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Global Ginseng Market: SnapshotThe global ginseng market is showing stupendous growth trajectory on the back of rising demand for plant-based products from all across the world.Pharmaceutical, food and beverages, and personal care are some of the key industries growing the use of ginseng in their products.As a result, the global ginseng market is witnessing stupendous demand avenues from the companies in these industries.An upcoming research report from TMR on the ginseng market is intended to give comprehensive analysis of key elements of this market.Thus, the analysis of ginseng market works as a valuable guide for market stakeholders and assists them make strategic business moves and propel their businesses.Are you a start-up willing to make it big in the business?Grab an exclusive PDF sample of Ginseng Market reportGlobal Ginseng Market: Growth DynamicsMajor companies working in the cosmetics and personal care sectors are growing the use of ginseng in their products.This factor is stimulating the growth of the global ginseng market.REQUEST FOR COVID19 IMPACT ANALYSIS - to many researches, using ginseng for treating patients with various health conditions can be beneficial.
Rackspace Technology went public on Wednesday, and its stock fell nearly 22% over the course of the day. Rackspace, founded in 1998, was actually already a public company until taken private in a $4.3 billion equity deal in 2016. It started as a competitor to Amazon Web Services, until pivoting to helping customers make better use of their AWS infrastructure. Now, Rackspace works with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, and helps customers with using multiple clouds. Rackspace CEO Kevin Jones says this is a major opportunity because cloud demand is growing during the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm not worried about the stock price today. We're really focused on the long run," Jones said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Shares in Rackspace Technology fell just shy of 22% on Wednesday, its first day of trading on its second time out as a public company. But Rackspace CEO Kevin Jones says that regardless of what happened on Wall Street, the company has a major opportunity ahead of it as cloud demand only skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic. Rackspace began its existence in 1998 as a traditional web hosting company, eventually growing into one of the first direct competitors against Amazon Web Services, the retailer's cloud computing platform. It didn't take long for AWS to come to dominate the market, however, at the expense of Rackspace's business. Rackspace ultimately pivoted away from directly competing with AWS and towards providing services to help customers make the most of it. Ultimately, amid plenty of competitive pressure, Rackspace was taken private in a $4.3 billion deal led by private equity firm Apollo Global Management. Fast forward to this year, and Rackspace filed for an IPO last month ahead of Wednesday's second debut on the markets. What's different this time, Jones says, is that Rackspace isn't going to even try to compete with leading clouds AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. Instead, it partners with them, with a little help from friends like VMware. Rackspace's biggest focus is now helping customers take advantages from all three of the major mega-cloud vendors. "We're just excited to reach this milestone, excited to be in public markets," Jones told Business Insider. "Today is day 1. We're not focused on today's stock price, and focused on the resting value over the long term. We're focused on multi-cloud. We're right in the middle of a tectonic shift. I'm not worried about the stock price today. We're really focused on the long run." The right time to go public The company's IPO plans were delayed, thanks to the onset of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Still, Jones says, the current situation hasn't created a negative impact at Rackspace — quite the opposite, he says, as demand is up, and so is the productivity of employees now working from home. These dynamics made this a good time to go public, Jones suggests. "We had a lot of momentum before the pandemic and we saw sales accelerate during it," Jones said. "It gave us more confidence in the resilience of the business. We decided this would be the right time. Now as we look into the future, we're off to a great start. We see lots of opportunity." Still, Rackspace may have some work to do to convince investors of that opportunity: As TechCrunch's Alex Wilhelm noted when the company first filed for this second IPO, while Rackspace generates significant revenue, its SEC filings also show that it holds a lot of debt and shows uneven growth rates. Rackspace's plans as a public company Now that Rackspace has gone public, it plans to focus on continued revenue growth, global expansion, and helping companies work with multiple clouds and artificial intelligence, Jones said.  What's more, Jones says that Rackspace has benefitted from the growth seen by AWS and Microsoft, both partners to the company. As more customers turn to Amazon or Microsoft for their own clouds, that just means more demand for Rackspace's services.  "The market was already in the middle of a tectonic shift to multi-cloud," Jones said. "We're still slammed with demands of customers that want to save money because of the pandemic. Cloud helps them do that. A lot of customers have to change their business model. Maybe their business model isn't working as well. Cloud is the best way to do that." While Rackspace previously competed with AWS, it's going "all in" on selling professional services for AWS and hopes to become the biggest provider filling that need. Late last year, Rackspace acquired the AWS consulting company Onica. Read more: Rackspace used to try to compete with Amazon's cloud. Now it's going 'all in' on Amazon Web Services with the acquisition of a consulting company. Rackspace plans to look at other deals with companies that help customers with using multiple clouds. Already, Jones says he's seeing business with Microsoft and Google Cloud services accelerate dramatically, which reinforces the notion that it's on the right path.  "The Onica acquisition has been spectacular," Jones said. "It has been an absolute grand slam home run. Essentially we're exceeding every financial metric and every objective set out when we acquired the company." Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], Signal at 646.376.6106, Telegram at @rosaliechan, or Twitter DM at @rosaliechan17. (PR pitches by email only, please.) 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Quail eggs are smaller than chicken and duck eggs that are widely consumed and are also sold at novelty food stores globally.Read report Overview- eggs have essential properties such as boosts energy level, improves metabolism, balances cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and helps in preventing chronic disease.Quail eggs contains high amount of protein as compared with chicken eggs.Quail eggs helps in strengthening the immune system, increasing brain activity, promotes memory health, etc.Consumption of quail eggs is higher in the Asian market as it is commonly sold as inexpensive street food which is rich in protein source and has flavorful yolk present in the eggs.Thus naturally laid quail eggs are rich source of protein and healthy option which is projected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.Request PDF Brochure – Global Quail eggs: Market SegmentationThe global quail eggs market is segmented on the basis of type, distribution channel, application and region.The quail eggs market is segmented on the basis of type such as coturnix quail egg, button quail egg, and others.
Global Phytochemicals Market: OverviewPhytochemicals are the products derived from organic plants and are used in the manufacturing of organic food and food supplements.Increasing organic agriculture has resulted in the significant demand for phytochemical and plant- based products in the nutraceutical industry.Read report Overview- consumption of plant extracts and ingredients prevents various diseases as plants derived products are considered more beneficial in comparison to other chemical based medicines for healthy people.Due to the growing health awareness among consumers about the harmful side effects of chemically processed products, there has been enormous rise in demand for phytochemicals and other organic plant based product in the recent years coupled with the paradigm shift in the consumer preference towards natural phytochemical and plant derived nutraceutical products fuelling the acceptance for plant based extracts among wholesalers and retailers in comparison to chemically synthesized products.Request PDF Brochure – Phytochemicals Market: Drivers and RestraintsNutraceuticals industries on fast pace are incorporating phytochemicals and plant extract ingredients in their product range for treatment of chronic diseases, health supplements, anti-ageing products, which has generated interest among the aging population particularly in European region.This acts as prime driver for continuously rising demand for the phytochemical products.REQUEST FOR COVID19 IMPACT ANALYSIS – dietary supplements market for plant extracts and phytochemicals has shown substantial growth in past years.But, still there lies a gap between demand and supply in the American market that directed to high imports of phytochemical products from other nations, also it has been witnessed that lifestyles diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and obesity cases increased in recent years in North American region.Major restraining factors to the growth of phytochemical market growth are raw material unavailability, price fluctuations, trade of the raw materials, changing price regulations and policies surrounding natural ingredients and availability of other plant derived products in the market.Global Phytochemicals Market:  SegmentationOn the basis of form, market is segmented into:-Powder derivativesLiquid derivativesOn the basis of functionality, market is segmented into:-CarotenoidsPhytosterolsFlavanoidsOthersOn the basis of application, market is segmented into:-Functional foodFunctional BeveragesDietary SupplementsWellness and Personal CarePharmaceuticalsCosmeceuticalsAnimal NutritionGlobal Phytochemicals Market:  Region wise OutlookThe global phytochemicals market is divided into seven regions, namely seven regions, namely Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), North America, Japan, Western Europe, and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
