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The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs

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The holidays wreak havoc on our bodies, with their mandatory over-indulgence in food as well as family and reminiscences. As we reflect on the year past — its victories and losses — we also begin looking ahead to the next, and in big ways or small, making plans to keep...
The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs

MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone

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MapMyFitness today announced a $9m Series B funding round led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based health and fitness tech firm powering the likes of MapMyRun.com, MapMyRide.com and MapMyWalk.com, and back in April we reported that on the company’s efforts to map the fittest states...
MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone

RunKeeper unveils “the healthy button” to share fitness content online

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Who knew the Internet could help us be healthier? With a plethora of knowledge at our fingertips, and a range of health and fitness related apps that make keeping track of our health relatively easy, improved health and wellness is a welcomed by product of the digital age. Since its...
RunKeeper unveils “the healthy button” to share fitness content online

Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe

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Call it a deal, offer or a bargain -- isn't a discount by any name just as sweet? Microsoft seems to think so, and it recently retired Bing Deals in favor of a locally focused newcomer: Bing Offers. Like its predecessor, Offers culls discounts from a number of sources,...
Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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
AT&T opens first showcase store in Chicago

Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

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If wearable technology wants to break into the mainstream, it has to overcome the geek factor. And that may be tough when King of the Nerds Sergey Brin is touting Google Glass on New York’s subways. Some companies are actually opting for prominent devices as a way to show off your connectedness, or...
Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia for More Than $100 Million, as Wearable Tech Gets More Intense

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Jawbone, looking to gain even more traction in the wearable health and fitness market, is snapping up another health product company. The Bay Area-based private company has acquired BodyMedia, Inc., a 14-year-old Pittsburgh-based company that makes health-monitoring armbands. The move comes just a couple months after Jawbone, which makes the...
Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia for More Than $100 Million, as Wearable Tech Gets More Intense

Tictrac emerges to help make health tracking more mainstream

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Activity-logging wristbands, sleep trackers, heart rate monitors and the other accoutrements of the growing Quantified Self movement are all well and good. But, for now, it’s mostly just early adopter techies and health geeks who use them, and for the most part they don’t get a big picture view of...
Tictrac emerges to help make health tracking more mainstream

Kuyam Is A One-Stop Shop To Find & Schedule Appointments With "Lifestyle" Businesses

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Kuyam is an online marketplace dedicated to empowering busy women, working moms, and their families to discover and schedule  appointments with local lifestyle businesses. By “lifestyle,” they mean things like salons and spas, companies offering tutoring and educational assistance for kids, health and fitness businesses, and more. Simply put, what...
Kuyam Is A One-Stop Shop To Find & Schedule Appointments With "Lifestyle" Businesses

With 30M users, MyFitnessPal launches a health and fitness platform for third-party partners

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MyFitnessPal has grown its online fitness community to more than 30 million users. And now the company is launching a platform that will allow partners to build apps on top of MyFitnessPal for the first time. San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal is launching its first-ever applications programming interface (API) so that...
With 30M users, MyFitnessPal launches a health and fitness platform for third-party partners

FitStar Raises $4M Round Led By Trinity To Make The Best iPad-Led Home Workouts

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FitStar, the San Francisco-based startup that just launched a workout app with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, just raised $4 million in a round led by Trinity Ventures to expand its line-up of fitness apps. Earlier investors like Google Ventures also participated. The round was put together a few...
FitStar Raises $4M Round Led By Trinity To Make The Best iPad-Led Home Workouts

Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s ‘Geek of the Year’

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Since kicking off the official voting yesterday, we’ve already collected hundreds of votes for the upcoming Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards. And we’re expecting even more ballots to flow in as we highlight the top minds and businesses in the Seattle startup community in the coming days, leading up to the...
Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s ‘Geek of the Year’

