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Top Stories: Trump To Visit FBI; Staggering Global Health Care Costs

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Catholic Church Singled Out In Australia Sex Abuse Report.

— After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI.

— How The Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing.

— Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty.

And here are more early headlines:

New Uncertainty For GOP Tax Deal. (New York Times)

Firefighter Killed Battling Southern Calif. Blaze. (Los Angeles Times)

E.U. Leaders Expected To Agree To New Round Of Brexit Talks. (BBC)

Sen. Franken, Accused Of Misconduct, Says Will Resign In January. (AP)

Workers Possibly Contaminated At Nuke Site. (Northwest News Network)

Obamacare Center Returning Calls Due To Heavy Volume. (The Hill)

Scientists Think They Know Why Skydiver Broke Sound Barrier. (AP)

Arctic global warming so rapid that computer measuring it rejected the results

Climate change in the Arctic has “outrun” a computer designed to measure it.

So rapid was the temperature change at a weather station in Alaska, the computer analysing the data detected an error and stopped recording the correct temperature.

In a blog post, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate scientist Dr Deke Arndt explained the recent incident, referring to it as “an ironic exclamation point to swift regional climate change in and near the Arctic”.

The weather station is located in Utqiaġvik, the most northerly town in the US.

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    A group of emperor penguins face a crack in the sea ice, near McMurdo Station, Antarctica

    Kira Morris

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    Amid a flood in Islampur, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, a woman on a raft searches for somewhere dry to take shelter. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise, which is expected to make tens of millions of people homeless by 2050.

    Probal Rashid

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    Hanna Petursdottir examines a cave inside the Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland, which she said had been growing rapidly. Since 2000, the size of glaciers on Iceland has reduced by 12 per cent.

    Tom Schifanella

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    Floods destroyed eight bridges and ruined crops such as wheat, maize and peas in the Karimabad valley in northern Pakistan, a mountainous region with many glaciers. In many parts of the world, glaciers have been in retreat, creating dangerously large lakes that can cause devastating flooding when the banks break. Climate change can also increase rainfall in some areas, while bringing drought to others.

    Hira Ali

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    Smoke – filled with the carbon that is driving climate change – drifts across a field in Colombia.

    Sandra Rondon

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    A river once flowed along the depression in the dry earth of this part of Bangladesh, but it has disappeared amid rising temperatures.

    Abrar Hossain

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    Sindh province in Pakistan has experienced a grim mix of two consequences of climate change.
    “Because of climate change either we have floods or not enough water to irrigate our crop and feed our animals,” says the photographer. “Picture clearly indicates that the extreme drought makes wide cracks in clay. Crops are very difficult to grow.”

    Rizwan Dharejo

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    A shepherd moves his herd as he looks for green pasture near the village of Sirohi in Rajasthan, northern India.
    The region has been badly affected by heatwaves and drought, making local people nervous about further predicted increases in temperature.

    Riddhima Singh Bhati

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    A factory in China is shrouded by a haze of air pollution. The World Health Organisation has warned such pollution, much of which is from the fossil fuels that cause climate change, is a “public health emergency”.

    Leung Ka Wa

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    Water levels in reservoirs, like this one in Gers, France, have been getting perilously low in areas across the world affected by drought, forcing authorities to introduce water restrictions.

    Mahtuf Ikhsan

Low levels of sea ice in the region caused the air temperatures to rise quickly.

The computers NOAA use to automatically record climate data have in-built algorithms that ensure the information they record is accurate. 

This algorithm is meant to be triggered if the instruments measuring temperatures are damaged, or if there is an artificial change in the environment surrounding them. 

In this case, the temperature change was such a shock to the system that the computer “disqualified itself” from the Alaskan temperature analysis.

This left northern Alaska “analysed a little cooler than it really was”, wrote Dr Arndt.

The data from the station was missing for all of 2017, and the last few months of 2016.

“In this case, instead of a station move, or urban sprawl, or an equipment change, it was actually very real climate change that changed the environment, by erasing a lot of the sea ice that used to hang out nearby,” wrote Dr Arndt.

The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the global average, meaning the effects of climate change are felt particularly keenly in polar regions.

This was laid out in NOAA’s recent Arctic Report Card, which among other things documented the lowest ever measurements for maximum winter sea ice area that were recorded this year.

In the coming months, Dr Arndt and his colleagues will work to restore the lost Alaskan data, so it can contribute to understanding the extreme climate change in the region.

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Speedtest shows global internet speeds are up this past year

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According to Speedtest, mobile download speeds have increased 30.1 percent over the past 12 months, while mobile upload speed increased 38.9 percent. The tool also shows a 31.6 percent speed increase for fixed broadband downloads (along with a 25.9 percent increase for broadband upload speeds). In November, Speedtest notes that 119 countries have a faster mobile download speed than the global average of 20.28 Mbps, while 134 countries are slower. Broadband had 71 countries above that global average, with 185 countries coming in slower than that.

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The countries showing the greatest mobile speed increase over the last year include Laos (the most improved with a 249.5 percent increase), Vietnam, Trinidad/Tobago, Hong Kong and Lebanon. Most improved for fixed broadband includes the tiny French island off the coast of Africa, Reunion, Guatemala, Ghana, Peru and India. On the other side of the coin, many countries lost speed, notably Puerto Rico saw a drop of 39.8 percent in mobile download speeds, most likely due to the hurricane.