An electric scooter startup is rolling out a subscription service that will allow users to pay a monthly or annual fee to use and hold onto the same e-scooter. For $39 a month plus a one-time $50 setup fee, you can rent an Unagi's Model One scooter instead of sharing street e-scooters with other users as is typical with scooter startups. Unagi cofounder David Hyman told Business Insider that the subscription concept has been in the works for a while, but the "timing is good" during the no-touch climate of the pandemic. The concept could be a solution in the ride-sharing world as customers increasingly are skittish to use a micro-mobility vehicle after another person has already used it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Unagi, a San Francisco Bay Area-based electric scooter startup, will let you pay a monthly fee to hang onto the same scooter, a service that could solve a problem in the ride-sharing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company now offers two subscription plans as part of its Unagi All-Access service. The first is a pay-as-you-go $39-a-month plan and the second is a $408 annual subscription, which amounts to a $34 monthly fee. There's a one-time $50 setup fee for both plans, and insurance is included for if your scooter is stolen or damaged. However, there's an $85 deductible for a replacement scooter. Customers who purchase the subscription will receive the company's Model One dual-motor scooter, which is priced at $990 to buy. A single motor vehicle is available for $840, though it's not apart of the subscription model. It has about 15 miles to a charge and takes about 5 hours to charge. Unagi cofounder David Hyman told Business Insider that there are added perks of owning or renting one through a subscription vs accessing it only on the street, like not having to worry about the batteries running dead. "Having one in your possession, when it's lightweight and portable, far exceeds a street scooter," Hyman said. According to the company website, a team member will deliver your scooter to you for free within 24 hours after purchasing a subscription. The monthly payment service will roll out in Los Angeles as well as New York, a market that recently made it legal for electric scooters to operate on public streets. Unagi plans to roll out in more cities eventually. Hyman said Unagi's subscription concept has been in the works since mid-2019, but "the timing is good" with the hypersensitivity to touch that has become a cultural mainstay during the pandemic. The health crisis has dealt a blow to the ride-sharing world — some people are less inclined to share a ride with a stranger or use a scooter or bike that had previously been used by someone else. Hyman also said the company's scooter sales have surged in recent months. "Before COVID, we were selling hundreds of scooters a month, and now we're selling thousands," Hyman said. Unagi isn't the first e-scooter startup to test a subscription service. As The Verge notes, Bird did so in mid-2019, but Hyman said the issue with Bird's plan was that it used the scooters that were designed to live on the street in its subscription model, which made "no sense at all." "It was an afterthought and not really a focused effort," Hyman said. Unagi was founded in 2018 and, according to its Crunchbase profile, "aims to liberate people from the tyranny of transportation frustrations." The startup has raised $3.2 million in funding from investors, including Menlo Ventures. As for the startup's name, Hyman said it is indeed in reference to the freshwater Japanese eel. The team settled on it while mulling over potential names that are associated with electricity.SEE ALSO: Why a $685 e-scooter was my best quarantine purchase Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airline
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Match Group's second quarter 2020 earnings report shows more people using online dating apps since COVID-19 hit. Match Group owns popular online dating apps including Tinder, OKCupid, Match, and Plenty of Fish. Apps have rolled out virtual dating options, while some have also been accused of encouraging people to break social distancing orders. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Online dating is what people do when everything else has been cancelled, it seems. Match Group's second quarter 2020 earnings report shows an increase in subscribers and downloads over pre-COVID-19 levels, and users are back to paying for membership at the same level they were before.  Match Group's more than 45 dating brands include some of the most popular, like Tinder, Hinge, Match, and OKCupid. According to Apptopia, Match controls over 60% of the dating app market. As shelter in place and stay at home orders shut down most parts of social life, people apparently turned to online dating to fill the gap, leading to the 15% increase in new subscribers Match reported over the quarter. Tinder is the most popular of the company's dating apps, and saw a large increase in users during a time when business has been down in most sectors. Tinder tried to get ahead of the virus and possible snafus related to meeting up with strangers. Back in March, Tinder added a popup message warning users to practice basic precautions like hand washing and maintaining social distance. "Your wellbeing is our #1 priority," the message read, linking to the World Health Organization for more information. Despite these messages of caution, the goal of dating apps is to bring people together in real life, a potentially tough sell during a deadly pandemic. In May, Business Insider reported on dating app users trying to convince others to violate social distancing. Some dating apps, including those owned by Match Group, launched new features for safer dating in a pandemic. Hinge released "Date from Home," Plenty of Fish added a livestreaming feature, and Tinder later added a video dating feature. Match says some of its apps, especially on Plenty of Fish, are seeing "healthy adoption." Possibly most surprising, and most promising for Match Group, average revenue per user (ARPU) rebounded and even surpassed pre-coronavirus levels. April was a low spot, but ARPU has steadily increased since, despite the economic crisis. Match ended the quarter with 10 million subscribers, 6 million of which are Tinder users. SEE ALSO: These sealed individual work pods with air purifiers show what returning to the office could look like Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s $500,000 gamble that led to a starring role in 'Hamilton'
Summary - A new market study, titled “Global Tobacco and Hookah Market - Growth Drivers, Opportunities and Forecast Analysis to 2026”has been featured on WiseGuyReports.Hookah tobacco (also known as waterpipe tobacco, maassel, shisha, narghile, or argileh) is smoked with a hookah (waterpipe).The high-end products mainly come from USA and Middle East.Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to almost 100 countries around the globe with the World Health Organization declaring it a public health emergency.The global impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are already starting to be felt, and will significantly affect the Tobacco and Hookah 3900 market in 2020.ALSO READ: COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought effects on many aspects, like flight cancellations; travel bans and quarantines; restaurants closed; all indoor events restricted; over forty countries state of emergency declared; massive slowing of the supply chain; stock market volatility; falling business confidence, growing panic among the population, and uncertainty about future.This report also analyses the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on the Tobacco and Hookah 3900 industry.Based on our recent survey, we have several different scenarios about the Tobacco and Hookah 3900 YoY growth rate for 2020.The market size of Tobacco and Hookah 3900 will reach xx in 2026, with a CAGR of xx% from 2020 to 2026.With industry-standard accuracy in analysis and high data integrity, the report makes a brilliant attempt to unveil key opportunities available in the global Tobacco and Hookah market to help players in achieving a strong market position.Buyers of the report can access verified and reliable market forecasts, including those for the overall size of the global Tobacco and Hookah market in terms of both revenue and volume.Players, stakeholders, and other participants in the global Tobacco and Hookah market will be able to gain the upper hand as they use the report as a powerful resource.As part of sales analysis, the report offers accurate statistics and figures for sales and revenue by region, by each type segment for the period 2015-2026.In the pricing analysis section of the report, readers are provided with validated statistics and figures for the price by players and price by region for the period 2015-2020 and price by each type segment for the period 2015-2020.Regional and Country-level AnalysisThe report offers an exhaustive geographical analysis of the global Tobacco and Hookah market, covering important regions, viz, North America, Europe, China and Japan.
