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    Can virtual reality help seniors? Study hopes to find out

    Can virtual reality help seniors? Study hopes to find out

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  • If Magic Leap need $100 million to save it's future and it's coming from a company that's in one sector, then Magic Leap's business model was never solid and, while they may end up producing great product, they were all hype.

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    Magic Leap is turning to a major health care company to save its future, potentially raising as much as $100 million

    Magic Leap is turning to a major health care company to save its future, potentially raising as much as $100 million

    (Business Insider) - As first reported by The Information on Tuesday, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz told staff in a memo that the company had signed a …

  • Healthcare startups struggle to navigate a business world that’s set up for them to fail
    2 days agoJustin Barad
    There needs to be a clear set of rules for everyone to play by to accelerate growth, with the philosophy that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    SoftBank announces AI-focused second $108 billion Vision Fund with LPs including Microsoft, Apple and Foxconn
    3 hours agoCatherine Shu
    SoftBank Group announced today that it will launch its second Vision Fund with participation from Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and other tech companies and investors. Called the Vision Fund 2, the fun...

    Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M
    4 hours agoLucas Matney
    Unity’s private valuation is climbing but it’s growing unclear whether the company’s leadership is planning to take the 15-year-old gaming powerhouse public anytime soon. The comp...

    Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking
    6 hours agoJonathan Shieber
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the first volume of its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Helmed by Select ...

    SpaceX launches ISS mission using twice-flown Dragon for the first time
    6 hours agoDarrell Etherington
    SpaceX has launched CRS-18, the 18th commercial resupply mission it has flown for NASA to deliver experiment, research and supply materials to the International Space Station. This mission’s ...

    AWS revenue growth slips a bit, but remains Amazon’s golden goose
    6 hours agoRon Miller
    Like Azure last week, AWS reported some slippage in its cloud earnings growth numbers today, dropping from 49% growth last year at this time to 37% this year. Total revenue increased from Q2 last y...

    Extra Crunch
    Is space truly within reach for startups and VC?
    Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed to pull off something very few people thought it could — by disr...

    6 hours agoDarrell Etherington
    Elon Musk’s Boring Company snags $120 million in new funding
    7 hours agoKirsten Korosec
    Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup The Boring Company has raised its first outside investment through the sale of $120 million in stock, according to a securities filing. The details ...

    Google Cloud’s run rate is now over $8B
    7 hours agoFrederic Lardinois
    It’s been a while since Google last shared any fundamental financial data about its cloud business. In today’s earnings call, though, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who recently installed fo...

    Extra Crunch
    Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC
    7 hours agoJake Bright
    When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big players such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi—wh...

    Bias in AI: A problem recognized but still unresolved
    7 hours agoCyrus Radfar
    Tackling bias in AI requires individuals, organizations and government bodies to take a serious look at the roots of the problem.

    Google says it doubled Pixel sales year-over-year
    7 hours agoFrederic Lardinois
    It looks like the mid-range Pixel 3a is the hit Google surely hoped it would be. Alphabet reported some pretty good earnings today, but the company’s report tends to be pretty generic, given ...

    An inside look at the startup behind Ashton Kutcher’s weird tweets
    Guy Oseary’s latest undertaking, Community, nurtures celebrity-fan relationships through te...

    8 hours agoKate Clark
    Extra Crunch
    How top VCs view the new future of micromobility
    8 hours agoArman Tabatabai
    Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things auton...

    Apple acquiring most of Intel’s smartphone modem business in $1B deal
    8 hours agoBrian Heater
    Apple has entered into a deal to acquire a majority of Intel’s modem business, TechCrunch has learned. The deal, valued at around $1 billion, includes Intel IP, equipment, leases and employee...

    CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019
    8 hours agoEmma Comeau
    Get ready to experience world-class networking TechCrunch-style at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019. On September 5, more than 1,000 of the top enterprise software minds and makers, movers and shakers ...

    Apple could gradually switch to new laptop keyboard mechanism starting this fall
    9 hours agoRomain Dillet
    Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities has released a new report, as Apple Insider spotted. I’ve read the report and it focuses specifically on keyboard suppliers that would...

    Microsoft and the second SoftBank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance
    9 hours agoJonathan Shieber
    It looks like the return of SoftBank’s Vision Fund may be less reliant on murder money and more reliant on Microsoft’s money-making machine for its backing. The rumored involvement of M...

    Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities
    10 hours agoKirsten Korosec
    Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and longer...

    Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule for its 18th ISS mission live
    10 hours agoDarrell Etherington
    Let’s try this again: SpaceX is looking to launch its 18th International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission on Thursday at 6:01 PM ET (3:01 PM PT), a day after it tried to do so a first tim...

    Tulsi Gabbard sues Google over suspended ads
    10 hours agoBrian Heater
    Tulsi Now Inc., the campaign committee for Tulsi Gabbard, filed a lawsuit this week accusing Google of infringing her free speech. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate took the online giant t...

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    Healthcare startups struggle to navigate a business world that’s set up for them to fail – TechCrunch

    Healthcare startups struggle to navigate a business world that’s set up for them to fail – TechCrunch

    TechCrunch - Justin Barad

    Digital health startups seem to be struggling to the point of failure. Many insights into why have addressed how technology’s traditional model of quickly putting out a minimum viable product then finding useful applications and business models isn’t working. The model might work in the general …

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