The care finder - this tool can be thought of as your first point of contact when you look to solve an issue in health for yourself or a family member. Instead of blindly Googling for an answer, we imagine that Oscar itself can be your first point of contact.
Naveen is helping Oscar think about how to solve some interesting problems. I so want this to be the norm—Googling for health-related information is totally unusable at this point. Good riddance, WebMD.

Source: naveen

As I’ve watched a handful of startups grow, the pattern I see emerging from most of them is their ability to persistently transform chaos into process. And then continuously improve the way they do things.
Another great post on startup building from Redpoint’s Tom Tunguz.


Google & Nest

I think there are a couple of angles here:

  1. Tony Fadell, the godfather of the iPod, is now at Google—a company that is increasingly involved with hardware. cf. Motorola. And as Dan Frommer pointed out, Nest has a lot ex-Apple engineers.
  2. Google has been experimenting with electricity—both publicly and privately—for a long time. Relevant: nearly half of Americans’ energy bills are spent on heating and cooling.
  3. Google already controls the services layer for traditional internet-connected PCs. But they are skating where the puck’s going and laying strong services foundations in three emerging consumer platforms: mobile, car and home.

My year in cities, 2013

Continuing my post from 2012 (inspired by Jason Kottke), I spent at least one night in all of the following places:

  • Miami, FL
  • Boston, MA*
  • Stratton, VT*
  • Bethel, ME
  • Danbury, CT*
  • New York, NY*
  • Aspen, CO
  • Whistler, BC
  • Tiburon, CA*
  • San Francisco, CA*
  • Woodside, CA*
  • Randolph, NH
  • Phoenecia, NY
  • East Falmouth, MA*
  • Greenwich, CT*
  • Smyrna Mills, ME
  • Milinocket, ME
  • Paris, France
  • Bermesnil, France
  • London, England
  • Snowmass, CO
  • Big Sur, CA
  • Healdsburg, CA
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Mansfield, MA*
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

*Indicates multiple visits

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