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medical imaging

Image Sharing Aims to Cut Repeat Scans

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Medicare spent about $10 billion on medical imaging in 2010, compared with about $6 billion a decade earlier. An estimated 10% to 20% of those costs are duplicate exams....
Image Sharing Aims to Cut Repeat Scans

Olympus confirms that Sony is now its largest shareholder

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Sony got a stake in Olympus' future when it made a $645 million investment into the troubled camera firm last September, getting a board representative and a controlling share of a medical imaging project. As of this weekend, however, the foot is that much further in the door: it's...
Olympus confirms that Sony is now its largest shareholder

Giveaway: An Exclusive Screening Of CNBC's Peter Thiel "20 Under 20″ Documentary Next Week

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When Peter Thiel identified the next bubble as one in higher education, it ignited a bit of controversy here on TechCrunch. He told TechCrunch last year, “A true bubble is when something is overvalued and intensely believed. Education may be the only thing people still believe in in the United...
Giveaway: An Exclusive Screening Of CNBC's Peter Thiel "20 Under 20″ Documentary Next Week

Here’s how new CEO Kaz Hirai wants to save Sony

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Sony this morning reported a massive net loss of $2 billion, but Kazuo Hirai, who yesterday was officially appointed to replace Howard Stringer as CEO, has big plans in mind to get the company back in shape. In a meeting with investors this morning, Hirai detailed a four-point plan that...
Here’s how new CEO Kaz Hirai wants to save Sony

Google Ventures-Backed Cliqr Brings Old-School Business Apps To The Cloud

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In all the talk of cloud computing, Cliqr Technologies CEO Gaurav Manglik says there’s one area of enterprise technology that’s been sitting out the transition — business applications. The cloud has led to an explosion of new apps, but (to pick two random examples) chip design and medical imaging apps...
Google Ventures-Backed Cliqr Brings Old-School Business Apps To The Cloud

Sony makes Olympus rescue pact official with $645 million investment

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After months of speculation about who would step in to save the scandal-ridden Olympus' rocky fortunes, Sony has finally opened up its checkbook. The two companies have entered into a "business and capital alliance" worth around $650 million in exchange for a 51 percent stake in a new enterprise...
Sony makes Olympus rescue pact official with $645 million investment

Texas Instruments brings sci-fi tech to life with DLP (hands-on video)

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We've come across a number of DLP-based pico projectors over the years and while these products are getting smaller, brighter and higher resolution, it's the integration with other devices that's really captured our imagination. Samsung's Galaxy Beam, which we reviewed last year, merges a 15-lumen nHD (640x360) DLP-based pico...
Texas Instruments brings sci-fi tech to life with DLP (hands-on video)

AMD launches R-Series chip for next-gen casinos, surveillance systems, distractions

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While others push for ever-smaller processors to power the so-called Internet of Things, AMD's new R-Series chips are designed to go the other way: upgrading devices that are already hooked up but that could benefit from more graphical whizz. These embedded processors have the same Piledriver and Radeon HD...
AMD launches R-Series chip for next-gen casinos, surveillance systems, distractions

FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

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We've discussed how the government often seems much more focused on silencing leaks of information, rather than recognizing that those leaks are often highlighting serious misconduct. The latest example involves the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who apparently started trying to find the source of a leak, but in the...
FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics
Scientists find weird new property of matter that breaks all the rules
Hands on with Sharp's unreal 32-inch 4K IGZO 'retina display' as well as 8K and bendable displays

Sony tips $645 million into Olympus medical imaging deal

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Sony and Olympus have entered into a partnership (pdf) with Sony investing $645 million in the scandal-wracked Olympus Corporation. The new ëbusiness alliance and capital allianceí will see Sony seek to gain a foothold in the medical imaging segment currently dominated by Olympus, which supplies most of the worldís endoscopes....
Sony tips $645 million into Olympus medical imaging deal
Samsung Buys Medical Imaging Company NeuroLogica

Olympus hangs $57 million loss on austerity, strong yen and declining compact camera market

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Olympus is reporting a $56.7 million loss for its first quarter of 2012. While its coveted medical imaging arm remains profitable, its life-science and industrial unit suffered thanks to corporate belt-tightening. Unsurprisingly, its low-end compact camera market is shrinking, but sales of its OM-D E-M5 ILC increased by 50...
Olympus hangs $57 million loss on austerity, strong yen and declining compact camera market
Sony rescues Olympus with $644M investment in camera optics

Giveaway: A Few Extra Tickets To An Exclusive Screening Of CNBC's "20 Under 20″ Documentary Wednesday Night

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When we ran this post last week about this exclusive showing of a CNBC documentary about Peter Thiel’s 20 Under 20 fellowship, all of the tickets were scooped up by the end of the day. So CNBC decided to upgrade to a slightly larger theater for Wednesday night and is...
Giveaway: A Few Extra Tickets To An Exclusive Screening Of CNBC's "20 Under 20″ Documentary Wednesday Night
Waterloo Incubator Hyperdrive Unveils Second Cohort Of Startups, Tackling Everything From ESL To Medical Imaging

Earthworm guts become factory for nanoparticles

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Enlarge / Meet the latest quantum dot assembly factory. Colorado State Quantum dots are nanoscale-sized pieces of semiconductor. Their small size ensures that quantum effects, like the Pauli exclusion principle, influence the behavior of electrons within them. This gives the dots properties that a bulk material with the same...
Earthworm guts become factory for nanoparticles

Pics.io Wants To Bring A Collaborative, RAW-Based Photo Editing Workflow To The Browser

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A new startup called Pics.io out of the Ukraine hopes to take the next big leap in the online photography workflow, by making browser-based, fully collaborative RAW image file processing a reality. The team has plenty of experience working in digital photography, and is now looking for funding to...
Pics.io Wants To Bring A Collaborative, RAW-Based Photo Editing Workflow To The Browser

Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

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Panasonic is reportedly putting the final touches to a 50 billion yen ($635 million) bailout package to save Olympus. Panasonic will become the largest shareholder of the scandal-ridden camera maker, reeling from a $1.7 billion accounting fraud uncovered last year, with an eye on getting a foothold in Olympus'...
Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

Empirical Evidence Of Just How Much Patent Trolling Hinders Innovation

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Over at Slate, Ray Fisman has an excellent article discussing some recent research on how patent trolling hinders innovation. Much of the story focuses on the research of Catherine Tucker at MIT, which looked specifically at patent trolling in medical imaging, and presents incredibly compelling evidence of just how massively...
Empirical Evidence Of Just How Much Patent Trolling Hinders Innovation
Sony buys $644m share of Olympus in pursuit of 4K endoscopes and better camera technology
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