Rock Weekly: A desperate town hands over its DNA

Rock Weekly

July 28, 2014

As if the government’s complete lack of decisiveness over the legality of Obamacare subsidies wasn’t enough, Google also seems to be doing some flip flopping of their own. It looks like they’re super into health after all, embarking on an ambitious and aptly named science project, Baseline, in an attempt to define the health of the human body. The search titan already knows everything about your movie habits, wish lists, and pregnancy status, and the FTC doesn’t want them (or anyone else) gathering your health data. (Unfortunately, it’s too late for this town.)

Headlines

Google’s Latest Science Experiment: Define Human Health
The Wall Street Journal

Sequenced In The USA: A Desperate Town Hands Over Its DNA
Pacific Standard

Congress Reaches Deal To Reform VA
Vox

Apple Files Patent For Smartwatch
Ars Technica

The Drug Forcing The Most Important And Uncomfortable Healthcare Debate
The Washington Post

FTC Commissioner Warns On Mobile Health Data Gathering
Reuters

Apple Talks Medtronic App, IBM Deal In Earnings Call
MobiHealthNews

Half Of Americans Think Expensive Medical Care Is Better
Vox

The Era Of The $13 Fitness Tracker Is Here
The Next Web

Rock Health In The News

How Apple And Google Plan To Reinvent Healthcare
The Verge

Can Technology Fix Medicine?
MIT Technology Review

Jawbone’s Big Vision Clouded By Market Realities
The Information

This New Wearable Device Says It Helps Lower Stress At Work
Fast Company

More Phones, Fewer Doctors
MIT Technology Review

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
VM Discovery $7.9M Undisclosed SEC
PhysIQ $4.6M LionBird Crain’s Chicago Business
Intelomed $3.9M Undisclosed Pittsburgh Business Journal
QView Medical $2.6M Undisclosed SEC
PumpUp $2.4M General Catalyst Partners, Azure Capital Partners, Relay Ventures VentureBeat

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