Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Interesting idea - StartUp Health Launches First Class Of Healthcare Transformers - TechCrunch

It was only a few days ago that we brought in co-founders Unity Stoakes and Steven Krein to discuss their new startup Academy, StartUp Health. It's an entirely free, long-term program that is aiming to equip developers, designers, medical professionals and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources necessary to transform the healthcare industry.

Hearing this, and knowing that the medical industry more so than most is in dire need of some innovation, we simply couldn't resist checking out the inaugural class launch, where ten new healthcare startups came together in NYC to build out their companies and change the way we take care of ourselves.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Vivek Kundra at

 Facebook just suggested I friend Vivek Kundra at

He is listed as: Executive Vice-President, Emerging Markets · Jan 2012 to present

I'm sure it's all on the up and up, but they are profoundly helped by the Federal 'Cloud' First Policy

Very Interesting...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Upgraded Memory TiVo Premiere: Now record even more of your favorite shows « TiVo Blog

TiVo subscribers asked, and we listened! We are excited to announce that beginning this Sunday, March 25, a new upgraded memory version of TiVo Premiere is available for purchase on or from your local Best Buy store. The new TiVo Premiere will replace the previous model and can now record up to a whopping 75 hours of HD entertainment – that's 65% more recording hours for your favorite television shows and movies!

As the HD entertainment world has now become the standard, there is more demand than ever to provide consumers with additional recording capacity. With this upgrade, the price of TiVo Premiere will go from $99.99 to $149.99 with a monthly service fee for new purchases of $14.99 with a one year service commitment. The full TiVo Premiere family of DVRs now includes:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Nation's Transition to Health IT

Whether you're just starting to think about adopting an electronic health record (EHR) system or are ready to make the change from paper records to EHRS, find out how to get started.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

$1.5M Fine Marks A New Era In HITECH Enforcement

The settlement BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee paid to HHS was a penalty for failing to prevent a breach that saw the theft of 57 unencrypted hard drives containing recordings of customer service phone calls. The drives were left behind in a data closet after the company stopped using a leased facility.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix, our recommended distro, is ready for download!

The Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix is ready for download!

What is the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix?

The Remix is a distribution comprised of software packages from the Fedora ARM project, plus a small number of additional packages that are modified from the Fedora versions or which cannot be included in Fedora due to licensing issues – in particular, the libraries for accessing the VideoCore GPU on the Raspberry Pi.

The SD card image for the Remix includes a little over 640 packages, providing both text-mode and graphical interfaces (LXDE/XFCE) with an assortment of programming languages, applications, system tools, and services for both environments. There are over 16,000 software packages available from the Fedora ARM repositories which can be easily installed using the Internet to customize your system to meet your needs and interests (again, using either command-line or graphical tools).

Some of the highlights of the software included in the SD card image:

  • Programming languages: python, perl, ruby, bash
  • Version control: git
  • System administration tools (command line and/or graphical) for configuring various aspects of the system including the network, date/time, users, and printers
  • Command-line and graphical tools for installing/removing/updating software
  • ssh (secure remote login) and printer services
  • Graphical applications: word processing (AbiWord), spreadsheets (Gnumeric), image editing (GIMP), and web browsing (Firefox)
  • Editors for programming: vim (text mode) and gedit with plugins for file management, terminal, and python console (graphical mode)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seriously?: Controversial Bill Penalizes Women For Birth Control Use

Controversial Bill Penalizes Women For Birth Control Use
Arizona legislators have advanced an unprecedented bill that would require women who wish to have their contraception covered by their health insurance plans to prove... to their employers that they are taking it to treat medical conditions. The bill also makes it easier for Arizona employers to fire a woman for using birth control to prevent pregnancy despite the employer's moral objection.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Really?: NJ's capital to make emergency toilet paper buy

NJ's capital to make emergency toilet paper buy

thumbnailTRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials in New Jersey's capital say they've resolved a fight over toilet paper. Trenton's The Times newspaper ( reports Mayor Tony Mack's administration will move forward with an emergency purchase of toilet paper and paper towels. Supplies of both dwindled in city buildings while the administration and City Council quarreled over a contract to resupply ...

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'Homeless Hotspot' stunt stirs debate at SXSW

A story from AP Mobile:

'Homeless Hotspot' stunt stirs debate at SXSW

thumbnailAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A charitable marketing program that paid homeless people to carry Wi-Fi signals at South By Southwest has drawn widespread debate at the annual Austin conference and around the country. BBH Labs, a unit of the global marketing agency BBH, gave 13 people from Austin's Front Steps Shelter mobile Wi-Fi devices and T-shirts that announced "I am a 4G Hotspot." The company paid them...

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Banda black market suspected as Calif tubas vanish

Banda black market suspected as Calif tubas vanish

thumbnailLOS ANGELES (AP) - They've still got their trombones and their trumpets, their cornets and their clarinets. But the high school marching bands of Southern California are tuba-less these days, and their music directors think they know why. There's a banda bandit on the loose, they say. Someone, they believe, is breaking into high schools from the east side of Los Angeles to the shores of Manhattan ...

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Monday, March 5, 2012