• 'Apple doesn't like to admit they copy anyone, even in the smallest things' - this startup CEO says that Apple is using 'alternative facts' to market the new Apple Watch

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's upcoming Apple Watch Series 4 will get the ability to take an ECG reading - a super-accurate way to diagnose heart conditions - before the end of the year.
    Apple said it was the first to offer that feature "over the counter," and that it had received FDA clearance.
    However, venture-backed startup AliveCor, based in Google's hometown of Mountain View, has been making ECG hardware for smartphones, and was surprised at Apple's announcement - with its CEO going so far as to accuse Apple as making up "alternative facts."
    On Wednesday, Apple's biggest surprise wasn't new phones, but a...
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  • A VC who's lived in Silicon Valley her whole life says the things that used to set it apart from Los Angeles and New York are changing fast

    A VC who's lived in Silicon Valley her whole life says the things that used to set it apart from Los Angeles and New York are changing fast

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Silicon Valley has undergone many changes since it first became the hub of the tech world decades ago.
    Minal Hasan, the co-founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has lived in the region her whole life.
    The biggest change she's seen is that Silicon Valley residents today are more materialistic and more likely to show off their wealth than in the old days.
    Silicon Valley has been the center of the computing world for decades.
    But the region is a lot different today than it was 20 or 30 years ago, says one native who's witnessed the changes firsthand.
    Minal Hasan is the 35-year-old...
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