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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

Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs and the end of Jawbone

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is out on vacatio

Jawbone is being liquidated as its CEO launches a related health startup

The slow and painful demise of Jawbone is finally coming to an end, as yet another effort to rejuvenate the business is beginning under a familiar name. After a multi-year struggle to maintain relevan

Elvie pulls in $6M Series A to build a global female health tech brand

The UK startup behind a connected kegel exerciser called Elvie is today announcing a $6 million Series A round led by European VC firm Octopus Ventures. Female focused VC AllBright is also joining the

Kelvin Kwong leaves Jawbone for product VP role at Big Health

As Jawbone continues to work towards a pivot, the Up device maker also continues to talent that may not be core to its future. In the latest departure, Kelvin Kwong, who had been the Jawbone&#8217

Jawbone claims Fitbit is under criminal investigation as the rivals continue to spar

The Jawbone/Fitbit ugliness appears to be continuing on unabated, even the rival fitness companies work to deal with their own financial struggles and concerns around the health of the wearable market

Jawbone looks to drop consumer wearables for clinical services

Make way for one more pivot from Jawbone. The fitness band maker that originally started out in headsets and later made speakers, has abandoned selling and supporting consumer hardware following a d

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

Fitbit reportedly tried to buy Jawbone late last year

It’s been a busy few months for Fitbit . The company has been snatching up startups left and right and announced partnerships galore at CES last week. It’s also engaged in public sniping with Jawb

Jawbone fires back after Fitbit ends patent case

Fitbit celebrated the holiday this year by ending one of a number of suits filed against fellow fitness wearable manufacturer Jawbone . Even so, the legal war being waged between the two sides appears

Fitbit ends one Jawbone patent case seeking to block device import

It’s a minor holiday miracle. Wearable device leaders Fitbit and Jawbone have been locked in a prolonged legal battle for well over a year, and yesterday Fitbit dropped one of the key pursuits again

Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans' consumer and privacy rights.

What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

Fitbit is facing a class-action lawsuit regarding the accuracy of their heart-rate data, which have been shown to be inaccurate by a margin of up to 20 beats per minute. This news risks sending back t

The next wave of transformative digital health

Digital healthcare investing has gone through several waves: 2013 was the year of consumer wearables, 2014 of healthcare big data, 2015 of virtual care delivery and 2016, so far, has been about payer

Lumo Run’s new jogging sensor launches today – here’s how it stacks up

TechCrunch first caught wind of Lumo’s smart pants with the running sensor last October. It was a breakout product from its posture trainer Lumo Lift and a first step into both connected garmen

Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

Chalk one up in Fitbit’s column. An International Trade Commission judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor on a series of patent disputes brought forth by Jawbone. This ruling seems to make it less

Jawbone doubles down on its allegations against Fitbit

For nearly a year Jawbone and Fitbit have been in the courts and Jawbone just threw down new allegations. In a motion to amend the original filing, Jawbone wants to add a new defendant to the case th

How to train your human, part II: Products that make habits last

In the first part of this series, we learned about designing products that use good triggers and motivators to get users like Joe to engage in healthy behaviors. Now, how can we ensure that these n

Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable

The interplay of health and design isn’t new. In 1857, Nurse (and Data Scientist) Florence Nightingale used design principles to illustrate the casualties of soldiers in the Crimean War and changed

The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicor
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