Felipe Guinle

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Only 48% of ICOs were successful last year — but startups still managed to raise $5.6 billion

LONDON — Startups and projects raised $5.6 billion last year through so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to a new report.<p>Venture capital fund Fabric Ventures and cryptocurrency data provider TokenData shared the figure in their "State of the Token Market" report, which was shared …

Amazon reveals its 5 top-selling items as it steals half of all online sales on Black Friday

Amazon is dominating Black Friday.<p>The retailer has seized nearly half of all online sales on the shopping holiday so far, according to estimates by GBH Insights.<p>The company said these were the top-selling items on the website so far: the Amazon Echo Dot, the Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote, …

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.<p>In 2013, I sent over my spit kit to 23andMe . After a couple of weeks, 23andMe notified me that I was 71.3% West African. My results didn’t specify which specific countries in …

Kymriah, the First Gene Therapy, Arrives With a $475,000 Price Tag

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Kymriah was met with excitement for its potential—as well as concerns about the $475,000 cost of this …

Immunotherapy

SEO Basics: How to Make Your Website Google-Friendly

Updated July 12, 2017<p>Whether you have a website already or have one in the works, your online business won’t achieve its full profit potential or …

New DNA test IDs potentially harmful medication for ADHD, cancer, heart conditions

Montreal-based BiogeniQ has pioneered genetic tests that help doctors select the right medications more quickly. It’s a futuristic approach that’s …

Grail’s $1 Billion Bet on the Perfect Cancer Test - MIT Technology Review

The posters in the clinic at Gibbs Cancer Center, a regional hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina, say “Help Stop Cancer.” Volunteers who agree to …

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

<b>A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users' DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions.</b><p>The US company's DNA testing service has included a right to grant Ancestry a "perpetual" licence to use customers' genetic material.<p>A New York data protection lawyer spotted …

The many failures of Elon Musk, captured in one giant infographic

Going through a rough patch at work? Well, at least you probably didn’t get ousted as CEO of your own company, watch two of your companies hover on …

Elon Musk

How to Make Instagram Followers Buy Your Product or Service

Last week, I was discussing Instagram strategies with a colleague. Naturally, the conversation flowed from building followers and engagement to …

This Entrepreneur Is Building a Billion-Dollar Media Empire, And It All Started From His Dorm Room

Located less than 10 miles from the University of Texas at Austin, the headquarters of DigitalMarketer pays homage to the pursuit and commitment of a deep and intuitive understanding of both simple and complex marketing interactions, working to illuminate powerful website visibility strategies and …

9 signs you're successful, even if it doesn't feel like it

If you're ambitious, you're bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren't yet living up to your expectations.<p>We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the '<i>He who dies with</i> …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

7 Marketing Lessons From The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge demonstrates the power of social media to influence cause marketing on a national scale. The Challenge was a perfect storm of social media, celebrity and grass-roots philanthropy, producing hurricane-strength viral social engagement during the dog days of summer.<p>Unlike …

4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Content's Impact Through Social

Too many marketers make the mistake of thinking that posting content amounts to a solid social media distribution strategy -- and content distribution requires a lot more thought and creativity than that.<p>Just a few years ago, content marketing was the cool new kid on the block. The term had only …

Marketing

Clinical guidance on genetic testing: A Q&A - Scope

Earlier this month, an FDA ruling gave 23andMe permission to market its personal genetic tests for 10 diseases, including Parkinson’s and late-onset …

Stanford University

A DNA-testing company is offering patients a chance to help find a cure for their conditions

A genetics testing company is launching a new database where patients can contribute information that could be used to research certain diseases.<p>Invitae, the company behind the Patient Insights Network, hopes that by having patients input their own information, it could create a better starting …

Genetics

What a saliva kit can and can't tell you about your risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other diseases

Medical experts in San Diego said the federal government’s blessing of the nation’s first direct-to-consumer genetic testing service is sure to get …

Molecular Biology

This Founder Sold His Startup To Disney, Now He's Selling Fitness Trackers on Amazon

Forecasts for the wearable tech space include a gigantic $40 billion valuation by 2020, with a shipment of 400 million wearables. There is one specific company that has started to rattle up the stratosphere, GOQii.<p>Wearable technology has the prospective to augment our surroundings, improve our …

Wearable Tech

How Washington’s favorite cancer fighter helps himself

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a philanthropist and a businessman. But a prime target of his philanthropy is his businesses.<p>Patrick Soon-Shiong, the California health care billionaire, believes the United States is fighting a flawed war on cancer, “stuck in dogma.” His bracing critique caught the attention …

Medicine