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No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the […]

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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data? The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government […]

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, […]

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Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot

Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot Sam Lessin, a former product management executive at Facebook and old friend to Mark Zuckerberg, incorporated his latest startup under the name “Fin Exploration Company.” Why? Well, because he wanted to explore. The company — co-founded alongside Andrew Kortina, best known […]

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Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases

Biofourmis raises M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures, the VC fund from Massachusetts Mutual Life […]

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Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot

Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by Amazon,” the page reads. “We developed Amazon Scout at our research and […]

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Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with more hustle than […]

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Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After years of trailing New […]

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Walmart reportedly in talks to acquire prescription delivery service PillPack

Walmart reportedly in talks to acquire prescription delivery service PillPack Walmart is in discussions to acquire medication delivery service PillPack for “under $1 billion,” reports CNBC. CNBC’s sources said the deal isn’t final yet, but talks have been going on for months and Amazon was also a potential suitor for the startup, […]

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