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Patient reporting tool from CancerAid now integrates with Epic Systems and Apple HealthKit

By |May 31st, 2018|

CancerAid, a self-reporting and symptom monitoring tool for cancer patients, has scored its first major coup in the U.S. healthcare market with its integration into Epic Systems electronic health records at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and an integration with Apple’s HealthKit. Cedars, an investor in the company through an accelerator program it ran in --> READ MORE

I would happily ditch the selfie camera for a full-screen phone

By |May 31st, 2018|

Once a month or so, I’m reminded that my phone has a front-facing camera when I accidentally hit the toggle button, only to be greeted with a closeup image of my own, dumb face. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I used the thing — not intentionally, at least. I tried scrolling through my --> READ MORE

Walmart’s new personal shopping service Jetblack launches in New York

By |May 31st, 2018|

Walmart’s tech incubator is out with its first experiment. The incubator, known as Store No. 8, just launched Jetblack, a concierge-style service for requesting stuff and getting it really quickly. During its pilot period, the project was known as Code Eight. To shop with Jetblack, first you need an invite. Right now the service is --> READ MORE

Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

By |May 31st, 2018|

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. Nearly half said they’re online “almost constantly,” which will probably be used as a source of FUD, but really is just fine. Even teens, bless their honest --> READ MORE

Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt SF

By |May 31st, 2018|

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 is coming to Moscone West on September 5-7, and this year will be twice as big and better than ever. We’re looking for startups to be a part of our massive menagerie of innovation, Startup Alley. If you’ve never been to a Disrupt, Startup Alley is where hundreds of early-stage companies --> READ MORE

Weights & Biases raises $5M to build development tools for machine learning

By |May 31st, 2018|

Machine learning is one of those buzzwords that nearly every tech company likes to throw around nowadays — but according to Lukas Biewald, it represents a genuinely new approach to programming. “Software has eaten a lot of the world, and machine learning is eating software,” Biewald said. In his view, there are “fundamental” differences between the --> READ MORE

Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone

By |May 31st, 2018|

I was surprisingly impressed when I tested out Motiv’s fitness ring. Honestly, I’m not a ring wearer myself, but it’s nice to see a hardware startup think outside the fitness band — and produce a surprisingly capable product in the process. The company’s also done a pretty decent job continuing to add features to the --> READ MORE

To become a public company, start operating like one early on

By |May 31st, 2018|

After their long post-financial-crisis slump, European tech IPOs are starting to rebound. Tech companies raised more money on European public markets between 2015-17 (€5.3 billion) than in the previous seven years combined. With venture capital having boomed in that time, that trend is set to continue: There is a generation of well-funded, fast-growing technology companies --> READ MORE

No-fees mobile bank Chime raises $70M Series C, valuing its business at $500M

By |May 31st, 2018|

Chime, the San Francisco-based challenger bank known for its consumer-friendly features and lack of fees, has raised $70 million in Series C financing, led by Menlo Ventures. The round, which also included existing investors Forerunner Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Cathay Innovation, Northwestern Mutual, Crosslink Capital, and Omidyar Network, brings the company to over $100 million in total --> READ MORE

Google’s Area 120 incubator aims to improve your NYC subway commute with Pigeon

By |May 31st, 2018|

There’s a new app coming out of Google’s Area 120 incubator that could help New York City subway commuters navigate the ever-growing number of delays. While the Pigeon app is already live on the Apple App store, it currently requires an invite code to access, so I wasn’t able to try it out myself. However, --> READ MORE