Global internet speeds got 30 percent faster in 2017 – Recode

Internet download speeds grew more than 30 percent this year for both wireline and mobile connections as compared to a year earlier, according to new data from internet speed-test company Ookla. That makes the average download speed 40 Mbps for broadband and 20 Mbps for mobile.

Growth was driven by network improvements in many countries, including Norway, Australia and India, which saw its broadband speeds increase 77 percent this year, making it the most improved of the world’s largest countries. It still ranks 76th out of all countries, with an average broadband download speed of 18.82 Mpbs.

Here are the countries that currently have the fastest internet speeds:

Note that the U.S. ranks 44th in mobile download speeds, at 26.32 Mbps. Rankings and averages are based on November 2017 data, and are compared with data from November 2016. See all the countries’ speeds and ranks here.


Global internet speeds got 30 percent faster in 2017

Internet download speeds grew more than 30 percent this year for both wireline and mobile connections as compared to a year earlier, according to new data from internet speed-test company Ookla. That makes the average download speed 40 Mbps for broadband and 20 Mbps for mobile.

Growth was driven by network improvements in many countries, including Norway, Australia and India, which saw its broadband speeds increase 77 percent this year, making it the most improved of the world’s largest countries. It still ranks 76th out of all countries, with an average broadband download speed of 18.82 Mpbs.

Here are the countries that currently have the fastest internet speeds:

Note that the U.S. ranks 44th in mobile download speeds, at 26.32 Mbps. Rankings and averages are based on November 2017 data, and are compared with data from November 2016. See all the countries’ speeds and ranks here.


Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017

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Clockwise from top left: Bad selfie; “tree man” disease; Deer tick; mothers from Namibia’s Himba tribe and from Amber, India; toilet; and Hamza man eating honeycomb.

Clockwise from top left: SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Hadassah; Matthieu Paley/National Geographic; Stephen Reiss for NPR; Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; and Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street.


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Clockwise from top left: SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Hadassah; Matthieu Paley/National Geographic; Stephen Reiss for NPR; Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; and Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street.

Clockwise from top left: Bad selfie; “tree man” disease; Deer tick; mothers from Namibia’s Himba tribe and from Amber, India; toilet; and Hamza man eating honeycomb.

Clockwise from top left: SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Hadassah; Matthieu Paley/National Geographic; Stephen Reiss for NPR; Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; and Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street.

I always get excited about putting together Goats and Soda’s list of most-read stories of the year. To me, it reveals a lot about how our audience feels about the world — what did you find surprising? Share-worthy? Illuminating?

You loved the stories that got you woke: how to ethically take selfies while volunteering abroad; how the Western media visually portrays women and girls in the developing world.

You were intrigued by rare health conditions, like uppgivenhetssyndrom, a coma-like state found in some refugee children in Sweden, and a disease that causes tree-like growths on the skin.

And you were curious about best practices from the developing world: Why are moms in Namibia such great breast-feeders? Why do the Hadza in Tanzania have such healthy diets?

From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.

1. Volunteering Abroad? Read This Before You Post That Selfie

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You may think it’s a noble idea to photograph yourself helping poor children. A new campaign has a different perspective.

2. Forbidding Forecast For Lyme Disease In The Northeast

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Blacklegged ticks — also called deer ticks — are tiny. This adult female is about the size of a sesame seed.

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Blacklegged ticks — also called deer ticks — are tiny. This adult female is about the size of a sesame seed.

Stephen Reiss for NPR

Why has the tick-borne illness surged? The answer traces back to something that newly arrived Europeans did more than 200 years ago.

3. Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man’s Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

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The growths on Muhammad Taluli’s hands were from a severe case of a rare condition called epidermodysplasia verruciformis — sometimes called “tree man” disease because the tumors can resemble wood or bark.

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The growths on Muhammad Taluli’s hands were from a severe case of a rare condition called epidermodysplasia verruciformis — sometimes called “tree man” disease because the tumors can resemble wood or bark.

Hadassah

He was in pain. He could not work. He was ashamed. He’d been told there was no treatment. Then he went to Hadassah Medical Center.

4. Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

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(From left) Mothers from Namibia’s Himba tribe; from Amber, India; and from Washington state.

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(From left) Mothers from Namibia’s Himba tribe; from Amber, India; and from Washington state.

Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; Sarah Wolfe Photography/Getty

Many American women want to breast-feed — and try to. Only about half keep it up. It’s as if they’ve lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she’s figured out why.

5. In Sweden, Hundreds Of Refugee Children Gave Up On Life

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Two refugee children who show the symptoms of uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome.

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Two refugee children who show the symptoms of uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome.

Magnus Wennman for The New Yorker

An article in an April issue of the New Yorker described youngsters who fell into a coma-like state in reaction to the news that their family may be deported. We interview the author.

6. Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

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A newly detected type of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria (in red) has acquired genes that make it more deadly.



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There are so many “superbugs” appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven’t had the time or resources to report on all of them. But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write about it.

7. PHOTOS: Peep At The Toilets Of 7 Families Around The World

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This is likely a pit toilet. The idea is that there’s a giant hole underneath the toilet. It’s from Revben and Havenes Banda’s home in a rural village in Malawi. They live with their five children and five grandchildren; their monthly income is $50.

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This is likely a pit toilet. The idea is that there’s a giant hole underneath the toilet. It’s from Revben and Havenes Banda’s home in a rural village in Malawi. They live with their five children and five grandchildren; their monthly income is $50.

Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street

These pictures show that toilets can come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll never take your toilet for granted again.

8. Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

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Hadza man eating honeycomb and larvae from a beehive.

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Hadza man eating honeycomb and larvae from a beehive.

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Some species of bacteria in our intestines are disappearing. Can we reverse the microbial die-off? The food eaten by Tanzania’s Hadza tribe could hold the answer.

9. Outcry Over Photo Showing The Face Of A Girl Allegedly Being Raped

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This is a screenshot of an online promotion by LensCulture for the Magnum 2017 photo competition, using photographs by Souvid Datta taken of girls in the red light district of Kolkata. The photo that was used has been blacked out.

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This is a screenshot of an online promotion by LensCulture for the Magnum 2017 photo competition, using photographs by Souvid Datta taken of girls in the red light district of Kolkata. The photo that was used has been blacked out.

LensCulture/Courtesy of DuckRabbit

A firestorm has erupted over the ethics of using that image on Facebook to promote a photo contest — and the broader issue of how Western media depicts young women and girls in poor countries.

10. Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

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Jack Snow looks at a photo of his late wife, Lyn, on the wall of their home in Thomaston, Maine. Lyn Snow was bitten by a tick in late 2013 and died of Powassan, a tick-borne virus.

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Jack Snow looks at a photo of his late wife, Lyn, on the wall of their home in Thomaston, Maine. Lyn Snow was bitten by a tick in late 2013 and died of Powassan, a tick-borne virus.

Brianna Soukup for NPR

The world is seeing more and more new diseases, and the U.S. is no exception. We’re living in a hot spot for tick-borne diseases. Some are deadly. The key to stopping them may be an unlikely critter.

MIUI 9 Global Developer ROM v7.12.8 Brings Notifications in Line with Stock Android

Notifications in MIUI have always been a pain point. Even though other Android devices have had a single finger swipe gesture to expand notifications back in Android Jelly Bean, users would have to swipe with two fingers to expand notifications in MIUI. The problems don’t stop there, though. Android Nougat brought inline replies to notifications and also introduced bundled notifications from the same app in order to cut down on clutter. Unfortunately, Xiaomi didn’t bother to add these features to Nougat-based MIUI ROMs in its phones. Other problems with notifications in MIUI included not being able to dismiss or expand notifications on the lock screen, though the former was eventually added to the software. Xiaomi finally announced that MIUI 9 would handle notifications better by bringing its behavior more in line with stock Android.

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That means adding a one-finger gesture to expand notifications, in-line quick replies, and bundled notifications. However, even though Xiaomi has started rolling-out the MIUI 9 Global Stable update to many phones, the improved way of handling notifications hadn’t been added yet. In response to users’ queries, Xiaomi clarified that the capabilities would make their way to MIUI 9 in the near future. Now, Reddit user bloodvayne has found that MIUI Global Developer ROM v7.12.8 finally brings the aforementioned notifications update.

The Reddit user confirmed that Android 7.0 Nougat-based devices running the latest Developer ROM of MIUI 9 (v7.12.8) now has the one finger swipe gesture to expand notifications, as well as the addition of quick replies. Xiaomi has also added bundled notifications, and bloodvayne was able to confirm that they worked on apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram.

The Global Developer ROM is expected to roll-out to supported devices in the coming days and weeks. The Global Stable ROM lags behind when it comes to adding new features, but we expect Xiaomi to bring the capabilities to MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM soon. When the Global Stable ROM eventually starts rolling-out, one of the major pain points with MIUI will be solved, which will result in a better user experience for MIUI users.


Source: /u/bloodvayne

UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia

7 December 2017 – The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 – triple the current 50 million – amid the aging of the global population.

Dementia includes Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss and cognitive disabilities.

“Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, six million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), in a news release.

“The suffering that results is enormous. This is an alarm call: we must pay greater attention to this growing challenge and ensure that all people living with dementia, wherever they live, get the care that they need,” he added.

The Global Dementia Observatory, a web-based platform, launched by WHO, can track progress on the provision of services for people with dementia and for those who care for them, both within countries and globally.

It will also monitor the presence of national policy and plans, risk reduction measures and infrastructure for providing care and treatment.

“This is the first global monitoring system for dementia that includes such a comprehensive range of data,” said Tarun Dua of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. “The system will not only enable us to track progress, but just as importantly, to identify areas where future efforts are most needed.”

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WHO says the annual global cost of dementia is estimated at $818 billion, equivalent to more than one per cent of global gross domestic product. The total cost includes direct medical costs, social care and loss of income of caregivers.

By 2030, the cost is expected to more than double, to $2 trillion, a cost that could undermine social and economic development and overwhelm health and social services, including long-term care systems.

To date, WHO has collected data from 21 countries. By the end of 2018, it is expected that 50 countries will be contributing data.

Of the countries reporting data so far, 81 per cent have carried out a dementia awareness or risk reduction campaign, 71 per cent have a plan for dementia, 71 per cent provide support and training for caregivers and 66 per cent have a dementia-friendly initiative.

All of these activities are recommended by WHO in the Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025.

The Plan provides a comprehensive blueprint for action that can be taken by policy-makers, health- and social-care providers, civil society organizations and people with dementia and their caregivers.

New global internet reliability concerns emerge

Undersea, internet-carrying cables are not protected well enough and there isn’t an alternative in place should they fail.

