Rock Weekly3/17/14

Rock Weekly: The failure of Google Flu Trends

Mollie McDowell

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March 17, 2014

Last week, Castlight’s stock soared 149% in its first day of trading while co-founder and US CTO Todd Park continued working on HealthCare.gov. POTUS did his part too by appearing on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and generating record referral traffic to the ACA’s website.

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Headlines

Google Flu Trends Shows The Failings Of Big Data
Time

Health Data Boom Heralds New Era Of Personalized Medicine
BBC

23andMe Needs To Return To Delivering Health Information
VentureBeat

The Future Of Brain Implants
The Wall Street Journal

Future Health Trackers Could Turn Us Into Cyborgs
PSFK

What Your Activity Tracker Doesn’t See
The New York Times

The Most Connected Man In The World
Mashable

The NRA Tried To Sink Surgeon General Nominee
MSNBC

How To Shave $1 Trillion Out Of Healthcare
The New York Times

Rock Health In The News

Stride Health Emerges To Recommend Health Insurance Plans
The Wall Street Journal

Zombies, Workouts, And Baby Trackers: Health Tech For Everyone
The New York Times

SXSW Standout ThriveOn Makes Strides In Affordable Mental Healthcare
Forbes

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Gravie $10.5M Aberdare Ventures, FirstMark Capital TechCrunch
SenseLabs $4M Undisclosed SEC
Stat Health Services $3.5M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
PatientSafe Solutions $3M Telus Health Xconomy
MindBodyGreen $1.87M Undisclosed Technically
Validic $1.25M SJF Ventures FinSMEs
Kannact $1.2M Undisclosed Portland Business Journal
Push Health $308K Undisclosed SEC
Welltok $164K Undisclosed SEC
Inbox Health $150K Connecticut Innovations FinSMEs

 

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