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Top 10 best-funded health care startups — and 7 of them are in the Bay Area

Bay Area health startups are attracting more investor interest, a new survey shows. Palo Alto investment firm Venrock last month surveyed almost 300 investors, employers and insurers on their outlook on health startups [Read entire story]

Castlight Health completes acquisition of startup Jiff

San Francisco-based Castlight Health this week completed its acquisition of Jiff to combine their health benefits platforms into one. The digital health companies give employers and employees a personalized way to [Read entire story]

Bay Area commuters willing to pay more taxes if it’ll reduce traffic congestion

The latest Bay Area Council poll shows commuters are fed up with traffic congestion, and 70 percent are willing to pay taxes to find a regional solution. Bay Area traffic congestion has been an ongoing headache for [Read entire story]

Here’s your first look at BART’s new Warm Springs station, where service starts this weekend

Bay Area Rapid Transit will at long last open its Warm Springs station to commuters this weekend. The long-awaited $890 million project that broke ground in 2009 will start service March 25. Year after year, the agency [Read entire story]

BART’s Warm Springs extension finally starting service this month

Bay Area Rapid Transit's long-delayed extension project to Warm Springs finally has an opening date. The project broke ground in 2009 and has since been pushed back year after year as BART works out incompatibilities [Read entire story]

Wunderkind CEO makes record-setting donation to UC Berkeley

The CEO of Kabam, Kevin Chou, and his wife, Connie Chen, have made a record-setting donation to the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Berkeley said the pledge of up to $25 million is the [Read entire story]

Staked with $600 million, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is writing new rules for life science research

T he Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s audacious quest to cure or manage “all diseases” will take until the end of this century, if it’s achievable at all. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the first tangible part of that [Read entire story]

Buoyed by investment income, Kaiser caps a banner year

Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente reported a strong year in 2016, with growth in its operating revenue and income and 11 million members in its health system. With a footprint in eight states and D.C., the health care [Read entire story]

LinkedIn ranks 10 best health care jobs of 2017 — and most don’t require a medical degree

Social network LinkedIn released data listing this year's top health care jobs, and many don't require years of medical school. It's not just LinkedIn who reports growth in the health industry: The Bureau of Labor [Read entire story]

LinkedIn ranks 10 best health care jobs of 2017 — and most don’t require a medical degree

Social network LinkedIn released data listing this year's top health care jobs, and many don't require years of medical school. It's not just LinkedIn who reports growth in the health industry: The Bureau of Labor [Read entire story]

Google’s Waze adds UCSF, Kaiser to grow Bay Area carpool service

Traffic application Waze this week extended its carpool program to all nine counties in the Bay Area, partnering with UCSF and Kaiser to transport their tens of thousands of workers. Google acquired the Israeli company [Read entire story]

Chan Zuckerberg pours $50 million into Biohub as it taps its first round of investigators

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has chosen 47 engineers and scientists to fund in its effort to fight all human diseases. This is the first group tapped by the Biohub to "turbo-charge" science and they're backed with a $50 [Read entire story]

Covered California enrollment rises despite ACA death threats

While the fate of the Affordable Care Act remains shaky, Covered California reported higher enrollment even as signups dropped on the federal insurance marketplace. The state health insurance marketplace added 412,105 [Read entire story]

Electrolux pays $115 million for S.F. sous vide company

Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has paid $115 million in cash to buy Anova, a San Francisco company that makes smart kitchenware. Electrolux with this move will add Anova’s smart sous vide device to its line of [Read entire story]

Forget Uber — this is who’s road-testing self-driving cars in California

Google’s self-driving car company Waymo completed 635,868 miles of testing on California public roads in 2016, according to the state DMV. Of the 11 companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state last year, [Read entire story]

Zenefits scores Lyft, Box as partners despite terrible 2016

HR startup Zenefits today released an update to its platform, adding nine partners and several features as it tries to come back from a disastrous 2016. Last year, Zenefits paid millions of dollars in settlement fines [Read entire story]

Port of Oakland begins massive warehouse construction to boost capacity, jobs

Port of Oakland officials say they will begin work on about 750,000 square feet of warehouses this year. The project will allow the port to increase cargo volume coming through Oakland, much of it on the way to Asia as [Read entire story]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative makes first buy, a Canadian artificial intelligence startup

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative this week made its first acquisition as part of its pursuit to end all diseases by end of century. CZI has said it will rely on technology and science in order to combat diseases and [Read entire story]

UCSF’s $200 million research building at S.F. General will bring researchers under one roof

UCSF expects final city approvals this month to build a new $200 million research building on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus. The project will bring a staff of 800 researchers spread throughout [Read entire story]

San Francisco startup Nuna raises $90M to help the market better understand Medicaid

San Francisco-based Nuna came out of stealth last week, raising more than $90 million in funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The startup has built a cloud database with information on 74 million Medicaid [Read entire story]