Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevents blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
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Texas AG Ken Paxton and wife, Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah during Texas freeze to have meetings about antitrust lawsuits

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, just a few days before a grand jury indicts him on three felonies. Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images Texas AG Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah last week as Texas froze, according to the Houston Chronicle. Paxton is one of several Texas public officials to have left in the middle of the crisis. Visit the Business section of Insider...
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Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models With HDMI Port and SD Card Reader to Launch Later This Year

Apple plans to release two new MacBook Pro models equipped with an HDMI port and SD card reader in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who outlined his expectations in a research note obtained by MacRumors. The return of an SD card reader was first reported by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman last month. "We predict that Apple's two new MacBook Pro models in 2H21 will have several significant design and specification changes," wrote Kuo. "Some of the practical changes for users...
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Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevent blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Snyder, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire

Facebook reverses Australia news ban after government makes media code amendments

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces a compromise has been reached at the 11th hour as the legislation is debated in the SenateFacebook will restore Australian news pages in the next few days after the government agreed to more amendments to the media bargaining code that makes the social network and Google pay for news.On Thursday Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia, and inadvertently blocked information and government pages including health and emergency services. Continue re...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian media, Alphabet, Josh Frydenberg, SenateFacebook

Android 12’s audio-coupled haptic effect is even cooler than it sounds

Android 12 added a new audio-coupled haptic effect that vibrates your phone based on the audio, but it doesn't work on Google's latest Pixel.
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Leaked Google Pixel 5a renders make it look nearly identical to Pixel 4a 5G

The Google Pixel 5a leaked renders show an old-fashioned headphone jack and rear fingerprint sensor, among other features.
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Google has finally added iOS’s privacy labels to Gmail

It’s the second major Google app to get the privacy labels
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UK court refuses to force Apple to reinstate 'Fortnite' to App Store; Epic Games settles loot box

"Fortnite" publisher Epic Games asked a UK court to reinstate its game in Apple's App Store. But the court says the U.S. is where the case belongs.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Does Private Equity Investment in Healthcare Benefit Patients? Evidence from Nursing Homes

The summary of a study by National Bureau of Economic Research: The past two decades have seen a rapid increase in Private Equity (PE) investment in healthcare, a sector in which intensive government subsidy and market frictions could lead high-powered for-profit incentives to be misaligned with the social goal of affordable, quality care. This paper studies [PDF] the effects of PE ownership on patient welfare at nursing homes. With administrative patient-level data, we use a within-facility dif...
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Daily Crunch: Spotify announces a high-end subscription

Spotify makes a bunch of announcements, Netflix introduces an intriguing new feature and Clubhouse faces security concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for February 22, 2021. The big story: Spotify announces a high-end subscription Spotify listeners will get the chance to pay for higher-quality audio when the streaming service launches a new tier that it says will offer “CD-quality, lossless audio.” The pricing and launch date have yet to be announced, but Spotify HiFi will, unsurprisingly, cost m...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Bruce Springsteen, Media, Barack Obama, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Mars, Coinbase, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Matt Harris

Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Google today quietly added App Privacy labels to its Gmail app, marking the first of its major apps to receive the privacy details aside from YouTube. Though App Privacy information has been added to Gmail, Google has done so server side and has yet to issue an update to the Gmail app. It has been two months since the Gmail app last saw an update. Earlier in February, the Gmail app was displaying warnings about the app being out of date as it has been so long since new security features were...
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Alexis Ohanian's new Seven Seven Six fund just picked the first 3 members of its program to train new VC investors

Alexis Ohanian. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Alexis Ohanian's Seven Seven Six fund announced three new operators in residence. The fund received over 1,100 applications in a week and only accepted three operators. Back in September, Seven Seven Six targeted a $150 million fundraising. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After three months and 1,100 applications, venture fund Seven Seven Six has named the first three participants in its "operators in residence" program, the fu...
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Star on Disney Plus: International subscribers will get access to a new channel with R-rated movies and shows on February 23

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Star will add R-rated content to Disney Plus for international viewers. Disney Star is a new Disney Plus channel that's geared toward older audiences in international markets. Star will launch on February 23 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and parts of Europe. The price of Disney Plus will increase by about 33% in those countries alongside the launch of Star. Visit the Business sectio...
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Valencia’s new COVID-19 lab pushes back after report of ‘significant deficiencies’

A Valencia COVID-19 testing lab that was found to have “significant deficiencies” during a  recent state inspection says it has corrected the problems and believes the facility is not in danger of closure. The $25 million Valencia Branch Laboratory at 28545 Livingston Ave. was unveiled in late October and began processing tests Nov. 1. The 134,000-square-foot facility was converted for its new use by the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company PerkinElmer, which operates the lab under a $1.7 bil...
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No place is safe from failing US infrastructure

In the face of rising homelessness, increasing crime and inadequate public transit in San Francisco, many tech influencers are pulling up stakes to geographies that offer a seemingly more welcome climate to conduct business and make investments. But the ongoing disaster in Texas makes one cold truth very clear: No place is safe from America’s failure to invest in infrastructure or take climate change seriously. The shock of seeing the cradle of America’s energy industry crippled by its inability...
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Viewpoint: The Government Needs to Find Big Tech a New Business Model

Facebook and Google want to keep playing three roles: essential infrastructure, publisher, and targeted-ad mogul. That’s impossible.
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What is WeChat? Everything you need to know about the popular messaging app, including how to sign up

