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First Clinical Trial of Gene Editing To Help Target Cancer

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today, scientists are releasing the results of a clinical trial designed to test the safety of gene editing as a way of fighting cancer. The results are promising, in that a version of the CRISPR gene-editing system that's already a few years out of date appears to be safe when used to direct immune cells to attack cancer. But the cancers that it was meant to treat simply evolved ways of slipping past immune surveillance. For the clinical tr...
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Rideshare startup HopSkipDrive raises $22M to focus on school transportation

It’s no secret that it’s hard to make the economics work at rideshare companies. That may explain the success to date of HopSkipDrive, a six-year-old, L.A.-based company that pairs drivers with both families but also, crucially, school districts. Specifically, the now 100-plus person company has deals in place with school districts in 13 markets across eight states where it works with more than 7,000 contractors. All contractors, says cofounder and CEO Joanna McFarland, must have at least five y...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, McFarland, Joanna McFarland, Recent Funding, Carolyn Yashari Becher Joanna McFarland


Ride-share startup HopSkipDrive raises $22 million to focus on school transportation

It’s no secret that it’s hard to make the economics work at drive-share companies. That may explain the success to date of HopSkipDrive, a six-year-old, L.A.-based company that pairs drivers with both families but also, crucially, school districts. Specifically, the now 100-plus person company has deals in place with school districts in 13 markets across eight states where it works with more than 7,000 contractors. All, says cofounder and CEO Joanna McFarland, have at least five years of childca...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, McFarland, Joanna McFarland, Recent Funding, Carolyn Yashari Becher Joanna McFarland


Use These 6 High-Authority Properties to Turbocharge Your Web Presence

Your web presence could use a little work. What better way to give it the kick it needs (maybe even deserves) than to leverage the SEO firepower of the world’s most popular websites? What’s that, you ask? You don’t have access to any of the world’s most popular websites? Ah, but you do. You do. Each of the six properties on this list allow just about anyone to create and manage personal and corporate accounts, turning the authority their owners have worked so hard to build into SEO gold. Ready t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, More, Crunchbase, Instagram Instagram, Medium Medium, High Authority Properties, Crunchbase This West Coast, LinkedIn Improving


Google Lets iPhone Users Conduct Searches With Siri via @MattGSouthern

Google is making it possible for iPhone users to conduct searches via the onboard Siri voice assistant.The post Google Lets iPhone Users Conduct Searches With Siri via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Mobile Search, Siri, Seo


Now with Smaaht Paahk!

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about Lumpy Data, The Innovators Dilemma, Lucifer and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: ahrefs and LinkedIn Superb Owl Ads – Smaht Pahk! Groundhog Day and Wal-Mart On lumpy political data Jumpshot out of business 6:36 We’ve got a special offer for Marketing over Coffee Listeners, you can redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit for your first campaign: Click here to get a $100 for your first campaign! Google’s YouTube data studio dash...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, Disney, Google Analytics, Chris, Wal Mart, Kelsey, John Blue, Clayton Christensen, CCPA, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Coffee Listeners, Smaaht Paahk


Frustration Grows In China As Face Masks Compromise Facial Recognition

schwit1 shares a report from Quartz: Face masks are mandatory in at least two provinces in China, including the city of Wuhan. In an effort to contain the coronavirus strain that has caused nearly 500 deaths, the government is insisting that millions of residents wear protective face covering when they go out in public. As millions don masks across the country, the Chinese are discovering an unexpected consequence to covering their faces. It turns out that face masks trip up facial recognition-b...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Tech, Wuhan, European Parliament, Weibo, Abacus


Company To Harvest Green Hydrogen From Underground Oil Fires

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: This month, on the frozen plains of Saskatchewan in Canada, workers began to inject steam and air into the Superb field, a layer of sand 700 meters down that holds 200 million barrels of thick, viscous oil. Their goal was not to pump out the oil, but to set it on fire -- spurring underground chemical reactions that churn out hydrogen gas, along with carbon dioxide (CO2). Eventually, the company conducting the $3 million field test plans to plug...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Saskatchewan, Science magazine, Harvest Green Hydrogen From Underground Oil Fires, Proton Technologies


