Facebook partners with external researchers to study impact of social media during 2020 U.S. Presidential election

In a significant development, Facebook Inc disclosed that it has partnered with external researchers to examine its impact during the crucial 2020 U.S. presidential election. The findings of the studies will be published in the middle of 2021, at the earliest. The initiative expands its Social Science One project wherein academics study the political impacts…

Foxconn partners with Medtronic Plc to manufacture ventilators

On Wednesday, Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn stated, it will partner with U.S. firm Medtronic Plc to manufacture ventilators to help patients afflicted by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, Foxconn is best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones at factories in China. Foxconn’s statement, released through the company’s…

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services partners with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc to develop coronavirus therapy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc to develop a treatment for the coronavirus whose outbreak in China has killed hundreds of people in China alone. The drugmaker collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the latest to join the race to develop a…