Karen DeSalvo has experience working in the public sector, but she’s hardly what you’d call a government bureaucrat.
DeSalvo, who is trained as a physician, served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016 under President Barack... Read more »
The most overblown health story of the week was President Trump’s health exam. America learned Trump is in perfect health and has “great genes.” He takes Propecia. He doesn’t have heart problems, had a perfect cognitive test score, and is... Read more »
It’s not only people from other countries that are struggling harder to get into the United States these days, it seems. Technology from foreign nations may also be subject to stricter “immigration” rules.
The national origins of tech devices and services... Read more »
And then there were 20.
Amazon has winnowed down the field of 238 submissions from communities around North America vying to host a second headquarters (HQ2) of the Seattle-based tech giant. Most large cities with existing or emerging tech hubs appear... Read more »
Tech companies continue to develop software tools and services aimed at unlocking the potential benefits of artificial intelligence for all businesses, regardless of whether or not they have skilled data scientists on staff.
Two of the latest examples come from a... Read more »
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off this week in Detroit, allowing industry affiliates and media to get an early look before the show opens to the public this weekend. For the second year in a row, NAIAS highlighted... Read more »
Technology took center stage this week as the nation’s retailers made their annual pilgrimage to New York.
At the National Retail Federation’s three-day conference, which ended Tuesday, the discussion centered on both the disruptive effects and potential promise of e-commerce technologies.... Read more »
Rounding out our series of perspectives and prognostications for the new year, we asked people in Xconomy’s network about trust in the tech industry.
Specifically, if you think public perception about the tech industry took a turn for the worse... Read more »
Big tech companies like Google are facing heat for developing disruptive technologies that can make traditional jobs obsolete. But at the same time, the tech industry is growing fast, and is eager to recruit workers outside the sector to fill entry-level... Read more »
This morning has brought another positive development in the rapidly changing treatment landscape for lung cancer. Merck reported that a combination regimen utilizing its immunotherapy drug, pembrolizumab (Keytruda), has succeeded in a confirmational Phase 3 study.
Merck (NYSE: MRK) said... Read more »
True Fit, a Boston-area startup that is creating “a genome for apparel and footwear,” announced this morning a Series C investment of $55 million.
Georgian Partners led the funding round with participation from existing investors Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and... Read more »
[Updated, 1/13/17, 11:15 a.m. ET] After decades of research and scientific ups and downs, the first U.S. gene therapy, a single, long-lasting treatment called voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for rare, inherited blindness, is now on the market. But the commercial... Read more »
Have you gotten your flu shot yet this year? This winter’s flu season is shaping up to be a particularly nasty one and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week upped its tally of states reporting widespread flu activity... Read more »