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Mango Health nabs $1.45M to build gamified mobile health apps

Sharp fall in consumer spending prompts fears for UK recovery

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Mortgage holders and public sector workers feeling biggest squeeze, as wage freezes and job uncertainty take their tollA rise in mortgage rates, slowing income growth and persistently high inflation have triggered a sharp fall in consumer spending power during April, which could further knock the UK's recovery off course.Consumers are...
Sharp fall in consumer spending prompts fears for UK recovery
Health app makers to feds: Dithering on regulation is stifling innovation

Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

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As health-tracking companies battle it out for consumers’ hearts and minds — and wrists — Basis Science has announced that it has raised $11.5 million for its own sensor-based band that monitors a variety of health indicators. The Series B round was led by Mayfield Fund and included existing investors, DCM...
Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

Microsoft's Sean Nolan on electronic medical records, their storage, and the future of health tech

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Working with health data is a tricky business. Consumers want to access such information when they need it, and that it be kept safe and secure when they don’t. Regulations, however, are the norm when it comes to health information, making its management rigorous. Both Google and Microsoft have worked on storing...
Microsoft's Sean Nolan on electronic medical records, their storage, and the future of health tech

With new app, Facebook brings social insights to consumer health

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Facebook is wading into the health tech space. The social network announced Tuesday that it is partnering with GE to launch a health app called HealthyShare that lets people add health and fitness goals to their timelines so that friends can help them follow through. Launched to coincide with the London...
With new app, Facebook brings social insights to consumer health

Why do people who won't eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor's ratings?

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From consumer health sites like ZocDoc and Vitals, to ratings agencies like Consumer Reports, consumers have plenty of options when it comes to finding reviews about doctors, hospitals, health plans and medication. But while reviews and ratings are beginning to help guide patients’ decisions and give providers feedback, a report...
Why do people who won't eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor's ratings?
Consumer Health Company Jiff Announces $7.5 M in Funding and a New CEO
Insomniacs of the world, rejoice! Sleep Time catches your 40 winks to give you a better night's sleep
Funding for health IT is continuing at a 'torrid pace,' report finds
RW10: Catching Up With Some Of ReadWrite's Most Influential Writers

Changing Health and Wealth Behaviors with Analytics

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We've both noticed that changing consumer behaviors is increasingly critical to the success of several major industries. So we decided to write a joint post about it. Our particular focus is health care and consumer finance. In the realm of health, consumers need to change their behaviors and take greater...
Changing Health and Wealth Behaviors with Analytics
CoverHound makes comparing insurance a walk in the park

GE eyes early stage health tech with Startup Health partnership, new VC hires

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Early stage health tech entrepreneurs, it looks like GE is developing a keen interest in you. On Monday, GE Healthymagination welcomed Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Risa Stack, the latest Silicon Valley venture capitalist to join its ranks. And on Tuesday, the corporate giant’s $6 billion health care initiative announced...
GE eyes early stage health tech with Startup Health partnership, new VC hires

Another Color co-founder exits – this time for CakeHealth

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Alyssa Solomon (left) with CakeHealth founder and CEO Rebecca Woodcock (right) Another Color co-founder has split from the company. Alyssa Solomon, Color’s former CFO and co-founder, has accepted a new role leading business development at consumer health tech startup CakeHealth. She left Color earlier this year and told me Tuesday...
Another Color co-founder exits – this time for CakeHealth
GE and Startup Health debut first class of consumer 'health transformers'

Workday Expected to Price IPO Today, Start Trading Tomorrow

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It’s looking like Friday will be the long-awaited day in the sun for the Workday, as the cloud software company is expected to price today and see its shares begin trading sometime tomorrow. The offering is expected to raise upward of $591 million, and it should command a market capitalization...
Workday Expected to Price IPO Today, Start Trading Tomorrow

Mobile health groups say the FDA's final guidance will 'unlock investment'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under severe pressure to decide how it will regulate mobile health applications. While the FDA demurs on issuing its final guidance over which medical and consumer health apps come under its jurisdiction,...
Mobile health groups say the FDA's final guidance will 'unlock investment'

Following the money in health tech: sensor technology and personalized medicine got a boost in March

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The $1,000 genome isn’t here quite yet, but startups are making some headway in using genetics, data and deep analysis to provide more personalized care for patients. Although it wasn’t the sector to attract the most funding in March, personalized medicine had one of its best months to date, according...
Following the money in health tech: sensor technology and personalized medicine got a boost in March
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