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Wonderful insight on the rise of the on-demand economy (services like Uber, Instacart, etc.) and how it's improving our lives and creating a job market out of thin-air. 

In many ways, social class can be defined by the chores you don’t do. The rich have personal assistants, butlers, cooks, drivers. The middle class largely do their own errands — with the occasional babysitter, pizza boy, maybe a cleaner. The poor do their own chores, and the chores of other people.

Then came on-demand’s disruptive influence. The luxuries usually afforded to one-percenters now stretch to the urban upper-middle class...
In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.
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In the US, federal funding for science has declined for years and shows no sign of stopping, while the reverse effect is observed in the rest of the world. We've relied on the government for decades, but maybe it's time to not depend solely on a terribly broken system for acquiring grants. Sure it won't fix the problem, but it will keep America competitive as the rest of the world zooms ahead.
As government financing of basic research has fallen off precipitously, philanthropists have stepped in, setting priorities and drawing both gratitude and trepidation from scientists.
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Got a Model S for the Uber ride today. And this was UberX!
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He typically serves UberPlus or UberBLACK, which gets you quite a bit of $. Then again, you don't need to be rich to afford a Tesla. Leasing is only 800 a month.
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I applaud this, and also why I only use Songza to listen to music, however I know some major streaming services now have something similar. But I can't stand the dreadful and dreadfully-named Music Genome Project used by Pandora to recommend music--all it takes is one out-of-place song to ruin the experience.
Curation. It’s the thing that lies at the heart of Apple’s new Music and News services, and it will soon serve as the fulcrum for Twitter’s Project Lightning initiative. Today’s web user is...
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Cinderella stories are overrated. There's something about an underdog that really inspires the unexceptional (I can't remember who said that, but it couldn't be more true). 

In the tech sector, success stories in Kickstarter mean little in the real world. The 4 projects that I've funded are currently dead-in-the-water or the end-products are terribly buggy and of poor quality. Look at Pebble: in all seriousness, how long  until it gets obliterated by the juggernauts Apple and Google? Successful market entry is determined by a lot more than just raising capital on a crowdfunding site that almost always attracts a very niche customer segment.
According to M&A giant Mesa Global, Ouya has officially been acquired by Razer, as was rumored last week. No details of the transaction were provided.... by David Ruddock in News, Ouya, Razer
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This is pretty spectacular. Apple learning to not take itself so seriously.
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My mom is a celebrity! Err...or just a great physician!
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You know you're doing something right if it's pissing off the competition. I have no sympathy for yesterday's technology or those who support it, particularly the taxi industry.

We had to ride in a taxi yesterday since Uber isn't allowed to service the San Diego airport. He ran 2 red lights, went 20 mph over the speed limit on the highway, and braked so hard that my wife's laptop bag went flying out of her hands. The 3 mile ride, in no traffic, cost $19!

On other hand, an Uber ride the same distance was half the fare. And we were driven in a Tesla Model S. And the Uber driver have us free bottles of water after a long day at the zoo. And he explained some of the sights as we drove back.
French taxi drivers today blocked roads to airports and train stations in Paris, as part of a nationwide protest against Uber. Thousands of drivers are expected to participate in today's strike in...
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Uber really pushing some buttons that made many taxi groups scream across the globe. 
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Hooray!! Songza lives!
 
+Google Play Music is bringing the magic of Songza to everyone in the US free of charge. Enjoy: http://goo.gl/wefMWO
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Anyone surprised?
Nearly two years after "the world's thinnest watch" was supposed to arrive to Kickstarter backers, the project has announced that it's pretty much done for. It's a disappointing update in the long...
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For all sakes and purposes, Square-Enix is dead. Trying to resuscitate it by remaking the most popular RPG of all time will not work. In fact, the latest generation of video games has dived into the uncanny valley, which is also why there has been a resurgence in retro visual styles.
Dreams do come true -- after years of fans begging for it, Square Enix is at last giving Final Fantasy VII the remake treatment
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Square enix might be "dead" but yoshida is not.
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My kind of car--one that caters to the passenger and not the driver :P
Automakers around the world use their large luxury sedans as testbeds for bleeding-edge tech — a lot of it is ridiculous, but a lot of it becomes practical (think heated seats) or even required by...
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BTW the point of my original post was that I'm more interested in the tech in the car more than what's under the hood haha
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I am a scientist with 12 years of research experience with extensive training in the fields of molecular diagnostics, immunology, and nanomedicine.

Currently as a PhD candidate at Baylor College of Medicine, I work in a lab interested in developing groundbreaking treatments for autoimmune diseases. During my dissertation research, I have defined a new direction for my lab: using bleeding-edge carbon nanoparticles to treat rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. My efforts led to the filing of a non-provisional utility patent application. 

I believe that while basic science research is pivotal for treating diseases, the strategic advancement and commercialization of novel findings play a crucial role as well. To that end, I worked as a consultant intern for Fannin Innovation Studio, a venture capital firm and life science accelerator, to gain a complete understanding of the drug development process and learn about the business aspects of science.

Previously, I worked as an R&D scientist at Canon U.S. Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Canon, Inc. As a part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of biologists, engineers, physicists and computer scientists, we built clinical genotyping assays and transitioned them onto our in-house microfluidic platform with the goal of manufacturing a medical device that would detect genetic diseases from patient samples within minutes. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the team that conducted the first field trial of the device with collaborators across the US.

In all my professional endeavors, colleagues have known me as a dedicated problem solver—I always aim to identify the core issue, work with the most crucial information, and propose a solution in the shortest time.

I am intensely passionate about my career and its growth. Using my diverse experiences from the private sector and academia, I am always looking for opportunities to attain the maximum possible significance and impact from my knowledge and contributions.
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