Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsofts VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient health

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Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer. Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a $35 million round of financing with a new $11 million commitment from Microsoft’s investment arm M12 (formerly […]

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Cannabis startup Caliva raises $75M from former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz and Joe Montana

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San Jose cannabis company Caliva is proving that weed’s still hot, even as some markets cool off. The company is announcing a $75 million round of investment that includes participation from former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz and football legend Joe Montana . If that pair seems unlikely, it just goes to show that cannabis attracts […]

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Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

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Marginalized groups that championed legalization struggle to compete with corporate refugees jumping on the bandwagon Two hours north of San Francisco, in Mendocino county, orderly roadside vineyards give way to the rugged forests and misty coast of the Emerald Triangle, Americas most celebrated marijuana growing region. In June, more than 300 cannabis industry insiders gathered […]

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Their children were killed by an opioid user. They changed the entire system

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After Carmen and Bob Pack discovered the driver who hit their children had opioid pill prescriptions from six doctors, they sought to fix Californias drug-monitoring database Northern California was enjoying an Indian summer in late October 2003 when Carmen Pack set off with her two young children to find ice cream. Seven-year-old Alana was riding […]

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Whole Foods v vegans: Berkeley store gets restraining order against activists

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The order is the latest in a tense standoff with an animal rights group that has staged protests at the store for several years For a full week, a big black banner was posted from a sidewalk in Berkeley, California. OCCUPY WHOLE FOODS, it declared in large, white block letters. But the protesters who created […]

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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs bicker over who is helping the homeless more

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How much have you given Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streets The CEOs of two of the worlds most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness. The Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, […]

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The Fight Over California’s Privacy Bill Has Only Just Begun

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In June, privacy advocates celebrated the passage of a historic bill in California that gave residents of that state unprecedented control over how companies use their data. Two months later, the party's over. Lobbying groups and trade associations, including several representing the tech industry, immediately started pushing for a litany of deep changes that they […]

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Trumps Trade War Is Killing American Blue Jeans

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Victor Lytvinenko is thumbing through emails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company. The 37-year-old — dressed in a black t-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths — eventually looks up after […]

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In the battle over Net Neutrality, 5G could be our salvation

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California Democrat Miguel Santiago fought for immigration, but now he's gutting net neutrality.Image: Damian Dovarganes/AP/REX/Shutterstock California lawmakers have the opportunity to pass a new law that would serve as the gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. But a Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to the telecommunications industry just gutted it. The […]

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