MapMyFitness edges past 10m members, and gears up for another $3m in funding

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One month to the day after MapMyFitness revealed a fresh $9m Series B funding round, the online health and fitness powerhouse has announced that it has edged past ten million registered members and is arranging a further $3m in financing from Square 1 Bank. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based tech fitness...
MapMyFitness edges past 10m members, and gears up for another $3m in funding

6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

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What if we took the leading sensor-based products currently being developed or already on the market, put them all under one roof, and added a typical American family? Would they just be the techiest family on the block, or would it have a significant impact on their lives? Here are...
6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

Mobile health in 2013: from the gym to the doctor's office

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Thanks to a boom in digital health, the smartphone has assumed the role of everything from an ever-present fitness coach to FDA-approved heart monitor. And, as consumers move to mobile platforms, surveys show that more people are not only turning to their mobile devices for health information, they’re quickly imbuing the new technology...
Mobile health in 2013: from the gym to the doctor's office
Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down Bing Deals, Launches Bing Offers As A Replacement
Nike Accelerator Spotlight: HighFive is the advertising middleman between brands and fitness apps

MapMyFitness Works Out $9M From Austin, Milestone Ventures For Better Fitness Tracking

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MapMyFitness, the health and fitness startup that powers a community of fitness-oriented websites like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, has today announced that it has closed $9 million in series B financing, which brings its total investment to $15.5 million. The round was led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners, with...
MapMyFitness Works Out $9M From Austin, Milestone Ventures For Better Fitness Tracking

Cody for iPhone is a cross-activity exercise journal that lets you record and share workouts with friends

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There’s no shortage of health and fitness apps out there, ones that help you monitor and manage everything from cycling and gym workouts, to running and what you should be eating. Besides the big-name brands such as RunKeeper and Nike+, there’s lots of other ones that perhaps don’t get the...
Cody for iPhone is a cross-activity exercise journal that lets you record and share workouts with friends

Udemy launches Teach2013 to encourage industry experts to create and teach their own courses

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Education technology service Udemy has launched Teach2013, a new program that seeks to encourage and empower industry experts and leaders to step up and not only create their own courses, but teach them as well. Almost a reverse of Codecademy’s “Code Year” program from 2012, Teach2013 is focused not on...
Udemy launches Teach2013 to encourage industry experts to create and teach their own courses

These sensor-infused socks track your steps and ID injury-prone running styles

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In the past few years, you’ve heard of smartphones, smart-watches and most recently, smart-glasses. Now, courtesy of a Redmond-based startup, we have yet another ordinary product attached to your body that’s becoming more intelligent: smart socks. Meet Heapsylon, a company founded two years ago by three Microsofties that is...
These sensor-infused socks track your steps and ID injury-prone running styles

Here comes Cody, another fitness-oriented app

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Based on how much brain power is going into creating health and fitness technologies, you’d be surprised that there’s an obesity problem in this country. Nearly every week we come across a new application in the health, fitness and wellness arena. This week, for example, we’ve already written about Mindbloom’s Proof...
Here comes Cody, another fitness-oriented app
Gamifying your health with Google Glass: a glimpse into the future
Pebble smartwatch partners with RunKeeper
The Fight For The Fifth Screen (Fifth Screen!?) In Your Life
MapMyFitness updates make power users more powerful

With $1.4 Billion Raised, 2012 Was A Banner Year For Digital Health Companies

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From personal fitness tracking devices to electronic health record management, the increasingly digital healthcare industry continues to reel in venture capital funding. Our growing interest in the intersection of technology and healthcare, from personal health tracking devices to electronic health records, made 2012 a big year for digital health...
With $1.4 Billion Raised, 2012 Was A Banner Year For Digital Health Companies

CES 2013: the health and fitness gadgets coming your way

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From a fork that tells you when you're eating too fast to a skin patch that constantly monitors your vital signs, there was plenty of exciting kit on show in Las VegasThe Consumer Electronics Show, an annual innovation showcase which brings over 100,000 industry professionals to Las Vegas and fills...
CES 2013: the health and fitness gadgets coming your way
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