Monthly Archives: October 2018 Back

The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and founder of popular Silicon Valley gene testing company 23andMe, doesn’t feel like the company is currently offering what she called a “complete product.” That’s because the current gene testing kit – which includes health screenings for some of the genes involved in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and breast cancer – does not … Read more

Amazon Australia has launched a food and grocery offer and is already selling out of some products

Amazon Australia has taken a much-anticipated step into pantries, launching 400 pages of food and grocery products on its local platform. Launched on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant has teamed up with hundreds of domestic and international brands to kickstart the offer, including Carman’s, Arnott’s and T2 Tea. Unlike its initial Australian launch last December, which fell … Read more

Smart speakers at work? BlackBerry security expert warns on risk

BlackBerry isn’t really a mobile phone company anymore – it’s making most of its cash from software and protecting businesses from cyber attack. The billion-dollar company’s chief of information security, Mike Webber, says in an era of smart devices, businesses might not even know the risks sitting right there on their desks. The proliferation of … Read more

Farquhar, Jackson invest in anti-bias jobs startup

Scott Farquhar and Kim Jackson’s investment fund Skip Capital is backing another woman-led startup as part of a £1.5 million ($2.7 million) investment seed round in recruitment platform Applied. Applied removes information from job applications such as name, address, hobbies and education (both years and institution) which may introduce bias when reviewing candidates. “The name Kate is … Read more