60 Minutes Covers Duke’s Polio Virus Clinical Trial Against Glioblastoma

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

My take on the pros and cons of the CBS newsmagazine’s coverage of a Phase I trial at Duke Brain Tumor Center for safety of a recombinant poliovirus for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

A Self-Made Woman Gets Lucky In The Middle Seat

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

From spending the first five years of her life living in rural China separated from her parents to being the 24-year-old cofounder and CEO of a successful technology company, Nanxi Liu figured out early in life that luck is a numbers game.

Marketing is Broken. Bring on Context.

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

We have to face the truth about marketing today. It is fundamentally broken. Those in the business know the stats. Our research indicates only 0.1% of display ads are clicked on, yet comScore’s Digital Future In Focus report for 2013 reports in the U.S. alone 5.3 trillion of them were served last year, primarily paid for by clicks. Email marketing, largely seen as the most cost-effective marketing channel sees a vast majority of its email go un-opened, let alone clicked-though. Direct mail has response rates in the low single digits and continues to fall.  And even TV can no longer hold the attention of a consumer long enough to deliver a commercial to them, with Millward Brown Digital reporting 78% of consumers accessing second screens while they watch (or cut the cord and stream on their phone or tablets).

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Drop Test Demonstrated On Video

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

It is a terrible feeling when you drop a phone and break the screen. There are over 3 billion screens on devices protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, now in its fourth generation. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 has improved drop performance and a much higher resistance to scratching compared to previous versions. Samsung’s latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, have a metal frame and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 wrapped around the front and back so we know it can survive some high drops.
YouTube user beaminwoo uploaded this video of a woman demonstrating the strength of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by slamming it against the ground a couple of times. Here is the video that beaminwoo uploaded:

America’s Fattest Cities

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Govt to release report on competition

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

The final report of the biggest review of competition policy in two decades will be handed down by government minister Bruce Billson.



Jama Software Scoops Up $20M To Fund To Modernize Software Development

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

Perhaps the most overused quote in the technology industry comes from legendary investor Marc Andreessen who famously opined “software is eating the world”. While overuse has made the quote sound somewhat clichéd, the bare facts are that Andreessen was right, the number of traditional industries which are being fundamentally changed by the application of software is huge – entertainment, transportation, accommodation, banking – all these sectors are being changed by the smart application of software.

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