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Glooko Gets Props for Latest Integration

Glooko Gets Props for Latest IntegrationGlooko Inc. has just announced the integration of activity, weight, and blood pressure data from leading wearable activity and biometric monitors such as Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava, and Withings,  into its mobile, software service diabetes remote monitoring and population management platform.

Data can be “correlated and visualized against the verified blood glucose readings that Glooko currently liberates from more than 30 popular blood glucose meters using its MeterSync Blue technology.”

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Jawbone App Gets a Delicious Redesign

Jawbone App Gets a Delicious RedesignJawbone, the “smarter fitness tracker,” just rolled out a new redesign for its popular app.

And it’s delicious.

As Jawbone continues to cement its role as a leading fixture among top health apps, the Jawbone app is receiving ample praise for its latest improvements, which include:

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Jawbone Confirms Acquisition of Playground.fm

Jawbone Confirms Acquisition of Playground.fmDespite all the talk of late that Jawbone itself is ripe for acquisition, Jawbone is on the other side of an acquisition headline this morning.

The fast-growing wearable tech company has confirmed that it has acquired social and personalized music playlist app Playground.fm.

Although news of the acquisition emerged just 24 hours ago, we’re told the acquisition was actually completed last year.
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Jawbone Brings Mobile Innovation to The Davos Health Challenge

Jawbone Brings Mobile Innovation to The Davos Health ChallengeOn Tuesday, Jawbone announced a collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The global innovator in smart audio devices and wearable technology says it will support delegates of the 44th Annual Meeting taking taking place this week, through Saturday in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Pushing its wristband and app system known as Jawbone UP, Delegates are encouraged to join the Davos Health Challenge and move towards better health by using the solution to track their activity and sleep.
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Jawbone Closes $100M in New Funding to Push Mobile, Wearable Tech

Jawbone Closes 100M in New Funding to Push Mobile, Wearable TechJawbone has secured another $100 million in funding in an expanded effort to “keep up with demand” for a market that can’t get enough wearable and mobile technologies.

“Over the past several months, the company behind the Up fitness-tracking wristband and Jambox wireless speaker has acquired nearly a handful of companies, including Massive Health and BodyMedia,” Gigaom reported Thursday, confirming that it’s just raised more than $100 million in a combination of debt and equity financing.

The raise comes amid booming interest in wearable technology. Jawbone’s Up band faces competition from Nike’s Fuelband, Fitbit’s trackers and similar products from other health and fitness technology companies. Mobile apps like Noom Walk and Moves are increasingly making the smartphone a contender in the wearable computing space.

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Jawbone Taps Talent from LinkedIn

Jawbone Taps Talent from LinkedInJawbone – the fitness tracking tech company – has hired a data scientist who was formerly a key team member at LinkedIn.

According to published reports this week, Rogati was appointed to the newly-created position of VP of data.

“I’m going to lead the data team @Jawbone; excited to be at the intersection of wearable computing, quantified self & personalized healthcare,” Rogati tweeted upon landing her new position.

Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman plans to direct Rogati’s talent to the Jawbone UP bracelet.

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Aetna Says CarePass Can Help Consumers Gain Control of Their Health

carepassAetna’s CarePass platform, opened to developers early last year, has now launched for consumers.

“We’re excited,” says Martha Wofford, head of CarePass at Aetna. “I think it will help people get control of their health and wellness data and make living a healthy life a little more convenient. That’s our hope.”

Wofford and her team provided a demonstration of the impressive new CarePass platform for mHealthWatch last week.

“We have a strong belief at Aetna that people are fundamentally different and we need a broad array of tools to help people live a healthier life and that we can bring to them some of the best apps that are out there in one place and make it as convenient as possible,” Wofford says.

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