August 29, 2016
Designer brand Kate Spade announced its first line of connected activity-tracking wearables last week. The three-item collection –a jewelry-inspired bangle, smartwatch and silicone tracker – are the product of Kate Spade’s partnership with Fossil Group, which recently announced its primary focus on connected wearables as a way to get back into fighting shape against competitors like Fitbit and...
March 16, 2015
Boston-based weight loss app company Lose It! says it plans to take its service international some time in 2015, according to a report in Boston Business Journal. The company's app currently counts 24 million users in the US and Canada, but new markets, including Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand are among those that could go live this year.
Notably, earlier this year Under Armour acquired...
February 10, 2015
Source: Citrix Mobile Analytics Report, February 2015
While iOS devices still dominate, these days healthcare professionals may be more likely than other professionals to be Android, according to a recent report from Citrix. The report is based on a large swath of anonymous data gathered from the company's sizable global customer base, but Citrix says it should not be considered "a...
September 3, 2014
At a recent event, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that activity tracker company Basis Science will release a new version of its device sometime this year, according to a report from TechCrunch.
Intel acquired Basis Science in March for an undisclosed sum, but inconfirmed reports claimed that the deal was somewhere between $100 million and $150 million.
The Basis Band includes an optical blood...
September 3, 2014
Apple recently updated its terms and conditions for developers working with its HealthKit API to integrate health and fitness data aggregated by the platform from various third party apps and their companion devices. Earlier this week the company's rule against selling health data collected via HealthKit to ad platforms and other data collection entities, but Apple's rules for HealthKit...