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May 27, 2016

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See That Billboard? It May See You, Too

Pass a billboard while driving in the next few months, and there is a good chance the company that owns it will know you were there and what you did afterward.  Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, which has tens of thousands of billboards across the United States, will announce on Monday that it has...

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Why So Many Doctors Are Advising Startups

It's less about the money than trying to solve the right problems. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at UC San Francisco, spends long hours at the hospital treating patients. But between shifts, he takes calls with health-technology entrepreneurs to offer them advice and feedback.

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Partners offers $1 million in innovation grants to employees

Partners HealthCare, as it steps up efforts to commercialize research done at its labs and hospitals, is offering up to $1 million in grants for employees who come up with promising ideas for new drugs, devices and other inventions that have the potential to improve patient care.

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Sep 8, 2015

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Tech Giants Team Up To Boost Accessibility

Some of the biggest names in technology are banding together with a new commitment designed to make their products more accessible for people with disabilities.  Companies including Facebook, Dropbox, Adobe, Yahoo and Microsoft are signing on to the new initiative dubbed “Teaching Accessibility.” ...

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Aug 3, 2015

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App serves as 'eyes' for the visually impaired

Last fall, University of Pennsylvania freshmen Rajat Bhageria, Ben Sandler and Joe Cappadona decided on a whim to compete at the PennApps hackathon, one of the biggest and most prestigious in the world. The three computer science majors — lowly freshmen among a multitude of brainiac upper classmen...

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Jan 7, 2015

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30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

Our annual list of the best-and-brightest in healthcare and science was so dense that we decided it was time for a spin-out.

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