The telehealth giant Teladoc is acquiring Livongo, a chronic-care company, in an $18.5 billion deal. It's the biggest deal that digital health has ever seen, several analysts told Business Insider. More importantly, it could change the future of healthcare by combining patients' coaching, physicians, prescriptions, and data under one umbrella for tens of millions of patients. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two of the biggest digital health companies are combining in a record-breaking deal for the industry, in a transaction that one analyst said could prove to be more significant than the oft-touted ambitions of tech giants like Amazon. Teladoc Health, a giant telehealth company, agreed on Wednesday to acquire Livongo Health in an $18.5 billion deal. Livongo delivers online care for chronic conditions, and helps more than 410,000 patients manage their diabetes. The deal "truly transforms and digitizes healthcare," said David Larsen, an analyst at Verity Research. "While Amazon and other large entities in industry have talked about wanting to revolutionize healthcare, and lower its costs while improving value, this deal will actually deliver on that objective." The deal eclipses previous digital health transactions, like Amazon's purchase of online pharmacy PillPack, and Google's $2.1 billion bid for FitBit, said Forrester's Arielle Trzcinski. In fact, the next-largest deal falls short by roughly $7.5 billion, according to Stephanie Davis, an analyst at SVB Leerink. That was last month, when MultiPlan went public in an $11 billion transaction with investment company Churchill Capital. It's a testament to the many ways in which the coronavirus pandemic made healthcare more digital. Clinical trials are being conducted over iPhones. Hospitals are doing more things online with help from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Roughly 43% of patients worldwide have tried telehealth, with most saying they want to keep using the technology in the future.  Read more: We spoke to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and 9 top healthcare leaders. They all said coronavirus is creating a new and permanent foothold for tech giants in the $3.6 trillion industry. Coronavirus-related demand has boosted both Teladoc and Livongo, recent earnings reports show. Year over year, their quarterly revenues grew by 85% and 125%, respectively. The deal announced on Wednesday is made up of cash and stock: for each Livongo share, Teladoc is paying $11.33 and 0.5920 Teladoc shares. The transaction is slated to close by the end of the year, the announcement said. Teladoc, which works with 70 million patients in the US alone, didn't have much in the way of chronic care management. Instead, it typically does one-off visits to help patients who are sick or who want a skin condition examined, for example. Through combining with Livongo, the idea is to create a single online source for almost any medical need, Jason Gorevic, the CEO of Teladoc, told Business Insider. Gorevic will be CEO of the combined firm after the deal closes. The companies will also collect and analyze data based on technology developed by Livongo that can help the two companies chart out care plans for individuals and render bigger insights about healthcare, they told BI. "The time is now for this combination," Gorevic said. "The adoption curve of virtual care and the maturity curve of virtual care have accelerated by several years during this pandemic." Livongo, meanwhile, could help patients monitor their health and provide coaching, but generally didn't connect them with doctors, said Dr. Jennifer Scheider, Livongo's president. "This allows us to give that step therapy through partnership at a scale that's very different from the other telehealth vendors, because of the tremendous number of lives the Teladoc has covered," she said.  Some investors are wary of the sticker price At $18.5 billion — and with Livongo's stock up more than 330% year to date as of Tuesday — Wall Street winced at the sticker price Teladoc is paying for a program it probably could have built internally for much less money, Jared Holz, a healthcare analyst at Jefferies, told Business Insider. The telehealth giant's stock was down 15% on news of the merger as of Wednesday afternoon, likely for that reason, Holz said. While it's a good move for Teladoc, making it a global healthcare power player, valuations of both companies are likely inflated, he said.  "To put capital to work with a stock at an all time high is probably not that surprising," Holz said. "I think what's surprising is they decided to buy another company with a similar, potentially stretched valuation to begin with." Plus the deal price represents a 10% premium on Livongo's prior close, leading to market pushback, SVB Leerink's Davis wrote in a note to investors.  However, she noted that consolidating these options for online care makes sense for all involved, from employers looking for holistic health plans to end-users who'd prefer one app instead of several.  On the other hand, bigger can be better The acquisition of Livongo makes Teladoc roughly nine times the size of its next closest competitor, Sean Dodge, a healthcare analyst at RBC Capital Markets, told Business Insider.  That gives Teladoc more tools for what's still a growing opportunity in virtual health, he said. Despite the boost from the pandemic, only a small fraction of care is carried out online, even though up to half of it could be, per RBC's estimates.  The merger also expands Teladoc's focus away from just urgent medical needs, he said. Some of the company's core business prior to this included working with health systems to help them care for patients, and treating mental health, hypertension, and lower back pain, Teladoc's Gorevic said. But chronic conditions can cost the US $1.1 trillion each year, the equivalent of 6% of GDP, a 2016 report by the Milken Institute showed. That's a big part of the healthcare pie that's gone unaddressed by big telehealth vendors, but an area that Livongo specializes in. "This lets them now address the people that are really sick and are big spenders of healthcare dollars," Dodge said.  'This combined platform truly gives the entire world a digital healthcare solution' The disjointed nature of the US healthcare system probably can't be overstated, and it extends to care that's delivered online. Patients can be using one app for their mental health, another for their diabetes, and another for urgent care needs, all with differing reimbursement from their health plans.  In the new arrangement with Teladoc and Livongo, things could be different. Members could be passed from coaches to physicians as needed, get access to their own primary care physician, and have prescriptions written for them all in the same Teladoc-organized network, according to Larsen at Verity Research. That's more disruptive than Amazon and other large entities that have only talked about revolutionizing healthcare, he wrote in a research note on Wednesday. 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Cancer Supportive Care Products Market Cancer supportive care products have its applications in prevention and treatment of symptoms of cancer and the side-effects caused due to cancer therapy.Cancer supportive care products are used for treatment of the side-effects of chemotherapy such as bone metastasis, cancer pain, oral mucositis, neutropenia, nausea and vomiting, anemia among others.According to World Health Organization, there were an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018 due to cancer; Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally.About 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.These deaths could have been avoided with the availability of proper medical equipment and devices for healthcare procedures.This significant number is expected to act as a driver to the market growthGet Exclusive Sample Report: @ Scope of the Cancer Supportive Care Products MarketCurrent and future of Cancer Supportive Care Products Market outlook in the developed and emerging marketsThe segment that is expected to dominate the market as well as the segment which holds highest CAGR in the forecast periodRegions/Countries that are expected to witness the fastest growth rates during the forecast periodThe latest developments, market shares, and strategies that are employed by the major market playersGlobal Cancer Supportive Care Products Market By Drug type (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Anti-infective, Anti-emetics, Monoclonal Antibodies, Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents , Opioid Analgesics, Bisphosphonates, Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor), Cancer type (Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Leukaemia, Ovarian Cancer, Melanoma, Other Cancer),Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, Compounding Pharmacies), End User (Clinics, Hospitals & Academic Institutions), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) – Industry Trends & Forecast to 2026 Browse Related Report  Here:Metabolic Testing MarketBlood Screening MarketSome of the leading key players profiled in this study:Few of the major competitors currently working in the cancer supportive care products market are  Amgen Inc. (US), Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (US), Novartis Ag.(Switzerland), Baxter (US),  Fagron (Netherlands), Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd (Israel),  F.Hoffmann LA- Roche Ltd (Switzerland), APR (Switzerland), Acacia Pharma Group plc (UK), Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd. (Japan), Bayer (Germany), Heron Therapeutics inc. (US), Insys Therapeutics (US), (Japan), Daiichi Sankyo(Japan) Helsinn Healthcare SA (Switzerland), DARA BioSciences (US, Pfizer(US), Merck(US), Tesaro, Inc.(US) are few among others Get Detailed Toc and Charts & Tables @ Pointers Covered in the Cancer Supportive Care Products Market Trends and Forecast to 2026Cancer Supportive Care Products Market New Sales VolumesCancer Supportive Care Products Market Replacement Sales VolumesCancer Supportive Care Products Market Installed BaseCancer Supportive Care Products Market By BrandsCancer Supportive Care Products Market SizeCancer Supportive Care Products Market Procedure VolumesCancer Supportive Care Products Market Product Price AnalysisCancer Supportive Care Products Market Healthcare OutcomesCancer Supportive Care Products Market Cost of Care AnalysisCancer Supportive Care Products Market Regulatory Framework and ChangesCancer Supportive Care Products Market Prices and Reimbursement AnalysisCancer Supportive Care Products Market Shares in Different RegionsRecent Developments for Cancer Supportive Care Products Market CompetitorsCancer Supportive Care Products Market Upcoming ApplicationsCancer Supportive Care Products Market Innovators StudyInquiry before Buying @ Us: Data Bridge Market Research set forth itself as an unconventional and neoteric Market research and consulting firm with unparalleled level of resilience and integrated approaches.
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SummaryGlobal Sterile Packaging Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Analysis, Future Scope by Material (Plastic, Glass, and Others), by type (Trays, Bottles, Vials, and others), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2022Sterile Packaging Market ScenarioAs per Market Research Future (MRFR)’s report, the global Sterile Packaging market is expected to scale a decent value striking a steady CAGR over the forecast period.Packaging has gained quick mileage in recent years.The developments in packaging technology are likely to unleash tremendous developmental opportunities for the market players over the next couple of years.Get Free Sample Copy @ PlayersThe key players of global Sterile Packaging Market are Amcor Limited (U.S.), 3M (U.S.), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S), Bemis Company, Inc. (U.S.), West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (U.S.), Gerresheimer AG (Germany), SCHOTT AG (Germany), SteriPack Contract Manufacturing (U.S.), Barger Packaging Inc. (U.S.) and North American Sterilization & Packaging Company (U.S.).Industry NewsIn September 2018, a global materials science company, W. L. Gore & Associates, has announced the launch of its latest GORE STA-PURE flexible freeze containers at 2018 BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition in Boston.The sterile pouch is designed to withstand extreme temperatures without losing its integrity.Regional AnalysisAsia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to the rising disposable income and increasing health concerns in the middle income groups.North America is expected to grow faster during the forecast period due to increase in the consumption of dairy products and the growing health awareness.The increase in demand for the Sterile Packaging market for preservation of drugs, is also responsible for the growth of the market in North America.Intended AudienceSterile Packaging manufacturersDistributer & Supplier companiesEnd Usersconsultants and Investment bankersGovernment as well as Independent Regulatory Authorities Company InformationProfiling of 10 key market playersIn-depth analysis including SWOT analysis, and strategy information of related to report titleCompetitive landscape including emerging trends adopted by major companiesMarket SegmentationBy material, the global Sterile Packaging market has been segmented into plastic, glass, and others.By type, the Sterile Packaging market has been segmented into trays, bottles, vials, and others.
