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In case you have any interest in who spams your inbox with this newsletter, I'm working on my memoirs (yeah, pretty racy), and the beginning is in this week's pile of suggested readings.
If you weren't convinced we live in a new era for Microsoft's consumer-facing software, the one-two punch of Windows 7 closing down and the new Chromium-based version of Edge officially launching ought to do it for you. Microsoft's new Edge…
francine hardawayI wonder why Dieter didn't mention Brave? Maybe he thinks it is insignificant.
The New York Times
– Jan 16, 2:00 AM
When severe pain sent Eva Zavala to an emergency room last March, her treatment involved an ultrasound and some blood work. Her visit left her with a medical bill for more than a thousand dollars, after insurance. It was an overwhelming cost for…
francine hardawayI think more people should question medical bills and then they'd get reduced. A startup n Arizona, RexPay, is trying to help.
Published Wed, Jan 15 2020 12:47 PM EST This week, thousands of health executives descended on San Francisco for the annual J.P Morgan Healthcare conference. Many said that confusion over the definition of 'digital health' could hold back the…
francine hardawayThere are now 40,000 patient-facing applications. Plus there's all the back-end stuff like claims processing, and then there's the digital imaging sector. There's a huge number of things that could be considered digital health.
MIT Technology Review
– Jan 15, 1:00 AM
Sixteen years ago, I wrote about the early challenges surrounding the development of the Transbay Transit Center, slated to become the northern terminus of a long-sought high-speed rail line connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles. The bullet train…
francine hardawayIt's Infrastructure Week again: Globally, the world will need to spend about $90 trillion within 15 years to replace aging infrastructure in wealthy nations and build new systems in emerging economies because of climate change.
Jan 6, 2019 · 8 min read Under the seemingly harmless guise of consumer marketing, the tech industry has begun developing end-to-end solutions for medical conditions. Big Pharma should be paying attention. While the biggest news leading up…
francine hardawayNext gen pharma portfolios will include end-to-end products that consist of partnerships between traditional drug pipeline assets and the best of a burgeoning number of startups tackling access, convenience, and long-term efficacy of therapeutics.
– Jan 12, 7:55 AM
“Can I ask you a question, goddess?” My foster daughter Amanda was at the sink with me in the ladies' room at Burger King. We were on our way to Tucson to visit my stepson, his wife, and his new baby. This was twenty-odd years ago.
francine hardawayThis is the proposed beginning of my autobiography. Looking for feedback.
Susan Finley returned to her job at a Walmart retail store in Grand Junction, Colorado, after having to call in sick because she was recovering from pneumonia. The day she returned, the 53-year-old received her ten year associate award – and…
francine hardaway Especially people in their 50s, who are expensive to insure.
– Nov 11, 2019, 11:01 AM
The initial emphasis of WeWork was not property but shared services. The idea was this — all over the world, startup founders are trying to figure out some very specific things — how to roast the best coffee beans, how to use AI in…
francine hardawayWhat would have helped entrepreneurs the most were shared business services but that probably didn't scale well, so they focused on real estate.