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Verizon's vitals: revenue up five percent year-on-year to $28 billion

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Verizon is rembering how to turn to subscribers into cash, reporting revenues up 4.6 percent year-on-year to $28 billion, and earnings-per-share up 15 percent. It made a $2 billion net loss last quarter, and a $1.4 billion profit in Q1 2011. Developing...Verizon's vitals: revenue up five percent year-on-year to...
Verizon's vitals: revenue up five percent year-on-year to $28 billion
HealthSpot, A Hospital-In-A-Box, Beams In Doctors To Relieve Emergency Room Overcrowding

Cloud analytics firm CopperEgg takes on $2.1 million more in funding, hires new CEO

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Cloud analytics and server performance monitoring company CopperEgg today announced that it had completed its Series A round with the addition of $2.1 million in funding. The company also announced that it has hired a new CEO. Bob Quillin, that new executive, has worked at companies that have been acquired...
Cloud analytics firm CopperEgg takes on $2.1 million more in funding, hires new CEO

The Scanadu Scout's big breakthrough may actually be in in clinical trials

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When I was in college my friends would head on over to a company called PPD to play lab rat in medical trials in exchange for pay. They would spend a day or a week sequestered in rooms where they were monitored, poked, prodded and fed a regimen of bills...
The Scanadu Scout's big breakthrough may actually be in in clinical trials

Scanadu Hikes Price, Beefs Up Specs of Forthcoming Medical "Tricorder"

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As it worked to finalize its smartphone health monitoring attachment, Scanadu decided its planned $150 device wasn’t going to quite cut it. The redesigned Scanadu Scout People wanted more features and the ability to use the Scout on others, not just to measure their own vital statistics. So, the company...
Scanadu Hikes Price, Beefs Up Specs of Forthcoming Medical "Tricorder"

Insert Coin semifinalist: smARtPULSE is a hackable Bluetooth oximeter

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Oximeters aren't exactly the sexiest gadgets in the world, but they're definitely quite useful. Monitoring pulse and blood oxygen levels are important for patients in hospitals, athletes trying to squeeze every last drop of performance from their body and anyone making a sudden trip to high altitudes. smARtPULSE uses...
Insert Coin semifinalist: smARtPULSE is a hackable Bluetooth oximeter

Toshiba's concept smartwatch reads your pulse, pulls maps from your phone

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Last year at CES, smartwatches seemed like they might become the next big thing (they didn't). This year, the trendy wearables are all fitness trackers, which have already become something of a meme among gadget makers. Toshiba thinks it has a way to bridge both trends. Here at CES...
Toshiba's concept smartwatch reads your pulse, pulls maps from your phone
Who are the doctors most trusted by doctors? Big data can tell you

PS Vita torn apart by iFixit, gets its vitals checked

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iFixit's (counter-intuitively) done it again. This time it's made gamers of the world weep by ceremoniously un-fixing a PS Vita, Sony's latest portable gaming powerhouse. Standard screws and fittings -- alongside a modular design -- made for a relatively pain-free deconstruction for these tinkerers -- especially compared to recent...
PS Vita torn apart by iFixit, gets its vitals checked

Delphi and Verizon launch new connectivity system: track and monitor your vehicle through your smartphone

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Delphi has allied itself with Verizon to launch a new Vehicle Diagnostics service. It works through a cloud system that connects your four-wheeler to your smartphone (or internet browser), showing precisely where your car is, as well as options to secure it and check its vitals. Delphi promises the...
Delphi and Verizon launch new connectivity system: track and monitor your vehicle through your smartphone

If You Thought Wearing Google Glass Was A Privacy Concern, Just Wait Until We're Eating Computers

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If you think wearing a pair of glasses with a camera and microphone attached to them is a privacy nightmare, you're not going to like the next big thing in medicinal technology. Biotech researchers are working on pills with sensors and wireless transmitters that can send updates to your...
If You Thought Wearing Google Glass Was A Privacy Concern, Just Wait Until We're Eating Computers

Why do people who won't eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor's ratings?

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From consumer health sites like ZocDoc and Vitals, to ratings agencies like Consumer Reports, consumers have plenty of options when it comes to finding reviews about doctors, hospitals, health plans and medication. But while reviews and ratings are beginning to help guide patients’ decisions and give providers feedback, a report...
Why do people who won't eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor's ratings?