That’s according to a new report from U.K.-based Policy Exchange, which outlines potential catastrophic effects that a simple cut in the hosepipe-sized underwater infrastructure could create.

Tsunamis, a vessel dragging an anchor, or even saw-wielding Russians could bring down the global financial system or cripple a solo nation’s internet access, Policy Exchange says in its new study (pdf).

Anchor dragging apparently is not unusual and has happened a few times over the years — most recently, an incident in Somalia earlier this year caused a three-week internet outage in the country.

Global internet users to reach 3.47 billion in 2017

With the biggest surge in smartphone adoption happening in India and Vietnam and user base expected to grow by almost 20 per cent in both countries, the year will see 3.47 billion people using the Internet, market research firm eMarketer has said.

Internet users will represent 46.8 per cent of the global population and mobile phones will be the primary device for Internet access, used by 2.73 billion people, the firm added.

The number of Internet users in India is expected to reach 450-465 million, said the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm IMRB International. The report said overall Internet penetration in India was currently around 31 per cent.

Developing digital markets in Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa will see the fastest Internet user growth from 2017-21, driven by widening mobile broadband coverage and smartphone adoption.

By 2019, more than half of the world will access the Internet regularly and in 2021 more than four billion people will be online.

However, Internet user growth will fall from 6.1 per cent this year to 3.5 per cent by 2021 as Intenet use hits saturation, the report said.

Meanwhile, tablet penetration among Internet users will decline this year.

About 32.9 per cent of Internet users worldwide will access a tablet this year, down from 33.2 per cent in 2016.

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Thanks to global warming, this remote Alaska town will have internet

As Arctic ice recedes, snow-loving animals are scrambling to find safe homes and food, and sea levels are slowly rising. Global warming could spell doom and gloom for life on this planet as we know it. But there does seem to be one benefit coming from all the melting ice—it’s bringing internet to a remote Alaskan town.

Receding ice is revealing new passageways that boats can sail through, and a company called Quintillion is using the opportunity to lay down high-speed internet cables with the aim of creating a faster digital connection between Tokyo and London. In the process, it’s giving internet access to northern townships. Point Hope, Alaska, is one village benefiting from the endeavor, the New York Times reported Saturday.

Point Hope is along the route being used by Anchorage-based Quintillion as it lays down undersea cables over the next few years. The town is 700 miles north of Anchorage and so remote that food staples have to be flown in by air.

For the mostly native Alaskan community, the new access to broadband internet could offer better access to education and healthcare. Local craftspersons will also be able to sell their wares online, and local storefronts will be able to order supplies more easily. The addition of high-speed internet access in Alaska’s northern reaches could also bring more business to the area, such as new research centers and data centers, as well as oil and mineral exploration that wasn’t possible before.

Thanks to partnerships with local telecom companies, Point Hope and other northern Alaskan towns will soon boast some of the highest internet speeds in the country: up to 25 gigabytes per second. For other areas that already had internet access, the new lines will offer the chance for higher download speeds.

Point Hope residents have mixed responses to the increased connectivity, the Times reported.

“The internet makes people impatient for everything. This is not our way of life,” said Steve Oomittuk, a whale hunter whose family has lived in Point Hope for generations.

Many others said they look forward to the business opportunities that internet could bring.

“The trigger to all of this is lower-cost broadband that will bring a whole new economy and hope to places like Point Hope,” said Jens Laipenieks, president of the Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative.

Head over to the Times for the full story.

H/T New York Times

Global Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software Procurement Market Report 2017 – Top Suppliers Are Dassault …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software – Procurement Market Intelligence
Report”
report has been added to Research and Markets’
offering.

Global CAD Software Market provides up-to-date information about market
shifts and potential risks, as well as in-depth knowledge of products
and services, which can help in planning and executing category
management activities. It focuses on the cost-saving aspects of
procurement and on providing insights that can lead to optimization of
category spend.

The high adoption of CAD dependent concepts such as concurrent
engineering and technologies such as CAM and 3D printing are the major
growth drivers for the global computer-aided design (CAD) software
market. Concurrent engineering or simultaneous engineering is a
methodology that is based on parallelization of the task of designing
and development of products.

The report provides actionable insights to improve source-to-contract
cycle performance in the Global CAD Software Market. It helps sourcing
professionals formulate better category strategies, enhance savings,
understand supplier and market challenges, and implement sourcing best
practices.

Category driver:

  • High adoption of CAD dependent concepts such as concurrent engineering
    and technologies such as CAM and 3D printing

Category constraints

  • Interoperability issues in integration with CAE analysis

Procurement best practices

  • Assess suppliers for scalability and flexibility

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1: Category at a Glance

  • TAKEAWAY 01: Market Overview
  • TAKEAWAY 02: Demand and Supply Snapshot
  • TAKEAWAY 03: Key Market Dynamics
  • TAKEAWAY 04: Supply Market Highlights
  • TAKEAWAY 05: Pricing Insights
  • TAKEAWAY 06: Procurement Insights

Part 2: Scope of the Report

  • Category Definition
  • Research Methodology

Part 3: Market Insights

  • Category Spend Analysis
  • Category Maturity by Regions
  • Demand-Supply Shifts
  • Regional Demand-Supply Snapshot
  • Global Molasses Production Hubs
  • Market Developments
  • Regional Impact of Trends
  • Key Category Growth Drivers and Corresponding Regional Impacts
  • Major Category Growth Constraints and Corresponding Regional Impacts
  • Key Current Technological Innovations
  • Major Regulatory Frameworks
  • Strategic Sustainability Practices
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • PESTLE Analysis

