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California Gov. Gavin Newsom says tech companies are key to lifting coronavirus restrictions

Tech companies will be key to supporting California’s growing “army” of coronavirus contact tracers and ultimately reopening the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom told CNBC on Friday. Newsom’s plan for reopening the state is highly dependent on the capacity to test widely for the virus and to conduct contact tracing, whereby personnel identify and track people… Read More »

Consumer DNA testing is a bust: Here’s how companies like Ancestry and 23andMe can survive

A reporter examines a 23andMe DNA genetic testing kit in Oakland, California. Cayce Clifford | Bloomberg | Getty Images It has not been a good year for consumer DNA testing companies. In January, Silicon Valley-based 23andMe laid off 100 employees, about 14% of its workforce. A month later, Ancestry, which has offices in Utah and… Read More »

Alphabet-backed One Medical files for IPO as money-losing tech companies struggle on public market

Amir Rubin, new CEO of One Medical One Medical One Medical, a chain of primary care clinics that touts a “technology-powered model” and has raised money from Alphabet, just filed to go public on the Nasdaq.  Founded in 2007, One Medical provides care at facilities in nine metropolitan markets throughout the country, with three more on… Read More »

Vaping companies reprimanded for violating tobacco ad rules on Facebook, Instagram

A promotional person vaping. John Keeble | Getty Images U.S. regulators slapped four e-cigarette companies with warning letters Friday for failing to follow federal advertising rules for tobacco on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission reprimanded Solace Technologies, Hype City Vapors, Humble Juice Co. and Artist Liquids Laboratories… Read More »

Perspectives on Working with Healthcare Systems for Digital Start Up Companies | Part 2

Brian Van Winkle Shahid Shah By SHAHID SHAH, MSc and BRIAN VAN WINKLE, MBA In this two-part series, we examine several common misconceptions made by health tech start-up companies in working with Health Systems and offers advice on how to recognize and address each. From approaching systems with a solution-first mentality to not understanding the… Read More »