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CNBC:
After members of cancer-focused “closed” Facebook group found marketers could download their personal info via now-disabled Chrome plugin, FB makes site changes   —  - The leader of a private Facebook group for women with the BRCA gene became alarmed after discovering a Chrome plug …
Jul 12, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
SEC filing: as of June 28, telemedicine firm American Well had raised $291M in new funding, aiming to raise ~$315M, with Philips as a strategic investor   —  American Well, a start-up that helps hospitals and other physician groups integrate virtual consultations, has backing from a giant new partner: Philips.
Jul 2, 2018, 5:27 PMIn context
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon's Grand Challenge team, led by Google Glass creator Babak Parviz, has added 50+ staff since 2014, focused on health efforts like cancer research   —  - Amazon's Grand Challenge team, led by Google Glass creator Babak Parviz, consists of former Google X engineers and founders of various health start-ups.
Jun 5, 2018, 3:17 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: the health care joint venture announced by Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, and JPMorgan Chase in January is struggling to find a CEO   —  - After initially interviewing health-care executives, the group is now focused more on finding an entrepreneur.  — The group is structured …
May 16, 2018, 1:17 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Beam Dental raises $22.5M led by KPCB to offer better dental insurance plans for users of its connected toothbrush who share brushing data with the app   —  Alex Frommeyer comes from a family of dentists.  Now, he has a start-up that sells dental insurance, but with a twist.
May 15, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon's Alexa division has a “health & wellness” team of over a dozen people, focusing on areas like diabetes management and assistance to new mothers   —  - Members include Missy Krasner, a former Box health executive, and veteran engineer Larry Ockene.
May 10, 2018, 5:17 PMIn context
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon Business has shelved its plan to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products after considering it last year; CVS stock up 5%+   —  - Amazon has shelved plans to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products through Amazon Business, its marketplace for business customers.
Apr 16, 2018, 1:53 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Facebook asked several US hospitals to share anonymized data about patients for a proposed research project, but plan is on hold amid privacy scandals   —  - Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data …
Apr 5, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Oscar Health raises $165M in a round led by Founders Fund with participation from Alphabet's Capital G and Verily; sources say funding brings valuation to $3.2B   —  - Oscar Health's valuation is now at more than $3 billion, sources say, after it raised another big round from Alphabet, Founders Fund and others.
Mar 27, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Alphabet's Verily has been talking with insurers about joint bids for contracts that would involve taking on risk for hundreds of thousands of patients   —  - The company is looking to take on risk for patient populations and sharing in the upside if it can bring down health-care costs, sources tell CNBC.
Feb 27, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context

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