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Kaiser Health News:
Report: US has spent $36B digitizing health records, which has risked patient safety with thousands of reports of deaths and injuries tied to software glitches   —  The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer, and cheaper.
Mar 19, 2019, 9:25 AMIn context
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Profile of Peter Szulczewski, co-founder of Wish, the most downloaded shopping app worldwide with a valuation of $8.7B+ and revenue of $1.9B last year   —  n a sun-filled San Francisco afternoon, Peter Szulczewski is climbing the stairs to the top of a Sansome Street skyscraper …
Mar 14, 2019, 7:05 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Sony unveils 6.5-inch Xperia 1 with a cinematic 21:9 4K HDR OLED display, Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, triple 12MP cameras, and a 3,330mAH battery   —  The tall phones are coming  —  Sony has long struggled to get its phones noticed in the sea of top-tier Android devices, so at MWC 2019 …
Feb 25, 2019, 4:50 AMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
HoloLens 2 focuses on promotion of Azure, offers subscription bundles starting at $125/month, and, sources say, runs on the Windows Core Operating System   —  Microsoft at Mobile World Congress took the wraps off of its HoloLens 2 and it has some hardware upgrades that'll help enterprise usage and the front-line workers using it.
Feb 24, 2019, 1:11 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy S10e with 5.8-inch display, two rear cameras, Snapdragon 855, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 3,100mAh, starting at $749.99   —  It's human-sized  —  Alongside the flagship Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, Samsung is launching a lower-cost, smaller smartphone it's calling the Galaxy S10E.
Feb 20, 2019, 2:39 PMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Xiaomi debuts Mi 9 with three rear cameras, 6.39" AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, and 20W wireless charging, for ~$446 in China, shipping on Feb. 26   —  Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 9 at an event in China after months of teasers.  The triple-camera flagship is powered …
Feb 20, 2019, 7:40 AMIn context
Nikkei:
Sources say Google plans to unveil a lower-priced smartphone in 2019, and expect it to be cheaper than the iPhone XR, which starts at $749   —  Tech giant seeks to exploit Apple woes to drive hardware expansion  —  TAIPEI — Google plans to unveil its first lower-priced smartphone this year …
Feb 13, 2019, 10:10 PMIn context
Clive Thompson / New York Times:
A detailed history of the important but under-recognized roles women have played in computer coding, from Ada Lovelace through to today   —  Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today.  What went wrong?  —  As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s …
Feb 13, 2019, 3:30 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
What it's like to get by without using or accessing a single product from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, blocking all five at once for one week   —  Reporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN.
Feb 8, 2019, 9:35 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple tests USB-C iPhones and iOS dark mode for 2019, plans updated 10" iPad this spring, laser-based 3D cameras to aid AR on iPhones as soon as 2020   —  - Company is testing a triple camera system for 2019 phones  — New low-end iPads and an updated iPhone XR also in the works
Jan 30, 2019, 3:52 PMIn context

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Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
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