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Obamacare is main roadblock to cancer ‘moonshot’

President Barack Obama has promised a “moonshot” to cure cancer, but the biggest obstacle to that goal could be his major healthcare achievement – The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act. Obama said in his final State of the Union speech that vice presidentJoe Biden will push researchers to cure cancer within five years. It’s a worthy ambition. The American ... Read More »

Hospital performs 1st uterus transplant in the US

Thierry Dosogne | Getty Images Doctors performing a surgery Surgeons in Cleveland have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States, an Ohio medical center said on Thursday. The 26-year-old patient, who was not identified in order to protect her privacy, was in stable condition after nine hours of surgery on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, the hospital said. ... Read More »

Martin Shkreli hit with $4.6M IRS tax lien

ow much would Martin Shkreli pay for the rights to the Beatles’ song “Taxman”? The pharma bad boy Shkreli might find it a bit tougher to afford that old tune nowadays after getting slapped by the IRS with a new lien for $4,628,928 in unpaid taxes. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, departs the U.S. ... Read More »

How Girls Are Using Instagram to Communicate

Very much like everything else on this planet, girls seem to have a different way of using Instagram, the world’s most popular photo-sharing social media platform. Traditionally girls have always been under a lot of pressure to be “good”; meaning they mustbe well-mannered, be able to get along well with everyone, be able to avoid conflicts, etc. These artificial boundaries ... Read More »

Snapdeal Motors Launched, More Car and Bike Makers Come On Board

Online marketplace Snapdeal has partnered manufacturers to sell bikes and cars online through its Snapdeal Motors initiative. The New Delhi-based firm expects transactions facilitated through its platform to touch $2 billion (roughly Rs. 13,129 crores) in the next two years for the automobile category. “We have sold bikes through our platform and received a phenomenal response. Through Snapdeal Motors, we ... Read More »

UK Unveils Powers to Spy on Web Use, Raising Privacy Fears

Britain unveiled plans on Wednesday for sweeping new surveillance powers, including the right to find out which websites people visit, measures ministers say are vital to keep the country safe but which critics denounce as an assault on freedoms. Across the West, debate about how to protect privacy while helping agencies operate in the digital age has raged since former ... Read More »

India’s E-Commerce Accounts for Below 1 Percent of Retail Sales: Gartner

India accounts for less than one percent of the total retail sales despite being the fastest digital commerce market in Asia, growing at 40 percent each year, according to research firm Gartner. “India represents a $7 billion (roughly Rs. 45,841 crores) digital commerce market, growing at more than 40 percent every year. “Currently, B2C commerce leads the market in India, ... Read More »

Google Starts Demoting Mobile Sites That Show Large App Install Ads

Following its announcement back in September, Google on Tuesday implemented its decision to downrank mobile webpages that show large app install advertisements in the foreground. These webpages will not be marked as mobile-friendly. “Sometimes a user may tap on a search result on a mobile device and see an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content and ... Read More »

6 Reasons to Take Advantage of Social Media for the Business

If you haven’t integrated social media into your marketing campaign strategy, you may be missing out on greater sales and leads. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn do more than just keep you connected to friends and relatives. They can be used as a platform in which to engage your target consumers. It’s a method that many businesses have ... Read More »

Backblaze’s Cheap Cloud Storage Service to Take on Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

Backblaze, which is popular for offering unlimited backup storage services, has announced a new cloud service called Backblaze B2 that is at least 4 times cheaper than Amazon’s S3, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google Cloud Storage. The biggest pitch of the Backblaze B2 is its pricing. It costs just $0.005 per GB of storage, compared to Amazon’s S3 and Microsoft Azure ... Read More »