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Read Alexis Madrigal's article. What is real? This year’s challenge will be to navigate the election without talking about it. Let me know how I’m doing. And please join me if you want to be sane.
In the near future, you'll be able to learn about your health condition by simply sticking a patch on your skin. Researchers at Northwestern University developed a wearable device that can monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat…
francine hardawayWe are making great strides In monitoring and diagnosing things, but the cost is often prohibitive.
Jeffrey Katzenberg insists that his new video-streaming service Quibi isn't competing against Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, or any of the other streaming services that have launched or are launching soon. You've got it all wrong. You're not…
francine hardawayI honestly have no idea how or why this would be successful, but they've raised $1 billion. That's almost a guarantee of failure.
The Washington Post
– Jan 6, 4:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — After California state legislators passed a new law with the intention of transforming Uber drivers and other contractors into employees late last year, executives at the ride-hailing giant sprang into action. Uber's chief…
francine hardawayUber knows that if it tries to comply with the law it can’t stay in business.
With the presidential election on the horizon, numerous healthcare issues still left unresolved, and the nation's politics more polarized than ever, the new year is shaping up to be a veritable warzone for medical-related, legislative concerns. For…
francine hardawayObama care one was a compromise. You’ll see, MEDICARE for all will end up being a compromise, too. The system needs to be blown up and restarted.
To be alive in 2020 and connected to the vast information network is to experience a rich confusion of images, videos, social-media posts, and reportage about everything, all the time. The latest example: a Ukrainian airliner crash outside Tehran.
francine hardawayThis is how I feel. It's almost like there isn't any reality. It's like the Buddhists say, The world is emptiness populated by your thoughts. This explains perfectly why the country is so divided.
The Coinbase Blog
– Jan 2, 11:24 AM
The decade started off with cryptocurrency being totally unregulated. Coinbase was (as far as I know) the first crypto company to really take regulation seriously because we felt it would increase adoption long term. We started applying for money…
francine hardawayThe big change over the past decade is that crypto became almost worthless as an investment
Kristina Simmons, an investor at Khosla Ventures, is one of many women who decided to freeze her eggs. Thousands of women do this every year, for a variety of reasons: Because they don't want kids now but worry that their eggs will no longer be…
francine hardawayDespite the need, women’s health, or “femtech,” has historically been underfunded by venture capitalists. According to Pitchbook, total investments globally barely cracked $100 million five years ago. But it is all changing
Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device A French start-up hopes to radically reduce the amount of time people take to brush their teeth. Y-Brush claims that its product only requires 10 seconds to complete a deep-clean. Zoe…
francine hardawayIt wouldn't be CES week without something cool and unnecessary from CES. Meet the Y-Brush. Bad name.
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francine hardawayNew York has a glut of expensive condos. Everyone thought investors from out of the country would want to live in New York or at least on a condo there, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Maybe we all chip in and buy a timeshare in New York?
Our situation became clear when my friend ran through Trader Joe's screaming 'ALEXA WHAT TIME IS IT?' This wasn't a cringey mockumentary comedy segment. It's the way we live now. I'm certain San Francisco's sea of terrified Postmates and Prime…
francine hardawayHow quickly we have become dependent on all these tech toys that surveil us.