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Most of the Audere team, gathered together in pre-COVID times. (Audere Photo)

A Seattle-based nonprofit launched to provide digital health solutions for poorer countries is applying its expertise to help with COVID-19 testing.

Audere is building software for administering rapid result COVID tests that can be integrated into products being developed by U.S. manufacturers that use saliva or nasal swab samples.

“There is a critical need for rapid testing,” said Philip Su, CEO and founder of Audere. People are increasingly realizing that the widespread distribution of a vaccine is still many months away. The availability of accurate, inexpensive tests that provide results in minutes can help control the spread of the virus in the meantime, Su said.

Philip Su, Audere CEO and founder. (Audere Photo)

The tests — known generally as rapid diagnostic tests or RDTs — can have high rates of failure, though the basic concept is simple. Imagine

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(Bloomberg) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reported a stronger-than-expected 22% rise in quarterly sales, buoyed by orders from its largest customers including Apple Inc.

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The world’s largest contract chipmaker saw revenue for the three months to September climb to a record NT$356.4 billion ($12.4 billion), up from NT$293 billion a year earlier, according to Bloomberg calculations based on monthly sales data disclosed by TSMC. Fellow Taiwanese chipmakers United Microelectronics Corp. and MediaTek Inc. on Thursday also reported strong sales, suggesting a broad recovery in the industry.

TSMC in July raised its 2020 outlook, saying that revenue this year will grow by more than 20% in dollar terms. Sales for the first nine months of the year suggests that Apple’s main iPhone chipmaker is on track to meet its growth forecast as the Covid-19 pandemic fueled demand for home computing equipment.

The company’s business typically revs up in the

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Strike Graph co-founders Justin Beals and Brian Bero. (Strike Graph Photo)

Seattle startup Strike Graph raised a $3.9 million seed round led by Madrona Venture Group.

The company, founded less than a year ago and spun out of Madrona Venture Labs, helps companies prepare for the cybersecurity certification process.

Most B2B organizations need to pass cybersecurity audits to ensure their service meets security and privacy standards. Strike Graph says its customers can earn a SOC 2 Type 1 certification in 45 days and save $50,000 in consultant fees thanks to automation and customization features.

The 5-person startup is led by CEO Justin Beals, a veteran of NextStep, Koru, Roundbox Global, and other startups, along with Brian Bero, who previously co-founded Seattle tech stalwart Apptio and recently sold security startup Greytwist to SmartRIA.

The idea for Strike Graph came about after Beals struggled with the SOC 2 process as the CTO

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The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UK since the start of the pandemic has exceeded 500,000, with official figures for the number of patients in hospital beginning to rise as the number of cases also increase around the country.

It comes as Boris Johnson warned the nation that the Covid-19 crisis will remain “bumpy until Christmas and possibly beyond” on Sunday.

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An “artificially high” new daily record of almost 23,000 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the UK on Sunday night due to a computer glitch, said the government.

Public Health England said its official Covid dashboard failed to count more than 15,000 positive results reported between 25 September and 2 October, and added it to the figures for the weekend, resulting in record rises of 12,872 on Saturday and 22,961 on Sunday.

The

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President Donald Trump leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington.
President Donald Trump leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon/AP

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump has spent more money on Facebook advertising targeting New Mexico users since July than any other candidate, campaign, or business, according to a New York University Tandon School of Engineering project that monitor’s Facebook spending.

The Trump campaign and his various affiliates have spent $3 million on Facebook ads in the state since July 1, the NYU Ad Observatory reports. That’s more than the amount spent during the same period by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — the second-highest Facebook spender. His campaign has spent $2.3 million, according to the website.

Damon McCoy, professor of computer science and engineering at the New York University

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Inshorts, which operates a popular news aggregator app in India, has raised $35 million in a new financing round led by Lee Fixel’s Addition as the Indian startup looks to scale its adjacent, social network platform.

For Fixel, who wrote several high-profile checks to Indian firms while running Tiger Global, InShorts is the first Indian startup he is backing from his new VC firm. Fixel, who also invested in InShorts when he was at Tiger Global, has backed about six startups through Addition including New York Area-headquartered Odeko, which offers ordering and supply chain tools to cafes, Synk, which develops tools used to identify vulnerabilities, and dLocal, which operates a cross-border payment processor to connect global merchants to emerging markets.

SIG Global and Tanglin Venture Partners, also participated in Inshorts’ new round, which values the startup at about $125 million, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.

Azhar Iqubal,

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TOKYO (AP) – Asian shares were mixed Friday following a selloff of technology shares on Wall Street.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped early losses to rise 0.3% in morning trading to 23,310.94. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.8% to 2,377.92, while Australia’s S&P;/ASX 200 lost 0.8% to 5,860.50. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.3% to 24,394.06, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.2% to 3,228.01.

Shares were lower in Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

Analysts say investors are preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic and hopes for development of a safe, effective vaccine.

While Big Tech is benefiting from the shift to online life that the pandemic and ensuing stay-at-home economy has accelerated, critics said their stocks prices have surged too high.

“Big tech stocks might have seemed like safe havens, but they have found themselves at the center of a brutal sell-off,” said Stephen Innes, chief global market strategist at AxiCorp.

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9 Easy Ways to Increase Online Conversions

So you’ve built a great website with professionally designed graphics, user-friendly navigation and compelling content. But instead of the steady stream of traffic and purchases you were expecting, you’re not even getting a trickle.

So what gives?

Too many entrepreneurs and small business owners have an “If you build it, they will come” mentality. They think that building something that looks nice is all they need to do to attract buyers.

The truth is that creating a website, no matter how visually appealing, isn’t even half the battle.

The hardest work comes after your site is up and running, when it’s time to market your product or service, engage potential customers and convert them into leads and sales.

Whether you’re struggling to get eyes on your offerings, build your list, or want to grow your sales, these tips will help you effectively utilize … Read More

Buying quality internet insurance leads is not a simple purchasing process.  Just how reliable are the internet leads you plunk hard cash to receive? Learn hints and tips before purchasing these rehashed and recycled internet developed leads.

Any shrewd internet insurance lead company is going to maximize their profit potential without thinking about your pocketbook. Did you know that many of the internet lead companies are also licensed to sell insurance? Others sell the same lead numerous times, and others lie, saying they are providing so-called exclusive leads.

Often the going price for an internet generated life insurance lead is around $15.00. With great variance, some vendors might charge $6.00 and others charge $50.00 per lead. The internet lead costing $6.00 often generates more agent buying interest than the rest. Often cheapness prevails over quality. Countless agents leap forward in a raging fire, missing the prize. Doing that inflicts painful third … Read More