Opinion | Don’t Blame Silicon Valley for Theranos – The New York Times

THREE years ago, Walgreens (b. 1901) arrived in Silicon Valley for the same reason many old economy companies do: to hurry and join the digital vanguard before it was left behind. Walgreens quickly made a deal with Theranos (b. 2004), the medical diagnostics company and media darling that promised a revolutionary approach to blood tests. […]

Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?

This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down. That’s the company, valued at $3 billion, that brought us the Up fitness bands. So here’s the thing: Microsoft discontinued its fitness band in 2016. Nike discontinued its Fuel band in 2015. Meanwhile, Fitbit, the biggest remaining seller of fitness bands, is having a tough time. […]

Trump press conference reveals long game. Media still scrambling | TheHill

Strategic. Planned. Effective.  That’s my headline in response to President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDems ask for hearings on Russian attempts to attack election infrastructure Face the Nation host: Media ruined its own reputation without Trump Trump press conference reveals long game. Media still scrambling MORE‘s unexpected press conference held on Thursday at the White House.  The […]

Thugs Indulge Their Weimar Dreams and Become the Totalitarians They Claim to Hate – Reason.com

It’s tough being a heroic anti-Nazi street fighter when you’re the closest thing to a Nazi around. Last week, anti-fascist protesters showed up in Berkeley, California, to courageously battle the Nazi supporters of alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos. Soon after, they likewise put it all on the line to tussle with the right-wing mob supporting radical […]