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  • Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Just as fitness apps and wearables are gaining real traction, the introduction of Android Wear is giving consumers their first maybe-viable smartwatches. In the coming months and years, this new category will force consumers to make a similar decision as that between Microsoft’s unified approach to operating systems and Apple’s intentional divergence of iOS and Mac OS X. Read More

  • How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast

    How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast

    Hampton Creek, the plant-based egg startup known for its product “Just Mayo,” launched in Dollar Tree this week and is expanding its operations to a 90k square-footfacility in the heart of San Francisco in the next few months. On top of that, it just lured away Google’s main data guy, Dan Zigmond. The reason? To turn the food industrial complex on its head. Read More

  • Fitmob Launches MobTribes, Gets Into The Personal Training Market

    Fitmob Launches MobTribes, Gets Into The Personal Training Market

    Some people are paying up to $120 per session to get yelled at twice a week. Those people have personal trainers. Fitmob, the company known for funny group fitness workouts like “Weapons of Ass Reduction” and “Drop it Like a Squat,” is now getting into the game with the launch of a new personal training program called MobTribes. Its goal is to get you out of the gym… Read More

  • Unscaling The Healthcare Economy

    Unscaling The Healthcare Economy

    Health care delivery has always been among the top targets for founders seeking to dramatically improve our lives while building great businesses. Yet, with very few exceptions, most founders find it difficult to build scalable software-defined businesses for providing high quality care. Read More

  • Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch | Hands On

    Samsung’s Gear Live Android Wear Smartwatch First Impressions

    The Gear Live is Samsung’s first kick at the Android Wear can, and like the other hardware in this category, it offers Android Wear basically as Google intended it. Software wise, there’s almost nothing to distinguish these devices – which means it’s all down to hardware design for Wear makers to make their mark. Samsung’s Gear Live is the only one in the launch… Read More

  • Domobio’s QT33 Can Dramatically Improve Sleep Apnea Patients’ Quality Of Life

    Domobio’s QT33 Can Dramatically Improve Sleep Apnea Patients’ Quality Of Life

    More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a condition that affects their breathing while they are asleep. Not only does sleep apnea impact their sleep quality, but it can also increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and hypertension. When Seungkyu Lee, a Seoul-based dentist, realized how much sleep apnea decimated the quality of life for his patients, he… Read More

  • Pebble Teams Up With Misfit For Standalone Activity Tracking App

    Pebble Teams Up With Misfit For Standalone Activity Tracking App

    Smartwatch maker Pebble aims to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and today it’s deepening its appeal thanks to a new partnership. The hardware startup is teaming with another young gadget company: Misfit, maker of the smart activity and sleep tracking wristband Shine. Misfit has created a Pebble app for the smartwatch that can track a user’s activity – independent of… Read More

  • SoundHawk Unveils A Wearable For Your Listening Pleasure, Partners With FoxConn

    SoundHawk Unveils A Wearable For Your Listening Pleasure, Partners With FoxConn

    Somewhere in the midst of too many rock concerts, loud dance clubs and blasting Spotify right into our eardrums, some of us have lost a bit of our hearing – and we’re never gonna get it back. But we’re not deaf, we just can’t pick out certain sounds as articulately as we once could. Read More

  • Developers Look To Create Transparency With Microsoft Kinect V2

    Developers Look To Create Transparency With Microsoft Kinect V2

    At NUI Central’s Kinect for Windows Hackathon, a projector on the ceiling creates an image of sand and shrubbery on the ground. The terrain is supposed to be Afghanistan. After walking around on the small projected space expecting nothing to happen, a boom and a white flash hit my senses. I stepped on a land mine, or at least that’s what the app, Sweeper, wants me to think. Read More

  • Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry?

    Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry?

    When it comes to collecting and organizing information, Google is well on its way to establishing its hegemony through the registration of 6 billion daily unique searches and indexing of over 50 billion web pages (2013). What remains to be seen is how this information is being made universally accessible and at what price. One of the industries that has particular advantage of access to… Read More