Part 4: Supply Market Insights

  • Supplier Operational Capability Matrix
  • Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Operational Capability Matrix
  • Supplier Functional Capability Matrix
  • Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Functional Capability Matrix
  • Key Clients/Partners
  • Supplier Cost Breakup
  • Supplier Positioning Matrix

Part 5: Pricing Insights

  • Pricing Models Snapshot
  • Pricing Models – Pros and Cons
  • Indicative Pricing

Part 6: Procurement Insights

  • Major Category Requirements
  • Major Procurement Pain Points
  • Category Sourcing Evolution Matrix
  • Procurement Best Practices
  • Cost-saving Opportunities
  • Supplier Selection Criteria
  • Category Negotiation Strategies
  • SLA Terms
  • Supplier Evaluation Criteria
  • Category Risk Analysis

Part 7: Top Five Suppliers

  • Dassault Systèmes
  • Autodesk
  • Siemens
  • PTC
  • Trimble

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s3f6z9/global_computer

China Thinks Its Controlled Internet Model Will Work On A Global Scale


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Global CDNs, Computer Platforms and IP Data Services Market, 2020 – Focus on Revenue and Operations Analytics A …

Dublin, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “CDNs, Computer Platforms and IP Data Services 2017 – 2020: Revenue and Operations Analytics” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

A complete analysis of the sector the report ‘CDNs, Computer Platforms and IP Data Services 2017 – 2020’ details industry players, their service offerings evolution, bandwidth pricing, operational performance, revenue, revenue per account, number of accounts, servers installed, CapEx, R D and contains briefings with key executive talent.

CDN and adjacent computer platform and IP Data vendor marketplaces, including AWS/Cloudfront, are forecast to reach $33.1 billion in 2017 revenues, rising to $39.8 billion in 2018, framing a 15-year CAGR (2003 – 2018) of 31%.

Excluding AWS, the sector is primed to produce a $16 billion business, growing at a 15% run-rate for the year, including Level 3 where CDN and IP/Data service units contribute 47% to topline revenue.

A nuts and bolts business ops analysis of the sector report: CDNs, Computer Platforms and IP Data Services 2017 – 2020, examines industry players, value -added service offerings, bandwidth price changes, benchmarking performance metrics, revenue, revenue per account, total accounts, server infrastructure, CapEx, R D, augmented by insightful briefings with key executive talent.

Operations analysis for each services vendor date from 2003 through 2016, with market projections cast out to 2020. The opportunity for CDN and related telecom, networking and compute platform service vendors remains large, as geographical and operational economies of scale compel industry players to get big or get bought out.

Throughput volumes, particularly video, continue to swell across the globe, including China and India, and account win competition remains red hot, thrusting the sector into another round of consolidation in 2016, with CenturyLink, ChinaNetCenter and StackPath stepping up as major consolidators.

Akamai Technologies has been one of the most aggressive acquisitors in the sector, buying across a wide range of product solutions (from pure play CDN, to security, acceleration and OTT software), augmenting its internal development stack.

A spend/cost analysis associated with digital video hours delivered in 2016 though CDN and self-hosting platforms (i.e.; Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Instagram and Twitter) based on gigabytes transferred and Mbps pricing (retail and backhaul) leading to total available commercial market value is included.

CDN gross margins range from 40% to 65%, while the largest components to COGS continue to be bandwidth and co-location fees, even as bandwidth prices continue to fall at the retail level, reaching as low as $0.01 per gigabyte for an aggressively priced volume-based contract signed this year. A total of $8.3 billion in CapEx was invested in infrastructure updates/expansion, including Amazon in 2016. The self-hosting giants, including Microsoft, invested $16 billion in infrastructure in 2016.

CDNs also benefit from growth in the self-hosted part of the market, and provide network redundancy/failover, hosting, transport, IP services and multiple backend services support to OTT operators like Netflix.

CapEx investments are aimed at scaling the network and cost control/efficiency improvements. Upgrades include servers, faster chips, better memory and capital software developed in-house or acquired. CDNs report that improving the quality of end user experience is a high priority.

Key Topics Covered:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • CDN ANLYTICS AND OPERATIONS BENCHMARKS 2017 – 2020
  • CDN REVENUE FORECASTS THROUGH 2020: DOUBLE-DIGITAL SECTOR GROWTH
  • CDN REVENUE AND MARKET SHARE BREAKOUT: HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE 2010 – 2016
    • Get big or get out: StackPath acquires revenue and operations scale in 2016/2017
  • THE U.S. CAPTURES 60% OF TOTAL CDN REVENUES IN 2016
  • EFFICIENCY: CDNs OPERATE AT SCALE ACROSS THE GLOBE
    • Filling unused capacity across time zones and geographies does not require additional CapEx
    • Delivery peaks and valleys: Content delivery that can be scheduled (i.e. game downloads, software updates) is a popular file format and business segment
  • BILL AGAINST GIGABYTES DELIVERED
  • MEASURED UNITS FOR VALUE-ADDS
  • AS THROUGHPUT VOLUMES INCREASE, RELENTLESS FOCUS ON MARGINAL INTEGRITY, OP EX COST CONTAINMENT
    • CDN segment MRR averaged $17,699 for 2016, up 5.4%
    • Akamai is a pure-play CDN that has evolved its business model and suite of services to grow topline and MRR
    • Limelight Networks’ MRR performance was at the average benchmark level for the segment
  • CDN COGS ANALYSIS: WHERE THE MARGIN BATTLE IS WAGED AND DIVIDENDS WON
    • As throughput volumes increase, CDNs must aggressively manage bandwidth and co-lo expense CDN is a business with healthy gross margins
  • CDN Terminology and Definitions

