Is your company or industry being disrupted by current technology and market place developments? Maybe, maybe not. Determining what’s noise and what’s a signal is crucial. Overreact and you may send your company off course. Do too little and you could put your company at risk.read more
Google on Thursday rejected claims from the European Union’s top antitrust official that the company favored some of its own search results over those of rivals, saying there was significant competition in the region’s online search market and that the company’s services increased choice for local consumers.read more
Nearly 20 years ago, the launch of online payments giant PayPal shook the financial services industry. Now, a new generation of financial technology or “fintech” companies is once again breaking down the oversized doors of the conservative banking business. From facilitating loans to wealth management to mobile payments to tax preparation, fintech companies are attacking traditional — and often inefficient — practices that shut out as many as two billion consumers (most outside the United States) from the most basic financial services.read more
‘We have significantly reduced registration errors and lowered our duplicate medical record rate to 0.11 percent of our patient census’
Offering a novel answer to a complex security challenge, Imprivata has introduced PatientSecure, a patient identification tool that uses palm vein biometrics to link patients with their EHRs.read more
Earlier this month in Austin, a cyclist and a Google self-driving car met at a four-way stop. This likely wasn’t the first time a Google self-driving vehicle has encountered a cyclist at a four-way stop. The company’s vehicles have driven more than 1.1 million miles in autonomous mode.read more
It may be a hassle, but in a crowded field, it’s necessary.
Hardware and software innovation has touched innumerable areas of modern life, but none perhaps as personal as medical technology. For the companies and rising startups hoping to redefine how we care for ourselves, innovation is about more than creativity or convenience—it can be a matter of life and death.read more
The hardest decision you’ll ever make is to move on; before you do answer these 5 questions.
As entrepreneurs we believe in our ability to build the future more than anyone else possibly could. In our mind there is never any doubt that what we are creating is needed by the world. That’s why we will risk our fortunes, homes, even our relationships to achieve our goals. I’ve been there, done that, many times.read more
SAN FRANCISCO — As stock markets have tumbled, public company shareholders were not the only ones wondering what would become of their portfolios. Venture capitalists also began fretting about whether the plunge — which resulted last week in the worst week for American stocks since 2011 and a renewed sell-off on Monday — would cool the heady market for shares of private companies, especially in Silicon Valley.read more
Researchers at MIT have just unveiled the ability to 3-D-print beautiful glass objects. While humanity has been forming, blowing and molding glass objects for more than 4,500 years, this is the first time that a 3-D printer has been used to process glass from a molten state to an annealed product.read more
SAN FRANCISCO — One hallmark of the current technology boom is a generation of start-ups valued at $1 billion or more by investors. Now meet the start-ups-in-waiting that may be next to reach that mark, if the white-hot market continues.read more