Health startup Buoy raises $6.7 million to invest in recruitment and research

Buoy, a startup using an intelligent algorithm backed by medical data to guess what ails you, has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding from F-Prime Capital Partners, FundRx and various angel inves

Crunch Report | KKR Buys WebMD for $2.8 Billion

KKR is buying WebMD for $2.8 billion, Didi and SoftBank invest $2 billion into Grab, Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage and the next Microsoft HoloLens gets an AI chip. All this on C

KKR confirms it will buy WebMD for $2.8B in cash

Some consolidation is afoot in the world on health-focused online media properties. Today, WebMD, one of the biggest sites in the world for health-related information — announced that it would

KKR said to be in talks to buy WebMD

Private equity giant KKR is said to be in acquisition talks with medical site WebMD, according to a report from Reuters on Sunday. Shares of WebMD ticked up slightly in after-hours trading after the r

WebMD taps Apple’s ResearchKit for study on factors contributing to healthy pregnancies

There are still a lot of unknowns in the medical world when it comes to pregnancy -- including which factors lead to carrying a healthy fetus to term. WebMD and Scripps Translational Science Institute

Buoy hopes to fight fake online health news with an artificially intelligent app

Nearly every time I go to WebMD’s symptom checker it somehow leads to telling me I might have some horrible, cancerous disease. Heading over to Yahoo Answers is usually no different. The last ti

The Google app takes on WebMD with an intelligent symptom search

If you’ve ever turned to the interwebs when feeling sick you may have started worrying you had a deathly, flesh-eating virus instead of the common cold. Google aims to eliminate some of that an

HealthTap Launches RateRx, A Doctor Recommendation System For Drug Treatments

The doctor behind those "doctor-recommended pills" is most likely someone who is paid to tell you that something will work for you whether or not it actually will. That's why on-demand digital health

WebMD Acquires Avado For $20-$30M To Help Drive Its Evolution From Media Company To Patient Engagement Platform

Seventeen years after its inception, WebMD remains one of the go-to resources for basic health and diagnostic information (and hypochondria enablement) on the Web. Born at the height of the Dot-com Bo

WebMD Announces Layoffs; 14% Of Staff, $45M In Total Spending Cuts Coming Off Of A $900K Quarterly Loss

WebMD, arguably still the go-to source for medical information on the Internet, today announced that it would be implementing strong expenditure control measures after revealing disappointing Q3 resul

ChickRx Is A WebMD For Twenty-Something Women

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/chickrx.jpg" class="shot2">Health education websites such as WebMD have been around for some time now, but recently launched startup <a href="

Medpedia's Health Platform Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/medpedia_hi-res_logo.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.medpedia.com/">Medpedia</a> Project, an <a href="http://www.beta.techcr

Will WebMD Lose Its Stranglehold Over Health Information?

<img class="shot" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/revolutionhealth.jpg" alt="Revolution Health" /> <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/03/how-close-were-glam-a

WebVet, The "WebMD for Pets", Launches

When you’re looking for reliable information about human medical conditions, you can always turn to health portals like WebMD, RightHealth, OrganizedWisdom or iMedix. But what if your cat has st