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Heading for a national healthcare wallet

Later this year, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna and Humana will all argue their respective mergers don’t run afoul of antitrust laws. Aetna also announced it was pulling out of 538 of the 778 county health insurance exchanges in 2017 due to lack of profit potential. After a honeymoon period, corporate healthcare ...

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This smart sock adds sensations to prosthetic limbs

The future of prosthetics is fast arriving, with 3D printed construction, advanced materials, and embedded sensors replacing the unadorned wood and plastic of yore. But like the rest of the future, it’s not equally distributed. In order to bridge the gap for users who can’t afford or get at these ...

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Qualcomm debuts plans to help build more connected cameras

A couple of big, roadmappy pieces of news out the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, being held in Hong Kong this week, far away from the component company’s sunny Southern California headquarters. Alongside a number of new chips, the Qualcomm is laying out its plans to support camera functionality across a wide set ...

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A Look into Chile’s innovative startup government

Victoria O’Shee Crunch Network Contributor Victoria O’Shee is an entrepreneur from Argentina and is a principal at Publicize. She earlier was a portfolio manager for an incubator in Latin America. How to join the network For better or for worse, Chile is often held up as the economic model for ...

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Employment in China’s tech industry

Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China’s economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China’s emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon ...

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