10 things in tech you need to know today

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Inside $1 billion meal kit startup Gousto, the pandemic unicorn expecting its first profit and doubling monthly orders

Summary List Placement Meal kit delivery startup Gousto is one of the winners of 2020. Founded in 2012 by German entrepreneur Timo Boldt, the London-headquartered startup delivers meal kits for customers to home cook from a variety of simple and nutritious recipes. Its rivals in the UK include Germany’s publicly listed Hello Fresh and Mindful […]

Dr. Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert shared a day in his life, and it’s exhausting just reading it

Summary List Placement As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, the US’ top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is seemingly, virtually, everywhere at once. In an interview with HuffPost, conducted the day before Thanksgiving, Dr. Fauci, who turns 80 next week, broke down his […]

Sri Lankan man and his mobile library bring books to kids in remote areas

Mahinda Dasanayaka wants all kids to have access to books, and to make this happen, he turned his motorbike into a library on two wheels. Dasanayaka, a 32-year-old father of two, is a child protection officer for the Sri Lankan government. Three year ago, he launched a program called Book and Me, and once or […]

Joe Biden throws his support behind the $908 billion compromise relief package while emphasizing he will press for more aid after his inauguration

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden came out in favor of the $908 billion compromise relief package, though maintaining he would seek more federal aid after he is sworn in on January 20. “I think it should be passed, and I think that, in fact, we’re going to need more,” Biden said in an interview […]

‘What did you do?’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clashes with Marco Rubio on Twitter over PPP loan data

Summary List Placement Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and GOP Sen. Marco Rubio duked it out on Twitter on Thursday.  Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about new data released by the Small Business Administration about Paycheck Protection Program loans over $150,000 that the government awarded to businesses as part of COVID-19 relief. In her original tweet, she quote-tweeted NBC News […]