Rock Weekly: RIP Nike FuelBand?

Rock Weekly

The rumor of Nike killing its FuelBand product started on Secret and quickly spilled into a reported story, soliciting a finely-worded response from the athletic wear giant. Our take: FuelBand is dead, either way. If Nike goes looking for a new business to enter, 9 out of 10 doctors warn others against entering the field, so they should probably look elsewhere. All this sour news is no way to start the week—hear from optimistic Rock Health founders, Christine and Adam on their vision for the future in our latest Startup Elements videos.

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Headlines

Obamacare Succeeded For One Simple Reason: It’s Horrible To Be Uninsured
Vox

The Flu Tricked Google. Can Wikipedia Do Better?
Bloomberg

The ACA To Cost $100 Billion Less Than Previous Forecasts
The New York Times

Google Embeds Camera In Smart Contact Lens
Wired

Mammograms Save Fewer Lives Than You Think
Vox

Hospitals Get Into Doctor Rating Business 
Kaiser Health News

Will Burwell Corral Healthcare Costs?
Bloomberg

Get Ready To Pay For Things With Your Veins
Quartz

Your Drugs Are Talking About You
Newsweek

Rock Health In The News

The Quantified Other: Nest And Fitbit Chase A Lucrative Side Business
Forbes

Healthcare’s New Entrants: Who Will Be Healthcare’s Amazon?
PwC

At Least Four Startups Are Now Focused On Google Glass Apps For Doctors
MobiHealthNews

“Hardware Is Very Hard”: Why Wearables Aren’t Working (Yet?)
Re/code

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
One Medical Group $40M RedMile Group, other current institutional investors
TechCrunch
Orange Health Solutions $22.5M Undisclosed
SEC
Maestro Healthcare Technology $17M Oak Investment Partners, SV Life Sciences
SEC
Lifesum $6.7M Bauer Media Group, SparkLabs Global Ventures
TechCrunch
Better $5M Social+Capital Partnership, Mayo Clinic
TechCrunch
eCaring $3.5M Ascent Biomedical Ventures, Stephen Jackson
MedCity News
Healthsense $2M Undisclosed
SEC
AdverseEvents $2M Evaluate, Trevor Fenwick, Michael Tansey
Xconomy
Fitnet $1.4M Valleys’ Ventures, LP, CIT Gap Funds
peHUB
SportSetter $276K Reaktor Polte Tech Fund
TechCrunch

 

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