumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower. In the first half of the year, consumers spent $50.1 billion worldwide across the App Store and Google Play - a figure that's up 23.4% from the first half of 2019. Previously, revenue had grown 20% between the first half of 2018 and 2019, for comparison. In addition, first-time app installs were up 26.1% year-over-year in the first half of 2020 to reach 71.5 billion downloads.
    Apple's App Store accounted for 18.3...
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