The Bahrain Conference: What the Experts and the Media Missed

Amid the constant recycling of commentary about the recent Democratic Party candidate debates, you might have thought the world was riveted only by this intra-family food fight. If you didn’t read or hear anything about last week’s Bahrain economic summit, you are not alone. But while U.S. media largely ignored this event, the global media […]

What’s Missing in Democratic Debates About Russia and Election Security—Cyber Saturday

Cybersecurity received short shrift at this week’s debates between Democratic contenders for president as they jockeyed for an early lead ahead of next year’s election in the U.S. But one related topic did catch a modicum of airtime: Russian election interference. During the first night’s verbal brawl, only New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

Livongo Plots a Digital Health IPO to Raise $100 Million: Brainstorm Health

Happy Friday, readers! You can officially add another name to the list of digital health firms seeking to go public. On Friday, Livongo – a chronic disease management firm using connected devices and online coaching communities to help treat and prevent conditions such as diabetes – filed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents for a […]

In The Presidential Debate, Biden and Buttigieg Fall Short on Race: RaceAhead

Here’s your week in review, in haiku.   1. Who deserves a bed? Soap, water, toothbrush? Which child deserves to know love?   2. When I said ‘hasta la victoria,’ I meant it generically   3. Europe is hotter than an Apple analyst’s sentimental tears   4. Please don’t meddle in U.S. elections! Okay? Okay. […]

The Real Surprise of Jony Ive’s Exit From Apple Isn’t the Exit—Data Sheet

Sometimes a surprise departure isn’t much of a surprise. But the aftermath sure could be. Aaron in for Adam at week’s end, contemplating the “surprise” departure of Apple design chief Jony Ive. Although Ive joined Apple in 1992 while Steve Jobs was occupied elsewhere, the amiable Brit became one of the genius CEO’s most trusted […]

Former FDA Chief Gottlieb Heads to Pfizer’s Board: Brainstorm Health

Good afternoon, readers – and a short one for you amid some busy times. Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb abruptly resigned from his post earlier this year following a tenure marked by aggressive changes is drug approval, digital health, and tobacco policy. On Thursday, he announced he’s already got a new […]

Inclusion Was The Winner of the Democratic Debate: RaceAhead

The first of two Democratic presidential debates are in the can, with the second one coming at us like a freight train. (Fortune’s got you covered on what to expect tonight here.) Last night’s event brought out the chatty in all social networks, and the memes came early and often. (Mir?ndote, Se?or Beto.) Most observers, […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Not Apologizing For That Fake Nancy Pelosi Video—Data Sheet

Aaron in for Adam today. You may have read over the past day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the fake Nancy Pelosi video that went viral on the social network in May and maybe even that he said it was a mistake not to remove it immediately, as Google’s YouTube did. No such […]