Silicon Valley

By Jonah Comstock 08:34 am April 9, 2014
April 1st is come and gone, but the mobile health jokes are sticking around. Just this week, we saw a cutting Indiegogo satire of suspect health trackers like HealBe and the premiere of HBO's "Silicon Valley," which hit us with a pretty good riff on physician-entrepreneurs. Started by someone calling themselves "Shane White", the Indiegogo page lasted about two days before being taken down by the...
By Jonah Comstock 08:58 am October 10, 2013
Steve Case, the head of investment group Revolution and former CEO of America Online, believes that prevailing wisdom in Silicon Valley isn't necessarily the smartest way to launch businesses. In a conversation with Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, at EmTech in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Case spoke generally about entrepreneurship and investment. However, many of the lessons he spoke about...
By Brian Dolan 03:30 am July 28, 2011
Last week my colleague Neil Versel, MobiHealthNews' Contributing Editor, penned a provocative article called, "Silicon Valley often misses the point of healthcare." Neil hit a nerve. While the discussion that followed from Neil's article was constructive, I think Neil drew the wrong conclusions from his core argument. Yes, Silicon Valley often misses the point or ignores the core issues facing...
By Neil Versel 07:44 am July 20, 2011
There are few places with such a high concentration of conceited, arrogant know-it-alls than Washington, D.C., but Silicon Valley may best even the Beltway gang. I've seen a lot of bluster, a lot of unearned publicity, plenty of buzzwords and, in many cases, little actual success in winning over customers or addressing a real problem in healthcare. Sure, there are exceptions. With the iPad,...