Samsung Galaxy S III US sign-up page goes live

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So enthused with the Galaxy S III that you want to know exactly when in the summer Americans can buy one? You can follow us, of course, but Samsung has you covered with a sign-up page that will take your vitals with promises that you'll "get the latest on...
Samsung Galaxy S III US sign-up page goes live

Need a doctor? Doximity and U.S. News are latest to help patients search for physicians

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Doximity, a health startup often referred to as a “LinkedIn for doctors” is taking its first step into consumer territory.  On Monday, the San Mateo-based company said it was partnering with U.S. News & World Report for a new online “Doctor Finder” service. The web is already full of...
Need a doctor? Doximity and U.S. News are latest to help patients search for physicians

Passwords on Your Skin and in Your Stomach: Inside Google's Wild Motorola Research Projects (Video)

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Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital Motorola’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan Entering a password is so irritating and clumsy that only about half of smartphone owners set up lock screens on their phones, notes Regina Dugan, the former DARPA chief now heading bleeding-edge research at Motorola. What might...
Passwords on Your Skin and in Your Stomach: Inside Google's Wild Motorola Research Projects (Video)

Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval

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We first saw a prototype of Scout, the tricorder and companion app built by Scanadu for the Tricorder X-prize competition late last year. Today, the company is unveiling Scout's final version and launching an Indiegogo campaign to let folks order Scout and sign up to participate in a usability...
Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval
Booking a doctor online is getting competitive, as medical startup Practice Fusion eyes ZocDoc's territory

Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012

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Call us loco, but after this, the 281st edition of the Engadget Podcast, we're excited about a future where desktop operating systems, mobile gaming and telecommunications platforms, and hoverboard interfaces converge into one new distinct product category. We're not sure exactly where in the Walmart it will sit, but...
Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012

More Than 50 Million Patients Use This Startup, And It's Saved At Least One Life

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Near the end of 2008, Practice Fusion--now one of the fastest-growing startups in San Francisco--was out of cash. He's sold his house. He'd sold his car. And in a motorcycle accident, CEO Ryan Howard had torn his rotator cuff in a motorcycle accident. When Geico finally paid him for his...
More Than 50 Million Patients Use This Startup, And It's Saved At Least One Life

FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals

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iRobot's robots physicians have been wanting to offer their diagnostic assistance for around six months, but now the the RP-VITA, made in partnership with InTouch's AVA telepresence broadcast tech, has been given permission by the FDA to roam a hospital corridor near you. According to the press release, the...
FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals

Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign hands-on

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Looking forward to the Wii U's incoming Virtual Console update? No need to wait -- despite the service's post-spring update launch announcement, Nintendo is already rolling out fully functional (and Wii U enhanced) Virtual Console games to the eShop. It's part of the Famicom's 30th anniversary celebration, and gives...
Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign hands-on
Masimo's iPhone oximeter puts vital health information at the tip of your finger

Yext reaches 100,000 paid, active locations in its pursuit to keep business information fresh across the web

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Yext has reached the 100,000 paid, active locations in its system. Reaching the six-figure customer mark is a point of graduation for the company. As a service, Yext allows businesses and other location-centric enterprises to update their key information across a number of online locations, such as Yelp and CitySearch....
Yext reaches 100,000 paid, active locations in its pursuit to keep business information fresh across the web

MetroPCS Q4 results are in: increased revenue, slowing growth

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The nation's fifth largest wireless provider -- MetroPCS -- has checked in with its Q4 2011 financials, and on the whole, the company looks to be doing quite well. Metro reported $1.2 billion in consolidated quarterly revenues and $362 million in earnings, an increase of 16% and 15% when...
MetroPCS Q4 results are in: increased revenue, slowing growth

Samsung patents phone that would send vitals to doctors

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Samsung has filed a patent some time ago with the USPTO for a phone with built-in biometric scanners that is hooked up to the Internet. The so-called biological analysis device would monitor a user's health and could send that data to a hospital, diagnosis service, or a doctor located in...
Samsung patents phone that would send vitals to doctors

Startup News: Shop 'Local' Edition

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(flickr.com/nataliemaynor) Shop ‘til you drop Shopkick—a location-based shopping app which rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products—has just announced a partnership with Macy’s. As of last week, customers at Macy’s more than 800 brick-and-mortar U.S. locations can now earn rewards and receive exclusive offers whenever they walk...
Startup News: Shop 'Local' Edition

Samsung biological analysis patent app has your best heart at interest

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In Patent-application-land, the hills roll on forever, while buttercups gently ripple with the breeze. Anything is possible in Patent-application-land. In this particular filling, Samsung lays out some ideas about helping you to keep your health in check. An "internet phone" and a "biological analysis device" would combine to send...
Samsung biological analysis patent app has your best heart at interest

Apple wants patent for sensors to track everything, including you

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The iPhone maker envisions a connected network of sensors that would track your vitals and the movement of your personal belongings. [Read more]...
Apple wants patent for sensors to track everything, including you
Data analytics startup Newvem now also offers 'cloud visibility' for Windows Azure users

Get instant pulse readings with iSpO2 for iPhone, iPad

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Need a pulse check? iSpO2 -- an iPhone and iPad accessory -- gives you an immediate reading on your vitals. [Read more]...
Get instant pulse readings with iSpO2 for iPhone, iPad
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