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drag2share: Majority of medical apps won’t be FDA regulated

source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/24/fda-medical-apps/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget&ncid=rss_semi

FDA adopts riskbased approach to medical app regulation

App catalogs are flush with titles that allow users to play doctor, but according to the FDA, most of them are harmless and don’t warrant regulatory oversight. Instead, the agency has announced that it’ll take a more reactive, risk-based approach and will only require approval for mobile apps that “present a greater risk to patients if they do not work as intended.” Specifically, the FDA will scrutinize apps that perform the functions of regulated medical devices — such as an ECG monitor — along with those that are used as accessories to regulated medical equipment. As a telling statistic, only 100 mobile apps have received FDA clearance within the past decade, so imagine what would happen to the agency’s workload if it tried to exercise control over the Apple App Store and Google Play Store combined.


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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 news No Comments

The Changing Nature of the American Household

source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/topics/demographics/the-changing-nature-of-the-american-household-36350/?utm_campaign=rssfeed&utm_source=mc&utm_medium=textlink

Census-Changing-US-Household-Types-1970-2012-Sept2013Marketers often look at household groups, whether they be TV households or high-income households. But what does the typical American household look like? A new study [pdf] from the Census Bureau analyzing a couple of its broader population surveys shows that the constitution of the American household has evolved considerably in the past 4 decades or so, such that there really is no typical household type anymore. For example, as of last year, so-called “nuclear families” accounted for just 19.6% of US households, down from 40.3% in 1970.

While the percentage of households made up of married couples with children has seen a marked decline, other household types have grown more common. Men living alone now represent 12.3% of all households, up from 8.6% in 1980 and just 5.6% in 1970. Additionally, women living alone account for 15.2% of all households, up from 11.5% in 1970.

To be fair, the biggest changes in household dynamics occurred between 1970 and 1980, as the above chart illustrates. But each of those trends has only continued to strengthen since 1980: in the past decade alone, the share of households counted as married couples with children has dropped by almost 5% points.

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 news No Comments

How Tory Burch Built Her Fashion Empire And Became A Billionaire In Less Than A Decade

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/tory-burch-the-ballerina-flat-billionaire-2013-7

New York socialite Tory Burch became the queen of fashion and a billionaire in less than a decade.

She packaged her “boho prep” style, and distributed it to the masses by launching her namesake company in 2004.

The core product of her aspirational brand, her signature Reva ballerina flat, priced at just under $200, hit a sweet spot in the market and quickly became a status symbol.

She has outpaced her competitors, Michael Kors and Coach, and the word on the street is that her company is on the road to go public.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 news No Comments

Watch Cities Rise Decade by Decade in These Amazing 3D Animations

Source: http://gizmodo.com/watch-cities-rise-decade-by-decade-in-these-amazing-3d-743370346

Watch Cities Rise Decade by Decade in These Amazing 3D Animations

It’s hard to imagine that the vast skylines of our major cities were once empty space and unused tracts of land. But the rapid urban growth over the last century is nothing short of astounding, especially when condensed down to simple two minute animations.

The 3D flyover renderings were created by a real-estate company called Cube Cities, out of Calgary. The company has made heavy use of Google Earth imagery to give their clients a better visual understanding of commercial properties within urban environments. These particular videos utilized construction data to show when buildings of major cities cropped up over time.

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Midtown Manhattan

 

Toronto

 

Chicago

 

Each animation featured is slightly different, due to Cube Cities’ process of testing various models. It is fascinating to compare how the different cities rose up in the historical context of each decade over the past 100 years. And how much change the next century might bring. [Cube Cities via Atlantic Cities]

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 news No Comments

Global Mobile Phone Penetration Nears 100 Percent

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Few technologies in the world have created as immediate and widespread an impact as cell phones. Hand-held phones have completely changed how the world communicates in the span of a decade or so.

We are only a few years from there being a mobile phone subscription for every human being on earth.

According to the International Telecommunications Union, there were 6.4 billion mobile phone subscriptions at the end of 2012, translating to 91% penetration globally. That’s up from a mere 662 million subscriptions a decade ago.

(The world has some 7 billion human inhabitants.)

Of course, mobile subscriptions are not spread evenly between the developed and developing world, and there are many people in the developing world without mobile phone service. Penetration was 124% in the developed world, as a significant number of users have more than one phone. Nonetheless, penetration was still 84% in the developing world.

The ITU forecasts that penetration will take another jump this year. It expects there to be 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions at year-end 2013, good for 96% penetration. It forecasts penetration in the developing world will grow to 89% this year.

Elsewhere, the ITU forecasts there will be 2.1 billion mobile broadband subscriptions (i.e., smartphones) by the end of 2013, suggesting global smartphone penetration of 30%.

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 news No Comments

State of Media Employment

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-state-of-media-employment-2013-1

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The internet has caused massive disruption across the media landscape, causing a surge in job insecurity at traditional establishments.

But now we have a good look at the numbers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has put together a presentation on the recent history and direction of media jobs. It’s not pretty.

Across several different industries (radio, TV, newspapers, film, etc.) there’s been a steady downward march in employment.

Total media jobs peaked at the beginning of the decade.

Employment in the book/periodical/music industry has been on a steady downward trend, and in 2011 the bottom completely fell out of the industry.

Sound recording? Same deal.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 charts No Comments

2011 Global Mobile Ad Spend By Category

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/bii-report-here-are-the-major-players-in-mobile-advertising-2013-1

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We are in the post-PC era, and soon billions of consumers will be carrying around Internet-connected mobile devices for up to 16 hours a day. Mobile audiences have exploded as a result.

Mobile advertising should be a bonanza, similar to online advertising a decade ago. However, it has been a bit slow off the ground, and its growth trajectory is not clear cut.

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 news No Comments

Doctors Don’t Follow Their Own Advice on Medical Treatment

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5976978/doctors-dont-want-treatment-even-when-theyre-dying

Doctors Don't Follow Their Own Advice on Medical TreatmentIt’s been known that doctors tend to avoid their advice for patients when it comes to treating themselves but it’s pretty amazing how big the difference really is. Radiolab dug up a decade-long survey made by Joseph Gallo of John Hopkins that showed what doctors really think.

The scenario the doctors were given was “irreversible brain injury without terminal illness”. Taking a look at the survey and it’s pretty, um, clear that doctors don’t want any type of treatment other than pain meds:

Doctors Don't Follow Their Own Advice on Medical Treatment It’s a far cry from us civilians who would try every route in order to get better. Sometimes the cards are the cards, I guess. [Radio Lab via Smithsonian Mag, Image Credit Shutterstock]

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 news No Comments

Facebook Has The Worst IPO Of The Decade (FB)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-facebook-has-the-worst-ipo-of-the-decade-2012-5

Facebook’s IPO has been the worst performing IPO of the decade after five days, according to this chart from Bloomberg.

chart of the day, stock performance for the 10 largest ipos, may 2012

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 news No Comments

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