Month: January 2018

Life sciences startups in Asia are getting another boost with the $10 million investment in Engine Biosciences — a biotech company that’s applying machine learning to genomics for drug discovery. With its headquarters in both Singapore and San Francisco, the company has managed to attract some impressive investors from both the U.S. and Asia. The
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Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergJustin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook will report its fourth-quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday. Here’s what analysts are expecting, according to Bloomberg data: Revenue: $12.55 billion Earnings per share (GAAP): $1.95 Monthly active users: 2.13 billion Daily active users: 1.41 billion Should the company meet expectations, the results would represent more
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Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy.Michele Columbu The Italian town of Ollolai is selling 200 homes for €1 ($1.25) in an effort to lure new residents. The village’s population has declined significantly in the last 50 years. New owners must renovate the homes within three years, which will cost approximately $25,000. Ollolai’s mayor hopes that the strategy will help preserve the
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Apple is working hard on the next major versions of its operating systems — macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. While iOS is the big elephant in the room, the most intriguing new feature could be for macOS. According to reports from Bloomberg and Axios, Apple will let you run iPad apps. Yesterday, Axios first reported
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Lego bricks (or, if you’re not a pedant, Legos) are highly precise and highly consistent plastic objects. Anywhere you go in the world the Lego is the same. That means that scientists at MIT can use these little sole stabbers to create very precise scientific systems. Their first tests involve creating a microfluid pump and
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Fujifilm announced this week that it’s set to take a majority stake in Xerox. The news comes as the U.S. tech stalwart and photocopying synonym struggles to cope with an eroding demand for office printers and photocopies. The boards of both companies agreed to the deal this week, giving Fujifilm a 50.1-percent stake in the
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For a photographer or a videographer, the amount of gear they’re able to bring on a shoot is often limited to what can fit in their bag. As a video director for The Verge, my large bag is loaded with multiple cameras, lenses, batteries, tripods, mounts, and other accessories. That means I often have to
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Asana, the productivity and collaboration service, is getting a major infusion of cash after Generation Investment Management, a London-based firm backed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, led a $75 million investment. Investment Management was joined in this Series D round by existing backers 8VC, Founders Fund, Y Combinator President Sam Altman who also participated
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