Walmart is becoming a technology company

The author makes the point that Walmart has embraced the need to be tech-focused as it competes with Amazon, Alibaba & other tech/retail giants. What the author misses is that Walmart, despite its 60 years of age, has often been an early adopter of tech. For example, they were one of the first uses of satellite communications to get real-time data from their far-away stores back to HQ. learn more

Is dentistry a science?

The Atlantic pulls no punches in this analysis of the dental industry. The anecdotal story woven throughout the article should make you rethink how infrequently you ask for a 2nd opinion before giving consent for root canals and other procedures. “It’s much less scientific—and more prone to gratuitous procedures—than you may think.” learn more

FBI raids uBiome’s office and co-CEOs placed on leave

The startup that helps test the microbes in your poop is in trouble. There are a couple echoes of the Theranos scandal: two execs in a secret relationship and employee allegations of cutting corners. Oh, and the founder Jessica Richman seems to have misremembered her age a few times to become eligible for “under 30” and “under 40” awards. learn more