Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg Outlines a Vision to Build a New Privacy-focused Facebook
Press Release
Zuckerberg Post

The co-Founder and CEO of the social networking site announced a vision to build a more privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform.

Principles of the new vision include encryption, ephemeral messaging, and storing sensitive data in countries that value human rights like privacy and freedom of expression.

Plans for the new direction is still in its early stages and the company looks to work with experts to help it reach its intended goals.

Fitbit Expands its Partnership with Solera Health to Help Reduce Type 2 Diabetes
Press Release

The wearable technology company announced that it is expanding its partnership with Solera Health, a healthcare services company, to help reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

The move is based on Solera Health’s analysis of over 1,700 National Diabetes Prevention Program participants that found Fitbit users as more active and lost more weight than those who did not.

According to a company press release, the “companies are making the latest Fitbit devices, Fitbit Inspire™ and Inspire HR™, available to all Solera Diabetes Prevention Program participants, including Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.”

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase Announce a Name for its Joint Health Company
Haven Healthcare Website

The healthcare solutions company will be called Haven Healthcare.

Haven will focus on creating better outcomes, greater satisfaction, and lower costs for Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase’s U.S. employees and families. The organization will be led by Atul Gawande, a globally recognized surgeon, writer, and public health leader with over 20 years of experience.

According to the company website, Haven intends to share its innovations and solutions to help others in the future.