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It's fun to visit San Francisco and speak to many of the young companies there and the 'old' residents who are putting up with the quality of life issues here. I'm going to make another connection between AZ and SF, this one in biotech.
Kaiser Health News
– Oct 18, 10:00 PM
With no insurance through his job, Jose Nuñez relied on Medicaid, the nation's public insurance program that assists 75 million low-income Americans. Like most people on Medicaid, the Los Angeles trucker was assigned to a private insurance…
francine hardawayAnd this is why people hate private insurer providing health care.
Unlike many Silicon Valley CEOs, 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki is constantly reminding her employees of an uncomfortable truth: “we mess with people's lives.” “You tell someone that they're a carrier for BRCA, or you tell someone…
francine hardaway“One of the things that we think about with 23andMe is just promoting scientific literacy, because it’s important for people to know what is real'
The Financial Times
George Parker and Laura Hughes
– Oct 22, 11:19 AM
Theresa May has set out a four-point plan to unblock Brexit talks in Brussels, in a House of Commons statement that left open the possibility of Britain staying closely tied to the EU in an extended transition until 2021. After a week in which Mrs…
francine hardawayI can't figure out how she is going to accomplish the Brexit goal, especially since no one wants it anymore.
Anger has a peculiar power in democracies. Skillfully deployed before the right audience, it cuts straight to the heart of popular politics. It is attention-getting, drowning out the buzz of news cycles. It is inherently personal and thereby hard…
francine hardawayI love when someone writes like this about our history and reminds us that it has al happened before.
Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned. Iribe is leaving Facebook following some internal shake-ups at the company's virtual reality arm last week that saw the…
francine hardawayIs this the exit of the idealists or just time for a change?
66% of Americans are now in favor of legalizing marijuana, marking the third consecutive year that support has increased and hit an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll. Why it matters: Michigan and North Dakota will vote on election day…
francine hardawayThe US will have to legalize for tax purposes
The 2017-2018 flu season was a bad one. The dominant viral strain, H3N2, was a particularly severe form of influenza, leading to widespread and serious illness across the country. The flu and its complications killed around 80,000 people last year…
francine hardawayAlways good advice. If nothing else it activates your immune system.
A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it's near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they're vacuuming up a ton of new data that we'd never normally…
francine hardawayObviously they spy on you...that's your choice. I choose 'who cares?'
The three major companies named in a Bloomberg report that claimed that their hardware had been infected with tiny Chinese spy chips are calling on the news service to retract the story. Bloomberg claimed in the report that Chinese intelligence had…
francine hardawayI wonder where that came from. Bloomberg is usually very reliable.