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Redpoint Ventures, an early-stage fund, led the round. Cityblock was spun out of Sidewalk Labs in 2017. (TechCrunch)

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Talking point: The mobility startup Coord, another Sidewalk spinoff, raised US$5 million in October 2018. A third, Intersection, a startup that provides digital advertising and information kiosks in London and New York, raised US$150 million in 2017 to kick off its global expansion. The three companies have worked closely together on projects in the past. In June 2018, The Logic reported that Cityblock, Coord and Intersection had all registered to lobby the City of Toronto after Mayor John Tory visited Sidewalk Labs’ New York offices in November 2017.

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A survey of over 4,000 respondents found that only 11 per cent of people are willing to share their health data with a tech company, preferring instead to give their information to their doctor, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers and the government. The survey—conducted by Rock Health, which does research for and invests in health tech companies—found that Google and Amazon were the most trusted tech companies respectively, with Facebook and IBM ranked second last and last. Apple, which frequently emphasizes its commitment to privacy, landed in the middle of the pack. (CNBC)

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Talking point: Amazon and Apple are opening health clinics, Google is conducting health research and Facebook is forging data-sharing agreements with major hospitals. Wading into health care while being scrutinized over privacy may prove more challenging than it would have been pre-techlash. At a tech health conference this week, Anne Wojcicki, CEO of DNA-testing company 23andMe, blamed the Facebook “effect” in part for her company missing its sales projections.