“Nobody knows you. You’re a start-up.” While it may sound discouraging for aspiring start-up founders, former Waze CEO Noam Bardin stresses the importance of knowing that big companies won’t care about your business, so it’s not worth it to try and figure out how to counter them. The most important thing to worry about, he says, are your customers; he speaks from personal experience that neglecting their needs to focus on competitors will cost you heavily.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here