The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Announces 2020 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Rock Executive Fellows, and Venture Capital Partners

BOSTON—The Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Venture Capital Partners, and Rock Executive Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year.


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Apple and Singapore will reward Apple Watch owners for healthy activity

Singapore residents with an Apple Watch can use a new LumiHealth app to earn rewards of up to $380 Singapore dollars — about U.S. $280 — for activities like meditation, walks, swimming, better quality sleep, as well as public health actions like getting immunized.
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Apple will finally sell Apple Watches to people without iPhones, offering a new hook into its ecosystem

For the first time, the Apple Watch can fulfill the Dick Tracy vision of a standalone phone on your wrist. The Family Setup feature is geared toward kids without phones, but it’s a first step toward total independence.
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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s office said on Tuesday that Rafaela Vasquez was charged with on Aug. 27 in the 2018 crash in Tempe that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. She pleaded not guilty during a hearing on Tuesday.
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Klarna becomes Europe's biggest fintech unicorn at over $10 billion valuation after mega-round

Swedish payments start-up Klarna just raised $650 million, putting its valuation over $10 billion and making it the European fintech most highly valued by investors, including VCs, sovereign wealth funds, and asset managers.
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Fitbit Atrial Fibrillation Approval Revs Up Competition With Apple Watch

Some healthcare experts are skeptical that Fitbit wearables can continue to play the fast follower and maintain a strong market position in the face of increasing innovation from Apple Watch. Distinguished Harvard Professor Regina Herzlinger questions the Google and Fitbit marriage in a recent posting, “Will Google’s purchase of FitBit succeed? Chances are not terrific,” and she suggests the company’s data is potentially more valuable than the activity tracker business.
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Opening health care access to trans community

“There are more than 1.4 million trans people in the U.S., and yet it’s still one of the most underserved communities when it comes to safe, accessible, and reliable health care,” said Soltan Bryce, an M.B.A. student at Harvard Business School (HBS), a trans man, and chief of growth for Plume, a Denver-based startup that provides telehealth services to the trans community. The first-of-its-kind firm now operates in 16 states, including Massachusetts, New York, California, and Florida.
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