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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Alphabet's Verily says it's pausing its glucose-sensing contact lens project because, after four years of study, lenses didn't gauge blood sugar levels reliably   —  - In a show of transparency, Verily posted a blog post on Friday explaining why it is hitting the pause button on its glucose-sensing contact lens.
Nov 16, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
DeepMind's health subsidiary, maker of an app called Streams that helps with diagnosing specific conditions, is moving under the newly-formed Google Health unit   —  - DeepMind's health subsidiary is moving under the newly-formed Google Health led by former Geisinger CEO David Feinberg
Nov 13, 2018, 12:36 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
How Quanttus, a startup borne out of research to measure blood pressure with a watch, failed but seeded health teams at big tech companies with its alumni   —  - In 2012, a group of MIT researchers came up with an idea to measure blood pressure around the clock with a wristwatch.
Nov 10, 2018, 11:00 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Google hires David Feinberg, CEO of health services organization Geisinger, to lead its health initiatives; sources say he will report to AI head Jeff Dean   —  - Feinberg will work to coordinate health care efforts across many groups, including Google Brain, Nest and Google Fit.
Nov 8, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Udi Manber, who ran engineering for Google's core search products before leaving in 2015, is joining health insurance giant Anthem as its head of AI   —  - The move signals that Anthem is making investments in both its core technology and customer experience.
Oct 24, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Christina Farr / CNBC:
23andMe sent an email to developers saying it will disable its API in two weeks; apps will only be able to use the company's generated reports, not the raw data   —  23andMe, which provides DNA testing kids for consumers, is telling outside app developers that they'll no longer have access to the company's raw genomic data.
Aug 23, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
CNBC:
Sources: Silver Lake acquires a one-third stake in GoodRx, a US-based online drug price comparison shopping company, at about a $2.8B valuation   —  - GoodRx's hunt for a buyer has culminated in an investment from Silver Lake that values the company at about $2.8 billion.
Aug 7, 2018, 11:55 PMIn context
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

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