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Like the 'Obamaphone?' You'll love the Obama Internet

by Kent Bernhard Jr Tom Wheeler

F ederal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has already stepped on conservative toes (and those of the telecom industry) by pushing through “net neutrality” rules that ban broadband providers from erecting pay-to-play charges for content companies.

Now, he’s getting into what’s likely to be another fight by proposing a subsidy for poor people to get high-speed Internet access  ...

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P90X creator Tony Horton on how to get ripped for the business world

by Teresa Novellino Author Tony Horton

T ony Horton is non-techie about exercise. The fitness entrepreneur, who developed the wildly popular P90X and trains everyone from celebrities like Bruce Springsteen to members of Congress, doesn’t have a treadmill desk or a fitness band.

But the admittedly “old school” fitness pro says he has nothing against anything that works for other people.

“I think it’s fantastic, I absolutely  ...

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App allows user to 'try on' virtual diseases to encourage vaccination

by Sal Christ Vaccination

A little bit of fear factor and a little bit of vanity are behind a new app aimed at encouraging people to get vaccinated against diseases such as small pox and the measles. Comparable to the FatBooth app, Disease Morph will allow users to upload a selfie and instantly get virtual versions of diseases.

"It's a question of how will we get people to vaccinate when the diseases aren't around? We  ...

1 hour ago
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Drone leaders set up startup funds to help flying technology take off

by Patrick Hoge Jonathan Downey, Airware, 2014

T wo major drone technology companies are backing investment funds to support development of startups in the space.

DJI, the Chinese company that is the world's largest consumer drone maker, is partnering with Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Accel Partners to launch SkyFund for commercial, industrial and consumer applications.

San Francisco-based Airware, meanwhile, has launched  ...

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Why the U.S. egg shortage is good news for these food startups

by Annie Sciacca Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek

A s avian flu tears through a large percentage of the country’s egg-laying hens, egg prices have reached record highs and food companies are seeking alternatives.

That’s good news for a couple of Bay Area companies that have the technology to provide substitutes for eggs at a time when experts say that the avian flu could affect the egg supply for up to a year.

Hampton Creek, the San  ...

3 hours ago
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The news from Code Conference and 8 other links to ease your day

by Kent Bernhard Jr APPLE COOK

A s Evan Spiegel prepares to take Snapchat public and Walt Mossburgh and Kara Swisher call it quits on going it alone as an Internet media company, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers’ Mary Meeker drops the latest Internet knowledge on us, all at the Code conference in Southern California.

Apple Watch goes to dogs. The heir to China’s richest man has bought Apple Watches for his dogs. ( New  ...

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Richard Branson's health startup lands $92M

by Jessica Bartlett VirginPulse2

R ichard Branson’s health venture Virgin Pulse has secured $92 million, which will help broaden the Framingham, Mass., company’s employee health incentive program to a greater population of employers.

The funding was led by Insight Venture Partners. Existing investor and parent company Virgin Group, founded by famed investor Branson, also participated in the latest funding round.

“This  ...

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