As we reported two weeks ago, after White House staff leaked the news on a conference call, DJ Patil, the former Chief Data scientist at LinkedIn and most recently a VP of Product at RelateIQ, is now the Chief Data Scientist at the White House. In that role, he will work on the Administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to use advances in data and health care to personalize medical treatments. He will also work on issues relating to open data in government. For a deeper dive on precision medicine and open data, check out our Structure Data conference in New York next month.
Fire up your Galaxy S5, T-Mobile customers: You should have a sweet surprise waiting for your phone. Several sources are reporting that the Android 5.0, or Lollipop, software upgrade is now available for the T-Mobile version of Samsung’s current flagship phone; either as an over- the-air upgrade or a download through Samsung’s Kies application. The update reportedly measures in at over 900MB in size and will add the look of Google’s Material Design, interactive lockscreen notifications, battery life optimizations and more to your Galaxy S5.