Google has dozens of popular hardware and software products. But there are many Google innovations that have crashed and burned, or slowly petered out over time, like Google Glass and Google Plus. Google has killed off a few major products over the last few years, including Inbox by Gmail and Allo, yet another Google-made messaging app.  The latest casualty is Google Play Music, Google's music library and streaming service.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is known for its collection of wildly popular products, from Search to Maps to Android. But not everything the company touches turns to gold. Google Glass was supposed to change the world, but it quickly became a punch line. And remember Google Buzz? Now, Google has killed off yet another app, Google Play Music. The music service app never gained the popularity of its competitors, Spotify and Apple Music, and Google will shut it down for good this year.  Of course, sometimes the best innovations are the ones that everybody thinks are doomed to fail early on but then eventually take off, so it makes sense that Google has had its fair share of misses over the years. Still, we highlighted some of the major products that have ended up in the Google graveyard. (There are plenty more, however: an avid coder named Cody Ogden created a website listing all the products Google has ditched over the years. Ogden's site, Killed by Google, lists over 200 now-defunct products.) Here's a look at 21 of Google's biggest misses.Google Answers was the first project Google worked on and started as an idea from Larry Page. Answers lasted for more than four years but stopped accepting questions in 2006. Source: Google Lively, Google's virtual worlds, lasted a little over a year. Google said it created Lively because it "wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways," but it just didn't catch on. Lively was shut down in 2008. Source: Google Google first unveiled Glass in dramatic fashion in 2012, but the device never made it to the masses. Glass came with a high price tag, software issues, potential privacy problems, and it generally looked too nerdy. Google ended consumer sales of Glass in January 2015, but it continues to sell the device to businesses and is working on a new version. Source: Business Insider Google Buzz was a social-networking service that was integrated into Gmail, but it was plagued with problematic privacy issues and never caught on. The company announced in October 2011 it would shut down the service to focus on Google+ instead. Source: Google The Google Play edition Android phone was introduced in the spring of 2014. But by January 2015, they were listed as "no longer available for sale" and a Galaxy S5 edition of the phone never materialized, despite leaked photos appearing online. Source: Ars Technica Google Wave was designed to let people message each other and edit documents together, but users were confused by it and it quickly flopped. Wave lasted about a year before it was killed in August 2010. Source: Business Insider Google Video was Google's own video-streaming service, launched before the company bought YouTube in 2006. Google Video stopped accepting new uploads in 2009, but Video and Youtube coexisted until August 2012 when Google shut down Video for good. Source: TechCrunch Google's Nexus Q, a streaming media player that was designed to connect all home devices, was unveiled with great fanfare at the company's 2012 developer conference. Reviews of the $299 Q in tech blogs were brutal, and Google shelved the product before it ever went for sale to the public. Source: 9to5Google Google X, an alternative interface for the search engine, lasted exactly one day before Google pulled the plug. A strange tribute to Mac OS X's dock, the site said: "Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you." Google X was quickly taken offline on March 16, 2005, and today the name has been repurposed as Google's research division. Source: MacWorld Originally intended to give people access to health and wellness information, Google Health was closed for good in January 2012 after Google observed the service was "not having the broad impact that we hoped it would." Source: Google Google Reader was a news-reading app that let users pull in stories from blogs or news sites. Google announced it was shutting down Reader in March 2013 — much to users' dismay and outrage — and it was officially killed in July 2013. Source: Business Insider Google Catalogs, an interactive shopping program that digitized catalogs, was shut down in 2015. Google shuttered the mobile version of Catalogs in 2013 and shut down the desktop version two years later. Source: PMG Google Hangouts On Air — Google's live-streaming service — is moving to YouTube Live beginning September 2016. The service was originally created in 2012 when live streaming was catching on and was once used by President Obama and Pope Francis. Source: The Verge Dodgeball, a service that let users check in at locations, was purchased by Google in 2005. Its founders, which included Dennis Crowley, left Google seemingly on bad terms in 2007 and Crowley went on to build a very similar service, Foursquare, two years later. Source: Venture Beat iGoogle, a personalized homepage, was shut down in 2013. Created in 2005, iGoogle allowed users to customize their homepage with widgets. Google said iGoogle wasn't needed as much anymore since apps could run on Chrome and Android. Source: Google Orkut was once a popular social-networking service that grew out of a Googler's "20% time" project. The site was more popular abroad than it was in the US and Google decided to kill it in September 2014. Source: Business Insider Google Notebook was a precursor to Google Docs and was a place to copy and paste URLs or write notes that could be shared or published. Google stopped development on Notebook in 2009 and officially shut it down in July 2012, transferring all data from Notebook to Google Docs. Source: Google Google Plus was intended to be Google's social-networking service. But Google decided to shutter it after a software glitch caused Google to expose the personal profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google Plus users. The software glitch came to light this past spring, but managers there chose not to go public with the information, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal Here's what Google had to say about the demise of Google Plus: "[W]hile our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps. The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds." Allo was Google's smart messaging app. But it never gained "the level of traction" Google was hoping for. Allo was announced at the company's developer conference in May 2016. It was intended to be a smart messaging app that had Google Assistant built in for things like surfacing restaurant recommendations or supplying facts in real time.  But after lackluster adoption, the company said in April 2018 it would be "pausing investment" on the app. "The product as a whole has not achieved the level of traction that we'd hoped for," Anil Sabharwal, vice president of product at Google, told The Verge at the time. Google shut down Allo for good in March 2019. Inbox by Gmail was intended to be a new take on email, aimed at making it more efficient and organized. The app bundled together emails about the same topic, highlighted the most important details from a message, and gave the user the option to set reminders or snooze a message. But Google started adding many of those features to Gmail proper, and announced in 2018 it would shut Inbox down at the end of March 2019.  Google Play Music was intended to compete with Spotify and came pre-installed on Android devices. Google launched its music service in 2011 as a competitor to iTunes. Over time, Google added streaming and rebranded the service to Google Play Music. But it never took off in the way that Spotify and Apple Music did, and Google began to sunset the product in favor of YouTube Music.  Beginning this September, Google Play Music will begin shutting down and will stop working for good in October. 
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Elon Musk is one of the most outspoken leaders in tech.  The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has inspired intense devotion and attracted controversy as a result of his public statements. But he's also landed himself in hot water, like when he called a British cave diver a "pedo guy" or said he had the funding secured to take Tesla private at $420 per share.  Musk hasn't shied away from sharing his more off-the-wall ideas, like the concept that humans are living in a simulation or the theory that we should nuke Mars to warm the planet.  Most recently, he tweeted that the pyramids in Egypt were built by aliens.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Most CEOs tend to choose their words carefully, fearing the consequences of saying anything that could be deemed controversial. For better and for worse, Elon Musk is more outspoken.  The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is sometimes shockingly blunt, like when he mocks his critics or opens up about his personal life. Musk's candor has endeared him to the fans and customers who find him more relatable than other famous executives, while also frustrating some analysts and investors who argue that he is temperamental and reckless. Below are 39 quotes that illustrate why Musk attracts so much attention.SEE ALSO: A history of the rivalry between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, 2 of the world's most powerful CEOs who have been feuding for over 15 years In 2015, Musk said on Twitter that it was strange humans have yet to see evidence of aliens. "Seems like an opportune moment to bring up the Fermi Paradox, aka 'where are the aliens?' Really odd that we see no sign of them." He later said Egyptian pyramids were not evidence of aliens visiting Earth. "Btw, please don't mention the pyramids. Stacking stone blocks is not evidence of an advanced civilization," he said. "The ancient Egyptians were amazing, but if aliens built the pyramids, they would've left behind a computer or something." Five years later, Musk seems to have changed his stance on aliens. "Aliens built the pyramids obv," he tweeted in July 2020. His tweet stating that aliens "obv" built the pyramids prompted Egypt's minister of international cooperation, Rania al-Mashat, to invite Musk to Egypt to see them for himself.  "I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders," al-Mashat tweeted.  Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist, also weighed in. "I found the tombs of the pyramid builders that tell everyone that the builders of the pyramids are Egyptians and they were not slaves," Hawass said, according to EgyptToday. Musk later followed up on his tweet, linking to a BBC article that explains how the pyramid-builders lived.  "If there was a way that I could not eat, so I could work more, I would not eat. I wish there was a way to get nutrients without sitting down for a meal," Musk once said, according to his biographer, Ashlee Vance. In Vance's 2015 biography of Musk,"Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Christie Nicholson, who met Musk in college, said Musk told her he wished he didn't have to eat so he could carve out more time for work. This Musk quote on failure is also from Vance's book: "My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail." According to Vance, Musk said this when speaking with an investor, though Musk has disputed he ever said it.  