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Global Wellness Institute Launches Wellness Moonshot: Destination—A World Free of Preventable Disease

Lifestyle related diseases and the continuously skyrocketing cost of healthcare are creating a global crisis that is affecting us both physically and mentally. The stark reality is that roughly 70% of all deaths each year are a result of preventable diseases (CDC), while the global cost of largely preventable chronic disease could reach $47 trillion by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. On the opening day of the 2017 Global Wellness Summit, health and wellness leaders united behind the first global commitment to achieve a world free of preventable disease, a moonshot that is arguably as urgent as it is massive in scope.

SEO Company webSURGE Digital Marketing Receives IMPACT Award for B2B App Development

webSURGE Digital Marketing, a company that specializes in SEO, received the prestigious IMPACT Award for App Development B2B in recognition of its App Development for CooperVision. The Internet Marketing Association’s annual awards celebration was held on Sept. 29, 2017, at the Enclave in Las Vegas. The mission of IMA, a global organization of professional partners, is to create a database of proven internet marketing strategies that provide a foundation of success for those in sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, and creative development. IMA created the IMPACT Award to reward those whose innovation, effort, or creativity made a dynamic improvement for their clients in their respective industry.

Ayca Ariyoruk: “To Help Solve Global Conflicts, Populate the Digital Space with Human Facilitators”

We interviewed Ayca Ariyoruk, cross-cultural facilitator and partnerships manager for Soliya Inc., a not-for-profit, technology-enabled organisation educating young people across difference. Ayca is an international development expert and a cross cultural facilitator with over a decade of experience in policy advocacy and in facilitating public-private partnerships for global public good. Previously, as the director for communications at Turkish Philanthropy Funds, a New York based community foundation, Ayca supported education initiatives to empower marginalised youth. At the United Nations Association of the USA (now the UN Foundation), she devised policy research and advocacy campaigns in favour of transparency, reform and US leadership on a range of issues that were on the UN Security Council’s agenda. She started her career as a young scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a public educational foundation dedicated to informed debate on US foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Comodo Announces One Year Of Free Help Desk Support For MSPs

CLIFTON, N.J.,/PRNewswire/ --Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, today announced that the company is offering one year of the Comodo Help Desk support service, free for all managed service providers (MSPs). Comodo's 24/7 Help Desk gives MSPs the power to surpass client expectations and delivers superior service. It eliminates the need to hire additional employees and allows the MSP to scale quickly, manage more efficiently and grow its business without limits. Comodo takes over the troubleshooting, setup, tune up and maintenance so you and your team can focus on higher level projects.

Symantec Sells SSL Business to DigiCert for $950M in Cash and 30% Shares

In the face of devastating penalties prepared by Google, Symantec announced plans to sell its SSL issuance certificate business to rival company DigiCert. The price of the acquisition is $950 million in upfront cash and a 30 percent stake in DigiCert stock at the closing of the transaction. At the time of writing, Symantec was the third largest SSL provider on the market after Comodo and IdenTrust, with a market share of 14% and SSL certificates running on 5.5% of the Internet's domains. DigiCert is ranked sixth with a 2.2% market share and certificates on 0.9% of the Internet's sites. On the other hand, DigiCert has a bigger presence in the IoT market, where its SSL certs are often used to encrypt traffic between smart devices and vendor servers.

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Turkish University Focuses On Health Technology

by Guc Gonel, AA ISTANBUL - Istanbul Technical University is working on future health technologies such as early detection of cancer and the use of 3D-printer technology, it said on Wednesday. The university is taking help from its engineering departments to produce these technologies which include an early detection mask for lung cancer, said a statement released by the university.

Ranking the World’s Most Valuable Brands

Tech has already conquered the stock market and the realm of digital advertising. Now the technology sector also has a strangle hold on another measure: the value of consumer brands. The massive scale and reach of tech companies has helped their brand values to skyrocket over the last decade. In fact, even just adding Google and Apple’s most recent numbers together gives a figure that rivals the GDP of Sweden.

Apple Aims to Get an iPad in the Hands of Every Hospital Patient

Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient. It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S. including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in Chicago and about a year ago at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Earlier this week, I went down to L.A. to take a tour of Cedars-Sinai‘s pilot program allowing patients direct access to their vitals, care team and educational tools through iPads.

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