NEWS IN BRIEF

New York Gives E-Bikes A Boost As Industry Is Hammered by Pandemic

New York’s legalization of e-bikes and e-scooters comes amid the need for transportation during the coronavirus pandemic.The move may be a much-needed...

Data Centers Buzz as COVID-19 Bolsters Network Use, Stressing Water Supplies Where They’re Tightest

COVID-19 is bolstering operations at data centers that are already consumers of water, especially in the arid Southwest.Data centers use massive amounts...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Sextech Rises to Coronavirus Challenge As Homebound Users Seek Intimacy, Companionship

The growing market for sextech products that help users deal with all things intimate may emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than ever.Sexual wellbeing, education and inclusion are seen as growth areas,...
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Plastic is Cheap, Efficient, Polluting — And Here to Stay

TAKEAWAY: Plastic is an unprecedented environmental problem and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Yet not only is plastic here to stay, it may even become...
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Bright Spot: Telemedicine Startups See Surge in Demand as Coronavirus Spread Accelerates

Telemedicine companies seeing call volumes surge as the coronavirus cuts person-to-person contact and doctors’ offices close.While U.S. equities have plummeted as coronavirus slows the economy, shares in telemedicine provider Teladoc have surged...
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Coronavirus Market Selloff Tests Robo-Advisors as Financial Advisors Field Client Calls

As AI disrupts the financial industry, the current stock selloff is testing assumptions about the industry’s future and showing the need for human skills.Robo-advisors increasingly important to younger investors and big banks...

PROFILES

How Skilancer Solar Is Fusing AI and Robotics For Next-Gen Cleantech

Clean energy pundits vouch that solar power will eventually leave its dirtier counterpart -- coal -- in the dust.  But as it stands, dust is the solar industry’s biggest...

OPINIONS

Why Water Management Will Remain a Growing Sector in Sustainable Investment

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Eliecer Palacios is the head of North America Business Development & Principal Investments at LUKOIL Pan Americas, LLC....

Medium Still Searching To Fix the Internet — and Itself

When Billionaire Ev Williams founded Medium.com in 2012, he thought it would help him fulfill his self-appointed mission to “fix” the Internet that, as a founder of Twitter, he helped break. 

How Babylon Health is Improving Rwandan Health

KEY TAKEAWAYS Digital health startups are flocking to Africa to pick up the slack of its typically underserved and overworked health system. One player is Babylon, a London-based digital health app that allows patients...

Frank Barbieri: “Ad buyers in general are dying to buy something other than Google...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. When Sizmek filed Chapter 11 in late March, concerns expressed privately for years by many investors in...
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