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How Do You Say ‘JSTOR’ in Arabic? How ADRI is translating Arabic academic literature at scale

Ali Mazraeh was working toward his masters’ degree in Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, when he got a taste for how hard it can be to access academic content in Arabic online. Originally from Iran and resettled in New Zealand by the UNHCR, Mazraeh was working hard to create a new future for himself.

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How Peloton rolls out new user features using AWS

Startups like Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever for $1 billion) and Away ($81 million in funding) have created popular new products while also raising and returning millions of dollars to investors. Joining their ranks is Peloton, a New York-based company that has developed a line of tech-enabled exercise equipment, as well as a deep library of classes that users can work through either in the comfort of their own home or at the gym.

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Speed matters: How Unleash live uses AWS to help wildfire recovery workers improve their disaster management

Unleash live, a platform that connects media captured through aerial drone cameras, other robotics cameras, and sensors to the cloud via AWS for artificial intelligence, partners with emergency services such as fire services to bring an intelligent remote vision to an emergency unfolding in real time.

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Lifebit’s Maria Chatzou on knowing ourselves through data

Many people think of genetic or genomic data as just one of many factors that can be used to understand our health. But to Dr. Maria Chatzou, the CEO of Lifebit, it is much more than that. “It’s you. It’s literally the code of you,” she says. She envisions a future in which this data is accessible to everyone, “in their phone, hopefully, or in a cloud system that will be syncing with their phone.”

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Take Your Pills Every Day to Keep the Doctor Away with Medisafe

In the risk-averse healthcare industry, even seemingly simple issues like adherence are difficult problems to solve. Silos in the market mean that pharmaceutical companies are separated from their end users by layers of doctors, pharmacies, and insurance plans. This can complicate the experience for everyone involved. But Medisafe, a medication management platform and app that was founded in 2012, has a solution that brings everything together.

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“Social Media Black Magic Artist” Chris Obereder on the importance of having fun and staying open

Chris Obereder is in some ways a typical Silicon Valley wunderkind. Only 26, he started out in tech at the age of 14 and has been called a “social media black magic artist” by Napster founder Sean Parker. But unlike some of his other tech industry peers, he emphasizes the importance of openness, creativity and just plain fun in crafting a career.

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