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Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Got iLet Bionic Pancreas System
Tech for Good, Technology, United States

Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Got iLet Bionic Pancreas System

Type 1 Diabetes, often known as juvenile or childhood-onset diabetes, needs daily insulin delivery because of the low insulin production. Patients may have polyuria (excessive urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), continual hunger, weight loss, visual problems, and weariness due to their condition. The onset of these symptoms might be rapid. People with Type 1 Diabetes and their families experience immense cognitive load and emotional burden in the unequal healthcare system worldwide. According to the US-based public welfare healthcare startup, BetaBionics, 80% of people with diabetes live with uncontrolled blood glucose and are always at a risk of unprecedented healthcare complications. It is increasingly difficult to achieve consistent glycemic control in Type 1 Diabetes. ...
Be a Startup Investor for $10 with Republic Investing Platform
Business, United States

Be a Startup Investor for $10 with Republic Investing Platform

Everyone may invest in startups through Republic. If you're not an authorized investor or a very wealthy person, you can invest as little as $10 or $100,000 in carefully vetted private startup companies. The primary goal of Republic is to make venture capital investment more accessible to the general public by democratizing the fundraising process and increasing the pool of potential investors. Investing in a new business starts with as little as $25 or $100, depending on the firm's size. For this New York, United States-based crowdinvestment firm, the aim is to help high-growth potential startups cross gaming, real estate, and crypto. People above 18 can invest on the open platform regardless of racial, class, or class discrimination. Each campaign on Republic has its own set of co...
Mattel’s Barbie with Hearing Aids is Nothing Short of Inspiring
Business, Tech for Good, United States

Mattel’s Barbie with Hearing Aids is Nothing Short of Inspiring

According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050, approximately 2.5B individuals will experience hearing loss, and at least 700M would need hearing rehabilitation. Due to over-exposure to unregulated noise, more than a billion young adults are at risk for permanent hearing loss. An extra yearly expenditure of less than $1.40 per person is required to develop ear and hearing care services worldwide. This yields a return of roughly US$16 for every US$1 spent over ten years. Now, the intention was to build a premise for our aging Barbie, now 63 years old. Born on March 9, 1959, Barbie wasn't born in any manger but at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. The news is Barbie is experiencing hearing loss, and therefore, in her edition, she is wearing a pair of hearing...
Can Vertical SaaS Fintech WeTravel Reinvent Payments for Travel SMBs?
Business, United States

Can Vertical SaaS Fintech WeTravel Reinvent Payments for Travel SMBs?

There was a time when traditional payment giants such as PayPal and Shopify disrupted the banking model. Today, it is the time for vertical SaaS in financial technology or fintech. This emerging market is zeroing in on small to medium-sized businesses contributing over 50% of GDP in high-income countries worldwide. But is it a one-sided affair? How are SMBs responding to the solution?  According to Johannes Koeppel, CEO and Co-Founder of WeTravel, "SMBs don't want different payment solutions; they want payments integrated into their business software." Johannes, a U.C. Berkeley MBA graduate, built WeTravel as a vertical SaaS (integrated payment) platform in the travel space akin to the Mindbody that offers scheduling and payment solutions to the world of wellness and businesses and ...
Scientists Invent FAST-PETase Enzyme to Biodegrade Plastic
Technology, United States

Scientists Invent FAST-PETase Enzyme to Biodegrade Plastic

Plastic has been a concern for centuries. The non-biodegradable substance has choked many lives and made its way to human guts. It got climate activists to lose their sleep over the well-being of humankind on earth and its flora and fauna. But now, we seem to have a breakthrough; the FAST-PETase enzyme. We now have a new enzyme that makes plastic biodegradable at a speed of hours to days. A group of chemical engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has worked together to invent this enzyme, which dissolves plastic the way a dry leaf would dissolve in compost.  On April 27, 2022, Nature published an article informing us how we have finally overcome our struggle with plastic, hands down the world's biggest pollutant. Tons of plastic waste form landfills, and un...
Pricklee Cactus Water Targets Coconut Water, Forgets TrueNopal
Business, United States

