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3D Printing Swabs Can Aid America’s COVID-19 Testing Shortage – Will The Government Bite? | Forbes

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As we aim to reopen the economy, COVID-19 testing is of the utmost importance but there is a serious shortage of testing swabs. To aid the demand, the 3D printing industry has come together to tackle this problem head-on. Origin, Carbon, Desktop Metal, Formlabs, HP and other 3D printing companies have formed a coalition of sorts to ramp up production of 3D printed test swabs in a industry-wide effort not yet seen before the pandemic.

The impact the consortium could have is enormous. Each company is utilizing their own network of universities, hospitals, and dental practices to produce and distribute nasal swabs at a local level across the country. Wide-scale testing will be needed in order to safely reopen the economy, and continued testing will be required for long after that. The demand could be in the hundreds of millions. Will this be the 3D printing industry’s turning point from novelty item to manufacturing standard?

0:01 Why do we need COVID-19 testing to reopen the economy, and where do those tests come from?

1:52 Meet the 3D printing companies that are manufacturing nasopharyngeal swabs in America

3:35 What do these nasopharyngeal swabs look like and why are they difficult to design properly?

5:01 Why 3D printing is poised to meet the demand for testing more easily than other manufacturing sectors

5:59 Can I do this at home? (No.)

6:40 How did these companies – fierce competitors – come together to tackle the crisis together?

7:46 Looking ahead at 3D printing during the pandemic

For more COVID-19 coverage on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/coronavirus/#21655fa720dd

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Entrepreneur Noah Greenberg On Mapping Out His Goals | Unfiltered | Forbes

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This week on Unfiltered from home, we sat down with Stacker CEO and Cofounder Noah Greenberg to talk about how making lists has helped him reach his goals, getting back together with coworkers and learning about what you don’t want to do.

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Joe Biden’s Big-Tech Tax Battle & Why Americans Will Pay The Greatest Price – Steve Forbes | Forbes

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Steve Forbes on whether tech sector giants are paying their fair share of taxes and why Joe Biden’s plans to raise corporate rates could discourage new investment, limit job creation and ultimately come at the expense of the American people.

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Why Kylie Jenner Is No Longer A Billionaire | Forbes Investigates | Forbes

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More than a decade into their fame, the Kardashian-Jenners tend to induce eye-rolls and sighs among jaded media consumers. But when it comes to their wealth, even critics of reality TV’s first family are intrigued; the Kardashian-Jenner machine—and the cash it generates—has been the subject of articles, podcasts, even books. But no one cares more about the topic than the family itself, which has spent years fighting Forbes for higher spots on our annual wealth and celebrity earnings lists.

So when the youngest of the clan, Kylie Jenner, sold 51% of her Kylie Cosmetics to beauty giant Coty in a deal valued at $1.2 billion this January, it was a watershed moment for the family. One of the greatest celebrity cashouts of all time, the transaction seemed to confirm what Kylie had been saying all along and what Forbes had declared in March 2019: that Kylie Jenner was, indeed, a billionaire—at least before the coronavirus.

But in the deal’s fine print, a less flattering truth emerged. Filings released by publicly traded Coty over the past six months lay bare one of the family’s best-kept secrets: Kylie’s business is significantly smaller, and less profitable, than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets, including Forbes, to believe.

Of course white lies, omissions and outright fabrications are to be expected from the family that perfected—then monetized—the concept of “famous for being famous.” But, similar to Donald Trump’s decades-long obsession with his net worth, the unusual lengths to which the Jenners have been willing to go—including inviting Forbes into their mansions and CPA’s offices, and even creating tax returns that were likely forged—reveals just how desperate some of the ultra-rich are to look even richer.

“It’s fair to say that everything the Kardashian-Jenner family does is oversized,” says Stephanie Wissink, an equity analyst covering consumer products at Jefferies. “To stay on-brand, it needs to be bigger than it is.”

Based on this new information—plus the impact of COVID-19 on beauty stocks and consumer spending—Forbes now thinks that Kylie Jenner, even after pocketing an estimated $340 million after tax from the sale, is not a billionaire.

Read the full profile on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2020/05/29/inside-kylie-jennerss-web-of-lies-and-why-shes-no-longer-a-billionaire/#594d90cd25f7

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