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WHOOP There it Is …

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball became the first American professional sports league to approve the use of biometric monitors – aka wearables – on the field of play. Made by WHOOP, teams cannot force players to wear the devices. Where will this go? The power of healthcare wearables to educate us about our bodies […]

Posted on March 9, 2017

Making the Leap from Fitness Trackers to Medical Solutions

In one of his final trips in office, Vice President Joe Biden ventured cross country to speak about the Cancer Moonshot 2020 global initiative to cure cancer at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (and eat a grilled cheese sandwich). The visit is a great sign for a health tech industry fueled by the “quantified self” […]

Posted on January 27, 2017

How Seattle Can Save America

Faces were sullen and comments were hard to come by as the parade of tech executives shuffled up to 25th floor of Trump Tower for their summit with the president-elect. Like most who live and work in America’s innovation hubs like Seattle, Silicon Valley and Boston, they were blindsided by the results of the 2016 […]

Posted on January 3, 2017

Americans Love Tech, But Expect it to Kill Jobs

SurveyMonkey’s Jon Cohen shared some of the surprising data we found in our post-election “Tech in The Age of Trump” research on American attitudes toward the tech industry, the economy, globalization, and the president elect. Despite incredible support for value the technology industry current provides to Americans and the economy, the research exposed some concerns […]

Posted on November 29, 2016

Tech in The Age of Trump

Americans have a love/fear relationship with technology, appreciating how it has bridged the gap between the rich and poor but many are concerned it will be a job-destroyer in the future, according to a new post-election Vrge Strategies survey using SurveyMonkey. Technology’s impact on the economy looms large as American voters are at partisan odds […]

Posted on November 18, 2016

For Silicon Valley, It’s Time to Engineer Like It’s 1999

In 1999, I was part of perhaps the most ambitious, audacious – and failed – social experiments ever endeavored. It was called NetAid, a program spearheaded by Cisco and the United Nations to use this new thing called the Internet to connect people in need around the world with the doctors, engineers and social workers […]

Posted on November 18, 2016

After the Earthquake: Trump, Politics and Tech Policy

When Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, our nation experienced a seismic shift that exposes growing ambivalence about the power of technology to create economic opportunities in all corners of the country. Now in the aftermath, we examine what this historic election means for the tech industry going forward. […]

Posted on November 11, 2016

The Highways of our Future

As a millennial, a label I cannot seem to escape, I grew up with technology. AOL dial-up sounds were a staple of elementary school afternoons, middle school marked the transition from a Discman to an iPod, high school was consumed by Myspace versus Facebook and early-generation iPhones signified the cool kids in college. I dreamed […]

Posted on October 20, 2016

For Millennials, Future of Work is Self-Employment

This makes a lot of sense. You’ve got a new generation of workers, so-called Millennials, coming into their own just as technology has made starting a new business as easy as creating an app or building a website. So I guess it’s no real surprise that GoDaddy-sponsored research found that Millennials are the most entrepreneurial […]

Posted on September 29, 2016

The Tale of Two Financials

Last week we saw why financial technology (fintech) startups have gained so much traction over the past several years, especially with millennials. Banking blue-blood Wells Fargo was taken to task for fraud committed on literally millions of accounts. Meanwhile, Venmo was the bell of the ball for allowing a college student to receive donations to […]

Posted on September 14, 2016
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