Pricklee Cactus Water Targets Coconut Water, Forgets TrueNopal

Seemingly ridiculous; who cares what America drinks or what Shark Tank US thinks? But, apparently, Pricklee Cactus Water has brought an existential crisis to Asian coconut water. Who do we blame? We've got the gang of Pricklee LLC; the CEO Kum Yang, COO Mohammed Hassoun, CMO Jaanai Babb, CFO Aakash Dheri, and CSO Sarwang Shah! The story reveals that the founders of Pricklee™ Cactus Water are all erstwhile healthcare workers who fell in love with the recipe of the COO's grandmother, who treated her grandchildren with Pricklee™ Cactus Water made of prickly pears of the cactus species. Ever since there was no turning back, the group decided to give America the taste of cactus! Pricklee™ cactus waters use premium, sustainably-sourced prickly pears, the superfruit of the desert. Scien...
How Markets Learned the Language of Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky
Business, United States

How Markets Learned the Language of Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb Inc. gained a substantial 6% in extended trading and surpassed Wall Street's average estimates as per the company's current quarter report. This gain has become possible due to a surge in travel bookings that have faced enormous restrictions in the past two years. The revenue of Q2 is estimated at $2.03B to $2.13B, which exceeds an average prediction of $1.97B. As per reports, Airbnb's revenue in the past quarter has been a great one that helped the brand recover the net loss resulting from the pandemic as people decided to stay indoors.  According to the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, this year will help rebound the losses incurred due to the pandemic. He is particularly hopeful about the ease of travel ensured in North America as it will help compound the growth as the brand ...
Assistive Technology Market: Power Apps for People with Disability
Technology, United States

Assistive Technology Market: Power Apps for People with Disability

The assistive technology market is forecasted to increase to nearly $50B by 2030, according to market research company NMSC. This statistic shows the size of the assistive technology market worldwide between 2019 and 2030. To substantiate the market predictions, we have found a huge list of assistive technology solutions available in the market for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), cognitive setbacks, and other impairments. While most are free, these apps are also available on a subscription model, which assures an independent living for the patients with improved self-worth and confidence. To begin with, Siri & Alexa are an everyday reminder of the flourishing of voice assistive technology. The sheer reason for this growth is attributed to making things and memories acces...
Greg Kelly Confirms Elon Musk the New Owner of Twitter Inc
Business, Technology, United States

Greg Kelly Confirms Elon Musk the New Owner of Twitter Inc

The man of deep space forging his way to Mars in less than a few decades, Elon Musk is the new owner of the micro-blogging planet, Twitter. Owner of SpaceX & Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Elon Musk, started with a 9.1% shareholder stake to roping in the whole market to finance a complete purchase of Twitter at $46.5B. Earlier, when Musk was asked to join Twitter's board of directors, he declined. That led the existing board of directors to place a "poison pill" to make it difficult for Musk to buy more than 15% of the company through the stock market. But world population defiant, the father of 8 kids, Elon, on meeting the shareholders on Friday, now calls it a victory, as confirmed by Greg Kelly. HE DID IT!!!!!! THANK YOU ⁦@elonmusk⁩ !!!! pic.twitter.com/a4deqhjncm — Greg Kelly (@gregk...
How ECASH by the US Treasury Benefits Crypto Market?
Crypto & NFT, United States

How ECASH by the US Treasury Benefits Crypto Market?

Governments have undermined financial privacy for decades, but it seems as if officials have increased their efforts as of late. The European Union voted in favor of outlawing anonymous transactions in cryptocurrency, Canada's prime minister chose to freeze the bank accounts of protestors, and the US Congress was considering expanding financial surveillance by the Internal Revenue Service to all bank accounts with $600 of annual activity. And all of that has taken place in just the last six months. In one such initiative, the US House of Representatives has pushed for a digital dollar, unlike the traditional dollar bill. Representatives Stephen Lynch (D‑MA), Jesús Garcia (D‑IL), Ayanna Pressley (D‑MA), Rashida Tlaib (D‑MI), and Alma Adams (D‑NC) introduced the bill as another option...
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