• Proving that a company can never be too big to pull off that hip, startup vibe, CVS opened a new “digital innovation lab” this week. According to one CVS exec,
The lab focuses on . . . “connected health innovations,” like exploring ways that intelligent pill bottles could remind us to take our daily meds, Internet-linked blood pressure monitors might track data for hypertensives, and cellphone-linked otoscopes could diagnose ear infections in infants more quickly.
These not-at-all-terrifying projects will be carried out in a sleek new office in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, in the hope of attracting young innovators who don’t want to work at the pharmacy giant’s suburban corporate campus.
• Today in presidents: As the president plans a visit to California, locals plan ways to avoid a POTUS-inspired traffic jam. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s hilarious campaign announcement has been met with no shortage of incredulity from pundits and populace alike. The only race he stands a chance in, it seems, is that of the most Googled candidate—in all but three states, Trump-related queries take the prize.
• In Forbes, Scott Beyer laments—perhaps a few decades late—the flight of San Francisco’s creative class for Portland, with all of their gentrifying moxie in tow.