Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Has Trial Date Set for Summer 2020

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of catastrophically failed blood testing startup Theranos, will face trial next year, with jury selection slated for July 28, 2020 and the trial itself slated for the following August, per TechCrunch. Read More >>

Apple Man Has Words For Non-Apple Men and Women

Apple and CEO Tim Cook have always branded the company as fundamentally different than its competitors on privacy. iOS devices collect and use less data on their users than companies like Google and are generally considered more secure than their Android equivalents, and the company has been loudly tooting its own horn on the matter as it introduces competing services like Apple sign-in for third-party sites. Apple and Cook have also been more aggressive fighting hate speech and misinformation, banning conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and making clear their view that Big Tech needs to do more. Read More >>

Fraudulent Blood-Testing Firm Theranos, Which Is Still Somehow a Company, Will Soon Be No More

Theranos, the fraudulent blood-testing startup which despite an incredible amount of wrongdoing has managed to remain an extant corporate entity until now, will soon dissolve. Read More >>

Theranos Offers More Worthless Stock to Investors Who Pinky Swear Not to Sue

The Wall Street Journal has yet another essential report from inside the meltdown of biomedical company Theranos. The company, which is currently the subject of a criminal probe for allegedly misleading investigators and government investigators, is reportedly offering investors more shares in exchange for a promise not to sue them. Read More >>

This Tiny Disease-Diagnosing Microchip Costs Less Than a Penny to Make

Diagnosing disease often requires analysing and detecting single cells with lab tests that cost hundreds of pounds each. Hospitals in a poor country stricken with a disease epidemic like HIV or malaria simply might not have the funds to run all of those tests. Scientists are looking for a cheaper option. Read More >>

Wait and Bleed: Theranos Drains Henry Kissinger and Others From Leadership

Two months after sketchy blood-testing startup Theranos revealed it was closing all of its labs and firing hundreds of employees, the company announced a new round of bloodletting on Thursday with the “retirement” of its board of counsellors made up of former high-ranking government officials. Read More >>

Newspaper That Brought Down Theranos Learns Owner Is Major Investor

Once upon a time, Theranos was a promising biotech firm—raising $632 million from 2014-2015. In October 2015, everything changed when the Wall Street Journal published the first of its many exposés that revealed the company’s struggle to develop the blood-testing technology it promised. Read More >>

Health Regulators Investigating Complaints About Theranos Blood Testing

The blood testing start-up Theranos came under intense media scrutiny back in October. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that health regulators in the States are investigating complaints about the company’s lab and research practices. Read More >>

Google Wants to Patent a Blood-Sucking Smartwatch

Just when you thought our data-driven lifestyles were getting a little weird, Google wants to make it creepy. The company just filed a patent application for a “needle-free blood draw” device that can be implanted in a wearable. It’s the vampiric smartwatch you never asked for. Read More >>

Blood Testing Company Told to Prove Reliability of it Blood Tests

Elizabeth Holmes, the beleaguered founder-and-chief of Theranos, has agreed to publish scientific data that will supposedly affirm the accuracy and reliability of its blood tests. But as a recent inspection report from the US's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points out, things don’t look good. Read More >>