health and wellness

health and wellness

Sony's BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player promises boosted WiFi range, cares about your wellbeing

www.engadget.com
It's 2013, and as such, it's time for Sony to preview its updated flagship Blu-ray player and catch some sun in the Nevada desert. This year's model is the BDP-S5100, which shares plenty of features with last year's BDP-S790, including 2D-to-3D conversion, DVD upscaling and streaming content from Netflix...
Sony's BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player promises boosted WiFi range, cares about your wellbeing
Samsung’s S Health for Galaxy S III tracks weight, blood pressure, & more
When should health startups turn to the crowd for cash?

SXSW News: Jerry Levin's StartUp Health Academy for Entrepreneurs Announces First Class

allthingsd.com
In an interesting twist on the accelerator and incubator model for entrepreneurs, StartUp Health Academy announced its first class of “healthcare transformers” today at SXSW in Austin. StartUp Health, which is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin and is backed by AT&T and the California HealthCare Foundation,...
SXSW News: Jerry Levin's StartUp Health Academy for Entrepreneurs Announces First Class
Your next diet, fitness, & sleep coach will probably be a wearable gadget like this one

Intel Capital makes Endeavor company Minha Vida its first Brazilian investment for 2012

thenextweb.com
Intel Capital and Endeavor‘s new vehicle Catalyst have joined forces to invest in the Brazilian health and wellness portal Minha Vida, the two funds announced today without revealing the deal amount. Currently celebrating its eighth birthday, Minha Vida (“My Life”) provides Brazilians with online information on fitness, beauty, health and wellness,...
Intel Capital makes Endeavor company Minha Vida its first Brazilian investment for 2012

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

thenextweb.com
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
YouTube celebrates success of original channel initiative by launching more channels in Europe and US

Why Getting American Employees Online Is Not Only Good For Their Health But a Requirement to Bending The Cost Curve

venturebeat.com
This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming health tech conference, May 20-21 in San Francisco. Read the full series here. Josh Stevens is CEO of corporate wellness company Keas. Stevens is speaking at our HealthBeat event next week, which deals with how IT is...
Why Getting American Employees Online Is Not Only Good For Their Health But a Requirement to Bending The Cost Curve

Second Market eyes health tech opportunities with Startup Health deal

gigaom.com
SecondMarket investors used to buying secondary shares in traditional consumer Internet companies like Twitter, Foursquare and (once upon a time) Facebook are getting a chance to expand their horizons. As part of a broader plan to bring new opportunities to accredited investors on its site, the New York-based online trading...
Second Market eyes health tech opportunities with Startup Health deal
Friends Learn wrapping up its Kickstarter for food-fight game with push into India
Want to get fit? Technology can help or hinder your chances
Maveron gets 'em while they're young with new seed stage investment program
Tech Moves: HasOffers taps CEO; Tableau bolsters board; EveryMove's key hires; etc.

Feeling tired? Mindbloom app helps increase your energy level with a smartphone

www.geekwire.com
Getting tired and feeling sleepy during the day is a common problem. Many of us resort to several cups of joe per day and some even try energy drinks, which are now reported as deadly. Mindbloom wants to help. The Seattle-based interactive media company today debuted its free new app...
Feeling tired? Mindbloom app helps increase your energy level with a smartphone

New details on Caradigm, Microsoft’s joint venture with GE — and yes, that’s what they’re calling it

www.geekwire.com
Microsoft and General Electric this morning confirmed that they’ve given the name “Caradigm” to their new health technology joint venture, and named the Microsoft and GE executives who will be making the switch to lead the new company. The name had surfaced earlier in trademark filings, but the companies hadn’t...
New details on Caradigm, Microsoft’s joint venture with GE — and yes, that’s what they’re calling it

Startup Human API wants to bring Quantified Self data into the mainstream

gigaom.com
Andrei Pop isn’t your casual Quantified Selfer. He doesn’t only use gadgets like Fitbits (see disclosure) and Nike Fuelbands to track his daily steps and calories burned, he’s actually pulled apart devices to reconstruct his own sensors and runs custom analyses using Google Docs. Just like early computer enthusiasts compared...
Startup Human API wants to bring Quantified Self data into the mainstream

