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By Aditi Pai 07:15 am February 27, 2015
Fitbit is in discussions to acquire fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for $25 to $40 million in a mix of cash and stock as early as next week, according to a report from TechCrunch. The report adds that it's possible the deal may not go through. FitStar has created two apps, FitStar Personal Trainer and FitStar Yoga. The latter launched a few months ago. Both applications are free to...
By Aditi Pai 07:45 am February 26, 2015
Atlanta-based Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired Germany-based Feingold Technologies, a company that offers software that analyzes human behaviors. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Feingold Technologies closed an undisclosed Series A round in October 2014 led by ...
By Jonah Comstock 09:07 am January 22, 2015
Despite denials from both companies involved, rumors continue to circulate, based on reports from Reuters and the Financial Post, that Samsung wants to buy -- or at least acquire a majority stake in -- BlackBerry. Analysts have speculated on a number of reasons the bid might be in Samsung's interests, from an increasingly competitive smartphone market to BlackBerry's extensive patent database,...
By Aditi Pai 05:59 am December 9, 2014
HealthInterlink's Beacon 2.0 Skaneateles Falls, New York-based medical device company Welch Allyn acquired the assets of Omaha, Nebraska-based remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink. “The acquisition of HealthInterlink’s assets is exciting news for Welch Allyn and is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” Welch...
By Aditi Pai 06:28 am October 28, 2014
Physician rating platform Vitals has acquired price transparency service Compass Healthcare Advisers. This acquisition will combine Vitals' rating system with Compass Healthcare Advisers' price transparency system so that consumers can consider both options when choosing a provider. Compass Healthcare Advisers offers their price transparency tool through health plans and employers. When members...
By Aditi Pai 12:15 pm October 20, 2014
App developed by Club Apps San Francisco-based Netpulse, which offers fitness clubs software that connects fitness devices and apps to gym equipment, has acquired Atlanta, Georgia-based health club app maker, Club Apps for an undisclosed sum. As a part of the acquisition, Netpulse hired Club Apps President and Cofounder Kelly Sweeney as the company's VP of Sales. Netpulse also hired the rest...
By Aditi Pai 10:52 am August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, which offers electronic health records and patient management software company, has acquired after-hours virtual visits company Ringadoc for an undisclosed sum. Los Angeles-based Ringadoc was originally incubated in Practice Fusion's San Francisco offices around the same time as another startup, 100Plus. Both startups received an angel investment from Practice...
By Jonah Comstock 08:27 am May 6, 2014
Despite making an unprompted promise not to "commingle" data with Facebook at the time of the acquisition announcement, ProtoGeo, maker of the Moves app, has updated its privacy policy, possibly to do just that. The overhaul to the app's privacy terms is significant, with the previously 700-word document nearly doubling in length (it now comes in at 1,275 words). Some of that is just the reality...
By Aditi Pai 11:01 pm March 19, 2014
Health management platform provider Welltok announced the acquisition of wellness app maker Mindbloom today. Welltok will incorporate Mindbloom into its CafeWell Health Optimization Platform. Financial details of the transaction were not released. Since its founding in 2008, Mindbloom has disclosed about $1.8 million in funding from Seattle-area angel investors. "Welltok, for some time, has been...
By Jonah Comstock 05:41 am October 30, 2013
WebMD has acquired EHR-neutral patient portal Avado for an undisclosed amount, a purchase which will accelerate the company's plans to enhance the connectivity between its recently relaunched WebMD patient app and its physician-facing MedScape app. UPDATE: TechCrunch is reporting a $20 to $30 million price range for the acquisition, citing sources close to the deal. "Avado has developed a cloud-...