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Y Combinator is going after Chinese startups with its first official event in China

High-profile U.S. startup accelerator Y Combinator is making a push to bring more China-based startups into its program after it announced its first official event in the country. YC has made a push t

Fitbit throws Pebble owners a bone with six more months of support

It’s probably little consolation for Pebble devotees who’ve slowly watched the hardware startup sink into oblivion, but Fitbit’s offering up a good will gesture by extending support for the smar

Kickstarter’s most successful fundraiser shares lessons from a failed campaign

PodCase’s search for $300,000 on Kickstarter has ended -- not with a bang but a whimper. Earlier this week, the company posted an update to its page, explaining that it would not be continuing the c

Pebble’s founder is back on Kickstarter with an iPhone battery case that also charges AirPods

Pebble’s founder and former CEO Eric Migicovsky is back with his first new product since the smartwatch maker got rolled up into Fitbit last year. The PodCase doesn’t have the same sort of grand a

Fitbit CEO James Park on the way forward for wearables

But while some close competition like Jawbone have gone the way of the dodo, Fitbit is still kicking — and is indeed still synonymous with the wearable category for many consumers.The company has wo

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky and Airbnb growth lead Gustaf Alstromer join Y Combinator

Y Combinator is officially adding three new team members to its roster this morning. Gustaf Alstromer, formerly product leader of Airbnb’s growth team, is joining YC as a partner. Meanwhile Peb

Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch has reportedly been a giant mess

Yahoo Finance has nabbed a couple of photos reported to show Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch, along with a handful of reports that make the whole undertaking sound like one big fiasco. Sources are talk

Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices to work without the Pebble se

Fitbit reveals it paid $23 million to acquire Pebble’s assets

Among the tidbits found in Fitbit's disappointing new financial filing is the fact that it apparently picked up Pebble’s assets for a relative song. Although the company didn’t reveal the actual n

Wearables have got some work to do this year

It’s a wait and see moment for wrist-worn devices. After a few years of betting heavily on the space, this most recent CES didn’t offer much; save for two or three smartwatch announcements, some

Pebble says its smartwatches should continue to work in 2017

Following its acquisition by Fitbit last week, Pebble has reassured owners of its smartwatches that they aren't about to suddenly stop working.

Pebble confirms it’s shutting down, devs and software going to Fitbit

RIP Pebble... The wearable maker that pioneered wrist-based notifications before Apple and many others waded into the smartwatch space has confirmed it's closing its doors as an independent entity.

Are smartwatches winding down?

With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excuse

As acquisition talk surfaces, Pebble stays quiet about Time 2 shipping

When rumors first surfaced about a Fitbit acquisition of Kickstarter king Pebble, concerned backers were understandable concerned about what the news would mean for the status of their unreleased dev

Fitbit is buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble for around $40 million

It looks consolidation is acoming to the wearables space with Fitbit set to acquire smartwatch maker and $20 million Kickstarter-darling Pebble, according to a report from The Information.

Pebble bets on simplicity

Things have changed a lot in the four and a half years since Pebble first took to Kickstarter to help fund its first device. Apple’s entered the space, Samsung has released about 200 different devic

Kickstarter is breaking down assumptions about where innovation can occur

While it’s easy to point to products like the Pebble Smart Watch as a sign that crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are gaining ground against traditional institutional financiers and angels, th

Pebble update gives users more info at-a-glance and quicker actions

Pebble is getting ready to start shipping new hardware, including the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, but first it has something for both iPhone and Android based device owners. The new Pebble software

Latest Pebble campaign snags third-most-funded slot on Kickstarter

Time for a 12-million gun salute, as the newest Pebble Kickstarter campaign closed its doors with $12.8m raised from almost 67k backers, becoming the third-most-backed crowdfunding campaign on the pop

Pebble’s new Core pocket computer will ship with Alexa voice integration

Sure Pebble put its best forward when it launched not one but three new products the other week, but a startup’s got to stagger a little bit of news to keep us interested ahead of launch (though jud
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