手機大數據追蹤染疫途徑 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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《美國醫學雜誌》刊出的報告估計,有一成新型冠狀病毒肺炎患者沒有一般徵狀,即初期既不發燒也不咳嗽,只有頭痛、腹瀉等情況,很易令醫療人員誤判。研究員指現時數據太少,難以作更準確的分析。

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Preparing for the next outbreak – Harbour Times 2020-02-21

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The number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 (previously called Novel Coronavirus or Wuhan pneumonia) worldwide surged to 15,200 on 12 February, and since then the rate of new cases, especially outside China, appears to be decelerating. 繼續閱讀

手機大數據可減抗疫成本 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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今天大家手機不離手,因此近年不少學者都在探討如何以手機數據來偵察傳染病爆發以控制傳播,或是在地震、山泥傾瀉時搜索傷者。例如今次為應對新型冠狀病毒肺炎疫情,中國城市和小城鎮改革發展中心首席經濟學家李鐵、上海大學智慧城市研究院客席教授黃振球、工業和信息化部(工信部)不約而同倡議用手機大數據來防疫。

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為下一場疫情未雨綢繆 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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新型冠狀病毒肺炎全球新增確診病例由2月5日的高峰,近日似乎稍有回落的趨勢。與過往疫情發展明顯不同的是,今次資訊透明度相當高,這有賴多個政府和國際組織以互動地圖儀表板(Interactive Map Dashboard),把最新疫情上載。例如香港政府的「新型冠狀病毒感染──香港最新情況」,除了重要的數字外,其他如確診病例、家居檢疫大廈的名單也一一列出,還有疫情趨勢圖等,方便大眾了解形勢。 繼續閱讀

The key to startup success – ejinsight

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Unicorns are rare. American research firm CB Insights tracked more than 1,100 technology startups which raised their first seed funds from 2008 to 2010, and found that less than half could secure a second round of financing, and that the startup numbers continued to decline with each round. Only 15 percent of the firms could get the fourth round of financing. Meanwhile, there were only 12 companies that could become unicorns, names such as Uber and Airbnb.

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