When Tesla employees complained about their jobs, Musk reportedly said: "I would tell those people they will get to see their families a lot when we go bankrupt." Former Tesla employee Ryan Popple told Vance that Musk said this during Tesla's early years after an employee said their jobs were too demanding. Musk once told Vance that SpaceX is battling other countries for space supremacy. "My family fears that the Russians will assassinate me," he said. Musk told Vance that his rocket-building and space exploration company, SpaceX, had created enemies that may wish him harm. "The list of people that would not mind if I were gone is growing," he said.  Musk once expressed frustration over Ford trademarking a vehicle name he'd planned to use at Tesla. "Like why did you go steal Tesla's E? Like you're some sort of fascist army marching across the alphabet, some sort of Sesame Street robber?" he said. Musk told Vance he wanted to name a Tesla vehicle the "Model E," but said Ford trademarked the name and wouldn't allow Tesla to use it. Musk's insistence on using the name came from his desire for the model names of Tesla's first four vehicles to spell "SEXY." Musk has publicly lamented his dating life in the past: "I would like to allocate more time to dating, though. I need to find a girlfriend. That's why I need to carve out just a little more time. I think maybe even another five to 10 — how much time does a woman want a week? Maybe 10 hours? That's kind of the minimum? I don't know." Musk told Vance he wanted to dedicate more time to dating and wondered how much time a relationship would require. He's also argued that human beings most likely exist in a video game. "There's a billion-to-one chance we're living in base reality," Musk said in 2016. In 2016, during Vox Media's Code Conference, he said the current rate of innovation in video game development makes it likely that we will eventually make video games that are indistinguishable from reality. At some point in the future, the quantity and quality of hyper-realistic video games means there could be billions of simulations of human reality, which means it's unlikely that we'll be the first ones to create those games, rather than living inside one of the games, he said. "We're clearly on a trajectory to have games that are indistinguishable from reality, and those games could be played on any set-top box or a PC and there would probably be billions of such computers and set-top boxes, it would seem to follow that the odds that we're in base reality is one in billions," Musk said.  "I'm not an alien ... but I used to be one," Musk said on Twitter in 2016. Source: Elon Musk/Twitter "You're an idiot," Musk once tweeted at a public transportation consultant who called him privileged. In 2017, Wired reported that Musk criticized public transportation at a tech conference. "I think public transport is painful," he reportedly said. "It sucks. Why do you want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn't leave where you want it to leave, doesn't start where you want it to start, doesn't end where you want it to end?" Public transit consultant Jarrett Walker tweeted a response, saying Elon Musk's "hatred of sharing space with strangers is a luxury (or pathology) that only the rich can afford." "You're an idiot," Musk replied. Musk has joked about Tesla's financial health on Twitter: "Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can't believe it." Musk poked fun at questions about Tesla's financial health in a 2018 April Fools' Day Twitter thread written in the style of a newspaper story. "Tesla Goes Bankrupt Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 -- Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can't believe it," Musk wrote. Musk's response didn't please investors and analysts, who were concerned about Musk's attitude toward criticism directed at Tesla. Source: Twitter Musk has said that he has concerns about artificial intelligence: "At least when there's an evil dictator, that human is going to die. But for an AI, there will be no death — it would live forever. And then you would have an immortal dictator from which we could never escape." In the 2018 documentary, "Do You Trust This Computer?," Musk said if a company or group of people created "god-like superintelligence," the AI could exert control over humans for eternity. "Oh btw I'm building a cyborg dragon," Musk tweeted in 2018. Musk has a history of making jokes on Twitter and was likely doing so when he tweeted that he was "building a cyborg dragon." "Boring bonehead questions are not cool ... These questions are so dry. They're killing me," Musk once said in response to analyst questions. Musk rejected questions from two Wall Street analysts during the company's unusual first-quarter earnings call in 2018. "Excuse me. Next. Boring bonehead questions are not cool," Musk said after Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Antonio Sacconaghi asked about Tesla's future capital requirements. The next question came from RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak, who asked about Model 3 reservations. "These questions are so dry. They're killing me," Musk said, before turning to Galileo Russell, a retail investor who runs a YouTube channel about Tesla. Russell was allowed to ask several questions about a range of subjects, none of which concerned Tesla's financial health. Tesla's stock dropped 8% in after-hours trading after the call. "Oh and uh short burn of the century comin soon. Flamethrowers should arrive just in time," a reference to Musk's well-known contempt of short-sellers. Musk has been vocal about his disdain for short-sellers, who place bets that a company's stock price will fall. In 2018, Musk said on Twitter the "short burn of the century" would arrive soon and made reference to the branded flamethrowers sold by his tunnel-digging company, The Boring Company. "Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication. Thinking of calling it Pravda ...," Musk said in 2018. In a series of Twitter posts, Musk described the media as being hypocritical, impulsive, sensitive, unreliable, and ethically compromised. Musk wrote that he would create a website, named Pravda, which would rate the credibility of journalists and their editors.     "They have about three weeks before their short position explodes," Musk said of short-sellers in 2018. Musk said on Twitter that Tesla short-sellers had around three weeks until their short positions took a massive hit. Musk's tweet came in response to a question about vehicle production. "You're a horrible human being," Musk once wrote to a Tesla whistleblower. Former Tesla employee Martin Tripp filed a whistle-blowing tip with the SEC in 2018. Tripp claimed that Tesla used batteries with puncture holes in vehicles meant for consumers, among other claims, and, in his tip with the SEC claims the company over-reported production of its Model 3 sedan by up to 44%, according to Tripp's former attorney, Stuart Meissner. Emails sent to Business Insider revealed that Musk called Tripp "a horrible human being" via email in June. That month, Tesla filed a lawsuit against Tripp, alleging that he hacked confidential company information and gave it to parties outside the company.    Musk made a dig at Ford while discussing Tesla's Model 3 production: "I think there's a good vibe — I think the energy is good; go to Ford, it looks like a morgue." During a 2018 interview with The Wall Street Journal, Musk discussed Tesla's efforts to reach its goal of making 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of June. Musk said he felt good about the "vibe" and "energy" at Tesla and compared the company to Ford.   "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it," Musk tweeted at a British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue. In 2018, Musk called Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" in a tweet and said he would bet money to back his accusation after Unsworth said the miniature submarine Musk designed and sent to Thailand to help with the rescue would have been ineffective and was merely a publicity stunt. The insult was was widely interpreted as Musk suggesting the diver was a pedophile. Musk later apologized to Unsworth and deleted the tweet, but Unsworth sued him for defamation. A jury ruled in 2019 that Musk was not guilty.  "I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what's actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you f------ a------," Musk said to a reporter soon after. In 2018, BuzzFeed published emails sent by Musk to the BuzzFeed reporter Ryan Mac in which Musk expanded upon his accusations against Unsworth and said Mac was "defending child rapists." "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured," Musk infamously tweeted in 2018. Musk tweeted this on August 7, 2018. The tweet led to a lawsuit from the SEC which resulted in a settlement requiring Musk to pay a $20 million fine and step down as the chairman of Tesla's board of directors for three years, among other provisions.  "Investor support is confirmed. Only reason why this is not certain is that it's contingent on a shareholder vote," Musk claimed soon after. After his "funding secured" tweet, Musk said the only thing holding a go-private deal back was a shareholder vote. Subsequent reports and a lawsuit from the SEC suggest this was not the case   During a 2018 interview with The New York Times, Musk said he didn't regret his "funding secured" tweet. "Why would I?" he said. Source: The New York Times "If the odds are probably in your favor, you should make as many decisions as possible within the bounds of what is executable," Musk said in regard to taking Tesla private. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published in 2018, Musk explained his decision to tweet that he had secured funding for a go-private deal by saying it makes sense to act when the odds appear to be favorable. "This is like being the house in Vegas," Musk said. "Probability is the most powerful force in the universe, which is why the house always wins. Be the house."       Musk later appeared to mock the SEC in a tweet: "Just want to that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so on point!" Musk seemed to take aim at the SEC in a tweet on October 4, 2018, just four days after he reached a settlement with the government agency. Musk has even said he'd step down as Tesla CEO: "If you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know. They can have the job. Is there someone who can do the job better? They can have the reins right now." Also during his 2018 interview with The Times, Musk said he would be willing to step down as Tesla's CEO and give the position to anyone who could do a better job than he could. "So in desperation, we are going to build a tunnel, and maybe that tunnel will be successful. And maybe it won't," Musk said, lamenting the traffic situation in Los Angeles. During a 2018 interview with Joe Rogan, Musk said his tunnel-digging company, The Boring Company, may or may not be successful.  "I'm not saying it's going to be successful," he said. "It's not, like, asserting it's going to be successful. But so far I've lived in LA for 16 years and the traffic has always been terrible. And so I don't see any other ideas for improving the traffic."   