Can Design Controls Accelerate Medical Innovation?

We are living in an unprecedented era of rapid medical innovation in the face of COVID-19. The speed of development for devices and diagnostics has been driven by the urgency of the pandemic resulting in enhanced public-private collaboration, access to funding, and a reduced regulatory burden.

While the pace of medical innovation today can be seen as an inspiring silver lining, it also highlights the lack of that speed over the past 20 years. When the dust settles and COVID-19 is behind us (and it will be behind us), I find myself asking the following questions:

  • What lessons will we have learned to keep the positive momentum going into the future?
  • What will happen when our public-private collaborations, access to funding, and regulatory pathways to commercialization resume to the status quo?
  • Will the pace of medical innovation also wind back down to the pre-COVID era?

To the

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Airbnb says sharing model proved ‘resilient’ amid pandemic

Airbnb said in its stock market filing Monday that its home-sharing model proved resilient during the global pandemic, as it posted a profit for the just-ended quarter.

The San Francisco-based startup delivered a $219 million profit in the three months ending in September, but nonetheless lost $697 million in the first nine months of the year amid a 32 percent revenue drop as the Covid-19 outbreak crushed the travel sector.

In its first public release of its financial data, Airbnb said its home-sharing model has been “resilient” compared with others in the sector during the crisis.

“People wanted to get out of their homes and yearned to travel, but they did not want to go far or to be in crowded hotel lobbies,” the document said. “Our platform has proven adaptable to serve these new ways of traveling.”

Airbnb revenue slipped to $2.5 billion in the first nine months of

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Defense wants car’s computer evidence thrown out from deadly Bayshore crash case

TAMPA, Fla. — Attorneys for the two teens accused of drag racing on Bayshore Boulevard and killing a mother and daughter are trying to get key evidence thrown out.

The black Mustang, investigators say hit and killed Jessica Raubenolt and her 1-year-old daughter, has a computer system police took as evidence in 2018.

But an attorney for the teenage driver says police did not include that computer system in their warrant.

“The infotainment telematics system was taken out of the vehicle by the police, downloaded, data extracted — something they didn’t even ask to do,” said defense attorney John Fitzgibbons.

The system syncs up with the driver’s cell phone and could be key in showing where the car was and how fast it was going.

Raubenolt was pushing her daughter in a stroller across Bayshore when the Mustang, driven by Cameron Herrin, hit them.

Investigators say he was racing a

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Here Are The First Deals

Amazon Black Friday 2020 sales have started and there are already a staggering number of great deals available across Echo and Kindle devices, laptops, TVs and smartphones. Below is my selection of the best Amazon deals you can buy right now.

11/16 Update: new deals and updated prices added.

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If you’re looking to secure a bargain right now and beat the Black Friday rush, be sure to jump on these Amazon deals which are currently live:

Best Black Friday 2020 Amazon Device Live Deals

Amazon’s discounts on its own devices are the highlight of its Black Friday sales every year and the following deals can already be purchased:

  • 11/16  Echo Show 5 – $85.93 ($19.83 saving) – shop deal now
  • 11/16 Echo Show 8
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The best telemedicine services to see a doctor from home

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

It’s late at night and you’re coming down with something: itchy throat, watery eyes, pounding head, aching stomach. Do you push through the pain until morning, when you can see your primary care physician, or rush to the emergency room where you might end up with a hefty bill? And in times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, do you risk contagion by sitting in a waiting room to see your nurse practitioner or doctor for an in-person medical care appointment?

In either scenario — or any other situation where you might not want to or can’t travel to a doctor’s office — you can pick up your phone and, in a matter of a few taps, explain your symptoms to an online doctor who can immediately advise you on the best course

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Airbnb’s IPO suggests it could spend $1.2 billion on Amazon’s cloud

  • Airbnb publicly revealed its paperwork for an initial public offering on Monday.
  • The filing revealed the company has a contract with a “data hosting services provider” to spend at least $1.2 billion by 2027.
  • While the filing doesn’t make that provider’s identity explicit, it also says that Airbnb relies “primarily” on Amazon Web Services for cloud computing services to host and deliver the company’s platform.
  • Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky this summer suggested the company was looking for opportunities to “get more efficient” when it came to Amazon Web Services.
  • The company may have reached a deal with AWS to do so. Airbnb said it initially agreed to spend $1.2 billion through 2024, but the data hosting provider agreed to extend the terms until 2027.
  • Are you an Amazon Web Services employee? Contact reporter Ashley Stewart via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]).
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more
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Cisco’s Cloud Strategy Needs More Work

Cisco last week bounced back from a tough summer, as shares appreciated 8% on a decent earnings report that beat expectations. Those expectations had been knocked down in the previous quarter, when Cisco executives set full-year revenue guidance for a 10% year-over-year (y/y) decline.

Cisco reported earnings of 76 cents per share vs. the 70 cents per share expected analysts, according to Wall Street projections. Revenue was $11.93 billion vs. $11.85 billion as expected by analysts, according to research firm Refinitiv. Revenue declined 9% compared the year-ago quarter, a slight improvement over the 10% that had been expected.

But keep in mind that a 9% revenue decline is still not ideal, with many companies in the enterprise and cloud technology markets experiencing growth. Despite the better quarter, Cisco still has a lot of work to do in competing for market share in more attractive growth segments of the market. Much

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The much-hyped ‘$35,000’ Tesla Model 3 is dead

See ya, $35,000 Model 3.


Remember when the Tesla Model 3 was just a twinkle in CEO Elon Musk’s eye? The executive promised a game-changing electric sedan that would also be affordable for the average buyer — as in $35,000 before federal tax credits.

While there’s definitely a case to make on how the Model 3 has shaped the automotive industry at large, the affordability part remains in question, especially noting the $35,000 Model 3 is dead and gone. Electrek reported Monday, citing unnamed sources, that it’s no longer possible to order the entry-level Model 3. Though, if we’re being totally factual, the actual $35,000 Model 3 went away a long time ago.

Remember, Tesla launched the $35,000 car in 2019 long after the more expensive versions launched. However, just months later,

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DJ Consoles Market Will Showcase Negative Impact During 2020-2024 | Size, Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast

Technavio has been monitoring the disc jockey (DJ) consoles market and it is poised to grow by USD 111.48 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Disc Jockey (DJ) Consoles Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Analysis

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. AEB Industriale Srl, Audiotonix Ltd., Focusrite Plc, Global Distribution GmbH & Co. KG, Guillemot Corp. SA, InMusic Brands Inc., INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS AND DESIGN

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Ribbon Communications to Present at the Needham Security, Networking, and Communications Conference

WESTFORD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that Bruce McClelland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mick Lopez, Chief Financial Officer, and Sam Bucci, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Packet Optical Networks, will present via teleconference at the Needham Security, Networking, and Communications Conference on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. ET.

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The presentation will be made available live via audio webcast as well as archived replay on the Investor Relations section of the Ribbon Communications’ website at

About Ribbon
Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers global communications software and packet and optical network solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning

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