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Roivant, which creates companies around abandoned drugs, just raised $1.1 billion from SoftBank

Roivant Sciences, a three-year-old, Basel, Switzerland-based company aiming to one day be a giant holding company for dozens of independent biopharmaceutical companies, has raised $1.1 billion in equity led by the SoftBank Vision Fund — making it the latest in a string of enormous bets by SoftBank, …

The question about 'grand strategy' that made Tim Cook unhappy on Apple's earnings call was based on a Harvard professor's theory that is uncomfortable reading for Apple

Milunovich asked the question two different ways, and Cook gave two nonanswers, one of which was "as usual, we're not going to talk about what's ahead."<p>There is a reason Milunovich asked that question. It's not merely about Cook's tradition of not giving clues about what Apple will do next. Rather, …

Welcome to E-stonia, the world's most digitally advanced society

In the past year and a half, almost 14,000 new Estonians have become e-citizens of the tiny Baltic nation, many of them without ever stepping foot in …

Die Dashboards, Die! Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software—particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers …

Messaging

Why LinkedIn should kill the résumé and replace it with the experience graph

Garry Golden Contributor<p>Garry Golden is a senior futurist for the innovation firm futurethink.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world<p>Imagine a future where individuals can illustrate their progression of lifelong learning and training …

Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising

Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. While we tap away, the companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each and every one is actively defending their core businesses while placing bets on the future.<p>Their tangled business relationships …

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that Parrish herself had undergone “the first gene therapy successful against human ageing”. The treatment, it claimed, had reversed the …

Genetics

Are telecoms being overlooked in smart city deployments?

Communications and networking might be overlooked by smart cities, missing out on the potential capabilities of partnering with telecoms to build “heterogeneous networks” that deliver service to multiple platforms.<p>The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) claims — in its latest report titled …

How to Create a Blogging Masterpiece That Your Audience Will Share

Have you ever wondered what makes some blog posts go viral?<p>And have you ever wondered why some of your blog posts struggle to get even a few visitors?<p>…

After 20 Years, It’s Harder to Ignore the Digital Economy’s Dark Side

In 1995, I published <i>The Digital Economy,</i> a book that became one of the first best-sellers about the internet in business. To mark its 20th anniversary, my publisher asked me to write a dozen mini-chapters for a new edition. As I revisited it, I was struck by how far we’ve come since 1995 and by how …

10 Smart & Easy Facebook Marketing Ideas

It’s rare for a day to go by without me scrolling through my Facebook feed. And I’m not alone: According to DMR, <b>65% of Facebook users log on daily</b>.As …

Marketing

Ebola's ghost: the mystery after the outbreak

Ian Crozier had been Ebola-free for two months when the virus reappeared. An American specialist in infectious diseases, Crozier had contracted Ebola …

Apple vs. the FBI Is Really, Really Complicated

HBR STAFF<p>Apple’s Tim Cook appears to be mad as hell. His open letter to customers — in which he scoffed at a court order that would compel Apple (under a 227-year-old law) to write code to help unlock a phone that’s part of a terrorist investigation — put the internet’s hot take machine into …

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

9 Gifts For The Smartest Smart Home

Choose from 16 million shades of color, make grandpa feel more secure by showing him who’s at the door when he’s not even there and get the house turnt with a rendition of Alvin and the Chipmunk’s “All I want for Christmas” at the moment your visiting family steps in the door with these hand-picked …

A beginner's guide to the Raspberry Pi Zero

The tiny and ridiculously inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero has already proven to be a huge hit, selling out everywhere (including on the front cover of …

The Apple Watch’s Big Pricing Problem

Apple begins taking pre-orders for its new Watch today. This stylish watch includes the ability to track your heart-rate, use ApplePay, view text/email messages and take calls Dick Tracy-style by speaking into your wrist (so long as the Watch is linked to a nearby iPhone). This product launch is …

Someone on the Internet Will Pay You $100 to Find His or Her Real Identity

Someone with an obscure nickname is trying to be doxed to figure out how hard it is to stay anonymous online.<p>​How anonymous can you really be on the internet?<p>Through the years, man​y people have seen their online pers​onas exposed, even when they wanted to keep t​hem secret. So many, in fact, that …

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

HP plans OS release to test software for 'The Machine'

Hewlett-Packard will take a big step toward shaking up its own troubled business and the entire computing industry next year when it releases an …

A Bitcoin Battle Is Brewing

Did you know the Bitcoin community is riven by tension, drama, competing agendas, and at least two starkly different visions of our economic future? That even as major banks who thought of Bitcoin as snake oil re-assess its blockchain technology as a major breakthrough, and smart money pours into …

20,000 Interviews Later: A Lesson in Hiring Top Executives

View online: 20,000 Interviews Later: A Lesson in Hiring Top ExecutivesFew individuals can claim to have conducted 20,000 interviews (yes, that is …

Employment

5 Trends That Will Change How You Use Social Media in 2015

This year started with a death sentence for Facebook. In January, a research company called Global Web Index published a study showing that Facebook …

The Red Bulletin

Harvard Business Review - Ideas and Advice for Leaders

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Hewlett-Packard’s 3-D Printer Is Essentially a Replicator

The computing and printing giant wants nothing less than to transform industrial manufacturing.<p>When the computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to enter the nascent market for 3-D printing earlier this week, it set the stakes by saying its technology could trigger a “new …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Backpacking Around South East Asia

Cambodia

<b>Despite a long, brutal and often bloody history since the fall of the Khmer empire in the 15th Century A.C.E, which includes French colonisation,</b> …

Asia Travel