Executive Editor, VentureBeat
venturebeat.com — Guuuuurrrrl, the Valley is on fayah today. In a huge wave of announcements, we saw a bevy of businesses from the Bay getting fierce funding deals. Trust: From Mountain View to Redwood City, from Los Gatos to not-so-sunny San Francisco, our Bay Area startups were snatching term sheets and serving business executive realness.
venturebeat.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Representatives from AARP and Geisinger Health System make no pretensions: They're not into technology just because it's cool. While the 50+ population and doctors appear to be dissimilar markets, selling to either requires a deep understanding of customer needs rather than just a sense of having "the next big thing."
venturebeat.com — If there's one thing the health care industry needs, it's technology innovation that's actually usable for both doctors and patients. To help identify the next generation of industry-changing innovations, VentureBeat's HealthBeat conference included a Grand Rounds Innovation Showdown that pitted some of the most promising startups against a panel of expert investor judges.
wired.com — I don't think I've ever hated a piece of cloth so much in my entire life. It's Monday morning in mid-April, and I'm sitting in a many-couched conference room at Microsoft's campus in Redmond with three other entities: chief product officer Marc Whitten; senior VP of marketing strategy Yusuf Mehdi; and a pedestal in the corner with a cloth draped over it.
venturebeat.com — Women make approximately 80 percent of healthcare decisions for their families and are more likely to be the care givers when a family member falls ill. Women entrepreneurs can (and should) play a central role in developing products that address the unique and widespread set of problems faced by mothers everywhere.
venturebeat.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, aka Obamacare, is spurring a massive creation of new business opportunities. So says Bryan Sivak, the chief technical officer and entrepreneur-in-residence at the Department of Health and Human Services, the cabinet-level agency that regulates the $2.8 trillion U.S.
venturebeat.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Don Jones, a vice president for Qualcomm Life, is on a mission to make the future of healthcare a reality. Qualcomm Life houses a healthcare investment fund, grooms Masters degree programs in wireless health, and sponsors the Tricorder X Prize, dubbed "healthcare in the palm of your hand" (and apparently a product Jones proposed himself.)
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