Tricorder Update — Social Medicine is the Next Big Thing After Social Media

You want a vision for the future of health care?  Don’t look to policymakers and regulators.  Look to innovators and innovations.   Look to San Diego’s wireless mesas and San Francisco’s silicon valleys.  Look at Scanadu’s protean medical Tricorder.  They get it, and it’s awesome.  Watch their one-and-a-half-minute video before reading on. Scanadu’s vision embraces patient-centric healthcare as a personal information service,…

Has Apple Peaked? Hardly.

In 1980, no one – no one – anticipated what Apple would become.  That era was dominated by Central Computing.  No one foresaw the revolution Distributed Computing would unleash.  Hundreds of new companies emerged, many old ones evaporated, and millions of new jobs were created in an employment tsunami that transformed American businesses for the next two…

Rating Yelp as a Bellwether of the Social Media Tech Boom

Yelp’s [NYSE:YELP] successful IPO this past Friday was a modern validation of an age-old economic precept.  People migrate to better and cheaper ways to do things they like to do.  People like shopping and going to restaurants.  And technology drives those trends.  Social media is the new Mega Mall, the most effective way for retail…