Brian T. Edwards

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Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

A Brief History Of Neural Network Architectures

Much of the success of deep learning lies in the architecture of deep neural networks. I want to revisit the history of neural network design in the …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Galaxies

Is it safe to give your genetic data to 23andMe?

CEO Anne Wojcicki explains the DNA testing company’s privacy protections on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>23andMe has been around for more than 11 years, but it’s just now getting to “critical mass,” CEO Anne Wojcicki says, thanks in part to a recent $200 million funding round.<p>But as the …

The Rock Health Podcast

Hear from insiders across healthcare and technology and get the scoop on the latest trends in digital health. Rock Health exists to fund and support …

AbleTo Raises $36.6 Million for Digital Behavioral Health Platform

New York City-based AbleTo Inc., which makes a digital platform to connect individuals with licensed therapists and coaches, has closed $36.6 million in Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures.<p>The company, which was founded in 2008, works with employers and health plans to offer support to …

Novartis launches MS smartphone trial

Novartis has kicked off a mobile research study for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) that collects data remotely via their smartphone.<p>The …

Interpreta, retail kiosk operator Higi will share data to improve population health

Health IT vendors Interpreta and Higi are partnering to integrate biometric data from Higi with clinical, claims and genomic data from …

Using machine learning to improve patient care

Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be difficult to integrate and monitor all …

Learning from Experience: FDA’s Treatment of Machine Learning

There seems to be a modern day gold rush as companies explore how to use machine learning in clinical decision support software. Unfortunately for …

Artificial Intelligence and its Applications in Healthcare

This column is authored by Navneet Kumar, Digital Marketing Consultant, Intact AdvertisingThe post Artificial Intelligence and its Applications in …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

FDA Announces a New Digital Health Innovation Plan

<i>Implementation of the Digital Health Provisions of 21st Century Cures</i>: The 21st Century Cures Act added section 520(o) of the Federal Food, Drug, and …

Using data and technology to improve healthcare ecosystems

A Verily Life Sciences executive explains how the company targets better patient outcomes by harnessing analytics, machine learning, and other …

Google spin-off deploys wearable electronics for huge health study

Large projects explore how to integrate data from smart devices with other health metrics.

Apple hot on Fitbit's heels as global wearable sales soar

The launch of the Apple Watch and new devices from luxury brands like Tag Heuer has made 2015 seem like a massive year for wearable tech, and now the latest sales figures are confirming it as fact.<p>Sales of wearable tech worldwide shot up 200 percent in the last three months compared with the same …

13 Chinese customs that are shocking to foreigners

Every country has its own culture and unique customs that come with it. Understanding the social etiquette of the country before visiting can help to make the experience less overwhelming.<p>In China, you might be surprised to find that burping is considered a way of complimenting the chef or that a …

Japan protests against Chinese media call for emperor's apology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has lodged a protest with China over a call by China’s Xinhua state news agency for Japan’s Emperor Akihito to apologize for its past military aggression, a Japanese government spokesman said on Friday.<p>Japan's Emperor Akihito (L) delivers a speech next to Empress Michiko …

ZocDoc Plans to Improve Patient Experience

Pentagon: China's man-made islands growing, now thousands of acres

China has built up and reclaimed even more land in the South China Sea than previously thought -- with an archipelago of man-made islands now spanning 2,900 acres, according to a new Pentagon report released Friday.<p>The size of China's artificial island territory in the disputed waters represents a …

The Changing Face of Shenzhen, the World's Gadget Factory

Inside the megacity where 90 percent of the world's gadgets are made.<p>Mention Shenzhen to most people, and they'll probably think of the vast Foxconn manufacturing plant that churns out high-end phones, tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles for the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Dell, and Sony. The size …

Datameer bags $40 million for its Hadoop-powered BI platform

After a few brief weeks outside the spotlight, Hadoop is now back in the center of attention after Datameer Inc. raised another $40 million in …

The Next Big Marketing Channel: How and Why to Create a Community With Slack

Many successful marketing campaigns involve groups. Some companies have their own LinkedIn or Google+ groups, while others stick to participating in …

Social Media

Analytics startup Mode raises $7.5M and adds support for multiple charts in each report

Mode, a startup which has built a cloud service that data analysts can use to query and run reports on data, announced today a $7.5 million funding round. The startup is also introducing new features, including the ability to include multiple charts and explanatory text in each report.<p>“One of our …

Estimation of the methylation pattern distribution from deep sequencing data

Background: Bisulphite sequencing enables the detection of cytosine methylation. The sequence of the methylation states of cytosines on any given …

Personal Genome Diagnostics Study Highlights Limitations of Tumor-only Sequencing for Cancer

Reading time: 4 – 6 minutes<p>Personal Genome Diagnostics, Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, recently …

Precision Medicine Task Force meets — AARP wants broadband for health – Mayo exec on genomic sequencing

<i>With help from Darius Tahir</i> <i>(@DariusTahir</i> <i>)</i><p><b>PRECISION MED TASK FORCE UNDER WAY:</b> The Precision Medicine Task Force of ONC’s Health IT Standards Committee will meet for the first time today to discuss its path to developing recommendations on data standards that support precision medicine before the NIH …

Digital Health

Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?

The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth.<p>For 51 years, newborn babies …

Feedback Without Measurement Won’t Do Any Good

The managerial feedback was excellent — crisp, clear, and constructive. Its tone was caring, compassionate, and compelling. Each criticism was consequently heard, acknowledged, and understood. Message received; next steps agreed. A potentially awkward and painful conversation became a bonding …

Who Owns Your Steps?

Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress resides on the servers of the company that makes them. For Albert, that data is almost as valuable and irreplaceable as photos or texts, and …

Digital Health