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  • With Its New Samsung App, Health Startup Lark Moves Away From Hardware

    With Its New Samsung App, Health Startup Lark Moves Away From Hardware

    Among the freebies included in Samsung’s just-released Galaxy S5 was a new app from Lark, a health startup that’s been pretty quiet for the past year or so. In fact, co-founder and CEO Julia Hu told me that Lark has been “pretty much in stealth mode” as it worked on the new app. The vision, she said, is still the same — the company is still trying to provide… Read More

  • Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

    Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

    Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. I’ve emailed the company and its CEO Julia Hu for confirmation, and I’ll update this post if I hear back. The filing doesn’t specify… Read More

  • Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight

    Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight

    One of the early pioneers in the Quantified Self movement has quietly gone out of business. Zeo, a leading maker of hardware and software used by consumers to track sleep and improve their health, has not been operating since the end of last year. A trustee has nearly completed the sale of all company assets. Zeo has been very quiet about the news up until now. In fact, Zeo’s website… Read More

  • Lark Goes Beyond Sleep Monitoring With Larklife, A $149.99 Device And App For Exercise, Diet, And More

    Lark Goes Beyond Sleep Monitoring With Larklife, A $149.99 Device And App For Exercise, Diet, And More

    After years of talk about wearable fitness devices, I’ve been seeing more and more of them in the past few months, especially Nike’s FuelBand. However, Julia Hu, CEO of startup Lark, says devices like the FuelBand aren’t really designed to meet the needs of everyday consumers — something she’s hoping to do with an upcoming product called Larklife. Lark… Read More

  • Watch Conan O'Brien Do The Lark Dance

    Lark, the vibrating wristband alarm clock that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last September, has had quite a year: From being given the run around by Homeland Security because it was an “unidentifiable product,” to being featured in the Apple Retail store in May and even recently making the Regis and Kelly show. And now, aside from a coveted Father’s Day… Read More

  • Lark's Silent Alarm And Sleep Monitoring System Lands At Apple Retail Stores

    Lark, a silent waking system that wakes you silently and naturally, is announcing big news today. After launching at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last Fall, the company is announcing the public availability of its product and a retail deal with Apple stores in North America. Lark’s system involves an iPhone app and a small band that you wear across your wrist while sleeping. You… Read More

  • Lark Startup Battlefield Demo at Disrupt SF 2010

    Lark Will Wake You Silently Without A Jarring Alarm

    If your partner has an erratic sleeping schedule, an annoying alarm, or is a perpetual snoozer, you can understand how hard it can be to woken up several times during the night or the morning. Often time after being woken up early or in the middle of a deep sleep, it can be difficult to get back to sleep. Lark, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt today, promises to help couples sleep… Read More