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A new Gameball designed by the man behind the FitBit that uses Amazon's Alexa technology is reintroducing physical activity to recreation.

Earwax is hardly a sexy topic. But brothers Aadil and Sahil Diwan see in it an alluring business opportunity.

Algorithmia CEO Diego Oppenheimer condenses algorithms so developers can share and build on them more easily.

Computers are getting more “intelligent” because of algorithms — those sets of instructions that enable devices to better handle complex tasks such as understanding and interpreting images and language. Few of these algorithms end up being used outside academia, so Algorithmia, a Seattle startup, is creating a sort of algorithm marketplace, which it curates through partnerships with the University of Washington and other institutions. The universities earn royalties from the use of algorithms they’ve developed.