Shanghai-based grocery delivery service Fields has raised $5 million to bring fresher more trustworthy food to people living in China.
The apps are currently being tested at the University of California, Irvine, where pilot participants have called the program “very promising.” But others have voiced major concerns.
Sponsored Post At AHIP’s Operations and Technology Forum, November 18-20 in Chicago, learn more about the evolving needs of the health insurance industry.
The popular social fitness tracking app is leaping over various startup hurdles, fueled by international expansion.
If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, your computer screen could be to blame. F.lux released a new version of its software today that helps solve this problem, and hackers everywhere are rejoicing.
Sponsored Post Novartis’ event provides an incredible opportunity to help more and more startups succeed by building products and services businesses will actually adopt.
Adidas is taking the smartwatch craze and running with it. The popular sports brand announced today that it is coming out with a smartwatch of its own, entering the increasingly competitive and crowded arena of wearable devices.
Guest Post Enterprise software is changing in many ways. It’s moving to the cloud. Profit margins are getting squeezed. Customers are cutting costs and demanding more. The onus is now on vendors to prove their value-add.
Nike announced its latest FuelBand in a way that only Nike can — with dance music, Olympic athletes, and even Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley.
Alme for Healthcare is a virtual health assistant that understands medical language and can have conversations with patients.
With its latest wristband activity tracker, Fitbit is leaving no feature behind.
As you may have heard, Google is back in the health business with Calico, a new antiaging initiative. Now we know who is behind Calico — and just how much Google is betting on it.
Can big data predict heart disease before today’s doctors can? IBM thinks so.
“Personal posture trainer” startup LumoBack released the results of its study today that examined “Silicon Valley Syndrome,” otherwise known as the physical and mental health symptoms that arise from spending WAY too much time sitting in front of computer screens.
Guest Post There are few markets that are mandated by law to include virtually every American man, woman and child, so this opportunity is particularly juicy to investors.
A plea to the flu: Please spare us while the government remains shut down.
Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early stages of the industry, according to a new report that says that sales will balloon to 64 million devices within four years.
The Y Combinator-backed company helps small businesses and their employees get instant, customized quotes, make comparisons, and complete the application process online.
Box announced today that it has secured 13 new partnership with digital health vendors, including second opinion network GrandRounds and electronic medical record provider CareCloud.
Editor’s Pick Who stands to benefit as a key piece of the Affordable Care Act comes into effect? Health investors, policy-makers and analysts weigh in.
Sponsored Post The digital health landscape isn’t what it was five years ago — or even last year. Advances in remote diagnostics, big data, advanced sensing technologies, mobile, and genomics research are enabling patient-powered applications, improved doctor-to-patient communication, and smarter physician tools and insights.
Editor’s Pick Smart investors and entrepreneurs are thinking about the long-term impacts of the Affordable Care Act, the biggest expansion in coverage in nearly 50 years.
Editor’s Pick One-in-three of America’s doctors are on Doximity, and that reach is only getting bigger. Now this “Facebook-for-doctors” has released an API and announced more than 50 developer partners.
MedWhat has built a smarter solution to searching for medical information online. Founder Arturo Devesa said it has been called “Siri for Health” or “Dr. Google.”
San Francisco-based Evolent Health just raised $100 million in its second round of funding, an unprecedented sum for an early-stage health care startup.
Beddit is an ultra-thin sensor that goes under your bedsheets and collects data about your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the quality of your sleeping environment.
Yes, there’s demand for a sportier take on Google Glass.
Sponsored Post Health tech innovation will take center stage in New York City this Nov. 14-Nov. 15 at the New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference as a “who’s who: of New York’s health IT ecosystem gather to network and discuss health care’s revolutionary transformation through technology.
Twitter is getting deeper and deeper into the fabric of our society. Today, the newsy up-to-the-minute social network launched Twitter Alerts, a public service that will allow “credible organizations” such as government agencies and NGOs to warn and alert the public during emergencies and natural disasters.
Ten health startups in Rock Health’s current accelerator class presented to a roomful of investors and the press today.
Editor’s Pick Practice Fusion raised a $70 million fourth round of funding this morning, a few months after we reported series D talks.
These three teens have designed flashlights that work without batteries, signals that move traffic out of the way of emergency vehicles, and new flu medicines.
The Food and Drug Administration has finally released guidelines on how it plans to regulate thousands of new health-related smartphone applications.
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Editor’s Pick VentureBeat caught up with some of Silicon Valley’s power players to gauge their opinions on Google’s new initiative to prolong human life.
Seniors fear nursing homes more than death. Lively’s “activity-sharing platform” keeps people tuned in to the activities of their parents/grandparents, so they can keep living independently.
Google’s chief executive Larry Page just announced a new venture, Calico, to challenge aging and associated diseases.
Editor’s Pick Hospital misdiagnoses lead to as many as 40,500 patients dying annually. A panel of pioneering health entrepreneurs share how they are tackling this problem, and discuss some of the challenges in building a health startup.
Guest Post The digital health and health tech drumbeat continues unabated in 2013.
Editor’s Pick Once segregated, high tech and fashion are beginning to collide.