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Hate Checking Out Early? A Hotel Chain Rethinks The 11 A.M. Rule With “Overstay Checkout”

The Art Series Hotel chain is reexamining the 11 a.m. checkout, allowing patrons to stay in their rooms until they damn well please (or at least until someone else wants to check in).<p>“Overstay. You’re welcome” is the message behind the world’s latest hotel checkout innovation–a new product to be …

Technology Makes Way for Change in Children’s Healthcare

<i>This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post.</i><p>As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child’s …

Health Care
Health Care

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made.<p>The U.S. medical system is absurdly expensive. You knew that already. But you probably didn't realize just how absurdly expensive it is compared to other …

How to Walk 2000 More Steps a Day and Keep Weight Off

If you add just 2000 more steps a day to your regular activities, you may never gain another pound. That's about an extra mile a day of stepping. …

Following the money in health tech: accelerators galore nationwide

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: argus<p>The tech hubs on the coasts aren’t the only places where innovation in digital health is taking root. Last month, …

AstraZeneca unites with biotech firm to forge new cancer treatment

The UK's second biggest drugmaker is to pay biotech company Bind Therapeutics up to $200m (£131m) to develop a cancer medicine, in the latest industry tie-up aimed at replenishing the company's ailing pipeline.<p>AstraZeneca will work with Bind to deliver a potent medicine into tumours with fewer side …

Netflix Beats Analyst Estimates, With 29.2 Million US Subscribers And $1 Billion In Q1 Revenue

Netflix reported positive first-quarter numbers, including revenues of $1.02 billion during the first three months of the year. The company also announced that it added 2 million domestic in the quarter, bringing the total number of subscribers to 29.2 million.<p>The results represent a positive …

Nokia's Bet On Windows Phone Looks Like A Good One So Far

Nokia’s faith in Windows Phone seems to be paying off for now. The company continues to not only dominate the Windows Phone market but also take away market share from rivals such as Samsung and HTC, according to a recently released report by AdDuplex. The usage stats for April show that Nokia has …

When Big Data Doesn't Tell the Truth

It is now clear that the Retail segment is investing in Big Data analytics sources and processes. The often cited reason is that retailers across the board are now seeing Amazon as a formidable competitor. The result is a desire among traditional “bricks and mortar” retailers to understand how …

The Most Productive Drug Companies Of The Past 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, 278 new drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to data from the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation. One hundred-and-seventy-five of them, or 63% of those approvals, came from 41 companies that had at least two new drugs …

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

Your Business Needs To Get Social, Local And Mobile--Fast

Americans are going SoLoMo. They shop socially, search locally and do it all on mobile devices.<p>And if you’re not going SoLoMo like they are, you will quickly be left behind.<p>Recent research by event-promotion company Eventility indicates the importance of SoLoMo for small businesses: 97% of …

How Samsung Competes With Apple In Design

With the Galaxy S 3 and the upcoming S4, Samsung has at least caught up with Apple‘s design ethos. You can question whether or not Samsung is now a better designed product or not, but the word from the street is that kids do not find Apple all that cool – set that against the China market where …

8 Ways To Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

For most people, juggling the demands of a career and a personal life is an ongoing challenge, especially at a time when many companies have slashed their ranks–and expect more from the survivors.<p>Achieving the elusive “work-life balance” can often feel like an impossible goal, especially for people …