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Collective, a back office platform that caters to ‘businesses of one,’ just landed a hefty seed round

Americans and other global citizens are increasingly self-employed, thanks to great software, the need for flexibility and because skilled services especially can pay fairly well, among other reasons. In fact, exactly one year ago, the Freelancers Union and Upwork, a digital platform for freelancers, released a report estimating that 35% of the U.S. workforce had…

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Healthcare entrepreneurs should prepare for an upcoming VC/PE bubble

Bird Blitch is the CEO of Patientco, a payment technology company founded specifically to rethink the healthcare payment experience. While many industries are taking a major hit due to the ongoing pandemic, the healthcare technology market continues to grow. In fact, total healthcare-related innovation funding for H1 2020 hit $9.1 billion, up nearly 19% compared…

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These are 9 hot startups that will influence the future of travel and logistics after COVID-19, according to Europe’s Target Global

Premium Scooter companies like Bird are now clear to start running trials in British cities. Bird This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. The pandemic has disrupted how people travel, accelerating trends such as e-bikes and scooters while forcing innovation in cars and delivery. Venture capital…

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10 things in tech you need to know today

New Amazon documents obtained by Reveal suggest Amazon warehouses are not as safe as the company says. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Nearly two years since Google Health came together,…

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People of Praise reportedly suffered a data breach ahead of member Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS nomination

People of Praise, a small multi-denominational religious group, suffered a data breach last week, Catholic News Agency reported Tuesday. A spokesperson for the group told Catholic News Agency that members’ contact information was accessed and that it had notified law enforcement. People of Praise was thrust back into the spotlight after Trump nominated Amy Coney…

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Florida reported a spike in COVID-19 cases just days after allowing restaurants and small businesses to fully reopen

Florida’s health department recorded 3,266 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a massive jump from 738 new daily cases it recorded on Monday. Florida’s cases had been declining, but Tuesday marked the highest single-day total since September 19, bringing the state’s total count to 704,568. Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses…