AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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News Byte

Former Yahoo and Zynga Exec Named President and COO of Audax Health

David Ko, who joined the board of Audax Health in September, has been named president and COO of the Washington, D.C.-based digital health development company. He’ll be based in the company’s San Francisco office. Before Audax, Ko was COO at gaming company Zynga and he also spent a decade at Yahoo in various senior roles.

Diabetes Data Beamed to Your Phone

New meters from iHealth and LifeScan are small steps toward better diabetes care.
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Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

With the Doctor On Demand app for Android and iOS, users can dial up a licensed doctor for a face-to-face appointment at a cost of $40 per 15 minutes.
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News Byte

HealthLoop Raises $10M for Online Doctor Follow-Ups

HealthLoop, which provides tools for doctors and patients to stay connected to monitor signs and symptoms between visits, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is the first recipient of investment from the new Canvas Venture Fund, formerly known as the early-stage part of Morgenthaler Ventures.

Jawbone Up24: Another Small Step for Activity Tracking

Jawbone’s new Up24 wristband now sends your step and sleep data to the iPhone wirelessly, so you don’t have to plug the band into the phone each time.
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Woojer Wants to Be Both a Gadget for Gamers and a Helpful Oomph for the Hearing Impaired

SanDisk founder and Woojer investor Eli Harari says the device could be a trojan horse for good — if it gets funded on Kickstarter.
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Tech Startups See Opportunity in New Health-Care Law

A host of software startups plans to court the newly insured with slick online tools geared toward simple management of personal health.

Aetna’s CEO on Obamacare, Emerging Technology and Why Half Its Employees Work From Home (Interview)

On the well-documented problems with the government’s HealthCare.gov website, Mark Bertolini said: “This should be the straightforward stuff. This is not rocket science.”
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Blue Goji Teams Up With MyFitnessPal to Get Cardio-Gaming Devices in Shape

A soft launch for the fitness-gaming startup, with hardware bundles priced at $100.
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