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Rewards platform Kiip announces its second $100,000 Build Fund for indie developers

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After seeing success with its first Build Fund last year, mobile rewards startup Kiip has decided to make it an annual affair. This year’s contest has the theme “Creation” and will award $10,000 in cash plus $5,000 worth of services to 10 winning developers. Kiip hopes to identify and reward app...
Rewards platform Kiip announces its second $100,000 Build Fund for indie developers

Zensorium's Tinke wants to measure your fitness and stress levels

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LAS VEGAS-- One of the many fitness and health tech companies exhibiting products at this year's Digital Experience showcase at CES was Zensorium, which demonstrated its flagship wellness product, the Tinke. A small, colored square with two round sensors, the Tinke is designed to measure heart rate, respiratory rate,...
Zensorium's Tinke wants to measure your fitness and stress levels

11 Gadgets And Apps That'll Help You Lose Weight After The Holidays

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As we gear up for the new year, many of us are remembering the new year's resolutions from last year that we never followed through with.  So we compiled this list of the best health and fitness tools to help you make sure next year isn't a repeat of 2012. Daily...
11 Gadgets And Apps That'll Help You Lose Weight After The Holidays

Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation

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Fitness technology and hardware startup Fitbit is raising north of $30 million in growth capital at a $300 million-plus valuation, according to multiple sources. The company last raised $12 million in January 2012 from Foundry Group, True Ventures, SoftTech VC and Felicis Ventures. It’s unclear who the investors are in...
Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation

Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

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Sports giant Nike is launching the Nike+ Accelerator program — a three-month program to foster startups — in conjunction with Boulder, Colo.-based TechStars. According to Monday’s announcement, the program targets companies that use Nike+ technology, including the FuelBand and Nike+ Running app, to create products and services for athletes to get help in...
Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups
RunKeeper For Pebble Arrives, Bringing Run, Walk And Bike Ride Progress Tracking To The Smart Watch

App Reviews: Fitness and Health Apps

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Your best and cheapest personal trainer may be your tablet or smartphone. On this week's App Review we'll take a look at some of the best health and fitness apps including RunKeeper, Instant Heart Rate, Fitness HD and MyFitnessPal....
App Reviews: Fitness and Health Apps
Kiip relaunches $100K Build Fund to recruit more developers into its mobile-rewards network
Invasion of the body trackers: take me to your leader

Meeker: The next ten years will be about wearable computing and personal data

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The photo wars aren’t over, but a shift is about to take place in terms of the content we upload and share to the internet, according to Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker and her trademark frenzy of Powerpoint slides at D11. After years of uploading any and every photo to the...
Meeker: The next ten years will be about wearable computing and personal data

GE eyes early stage health tech with Startup Health partnership, new VC hires

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Early stage health tech entrepreneurs, it looks like GE is developing a keen interest in you. On Monday, GE Healthymagination welcomed Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Risa Stack, the latest Silicon Valley venture capitalist to join its ranks. And on Tuesday, the corporate giant’s $6 billion health care initiative announced...
GE eyes early stage health tech with Startup Health partnership, new VC hires

Kleiner-backed Noom coaches you to better health

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Mobile health and fitness apps are increasingly popular but they’re often predicated on the notion that you have to feed in a lot of data to make them useful. The problem is that information entry often appeals more to data junkies and really disciplined users. But for the masses, that...
Kleiner-backed Noom coaches you to better health
BodyMedia Core 2 personal fitness and health monitor hands-on

Jawbone brings its UP fitness bracelet to Android, returns to Europe

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Nike might not be interested in making its Fuelband fitness app Android-friendly (for now). But Jawbone isn’t going to leave Android-bearing health tracking enthusiasts in the lurch. Four months after releasing its new Jawbone UP fitness band and iOS app, the San Francisco-based company on Wednesday that it had launched an...
Jawbone brings its UP fitness bracelet to Android, returns to Europe

Meet the 10 digital fitness startups in the new Nike, TechStars accelerator

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Sports giant Nike has picked its winners. Three months after announcing the launch of a new TechStars-powered accelerator for digital fitness startups, the company on Monday said it had chosen the 10 companies that will participate in its first class. Nike said the 10 startups, which were culled from “thousands,”...
Meet the 10 digital fitness startups in the new Nike, TechStars accelerator
Wired cashes in on health tech boom with new conference, online vertical

Qualcomm Life buys HealthyCircles to tie patients, caregivers and health data

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Qualcomm Life, the Qualcomm subsidiary focused on wireless health, has snapped up HealthyCircles, a startup founded by a former Microsoft (sMSFT) HealthVault executive. For the past couple of years, Qualcomm Life has helped doctors remotely monitor patients’ biometric data through its 2net platform, which provides a secure, universally-interoperable network for...
Qualcomm Life buys HealthyCircles to tie patients, caregivers and health data

WebMD and Qualcomm team up to bring Quantified Self tech to the masses

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Tech geeks around the world are using connected devices to measure everything from their daily activity and heart rates to their sleep patterns and blood glucose levels. But ask the average American about this so-called Quantified Self movement and you’ll likely get a blank face. WebMD and Qualcomm, however, believe...
WebMD and Qualcomm team up to bring Quantified Self tech to the masses

Mossberg: Here's Whats Coming In 2013

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Here's what 2013 holds for us in terms of technology, according to gadget guru Walt Mossberg: Tablets will continue to dominate over laptops. Companies like Microsoft and Google will take cues from Apple's playbook and make their own devices complete with the hardware, operating system, apps, and an online...
Mossberg: Here's Whats Coming In 2013

Meet Cody: Could this virtual coach actually pump you up more than Hans and Franz?

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Would you take fitness advice from Cody? Would you take your fitness advice from a robotic looking character named Cody? Some former Microsoft geeks hope so. That’s the name of the virtual personal coach that’s designed to get folks off their duffs, and start exercising. “Think of Cody as a...
Meet Cody: Could this virtual coach actually pump you up more than Hans and Franz?
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