Hello Health raised $11.5 million in hopes of making doctors’ offices paperless. The electronic health record company would like to do away with annoying paper records by charging patients $5 to access their records digitally. [Source VentureBeat]
Moves, a fitness-tracking app that measured its users’ activity with the iPhone’s built-in motion sensors, today announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Source: Moves]
The people behind Taco Bell are working on a new, more upscale project called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom. The menu will include “10 premium tacos, thick-cut fries, and shakes,” as well as craft beers and wines. [Source: Nation's Restaurant News]
With Comcast attempting to acquire fellow cable company Time Warner, the two companies are now being scrutinized to see what sort of service the two combined would offer. According to both companies quarterly earnings, which were just released, Comcast’s average monthly bill is more than $10 more expensive than Time Warner’s. [Source: Quartz]
Computer security startup Synack has raised a $7.5 million round of funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round, with participation from Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Allegis Capital, and others. [Source: Re/code]
In a big blow over its rival Netflix, Amazon has agreed to a deal with HBO to license some of its shows on Prime Instant Video, the first time HBO has ever done a streaming deal. Not all shows will show up, with current hits and shows tied up in other cable deals held out, but come May 21, you’ll be able to find old episodes of the Sopranos, Deadwood and Flight of the Conchords there/ [Source: Entertainment Weekly]
Thousands of compromised Twitter accounts have been firing out a torrent of malicious tweets this afternoon, in an ongoing attack that appeared to be linked to security flaws that hit third-party sites and apps. [Source: Ars Technica]
She’s been starring on our mobile phones for years now, but Apple’s pinup Siri might be making the jump to TV. A new piece of code found in Apple’s iOS 7.1 software developer code shows that Siri might have new plans to add Siri-capabilities to its coming set-top box. [Source: Mashable]
A day before the FCC is scheduled to shift the U.S. “Net Neutrality” stance to allow ISP’s to grant preferential access to their networks for a price, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signed a law barring ISP’s in her country from doing the same. The law also includes privacy safeguards limiting the types of data that firms can collect about their users.
Yogurt maker Chobani has announced that it received a $750 million loan from private equity firm TPG. While TPG did do the transaction as a loan, sources say the firm also received warrants that could allow it to obtain an equity stake in the company. [Source: DealBook]
Another tidbit to come out of Facebook’s earnings today is the fact that its monthly active usership for both web and mobile is booming. It reported having 1.28 billion monthly active users and over 1 billion monthly active mobile users. [Source: The Verge]
Facebook announced today that Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman will be leaving the company in September. He will be replaced by David Wehner, currently the company’s vice president of corporate finance. Ebersman said he is returning to the healthcare sector, where he worked before Facebook.