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Teladoc to Acquire Best Doctors to Provide a Comprehensive Virtual Healthcare Delivery Platform

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues. Teladoc is creating a new paradigm for how patients access care by delivering a powerful connected care platform – a single solution for addressing a complete spectrum of medical conditions, from non-critical, episodic needs to chronic, complicated medical conditions.  

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Opcity Nabs $27M Series A Round To Become The eHarmony For Real Estate

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Joe Horowitz Of Icon Ventures Joined Board Of Directors At NVCA

06.23.17

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Onkyo & Pioneer Innovations Corporation Announces Rayz Smart Mute Feature, New Colors & Apple Store Availability For Rayz Plus Lightning Headphones

Onkyo & Pioneer Innovations Corporation today announces a new “Smart Mute” feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones, along with new Rayz Plus colors – Black and Rose Gold – which are available exclusively at Apple.com and at Apple Retail stores worldwide.

Rayz Plus are the first and only Lightning earphones with an inline charging node that allows you to charge the iPhone and listen to music or talk at the same time.

Rayz Plus uses Apple’s newest Lightning audio technology, powered by Avnera Corporation’s LightX platform and aims to provide simple and smart solutions for today’s mobile consumers.

“Smart Mute” Feature

This new feature for Rayz and Rayz Plus automatically mutes the microphone when a user is not speaking and unmutes the microphone when the user begins speaking again. This is ideal when taking calls in noisy environments.

Users can get Smart Mute by downloading the latest Rayz app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store and performing a Rayz software update.

06.19.17

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Teladoc to Acquire Best Doctors to Provide a Comprehensive Virtual Healthcare Delivery Platform

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues. Teladoc is creating a new paradigm for how patients access care by delivering a powerful connected care platform – a single solution for addressing a complete spectrum of medical conditions, from non-critical, episodic needs to chronic, complicated medical conditions.

 

06.7.17

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TRUSTe Transforms to TrustArc

Today we changed our name to TrustArc.  Our new name reflects our evolution from a privacy certification company into a global provider of technology powered privacy compliance and risk management solutions.

The name change also coincides with our 20th anniversary of delivering innovative privacy solutions.

The TrustArc brand will be used for all corporate communications as well as our technology platform and consulting services.  The TRUSTe brand will continue to be used for our certification offerings, including the certification seal.   While most of the changes have already been implemented on our website and collateral, some items will be transitioned over the next few weeks.

05.17.17

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Joe Horowitz Of Icon Ventures Joined Board Of Directors At NVCA

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced that Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will serve as the 2017-2018 Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors. His appointment was made official at the NVCA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

In addition to installing a new chair, NVCA also announced the appointment of nine new directors to its board.

Original NVCA Press Release Here

05.11.17

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Exabeam and Crowdstrike Partner to Improve Cyber Security

Leaders in Behavioral Analytics and Endpoint Protection Provide Comprehensive Protection

Exabeam, the market leader in User and Entity Behavior Analytics, today announced a new partnership with Crowdstrike, the market leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, to deliver disruptive security solutions.

As organizations move their IT operations to the cloud, the endpoint takes on greater importance for data security. Control points that once operated in the corporate data center, such as email or file system security, are no longer available as platforms for security controls in a cloud-first environment. Crowdstrike Falcon secures the endpoint by unifying next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response, and managed hunting service. Exabeam connects endpoint data from Crowdstrike with user activity data from other systems, both on the corporate network and in the cloud. For example, the combination of Exabeam and Crowdstrike can provide comprehensive intelligence across the endpoint, databases, file servers, physical security, and cloud services such as Salesforce, Github, and Office 365.

05.10.17

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Opcity Nabs $27M Series A Round To Become The eHarmony For Real Estate

Opcity, a real estate technology startup improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time, announced its series A financing of $27 million today. The round was led by Silicon Valley-based Icon Ventures, with participation from 8VC, AI-focused Georgian Partners and Texas-based LiveOak Venture Partners. Tom Mawhinney, of Icon Ventures, will join Opcity’s Board. The company plans to use the funding to rapidly scale its workforce and establish an award-winning culture to expand its footprint to real estate brokers nationwide.

05.10.17

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Delphix Reports 95% Average Customer Satisfaction Rating, Far Exceeding Industry Standards

Delphix, the company that has changed the dynamics of managing and consuming data, today released a report that showed an average of 95% customer satisfaction for its past two fiscal quarters, which is significantly above industry averages for enterprise software companies and competitors in the space. Measuring its customer relationships each month through Check Market; the company scored a near-perfect 98% satisfaction rate for the month of April, driven by one of the most skilled and experienced support teams in the industry.

Delphix was able to achieve these results working with many Fortune 100 companies, having become a proven and trusted technology partner that helps the largest and most complex organizations in the world to accelerate application development, keep up with business demands for data, and support important business transformation initiatives.

05.8.17

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Teladoc Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

First Quarter Revenue of $42.9 million Grew 60% Year-Over-Year
Total Membership of 20.1 million Grew 34% Year-Over-Year
Total Visits of 384,839 Grew 60% Year-Over-Year

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the undisputed leader in telehealth, providing access to care for millions, today announced results for the first-quarter ended March 31, 2017.

“During the first quarter, we achieved strong results across all our key metrics, while seamlessly onboarding over 2.6 million new lives into the Teladoc platform and growing overall utilization,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer of Teladoc. “We continue to benefit from strong demand for both our core and new clinical offerings, resulting in our deeper integration into the virtual healthcare continuum and an enhanced value proposition to our partners. I remain very confident about our market leadership and progress towards our 2017 financial and strategic targets.”

05.5.17

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Kathryn Minshew Wants You To Be In Control Of Your Career

How can you find a career that gives you purpose, meaning and a sense of pride?

There is a time in everyone’s career where their sense of agency dissipates. It could be that you’re overworked, that there’s an obstacle in your way, or even uncertainty about what you want to accomplish. These are questions every successful CEO, young entrepreneur and creative thinker has tackled. So how do you take charge and start navigating your career with vision?

Kathryn Minshew is the CEO and cofounder of The Muse, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to research, explore and apply to great companies. She has spoken at MIT and Harvard, and appeared on the “Today” show and CNN. Her new book is The Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career. I recently interviewed Kathryn to get her advice for those struggling in their careers. (The transcript below has been lightly edited for space and clarity.)

05.3.17

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Origami Logic Pushes Marketing Performance with New AI Tech

Origami Logic today announced the Spring 2017 release of its marketing performance measurement platform. Innovative new capabilities, including the introduction of a mobile app, Origami Stories, Automated Insights Engine and Origami Workbench, change how marketing insights are generated and consumed by analysts and brand teams.

The new mobile app features Origami Stories, notifications that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the generation and delivery of key performance indicators and insights directly to marketers, in real time. In addition, Origami Workbench provides data analysts with a scripting environment to conduct advanced analytics by enriching and transforming their data.

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