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Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

Medicine, meet Big Data.<p>For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the patient immediately in front of them.<p>But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced.<p>"That's …

Medicine

IBM to invest $3-billion in new ‘Internet of Things’ unit

IBM is investing $3-billion (U.S.) to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses.<p>IBM estimates that 90 per cent of all data …

Internet of Things

Sundar Pichai's Plan To Keep Google Almighty

If it works, do it again. And again.<p>That’s Sundar Pichai’s approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around the globe who use Android phones amid growing investor concern that Google’s core business is slowing down.<p>In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with …

Sundar Pichai

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>. Join Nir at this year’s</i> <i>Habit Summit</i> <i>at Stanford on March 24th, 2015.</i><p>My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay …

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

This startup can run apps on Amazon’s cloud for 1/10th of the regular price

The engineers at startup ClusterK know a heck of a lot about an often overlooked part of popular cloud provider Amazon Web Services called Spot Instances, where you can name your price for using slices of servers in the Amazon cloud. ClusterK has figured out a way to run complex applications on …

Cloud Computing

The Army Of Ghostwriters Behind King Content

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aimee Millwood covers e-commerce marketing, growth and engagement for the Yotpo blog.</i><p>Before I quit ghostwriting, I wrote for publications like Forbes, Inc., The Next Web, and even TechCrunch. I worked as a behind-the-scenes magician, penning content that helped CEOs and companies gain …

What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

This week Google’s Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense, invisible — because it will be embedded into everything we interact with.<p>“The Internet will disappear,” he predicted (via The Hollywood Reporter). …

StartupBlink Maps Startups and Accelerators Worldwide

Ever wonder where the next startup boom might happen around the globe? A close look at StartupBlink might be of help. The site features a world map of startups, accelerator programs, coworking spaces and more.<p>While it’s hard to say exactly how many startups there are on Earth, StartupBlink knows …

Ben Horowitz

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Internet of Things

5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won’t exist 15–20 years from now. Here are five sectors to …

‘Data Scientist’ Replaces ‘Social Media Scientist’ In LinkedIn’s 2014 Top Skills List

What a difference one short year makes. In 2013, my position of ‘Social Media Scientist’ which focuses on ‘social media marketing’ for clients and …

Public Relations

Reviewing Oculus' launch titles for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

<b>Update</b>: <i>Oculus added several new high-profile apps right before Christmas, and, after checking them twice, we added them to our list.</i><p>The Gear VR is …

Hydrogen from Biomass - MIT Technology Review

A small company in Madison, WI has developed a novel way to generate hydrogen cheaply and cleanly from biomass.<p>In the next couple of weeks, the …

Biomass

3 Principles of Innovation for Startups and Small Businesses

Red Mango's Dan Kim explains why innovation should be a core value at every company, regardless of size or industry.<p><i>Dan Kim is the founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. He has a successful track record leading new product introductions, innovative brand partnerships, creative marketing</i> …

Innovation

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock<p>Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an …

Enevate’s dense battery tech crams more power into your phone

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Enevate<p>Although we’ve seen amazing technological progress in mobile devices for the past decade, they’re still held …

Google Just Made Another Smart Move In Its War With Microsoft

It is rolling out a better, more sophisticated program to attract partners, called "resellers," to help it sell.<p>And one big thing it will do is paying its most successful resellers a bigger commission.<p>Currently, the standard commission it pays is 20%, sources close to Google told the Wall Street …

Google Apps

Rocket Internet’s Helpling Mops Up $17M For Its Cleaners-On-Demand Service

Helpling, the Rocket Internet-backed cleaners-on-demand service, has tidied in a nice little sum of its own after announcing $17 million in fresh funding. Investors in this Series A round include Mangrove Capital, Phenomen Ventures, Point Nine Capital and Delivery Hero chairman Lukasz …

Google Execs Have Ideas on How to Run Your Business - MIT Technology Review

Google is daring, creative, and by multiple accounts an enviable place to work—but is the way it’s run a model for other companies to follow? After …

New Relic Files To Go Public

New Relic, a company that provides app-monitoring on a SaaS-basis, filed to go public today. The company intends to use the ticker symbol “NEWR” in the flotation, and its offering is underwritten by Moran Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and four other groups.<p>The company’s financials appear to be strong, when …

Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

Microsoft's fitness tracking ambitions are not small.<p>Yusuf Mehdi is sitting at a conference table at the company's campus in Redmond, WA, crossed legs revealing the sneakers he's wearing, talking to me on Skype as he swipes through a presentation on his Surface. Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President …

Salesforce.com Will Soon Reveal Its Next $1 Billion Initiative: Healthcare

The Benioffs have been working with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) on building this hospital since 2010.<p>It turns out that all that exposure to the way hospitals do business has given Benioff ideas.<p>His company is set to announce in November a new initiative to sell cloud …

Marc Benioff

IBM And Twitter Just Announced A Huge New Partnership

IBM is going to help businesses use Twitter data to help them understand their customers, businesses and other trends.<p>Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty worked "personally" together on the deal, Rometty said in an IBM conference that announced the deal.<p>There are three parts to the …

Cognitive Computing

Why This Man Left His Fabulous $255,000 Job At Microsoft To Bootstrap A Startup

It struck a nerve, read by more than 400,000 people (and counting) and attracting more than 1,300 comments (and counting) so far, most of them supportive (he's read them all), he told Business Insider.<p>Herscher's story goes like this: For nearly the past decade, Microsoft offered him a stable career …

Employment