“RallyPoint Holds Inaugural Conference in Raleigh” – Time Warner News

“Ten biggest digital health investments of 2014 so far” – MobiHealthNews

“New App Lets Patients Video Chat With Doctors” – ABC News

“Proteus Digital Health study finds system detects pill ingestion 99.1 percent of the time” – MobiHealthNews

“Smart-pill maker raises $172 million; investors still hungry for digital health” – Modern Healthcare

“New App promises doctor appointments on demand” – ABC News

“Doctors on demand” – Fox Business

“New futuristic seaplane that can hit 120mph will go on sale for £110,000” – Daily Mail

“These are the next 5 digital health IPOs (plus one)” – VentureBeat

“First Production ICON A5 Amphibious Plane Unveiled [Video]” – autoevolution

“Digital Medication Adherence Startup has Raised $172 Million” – Healthcare Informatics

“Medical Q&A site HealthTap adds consultations, for a fee” – Silicon Valley Business Journal

“HealthTap Turns to Telemedicine” – Re/code

“HealthTap’s Video Chatting Doctors Want to End Your WebMD Meltdowns” – Wired

“HealthTap Offers Uber-Like Service For Seeing A Doctor” – Forbes

“HealthTap launches virtual doctor visits on your phone” – VentureBeat

“All-access medical app delivers prescriptions via smartwatch” – Silicon Angle

“HealthTap Prime Launches Today” – Men’s Fitness

“Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients’ mobiles” – Reuters

“HealthTap Prime lets you video call a Doctor whatever the hour” – Engadget

“Skype Your Doctor For Your Next Checkup With This App” – The Daily Caller

“The doctor can see you now…on your iPhone” – CNBC

“HealthTap reinvents itself as a mobile health concierge service” – MedCity News

“HealthTap Wants To Be Your New On-Call Doctor” – Fast Co.Exist

“HealthTap launches $99 per month Prime option, including live HD video calls with doctors” – TheNextWeb

Proteus Digital Health™ Continues to Build Momentum, Most Recent Round of Funding Reaches over $172MM

ICON Constructs and Flies First Production A5

“LiquidM takes $3.7M for white-label mobile advertising platform” – VentureBeat

Reduced Deposit on A5 to Promote EAA AirVenture 2014


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Search engine and white label booking system for airport ground transporation operators.

“Aetna Begins Coverage of CardioDx’s Coronary Artery Disease Test” – GenomeWeb

CardioDx Announces Aetna and Coventry Health Coverage for Corus® CAD Gene Expression Test

“Tap into your health with the flick of a wrist” – Silicon Angle

Production Update

HealthTap becomes first health app on Google’s Android Wear

“Skybox Imaging: The World in High-Res” – Inc.

Maverix Adds Significant Enhancements to Genomic Analysis Platform for RNA-Seq Research

“Google Places Another Bet in Space” – Wall Street Journal

“Someday you’ll swallow these sensors to help track your health” – CITEWorld

“Google to buy Skybox Imaging for $500m” – The Guardian

“West Valley City teams up with Ooma to save residents money on phone and Internet” – Deseret News

“Google Will Now Be Able to Zoom in to Within One Meter Nearly Anywhere on Earth” – The Blaze

“Google to buy satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 mln” – Reuters

“Google buying Skybox Imaging” – SFGate

“Google buys startup satellite maker Skybox Imaging for $500 million” – San Jose Mercury News

“Google buying Skybox satellite company to boost maps” – USA Today

“Top tech gifts that make your life easier!” – CBS Tampa Bay

“Google Pays $500M for Satellite Maker Skybox, for Photos and Eventually Internet Access” – Re/code

“Google to buy Skybox satellite maker for $500 million” – Associated Press

“Device saves people hundreds on phone bill” – Fox Raleigh Durham

“This Internet of Things Company is Changing Medicine as We Know It” – The Motley Fool

“Why Some Small Merchants Prefer Cards to Cash” – PYMNTS

“Twist Bioscience thinks we can save the world with genetically engineered plants and microbes” – GigaOm

“‘Internet of Everything’ Kii Teams Up With Weaved” – Droid Report

“A virtual network that rallies the troops” – Financial Times

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Presents Updated ICT-107 Phase II Data in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

“West Coast Biotech Roundup: Volcano, Twist, Calibr, ARMO, and More” – Xconomy

“Days of future present” – City A.M.

