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After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot

Friday July 21st, 2017 03:35:11 PM Bruce V. Bigelow
Adam Riggs-Zeigen has come a long way since 2013, when he co-founded San Diego’s Rock My World and introduced the mobile app RockMyRun to provide upbeat music playlists to motivate smartphone-equipped runners. “We found that it expanded into other avenues, like fitness studios,” Riggs-Zeigen recalled in a recent interview. The following year, the startup created […]

Kiio, Defense Department Team Up to Advance Tendon Disease Tech

Thursday July 20th, 2017 10:05:22 PM Jeff Buchanan
Kiio, a developer of software and hardware to help patients understand and adhere to rehabilitative exercise programs, says it has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense to study and attempt to improve tendon disease treatments. Madison, WI-based Kiio says it’s working with the DoD and multiple healthcare providers to develop and validate a […]

Iron Yard, Coding School With Three Texas Campuses, Shuts Down

Thursday July 20th, 2017 09:56:42 PM Angela Shah
The Iron Yard coding school, which has campuses in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, TX, announced Thursday that it is shutting down operations. In a blog post on the school’s website, communications director Lelia King wrote that “the Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer […]

Arzeda Raises $12M for Computational Protein Design

Thursday July 20th, 2017 08:27:20 PM Benjamin Romano
Nine years passed between Arzeda’s emergence from the Baker lab at University of Washington and the $12 million Series A funding round the Seattle computational protein design company announced Thursday. But Arzeda has grown the old-fashioned way: by bringing in revenue from customers, and plowing profits back into the company. The company has developed custom […]

Will Federal Regulations Nullify State Autonomous Driving Laws?

Thursday July 20th, 2017 05:19:37 PM Sarah Schmid Stevenson
Although the development of self-driving vehicles is well under way, there are still a lot of questions about potential safety regulations and which segment of government will oversee them. Because the federal government has so far not drafted any rules governing the testing and operation of autonomous cars, it has been left up to state […]

A.I. Prizes, Coming to Healthcare, Hit $1M Mark in Cancer Contests

Thursday July 20th, 2017 12:58:06 PM Alex Lash
This story is part of an Xconomy series on artificial intelligence in healthcare. Some of the other stories cover a genomics hackathon, A.I. and radiology, and the impact on doctors and patients. In the classic 1967 film “The Graduate,” Dustin Hoffman’s just-out-of-college character gets one word of career advice from a family friend: plastics. In […]


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Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies at age 85

Friday July 21st, 2017 05:05:00 PM Associated Press
Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85.The executive vice president of Lane's company,...

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Online network takes aim at pet-sitting law

Friday July 21st, 2017 04:39:00 PM Associated Press
A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a New York City law that makes unlicensed paid pet-sitting illegal.The Daily News says Seattle-based Rover.com hopes to get the law...

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Q train derails in Brooklyn, briefly snarling commutes

Friday July 21st, 2017 03:20:00 PM Associated Press
A minor derailment in Brooklyn snarled service for some New York City subway riders.No injuries were reported after some wheels of a southbound "Q'' train went off the track in Brighton Beach...

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Fact check: Can subsidies pay for community takeover of armory project?

Friday July 21st, 2017 05:30:00 AM Erik Engquist
In an op-ed Tuesday, Jabari Brisport, an opponent of for-profit, mixed-income housing development proposed at a Crown Heights armory, declared that if the site were developed by a community land...

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2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authorities

Thursday July 20th, 2017 08:16:21 PM NATHANIEL POPPER and REBECCA R. RUIZ
The authorities took control of one large site, Hansa Market, and covertly operated it to catch refugees fleeing the closing of the largest market, AlphaBay.

A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing

Wednesday July 19th, 2017 03:52:45 PM LAURA PARKER
Misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform Twitch, aims to be a safe space for underrepresented gamers, with no tolerance for sexism or bullying.

Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030

Thursday July 20th, 2017 03:34:05 PM PAUL MOZUR
A new plan from the top of the Chinese government calls for the country to become a powerhouse in artificial intelligence in just over a decade.

Facebook, Seeking to Satisfy Publishers, May Let Them Charge for Articles

Thursday July 20th, 2017 01:12:47 AM MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER
The social giant is working with media companies on a new tool that would push Facebook users to buy subscriptions to news outlets.

Tech Tip: Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System

Friday July 21st, 2017 03:22:00 PM J. D. BIERSDORFER
If you have decided to switch from PC to Mac (or vice versa), Apple, Microsoft and other software makers can make the transfer process easier than you might think.

Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only

Friday July 21st, 2017 03:16:23 PM ALEXIS SOLOSKI
The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.



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