A Tale of Two Legal Services Entities

The Atrium debacle has now moved out of the legal innovation news cycle having been mostly savaged (and rightly so) for its lack of understanding of the market it purported to serve, its inability to learn from the past, and a seemingly waste of investor money. It remains a sad example of how an entity built solely around hype is able to gain huge profile and raise massive amounts of money with no reasonable ROI, while entities doing really good work impacting far more people (on a shoestring!) ...
Tags: Technology, Law, California, Silicon Valley, Atrium, PBO, Practice Of Law, Justice Issues, Practice of Law: Future of Practice, Practice of Law: Practice Management, International Airlines, Canadian Federal Government, Clearspire, Pro Bono Ontario, Lynn Burns


Deep data running wearable NURVV closes $9M Series A led by Hiro Capital

Launched at CES 2020, NURVV, a biomechanics startup, has closed a $9m Series A round, led by Hiro Capital, the sports/Esports VC fund, along with co-investment from Ian Livingstone CBE (Games Workshop co-founder) and Cherry Freeman (co-founder of LoveCrafts). It turns out that if you can figure out how to protect a smartphone from smashing, you can also work out how high a basketball player can jump. Jason Roberts founded Tech21, one of the world’s leading smartphone case manufacturers. He and ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Internet Of Things, Europe, UK, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Wearable Technology, Player, Esports, Jason, Wearable Devices, Cnet, TechCrunch, Lovecrafts


HouseCanary flies away with $65M in latest Series C funding round

The valuation startup plans to use the money to beef up its team and build out more technology.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, Chris Stroud, Select, News Brief, Appraisal, Alpha Edison, HouseCanary, Jeremy Sicklick, Morpheus Ventures, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, PSP Growth


Google Search Tests New Open Design? Maybe It's A Bug?

I had two different people share with me screen shots and video grabs of Google possibly testing a new more open styled search results page design. The design seems so off to me that it seems like a bug, but now that two different people have seen it recently, I am thinking it might be a real test.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine


A New Online PR Platform – e-PR

A new online PR platform, e-PR, is set to launch in March of this year. They aim to assist their clients with the expansion of their personal or corporate brand. In doing so, the platform will become a one-stop-shop for clients who are interested in advertising with various media websites, which in turn will increase Google and Yandex searches. This process begins with e-PR helping the client decide on which outlet they would like to advertise on and the form of content they would like publishe...
Tags: Google, Startups, Public Relations, In the News, Yandex, Yury Mosha, e-PR Inc, e-PR


A New Online PR Platform – e-PR Inc.

A new online PR platform, e-PR Inc., is set to launch in March of this year. They aim to assist their clients with the expansion of their personal or corporate brand. In doing so, the platform will become a one-stop-shop for clients who are interested in advertising with various media websites, which in turn will increase Google and Yandex searches. This process begins with e-PR helping the client decide on which outlet they would like to advertise on and the form of content they would like pub...
Tags: Google, Startups, Public Relations, In the News, Yandex, Yury Mosha, e-PR Inc, PR Inc


Reframing Brand Problems For A Bigger Future

When Steve Jobs met Robert Friedland in 1972, Robert was the spiritual seeking proprietor of an apple farm commune. He introduced Steve Jobs to a principle called the ‘reality distortion field’. In his 2011 biography Steve Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, ‘Friedland…turned me on to a different level of consciousness’. The ‘reality distortion field’ is an extreme version of what the psychologist Daniel Kahneman calls a ‘pervasive optimistic bias’ in his book: ‘Most of us view the wor...
Tags: Google, Steve Jobs, Nike, Netherlands, Martin Luther King, Kennedy, Branding, Robert, Daniel Kahneman, Friedland, Walter Isaacson, Robert Friedland, Brand Management, Kogan, Thomas Gad, Tjaco Walvis


