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With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical facilities. Unlike Theranos, Truvian Sciences is not claiming that most of its blood tests do not need […]

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day work, including email, but one which also saw Microsoft scaling its ambitions back from Cortana as a true Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant competitor. Now, […]

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools that were first announced at last […]

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The changes to contactual terms will apply globally and to all its commercial customers — whether public or private sector entity, or large or small business, it said today. […]

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; Candidates, parties, governments or officials, PACs, and certain political nonprofit groups are banned from promoting content altogether. The idea intended […]

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