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How Championing Female Entrepreneurs Brings Us Together

How Championing Female Entrepreneurs Brings Us Together

Randi Zuckerberg is the author of Dot Complicated, a New York Times best-seller exploring how technology is changing our lives, and Dot., a picture book that teaches children how to both plug in and unplug creatively. In this interview with Christina Vuleta she talks about digital-life balance, her new book Missy President and how the election has changed the conversations both men and women are having about women in the workplace and power.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/christinavuleta/2016/12/07/randi-zuckerbergs-new-rules-of-tech-and-how-championing-female-entrepreneurs-brings-us-together/#2ca195bd5057

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Nurx: All-In-One App Delivers Dozens Of Free And Cheap Birth Control Options

Nurx: All-In-One App Delivers Dozens Of Free And Cheap Birth Control Options

Millions of Americans may soon face serious changes and choices with their healthcare, though likely not for months or more. Nevertheless, many women feel there’s no time like the present to plan for their critically important reproductive health; providentially, there’s an (appointment-free) app for that, and it’s got investors abuzz. Now available in California, Washington, New York, and Washington, D.C., Nurx is an up-and-coming birth control app that lets women select the pill, patch, or ring that suits their needs and get it delivered free to the doorstep of their choice–no doctor’s visits required, and no (non-medical) questions asked.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2016/11/14/got-birth-control-all-in-one-app-delivers-dozens-of-free-and-cheap-options/#772023839a3d

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The Future Of Robotic Surgery

The Future Of Robotic Surgery

Bringing robotics into the surgical process has been a considerable motivation for researchers in recent years. A team from the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have trialed what is believed to be the first miniature robotic device for surgery to help remove cancerous growths in a patient in Paraguay. The device is incredible because rather than operating on the patient from the outside, the robots are actually doing their work from inside the patient. 

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adi-gaskell/the-future-of-robotic-sur_b_13261792.html?section=us_technology

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Stanford, The White House, And Tech Bigwigs To Host A Summit On Poverty

Stanford, The White House, And Tech Bigwigs To Host A Summit On Poverty

The White House has partnered up with the han Zuckerberg Initiative and Stanford to host an invite-only event focused on the ways that technology can “solve” issues like poverty, inequality, and economic immobility

Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nitashatiku/white-house-chan-zuckerberg-stanford-poverty?utm_term=.dm2Ln4Y6w#.yoxZNQnAr

These Tech Companies Cover Egg-Freezing And IVF

These Tech Companies Cover Egg-Freezing And IVF

Two years ago, Apple and Facebook made headlines when they started to foot at least of part of the bill for services like IVF and egg-freezing in an effort to recruit and retain talented employees, particularly women. And overall, the tech industry pours more money into fertility benefits than any other industry, including finance, fashion, and pharmaceuticals, according to a poll released Tuesday by FertilityIQ, a startup that collects patient feedback about fertility clinics. Google, Intel, Spotify, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and the e-commerce site Wayfair all also offer fertility benefits.

Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemlee/tech-companies-fertility-benefits?utm_term=.vb3pYZqoz#.ftjxpPa6y

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Indiegogo Enlists MicroVentures for New Investment Platform

Indiegogo Enlists MicroVentures for New Investment Platform

Leveraging a recently passed securities rule signed into law by President Obama some six months back (part of the 2012 JOBS Act) that lowers the bar on personal investments, Indiegogo is launching Equity Crowdfunding, a platform aimed at giving small-scale investors a stake in the companies they back. The platform was launched Tuesday in collaboration with investment bank MicroVentures. The investment opportunities are listed on both companies’ sites, though MicroVentures will be handling transactions through its own platform.

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/15/indiegogo/

Beth Ferreira And WME Ventures Seek To Match Startups With Top Talent

Beth Ferreira And WME Ventures Seek To Match Startups With Top Talent

At the new venture arm of WME | IMG, Beth Ferreira hopes to build WME Ventures into a new model for venture capital. “We’re taking a different approach than other corporate venture funds,” Ferreira says. “An agency is a service business, and venture capital is, too.”

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2016/11/14/beth-ferreira-and-wme-ventures-match-startups-with-talent/#4328ed7937dd

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Turn Anger into Charity with RageDonate

Turn Anger into Charity with RageDonate

A host of organizations have capitalized on the anger that followed the election of Donald Trump. Now, a new organization called RageDonate is trying to consolidate all of your pissed-off donation needs into one place. The group of mostly anonymous techies and creative types launched its site today and is already partnering with the anti-sexual assault organization Project Callisto, Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and other groups.

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/14/ragedonate-turns-trump-anger-into-charitable-good/

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Facebook Employee Trump Fundraising "MVP"

Facebook Employee Trump Fundraising "MVP"

While Facebook grapples both internally and externally with its role in the election’s outcome, the Trump campaign is publicly singing the social network’s praises. Saturday afternoon, Gary Coby, an RNC taffer and Trump campaign fundraiser tweeted that Facebook was instrumental in the Trump campaign’s fundraising success. Coby singled out James Barnes, a client solutions manager for Facebook in Washington, D.C. as an “MVP” of the election.

Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/trump-fundraiser-facebook-employee-was-our-mvp?utm_term=.rk2JB48Rb#.rsNvd8o1Q

Women More Worried About Diversity In Tech Post-Election

Women More Worried About Diversity In Tech Post-Election

Women in tech, a lucrative industry that’s already rife with unconscious bias and other challenges for non-white men, are concerned that the barriers of entry to their field may grow even higher. Female leaders in Silicon Valley are worried about what a national leader with this track record means for women and people of color in their industry.

Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/diversity-in-silicon-valley-in-trumps-america?utm_term=.cvQw6VX8m#.pizEK8Gqj

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92% Of Everything We Do Will Soon Be In The Cloud

92% Of Everything We Do Will Soon Be In The Cloud

Cloud computing is on the rise and cloud traffic keeps going up. However, it is enlightening to see the degree by which it is increasing, which is, in essence, about to quadruple in the next few years. By that time, 92% percent of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; versus only eight percent being processed by traditional data centers.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2016/11/13/with-internet-of-things-and-big-data-92-of-everything-we-do-will-be-in-the-cloud/#5edd9efd593f

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Snapchat’s Spectacles Now on Sale near Big Sur in California

Snapchat’s Spectacles Now on Sale near Big Sur in California

Spectacles are on sale again, in their second ever pop-up location and people in and around Loma Vista near Big Sur state park are the new lucky lotto winners who can now purchase a pair of Snapchat’s Snap-capturing eyewear.

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/13/snapchats-spectacles-are-now-on-sale-near-big-sur-in-california/

Photo source: By Simon Q from United Kingdom (Reading Glasses & Blueprints  Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A Data Scientist Explains How To Launch A Career In The Field She Loves

A Data Scientist Explains How To Launch A Career In The Field She Loves

Statistical analysis, data mining, and data presentation recently appeared in the top 10 list of most desired skills for 2017. After the release of the report, Yael Garten, a Director of Data Science at LinkedIn, uses data to recommend ways for the company to evolve its mobile and desktop apps to best serve its members and professionals around the world. Check out her advice for building a career in data science.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhansen/2016/11/02/data-scientist-career-launch/#72c0ebc27ee7

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Twitter May Sell Vine Instead of Closing it Down

Twitter May Sell Vine Instead of Closing it Down

Vine may survive after all. Twitter is currently vetting multiple term sheets from companies offering to buy Vine, and hopes to make a deal soon, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. After announcing its plan to shut down Vine last month, Twitter received a large number of bids, including several from Asia. 

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/07/revive-vine/

Google Searches for "How to Vote" Up By 233% From 2012

Google Searches for "How to Vote" Up By 233% From 2012

As Election Day approaches, voting-related Google searches are spiking dramatically amid a flurry of online interest in the election. Google notes that searches for “how to vote” between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1 were 233% higher than they were during the same time period for the 2012 election. 

Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/people-are-searching-how-to-vote-233-more-than-they-did-in-2?utm_term=.fk6OAyNME#.lf3zbDjPY

When The Lab Girl Went To Church

When The Lab Girl Went To Church

Stacy Trasancos' new book, Particles of Faith, is a rare guide from a Catholic scientist who was immersed in the lab before being immersed in theology. The result is an engrossing book that dives right into specific scientific questions and how they measure up in the light of a very particular religious tradition.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnfarrell/2016/10/23/when-the-lab-girl-went-to-church/#75fe701fd6f3

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Online Advocacy and the Mass ‘Check-In’ at Standing Rock

Online Advocacy and the Mass ‘Check-In’ at Standing Rock

On Oct. 31, more than a million Facebook users “checked in” at Standing Rock Reservation, on the border between North and South Dakota to support activists that have been blocking the construction of a crude oil pipeline, which threatens sacred sites and the tribe’s water supply. This was the first time this check-in strategy appears to have been so successful. But as has happened other times online advocacy has gone viral, skepticism and derision followed. Snopes, a site dedicated to debunking internet rumors, quickly posted an explanation: Police were not using Facebook check-ins to track protestors.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-us/what-can-the-mass-check-i_b_12828588.html?section=us_technology

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Turkey Blocks Social Media Sites to Stall Protests

Turkey Blocks Social Media Sites to Stall Protests

Turkey has once again blocked access to social media in an apparent effort to keep a lid on protests. Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube are reportedly blocked or at least being throttled to the point of inaccessibility. The outage started late last night as many in the capital and elsewhere are demonstrating following the arrest of a number of opposition leaders.

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/04/turkey-blocks-social-media-again-to-stall-protests-heres-how-to-access-them/

Founder Seizes on Anti-Trump Sentiment, Market Women-Friendly Workflow Software

Founder Seizes on Anti-Trump Sentiment, Market Women-Friendly Workflow Software

Earlier this year, Kristen Koh Goldstein merged two of her companies, three-year-old Scalus and six-year-old BackOps into a new company called HireAthena, a back-office-as a service startup that also sells fully automated workflow software. From the start, the company has aggressively marketed itself to both customers and employees who are women, and it’s smartly playing up to them right now in a presidential election season where talk of sexism has often (yes) trumped talk of education, defense, and the war on drugs, among other national issues.

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/26/a-founder-seizes-on-anti-trump-sentiment-to-market-women-friendly-workflow-software/

Photo source: By Max Goldberg from USA (Trump CAUCUS) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Microsoft Unveils 'Teams,' Poses Threat for Slack

Microsoft Unveils 'Teams,' Poses Threat for Slack

Microsoft has lifted the curtains on its long-expected Slack competitor. The new product, called Microsoft Teams, was unveiled at an event on Wednesday morning in New York City. CEO Satya Nadella said Teams would be a “digital forum” for conversations within organizations and for creating content.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2016/11/02/microsoft-doesnt-take-slacks-bait-in-unveiling-rival-teams-product-but-poses-a-real-threat/#213a14456fca

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