What’s worth $1 billion? Drones, HR benefits software, and the offerings of 106 other private companies worldwide who have “unicorn” valuations, according to a private business data provider CB Insights.
The New York-based company has created a real-time unicorn tracker to... Read more »
Two recent happenings prompted this column. First, Orexigen Therapeutics drew fire from, well, nearly everyone earlier this month for an improper release of data related to its weight-loss drug Contrave. The second happening is Memorial Day weekend.
I’m assuming you, like... Read more »
Putting a number on gender inequality issues can bring attention to the scale of such matters.
During Internet Week New York, Chelsea Clinton presented data and findings from a report by the No Ceilings project, which gave a snapshot of progress... Read more »
This week’s headlines are all about second chances and new beginnings. A gene therapy company that survived on bridge loans many years ago is now one of biotech’s biggest stars. A company developing a therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is starting... Read more »
Synlogic has already attracted some $35 million from investors on both coasts, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue a science fiction-like idea to make customized disease-killing bacteria. Now, the Cambridge, MA-based startup has brought in a well-known former... Read more »
Graffiti artist-turned-entrepreneur Marc Ecko shared some candid opinions about the evolution of media during his fireside chat at the Internet Week New York conference, currently running in the city.
By his reckoning, the traditional ways of understanding and targeting audiences are... Read more »
Under a collaboration announced today, San Diego-based Cypher Genomics said it would use its biomarker discovery service to help New Jersey’s Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) identify key genetic variants among patients who respond well to specific drugs.
If successful, the... Read more »
Many modern advertising campaigns still start with a prime time TV commercial, but any Mad Man worth his salt follows that up with social and digital media strategies, measuring everything along the way.
Except the kind of detailed, real-time analytics advertisers expect... Read more »
It is safe to say the conversation on diversity in tech needs to move beyond citing ratios on ethnicity and gender to discussions on tangible action.
Late last month, one such effort took form with the arrival of the first class... Read more »