Xbox exec insists that Microsoft is no longer competing with Sony and Nintendo

Microsoft is apparently looking to the future — future rivalries, that is. It seems like the company might be trying to extricate itself from the traditional Nintendo/PlayStation/Xbox console cycle, and instead decided to focus its attention on two other threats: Amazon and Google. Xbox head Phil Spencer said this in an interview with Protocol: When you talk about Nintendo and Sony, we have a ton of respect for them, but we see Amazon and Google as the main competitors going forward. That’s not ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Gaming, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Phil Spencer, Google Xbox


Shrunken unicorn Fair cancels car leasing to Uber drivers

When Fair laid off 40% of its staff in October, CEO Scott Painter promised it wasn’t shuttering leasing services to on-demand fleets. But just one week later, Painter was removed as CEO and replaced in the interim with Adam Hieber, a CFA from Fair investor SoftBank. Today, according to two sources, Fair announced at an all-hands meeting that it would end its Fair Go program that helped Uber drivers lease cars. The program will cease in April. Uber now confirms the news to TechCrunch, and n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Getaround, TechCrunch, Flexport, Fair, Elliott Management, Scott Painter, xChange


Pearl Transportation & Logistics expands its operations – twice in six months

When a company moves to a bigger facility because of increased demand for its services, that’s a clear sign business is good. But when it happens twice in six months … well, they must   be doing something right. That’s the case with Pearl Transportation & Logistics, a Los Angeles-based company that provides pickups, deliveries and warehousing service to customers throughout Southern California and the world. In June 2019, Pearl moved from a 750-square-foot space on Eucalyptus Avenue to a 3,000-s...
Tags: Apple, Business, Real Estate, News, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Local News, Commercial Real Estate, Southern California, Mckinsey, McKinsey Co, Hausmann, Camargo, Murnane


Shrunken unicorn Fair cancels car leasing to Uber drivers, citing high insurance premiums

When Fair laid off 40% of its staff in October, CEO Scott Painter promised it wasn’t shuttering leasing services to on-demand fleets. But just one week later, Painter was removed as CEO and replaced in the interim with Adam Hieber, a CFA from Fair investor SoftBank. Today, according to two sources, Fair announced at an all-hands meeting that it would end its Fair Go program that helped Uber drivers lease cars. The program will cease in April. Uber now confirms the news to TechCrunch, and n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Getaround, TechCrunch, Flexport, Fair, Elliott Management, Scott Painter, xChange


2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Longer Range & Faster Charging

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is more widely available in the United States. Standard DC fast charge provides 136 miles (80% of range) in 54 minutes. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation are among the tech features. The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is welcoming the new year with a longer range and faster charging capabilities. In truth, the Ioniq Electric is a sterling choice in the compact EV segment. But two things are holding it back from being truly great. First, it’s how Hyundai init...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Maryland, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, America, Pennsylvania, Maine, Electric Vehicles, Connecticut, New Jersey, Autos, New Mexico, District Of Columbia, Nissan


SoftBank-backed Fair puts the brakes on weekly car rentals for Uber drivers

When Fair laid off 40% of its staff in October, CEO Scott Painter promised it wasn’t shuttering leasing services to on-demand fleets. But just one week later, Painter was removed as CEO and replaced in the interim with Adam Hieber, a CFA from Fair investor SoftBank. Today, according to two sources, Fair announced at an all-hands meeting that it would end its Fair Go program that helped Uber drivers lease cars on short-term deals. The program will cease in April. Uber now confirms the news ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Getaround, TechCrunch, Flexport, Fair, Elliott Management, Scott Painter, xChange