WeChat is more than just a messaging app - you can also use it to make video and audio calls, translate text, and more. Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images WeChat is one of the world's most popular social media messaging apps, and is similar to WhatsApp. WeChat supports video, voice, and text chat and has unique features like localized translation. To sign up for WeChat, an existing user will need to scan a QR code on your phone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library f...
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Why the leaders of an HR tech startup bet on failed founders

Insider Neha Sharma, Rippling's head of people. Courtesy of Rippling Failed ventures can have silver linings: they build skills that some companies actively seek out.  More than 32 employees at HR tech company Rippling are failed founders.  Insider spoke with the company's cofounder and CTO and head of people to learn why.  This article is part of a series called "Leaders by Day," which takes a look at how prominent business leaders are tackling various challenges in today...
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Reasons and Places to Do Skinning WoW Shadowlands

Listen up and skin ‘em up! Skinning is one of the most important gathering professions in World of Warcraft as it lets players gather leather, one of the most frequently-used materials in crafting armor. It’s an easy way to earn gold, so you can sell it to those that buy WoW gold. So, do you want to know why and where you should be skinning in Shadowlands? Let us tell you!  Why Take Up Skinning in WoW Shadowlands We’ve already mentioned the main reason skinning is a good profession to p...
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Take a look at Vice President Kamala Harris' multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio, which includes a San Francisco condo she's reportedly selling

Getty Before joining Joe Biden on his 2020 ticket, Vice President Kamala Harris spent 16 years working in California and national politics. She was first a District Attorney and Attorney General in California, and then a US Senator. The Wall Street Journal's Katherine Clarke reported that Harris owns multiple properties that amount to about $8 million.  Clarke further reported in February that Harris sold her condo in San Francisco shortly after taking office as vice president. Visit Busi...
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Huawei launches its next foldable in China

Huawei’s first foldable feels like a distant memory. Announced in 2019, the company went back to the drawing board prior to release, as Samsung ran into its own much publicized issues with the innovative form factor. The Mate X was well-received among journalists — I had the opportunity to spend some time with it at the company’s HQ in China and was impressed with the build quality. But for various reasons, it never made its way outside of China. And there’s some reason to believe that the newly...
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India’s Zomato valued at $5.4 billion in new $250 million investment

Zomato has raised $250 million, two months after closing a $660 million Series J financing round, as the Indian food delivery startup builds a war-chest ahead of its IPO later this year. Kora (which contributed $115 million), Fidelity ($55 million), Tiger Global ($50 million), Bow Wave ($20 million), and Dragoneer ($10 million) pumped the new capital into the 12-year-old Gurgaon-headquartered startup, Info Edge, a publicly listed investor in Zomato, disclosed in a filing (PDF) to a local stock e...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Bank Of America, Fidelity, Zomato, Tiger Global, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Deepinder Goyal, Bernstein, Swiggy

The Keychron K8 is the mechanical keyboard for Mac that (almost) has it all

A cross-platform mechanical keyboard at an affordable price? Sign me up.
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FCC proposes rules for emergency broadband program to keep struggling families online

The FCC has taken a major step towards offering financial support for people struggling to pay broadband bills during the pandemic. If approved, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program could provide $50 per month to millions of households, and more in tribal lands. The EBBP was created in the budget passed by Congress earlier this year, which earmarked $3.2 billion to offset the cost of broadband in households already struggling to make ends meet. “From work to healthcare to education, this cris...
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7 things you should know when buying a used Android to ensure you get the best deal

A used Android can often be just as good as a brand new one, except cheaper. T3 Magazine/Getty Images A refurbished or certified pre-owned Android phone is a safer bet than used because it'll often come with a warranty.   You can save money when buying a used Android phone, but proceed with caution – here are seven tips.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There was a time when many people upgraded their phones more or less annually to keep up with the newest features...
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Spotify Expands To 80 New Markets, Targeting 1 Billion Customers

Spotify is introducing its audio service in 80 markets across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean in coming days, expanding the company's potential market by some 1 billion people. From a report: The steps announced Monday will nearly double Spotify's geographic footprint and add regions where streaming music is in its infancy. The company already operates in 93 countries or territories. Spotify is seeking to build on its head start as the leading audio service in the West to become the dominant play...
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A guide to everything you need to work from home

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Eva-Katalin/Getty Many of us have made the shift to working from home in recent months.If it's time to design a makeshift office space, we have you covered.We've compiled a list of all our work-from-home articles so you can easily find what you're looking for.Here at Insider Reviews, our freelancers and remote employees know the work-from-home life very well. They've established daily routines, hav...
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Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M1 Chip

Apple today began selling certified refurbished models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip in the United States and Canada for the first time since the notebook was released in November 2020. As usual, the refurbished models are discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. Apple's online refurbished store has the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip available for $1,099 in the United States, for example, compared to Apple's regular pri...
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I'm a high school senior who's been remote learning since last March. Here are 8 apps, including Reddit and Discord, that make it so much easier.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Remote learning during the pandemic presents many challenges, especially if students are juggling other responsibilities.To aid in virtual learning, there are apps and digital tools that can help students feel more focused and organized.Below are 8 apps and websites, from Google Drive to Reddit, that can make learning remotely simpler for a high schooler.When I was s...
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