Ep 44: Monsieur

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Doctors Prescribe New Apps to Manage Medical Conditions

Patients record symptoms and communicate back to their doctor<p>Your doctor may soon prescribe you a smartphone app in addition to drugs and physical therapy.<p>Hospitals are developing new mobile apps to help patients manage serious medical conditions and feed information back to their doctors between …

Medicine

NextBank Aims To Be The First All-Bitcoin Financial Institution

Woe betide traditional banking because Dimitry Voloshinskiy and his team are on the prowl. Voloshinskiy is the founder of the NextBank Project, an attempt to create a truly bitcoin-based bank.<p>The team has raised $950,000 so far using personal money and angels, and they hope to attract more.<p>What is …

Banking

YouTube Music is here, and it’s a game changer

YouTube is first and foremost a video portal, the world’s largest and most popular online collection of moving images. But it’s also a search engine, the world’s second largest, trailing only its parent company, Google. And while the library on YouTube is made up of videos, in practice it has also …

YouTube

Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley Leaves Company Because Of Diversity Issues

Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley, the only black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter, just publicly announced that he has left the company. In his post, he says his reasons for leaving have everything to do with the way Twitter is addressing diversity and inclusion.<p>Though Miley was …

Diversity

Snapchat Reaches 6 Billion Daily Videos Views, Tripling From 2 Billion In May

On the heels of Facebook’s announcement last week that they had surpassed 8 billion daily video views, Snapchat confirmed to the FT over the weekend that users of the ephemeral messaging app were now watching 6 billion videos every day.<p>What’s really notable about this latest reveal is how damn …

Marketing

'Go Dutch' founders hope to eliminate dating expectations

A trio of Chicago women think they have a solution to any awkwardness linked to footing the bills for blind first dates.<p>Their Go Dutch Today mobile app removes expections that men pay for the dates and that women reciprocate with sex. The app is based on the idea that a couple split the cost of a …

Relationships
China