SECTION ONE

  • CDN MARKET SECTOR 2017 – 2020: ENTERPRISE HARDENED TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDE SLA SERVICE AND QUALITY AT SCALE
    • Expanding scope of CDN in 2017: Compute platforms and IP Data services included in revenue analytics
    • Self-hostng heavyweight: Netflix and YouTube are the twin pillars of digital video viewing hours, one subscription and the other ad supported
    • Giant self-hosting audience platforms: Facebook and Instagram are evolving toward more video centric programming; expect both ad-supported and pay-as-you go services rollout over the next several years
    • CDNs can and do benefit from self-hosting partnerships
  • ONLINE VIDEO VIEWING HOURS EQUALED 14.6% OF EQUIVALENT LINEAR/TIME-SHIFTED TV TIME IN 2016
    • Netflix, YouTube, Facebook/Instagram and Twitter viewing hours dwarf those delivered by broadcast/cable brand extensions online
    • A Deeper Analytics Dive: Excluding OTT boxes and duplicate hours: A 14.6% comparable piece of linear viewing in 2016
    • Non-linear video viewing analysis shows TV/Movie and social media dominance in market segmentation scenarios
    • Netflix alone delivers the equivalent of 6.8% of total linear/time-shifted television
    • In a complex, highly innovation-driven market environment, CDNs simultaneously compete and partner with large self-hosting entities
  • CDN REVENUE FORECASTS THROUGH 2020: DOUBLE-DIGITAL SECTOR GROWTH
  • AWS USHERS IN A NEW ERA OF CDN-LIKE BUSINESS WITH COMPUTE AND DISTRIBUTION SCALE AND SOLD AS RAW INFRASTRUCTURE
    • AWS has ignited the CDN sector growth: A 2011 – 2016 CAGR of 35.5%
    • Excluding AWS, the 2011 – 2016 CAGR comparable is 24.2%
  • CDN REVENUE AND MARKET SHARE BREAKOUT: HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE 2010 – 2016
    • Selling In: what the market is buying, where and why: 2017 – 2020
    • Prices per gigabyte transferred hover under $0.10 in 2017
    • 95/5 (Mbps) pricing below $5 for volume accounts, and lower for backhaul
    • Digital video commercial market value (including self-hosting networks) worth the equivalent of $1.4 billion to $4 billion
    • Digital video delivery analysis comparison 2016: Gigabytes transferred and Mbps

SECTION TWO: CDN OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKING

  • OPERATIONAL ANALYTICS: CDN/COMPUTE PLATFORM AND IP DATA INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE: 2017 – 2020
  • EFFICIENCY: CDNs OPERATE AT SCALE ACROSS THE GLOBE
    • Filling unused capacity across time zones and geographies does not require additional CapEx
    • Delivery peaks and valleys: Content delivery that can be scheduled (i.e. game downloads, software updates) is a popular file format and business segment
  • BILL AGAINST GIGABYTES DELIVERED OR ON A MEASURED UNIT BASIS FOR VALUE-ADDS
  • AS THROUGHPUT VOLUMES INCREASE, RELENTLESS FOCUS ON MARGINAL INTEGRITY, OP EX COST CONTAINMENT
    • CDN segment MRR averaged $17,699 for 2016, up 5.4%
    • Akamai is a pure-play CDN that has evolved its business model and suite of services to grow topline and MRR
    • Limelight Networks’ MRR performance was at the average benchmark level for the segment
  • CDN COGS ANALYSIS: WHERE THE MARGIN BATTLE IS WAGED AND DIVIDENDS WON
    • As throughput volumes increase, CDNs must aggressively manage bandwidth and co-lo expense
    • CDN is a business with healthy gross margins
  • CDN, COMPUTE AND HOSTING PLATFORM CAPEX JUMPS 76.1% IN 2016
    • A total of $8.3 billion in CapEx was invested against infrastructure updates/expansion
    • Deployed CDN, compute and IP data servers increased 23.4% in 2016/2017, and number over 1 million
    • Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google and Microsoft deployed over $16 billion in infrastructure CapEx in 2016
    • Including StackPath, Akamai, AWS/Cloudfront and Level 3, CDN annual contracts increased by 38% in 2016
    • Sector revenues grew by 31.9% in 2016, account growth by 38.1%
    • Infrastructure efficiencies seen in 2016, driving better balanced server/account growth comparisons
  • CDN PROVISIONING AND SERVICES: SUMMARY REVENUE, ACCOUNT, PERFORMANCE METRICS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROFILE AND ANALYSIS 2003 – 2020
    • Sector benchmarking analytics, broken out by CDN

NOTES/LEGEND TO CDN OPERATIONS ANALYSIS

  • CDN PROVISIONING AND SERVICES: SUMMARY REVENUE, ACCOUNT, PERFORMANCE METRICS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROFILE AND ANALYSIS 2003 – 2020 (Part 2)
  • CDN PROVISIONING AND SERVICES: SUMMARY REVENUE, ACCOUNT, PERFORMANCE METRICS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROFILE AND ANALYSIS 2003 – 2020 (Part 3)

INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS / Q A’s

  • AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
  • LEVEL 3
  • LIMELIGHT NETWORKS
  • STACKPATH

Companies Mentioned

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Apple
  • CenturyLink
  • ChinaNetCenter
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Hulu
  • Instagram
  • Level 3
  • Limelight Networks
  • Microsoft
  • Netflix
  • StackPath
  • Twitter

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The Global Computer-assisted Coding Market Is Projected To Reach USD 4.75 Billion By 2022 At A CAGR Of 11.5%

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global computer-assisted coding market is projected to reach USD 4.75 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 11.5% during the forecast period.

