Fri.Jan 19, 2018

Dell Med’s DeSalvo Discusses Health IT Now, and in Years to Come

Xconomy

Karen DeSalvo has experience working in the public sector, but she’s hardly what you’d call a government bureaucrat. DeSalvo, who is trained as a physician, served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016 under President Barack Obama. During some of the time she headed the ONC, as the office is known, DeSalvo was also Assistant U.S. Secretary for Health , a position within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 19: Snap Lays Off Two Dozen Employees

L.A. Business Journal

Snap lays off two dozen employees; Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg leaving in March; and California legislators move forward bill to create California Aerospace Commission

Bio Roundup: Spark’s Road Ahead, Juno Rumors, Merck’s Big Day & More

Xconomy

The most overblown health story of the week was President Trump’s health exam. America learned Trump is in perfect health and has “ great genes.” ” He takes Propecia. He doesn’t have heart problems, had a perfect cognitive test score, and is one pound shy of obese. This scintillating information led to a new social media phenomenon, the “ girther ” movement, and a number of articles questioning the findings of longtime White House physician Ronny Jackson.

Will Packer Media Buys xoNecole

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based production and content firm Will Packer Media said on Thursday that it has acquired women's lifestyle site xoNecole , a lifestyle site aimed at "urban millenial women". Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Will Packer Media said it will accelerate growth of xoNecole, adding video, social and mobile offerings, plus a newsletter and event series.

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Restaurant365 Gets $20M For Restaurant Management Software

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Irvine-based Restaurant365 , a developer of cloud-based tools for accounting, back office, and reporting for restaurants, has raised $20M in a Series A funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners. Restaurant365 said that, as part of that investment, Bessemer Partner Brian Feinstein has joined the company's board.