Musk has also opined on the affect of smartphones: "You're already a cyborg. Most people don't realize you're already a cyborg." During his interview with Rogan, Musk said mobile phones essentially turn humans into cyborgs due to the amount of information they allow users to access. "I'm getting text messages from friends saying, 'What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'" Musk said after appearing on Rogan's podcast. Musk was filmed smoking marijuana during his interview with Rogan. (Recreational use of Marijuana is legal in California, where the interview was filmed.) After doing so, Musk said he received texts from friends questioning his judgment.   "Worth it," Musk tweeted in 2018 in response to a Twitter user who mentioned the $20 million fine that resulted from Musk's "funding secured" tweet. "How about that one that cost you 20M, how was the 'like' ration on that one," the Twitter user said. "Worth it," Musk replied. "I want to be clear: I do not respect the SEC, I do not respect them," Musk said during an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired in 2018. Source: 60 Minutes "It's not realistic in the sense that I am the largest shareholder in the company and I can just call for a shareholder vote and get anything done that I want," Musk said on "60 Minutes." CBS News reporter Lesley Stahl has asked him about the impression that the new chairman of Tesla's board of directors, Robyn Denholm, had been appointed as something of a "babysitter" for Musk. Musk later referred to a clip including the quote as a "very misleading edit," and said "60 Minutes" had cut the end of his sentence, which Musk said was, "provided I have the support of shareholders." Musk has discussed his combative tweets toward critics and journalists: "Twitter is a war zone. If somebody's going to jump in the war zone, it's like, okay, you're in the arena. Let's go." Source: 60 Minutes "A monkey has been able to control a computer with its brain, just FYI," he said during a presentation for his neurotechnology company, Neuralink. Musk said the company has tested a brain chip on monkeys, but did not specify what the test entailed. "Nuke Mars!" Musk tweeted last year. The tweet repeated a sentiment he expressed on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" in 2015. At the time, Musk said hitting Mars with thermonuclear weapons could warm the planet. During a recent Tesla earnings call, Musk criticized the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak: "Give people back their goddamn freedom." After Tesla posted surprise first-quarter profit earlier this year, Musk said during a conference call with analysts that Tesla's forced factory shutdowns were a "serious risk" to its business.  Musk said that while Tesla would weather the storm, other businesses would not, and that the shutdown was undemocratic.  "If somebody wants to stay in their house, that's great and they should be able to," he said. "But to say they cannot leave their house and that they will be arrested if they do, that's fascist. That is not democratic — this is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom." "Frankly, I would call it forcible imprisoning of people in their homes against all of, their constitutional rights, in my opinion," Musk also said during the earnings call. In an expletive-laden rant, Musk doubled down on tweets he had posted that called for giving people their freedom back, and "FREE AMERICA NOW."  "It's breaking people's freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why they came to America or built this country," Musk said on the conference call. "What the f---. Excuse me. Outrage. Outrage."
Samsung announced FDA clearance during today’s event. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 includes a heart-monitoring electrocardiogram (ECG) app, which the company says has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It’s the second smartwatch in the US with this feature; the Apple Watch received clearance for a similar app in 2018. “I’m excited to announce that we have just received the US FDA clearance for Samsung’s ECG monitoring app,” said Samsung SVP Federico Casalegno in today’s Unpacked event. The clearance means that the watch can be used as a medical device. It’s not the same as full approval, which is a high standard only given to high-risk devices that go through extensive testing. It’s not clear when the app will be made available to US users. The existing Samsung... Continue reading…
Over the past half century, workers' wages have stagnated, their rights have been eroded, and whistleblowers have faced frequent retaliation for calling attention to the problems. But in the tech industry, a new alliance of workers from warehouses to cubicles — bolstered by the pandemic and anti-racism protests — is speaking with a louder and more unified voice than ever. They're demanding everything from better pay and workplace protections to a bigger say over how the products they build are designed and put to use. Business Insider spoke to 14 tech organizers and labor experts about what obstacles the movement faces as well as the changes they'd like to see in American workplaces to empower workers once again. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. All is not well for workers in Silicon Valley. Amid a devastating pandemic that has left millions of Americans jobless, the four largest US tech companies blew past Wall Street's expectations, reporting quarterly earnings that pushed their combined net worth past $5 trillion and boosted their CEOs' personal fortunes by billions. But as the tech industry soared to unprecedented heights, many of the workers fueling its rise have seen their wages and benefits stagnate, grueling job environments have become more dangerous, and efforts to call attention to workplace inequities have been met with retaliation. Despite this, the tide is shifting. Last week, the top executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google faced a grilling from lawmakers that focused on their companies' outsized power. Over the past few years, the experiences of rank-and-file employees have become increasingly at odds with those of the wealthy executives at the top — both on the job and in how they see their employers' impact on society. Bolstered by the pandemic and sweeping protests against systemic racism, tech workers from warehouses to corporate office buildings have been speaking up with a unified voice for the first time. Their demands: Better pay, benefits, and working conditions. But there's a broader agenda in place. They want to shift the balance of power at their organizations so they can have more control over how their work gets done, how products are built, and who their companies do business with. And now they're inspiring others across the country to do the same at their own workplaces. Business Insider spoke with 14 tech organizers and labor experts who said the industry has reached an inflection point and that things aren't going back to the way they were before. Here are their thoughts on how to empower workers once again and the obstacles that still lie ahead. Chris Smalls — organizer and former Amazon warehouse worker What's the biggest obstacle workers face: Smalls said Amazon and other companies' self-interest and antagonism toward workers continues to jeopardize their safety. "Everything [Amazon's] doing doesn't benefit the employees, everything they're doing benefits the company and the company only," he said adding that companies like Amazon "smear the lower class people, they intimidate the working class people." How can we improve American workplaces: Amazon needs to be taxed and workers need better pay, Smalls said. "You're telling me at $25 an hour I'm working for the richest man in the world and I'm capped out," he said, referring to the salary limit he hit after five years with the company. What organizers should focus on now: "What we need is for the families who actually lost somebody [to COVID-19] to actually come out to the public," Smalls said. Concerns about coronavirus exposure were raised as early as March and he said Amazon's response fell short. "This could have been prevented ... somebody needs to be held accountable." Oriana Leckert — former Kickstarter outreach team member and organizer for the Kickstarter United employee union What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "There's a strain of individualism that runs through tech for sure, Leckert said. Convincing workers who have good jobs now to organize on behalf of their coworkers — and their future selves — can be challenging at times, she said. How can we improve American workplaces: Leckert said companies should start "listening to workers and giving the people who are doing the work some more influence over how and when and why the work gets done." Executives should trust their employees to have good ideas instead of dictating everything via "opaque, top-down hierarchical management," she said. What organizers should focus on now: "Talk to everybody in your workplace, talk to everybody outside of your workplace. Get advice from other folks," Leckert said. "There are lots of people who are having a struggle at the same time and who have done it before," she said, and people looking to organize at their workplaces can learn from others' efforts. Grace Reckers — organizer at the Office and Professional Employees International Union What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "The lack of hardened geographic bounds is an important component of the tech organizing movement, and it mirrors the structures of the tech companies themselves," Reckers said. "Unlike nurse unions that represent RNs in a few distinct hospitals, typically in one region or city, organizers in the tech industry have to take into account the growing number of remote workers, international employees, contract workers, and vendors that are all affiliated with their companies." How can we improve American workplaces: "The biggest change I would like to see is for workers to have unobstructed rights to form unions at their workplaces," she said. "Employers need to be swiftly disciplined and employees need to be reinstated when organizers are fired in retaliation for their union activity. I also believe that the amount of money companies spend on anti-union consultants and 'union avoidance' law firms should be publicized, called out, and eventually redistributed to workers' paychecks." What organizers should focus on now: "Going forward, I imagine that the remnants of these fears around job security will remain for a lot of workers in the tech industry. My hope is that employees will continue to organize around these issues and recognize that as long as you are an at-will employee, you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all—without any guarantee of severance pay or continued healthcare coverage. It's only with a union contract that workers have the right to negotiate terminations and the safety nets that come with them." Laurence Berland — organizer and former Google engineer What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "In the pandemic, with so many out of work, a lot of people might have the attitude they are lucky to even have a job," Berland said. "But workers should remember that despite high unemployment, their experience and institutional knowledge is valuable, and not so easily replaced by a new hire, especially if they act collectively." How can we improve American workplaces: Berland said people need to fight for coworkers "across class and roles," especially those who have to work in person or whose jobs are jeopardized by the remote work surge during the pandemic. "Workers who are able to work from home need to fight for those workers and stand in solidarity with them," he said. What organizers should focus on now: "Make those connections with the most vulnerable workers — the Black and Brown essential workers, the unemployed service workers. Ask them what you can do to be a part of what they need," Berland said. "They know what they need and if you are genuinely showing up for them, they will tell you exactly what they need. Listen to them." Jacinta Gonzalez — organizer at Mijente What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Office tech workers are recognizing that their technologies are inherently political and are never 'race neutral,'" Gonzalez said, pointing to the growing surveillance state and "the insidious relationship between tech corporations and law enforcement." Gonzalez said that at companies like Google and Microsoft, "tech workers have made clear demands that all contracts with law enforcement be dropped, a necessary and long overdue step." How can we improve American workplaces: Gonzalez said that "while office tech workers today may not be underpaid, they are recognizing that the cushy benefits they currently receive does not mean they have a voice in the types of technologies and contracts their companies engage with, even if workers recognize that their technologies are harmful." She added that giving workers more power would create "more accountability within the companies creating the technologies that are actively harming Black and Brown communities."  