Editor’s Pick The goal is to move continuing medical education, known as “CME,” to an online space so that it’s not confined to auditoriums and conference halls.
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Weemo’s team claims its unique approach will give it an edge over the competition. The company has also developed a set of APIs, which can be leveraged by developers to add live video tools to any application.
Cofounder Avi Meir said he was inspired to start the company after realizing that most hotels still relied on “expensive, outdated, server-based technology.”
Launching this week, the company’s new iPhone app features profiles of kids in developing countries who desperately require surgeries. You can donate directly through the app and receive real-time updates on the patient’s progress.
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Data visualization company Tableau Software has raised the price range of its initial public offering to $31 per share.
Patients need a better way to communicate with their physicians, and Ringadoc believes it can help. Investors agree; the San Francisco-based startup added another $700,000 to its seed round today, bringing its total funding to $1.9 million.
Guest Post As the number of systems increase, integration challenges will only grow for health providers.
Editor’s Pick Will the Sand Hill Road firms open their check books for you? We caught up with Sequoia Capital’s Warren Hogarth and Morgenthaler Ventures’ Missy Krasner to dig deeper into their investment thesis.
MicroVentures has reached $16 million in investments today, and claims to have surpassed any other equity-based crowdfunding platform.
Editor’s Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter’s garbage bin. Two years later, he’s an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement’s greatest success stories.
Tech Cocktail’s goal is to support emerging tech communities through events, and provide relevant information for entrepreneurs.
Google Glass owners now have a news aggregation app. Straight from Glass, they can flag content for later, “like” and “dislike,” or listen to an entire article.
Kabbage announced today that it will provide loans to both online and offline businesses, and will make a decision in minutes.
Cloud startup SugarSync just closed an additional $3 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.
Guest Post Digital health may be garnering all the glory for its promise to transform health care, but take a closer look and you’ll find a promising next wave of health care investments.
One unintended use for massive open online courses, dubbed “MOOCs,” is to help professors better understand the mechanics of cheating in online learning.
OwnerListens has raised over $1 million in funding for its suggestion box that lets customers anonymously communicate with store owners.
Richard Branson lost a bet in 2010, and finally made good on his promise to don heavy makeup and full drag. His sense of humor is a lesson to all founders and CEOs!
Check out this 20 minute documentary on Africa’s tech scene. Unlike Silicon Valley, “innovation is born from necessity.”
Editor’s Pick Although Google Glass is still in its early (and annoying) stages, it holds a lot of promise in the medical field — and entrepreneurs and investors are already salivating at the possibilities.
We’re blown away by the quality of the more than 150 applicants to the HealthBeat 2013 “Grand Rounds Innovation Showdown,” one of the highlights of VentureBeat’s inaugural health tech conference (May 20-21 in San Francisco).
Yahoo has been on a bit of a spending spree of late, and this morning it acquired two small startups, GoPollGo and Milewise.
The “enterprise cool kids” are partnering up so customers can visualize relevant data to better understand the effectiveness of their teams.
Coursera is partnering with publishers to make it easier for students to access e-textbooks.
In a rare twist, the majority of startups closing funding rounds today are targeted to consumers. We’ve recently seen business-focused tech dominate the deals channel.
YouEye today closed a $3 million round to scale its futuristic approach to usability testing.
High-end design firm Fjord counts Nokia, Citibank, Harvard Medical School, and PayPal among its clients.
Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Adam Bellow has launched Educlipper, a tool for kids to save and share content from the web.
Entrepreneurs enrolled in the accelerator will get $20,000 in seed capital to help jumpstart new digital health businesses.
Enstitute’s fellows are placed in two-year apprenticeship programs, an alternative to college. They pickup the technical skills that are coveted by employers.
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New York-based Crowdcases wants to bring together a community of designers to raise money for nonprofit organizations.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the world’s third richest individual has set his sights on “billionaire beach,” and may have dropped anchor in the neighborhood.
Google’s futuristic eyewear was the butt of a joke on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
Guest Post Video is the most engaging form of online content. But it’s also a highly expensive and time-consuming proposition for startups. Here’s how to do it right.
Netchemia, a startup providing talent management tools, claims it’s used by more than 1,100 K-12 school districts and institutions in 42 states.
With revenue falling short of targets, CEO Jeff Weiner assured investors that full year revenues will climb, on a conference call today. Is the stock a victim of its own success?
LaunchPad Toys just released a new app, Toontastic Jr. Shrek, and has partnered with DreamWorks Animation. The goal is to make content creation accessible to kids at a very young age.