Jawbone

  • If Jawbone Were For Sale, Who Would Buy It?

    If Jawbone Were For Sale, Who Would Buy It?

    Is Jawbone in play? That’s a question that has been bounced around the rumor mill lately, likely driven by a few other huge recent acquisitions in the hardware space. Over the last few days, the TechCrunch tips line has lit up with anonymous notes about Jawbone being acquired by Google in a multi-billion dollar deal. Read More

  • Jawbone’s Newest Investor Is Rizvi Traverse

    Jawbone’s Newest Investor Is Rizvi Traverse

    Back in February, Re/code reported that Jawbone was nearly finished raising a $250 million round of funding led by Rizvi Traverse Management, the investment firm that has backed Twitter, Square, Flipboard and a number of others of late. Read More

  • The Future Of Jawbone Could Be In Wearable Identity Tech

    The Future Of Jawbone Could Be In Wearable Identity Tech

    Wearables so far have a pretty limited audience overall in terms of the global consumer market, but they could become a lot more integral to the lives of average people in the future. On stage at Disrupt NY today, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman talked about what we might see in UP bands down the road, and there was a lot more than just activity tracking involved: worn tech knows you, he explained… Read More

  • Jawbone Sends The Up24 Abroad

    Jawbone Sends The Up24 Abroad

    The Jawbone Up24 is no longer exclusive to the U.S. market. The wireless Jawbone fitness tracker is now available in 29 markets around our blue marble including in the UK, China and Japan. Previously, only the company’s original Up was officially available outside the U.S. Read More

  • The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support

    The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support

    Finally. The Jawbone UP24 now works with Android phones. The wireless UP fitness tracker launched in late 2013 and has so far only worked with iOS devices. But not anymore. The company just released the UP 3.0 Android app, which features all but the most recently added bells and whistles found in the iOS app. Most notably, the Jawbone app now allows data collected by the UP24 to sync wirelessly… Read More

  • Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

    Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

    Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function. Or at least we think we do and Jawbone’s latest smartphone app will help monitor and better understand a person’s caffeine intake. You know, science. Called UP Coffee, the free iOS app allows lets a… Read More

  • Is Jawbone Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat?

    Is Jawbone Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat?

    Long before there were wearable devices, there was Jawbone. The brainchild of founder and CEO Hosain Rahman, the hardware and gadgets manufacturer is now a multi-billion-dollar company that is becoming a personal electronics powerhouse and brand. Read More

  • The Wearables Market Is Wear It’s At

    The Wearables Market Is Wear It’s At

    Basis Science may not have two turnables and a microphone, but the company may have a deep-pocketed new owner in Intel (should the deal go through). On the heels of its market merry-go-round and possible sale we thought it might be nice to take a quick look at some of the big winners, losers and in-betweeners in wearables. So far this year GoPro, which has a fancy portable (some would say… Read More

  • Jawbone Looks To Pick Up $250M From Rizvi Traverse At $3.3B Valuation

    Jawbone Looks To Pick Up $250M From Rizvi Traverse At $3.3B Valuation

    As the wearable tech space hits a boiling point, Jawbone is pressing onward and upward with a new $250 million investment led by Rizvi Traverse Management on the horizon, according to a report. The maker of the Up wristband, a fitness tracker that pairs to a user’s smartphone, is looking to secure the nine-digit round at a $3.3 billion valuation. According to Re/Code, general partner… Read More

  • Atlas Wearables, A Hardware Battlefield Finalist, Sails Past Its Crowdfunding Goal

    Atlas Wearables, A Hardware Battlefield Finalist, Sails Past Its Crowdfunding Goal

    You get funding, you get funding, everyone gets funding! Just two short weeks after launching, Atlas Wearables joins The Pocket Drone as the latest Hardware Battlefield company to hit its fundraising goal. Read More

  • Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era

    Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era

    Bluetooth headsets, as anyone without a popped collar will tell you, are often items of last resort for the average cellphone user. But Jawbone makes pretty good ones, and their new Era headset aims to be their best yet. More importantly, the company that helped define the headset market alongside its competitor Plantronics has cut its product line and is releasing the Era as its only headset… Read More

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