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Unscaling The Healthcare Economy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Hemant Taneja is a partner at General Catalyst.</i><p>Healthcare delivery has always been among the top targets for founders seeking to dramatically improve our lives while building great businesses. Yet, with very few exceptions, most founders find it difficult to build scalable …

Bill Maris, the Man Behind Google Ventures, Wants to Redefine Silicon Valley Economics

How do you pick a winner? Carefully.<p>Bill Maris is unimpressed with the mechanics of Silicon Valley venture capital.<p>He sees a lot of short bets on incremental advances and copycat apps. He thinks partners get paid for putting money to work — not for making ambitious bets.<p>From the start, Maris sought …

The Best iPad Apps of 2017

These 50 apps will transform your iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro into the ultimate slate computer for work and play.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Where to Watch the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup (June 12-July 13) is one of the biggest international sports tournaments. Where are the best restaurants and bars in New York …

Financing Round Puts Uber Valuation into the Stratosphere | Inc.com

The sharing economy got a huge vote of confidence Friday.<p>Car-sharing company Uber has confirmed it closed a $1.2 billion round of funding that makes it, at nearly $18.2 billion, the most valuable startup ever, following a direct investment round.<p>Yes, that's right: $18.2 billion (Although Uber …

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New details: Apple's new health wearable will be lined with sensors

A new report today cites “industry sources” saying that Apple is working on a health wearable that it will release next October.<p>The story, from Nikkei Asian Review, says the new watch-like wearable will run on iOS 8, and will be equipped with a centralized function to manage users’ biometric …

Inside Apple & The Mayo Clinic’s New Partnership

This week Apple revealed a partnership with the Mayo Clinic over two years in the making. The goal? iPhones that make you healthier.<p>This fall, Apple is set to release a new Health app for the iPhone and a new health care API for developers, HealthKit, designed to integrate data from Fitbits, …

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FORTUNE — With a few swipes on his iPhone, Jonathan Bush, the animated CEO of Athenahealth and cousin of former president George W., zooms in on a chart of his company’s stock price displayed on the screen. He doesn’t normally bother to check the share price of Athena (ATHN), he says, but it’s been …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

Robyn Cruises Around In Volvo’s Newest “Made In Sweden” Commercial

Veteran Swedish popster Robyn chose homeland icon Volvo to be her first commercial endorsement, but it’s far from a typical car ad. Directed by Max Vitali, who also happens to be Robyn’s boyfriend, it’s basically a music video for the pop star’s new song with Royksöpp called “Monument.”<p>Its launch …

Tristram Wyatt: The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

This Tiny Device Fits On Your Keychain And Measures The Calories In Your Dinner

The SCiO, a handheld “pocket molecular sensor” available now on Kickstarter, gives you the data on your food.<p>The holy grail for dieters–a way to accurately and easily measure the calories and fat in the food that’s on our plates and entering our mouths–is getting closer to reality.<p>The SCiO, a …

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10 Pinterest Boards That Will Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

Allow us to introduce you to some seriously beautiful travel inspiration boards.<p>When Pinterest introduced their map feature in November, our heads nearly burst with ways we could utilize this amazing new tool. So with summer vacation just around the corner, we scoured Pinterest to find the ten …

10 Cool Nature Retreats With Unbelievable Views

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?<p><b>Chole Mjini, Chole Island, Tanzania</b><p>Chole Mjini bills itself as a "castaway fantasy." Located on remote Chole Island in Tanzania, the hotel is based in the heart of the …

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With 24 Million Students, Codecademy Is Bigger Than You Thought

Way back in the heady days of early 2012, Codecademy became a darling of New York tech world after attracting 200,000 students in seven days through its wildly popular Code Year campaign. There were write-ups in just about every press outlet you can imagine, including this one. After that splash of …

A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work

Medical professionals can’t possibly keep up with every new treatment for every disease. Now they can easily gain access to the collective wisdom of their profession.<p>A good doctor keeps up with the latest research and listens closely to patients. But even the best doctor can’t possibly know every …

Park Slope's Best Ice Cream Shop Makes Great Cake, Too

Italian import <b>L'Albero dei Gelati</b> may best be known for its ice cream, but it's really a full-service cheese and sweets shop, and if you're getting some of their excellent gelato, an order of cake shouldn't come too far behind.<p>The Italian-style cakes aren't like lofty, neat-crumbed American layer …

NYC's Best New Restaurants For Spring 2014

Once again, the crowded world of NYC dining is being shaken up by a bevy of new restaurants this spring. We're enlivened by this, however, as it is …

The Exceptional Traveler: Adventure in the Caribbean

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #13 Adventure in the Caribbean</b><p><b>Any typical resort vacation in the Caribbean can be turned into an exciting adventure by</b> …

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Smorgasburg preview: The outdoor food fair returns April 5th. Here’s what to eat, and where!

The beloved Brooklyn food extravaganza Smorgasburg kicks off its annual outdoor season this Saturday, with twenty new vendors joining the ranks of …

23andMe Ticked Off FDA Regulators. How Smart Health-Care Startups Win Them Over | Inc.com

During the government shutdown last fall, a slice of the Silicon Valley startup crowd was almost gleeful at the fact that they didn't know what was going on in Washington and didn't think it was their job to care.<p>You can bet none of those people were running health care startups. While other …

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FORTUNE — Early on in <i>Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits</i>, co-authors Jeremy Eden and Terri Long quote Warren Buffett: “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”<p>Those small steps to greater efficiency, and …

The Luxury Cars With The Best Value

Luxury cars these days have gotten so plush that automakers have really got to push to make their most high-priced wares seem special.<p>It’s not enough to have a dozen cup holders in your ride—now you need <i>motorized</i> cup holders like in the Cadillac CTS, or a full-on champagne cooler like in the …

How Paying Attention Can Change Your Career

A mindfulness expert reflects on more than 35 years of research, finding we perform better when we turn off the auto-pilot.<p>Ever drive to work and not remember how you got there? Maybe you’re preoccupied with an upcoming deadline at work, or a fight with your significant other, or the million other …

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FORTUNE — Timing the market, to many investors, is a science akin to fortune-telling or tarot cards. Financial experts warn retail shareholders constantly: Don’t try this at home. Yet with the market going on a sixth year of gains and hovering near record-high levels, the bull seems more vulnerable …

With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point

With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to keep pace with the increasing demand. Preserving a high standard of care amidst the waiting room …