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 Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare community...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sumit Mehra | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Price strategy is emerging as a critical path for companies to increase their competitive advantage, and bottom line. Many companies have spent years achieving gains through cost cutting, outsourcing, process re-engineering and the adoption of innovative...
From: TechCrunch | By: Per Sjofors | Sunday, December 28, 2014
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 Succeeding as a modern, high-tech marketer means adapting to accelerating changes in technology—whether that’s leveraging Facebook’s newest features, segmenting customers with even more granularity, or finding a new platform for viral distribution...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Sills | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Lest you held any lingering hope in your heart of hearts that Aereo would somehow rise from the grave, let them be gone — the courts have just given the greenlight for the company to be pieced apart and its parts sold to the highest bidder. Read...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 The technology sector had a rough year in Washington. In the face of growing political spending, increasing economic might and stumbling government agencies, tech got nearly nothing it wanted in 2014. NSA reform died, as did copyright reform, and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm,Cat Zakrzewski | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26. 1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be...
From: TechCrunch | By: Travis Bernard | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Crowdfunding is enabling new fashion startups to fight against the industry norm of manufacturing in Asia by bringing production closer to home thanks to lower minimum orders, willing local manufacturers and the trend of unique, customized clothing....
From: TechCrunch | By: Dennis Mitzner | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 North Korea blamed the U.S. and called President Obama a “monkey” today when both the Internet and mobile network went down for the third time this week. However, it’s still not clear who’s behind the Internet outages. “Obama always goes...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Following an incident in which one of its drivers allegedly raped a female passenger in New Delhi, ride-hailing company Uber has announced additional safety measures it is taking in India. Those precautions were announced ahead of a hearing that the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 In an essay posted on his website, Paul Graham, the co-founder and former head of YCombinator, loudly called for an increase in skilled immigration. Writing with an intensity that is unusual in his writing, Graham argued that “The US has less than...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Following through on threats of a Christmas hack, a Twitter account claiming affiliation with Anonymous released a list of what it says are usernames and passwords for 13,000 accounts on Amazon, PlayStation, XBox Live, Hulu Plus, Walmart and other...
From: TechCrunch | By: Cat Zakrzewski | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Walmart has teamed up with the gift card exchange website CardCash to launch a new Walmart-branded site where consumers can exchange their unwanted gift cards – many of which were likely received over the holidays – for a Walmart card instead....
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Next year will be big for healthcare. We felt small tremors in 2014 of the seismic changes underway. In 2015, I predict five changes to the core of the US healthcare system: insurance, pharmaceuticals, supplies, medical services and payments. Let’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Julie Papanek | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 Smartphones are changing us, at least according to researchers at the Institute of Neuroinformatics of the University of Zurich. It seems that as we moved from phones with buttons – Blackberrys and even feature phones – the parts of our brain associated...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl, I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. It turns out that yes, the Bitcoin Bowl is promoting Bitpay, a Bitcoin-processign startup — but it’s also real college football game that’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 As we approach the doldrums of winter what could be more cheerful than hours of incessant Minecrafting with you and your loved ones? While you can easily run a server on any computer (the program requires a server app to run in conjunction with a client...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 On beautiful green fields around the U.S., college and professional football players are facing up to 100Gs of rapid deceleration from helmet-to-helmet collisions each week. The result? Concussions and, sometimes, permanent brain injury. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Tishin Donkersley | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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 This week we’ve got a very special, very delayed episode of the TechCrunch GameCast. Darrell Etherington, Ed Zitron, and myself chatted about open-world games, noting the best of side quests, getting around, and keeping things from getting too stale....
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell,Darrell Etherington | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Anthropology is the study of humans, and little fascinates me more than watching humans interact with technology. We express such a broad range of emotions when we use our gadgets and devices, from delight at a beautiful user experience to deep anger...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Slowly but surely, though, people are finding truly good, novel uses for drones. Stopping rhino poaching! Finding skiers lost in the alps! And now… saving you from drowning? Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 This year we’ve seen major acquisitions in the connected home space, tons of chatter around #bendgate, AI entered center stage with Cortana and Amazon’s Echo, and Kim Kardashian is now available in app form. But that’s enough of looking back....
From: TechCrunch | By: Benjamin Chen | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Amazon stuck with its mystery theme for this year’s holiday sales performance review, saying things like “record-breaking” and “record growth” without really talking about actual solid numbers or dollars. The company did reveal some stats...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Tesla isn’t done with its iconic Roadster. The company just took the wraps off the next generation of the sport car. Chief among the updates is a new 400 mile range, which will allow drives from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Tesla notes that it expects...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 It’s pretty clear that the Sony Pictures hack was neither an act of war or particularly belligerent. As Marc Rogers of CloudFlare and DEF CON notes, finding out who performed a hack, even one as ham-handed as this one, is difficult. Hackers with...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Bitcoin is still in its early stages of market development. We are going through a slow process of realizing how data is where we will make our next evolutionary leaps in advancement. For this reason I have been working in bitcoin and on bitcoin blockchain...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lisa Cheng | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 LG is partnering up with Mercedes-Benz as it looks enable a smarter, more autonomous driving experience for the future. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Popcorntime.io has added an optional VPN to its free movie and TV show streaming service, which is Hollywood’s worst nightmare, but users will have to pay to use it. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 Yesterday, Sony made “The Interview” available online through Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Xbox Video. Unfortunately, the film was restricted to the U.S. only, so viewers in other countries either had to celebrate Christmas with a Yule Log...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 The National Security Agency (NSA) on Christmas Eve released a grip of compliance reports  that detail its own admitted failures to always operate inside the orbit of the law. The reports spanned a 12 year period, from 2001 to 2013.  According to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, December 26, 2014
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 The first iteration of Google Glass was a flop with consumers (almost from the beginning), most wearables ultimately go unworn, and even boosters bemoan the state of the current wearable market for consumers. Amid all the gloom there’s one trillion dollar...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas might find themselves unable to connect and play with friends, thanks to a coordinated attack by hackers who claim to have taken down the two largest gaming networks. On what might be the biggest gaming...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 A popular post on Quora by an early-stage startup founder triggered over 100 responses and more than 150,000 views — myself included. In the post, the founder (who remained anonymous) asked the community for some advice …. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Drew Austin | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 So you got a drone for Christmas (or an unmanned flying vehicle, as the FAA likes to call it, or a quadcopter, if you prefer). That’s awesome. But don’t just head into your backyard and try to fly it without any preparation (unless it’s one...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 At Emergence Capital, we have had the opportunity to invest in visionaries such as Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie and David Sacks who have built major enterprise cloud applications that have formed the basis of the next generation of business software around...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alison Wagonfeld | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 Facebook has again unleashed its Year In Review app, automatically compiling some of the most-liked photos from your feeds over 2014 and puts them into a neat little timeline. When you sign into Facebook, you’ll see an advertisement to check out...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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