What organizers should focus on now: "The revolving door between government contractors and corporations must end and the curtain must be pulled back to reveal the full impacts of the growing surveillance state," she said. "As Naomi Klein said on a recent Mijente panel with Edward Snowden, we have a right to live illegible lives. It is time for technology to be transparent, human focused and end the growing surveillance and ownership of our data."  Wesley McEnany — organizer at the Service Employees International Union Local 1984 What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Workers are seeing the use of their labor for immoral or unethical reasons as cause to organize because these issues are fundamentally working conditions as much as wages or benefits are," McEnany said. "These are also workers, especially at the big 5, who potentially hold a lot of structural power." How can we improve American workplaces: "Tech companies have a serious responsibility to end systemic and structural racism. They are uniquely positioned to use technology for good and lead on issues of diversity and inclusion." What organizers should focus on now: To make money, tech firms are incentivized to "take on nefarious projects, whether it's facial recognition software for oppressed governmental agencies or upgrading the technological infrastructure of local police departments surveilling Black Lives Matter activists," McEnany said. "[Tech companies] aren't going to be moral institutions without worker input." Dania Rajendra — director of Athena, a coalition of activists and Amazon workers What's the biggest obstacle workers face: The "sheer size and utter disregard for transparency or accountability" of companies like Amazon lets them get away with mistreating workers, Rajendra said. "Amazon's outsized power and its impunity about wielding it is the obstacle." How can we improve American workplaces: Rajendra said she'd like to see "more elected officials — at every level — start to use their investigative and regulatory power to prioritize everyday people." She pointed to France, where a court ruled in April that Amazon wasn't doing enough to protect workers and would have to shut down or take stronger precautions. What organizers should focus on now: "We'll continue to see more bridges built between the issues workers deal with on the job and the issues people — including those very same workers — deal with in their communities," Rajendra said. "Both COVID and the uprising [against systemic racism] expose the fact that the risks working people face on the job don't just end at the warehouse exits." Ben Gwin — data analyst at HCL Technologies and organizer for the United HCL Workers of Pittsburgh What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Corporate-friendly labor laws," Gwin said. "Companies would rather pay lawyers and union busters, break the law, and pay a fine than honor workers' rights to organize and bargain in good faith." How can we improve American workplaces: "Medicare for All," Gwin said. Nearly half of Americans get health insurance through their employers, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the pandemic has shown gaping flaws in the US' approach. A study from Health Management Associates said 35 million could lose coverage due to layoffs. What organizers should focus on now: Gwin said a change in the White House is needed before things improve for workers. Under Trump, the National Labor Relations Board, the top federal agency tasked with protecting workers, "is awful, and we need at least nominally pro-labor appointees in there," he added. Nicole Moore — Lyft driver and volunteer organizer for Rideshare Drivers United What's the biggest obstacle workers face: For gig workers, Moore said the biggest challenge is not having the same rights and labor protections as employees. "If we want safe industries where people aren't dying to put a box on your porch, people aren't becoming homeless as they buy a new car so they can drive you and anybody else with an app around, then we have to put these basic things in place," she said. How can we improve American workplaces: "We need to see a reform of labor law that makes that easier for groups of workers to organize," Moore said. Workers should be able to band together to negotiate contracts that guarantee fair wages, she said, "so that when you wake up in the morning, you know what kind of money you're going to make, it's not going to change overnight." What organizers should focus on now: Moore said she's focused on getting "fair pay and a voice on the job, more PPE for drivers, and "somebody in the White House who actually is going to have a Labor Department that's worried about the welfare of workers, not just how much profit companies can make off of them." Y-Vonne Hutchinson — CEO and founder of ReadySet and cofounder of Black Tech For Black LIves What's the biggest obstacle workers face: While "a lot of people are waking up to the reality of racism in the tech sector and racism in this country," said Hutchinson, "there are still people who are invested in keeping things the same who are going to push back, and we have to be prepared to face those people." How can we improve American workplaces: "When it comes to anti-racism, we do need to hold people accountable," Hutchinson said. "People don't change their behavior if they're not incentivized to change their behavior." She said employees who serve on diversity and inclusion committees and managers who hire, promote, or mentor diverse workers should be rewarded, not forced to sacrifice their work toward these goals in order to accomplish others. What organizers should focus on now: Within tech, Hutchinson said Black Tech For Black Lives wants to "make sure that Black people are hired and promoted and supported and really able to thrive" in a way she said hasn't happened so far, even as companies have said they want more diversity and inclusion. Steve Smith — communications director at the California Labor Federation What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Tech CEOs have become very adept at employing anti-union strategies to crush organizing," Smith said. While executives' opposition to unions isn't new, Smith said the difference now is that tech companies have "some of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs on the planet with vast resources to fight organizing at their disposal." How can we improve American workplaces: Companies need to follow existing labor laws, Smith said. "Provide workers with the basic protections and pay they deserve." What organizers should focus on now: Smith, who works closely with rideshare and food delivery drivers, said they're focused on defeating Proposition 22, a California ballot measure backed by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Postmates, that would permanently make drivers independent contractors. If it passes, Smith said it will hurt drivers "who have few basic protections" as well as "small businesses who are at a competitive advantage when these large tech companies cheat the system." Erin Hatton — associate professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Labor movements — like all social movements — require an incredible amount of work," Hatton said. Keeping up the momentum while trying to support families, survive a pandemic, and fight for civil rights will be "a Herculean task" for workers, she said. How can we improve American workplaces: Hatton said "all workers who perform labor from which others profit" should be covered by all labor and employment laws, not be forced to work in unsafe work environments, and should be protected from "coercion and abuse" by their employers. That includes diverse groups such as "Uber drivers, student athletes, incarcerated workers, graduate students, Instacart drivers, meatpacking workers, grocery store workers, and doctors and nurses," she said. What organizers should focus on now: Worker rights as well as basic civil rights for Black people, immigrants, and transgender people should be top priorities, Hatton said. "As a country, as a democracy, and as an economy, we are only as strong as our most vulnerable population." Clair Brown — professor of economics at the University of California Berkeley What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Right now the problem is at the national level," Brown said. "The Department of Labor was set up to speak for workers, to protect workers, to represent workers. And right now it doesn't. Right now, it really represents employers under Trump." How can we improve American workplaces: Brown said unemployment programs in the US should look more like those in Europe, which "focus less on payments directly to individuals once they're thrown out of work" and instead on "how can we actually pay to keep them on the job." What organizers should focus on now: "We have to get back to this question of: 'what kind of social safety net do we want to provide people in the United States?'" Brown said workers who are laid off or can't work have no way to "just basically get through life, pay their mortgage or their rent, pay their health insurance, pay their kids' bills." Tom Kochan — professor of management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology What's the biggest obstacle workers face: "Employer opposition, and that hasn't changed at all," Kochan said. "Any employer that wants to defeat a union organizing campaign can do so because the penalties are so weak and so slow to be enforced." How can we improve American workplaces: "We have to open up our labor law to new forms" in order to give workers more voice, Kochan said. That could include creating works councils or putting rank-and-file employees on corporate boards, "not to control it, but to bring a worker's perspective to these issues and the knowledge and the information that workers can bring." What organizers should focus on now: Kochan said the upcoming election will have huge implications for workers. "If we get a change in government, both in the presidency and in the Congress, then we are going to see a massive debate around the future of work and how we learn from this crisis and fill the holes in the safety net that have been temporarily filled."
