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Palantir in Talks With Germany, France for Virus-Fighting Tool

  • Data-mining firm has an agreement to provide analytics to U.K.
  • Firm is also in talks with Austria, Switzerland for software
Money Managers Bracing For Coronavirus
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Data-analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. is in talks to provide software to governments across Europe to battle the spread of Covid-19 and make strained health-care systems more efficient, a person familiar with the matter said.

The software company is in discussions with authorities in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the person said, asking not to be identified because the negotiations are private. It already has a deal with the U.K.’s National Health Service, one of a number of big U.S. tech firms drafted in to help curb the pandemic, the government said in a blog entry last week.