Sep
26
2017
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Lively raises $4.2M as it adds investment capabilities for health savings accounts

 Lively co-founder Shobin Uralil likes to describe the health savings account as the “401(k) for healthcare” — but that it’s woefully underused as an investment vehicle like a 401(k). So instead of just relying on it as a way to pay for healthcare, Uralil and his co-founder Alex Cyriac set out to build a way to not only help people start up health savings accounts, but… Read More

Jun
15
2017
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VR’s killer app: business services

 Enterprise adoption is trumping entertainment uses and will spring VR and AR into the mainstream. Read More

Mar
16
2017
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Smart diabetes management service Livongo Health raises $52.5M and looks to new markets

 Glen Tullman doesn’t like it when someone tells him he’s sick when he’s feeling fine. It’s something he thinks his customers probably don’t want to hear, either. Tullman runs a startup called Livongo Health, which offers a blood glucose monitor accompanied with a service designed to intervene and help coach people through managing diabetes. Livongo Health helps… Read More

Jan
18
2017
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Collibra nabs $50M at reported $650M valuation led by ICONIQ

big data words Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply with data retention policies — has raised $50 million in its latest round of funding. The company is not disclosing the valuation, but we heard that it is in the region of $650 million (which is… Read More

Aug
10
2016
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CareSkore gets $4.3M to bring machine learning to preventive care

CareSkoreProductDevices Among other things, CareSkore wants to use machine learning to anticipate mortality. However, the newly endowed platform is more than just a Facebook poll that tells you how you’ll meet your end this Christmas by being squashed by a falling piano. Storm ventures, Cota Capital, Rising Tide Fund and Liquid 2 Ventures are rallying behind the Y Combinator graduate with today’s… Read More

Feb
18
2016
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IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health

Woman scientist observes cell culture. IBM announced its intent to buy Truven Health Analytics today for a whopping $2.6 billion. It is the fourth major purchase for Watson Health since the unit was established in 2014. Watson Health was formed when IBM purchased Phytel and Explorys in April, 2014. Both companies had the common denominator of being data-driven health companies. The unit added Merge Healthcare for another… Read More

Aug
06
2015
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IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

Physician looking at information on a large monitor. IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date,… Read More

Apr
01
2015
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IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

healthcare_4_devices_desktop_2x Apple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries, following prior announcements… Read More

Feb
06
2015
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Palantir Buys Fancy That To Add Retail, Shopping Data To Its Analytics Platform

shutterstock_137342978 Palantir is known for its data analytics platform that is used extensively in areas like law enforcement, financial and insurance research and healthcare. Now you can add retail and shopping data to the mix. It has acquired Fancy That, a startup that has built a platform to help retailers with their omnichannel strategies across physical stores, online, mobile and other platforms where… Read More

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