The Iowa Caucuses App Could Have Been Hacked

A security firm consulted by ProPublica found that the "IowaReporter" app used to count and report votes from individual precincts in the Iowa Democratic caucuses was vulnerable to hacking. From the report: The IowaReporterApp was so insecure that vote totals, passwords and other sensitive information could have been intercepted or even changed, according to officials at Massachusetts-based Veracode, a security firm that reviewed the software at ProPublica's request. Because of a lack of safegua...
Tags: Massachusetts, Nbc News, Tech, Iowa, U S Department of Homeland Security, Iowa Democratic party, Veracode, Gerard Niemira, IowaReporterApp, Chris Wysopal Veracode


SpaceX Plans a Spinoff, IPO For Starlink Business

Thelasko shares a report from Bloomberg: Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to spin out and pursue a public offering of its budding space-internet business Starlink, giving investors a chance to buy into one of the most promising operations within the closely held company. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has already launched more than 240 satellites to build out Starlink, which will start delivering internet services to customers from space this summer, President Gwynne Shotwell said Thursday at a pr...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Bloomberg, Nasa, International Space Station, Miami, Musk, JPMorgan Chase Co, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, StarLink, Starlink Business


Netflix Will Now Let You Disable Its Awful Autoplaying Feature

Netflix announced today that subscribers will now be able to disable the autoplay functionality that occurs on its homepage. The Verge reports: People can choose to disable autoplay in two different formats: one that automatically starts the next episode in a series and one that autoplays previews while browsing. Netflix rolled out an option to disable autoplay with episodes in a series way back in 2014, but this new setting specifically relates to the autoplay previews on the homepage. Both f...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Reddit, Rian Johnson


What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV software fully explained

As brands like Sony, Hisense, and Philips start to use it, you'll be hearing a lot more about Android TV.
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Apple TV, Chromecast, Home Theater, Philips, Smart TV, What Is, Google Assistant, Sony Hisense, Tier 4


How to turn off Netflix autoplay of previews

I get overly frustrated when I'm browsing Netflix and it autoplays previews. Finally, they've enabled a way to turn that off (and also the autoplay of the next episode of a series). You can only flip the switch by logging into your account on a Web browser though. Here's how: To turn autoplay on or off: 1. Sign In to Netflix from a web browser. 2. Select Manage Profiles from the menu. 3. Select the profile you’d like to update. Check or uncheck the option to Autoplay preview...
Tags: Post, TV, Technology, Netflix, Ux, User Interface Design


Rise of Skywalker: How we brought Carrie Fisher back

Visual effects supervisor, Roger Guyett, on the challenges of digitally recreating the actress.
Tags: Tech, Carrie Fisher, Roger Guyett, Skywalker


Self-driving delivery van ditches 'human controls'

Robotics firm Nuro has been given a first of its kind exemption to test the vehicle on US roads.
Tags: US, Tech, Nuro


NASA panel recommends Boeing software process reviews after revealing second Starliner issue

NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) is recommending that Boeing’s software testing processes undergo a review, following the discovery of another problem with the on-board system that was in operation during the CST-100 Starliner uncrewed Space Station docking test launch in December. Starliner never made it to the Space Station as planned during that launch, due to a mission timer error that resulted in the capsule burning too much fuel too early in the flight. During their meeting on...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Dragon, New Mexico, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Spacecraft, Space Station, Outer Space, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel ASAP, Paul Hill


Twitter-backed ShareChat eyes fantasy sports in India

The growing market of fantasy sports in India may soon have a new and odd entrant: . The local social networking app, which in August last year , has developed a fantasy sports app and has been quietly testing it for six months, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. ShareChat’s fantasy sports app, called Jeet11, allows betting on cricket and football matches and has already amassed more than 120,000 registered users, the sources said. The app, or its website, does not disclose ...
Tags: Google, Social, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, India, Disney, Tech, Xiaomi, Tencent, Ipl, Sequoia Capital, Virat Kohli, Chennai



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