Liz Gannes

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Glooko Raises $3.5M for Diabetes Logs

Mobile diabetes-management company Glooko has raised $3.5 million more in a Series A round from its impressive list of investors, which include Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital Partnership, Bill Campbell, Vint Cerf, Judy Estrin and Andy Hertzfeld. The Palo Alto, Calif., company sells a $39.95 cord that connects to blood glucose meters and feeds data to a free iPhone app. The promise of the company is to elevate the geek hobby of quantifying oneself to the next level — health care.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus