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8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Innovation<p>Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these …

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TownSquared quietly picks up $5.26M to create local business communities

Nextdoor gave people a way to stay informed about the happenings in their neighborhood, and Townsquared is doing the same for businesses and their communities. It also just nabbed a sweet $5.26 million to do so.<p>We noticed that the company filed a Form D today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

The Defense Department’s data strategy: Huge, massive and distributed

Ely Kahn has spent more than a decade working in the national security world, including stints at the Transportation Safety Administration, …

So you think you have nothing to hide...

Governments at the local, state, and federal level increasingly collect troves of sensitive information about where we go, what we read, who we know, …

Snowden leaks have permanently damaged the NSA [Commentary]

On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals …

Data Brokers Can Be Frighteningly Accurate and Laughably Wrong

<b>This essay is excerpted from</b> <b>Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance</b><b>, by Julia Angwin,</b> …

Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …