[Oct 30, 2014] Imagine stepping off your flight to discover a shiny Cadillac waiting on the tarmac to whisk you away to your connecting flight. If you’re an American Airlines passenger, this actually could happen.
[Oct 30, 2014] NowThis, formerly NowThisNews, which has struck a deal with Twitter to create breaking news videos that will be unique to the messaging platform. The initiative takes advantage of Twitter’s new in-stream video feature. The new series, which will be branded See It First, will start appearing the week of Nov. 3 to NowThis followers and, when sponsored, to targeted users.
[Oct 29, 2014] New Mexico startup Avisa Pharma is developing a breath-based diagnostic that can rapidly detect the presence of serious lung pathogens. It just raised nearly $4 million, according to regulatory filings. It’s conducted a proof of concept study with cystic fibrosis patients, and plans to study the device’s efficacy in patients around the world with tuberculosis.
[Oct 29, 2014] Northwestern University researchers have collaborated on a new three-dimensional modeling approach to training pediatric surgeons that makes practice surgeries far more realistic and safer.
[Oct 28, 2014] Vida's app, available beginning on Tuesday on the Apple App Store or through Vida's website, connects consumers with the coaches and doctors they need to improve their health and tackle chronic conditions.
[Oct 27, 2014] The Federal Communications Commission is working on a plan to give online TV services all of the same regulatory perks that cable companies get. Putting online companies on equal footing with cable providers like Comcast could usher in a new wave of competition in the TV industry — potentially meaning more choices and lower prices for consumers.
[Oct 27, 2014] Fitbit may be the market leader in the wearable fitness tracker business, but 2014 wasn’t the best year for its brand. In February, Fitbit began recalling the Force wristband for possibly causing skin rashes. The company is now rolling out a new version, the Charge, with a similar feature set, and will launch two more aggressive products in early 2015: a Charge with a heart-rate monitor and a GPS-equipped smartwatch called the Surge.
[Oct 27, 2014] Silicon Valley startup Magic Leap is valued at over $1 billion. It just announced the close of its $542 million (£338 million) Series B, featuring investors led by Google, Inc. But there's a catch: no one quite knows what it is.