Rock Weekly: Inside Apple’s big announcement next week

Rock Weekly

September 2, 2014

Apple has everyone excited over its suspected unveiling of a health device next week—a supposed $400 wearable that likely won’t ship till 2015. No rush: Gartner says mobile health still needs another 5-10 years before reaching its “plateau of productivity” and widespread market adoption.

It’s the final days for SXSW panel voting—but we’ve got you covered. Here are the five panels you need to vote for to give SXSW the dose of digital health it deserves.


Divining Reality From The Hype
The Economist

Apple Prohibits HealthKit App Developers From Selling Health Data

VA Reimbursing For Some Clinical Activity Trackers

Getting Along With The Agency Tech Loves To Hate: The FDA

Are Doctors Really Sick Of Their Jobs?
The Wall Street Journal

Can Fitbit Data Save Lives?
The Daily Beast

An Interview With’s New Chief Executive

America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting The Government

Silicon Valley’s Quest To Fight Mortality
Fast Company

The Brainiacs Building The Collective Brain For The World’s Robots



Company Amt Investors Source
AirStrip Technologies $25M Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital, Wellcome Trust, Qualcomm VentureBeat
TransMed Systems $7.3M Arsenal Capital Partners St. Lous Business Journal
Medalogix $5M Coliseum Capital Management MedCity News
Lumiata $5M Undisclosed VentureBeat
Ybrain $3.5M Stonebridge Capital TechCrunch
Plasticity Labs $2.1M Fibernetics Ventures TechCrunch
Avizia $2M NextGen Angels, Blu Venture Investors, Middleland Capital MedCity News
DreamsCloud $2M Sphere Capital Holding Vator

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