February 19, 2014
San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal has acquired fitness coaching startup Sessions for an undisclosed sum. MyFitnessPal, a health and fitness data platform that now boasts 50 million registered users, is bringing the entire Sessions team onboard and, as a result of the acquisition, plans to begin offerings its users coaching programs.
While it has been in development for a few years, it's worth...
January 21, 2014
Google got the digital health community talking in the past few weeks as its meeting with the FDA first emerged in reports sparse on details. Soon after the company announced its Google[x] team's project for glucose sensing contact lenses, which more than one MobiHealthNews reader has panned as a non-starter.
Perhaps even more interestingly, the company's high-profile acquisition of smart...
December 17, 2013
A potentially watershed moment in the evolution of digital health occurred last week.
Atlanta-based health and wellness social network Sharecare launched AskMD, a mobile, consumer-facing app that includes a symptom checker unlike any other symptom checker out there. As MobiHealthNews reported:
Sharecare's app, AskMD, offers users a symptom checker that allows them to choose which symptoms they...
April 30, 2013
The BodyMedia Core 2 Armband, with "jewelry-like" customization.
In the biggest digital health acquisition of the year so far, San Francisco-based Jawbone is acquiring Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia, the company announced this morning. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. This is the first major consolidation in the contentious wearable activity tracker space, and the second mobile...
April 16, 2013
It's been a busy few weeks in mobile health and our loyal readers have done a great job of analyzing, interacting with and contributing to our reporting. We wanted to give a shout out to some especially thoughtful comments that we've seen in the past couple weeks. Be sure to keep the comments coming and find us on Twitter @MobiHealthNews or on our Facebook page and LinkedIn group because we...