Here are three things people are talking about in the markets this week.
Smallest heart valve ever
The FDA approved the world's smallest heart valve this week, a dime-sized mechanical device that is implanted in babies born with congenital heart defects. Before the approval, surgeons could only choose from too-large heart valves to replace pediatric valves.
What this means for you: With ever-advancing medical technology, we all win. While you may not need a tiny heart valve right now, that same tech could be used to improve any number of medical devices.
In the living room with the jump rope
Clue and Fitbit have collaborated to bring the popular app to the Fitbit Ionic. So, for the first time, users can seamlessly share their data from the wearable device to the Clue ecosystem.
What this means for you: If you’re already using Clue, you know you can track your mood and energy levels on any given day, all while tracking your menstrual cycle. Now you can roll all that data up into the Fitbit brain to see definitive proof that a workout makes you feel better.
Obama x Netflix
In the final days of the Obama administration, it was reported that Obama was interested in pursuing digital media ventures after he left office. The former first family is in talks with Netflix to create a production partnership so that he may highlight inspirational american stories.
What this means for you: If you’re one of the 55 million US Netflix customers, get ready to binge on the Obamas.