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Is Andreessen-Horowitz Right That Software's Poised To Eat Healthcare?

I was thrilled to discover a recent a16z podcast episode entitled “When Bio Meets Computer Science.” As expected, it was articulate, thoughtful, and relatively grounded. Nevertheless, I realized at the end I didn’t entirely agree with all the assertions, and I thought it might be worth some discussion.

A Unique Rap Song Campaign Demands Unilever Clean Up Toxic Waste In Indian Town

VideoAn Indian rapper’s music video has put the spotlight on consumer giant Unilever and its CEO Paul Polman over mercury-related liabilities in a bio-diverse region around the town of Kodaikanal in southern India, bringing attention to a 14-year-old mercury contamination issue like never before. Singer-rapper Sofia Ashraf’s three-minute rap video ‘Kodaikanal [...]

The 4 Steps Parents Should Take When Their Child Is Cut or Benched

It's a fact of life that at a certain point as an athlete -- or as an artist, singer, dancer, musician, or anything else where many compete for few professional sports -- you're told you're no longer good enough. And no matter when it happens, it's a horrible feeling. When it [...]

Dodgers Vanquish Angels, Set Sights on October

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he see walk off two run home run clear the fence in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anahemi at Dodger Stadium on August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The [...]

Strong Word Of Mouth Boosts 'Drishyam' 50 Percent On Day 2

High praise for Drishyam leading man Ajay Devgn's bravura performance and for a taut, twisting story ending gave the family thriller a big Saturday boost to 90 million rupees (US$1.4 million), and a 2-day cumulative gross of 175 million ($2.73 million, including Thursday previews). In the film Devgn plays an orphaned and uneducated man in a sleepy [...]

India's 'Baahubali' Blasts Past 500 Crore / $78 Million Worldwide

In its fourth week of worldwide release, Hyderabad-based Arka Media Works’ action epic Baahubali: The Beginning has continued to fend off new competition to surpass the vaunted 5 billion rupees (US$78 million) mark in theatrical box office revenue. Only two other Indian films have ever reached this rarefied level of success: [...]

China Billionaire Targets Connected Cars As Sales Cool In World's Largest Auto Market

Lifan Industry (Group), the China automaker controlled by the billionaire family of entrepreneur Yin Mingshan, will acquire technology company Woasis of Chongqing for 300 million yuan, or $48 million, to strengthen its web-connected car services. Lifan, also headquartered in the central China city of Chongqing, hopes the acquisition will improve its [...]

With Haskell Win, American Pharoah Continues To Rule The Racing World

Returning to the track for the first time since winning the Triple Crown, American Pharoah dominated the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.

The Repercussions Of China's Heavy-Handed Market Intervention

The key question being asked by investors in Chinese stocks – especially those offshore – right now seems to be whether the administrative intervention will impact critically needed market reforms. Most of the investors  with whom we spoke tend to think that the recent policy changes have added uncertainty to [...]

Choose Shell Over Greenpeace For Arctic Oil And Natural Gas

Greenpeace's ongoing attack on Royal Dutch Shell is a concern for energy resource and thus human development around the world. It failed, but Greenpeace just tried to stop Shell's icebreaker from leaving port in Portland, Oregon, in the hopes of blocking Shell's drilling plans in the Arctic. Greenpeacers dangled from [...]

What Bank Examiners Are Examining

Bank and credit union examiners are especially scrutinizing the quality of financial institutions’ assets and their sensitivity to market risk,  according to a recent survey of institutions that have recently undergone routine federal examinations. Sageworks, a financial information company, also found in its survey that while many smaller banks may not [...]

Millionaires Migrating To U.K., U.S., Singapore And Australia, Report Says

New World Wealth, in association with LIO Global, has just completed its second annual review of worldwide millionaire migration patterns. The report compared the principal locations of a sample of approximately 60,000 global high net worth individuals in 2000 with the same sample in 2014. The report was compiled by Andrew Amoils, head [...]

Our New 'Selfie' Society

VideoWhat did you have for dinner last night? Did you take a picture of it and post it on Instagram? What about your last vacation… was it somewhere fantastic and photogenic? In just a few short years our mobile phone driven world has turned a world of camera-shy and often appropriately modest friends [...]

A New Premier League Season Beckons: Previews of Arsenal, Villa, Bournemouth, Chelsea and Palace

It has been a long time since Arsenal fans have approached a season with such high hopes. A settled squad – so far goalkeeper Petr Cech is only significant signing – well balanced and with a number of options at each position…..except one.

Hay Baling and Scaling Your Business

A few lessons learned from the Texas hay fields that can teach any entrepreneur the importance of scaling their business properly.

'Restoring Trust In Banking Is A Public Duty': Call To Link Pay To Conduct

It has finally happened. A powerful group of leaders in international finance, the Group of Thirty, (G30) called last week for far-reaching banking reforms to restore public trust. It opened the door to dismissal if necessary of top executives in the banking sector, new approaches to hiring and stronger roles [...]

A Marketing Perspective On Why Hillary Clinton Is Vulnerable As A Presidential Candidate

Anything can be marketed – especially political candidates. As the political season starts ramping up, we are witnessing the beginning of what is sure to be a fast-paced, rapid-fire, marketing competition play out. Day-by-day, almost any candidate can be on top of the leader board with polling numbers shifting drastically. Show More Summary

Game Changers - Why PayPal is Worth More than eBay

After spinning off Paypal, eBay is now worth considerably less. Yet Paypal is probably undervalued, and eBay likely overvalued given their competitive positions

FIFA World Cup: 5/1 To Expand To 40 Teams If Platini Elected President

With Michel Platini, French footballing legend and boss of UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), hotly priced at 8/13 by online bookmaker Betway Group to become the next President of FIFA, the sports global governing body, the sports betting firm currently has odds of 5/1 that the World Cup will [...]

How A Shaving Mascot And Uncommon Scents Lifted Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements In The Grooming World

Douglas Smythe, the cartoonish mascot and spokesperson of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements, purveyor of men's grooming products. Douglas Smythe is a busy bee. When not exploring the world of men’s grooming on his blog,, or hosting two podcasts and a YouTube channel on the subject, the ever-enthusiastic Smythe is creating aftershaves, [...]

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