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The factors expected to drive the growth of the market are increased regulatory requirements for patient data management, increasing implementation of EHR (electronic health records), and growing utilization of computer-assisted coding systems to curtail the soaring healthcare costs. The rapid growth in developing countries across APAC is also expected to provide an opportunity for revenue generation in the market. However, high implementation and maintenance expenses for computer-assisted coding and lack of IT professionals in the healthcare industry are expected to hinder the growth of the computer-assisted coding market to some extent.

The integrated computer-assisted coding software segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Based on product service, the market is categorized into solutions and services. In 2016, the solutions segment dominated the market. The solutions segment is subsegmented into standalone software and integrated software. The integrated computer-assisted coding software segment is the fastest-growing segment of the global computer-assisted coding solutions. This can be attributed to the growing need for optimized computer-assisted coding software for seamless workflow and successful data integration within healthcare provider systems

The web-based solutions segment to dominate the global computer-assisted coding market during the forecast period
Based on the mode of delivery, the global computer-assisted coding market is segmented into web-based solutions, cloud-based solutions, and on-premise solutions. In 2016, the web-based solutions segment accounted for the largest share of the global computer-assisted coding market. Web-based solutions help clinicians to create complete and accurate clinical documentation. Healthcare providers prefer web-based solutions owing to their data security features, cost benefits and ease of support in downstream revenue cycle and quality reporting processes.

North America to witness the highest growth during the forecast period (2017-2022)
North America is the largest market for computer-assisted coding, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The implementation of ICD-10 coding standards in the country’s healthcare system and the resultant demand for effective claims management processes in the country’s healthcare delivery framework are some of the factors contributing to the large share of North America in the market. However, the Asia-Pacific market is expected to register the highest growth during the forecast period owing to the growing need to curtail healthcare delivery costs, increasing implementation of electronic health records in healthcare, and rising medical tourism in this region.

Break of primary participants was as mentioned below:
• By Company Type – Tier 1–45%, Tier 2–40% and Tier 3–15%
• By Designation – C-level–41%, Director Level–30%, Others–29%
• By Region – North America–38%, Europe–31%, Asia-Pacific–19%, RoW–12%

The major players in the computer-assisted coding market are 3M Health Information Systems (U.S.), Optum, Inc. (U.S.), Nuance Communications, Inc. (U.S.), McKesson Corporation (U.S.), Cerner Corporation (U.S.), Dolbey Systems, Inc. (U.S), Precyse Solutions LLC. (nThrive) (U.S.), Craneware plc (U.K.), Artificial Medical Intelligence (U.S.), TruCode (U.S.). Other players include Quest Diagnostics (U.S.), Streamline Health Solutions (U.S.), M-scribe Technologies, LLC (U.S.), eZDI Inc. (U.S.), Alpha II LLC. (U.S.), ID GmbH Co. KGaA (Germany), ZyDoc (U.S.), Coding Strategies, Inc. (U.S.), Patient Code Software (U.S.), and Flash Code (U.S.).

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The report analyzes the computer-assisted coding market and aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of this market based on various segments such as product service, application, mode of delivery, end user, and region. The report also includes an in-depth regulatory analysis for various regions across the globe and competitive analysis of the key players in this market along with their company profiles, product and service offerings, recent developments, and key market strategies. This report also provides market information on North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

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The report will enrich established firms as well as new entrants/smaller firms to gauge the pulse of the market, which in turn would help them, garner a greater share. Firms purchasing the report could use one or any combination of the below-mentioned five strategies.

This report provides insights on the following pointers:
• Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on product portfolios offered by the top players in the computer-assisted coding market. This report analyzes the market by product service, application, mode of delivery, end user, and region
• Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on the upcoming trends and product launches in the computer-assisted coding market
• Market Development: Comprehensive information about the lucrative emerging markets for computer-assisted coding
• Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, growing regions, recent developments, and investments in the computer-assisted coding market
• Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, growth strategies, products, and technological capabilities of the leading players in the computer-assisted coding market

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Global Journalist: China’s Internet Addicts

Since the start of the Syrian war, a remarkable 100,000 people have gone missing – a distinct figure from the estimated 400,000 confirmed killed.

Of the missing, some may be alive and held secretly in prisons controlled by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Most are probably dead, and their bodies are often buried in unmarked mass graves in territory controlled by Assad or until recently, the Islamic State.

But with the Islamic State nearing defeat in Syria and Iraq, investigators are gaining access to more and more of these graves. That raises the prospect that the massive task of identifying the thousands of bodies of they contain will soon start.

This is important work as it not only gives resolution to families of the missing, but can also provide important evidence of war crimes.

On this edition of Global Journalist: a close look at the challenges of finding and identifying Syria’s disappeared.

