February 28, 2019
Livongo previews hypertension chatbot. Chronic condition management company Livongo unveiled a new feature it plans to add to its hypertension offering: a voice-enabled chatbot, powered by Amazon Lex. Livongo announced new feature at the company’s SIGNUM conference for clients and members, which begins today.
With the new system, the voice assistant will deliver “Health Nudges”— such as nutrition...
September 5, 2018
The end of an error. The Wall Street Journal reports that Theranos, the once-promising blood testing startup now plagued by scandals and lawsuits, will soon be shutting its doors for good. In a letter to shareholders obtained by the Journal, CEO and General Counsel David Taylor wrote that the company’s attempts to negotiate a sale transaction did not bear fruit, and that the company is in default...
September 28, 2017
Telemedicine company Teladoc has added Brian McAndrews, former CEO of Pandora (the media company, not the jeweler), to its board of directors. Notably, McAndrews has extensive experience with machine learning algorithms, which Teladoc is considering ways to deploy.
“Brian’s depth of experience as an executive leader and board member of prominent technology and digital media companies complements...
December 8, 2016
Yoky Matsuoka, an executive at Apple who joined in May to work on health projects has left the company, according to a recent report in Bloomberg. Matsuoka formerly served as CEO of Quanttus, VP of technology at Nest, and head of innovation at Google. She was reportedly working on HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit at Apple. Neither Apple nor Matsuoka has confirmed the news and her LinkedIn...