Rock Weekly: Google is just not that into health

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July 7, 2014


Last week Google co-founders told Vinod Khosla that they’re just not that into health—though their multiple endeavors say otherwise. Their friends down the peninsula are knee-deep in health, however. Facebook’s science experiment on user emotions is ruffling feathers for its questionable ethics—though the real fear might just be due to the growing power of big data. Don’t worry, Facebook actually has no idea how you feel—at least not yet

Headlines

Google To Digital Health: We’re Just Not That Into You
Forbes

Employer Sponsored Healthcare Is Illogical
The New York Times

Can Software Make Health Data More Private?
MIT Technology Review

Healthcare, Meet Capitalism
The Atlantic

80% Of Smartphone Users Want To Interact With Doctors Via Mobile
MobiHealthNews

23andMe’s Washington Charm Offensive
The Washington Post

Researchers Can Now 3D Print Working Blood Vessels
TechCrunch

Doctors Stop Offering Vaccines Due To Soaring Costs
The New York Times

How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast

Rock Health In The News

A Utensil That Steadies Tremors
NBC Nightly News

Digital Health 2014 Funding Reaches $2.3B, Already Besting 2013 Total
VentureBeat

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
DaVincian Healthcare $50M Undisclosed SEC
Emerald Therapeutics $13.5M Founders Fund, Max Levchin, Schooner Capital Re/code
Whoop $6M Jeff Fagnan MobiHealthNews
BeneStream $1.6M Undisclosed Crain’s New York Business

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