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NY Jets Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Envisions AI Bringing Mental Health to the Masses
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall paid a visit to Silicon Valley this week to explore opportunities and potential partnerships with tech companies.

.-MEGAN ROSE DICKEY | TECHCRUNCH

 

Executive Doctorate Student Wins $20,000 in B-Plan Competition
Berkley Baker, head of CIMI Solutions, won the award for his CIMI Robotic Surgery Solution, software that will improve the use and efficiency of robots used in surgery. The surgical robots cost $1.5 to $2.2 million to purchase and $500,000 a year to operate.

JEREMY CRAIG | GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

City Startup Labs Taps University Partnership in Charlotte
Invests in young black entrepreneurs.

SHERRELL DORSEY | NEXT CITY

 

Meet the New York Times’ Tech Writer Jenna Wortham
“I always wanted to be in this business because I wanted to write about people in tech who look like me.”

ERIC JOHNSON | RE/CODE

 

Credit Suisse Boss Tidjane Thiam Must Show Turnaround Plan on Track
Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) investors want answers from CEO Tidjane Thiam about his turnaround plan in the wake of $1 billion of unexpected trading writedowns at the bank.

SINEAD CRUISE | REUTERS

 

 

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