Tag: Innovation

Fortnite ‘The End’ Live Event: Start-Time, Chapter 3 New Map And What To Expect

Fortnite Credit: Epic Games This is the end, beautiful friend. Of everything that stands. No more safety or surprise. The blue bus is calling us. Driver where you taking us? Fortnite’s Chapter 2 has been a mixed bag. The map is pretty lackluster. The challenges have gotten increasingly terrible. But we’ve had some good seasons. […]

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Report: Walgreens May Sell Or Spin Off European Boots Drugstores

A media report out of the United Kingdom says Walgreens Boots Alliances is evaluating the … [+] possibility of selling or spinning off the company’s more than 2,000 Boots pharmacies. Boots chemist sign logo. (Photo by: Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Universal Images Group via Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance is reviewing options […]

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Is The Era Of Stay-At-Home Stocks Over? Here’s Why Zoom, Peloton And Others Have Slumped In 2021

Topline Popular stay-at-home stocks like Peloton and Zoom, which surged during the height of pandemic lockdowns in 2020, have taken a beating this year as investors increasingly focus on companies that will benefit from the economy reopening and consumers returning to in-person activities. Some of the pandemic’s hottest stay-at-home stocks have undergone brutal selloffs this […]

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American Interdependence, Democracy, and Innovation

Author and legal scholar Zephyr Teachout, currently running for New York State Attorney General, will appear at the Health+Wealth of America conference on December 16th. Will American democracy survive? It’s a sad question many of us are asking these days. It’s also the title of the opening session at our Health+Wealth of America conference on […]

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The Evolution and Death of the Electronic Medical Record

This may sound odd coming from someone like me who has long worked in healthcare technology, and especially as the literal co-founder of an EMR company, but in the same way that we saw paper patient records heading toward extinction decades back, the EMR as we know it is beginning to wobble. It’s like an aging […]

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‘Hawkeye’ Episode 2 Review: Clint Barton Goes LARPing

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE Credit: Disney / Chuck Zlotnick I really enjoy Hawkeye so far. Marvel’s latest Disney Plus live-action show is basically a six-episode Christmas special about Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and his young protégé, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). I recapped and reviewed episode 1 already, and I’m late […]

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Best Buy Ventures Into Healthcare, Paying $400 Million For Current Health

Late last month, famed consumer electronics company Best Buy announced a revolutionary move: investing in healthcare. The press release detailed Best Buy’s decision to acquire Current Health, “a leading care-at-home technology platform that brings together remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and patient engagement into a single solution for healthcare organizations.” Deborah Di Sanzo, President of Best […]

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Lightspeed China Raises $920 Million For Tech Investment

Lightspeed China founding partner James Mi Forbes China Lightspeed China Partners, whose founding partner James Mi ranked No. 51 on the 2021 Forbes Midas List, has raised $460 million for its Lightspeed China Partners V and $460M for its Lightspeed China Partners Select II. The capital raised marks the largest fundraising rounds in its history, […]

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Should Tesla Have Built Its European Gigaplant In The UK Instead Of Germany?

Tesla’s plans to start manufacturing cars in Germany don’t seem to be progressing as well as hoped. Elon Musk has been railing against German red tape, which has delayed the opening of the Berlin Gigafactory. Now he has walked away from a huge European grant. The reasons for the latter aren’t so much about bureaucracy, […]

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Did FOX Hosts Suggest Omicron Covid-19 Coronavirus Variant Is Made Up?

Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth (pictured here) along with Will Cain discussed the new Omicron … [+] variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Fox & Friends and tied it to surprise, surprise, politics. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) GC Images You can’t make this stuff up. On Saturday, Fox & Friends TV show hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy, […]

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PS Plus Free Games For December Leaked Online

Here are the leaked PlayStation Plus games for December. Credit: Playstack Once again, the PlayStation Plus lineup has leaked online. The three games Sony is giving away to PS Plus subscribers next month is actually pretty good, too! That’s a nice change from quite a few fairly lackluster offerings lately. See the free games for […]

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Vaccine Shares Soar As Dow Drops 1,000 Points, Oil Tumbles Over New Covid Variant Concerns

Topline Shares of Covid-19 vaccine makers soared Friday as oil and stocks plunged marking their worst day of the year as fears over a new, possibly vaccine-resistant variant of coronavirus sent shockwaves through global markets and triggered new travel restrictions around the world.   A new coronavirus variant was identified in South Africa. AFP via Getty […]

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‘Battlefield 2042’ Update #2 Patch Notes: Bug Fixes, Nerfs, Bullet Spread And More

Battlefield 2042’s second update fixes some, but far from all, of the game’s many problems. Credit: DICE/EA Battlefield 2042’s second major update since launch dropped over Thanksgiving Day. Update 0.2.2. includes The update nerfs some overpowered vehicles such as the LCAA Hovercraft, MD540 Nightbird, KA-520 Super Hokum and the AH-64GX Apache Warchief. One major—and incredibly […]

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Are The Emerging Titans Of AdTech Credible Competition To Google And Facebook?

