Today’s tech startups are evolving to be smaller, more specific, personally funded, yet highly profitable. Companies such as Headlime, ConvertKit, Fathom, and Transistor are hyperspecific in scope and small in scale; all of them regularly hit six to seven figure revenues every year with only a handful of people. Their specificity makes it easier for them to finetune their products ー making them very good at what they do ー and to carve out a niche for themselves.
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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