Russia plans to create an ‘independent internet’ by 2018 to protect it from ‘global internet malfunctions’ – but …

  • Russian Security Council met in October to discuss an ‘independent internet’
  • Would cover Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa with alternative DNS
  • Currently, a global Domain Name System (DNS) is used to connect to internet
  • While they cited security concerns, others suggest it could be used maliciously

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The Russian government has revealed plans to develop an ‘independent internet’ that operates separately from the Domain Name System used worldwide.

During a recent meeting of the Russian Security Council, officials discussed an initiative to create an alternative to the DNS, claiming the move could protect Russia and a handful of other nations in the event of a large-scale cyberattack.

But, some suspect it could be a way for Russia to launch its own malicious operations, according to DefenseOne.

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The Russian government has revealed plans to develop an ‘independent internet’ that operates separately from the Domain Name System used worldwide. According to Russian news site RT, Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured) is targeting August 1, 2018 for its completion

WHAT IS THE DNS? 

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a naming system used worldwide to connect computers and other services to the internet.

It has been a crucial part of global internet functionality for roughly the last 30 years.

The DNS links information with the assigned domain names, and translates domain names to numerical IP addresses.

It essential serves as a worldwide directory service. 

The independent internet would cover the ‘BRICS’ nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

According to Russian news site RT, Russian President Vladimir Putin is targeting August 1, 2018 for its completion.

The alternative DNS is designed to protect the BRICS nations ‘in the event of global internet malfunctions.’

And, it would operate outside the control of international organizations.

At a meeting in October, members of the council said the plan comes as ‘the increased capabilities of western nations to conduct offensive operations in the informational space as well as the increased readiness to exercise these capabilities pose a serious threat to Russia’s security,’ according to RT.

The independent internet would give the BRICS national governments more control over their countries’ web use.

In the past, Russian officials have insisted that the nation is not looking to detach from the global internet, but instead protect it from ‘possible external influence.’

‘Russia’s disconnection from the global internet is of course out of the question,’ Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said in 2014, according to RT.

Peskov also added, ‘recently, a fair share of unpredictability is present in the actions of our partners in both the US and the EU, and we must be prepared for any turn of events.’

The spokesman then went on to say the nation has to ‘think about how to ensure our national security.’

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During a recent meeting of the Russian Security Council, officials discussed an initiative to create an alternative to the DNS, claiming the move could protect Russia and a handful of other nations in the event of a large-scale cyberattack. Stock image

In light of the new plan, however, experts are not convinced that the move is entirely about national security concerns.

Using an independent internet would reduce some of the risks of hacking an opponent, according to DefenseOne.

The alternative DNS would keep the key trading partners connected – and separate from the target of attacks.

‘There is a deep irony in Russia citing the increased capabilities of Western nations going attacks in the informational space,’ technologist Peter Singer told DefenseOne.

‘It is like the fake social media account of the pot calling the kettle fake.’ 


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Pulitzer winner to speak at BYU on global health crises

PROVO — Populism is one cause of the global health crises that will be the subject of BYU’s forum assembly address on Tuesday by Laurie Garrett, the only writer to ever win journalism three Ps — a Pulitzer, a Peabody and a Polk.

Garrett, who recently left her position as a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver the forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will not be televised or broadcast on radio or the Internet.

Garrett is an expert on bioterrorism, global health systems and chronic and infectious diseases. She told the Deseret News she will deliver a status report on global public health and current major crises.

Garrett said one current crisis is happening at the World Health Organization, which teeters on the precipice of bankruptcy.

“I don’t think that anybody would doubt the need for WHO, but there isn’t sufficient willingness to pay for it,” she said.

Populism is a reason for the lack of funding.

“Generally across the board of global health and development, there is a pretty strong relationship between the decline of globalization and globalism as an aspiration in world politics and the rise of nationalism or populism, because countries are retreating back to their own needs and their own budgets,” Garrett said.

“It’s not a uniquely American problem,” she added. “All over the world now we see a kind of retrenchment. It’s a tough time for everybody involved in issues that link nations and get them out of their boundary thinking — or as Trump would put it, ‘their wall thinking’ — and into a more hands-across-the-ocean thinking.”

Garrett studied biology, bacteriology and immunology at UC-Santa Cruz, Cal-Berkeley and Stanford. She won the 1977 George Foster Peabody Award for her science reporting at a California radio station.

She was a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism while working for Newsday, receiving the Pulitzer in 1996 for her coverage of the 1995 Ebola epidemic in Kikwit, Zaire.

She won the George C. Polk Award twice, in 1997 and 2000.

Garrett said she left the Council on Foreign Relations after 13 years to launch her own venture. She said it is in the fundraising stage.

University of Maryland start-up bought by global health tech company

A start-up company launched with technology licensed from the University of Maryland School of Medicine was bought by Royal Philips, the global health technology firm announced.

Baltimore-based Analytical Informatics Inc. and its technology will be rolled into the Philips unit Philips Radiology Solutions, expanding its offerings more quickly.

“Integrating Analytical Informatics’ software tools and applications into our current offerings will enable us to accelerate the delivery of next-generation technology, software and services, to bring the power of operational intelligence and decision support to radiology,” said Sham Sokka, general manager of radiology solutions at Philips.

Netherlands-based Philips did not disclose the financial details of the deal. Philips is a global giant with more than $20 billion in annual sales that employs 73,000 people.




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