If there’s one truism in digital advertising, it’s that there’s Google, there’s Facebook, and then there’s everyone else. After all, the adtech duopoly raked in 65% of digital ad revenue in 2021, according to eMarketer. But could we be on the cusp of a reversal of this decade-long trend? According to a November eMarketer report, […]

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Don’t Clutter Footways With England’s Official Electric Vehicle Charging Points, Urge Charities

The new and official electric vehicle charging point from the U.K. government is pictured here on … [+] the sidewalk. DfT The U.K. Department for Transport (DfT) has wheeled out the winning design for an England-wide electric vehicle charging point. The designer said the charge point would not “negatively impact pedestrians and other road users.” […]

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EU Regulator Clears Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine For Children Aged 5 To 11

Topline The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 on Thursday, paving the way for countries to expand access to the shot as the bloc struggles to contain a new wave of infections.  EMA authorized the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for use in kids […]

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Force Your Family To Watch Netflix’s #1 Show This Thanksgiving, ‘Arcane’

League of Legends: Arcane Netflix As you gather together for Thanksgiving this year, I suppose you can watch football, or you can watch something even better, Netflix’s new smash hit, Arcane. Tis the season to spread the gospel of Arcane to your friends and family, and if you need actual, hard data to back up […]

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Malaysian Tycoon Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia Launches Parcel Delivery Service To Tap E-Commerce Boom

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images AirAsia Group—controlled by Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes—has launched a parcel delivery service as the loss-making budget airline seeks to tap the e-commerce boom across Southeast Asia. The new service, called AirAsia Xpress, is the company’s latest venture as it expands its digital business to shore […]

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Amazon Care Inks Deal With Hilton, Yet Again Proving Its Might In Innovative Disruption

Amazon’s long list of accomplishments just grew a one line-item longer: a newly inked and ground-breaking deal with one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Hilton. The deal entails Hilton employees being able to access Amazon’s healthcare platform for on-demand medical services, upending the traditional model of employee health insurance services. This deal is a […]

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Government Lab Says Unexpected Blackout Proved Resilience Of 100% Renewables

Turbines surround the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Flatiron campus. U.S. Dept of Energy A transformer exploded last October at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Flatirons campus in Colorado, cutting off the lab’s connection to the grid and shutting down NREL’s offices, servers and research hardware. But the lab was surrounded by the solar panels, wind […]

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Covid Surge ‘Worse Than Anything We’ve Seen’: Germany Mulls Tough Restrictions As Europe Targets Unvaccinated With Lockdown, Compulsory Shots

Topline German Chancellor Angela Merkel said boosting vaccination rates will not be enough to contain soaring coronavirus infections across the country, Bloomberg reported, calling for tough action as countries across Europe come down hard on the unvaccinated and prepare drastic measures to smother the outbreak.  European countries are implementing pandemic restrictions for the unvaccinated. AFP […]

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‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Season 7, Episode 6 Review: Won’t Somebody Make It Stop?

Fear The Walking Dead © 2021 AMC Film Holdings LLC. All Rights Reserved. There’s a scene in the Coen Brothers’ 1987 comedy Raising Arizona that I think about from time to time. In it, Gale (John Goodman) and his idiot buddy Evelle (William Forsythe) have just robbed a bank and fled the scene along with […]

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Here’s How Blind Curves Could Stir Up Knuckle-Gripping Jitters About AI Self-Driving Cars

Traversing blind curves is troubling for human drivers and can be equally dicey for AI self-driving … [+] cars. getty Think about the last time that you found yourself driving a particularly treacherous blind curve. Pretty darned scary, I’d bet. Indeed, I realize that even the mere act of thinking about such an alarming encounter […]

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New ‘Warzone’ WWII Pacific Map Has Been Delayed

Warzone’s new Pacific map has been delayed. Credit: Activision The new WWII-themed Warzone map has been delayed—for the second time according to some people with inside information. Officially, the new Caldera map, which takes place on a South Pacific island during World War II, was slated for a December 3rd/4th rollout. Owners of Call Of […]

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Hong Kong Fintech Startup Airwallex Raises Another Nine Figures In Funding

Jack Zhang, cofounder and CEO of Airwallex. Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg Airwallex, a fintech startup headquartered in Hong Kong, has raised $100 million in a funding round—just two months after it raised $200 million from investors including Lone Pine Capital, 1835i Ventures and Israeli-Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s DST Global. The latest funding round was led by Lone […]

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This Week In XR: Ultraleap’s $82 Million Series D, HIKKY Social VR Gets $57 Million, And Nreal Is Here!

The photo does not do it justice. Nreal The highly anticipated Nreal $599 mixed reality glasses are launching in the US on Verizon today. My review unit sits beside me, awaiting its 5G sim card. The makers of TopGolf ProPutt, one of the Quest’s gems, launched Golf+ on the Quest today. It’s the best golf […]

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CVS Taps Pharmacy Leader To ‘Enhance’ HealthHub Store Formats

Signage at a CVS Pharmacy store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. … [+] Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg © 2021 Bloomberg Finance LP CVS Health has created a new chief pharmacy officer position to oversee the drugstore chain’s “omni channel pharmacy strategy” that includes an “enhanced version” of the company’s fast-growing […]

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