Outsourcing pharma to the barnyard could make important drugs affordable to all.
Video clips of retail floor TV, interactive advertising projected onto a shop floor.
The good news is that U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2005 to 6.9% annually. The bad news is that total spending reached $2 trillion per year, 16% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), almost $6,700 per person for each of the 300 million Americans.
The free-wheeling information economy of the global Internet won’t always be there to save us. We’ll have to be sure we make the right health choices.
The most sought-after media-rich homes will have satellite TV for HDTV, cable TV for the broad range of standard channels (and for cable modem Internet service), plus maybe a digital antenna to pull in local high def channels.
We’re getting used to watching TV on our PC screens, but one new category of products transfers video from your desktop PC to the conventional HDTV set in the living room
The early buzz in the general press focuses on the non-destructive harvesting of amniotic stem cells. But another aspect of the new findings shows how science develops faster than the policies we make to manage it.
Life enhancement innovations like cosmetic neurology, 20-15 LASIK, non-therapeutic abortion, body modification and other elective surgeries are an inevitable part of medical care in a free society. Enhancing the life of your child should be included in that list.
A day after I posted a piece arguing against live mobile phone TV, Todd Spangler in Multichannel News reports that Verizon will announce a new service offering "fewer than one-dozen channels" of live TV at the International CES show opening this weekend in Las Vegas. The new service will compete with the upcoming Modeo beta and the Sprint-and-Cingular-centric first-mover MobiTV promising better video quality. It will require an extra monthly charge and a new higher-powered mobile phone.
A much-quoted InStat survey of mobile video subscribers last year was skeptical of the entire market, and a more recent BBC Online Video Survey of users in Britain, where advanced mobile phone technology is more standardized, gave disappointing results for mobile video promoters.
Mobile TV with either the Modeo or my much more capacious Slingbox-connected Pocket PC phone misses the mark for five reasons.