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SaaS in 2016: The key trends

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is experiencing healthy growth. It's also diversifying and becoming increasingly, widely adopted.<p>Software-as-a-Service …

SaaS

Silicon Nanoparticles Provide Biocompatible Solution to Cancer Detection and Treatment

When it comes to cancer treatment and nanoparticles, the preference has been to use gold nanoparticles. Silicon nanoparticles, on the other hand, …

Nanotech

Teaching Children How To Code, Without Screens

How a wooden toy called Cubetto may help foster the next generation of digital groundbreakers.<p>It’s generally agreed upon that the ability to code is going to be an invaluable job skill for upcoming generations. So how do you teach preliterate children aged three to seven how to program without …

Limor Fried’s Artful Electronics

In 1880, Giovanni Morelli, a sixty-four-year-old critic and historian from Italy, caused a sensation in the art world. In a book published under the pseudonym Ivan Lermolieff, an anagram of his own name, Morelli argued that the authorship of dozens of paintings then hanging in the great galleries …

SurveyMonkey to Lay Off 100 and Retool Business Product

SurveyMonkey for Business has "not lived up to expectations," CEO Zander Lurie says.<p>Cloud-based polling service SurveyMonkey informed employees today that it is letting go of about 100 people in a plan to retool its product aimed at businesses, which is not living up to expectations.<p>The layoffs …

Silicon Valley

Billion-dollar startup Qualtrics loaned a Tesla X to an Apple employee

Naturally, it surveys its attendees before they come all the way to Utah to find out what they want out of the show.<p>Some of them make some pretty unusual requests, mostly in jest. But Qualtrics' spiky-haired CEO Ryan Smith loves to make customers happy.<p>So he tries to get them what they want.<p>Last …

Bobsled

Elizabeth Holmes Wants You to Have Control of Your Health Info

__Elizabeth Holmes is a Woman of the Year because... "At only 31, she is already proving the outsize impact one fiercely determined individual can have on the lives of so many." __<p><b>—philanthropist Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 2013 Woman of the Year</b><p>The Valley's …

Genetic Engineering

SurveyMonkey buys TechValidate, makes it simpler to publish survey data

What’s the first thing many businesses do with research and data gathered on SurveyMonkey, which amounts to roughly 3 million survey responses per …

Return on Investment

Watch Out For Saas Startups in Asia

<i>Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup.</i><p>As an Asia-based SaaS business founder, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked: “Why did you base your startup in Asia, and not the US?”<p>It’s an appropriate question. For a SaaS business, there’s the usual list of …