meditation

eQuoo app launches crowdfunder to improve emotional intelligence

Mental health is one of the biggest issues of recent times, with Kendall Jenner, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga and even The Rock opening up about their mental health issues. Even the Royal family has got in o

‘Alto’s Adventure’ sequel ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ launches on iOS on February 22

The “endless runner” genre of games seems inherently stress-generating to me, since it implies running, without end. But Alto’s Adventure, the 2015 game from Toronto developer Snowma

Former state Senator Jeremy Ring talks about the first days of Yahoo

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Jeremy Ring, a former Florida state senator and author of We Were Yahoo!, a meditation on his career as one of the first employees at Yahoo . Ring has a lot to

Kevin Rose launches free rapid meditation app Oak

If it's tough to find even five minutes of quiet in your busy day, Oak could be the meditation app for you. Launched today by Digg founder and True Ventures partner Kevin Rose, the free Oak app offers

Meditation app Headspace brings on former Netflixer Dolores Tersigni as chief people officer

Dolores Tersigni was hoping she would be taking a long-overdue vacation after leaving Netflix earlier this year — instead, she was spending a lot of time talking to the team over at meditation app H

Headspace’s revamped app helps busy people turn meditation into a habit

After years of struggling to make it part of my daily routine, I’ve started to suspect that if I were mindful enough to remember to meditate, then I probably wouldn’t need to meditate in the first

Y Combinator-backed mindfulness app Simple Habit raises $2.5 million

Mindfulness app Simple Habit was built to help users relieve stress and build healthier lives with more than 1,000 guided meditation sessions available to users. To continue growing, the company has r

Spotify Premium Director Robert Lamvik leaves company for meditation app Headspace

Meditation app Headspace recently brought on Robert Lamvik, Spotify's now-former director of its premium service, and Dr. Megan Jones Bell, former chief science officer at mental health startup Lanter

Sway is another interactive relaxation app from ustwo

Digital design studio ustwo -- best known for its mobile gaming chops -- is doubling down on a move into mindfulness and well-being apps in recent years, with the launch of a second "interactive medit

Aura Health launches meditation app for people who can’t sit still for long

As someone who considers themselves to be into meditation, I don’t meditate very often. I’ve had Headspace on my phone for over a year at this point, but I’ve probably used it fewer

Anyone for quantifiable VR mindfulness?

U.S. digital health company Provata is one of several hoping to harness virtual reality's power as an escapist medium by using it as a backdrop for guided meditations.

Meditation startup Simple Habit adds Android, web app

Mindfulness app Simple Habit has expanded its reach, launching an Android version and also adding a web app to widen the touchpoints for what the team is hoping to build into a platform for guided med

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental pain, or depression? Or conversely, what would you pay to be happy, feel connec

Simple Habit is an app to squeeze mindfulness into your busy day

The stress of running a startup guided founder Yunha Kim to her next idea: a mindfulness app called Simple Habit, offering audio meditations as short as five-minutes so that busy people can squeeze a

Ex-Twitter and Medium exec Jason Stirman launches Lucid, a mental training app for athletes

Jason Stirman is part of a select group of early Web 2.0 builders in Silicon Valley. He was there at the beginning of Twitter, jumped with Ev Williams to Obvious Corp and then Medium and is now w

Mission 360 is a VOD platform for yoga, meditation, fitness classes

We all want to be in better shape, but the commitment of going to a gym or a yoga class can be costly and time-consuming. Mission 360 is looking to eliminate all of the friction involved with working

Blooming measures your heart and brain to reduce stress at work

Finnish startup Blooming is aiming to help bouncing-off-the-walls-stressed office workers regain control of their lives by using wearable tech. The service includes monitoring and tracking stress leve

Chase down those ZZZ’s with new Sleepfulness app

If you've ever looked at meditation and thought "that stuff just sends me to sleep," you may just be onto something. Mindfulness Everywhere recently released Sleepfulness, an app to help you pull the

The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten and to

Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500K+ For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep

Calm.com, a company that began as an online relaxation resource that gives information-overloaded computer users a healthy mental break in their days before making the move to mobile early last year,
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