Liz Gannes

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Basis Sensor-Loaded Health Tracker Snags $11.5M

Basis, maker of a health-tracking wristband that goes beyond the pedometer-like limitations of its many competitors, has raised $11.5 million in Series B funding led by Mayfield Fund. In addition to tracking a wearer’s motion, the back of the Basis watch face has sensors that detect heart rate, perspiration and skin temperature. Basis doesn’t have mobile apps yet, oddly, but they’re in the works.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald