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Introducing Eve: A Virtual Companion for Seniors

04/09/2024

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Eve Communications, Inc, a startup with a mission to provide a cure for loneliness and social isolation, today announced the official launch of Eve, a virtual companion designed for seniors and other people who live alone.

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Scrum Studio and Hakuhodo Launch AgeTechX to Redefine the Future of Health and Longevity

12/01/2023

San Francisco, December 1, 2023 - Scrum Studio Inc., in partnership with Hakuhodo, announces
the launch of AgeTechX, a visionary open innovation program dedicated to helping scale and
grow startups developing products and solutions working to revolutionize the $2 trillion field of
aging-related technology and services by collaborating with Japanese corporations.

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Spammers, scammers, and the presumption of older adult stupidity

For those few who still have landline phones, scammers make them ring. It has become a source of entertainment in our home to string scam callers past the bot to the frenetic-sounding call center. Or we just let the phone ring 3 times – bots have limited patience. But there is one benefit of having an actual conversation with a call center rep, as well as watching TV Medicare Advantage advertising. These unsolicited caller scripts (‘is anyone in the home between the ages of 65 and 85?’) and ads are built on stereotypes of older adults (mostly women) and the premise that they are just plain stupid. Apparently they can’t do their own research and are desperate for advice. By the way, if CMS is ‘restricting’ Medicare Advantage plan advertising, that is not yet visible to a TV viewer.  

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