Apps, apps, apps: Who’s winning and what’s working on Google Play and iOS

App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.

How the soul of open source is saving time, money — and lives — in health care

Where I work, we’ve chosen an open source model to address the need for innovation.
Specifically, we open our doors to novel early-stage companies to test their solutions in our system. Entrepreneurs and inventors all need a secure testing ground for their ideas, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve care and reduce costs.

L.A. Unified to give every student an iPad in deal worth ‘hundreds of millions’

Los Angeles Unified School District will initially roll out the program to 47 campuses in a deal worth $30 million. However, the massive district has 640,000 students at 1,087 schools over LA’s 720 square miles, and by choosing Apple as the sold vendor, the school board has committed to spend “hundreds of millions of dollars” with Apple over the next few years.