The Ethics of ‘Biohacking’ and Digital Health Data: Brainstorm Health

Good afternoon, readers. Earlier today, I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation between a triumverate of unique, opinionated, and generally interesting health care entrepreneurs at a Biohacking Summit hosted by Ogilvy and the Brooklyn-based incubator New Lab. The topic at hand? The ethics of “biohacking” and digital health data collection. So, you know, the […]

Flywheel Hopes to Leave Peloton’s Claims of Patent Infringement in the Dust

Just hours after it announced it had confidentially filed for an initial public offering, Peloton Interactive suffered a potential setback in its dispute with Flywheel Sports over possible patent infringement. A review board within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to take a second look at the validity of three Peloton patents after […]

Digital Bike Maker Peloton’s Confidential-ish IPO: Brainstorm Health

Hello and happy hump day, readers. Peloton, the digitally-connected bike and treadmill startup, announced Wednesday that it’s filed for a confidential IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm’s exercise platform connects users with health coaches and involves sleek video screens and training simulations. Prices are high-end – including thousands of dollars for […]

Music Publishers Sue Peloton for Using Unlicensed Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Songs

Popular home fitness company Peloton is being sued by music publishers for allegedly using music from their artists in the company’s video-streaming platform without permission. Publishers representing artists like Lady Gaga, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Gwen Stefani are suing the company for copy infringement, saying that the company has used more than 1,000 songs by […]