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Rock Weekly: The plot at Apple thickens

Sonia Havele

Former Research Associate

 

Rock Weekly

February 10, 2014

Over the course of last week, the plot over Apple’s entrée into digital health thickened as job postings for sleep and physiology experts went live. Hailing from the future, ‘digital prophet’ Shingy decreed, “Devices in 2014 will be about quantification, not quantified self.”

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CEO Summit

Vinod Khosla, Joshua Kushner of Oscar Insurance, and TechCrunch’s Leena Rao at the closing keynote of CEO Summit last week, where Khosla declared, “If I wanted to be a doctor today I’d go to math school not med school.

Headlines

Why Do Americans Spend So Much On Pharmaceuticals?
PBS

Adidas Sues Under Armour Over Mobile Fitness Patents
Bloomberg

Pentagon Looking For ‘Big Mechanism’ To Mine Health Data
USA TODAY

The Olympic Gold Medal Goes To The Quantified Self
Quartz

How Amazon Forced CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes
Wired

The Feds To Draft Medical Device Interoperability Standards
FierceHealthIT

How Apple’s iWatch Can Mainstream The Open Source Movement
Fast Company

Reining In Healthcare Costs Key To Trimming Deficit
NPR

Rock Health In The News

Lose Weight With An App And A Camera
CNN

Seven Ways Entrepreneurs Could Change the World This Year
Inc

Apple Picks Best New Health Apps Of 2014
MobiHealthNews

Health Technology Brings Care Plans Alive
O’Reilly

The Wellness Game
Medical Marketing & Media

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Etransmedia $8.3M Praesidian Capital, Kember Insurance BioPortfolio
OnShift $7M HLM Venture Partners Cleveland Business
Conversion Sound $5.63M Undisclosed SEC
Noom $2.9M RRE Ventures, Translink Capital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, others MobiHealthNews
YouDocs Beauty $1.7M Undisclosed SEC
Klinify $604K Jungle Ventures TechCrunch

 

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