“Twist Bioscience Takes in Funding Round for DNA Synthesizer” – Bio IT World

“Finally Breaking Up the Cable Bundles” – New York Times

“Twist Bio Aims for Better DNA Synthesis With Silicon Engineering” – Xconomy

“The Daily Startup: Tech Startups Compete to Make You Take Your Medicine” – Wall Street Journal

“Plenty of options for saving, sharing” – SF Gate

“Aircraft Manufacturer ICON Relocates to Vacaville” – Fox 40

ICON Aircraft to Bring Hundreds of Advanced Manufacturing Jobs to Vacaville, California

“Smart sensor pill reports back on medicine taken” – Electronics Weekly

“Silicon pill beams back body’s response to medicines” – New Scientist

New Study Results Further Reinforce that the Corus® CAD Test Helps Primary Care Clinicians Make Effective Referral Decisions for Patients with Suspected Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

“In the News: Pills with Digital Sensors” – Pharmacy Times

“Consumer Reports: Say hello to Ooma” – CBS

“Here Are Eight Brilliant Wearable Technologies Which Could Change Your World” – Business Insider

“CardioDx resuscitates IPO plans with new blood” – San Francisco Business Times

“Smart Pills That Track Your Health From the Inside” – Mashable

“Ingestible digital pills can help big pharma to innovate” – Wired

“Kii Cloud-based Mobile Backend Platform Now Available on AWS Marketplace” – App Developer Magazine

“CardioDx 2013 Revenues Rise Sharply” – GenomeWeb

“CardioDX brings new leaders on board as it revives stalled IPO plans” – Silicon Valley Business Journal

“Icon Aircraft Provides A5 Program Update” – Flying Magazine

“The 25 Most Audacious Companies” – Inc.

“It’s Not a Flying Car–But It’s Pretty Close” – Inc.

“The Bold Startup Indexing Every Inch of Planet Earth” – Inc.

“Burj Khalifa stars in HD video from space” – The National

“ICON to seek next step in move to Vacaville” – The Reporter

“HD Video From Space Makes the World’s Tallest Building Look Like a Toy” – Gizmodo

“Here’s HD Video of the World’s Tallest Building—And a Flying Plane—From Space” – The Atlantic

“Kii Adds A/B Testing To Mobile Backend” – Dr. Dobb’s

“Why Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Is Focused on Fitness” – BloomBerg

“With Its New Samsung App, Health Startup Lark Moves Away From Hardware” – TechCrunch

“The time has come to bid goodbye to your landline” – CNET

“60 Seconds of Terror: Animation Shows Deadly Mudslide’s Surge” – NBC News

“Digital drugs will transform healthcare” – Wired

“Savvy Shopper: Voice Over Internet Phones a good money-saving option” – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

“Review: Ooma Office small business VoIP” – Electronista

New Patient Registry Study Reinforces the Value of the Corus® CAD Gene Expression Test in Helping Clinicians Reduce Unnecessary Cardiac Testing in Patients with Suspected Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

“Save money on your phone service” – NBC Charlotte

“Save money on your phone service” – ABC News Austin

“Hi-tech satellites focus on Indian ocean” – CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360

“Indi Molecular: Building better binders” – BioCentury

“Cut the costs with Internet phone service” – ABC Houston Texas

“Customers choosing Ooma phone service for price and quality” – ABC Cleveland

“Consumer Reports gives top rating to phone service” – ABC Bay Area

“Bay Area Satellite Imaging Firm Helping Search For Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane” – CBS Bay Area

“After positive trial, reports, Esperion plans secondary public offering” – Crain’s Detroit Business

“Medical aid at your fingertips” – KOB4

“Patients see doctors through video connections at Cleveland clinic” – NBC News

“Searching for Profits in Mobile” – New York Times Bits

“Kii Introduces A/B Testing, Now Javascript SDK PhoneGap and Titanium Compatible” – App Developer Magazine

“Skybox Awards Contract to ECAPS for HPGP Modules” – Via Satellite

“Smart Pills Near Launch As Proteus Inks Production Plans” – Malaysian Digest

“Silicon Valley Start-Up Skybox Imaging Lends Satellite in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370” – NBC Bay Area

“Skybox Looks to Innovate on Ease of Access” – Sensors and Systems

“Ooma sees services potential in smart homes : Call beyond the phone” – Silicon Angle

“ECAPS To Provide Propulsion for Skybox Satellite Fleet” – Space News

“Watching Life from SPACE” – The Weather Channel

“Proteus strikes ‘smart pill’ deal with UK’s NHS, universities” – Mobile World Live

“UK to get first high-tech manufacturing site for ‘ingestible sensors'” – Real Business

“The Magic is Gone From My Life” – Courier Journal

“Startup forms gene database” – The Daily Journal

“UK begins assessment of Proteus Digital Health’s intelligent medicine platform” – MobiHealthNews

Study Finds the Corus® CAD Gene Expression Blood Test Influenced Primary Care Decision- Making in the Assessment of Patients with Suspected Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

“This HD Video From Space Is Going To Change The World” – Business Insider

“This is what Google Earth would look like with live video” – The Verge

“52 Mini Satellites Send Incredible High-Def Videos From Space” – The Blaze

“Incredible HD Video of Earth From Space Brings Maps to Life” – Wired

“All Set For Take-Off: Silicon Valley Startups Redefine Space Imaging Market” – Forbes

“Orbital CEO David Thompson Discusses Partnership with Skybox Imaging on” – Bloomberg

Lark announces partnership with Samsung

The Corus® CAD Gene Expression Test Can Help Commercial Health Plans Reduce Costs by Improving the Accuracy of the Diagnostic Workup in Patients with Suspected Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

“Skybox Distribution Agreement Covers Wide Territorial Swath” – SpaceNews

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Status for ICT-107 in Glioblastoma in the European Union

February 2014 Production Update

“LiquidM Rolls Out New Fixed Pricing Model for Mobile Ads” – Adotas

“Inside The Smart, Sensor-Laden Pill That’s Coming Sooner Than You Think” – Fast Co.Exist

“Satellite Images of the Protests in Kiev” – New York Times

“Can ‘Robotic’ Pills Replace Injections?” – Wall Street Journal

“Emirates Space seals satellite imaging deal” – Trade Arabia

“Get an Ooma Telo home phone system for $89.99, shipped” – CNET

“Satellite Imaging Startups Skybox, Planet Labs Race to Cover Earth” – Business Week

“This App Will Get You To The Doctor, Even In A Major Snowstorm” – Physicians News Digest

“Emirates Space Imaging ties up with Skybox Imaging for Meena” – Emirates 24/7

“Selling Mom & Pop On Big Data” – ngenuity

“Skybox Imaging Exec Discusses Constellation Plans” – Via Satellite

“SSL to Build 13 Imaging Satellites for Skybox” – SpaceNews

“Silicon Valley startups in forefront of new space race” – San Jose Mercury News

“Swallow This ‘Password’ Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices” – Reuters

LiquidM Release Version 1.9 of its Mobile Advertising Management Platform

The Corus® CAD Gene Expression Test Significantly Correlates With Plaque Burden and Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease as Validated by CT-Angiography

“Health and appiness” – The Economist

“RallyPoint: ‘LinkedIn for the military’ site expects 500K members this year” – Boston Business Journal

Maverix Lands $100,000 Order For 99 Lives Initiative

“Big Data Gets Physical” – The Guardian

“The hope and hype ushered in by big data” – The Green Sheet

“The Startups Saving Health Care” – Inc.

“3 VoIP services for small businesses: Ooma + more” – Silicon Angle

“ICON Aircraft’s A5 is on final approach for production and sophisticated fun” – Centurion Magazine

“Ooma Office a business phone for the ‘little guy’” – Calgary Herald

West Virginia College Access and Completion Project Highlighted at White House Event

uAspire and Signal Vine Announce Expanded Partnership To Increase College Enrollment and Student Success

“Japan’s Micro-Satellites Expand Space Race to Arctic Ice: Tech” – Bloomberg News

“Innovators’ Spotlight: Womply” – Paybefore

“The Future Of Medicine Is In Devices You Swallow” – Fast Co.Exist

“SkySat-1 releases the first high-resolution satellite video” – Spatial Source

“5 insights from digital health CEOs at JP Morgan Healthcare conference” – MedCity News

“Early Google investor picks Maverix from the genome data analysis crowd” – FierceBiotechIT

“Startup company snaps HD video of the Earth from space” – TweakTown

“Maverix Biomics Raises $6M to Add New Software Capabilities, Expand Marketing Efforts” – GenomeWeb


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A text messaging platform to enable organizations and their staff to easily communicate with thousands of students in a way that maximizes student responsiveness and engagement.

“Silicon Valley start-ups getting into the ‘spy’ business” – Salon

“Many eyes on Earth” – nature

Maverix Biomics Closes $6 Million Series A Round for Proven Gene Expression Data Analysis Company

“Silicon Valley’s New Spy Satellites” – The Atlantic

Cedars-Sinai Researchers Target Cancer Stem Cells in Malignant Brain Tumors