Demand Media Finally Breaks Away for Good From Lance Armstrong

allthingsd.com
In the midst of last week’s earnings call, after the company had released strong results, Demand Media CEO and co-founder Richard Rosenblatt made an unusual declaration about its once-tight affiliation with now-disgraced professional racing cyclist Lance Armstrong. Said Rosenblatt about the Santa Monica, Calif., social content company to Wall...
Demand Media Finally Breaks Away for Good From Lance Armstrong

Jawbone buys BodyMedia to go big in wearable technology and health tracking

gigaom.com
Over the past couple of years, Jawbone has been building up its position in wearable computing and health tracking with the launch of its Up wristband and the purchase of MassiveHealth and Visere. But with the acquisition of BodyMedia – a pioneer in wearable body monitoring technology – Jawbone is showing...
Jawbone buys BodyMedia to go big in wearable technology and health tracking

Tech Moves: Vernon out at Zulily; Microsoft hires FTC attorney who slammed Google; and more

www.geekwire.com
Less than a year after arriving at fast-growing Seattle daily deal startup Zulily, chief financial officer Michael Vernon has left the company, GeekWire has learned. Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens confirmed the news, but declined to discuss the specifics around the departure. Vernon joined Zulily last May from Big Fish Games,...
Tech Moves: Vernon out at Zulily; Microsoft hires FTC attorney who slammed Google; and more

Mark Zuckerberg: You know what's cool? A billion organ donors

www.guardian.co.uk
Facebook CEO announces his social network site will now encourage its users to register to donate – and tell a friendFacebook has access to your info, photos and browsing habits. Now the social media giant wants your organs, too.Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, announced today that the social network is making...
Mark Zuckerberg: You know what's cool? A billion organ donors

Facebook Begins Organ Donor Initiative

www.pcworld.com
Facebook on Tuesday announced an initiative to inspire members of the social network to post their organ donor status, offering a new Health and Wellness......
Facebook Begins Organ Donor Initiative
With Organ Donations Addition, Facebook Becomes a Force for Good

Priceline for health: PokitDok launches on mobile

gigaom.com
Comparison shopping is commonplace when it comes to buying airplane tickets, electronics and other big ticket items. But a growing number of startups are trying to make it easier to bring that practice – and mentality — to healthcare. One of the newer cost-conscious startups, PokitDok, launched a mobile app...
Priceline for health: PokitDok launches on mobile

Google Continues YouTube Original Channels Push: Expands In Europe, Adds 60+ New Channels

techcrunch.com
Google-owned YouTube is continuing its original channels push to attract more advertising dollars – by expanding its programming line-up internationally with the launch of country-specific channels in Europe. An announcement on the YouTube blog notes that ”a new generation of original channels” are launching in France, Germany, the U.K., along with new channels in the U.S....
Google Continues YouTube Original Channels Push: Expands In Europe, Adds 60+ New Channels

Earn a chance to win $1 million for getting in shape: That's the promise of KardioFit

www.geekwire.com
I never thought playing the lottery would help improve one’s physical fitness. But that’s the idea behind KardioFit, a Bellevue startup that’s announcing $500,000 in financing today from angels including former SurveyMonkey CEO Ryan Finley and former UnitedHealth Group exec John Blank. The company has designed a method by which employees...
Earn a chance to win $1 million for getting in shape: That's the promise of KardioFit
Boutique Fitness Scheduler FITiST Joins New Incubator WellTech

Social Media Week Wants to Save the World

www.betabeat.com
Mother Teresa. (Wikimedia-Commons User Túrelio) Here at Betabeat, we live every week like it's social media week. But this week is also Social Media Week, the fourth such annual event and the "Super Bowl of Social Media," which takes place simultaneously in cities around the world. And on Twitter, #smwnyc....
Social Media Week Wants to Save the World
Linkwell Lands $11M From WellPoint, Spark Capital To Help You Make Healthier Choices
Amid Birth Control and Breastfeeding News, Two Startups Aim to Educate Women
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?