TikTok's parent company ByteDance is facing increased pressure to cut ties with the viral video app, as President Donald Trump has threatened to ban TikTok unless ByteDance divests. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok's operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and says it expects to reach a conclusion by September 15th. Of course, TikTok could also find another buyer. If the talks fall through by that date, Trump has said he would ban the app. If the companies make a deal, the acquisition will be complicated, but Microsoft is less likely to face roadblocks from the Trump administration and antitrust regulators in the process. Here's what we know about why Microsoft is the most likely buyer, what happens to TikTok if it goes through, and other questions you may have about the deal-in-progress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The word is out: Microsoft is exploring a deal to viral video app TikTok's operations in several countries including the US as its Chinese parent company ByteDance faces increasing pressure from the Trump administration. News broke Friday President Donald Trump was planning to order ByteDance to divest its stake. Soon after, reports emerged Microsoft was an interested suitor, followed by confirmation from the company itself. Now, ByteDance and Microsoft will have until September 15 to reach a deal — at which point Trump says he will take action to ban the app in the US entirely (though it's not clear how, exactly, he'd do that).  The deal raises a lot of questions, not all of which have readily-apparent answers.  Here's what we know about the deal so far: Why is Microsoft the most likely buyer? First and foremost, while Microsoft is widely considered the leading candidate to buy TikTok, and the only one that has publicly stated its interest, nothing has yet been set in stone and another company could still come in and snap it up. Rumors of other interested parties include Google, Facebook, and Apple — the last of which has since denied such reports. It's still unclear how the talks between Microsoft and TikTok began, but there are several serendipitous factors at play that could give the tech titan an edge in these talks. Only a handful of companies could afford to acquire TikTok in the first place. The app as a whole is said to be worth between $30 billion and $50 billion. However, Microsoft is apparently only bidding for a portion of TikTok's business — specifically, its operations in US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  Given that the TikTok deal is only for a relatively narrow slice of the business, Microsoft — or any other buyer — is likely to pay less than those figures, especially since ByteDance is also likely feeling the heat from Trump to sell by the September 15 deadline. While the US is one of TikTok's biggest markets, users in the four countries in question only comprised 10.3% of TikTok downloads in the last 30 days, according to data provided to Business Insider by app analytics firm Sensor Tower. In fact, CNBC reported Wednesday the TikTok deal could be worth between $10 billion and $30 billion. CBNC also reported Microsoft has agreed to bring TikTok's code to the US from China within a year, an engineering feat that would be out of reach for most other companies. And of the deep-pocketed tech giants, Microsoft is perhaps the least likely to face any political consequences or regulatory blowback on the deal, given how it's largely managed to stay above the fray when it comes to disputes between Big Tech and the Trump administration. To that point, Microsoft, the second-most valuable tech company in the world was notably absent last week when CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google testified before Congress about how their market dominance and business practices might harm competition. That lack of scrutiny might mean Microsoft could get the deal done with minimal antitrust roadblocks to overcome.  Meanwhile, there are important links between Microsoft and TikTok. ByteDance founder Yiming Zhang did a brief stint at Microsoft, but perhaps more significant is that TikTok's Global General Counsel Erich Andersen, who just joined the company this year, is a 25-year Microsoft veteran who worked closely under the company's president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith. What Microsoft plans to do with TikTok is still the source of speculation, especially given CEO Satya Nadella's historic focus on cloud computing and productivity. However, analysts recently told Business Insider the acquisition could be an opportunistic play for Microsoft to bolster its consumer business and gain favor among younger generations. What exactly would Microsoft get for its money?   In a statement about its discussions with ByteDance, Microsoft said a "preliminary proposal" for the deal would see the company buy TikTok's operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Microsoft would own and operate TikTok in those countries, although the company said it may invite other American investors to acquire minority stakes in its portion of the business. But a complete divorce between ByteDance and TikTok would likely also apply to its employees and internal operations, presenting a complex challenge for the buyer.  According to The Information, ByteDance engineers based in China are responsible for the underlying software and infrastructure across the company's more than two dozen apps, including TikTok. The few US-based engineers TikTok has hired report to senior executives in China, as do some managers working on TikTok's US ad business. Whoever buys up TikTok will be tasked not only with bridging those technological gaps, but with filling the gaps that could open up in TikTok's workforce. It could take TikTok at least to half a year to hire the hundreds of employees they need to replace, the Information estimates. In any case, the terms of the deal will be subject to approval from CFIUS and Trump. What is CFIUS, and why is it investigating TikTok in the first place? Lawmakers have long raised concerns over the connection between ByteDance and China, and whether the Chinese government can access user data or influence content moderation. A formal national security review of the app was launched in November 2019 by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States — better known as CFIUS (pronounced "siff-ee-yuss). CFIUS, an interagency body under the government's executive arm, is tasked with investigating the transactions of American companies that involve foreign businesses for potential national security risks. The US Department of the Treasury earlier this year published new regulations intended to strengthen the committee's ability to address national security concerns. The relevant CFIUS review focuses on ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of, a popular US-based social network that preceded TikTok and was later merged into TikTok in the US. The US government argues it has jurisdiction over the deal because ByteDance didn't get approval from CFIUS at the time of the acquisition. There are some notable instances where Chinese companies sold their stakes in US companies following a CFIUS investigation. Earlier this year, Chinese company Kunlun sold LGBTQ dating app Grindr for $608.5 million after CFIUS said its ownership of the company was a security risk. In 2019, CFIUS required online health startup PatientsLikeMe to find another buyer for the majority stake it sold to a Chinese company called iCarbonX. Microsoft and ByteDance informed the committee they plan to explore a deal involving Microsoft's purchase of TikTok's operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Microsoft said it may invite other American investors to acquire a minority stake in TikTok. What happens if CFIUS approves a TikTok acquisition? Trump has given ByteDance a deadline of September 15 to hammer out a deal in which TikTok's US operations are sold — whether that buyer is Microsoft or somebody else. If a deal isn't reached by that date, Trump has said that he will act to ban the TikTok app entirely in the United States (though it isn't clear how he would accomplish that). If ByteDance reaches a deal, it will go through another CFIUS review and, concurrently, a Justice Department antitrust review. That review is expected to be a quick process, unless a direct TikTok competitor like Facebook, Google, or Snap are involved, according to experts consulted by Business Insider. But even if CFIUS approves a TikTok acquisition, it's unclear how Trump will respond. Trump initially disproved of such a sale, and insisted on pushing for a complete ban of the app in the US. However, Trump's stance has apparently since softened: He told reporters Monday he would approve of such a deal to acquire TikTok's US operations. What happens if TikTok's sale falls apart? Trump hasn't completely let go of choosing the nuclear option by enacting an outright ban of TikTok in the US. Trump told reporters Monday he would give ByteDance until September 15 to hammer out a deal with a US buyer — or he would ban TikTok in the country entirely. If discussions with Microsoft were to fall through, however, it's unlikely TikTok would struggle to find another interested buyer. Despite the political firestorm around it, TikTok is one of the hottest and most influential platforms in the social sphere, with a reported 100 million monthly users in the US. However, any other buyer would likely be not as well-equipped as Microsoft to face the Trump administration's concerns over the deal. A group of ByteDance's US investors expressed early interest in buying a majority stake in TikTok, but those talks are said to have fallen apart over concerns that such a takeover "wouldn't pass muster with the Trump administration." Can Trump ban TikTok in the US? A US-wide ban on a smartphone app would be an unprecedented move. Despite Trump's repeated claims he's pursuing an outright ban, it remains unclear what power or authority he has to do so, experts told Business Insider.  "He can't outright 'ban' TikTok itself," Kyle Langvardt, a law professor at the University of Detroit, told Business Insider. "But he can interfere so heavily with TikTok's business that an American TikTok clone will replace it." Additionally, TikTok's classification as "software" could mean the platform is covered by the First Amendment, making a ban a violation of American's freedom of speech. "Banning" an app is a complex process: Even if the US government could get TikTok removed from Google and Apple's smartphone app stores, there are millions of users who already have the app on their phone.  The Verge's Adi Robertson reports a more intense nationwide ban would have to happen at the "network level" by blocking communication between TikTok servers and US users. This is the same method the Chinese government uses to block popular platforms, like Facebook and Google, behind its "Great Firewall" of internet censorship. All of that combined would make a full ban of TikTok a tall order. Are you a Microsoft employee with insight to share? Contact reporter Ashley Stewart via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Are you a TikTok or ByteDance employee? Contact reporter Paige Leskin at [email protected] using a non-work device. Open DMs on Twitter @paigeleskin.SEE ALSO: Inside the rise of TikTok, the viral video-sharing app that Trump is trying to order its Chinese parent to sell Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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