Biofourmis Therapeutics will focus on pioneering an entirely new category of medicine by developing clinically validated software-based therapeutics to treat and manage patients with unmet clinical needs. Biofourmis Health will focus on virtual care models to manage patients remotely as they transition from acute to post-acute care. … [Read more...] about Biofourmis raises $100 million funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2
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AR: I think what we want to do is to give [companies like GE] an out in a way, and to say, we really need to pay more attention to the things that people have taken for granted, to long-term strategies. We shouldn’t be distracted by the allure of being what GE tried to call itself: the 124-year-old software startup. We should just recognize that it doesn’t feel right because it’s not right. And it’s okay to just be 124 years old and make really good products and pay attention to the basics and reward and compensate the managers and the staff in the company that create experiences or products that people can rely on. Our book is really trying to make that case, not only for a company like GE, but to say, we understand, we all understand intuitively that [maintenance] is desirable. We exercise or we try and eat right. We try and keep up with our gadgets and our stuff around our houses, because we understand that maintenance and upkeep are important. So let’s … [Read more...] about How Silicon Valley turned true innovation into an overhyped delusion
It is widely reported that this uncertain time is straining our food supply chain. There are already disruptions to the meat supply that are persistent as a consequence of the pandemic. Dairy farmers are also being challenged, as 50 percent of demand from restaurants, school cafeterias, and other food services is cut off. Contending with these added pressures makes it even more important to look for solutions to make other aspects of a farmer’s job more seamless—and rural broadband is key to that. … [Read more...] about Too many farmers can’t get broadband. That’s a crisis for us all
In a blog post, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Clark, suggested that the spokes can also represent two sets of job sectors. Industries like tech and software—which have survived due to telemedicine, communication and distance learning—may continue to grow, while travel, entertainment, and food services, which rely on in-person activities, may trend in a downward direction. “There is no end in sight to the economic malaise” for those industries, she writes. Even though many of those businesses are innovating and adapting: “there is only so long you can survive on razor thin margins with persistently diminished revenue.” … [Read more...] about Forget U or V or W: We may be headed toward a K-shaped recovery
There are also potential headwinds. First, politics has permanently changed how Infosys’s biggest markets look at outsourcing. Political leaders would like to see more local hiring. Infosys has committed to raising its local hiring to a total of 25,000 in the US by 2022, from about 13,000 today. Second, and related to the first, it is possible that Infosys and other top Indian IT companies will likely see themselves targeted more for racial discrimination. … [Read more...] about Is Salil Parekh Infosys’s bellweather beacon?