March 5, 2013
In the month since BlackBerry's global rollout of the Z10, the first smartphone running on its new operating system, began, BlackBerry has built a steady stream of hype about its daunting would-be comeback, with reports coming in that half of Canadian buyers and one third of purchasers in the UK are switching over from Apple or Android.
At HIMSS in New Orleans, Vice President for Global Sales...
January 18, 2012
This week Sharecare announced that it had raised $14 million from Galen Partners and TomorrowVentures. The company has also acquired The Little Blue Book (TLBB) from Galen Partners and other investors in exchange for shares in Sharecare.
TLBB has been a popular reference tool for physicians for more than 20 years. Sharecare will make some of TLBB's content available on its platform so that users...
April 27, 2011
According to a survey conducted by Aptilon, a pharmaceutical sales and marketing channel company, by the end of this year about 61 percent of US physicians will be using iPhones. About 9 percent will use an Android smartphone and 9 percent will be using a BlackBerry smartphone, according to the survey. Overall 84 percent of US physicians will have a smartphone of some kind, the poll of 341 "HCPs...
March 15, 2011
Endomondo, the startup that developed the Endomondo Sports Tracker app, raised $800,000 in its first round of funding from SEED Capital, the largest venture fund in Denmark. The app provides GPS tracking of and distance-based sport, according to the company, and already has more than 2.3 million downloads. The app receives about 10,000 new downloads per day and counts users in more than 200...
November 4, 2010
Adoption of smartphones in the US only hovers around 20 percent. Most people today do not have smartphones. In turn, most people do not have access to health related apps created for smartphones.
Few, however, would disagree that smartphones will likely prove to be a key platform for mobile health innovation. We are tracking these platforms closely.
MobiHealthNews has written extensively about...
November 23, 2009
It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. -- a holiday that typically includes over-indulging on turkey, root vegetables and pie followed by a short food induced coma. 'Tis the season, but for those who would like to keep track of their calories this week, there are plenty of smartphone applications to help you do so. Here's a quick run-down of apps available for various smartphones -- some...